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1979 Ontario 32

  • L.O.A.: 32' 0" (9.75 m)
  • L.W.L.: 26' 6" (8.08 m)
  • Beam: 11' 0" (3.35 m)
  • Draft: 4' 6" (1.37 m)
  • Displacement: 9800 lbs. (4445 kg.)
  • Ballast: 3977 lbs. (1803 kg.)
  • Sail area: 481 sq. ft. (44.68 mē)
  • Motor: Atomic 4
  • Headroom: 6' 4" (1.93 m)
  • Berths: 4 to 5
  • Rating (PHRF-LO) : 174

    The Ontario 32 is the type of cruiser that provides more flexibility than your average sailboat. These boats combine extremely solid construction with speed and comfort, resulting in a go anywhere boat that sails throughout the Great Lakes, the Caribbean, and even across the Atlantic.

    This particular model was originally owned by a machinist on Lake Erie who made a tough boat even tougher. Take a look at the traveler - it's custom made solid stainless steel. Throttle, choke, and gear shift all have custom solid stainless steel handles. There are even a couple of custom made stainless steel fishing rod holders he left behind that easily mount on any winch. When one looks at the brightwork, items such as the beautiful stainless steel Enkes winches, and the custom fittings, it's easy to tell that a great deal of love was put into this boat. The second owner did not have the boat long but was just as meticulous with upkeep and maintenance. As a result, everything on this boat is simple, solid, and works. As a small engine mechanic, the second owner religiously tuned and meticulously maintained the engine, resulting in one of the smoothest running and problem free A4s out there.

    I can tell you the interior is extremely well built and pleasing to the eye with white maple woodwork. The previous owner's wife did an excellent job on handmade curtains and cushions throughout the interior. The engine, cabin compartments, and bilge are spotless.


  • Extra heavy duty standing rigging - all 1/4 inch stainless with 1/2 inch Navtec turnbuckles
  • Split backstay rig tensioner
  • Adjustable lazy jacks for easy mainsail handling
  • Mast and all stays and shrouds lighting grounded using all copper conductors of much excess capacity ( 1/2 inch copper tubing) Masthead lightning protected using S.S. lightning rod and double S.S. diffusers
  • Metal toerail connected into lightning grounding system


  • Solid fiberglass construction - No coring anywhere in the entire hull
  • All deck and rig hardware and rigging fittings are extra heavy duty, and all custom made ( except turnbuckles and winches)
  • Complete winch equipped-six on deck, three on rig - Enkes S.S. geared and bronze halliard.
  • Double bar bow and stern pulpits, new double strand lifelines. (2008)
  • New through hulls and hoses (2008)
  • Replaced all plumbing hoses (2008)


  • Atomic 4, 30 H.P. on rubber mounts for smooth and quiet running; well maintained and in excellent condition.
  • Engine cooling system protected with custom made anti-syphon exhaust manifold
  • Engine and fuel tank lightning grounded
  • Engine accessories include emergency hand starting crank, crankcase oil removal pump, spare water pump impeller, and detailed shop manual

    Four grease cups conveniently located in lazarette and connected with copper tubing to:

  • (1) Engine water pump bearings
  • (2) Engine propshaft
  • (3) Upper and lower rudderstock bearings
  • Propshaft stuffing box fitted with lifetime industrial Teflon sealing rings
  • New (2008) Indigo (Atomic 4 specialized) 3 blade prop


  • Two new (2009) 12V batteries totaling 150 AH (950 marine cranking for starter)-one for engine (50AH), one for accessories (100 AH) (AGM+deep cycle)
  • New (2009) Nautilus 15A onboard waterproof smart charger; can charge 3 batteries of any type at the same time.
  • 120 Volt shorepower wired throughout accommodation and totally insulated from 12V system
  • 120 Volt system dispersed through master switch and fuse protected
  • VHF Marine Radio (2007)
  • New (2009) 1000 Watt portable generator


  • Two burner propane stove-tank mounted externally
  • Coolatron 12V icebox cooling
  • 12V water pressure system enhanced with stainless surge tank
  • Water storage tanks protected with two anti-syphon checkvalves
  • Pots, bowls, plates, saucers and all cutlery and electric kettle included and securely retained in galley storage area


  • Large galvanized plough anchor with galvanized chain and 100ft. of half inch nylon rode
  • Stainless steel Danforth type anchor with 3/8 inch nylon rode
  • Three large size vinyl docking bumpers (new)
  • Docking lines and springlines (new)
  • Olin 12 guage flaregun kit
  • Large size hand bell
  • Lifering with floating line
  • Leaded weighted wood and rope swimming ladder


  • Complete all Hood sail inventory
  • Mainsail (fully battened) with two deep reefing slabs and cover
  • 160% No.1
  • Furlex Furling system (3 years old) & recut Genoa Jib with ultra violet protection


  • Removable main companionway mosquito net
  • Two custom made stainless steel fishing rod holders
  • Full size Naugahyde cockpit cushions for entire cockpit
  • 12V Autohelm
  • Misc. coils of rope
  • Full size canvas winter storage tarp for mast down winter storage
  • Custom made industrial grade Fabrene tarp for mast up winter storage Fore and aft mast support cradles for mast down winter storage or mast transportation aboard boat
  • Compass and speedometer odometer in cockpit
  • Matching set brass barometer and ships clock on interior bulkhead
  • Spare vinyl mast boot
  • 3 spare vinyl dorade cowls and vinyl cockpit winch handle holders
  • 2 spare fiberglass dorade cowls

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