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1990 Custom Built Bingham designed

15 October, 2012 by EVAN

About this Sailboat:

“Insteadof” is a fiberglass Bingham 39′ world cruising sailboat built by an engineer who did not intend that she ever be sold. This boat is not in turnkey condition. She moved to dry-dock near Mojave 10 years ago, and needs some sweat-equity invested before returning to the sea. This is a perfect project boat at an excellent price for the knowledgeable buyer. She is impossibly roomy, absurdly stout, extremely dry, and she spins heads everywhere she goes.

Why trust your life to a business motivated to spend less time, less money, and less effort on construction, and then charge you more for a ship they would never sail out of sight of land? The Insteadof was carefully selected and lovingly crafted by a builder who intended to circle the world in her. For less than the price of a soulless Clorox bottle she can by purchased, refurbished by a hands-on owner, and cruise safely and comfortably over the horizon. Or she can be set up as the ultimate live aboard getaway, ready to untie and slip quietly beyond the reach of any landlocked problems that might come knocking.

Equipment on Board:

Engine: Perkins 4-108, 4 cylinder

Transmission: Borg Warner Velvet Drive Hydraulic Transmission

Primary winches: 2 MAXWELL-NILSSON 28STB

Halyard and Main Sheet winches: 3 MAXWELL-NILSSON 26STB

Primary Anchor: 30 Kilogram (~66 lbs) Bruce with auto-stowing anchor roller on bow.

Secondary Anchor: 24 lb Danforth.

Nilsson V1000 Anchor Windlass. Approximately 400’ Campbell High Test chain

Signet Scientific MK 267 Digital Log.

Signet Scientific MK 172 Depth Sounder.

Full Perkins panel for the engine.

Professional Mariner 4 kVA isolation transformer.

Professional Mariner 12 V ferro-resonant 60 amp battery charger.

Balmar PC-100, air-cooled diesel (Yanmar) battery charger with high output alternator.

Newmar ES-3 AC and DC breaker/control panel.

110 AC and 12 VDC wired throughout.

Two 150 gallon water tanks below the cabin sole.

Fifteen gallon holding tank.

One hundred gallon diesel tank.

Capacity for three propane tanks.

Masthead mounted Tri-Color/Anchor/Strobe light.

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