Aquarius 23, 1972, Sallislaw, Oklahoma, $3,400, decided to keep it

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1972 Aquarius 23

  • Hull: #579
  • LOA: 22'-8"
  • LWL: 21'-2"
  • Beam: 7'-11"
  • Draft up: 13"
  • Draft Down: 4'-7"
  • Displacement: 2,280#
  • Ballast: 815#
  • Sail Area: 248 sq. ft.

    Exterior Features

  • In 1999 the whole boat was striped of hardware and windows then painted
  • with Awl Grip. Window glass was replaced and all hardware re-beded. Bottom paint redone in 2008.
  • Cockpit built in fuel locker
  • Ullman Main sail w/ 2 reef points (01)
  • Older main sail
  • Working jib, Genoa, Storm jib, Sail bags
  • Main sail cover
  • Main sail gate
  • All lines led aft: boom lift, mainsail and fore sail halyards, fore sail downhaul (02)
  • Newer halyards and sheets (01 to 03)
  • Harken windward traveler system (01)
  • Two Barlow 14 winches
  • Two adjustable genoa tracks
  • Two adjustable jib tracks
  • Seven deck cleats
  • Contest compass (02)
  • Eagle depth finder (01)
  • Mast mounted Windex and anchor light (02)
  • Nicro solar vent (03)
  • Bow cowl vent (03)
  • Lifelines and bow pulpit
  • Popup canvas enclosure
  • Spare rudder
  • Antifouling undercoat (04)
  • The vinyl coating on the lifelines is starting to check but the cable and fittings look fine.
  • Interior Features
  • Sleeps five
  • Interior cushions (recovered in burgundy)
  • Custom cabinets
  • Roll out cook stove (04)
  • Interior DC lighting
  • Two fuse boxes (03)
  • One deep cell battery
  • Porta potti (03)
  • Two of the cushion zippers are broke and one cushion has a small puncher.

    Safety Features

  • Danforth anchor w/ 15' chain and 100' rode
  • Life jackets and throwable
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Fenders and dock lines
  • Five part hatch boards w/ lock down system (02)
  • Mast raising and trailer System
  • Self designed system allows one person to raise mast
  • Three point mast support for towing
  • Rudder cradle for towing

    This boat is ready to sail on land or water. She is in the water at Lake Kerr in Salliaw, OK. Her better points are the amount of storage, enclosed head and large cabin. Her sailing ability is better than her reputation for being tender. She'll sail in light air and with proper sail selection drive to windward with the best of them. Another criticism of the A23, the drop in rudder, I find a plus. Remove it and you can back right onto a beach. In heavy winds the rudders location and size gives great control and little helm.

    Evinrude (9.9 HP). [serviced July 09] three gal. tank Motor lock Adjustable motor mount

    1975 Trailright tandem trailer Four new tires (03) In 2003 the braking system was rebuilt with a new master cylinder, brake cylinders, brake pads and lines. Next all the bearing, seals and races were replaced. New trailer lighting and wiring was done the next year (04).This trailer is ready for the road and pulls like a dream. She does need a paint job.

    We decided to keep her. Thanks
    Sallislaw, Oklahoma

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