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1983 Catalina 30 Sailboat -- Live on the water, sail away into the sunset. NR!!!

End Time:6/21/2015 18:48
Sold Price:$3,550
Listing Format:Chinese
Location:Marathon, Florida (33050)
For Sale By:Private Seller


Year:1983Fuel Type:Diesel
Make:CatalinaEngine Make:Universal M25
Model:Engine Model:
Length:30.0Engine Type:Single Inboard/Outboard
Beam:11.0Fuel Capacity:
Condition:Boat Type:


"Beats Working" is a standard rig, 5' fin keel Catalina 30 that started as a fresh water weekend sailboat in the Great Lakes. Yearning for a bigger pond and exotic destinations, geared up as a hard sailing, live aboard explorer and hit the rivers and canals to pop into the Gulf of Mexico. Spent a year running all up and down the Florida Keys, from the Dry Tortugas to Miami and back several times. Even a summer in the crystal clear waters and white sandy shores of the Bahamas. But that was just warm ups to the following year skipping along the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System in Belize, then hanging out in the hurricane-free jungles of Rio Dulce, Guatemala, and back into the wild diving of the Bay Islands of Honduras. Unfortunately, the dream trip has come to an end as other life plans and events drag me back onto land. Will you continue the adventure? This boat loves to move -- true to her heritage, she sails fast for her size and she balances like a dream. I didn't touch the sails for days sometimes. There are a couple things to address if you're going to sail her hard: -- First, the motor is currently only running on two cylinders, which means you can get out of harbors and anchorages okay, it will struggle against a storm. Last year, she chewed through a piston connecting rod on the aft cylinder while sailing in Central America, and lacking replacement parts and place/time to get proper work done, I wasn't able to completely open her up for diagnosis until back in Florida. In the meantime, while she continued to battle on like a champ for me, it meant a lot of wear on the crankshaft journal for the aft cylinder, more than any undersized, standard available bearing could compensate for. Even shims were inadequate. (See pics for the heinous wear on the journal.) So, to get full spec'd power, she needs at the very least a new/remanufactured/running crank. The piston and rings look okay, but the connecting rod for the cylinder should also be replaced. Also, I'm sure the disintegrating old bearing left some nasty shards in the oil system. In all, I would recommend a new/remanufactured/running replacement motor. It's a Kubota D850, which can be readily found for under $2000. If you get the land variety (tractor, generator, etc.) the cooling system and transmission needs to be transplanted from the old to the replacement. -- Second, the weight of the solar panels, outboard motor, propane tank, and other accessories hanging from her stern pushpit put a lot of stress on the welds, which led to cracks. While she will have no problem holding if lightly day sailed (without an outboard mounted), but I recommend getting rid of the existing pushpit and arch, and replacing with a proper load bearing arch with pushpit bars and accessory mounts integrated. I can point you to adjustable arches here on eBay, or to local welders that can get it fabricated and mounted for under $2000. -- Cutless bearing needs to be replaced, which can be done at your next haul out, as it's not worth hauling out just for a cutless bearing. -- One of the wires to the mast needs to be rerun, if you want both the anchor and steaming light. Currently, only one of the two has full current, so it's hooked up to the anchor lights. -- The tachometer and voltmeter on the cockpit instrument panel do not work. Actually, I'm not sure they ever worked. The ones important for me, the engine coolant temp and the fuel gauge do work. -- A new VHF antenna wire needs to be rerun up/down the mast. It comes with the new wire and connector. Ran out of time to complete this job. Some features:25 lbs Manson anchor on 100 ft chain and 200 ft nylon40+ lbs Danforth-style backup anchor15 lbs Danforth-style stern anchorFull LED replacement for all lights, inside and out (nav, running, anchor)Jabsco 29120-2000 - full sized head and seat (BIG difference in comfort vs. standard coffee can sized heads)Whynter FM-85G 85-Quart Portable Refrigerator/Freezer, PlatinumUpgraded switch board400 Amh in two battery banks (2x200) - Including two Trojan 6v in one bank, and two standard 12v deep cycle290 watts of solar with MPPT charge controller for 13+ amps in full sunlightSunbrella sun covers for sacrificial on head sail, mainsail cover, and steering wheel and binnacle cover.Force 10 2-burner propane range with warming shelfMagma Kettle GrillEdson outboard rail mountGarmin GPSMAP 420S 4-Inch Waterproof Marine GPS and ChartplotterStandard Horizon Matrix AIS GX2150 VHF (White) w/ RAM micUniden MHS75 VHF Waterproof Two-Way Marine RadioWhale Watermaster Automatic Pressure Pump to deliver sea water to a hose nozzleJabsco Mascerator pumpUbiquiti BULLET-M2-HP Outdoor 802.11 B/G/N M2HP Wifi Antenna w/ Linksys N300 Wi-Fi Wireless Router (12v)Raytheon Autohelm ST4000 Autopilot with a MkI WheelSailrite Anchor Riding Sail Also includes:Extra cutless bearing, prop shaft zincsStearns Type V auto-inflating PFD and other assorted life jackets/vestsFirst-aid kit, assorted toiletriesA small power inverter to charge electronics not driven by cigarette lighterFans, TarpsA bevy of tools, both manual and 12v electric drill/saw/sanderRigging tension gauge, mini binoculars, hand held wind meterA trove of random parts, screws, pins, blocks, clevis, etc.Pressure cooker, pots, pans, cutlery, cups, bowls, platesPortable water cans, gas cansSextant with celestial navigation manualsmisc things related to the boat (piles of fenders, electric cords, water hose, etc.)

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