1989 Precision P-18 located in Pennsylvania for sale

18' Precision P-18


Sail La Vie is a one of a kind. She is a 1989 Precision 18 hull number 280. She has been outfitted to go comfortably cruising in a small trailer-able sailboat, plain and simple.

She makes all of her own electricity with 300 watts of solar and an outboard equipped alternator.

She keeps food cold or frozen with her 12v refrigerator/freezer. Her sail plan includes a 150 Genoa on a roller fuller, 2 reef points on the main with single line reefing on both points, an adjustable backstay, and all sheets and halyards leading aft to the cockpit.

She is equipped with an auto tiller for long days of cruising, a Rudder Craft kick up rudder with match crutch for ease of beaching and trailering, and a full cockpit bimini for protection from the sun on those hot sunny days.

Sail La Vie has been my cruising companion on extended trips of the Florida 120 in Pensacola bay, the Main Island Trail, and the Chesapeake bay. She is also great just to go for an evening sunset sail in her home waters on the Susquehanna River.

My goal has been to make her as safe, comfortable, and easy to single hand sail and trailer as I could.


Rewired the trailer with new LED lights, 7 wire plug, and a charging cord to go to the boat
Installed PVC guides with lights at the top
Installed new larger wheels and tires
Installed new bunk boards and carpet
Installed tongue extension
Installed Trailer Valet trailer jack
Installed foot step pads
Install spare tire bracket and new larger spare tire


Replaced battery with 100amp Hour Battle Born LiOn battery with quick connects
Installed removable wind vane on masthead
Installed Clinometer - LevoGuage
Installed baby stroller organizer bags on life lines for cup holders
Replaced main halyard
Installed a mast base organizer
Installed main halyard block at foot of mast
Installed line organizers for main halyard, reef 1, reef 2, and rolling fuller lines
Rerouted head sail rolling fuller line to cockpit and installed a cam cleat
Installed a line clutch for the main halyard and winch for ease of raising
Hired to have a second deep reef point sewn into the main sail
Installed single line reefing system for the 1st and second reefs
Installed a new boom outhaul system
Installed a downhaul
Installed a boom vang
Replaced the existing 2 stroke 4hp short shaft outboard with a long shaft 5hp Honda with internal fuel tank
Installed the 6amp Honda outboard alternator kit and wired into the boats electrical system
Replaced the spring adustable motor mount bracket with a gas piston motor mount bracket (much easier to use and stays in position)
Designed and Installed a gear shift extension handle for the Honda 5hp outboard to make putting the engine into forward, neutral, and refers much easier
Replaced the existing rudder with a Rudder Craft swing up rudder complete with new tiller and mast crutch system
Added foot pads to the boarding ladders metal steps for comfort when using the ladder
Installed an adjustable back stay system and relocated the main sheet anchor location to the stern rail
Replaced all of the light bulbs on the boat with LED (Bow, Stern, Cabin, Mid Mast, Mast Head)
Replaced the existing external gas can and purchased additional 1 gal gas can in such a way that it all fits in the external fuel locker
Installed a Wifi sonar system that links with Navionics
Installed a bimini for the cockpit
Installed a raised composite deck in the cockpit floor
Installed a new cam cleat for the swing keel line
Installed latches and a foam sealing system for the starboard cockpit locker lid
Installed (2) 50 watt solar pv panels on the stern rails that are adjustable and remove easily for trailering
Installed (2) 100 watt flex solar panels on the bimini each with their own charge controller (Port and Starboard side)
Installed an electric externally mounted horn with button
Installed a mast raising system that makes use of the main sheet
Installed a mast cover to prevent the sail slugs from coming out
Replaced the anchor system with a new larger dansforth anchor 20ft of chain and 200ft of rode
Installed a Gulper manual bilge pump system
Installed a Dominic 12v refrigerator/freezer
Installed an additional electrical distribution panel complete with a Victron battery monitory, display unit, 12v outlets and 3.0 USB outlets
Had the cabin cushions reupholstered
Installed a cabin roof vent
Had the a new uv sun cover sewn on the head sail
Had a new tiller cover made
Installed a Raymarine ST1000 auto tiller
Sanded, cleaned, and oiled the teak wood
Installed handheld VHF radio charger
Built custom mast support for bow rail when trailering

Location: Mount Wolf, Pennsylvania
(717) 870-1324

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