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  1. 1977 Rafiki 35

    October 6, 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)

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

    Plumbing:
    -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)

    Electrical:
    -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)

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