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1978 Built by Jim Wells Ketch

18 October, 2012 by EVAN

About this Sailboat:

Built in 1978 by Jim Wells, designed by Joseph Hartog, this auxiliary ketch is
49 9” L.O.D., 55” L.O.A. The engine is a 4 cylinder 85 HP Perkins diesel with
1627 hours. Its cruzing speed is 6-8 knots and max is 12 knots. Solid Ferro
cement hull and full keel. 13’ Beam and 6’6” Draft, 300 gallon fuel tank, 250 gallon water tank.

Accommodations:
3 comfortable berths w/ storage. Full head w/ separate shower space. Oak floors throughout w/ mahogany walls. A large salon that includes a desk, bookshelves, chart table, dining table w/ leaf – seats 4, new lazy boy recliner & custom bench with drawers, storage cabinets, & an entertainment center: Flat screen TV & DVD player.
41 charts of the U.S. west coast & Hawaii.

Equipment on Board:

Galley Equipment:
3 burner propane stove w/ oven, S/S BBQ, toaster, 2 fridge w/ freezer, double large stainless steel sink, dry storage & broom closet.

Electronics & Navigational Gear:
Autohelm 5000 Autopilot, handheld Garmin GPS, 1 mounted VHF, 1 handheld VHF, Tech data, Ritchie Compass, Barometer, Class B Epirb, radar reflector, 1 survival suit, life jackets & 1 immersion suit

Electrical System:
AC/DC 2- 8D Batteries (1 start up, 1 house) 2- 12 volt bilge pumps, 1 manual bilge pump, 40 amp battery charger, electrical repair kit & a 4000 watt gasoline generator.

Deck & Hull Equipment:
Rain gear, bell, 3 bottles of propane, 35 gallon spare water barrel, 3 anchors: 2 CQR at the ready & 1 danforth. Air compressor with surface air & dive gear. Misc. tie downs (nylon strapping), drinking safe water hose & epoxy bottom paint.

Sails & Rigging:
4 sails, stainless rigging with bronze turnbuckles, main & mizzen stepped half way, spare halyards & ropes.

Additional Equipment:
Sun Mar head, 2 power cords, flare gun w/ flares, 7 fire extinguishers, flashlight, 12 volt search light, dolly, 3 electrical heaters, first aid kit, ladder and spare: engine starter, 2 water pumps, 6 fuel filters, engine oil, hose clamps & hoses, plumbing parts & misc. hardware. 1 salt water rod & reel.

Built by Jim Wells Ketch
Built by Jim Wells Ketch
Built by Jim Wells Ketch
Built by Jim Wells Ketch
Built by Jim Wells Ketch
Built by Jim Wells Ketch
Built by Jim Wells Ketch
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