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  1. 2006 owner built Norman Cross

    October 18, 2012 by EVAN

    About this Sailboat:

    See Fraser yacht sales for more info & pics

    The interior was finished in 07 & is spotless. In addition to the main hull there is substantial storage in each of the outer hulls for fenders, spare sails etc.
    • 2 double beds (one port/one starboard
    • 2 large closets
    • Large area set aside for storage

    The galley is designed to allow full headroom while cooking and is set in the companionway. There is a sink, propane stove, work area, cutting board. An extra on this Norman Cross Trimaran is pressure water from faucet, & a 12 volt cooler.
    Additional storage is found thoughout the boat in cleverly designed area.
    • Stainless steel sink
    • Electric demand water pressure
    • Loads of storage
    • Plate and cup racks

    The best lighting system was used to ensure low amperage usage. With 14 lights throughout the vessel you can be assured of a good light environment.
    Additionally there is a masthead, steaming, stern and bow lights set up and ready to go.
    The modern electrical panel with has a master switch to control the draw on the batteries.

    For cruising comfort and to comply with regulations in Canada and the USA a holding tank has been installed. A macerator 12 volt holding tank pump out has also been added for ease of use.
    • Pressure water for the sink
    • Hand pump head
    • Holding tank while at anchor
    • macerator pump

    The concept for Moonbird was to set up a comfortable cruising trimaran where the occupants could sail FAST & SAFELY.
    This has been achieved with various extras not found on a trimaran of this size
    This Norman Cross Trimaran can virtually be sailed without having to leave the cockpit. However if you have to the wide decks allow safety of movement.
    • Roller furler on the genoa
    • Brand new sails
    • Sail covers
    • Self tailing winches

    The cockpit has been designed to be safe and roomy. All sail controls lead to the cockpit. Power is provided by a new outboard on a lifting bracket. Cruising under power will have you travelling at 7 knots with ease. Faster than most sailboats three times the size.

    Equipment on Board:

    all electronics are of a high standard and are less than 2 years old. The installation is professionally completed and has been sensibly laid out for ease of use.
    Standard Horizon Digital Multi Data Instruments. Depth, Speed and Log newly installed and in perfect working order.
    • Compass
    • Speed

    • VHF
    • Log
    • Barometer


  2. 1988 owner built George Buehler

    October 17, 2012 by EVAN

    About this Sailboat:

    Charleston, Oregon. can live aboard by contacting Charleston marina. if applicable, can take over yearly lease, 1086.oo per yr, pay for electricity, includes live aboard.

    tzegunka, doc # 911528. coastal cruiser

    30 ft LOD grizzly bear design sailboat with boomkin bowsprit = 38 LOA. double ender full keel cutter.

    entire boat now is painted white with oiled wood, teal bottom paint, blue sail covers with white sails, few spots of sage green.

    cherry out cosmetics/ paint in out with your flavor it will be a nice home.

    we starting exterior sanding wood to oil. if buy then you finish as you like. cozy. simple design but choice of wood is nice with traditional shape. wood locally grown woods found in central to southern coast of oregon. built in Coos Bay, Or. launched in 1988. wood includes port orford cedar mostly, douglas fir, pacific yew, yellow cedar, white oak. topsides decking are cotton caulked. decking laid douglas fir old growth with galvinized steel wood screw fastenings. ceiling 1/2″ thick yellow cedar fastened down with steel nails. concrete keel encased in case hardened steel with 1″ diameter galvinized steel bolts. tractor tread steel pins inside to have more weight for volume equal 1 1/2 ton of pig iron lead ingots . more weight was added to provide more stability for the aluminum mast which is 7 taller then the original wooden mast.

    herringbone chime construction. original owner was a forest worker in oregon selected each board. built it for 10 years died right before finished 1988. 5’6″ head room in cabin, v birth has nice raised hatch, with wood vents or clear plastic. as well back entry hatch. does not have a head.

    last survey 2007.

    natural surroundings with old growth cliff overlook ocean/sea lions, trails, estuary, river ocean sailing, clamming, crabbing fishing.

    consider trade/cash – sold `as is` $39,900.00
    obo

    Equipment on Board:

    dingy was built customized for our boat..

    aprox`s:

    11` 5`, floatation built in, 1/4′ plywood w/dynell epoxy, kevlar on bottom, aluminum floating oars. 4 oz dacron sail made by us, douglas fir pole mast, lug-ger rig.

