NEW SALON CUSHIONS (2010)
NEW CUSTOM COCKPIT FLOOR(2010)
NEW SINK FAUCET (2010)
NEW RAYMARINE X-5 AUTOPILOT (2009)
NEW GARMIN GPS (2009)
NEW WIND METER (2009)
NEW HANDHELD REMOTE VHF AT HELM (2009)
NEW SAIL COVER (2009)
ROLLER FURLING, GRILL, HAMMOCK, LIFE RING, LIFE RAFT LIFE JACKETS, DOCKLINES & FENDERS.
She is currently on the hard at Chicago Yacht Yard, at Ashland and the south branch of the Chicago river. In the summer she is moored in Monroe Harbor.
She does have a steel cradle that is included in the sale.
The boat is pretty much ready for inspection whenever you are.
Regarding the age, she is a 1987, and is in good condition for her age. I know some boats from the early 70s that are still in use :)
The hull is fiberglass. Great condition. Could use a good wax and buff, but absolutely no structural issues.
Seacocks are all stainless steel. Great condition. I have never had any issues with any of the seacocks.
Mast and Stays appear to be in good shape. I am having the rigging inspected at the end of February. I can let you know any issues they might come across.
Lifelines are a little worn. Still safe but wearing through at the stantions a little.
Stantions are all in good shape. Never had any issues.
Deck is in pretty good shape. Some spider cracking for sure, but you won't find a 25 year old boat without them.
All halyards and sheets are led back to the cockpit. I have singlehanded her many times. Especially with the new autopilot, it is not difficult at all.
The Genoa is a 135%. Both the genoa and the mainsail are "Sails East" brand bought new in 2006.
We mostly sailed her in and around Chicago for daysails. We have taken hear on long distance sails to Winthrop Harbor, South Haven, and Michigan City. Crossing the lake is actually easier than you think. Once you get away from the city there is very little traffic. We spent many nights sleeping aboard, usually just me and my wife, though at one point we had 6 sleeping on board. The size is just about perfect for Lake Michigan. Anything under 30 feet is way to small to venture very far from shore. I had a 30 footer before this one, and the extra 4 feet makes more of a difference in big waves than you would think. We have been in several storms while sailing, and never really had an issue. Just start the engine, lower the sails, get foulies on, and hang on...
The reason we are trying to sell her is we just had a baby last July, and I can't use it nearly as much as I used to. That and the expenses are getting to be a little more than we can afford now.