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Grace - 12,950.00

This is a beautiful, converted putt-putt. Originally built in the mid '50s, the vessel was converted to a gaff rigged sailor about 3 years ago by a young guy in Newport under the watchful eye of his father whilst doing his HSC. He did the restoration as his major work in the subject design and technology and received a Distinction for the project. (Nice work!)

During this restoration, a recycled timber mast was used and cut down into a gaff-rig and coffee coloured sails cut to size. All of the rigging has been done with tradition fixing methods such as ties and knots rather than shackles in order to keep the beautiful historic feel of the boat.

At some stage during its life, the boat has been Dynal sheathed (I think that is what they call it) so that there is a very thin layer on the bottom of the baot ensuring that it is waterproof and the timber last forever without getting water damage which also makes this boat incredibly dry.

The boat packs down very easily and can be put on a trailer in minutes. (Trailer not included but I can arrange if necessary.)

The only thing that was not carried out in that HSC restoration was detailing the engine which I have now just completed engine and installed back in the boat last month. During this fix, (originally to change the gearbox seals) I have completely restored the engine including electrics, gearbox, cooling system and reconditioned carbie and more. Happy to go into detail but maybe too much for this description. Needless to say there really isn't anything left to do.

The engine is a Vire 7HP (2 Stroke petrol) originally made in Finland but now the key contact is in the U.K. http://www.vireengines.com/ So any info, advice, parts,etc can easily be found there. Nick is a lovely guy/engineer with a wealth of knowledge about Vires. Saying that, there seriously isn't anything left to go. Check out the pics.

The boat comes with a full set of sails; Main, Jib and a converted spinnaker that is used as a Genoa.

It is fitted with internal led strip lighting for late night fishing and sailing and has a new sump pump with float switch.

One of the biggest wins with this boat is also a brand new set of full coverage storm covers plus a batterned sun cover, new last year at a cost of $3,800. (Have receipts) The storm cover also includes solar panel to keep the battery always topped up.

This is truly a lovely boat and I'm sad to let it go but unfortunately 'the fleet' needs to be reduced for personal reasons and we need to part ways. :c(

Whoever gets this vessel will absolutely love it. A great family sailor or a boat for just putting around.

JUST IN - the boat's hull is booked in for a clean and antifoul next week!

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