    This nesting dingy was built to fit over our front raised hatch. It stacks within itself. It pulls nice behind boat. $1500. ‘as is’.

    aluminum, mfg Le Fiell mast is 7 taller then original wood that broke. boom is solid douglas fir. rigged as a Bermuda Cutter. A. Lam, Hong King dacron 590 working sail plus new stay sail. standing rigging 1 x 19 stainless steel, NaviTec 316 turnbuckles, ss 1/4 x 1 1/2″ chain plates. ss back stays, Schaefer deck hardware. 3 Harken 8 haulyard winches, 4 bronze Southcoast sheet winches. engine is a westerbeke diesel, model M-40, 4 cyclinder, 2 racor filters. aprox 1790 hours. we do 4-5 knts conservatively, but easily can do 7. the last owner pulled logs replaced original smaller motor. runs great.

    only negative of this boat is the location of the 30 gallon diesel stainless tank, which would be major job to get it out, if needed. when our fuel lines got clogged we think due to bio-cide breaking up pieces or perhaps Mexican fuel big seas churning the fuel. we resolved by putting a line to cockpit to switch if be similar condition, direct into 5 gallon jug of clean fuel, which is great back up. we carry external jugs of fuel.

    a 12 19 gallon water tank, simple piping for faucet with foot switch manual pump.

    Sleep 40 inch bed to side in v birth, clothes cabinet large shelf. A nice very large metal vent mushroom can be put on from top deck for v birth. In second only other room beside chain locker is another single seat for bunk small seat comfortable, both bench seats are extra wide. also for passage can lay bunk across both benches for a bunk that would block off v birth.

    bunk has opening to chain locker with hydraulics for capstan 175 – 5/16 chain gal, 160 -3/4 polylester line for 33 lb bruce anchor 100 nylon line 50 – 5/16 chain gal for 15 lb danforth. Both anchors stay on deck. wood burning small cast iron stove, santana. 2 ss sink 2 burner force 10 propane stove. weather panels cockpit top which slides, made of top material, white.

    hard cover with plastic windows that open, out of plywood/ epoxy, over back hatch entry way, nice protection. soft solar panels on cabin roof roof of house over entry hatch with a morning star sunsaver-10 solar controller. 12 volt D.C. system 110 Volt AC.

    bilge pumps on auto, which we not taking any water on. as well we have a huge manual pump Edson diaphragm installed in salon, if needed. danforth constellation compass. si-tex 850 vhf, gps 120 garmin. boat is wired thruout for connecting to dock electricity. weve used a little 12 volt cooler. as well the lights on boat, in out are all run on shore power when in dock or solar when at sea. house a starter battery with a manual switch depending on usage.


  3. 2006 owner built Norman Cross

    October 15, 2012 by EVAN

    About this Sailboat:

    See Fraser yacht sales for more info & pics

    The interior was finished in 07 & is spotless. In addition to the main hull there is substantial storage in each of the outer hulls for fenders, spare sails etc.
    • 2 double beds (one port/one starboard
    • 2 large closets
    • Large area set aside for storage

    The galley is designed to allow full headroom while cooking and is set in the companionway. There is a sink, propane stove, work area, cutting board. An extra on this Norman Cross Trimaran is pressure water from faucet, & a 12 volt cooler.
    Additional storage is found thoughout the boat in cleverly designed area.
    • Stainless steel sink
    • Electric demand water pressure
    • Loads of storage
    • Plate and cup racks

    The best lighting system was used to ensure low amperage usage. With 14 lights throughout the vessel you can be assured of a good light environment.
    Additionally there is a masthead, steaming, stern and bow lights set up and ready to go.
    The modern electrical panel with has a master switch to control the draw on the batteries.

    For cruising comfort and to comply with regulations in Canada and the USA a holding tank has been installed. A macerator 12 volt holding tank pump out has also been added for ease of use.
    • Pressure water for the sink
    • Hand pump head
    • Holding tank while at anchor
    • macerator pump

    The concept for Moonbird was to set up a comfortable cruising trimaran where the occupants could sail FAST & SAFELY.
    This has been achieved with various extras not found on a trimaran of this size
    This Norman Cross Trimaran can virtually be sailed without having to leave the cockpit. However if you have to the wide decks allow safety of movement.
    • Roller furler on the genoa
    • Brand new sails
    • Sail covers
    • Self tailing winches

    The cockpit has been designed to be safe and roomy. All sail controls lead to the cockpit. Power is provided by a new outboard on a lifting bracket. Cruising under power will have you travelling at 7 knots with ease. Faster than most sailboats three times the size.

    Equipment on Board:

    all electronics are of a high standard and are less than 2 years old. The installation is professionally completed and has been sensibly laid out for ease of use.
    Standard Horizon Digital Multi Data Instruments. Depth, Speed and Log newly installed and in perfect working order.
    • Compass
    • Speed

    • VHF
    • Log
    • Barometer