Documentation 911528. a coastal cruiser, 30 ft LOD George Buehler - grizzly bear design sailboat with boomkin bowsprit = 38 ft LOA. Double ender full keel cutter.
Nice home + coastal cruiser;
We presently are painting + sanding to protect from weather. If buy you can continue to cherry out to your liking. It will be sold `As Is.
Needs a depth sounder, this one partially works + needs an antenna for an older model gps, that you may want to replace if want to add more bells + whistles. Their is also a small hand help gps. As far as other electronics like radar, chart plotters, you may want to choose for your self, for we do not use them. Sails are in good shape, main a little stretched but good + 2nd stay sail fairly new, used a few times.
Windows are dull on one side of boat w/bronze + opens + could be replaced, other side just glass does not open. If want to cherry out boat for your liking, it will be a great boat. The boat is well worth your effort to make it yours.
House over entrance could be redone with board similar to hull if wanted to retain tradition. We did with plywood, epoxy + paint. Nice for wind + sun. Presently making few repairs w/epoxy + painting.
Simple design but choice of wood is nice with traditional shape. Wood is from locally grown woods found in central to southern coast of Oregon. Built in Coos Bay, Or. Launched in 1988. Wood includes Port orford cedar mostly, Douglas fir, Pacific yew, Yellow cedar, White oak. Topsides decking are cotton caulked.
Decking laid Douglas fir old growth with galvanized steel wood screw fastenings. Ceiling 1/2" thick yellow cedar fastened down with steel nails. Concrete keel encased in case hardened steel with 1" diameter galvanized steel bolts.
Tractor tread steel pins inside extended seats, to have more weight for volume. Equal 1 1/2 ton of pig iron lead ingots. More weight was added to provide more stability for the aluminum mast which is 7 taller then the original wooden mast. Herringbone chime wood construction. Keel w/cement + wood shoe.
Original owner Elmer Atkins was a forest worker in Oregon selected each board. Built it for 10 years died right after finished 1988.
56" head room in cabin, v birth has nice raised hatch, with wood vents or clear plastic. As well back entry hatch. Does not have a head.
Aluminum, mfg Le Fiell mast is 7 taller then original wood that broke. Boom is solid douglas fir. rigged as a Bermuda Cutter. A. Lam, Hong King dacron 590 working sail plus new stay sail. Standing rigging 1 x 19 stainless steel, NaviTec 316 turnbuckles, ss 1/4 x 1 1/2" chain plates. Ss back stays, Schaefer deck hardware. 3 Harken 8 halyard winches, 4 bronze Southcoast sheet winches.
Engine is a westerbeke diesel, model M-40, 4 cylinder, 2 racor filters. aprox 1900 hours. We do 4-5 knts conservatively, but easily can do 7. The last owner pulled 8 logs + replaced original smaller motor. Runs great.
Only major negative of this boat is the location of the 30 gallon diesel stainless tank, which would be a major job to get it out, if needed. When our fuel lines got clogged we think due to bio-cide breaking up pieces or perhaps Mexican fuel big seas churning the fuel. We resolved by putting a line to cockpit to switch if be in similar condition + unable to easily empty out tank. We do have 2 filters + now can also have option to go directly into a 5 gallon jug of clean fuel in cockpit. Which is great back up. We carry external jugs of fuel also.
12 + 19 gallon water tank, simple piping for faucet with foot switch manual pump.
Sleep; 40 inch bed to side in v birth, clothes cabinet + large shelf. A nice very large metal vent mushroom can be put on from top deck for v birth. In second only other room as galley, beside chain locker is another single seat for bunk + a small seat, which both have been extended from a normal size bench, to add the tractor tread steel pins as weight for ballast. Making seats comfortable, + extra wide. Also for passage can lay bunk across both benches for a bunk that would block off v birth.
Bunk has opening to chain locker with hydraulics for capstan 175 - 5/16 chain gal, 160 -3/4 polyester line for 33 lb bruce anchor 100 nylon line 50 - 5/16 chain gal for 15 lb danforth. Both anchors stay on deck.
Wood burning small sardine cast iron stove. 2 ss sink, 2 burner force 10 propane stove.
Weather panels, cockpit top which slides to work main, made waterproof material, white.
Soft solar panels on cabin roof of house over entry hatch with a morning star sunsaver-10 solar controller. 12 volt D.C. system 110 Volt AC.
2 Bilge pumps on auto, which we are not taking any water on. As well we have a huge manual pump Edson diaphragm installed in salon, if needed. Danforth constellation compass. si-tex 850 vhf, gps 120 garmin. Boat is wired thru out for connecting to dock electricity. We`ve used a little 12 volt cooler. As well the lights on boat, are all run on shore power when in dock or solar when at sea. House + starter battery with a manual switch depending on usage.
To live on it here in Charleston marina is very nice. You have to contact the harbor master for his permission/if yearly rates + if so be put on list + ask for updated status to keep boat at this marina. Call Charleston Marina; same w/haul out at shipyard near to live on boat + work, or in yard to work + live aboard.
Within 4 miles you can hike/fish of the cliffs, sail the ocean in one of coasts nicer bars, or river clamming, crabbing in bay or on the docks. Bastendorf beach around the corner, small beach great for walking dogs/enjoying the day, at entrance of harbor, estuary for clamming + bay, fishing of docks + close by, small boating in estuary, old growth hiking, commercial fishing fleet, sports + more.
Laundromat/campground with cleaning stations for marine life.
Photos on sling was at haul out in Port Townsend yrs ago + we maintian cleaning botton. Other photos in water are within last year.
It is a strong little ship, does great in big seas with chine, herring bone + cement keel/wood shoe. Low + wet boat in heavy weather but even open cockit good, good for coastal cruising.
This dinghy was built from a take of another, customized for our boat;
Aprox; 10`4"`by 4`4", floatation built in. 1/4' plywood w/dynell + epoxy, kevlar on bottom, aluminum floating oars. 4 oz dacron sail made by us, douglas fir pole mast, lugger rig. This nesting dingy was built to fit over our front raised hatch. It stacks within itself. Needs repair depending on usage. Storage cover is needed to be replaced. Sail is in great shape, used a few times. Depending on usage + your weight, you may need to support it + if for off shore use??