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1997 Island Packet 40

5 October, 2011 by EVAN

About this Sailboat:

“Mal de Mer” is hull #99 of the very popular Island Packet 40 model. She has been hauled every year during the off-season and professionally maintained and the latest survey rated her in “Above Average Condition”. Since buying her new in 1998 we cruised the Bahamas and Florida for 6 years before sailing her to the Caribbean. We have enjoyed many happy days aboard Mal de Mer but because of our age, 79, we are facing the dreadful day when we have to give her up. We are now sailing her back for the next 5 months from Grenada, which has been our base for the past 7 years, to Palmetto, Florida.

“Mal de Mer” is a safe and sea-kindly boat which is easy for two people to handle, while providing good sailing and spacious accommodations. She has in-mast furling, a rigid boom vang and a Dutchman boom brake. She has 2 staterooms and 2 heads which provide comfortable accommodations for 4 people or 7 at a pinch. The owner’s suite with private head & shower is forward. It has a queen sized pullman berth, excellent ventilation and ample storage with bins and drawers underneath the berth and bureau drawers and a cedar-lined hanging locker to port. The spacious main salon has a bulkhead mounted fold-up table and an L-shaped settee which pulls out to make a double berth to starboard and a settee and cedar-lined hanging locker to port. The stock navigation desk and instrument panel is separated from the galley by a custom unit for more instruments and galley shelves. The large galley has an all s/s 3-burner propane stove with oven, double s/s sinks, refrigerator/freezer, microwave oven and ample storage. The aft cabin features an extra large berth, storage bins, drawers and cedar-lined hanging locker. The aft head is accessible from both the salon and aft cabin. The engine is under the companionway and is easily accessible from all four sides. The cockpit is large and comfortable with cockpit seats that are easily long enough for lounging or sleeping.

Equipment on Board:

Engine:Yanmar 4JH2E
Gear Box:Kanzaki 2.63 ratio
Shaft:s/s with drip-less shaft seal
Propeller:3-blade bronze
Primary Fuel Filters:Racor
Fuel Tank:capacity 90 US gallons
Engine controls in cockpit
Propane:2 Bottles in draining locker
Remotely operated solenoid and a pressure gauge to check for leaks
Stove:Equator s/s 3 burner gimbaled.
Gas Detector:Xintex with 2 x sensors
Batteries:House, 9 x GRP 30 AGM type. Starter, 1 x AGM (All New 2007)
Inverter/Charger:120-volt 100 amp Xantrex (Freedom Marine 20)
Alternator:high output (180/200 amp hour at 14-volt)
Solar Panels: 2 x 120 watt and 2 x 75 watt
Wind Generator:Air Breeze by Southwest Marine WG 2005 (New 2007)
Breakers:protect all 12-volt and 120-volt circuits
GFCI protected 120-volt outlets in head and galley
Grey water pumps directly overboard and black water can be pumped overboard or to holding tank.
Water Tank:Aluminium. Capacity 170 US gallons
Watermaker:Village Marine LWM-150 12-volt
Whitlock mechanical.
Rudder:Mounted on aft edge of skeg.
Rudder Shaft:s/s with conventional stuffing box.
Emergency Tiller:s/s
Autopilot:Robertson HDL 2000L hydraulic ram controlled by a Simrad AP-20 unit. Simrad J300X control box. Robertson RF300 rudder feed box. Simrad RFC 35 fluxgate compass
Windlass:Lofrans 1200-watt Tigress (New 2005)
Anchors:55lb SL Delta and 20Kg Bruce
All Bronze
Tohatsu 2-stroke 9.8hp (New 2006)
Dinghy:Caribe Light MVP L8 (New 2004)
VHF Fixed:Standard Horizon GX1500S (New 2010)
VHF Remote Mic:Standard Horizon RAM3 (New 2010)
VHF Handheld:Icom IC-M1
Pactor III Modem
GPS Garmin Map 162
GPS Garmin 48
GPS Micrologic ML-150
Barometer:Speedtech Digital
Sailing Instruments:Simrad Robertson IS15, 3 x multi and 1 x wind
Navigation Computer:ACER 5920
Chart Plotter:Standard Horizon CP180 in cockpit (new 2010)
Radio/DVD Player:Pioneer DEH-1900MP
Dodger & Bimini:canvas over s/s framework (Dodger new 2011)
Pedestal:supports wheel & Ritchie compass
Stanchions:s/s gates, amidships port and starboard
Lifelines:s/s vinyl covered lifelines(New 2010)
Pushpit:s/s with gate & transom boarding ladder
Cleats:s/s, bolted through deck at bow, stern and amidships
BowSprit:supported by s/s rod bobstay
Ventilation:aluminium framed opening hatches and four of cowl vents with dorade boxes
PFD’S (Lifejackets):3 x Type II & 3 x Mustang CO2 type with harness
RESCUE COLLAR:1 x High Seas.
BILGE PUMPS:Johnson 2200 gph 12-volt with float switch
(Engine raw water can be pumped from bilge)
PAR belt driven pumps for icebox & shower sumps
Manual:Whale single action diaphragm

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