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Rob Roy 23 yawl, 1984, Mobile Bay, Alabama, $14,000, price reduced 1/30/10 to $10,000, SOLD, 2/18/10

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1984 Rob Roy 23 yawl

  • Fiberglass canoe-yawl pocket cruiser, designed by Ted Brewer, built by Marine Concepts (builder of the Sea Pearl 21) in Tarpon Springs, Florida.
  • LOA (including bowsprit and bumkin): 27'
  • LOD: 22' 8"
  • LWL: 21'
  • Beam: 6'10"
  • Draft: 1'7" board up/4'8" board down
  • Displacement: 2800 lbs
  • Ballast: 900 lbs
  • Sail area: 255 square feet
  • Bridge clearance: 31'

    Hull/Deck: Fiberglass with end-grain balsa core, solid glass in high-stress areas, in very good condition with little chips/crazing. Dark green topsides; bone white deck. Stub keel with lead ballast. Aluminum centerboard, raised via pennant in cockpit. Aluminum pop-up spade rudder, sheathed in fiberglass.

    Rig: Yawl-rigged on aluminum spars. CDI flexible furler for jib with new furling line (2009). Main rigged with 2 reefing points, single-line reefing for each and lazy jacks. Center boom sheeting to traveler on bridge deck. Mizzen reefs by rolling around mast, sheets to end of bumkin. Tanbark (red) sails in good condition. Issued official US Sailing sail number. Tiller steered.

    Standing rigging: New (2008) oversize (3/16) SS with Sta-Lock fasteners installed by professional rigger.

    Sails: Standard jib, main and mizzen in tanbark (red), good condition. Two spinnakers, one of which doubles as mizzen staysail. ATN "Tacker" to fly symmetrical spinnakers as cruising sails. Whisker pole.

    Deck hardware: All lines lead to cockpit for easy singlehanding. 3 winches primary for main halyard; secondaries for jib sheets. Heavy duty bronze chocks and cleats fore and aft.

    Cockpit: Two deep aft lockers for storage into canoe stern. Covered outboard well aft. Battery, raft storage under cockpit sole. Two fuel lockers open to cockpit. Traveler on bridgedeck. Removable mast crutch to hold main boom. Five-piece custom vinyl/foam cockpit cushions (seats, backs, bridgedeck) in dark green, matching topsides.

    Cabin: Designed for cruising for two. From companionway, opposing settees that drop to large double berth. Mid-cabin, 2-burner Origo alcohol stove to port, sink with bronze hand pump to starboard, plumbed to 14 gallon flexible water tank. Forward, Simpson-Lawrence marine toilet (rebuilt 2009) with privacy curtain, plumbed to vented flexible holding tank with deck pump-out. Ventilation via four opening bronze ports, forward hatch, Nicro solar vent in head. Storage in deep bins at foot of each settee; under cabin sole (teak/holly laminated wood), settees and stove/galley; in bins in forepeak (converts to child-size 3rd bunk).

    Bilge pumps: One electric automatic (new 2007), one manual Whale Gusher. Both located in deepest part of bilge under cockpit sole; manual handle at helm.

    Anchor: Danforth with nylon rode

    Navigation: Bulkhead compass and clinometer in cockpit. Late model Standard Horizon VHF on fold-out arm for cockpit access and masthead antenna. Masthead windvane. Clock/barometer/ thermometer combo in cabin

    Electrics: Running and cabin lights; new (2008) Group 24 battery.

    Additional equipment: Standard safety equipment. Boat hook. Raytheon auto-helm new in box, needs mounting hardware. Small inflatable raft with oars. Custom heavy duty marine vinyl full boat cover for mast-up on-trailer storage. Outboard cart.

    Other: Bottom job (2007) with black ablative, non-copper paint (to avoid centerboard/ rudder corrosion). Epoxy-coated centerboard and rudder.

    General: The Rob Roy 23 was designed as a pocket cruiser for two for coastal cruising. Approximately 90 were built between the mid-1980s and mid-1990s. Construction quality is outstanding with solid teak used on deck for the full rub and toe rails, hand rails and companionway, bowsprit and bumkin; and below for compression mast support and cabin bulkheads/trim. Deck cleats/chocks and opening ports are solid bronze. Rob Roys have been sailed in the Great Lakes, the Northeast, Pacific Northwest, from Florida to the Bahamas and in UK waters. The current owners have extensively cruised Fiddlestix in San Diego, Mobile Bay, Mississippi Sound and surrounding waters.

    Engine: New (2009) Tohatsu 6hp, 4-cycle outboard with high-thrust prop and 6-amp charging alternator with approximately 30 hours. In fixed outboard well in aft cockpit. Two new (2009), 6-gallon plastic fuel tanks that store in cockpit fuel lockers, new 3-gallon Tohatsu tank.

    Trailer: 1984 single-axel Shoreline trailer with surge brakes and builder-customized bunks. Galvanized frame and fenders with only light surface rust. New (2007) axel, hubs, bearings with protectors, brake assemblies, wheels and tires with approximately 1500 miles since replacement. New assemblies never in water. Working lights. PVC and wood crutch supports for mast transport and raising; PVC supports for main boom and mizzen mast transport. Two spare tires. The trailer has carried the boat from Ohio to San Diego to coastal Alabama, with full replacement of the running gear due to bearing burn-out on the run from California to Alabama.

    David and Alison -
    Hope your recovery is going well.
    We sold the Rob Roy today. Your site generated more interest and inquiries than any other site we posted the boat on. In fact, the one site I actually paid for, didn't generate any inquiries at all. The purchaser found us through you.
    Please archive the listing at your convenience, and thanks for all your help!
    And again, hope you're doing well.
    Mobile Bay, Alabama

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