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1977 Rafiki 35

6 October, 2011 by EVAN

About this Sailboat:

This sailboat was designed by legendary naval architect Stan Huntingford, and features a beautiful, solid, hand-made teak interior. She is well equipped for cruising, having done so for 13 years in the Pacific, Atlantic, and Gulf.

This boat is a project, midway to complete restoration. Much of the messy work has been done, but she will require an investment of time or money. For captains with the guts, the reward is a timeless classic with the opportunity to customize to your liking. Be the only captain on your pier with the complete package.

She was repowered under 250 hours ago with a dependable diesel, and is outfitted with lots of solid gear. She sports a thorough bottom job less then 6 months old, some new electrical work, and much of the dirty removal work done.

Her full, solid teak interior is wonderful and, along with her large bronze port lights, creates a warm environment you won’t find in modern boats. She feels much larger than her 35 feet, has a spacious v-birth, and a nice salon. She can comfortably be lived aboard, even while projects are being completed.

I am motivated to sell, and will consider all offers. I have details and pictures to share with those interested.

Equipment on Board:

This is a list of items that are in ready condition:

-Fresh bottom job with full blister repair (bronze through-hull fittings cleaned and repacked)
-Low-hours, good condition diesel Yanmar, with excellent drip-less cutlass bearing
-Functional electrical (The lights were removed for the headliner project, but are functional)
-Teak in good condition throughout cabin
-Hull solid throughout
-Deck solid, with no signs of de-lamination

The following is a list of the current work that is in the process or still needs to be completed:

-De-laminated bulkhead, port side, with chainplate pulled (Salt Creek Boatworks estimates $5500 for repair)
-Headliner/deck sealing project incomplete (Headliner removed completely, coachroof sides partly removed, some deck fittings resealed)
-Mainsail blown and jib blown (Probably need new, but could contact a sail loft regarding repairs)
-Electrical panel and terminal blocks showing age (though functional and safely designed)

Dimensions & Detail:
-LOA: 34.67
-LWL: 28.75
-Draft: (original) 4.5
-Beam: 10.83
-Disp. (original) 16500
-Ballast: 6000 lead
-Cut-away forefoot deep keel
-Sail Area: (original) 522 sqft
-Build Year: 1977
-Hull #12 of 32
-10 bronze oval port lights (port & starboard), 1 bronze deadlight (fore)
-Full, solid teak interior (not veneers)

-TropiKool CO2 refrigeration unit (works great)
-Fully insulated refrigeration box (refit)
-Force 10 Stove (fair condition)

-One recently installed 60gal Vetus bladder (freshwater), with fittings for second bladder
-Fully rebuilt Groco HF head (with small holding tank)
-Pressurized freshwater with accumulator tank
-Hot water heater plumbed in

Sails and Other Details:
-One main (blown, may be repairable)
-One lightly used 150% Genoa
-Two never-used storm sails
-One Genoa Pole (Deck mounted)
-Twin Barient 27 two-speed self-tailing winches
-Several non-tailing winches
-Mast steps all the way up
-Many spares and rebuild kits

Ground Tackle:
-300 ft. of ACCO (made in US) 3/8 in. High Test chain (primary)
-35 lb CQR (primary)
-45 lb CQR (secondary)
-22 lb. Danforth Deep Set High Tensile (stern)
-30 ft. of 3/8 in. High Test chain, on 250 ft. of 1/2 in. line (stern)
-Ideal H2F windlass (primary)

-Four 6 volt Concorde Lifeline AGM batteries (fair condition)
-CruzPro VAH110 battery monitor
-Ancor Marine fully tinned wiring throughout
-RayMarine SL72 Plus radar
-Garmin GPS
-FM Radio
-Marine VHF radio (with masthead antenna)
-One disconnected solar panel
-Mastervolt Chargemaster automatic battery charger (new)

-Two aluminum diesel tanks, powder coated
-Yanmar 3GM30F (with 3P gear box)
– drip-less cutlass bearing (good condition)
– bronze, fixed three-blade prop

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I do my best to post the most accurate information I can find, but please be aware that information here may be incorrect. If you have any comments about this boat, corrections to the specifications listed, or can provide additional information or photos, please use the comment form below and share what you can. I will update information as it becomes available.

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