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1976 Hinckley Sou’wester

16 October, 2012 by EVAN

About this Sailboat:

This 50 foot Hinckley Sou’wester, constructed in 1976, is located in Bristol, Rhode Island; stored indoors, and is available for showing by appointment only.

Her interior is a customized “A” layout with stunning satin varnished mahogany joinery, and a recently renovated teak and holly cabin sole. Beginning forward, she has a private owner’s cabin with a V berth and an adjoining private head on the port side. In the owner’s cabin there is ample storage for bedding and gear on shelving port and starboard, as well storage and hanging lockers. A second day head is adjacent to the owner’s head and is accessible from the main salon. In her main salon is a U shaped dinette to port with a drop leaf table. Above the U shaped settee is a pilot berth. To starboard in the main salon is a second settee. Above the starboard settee is a bookshelf and storage lockers fore and aft. A hanging locker lies forward of the starboard settee. On the port side aft, lies a U shaped galley with wood grained Formica countertops and sufficient storage for provisions and cookware. To starboard lies a large outboard facing navigation table with sufficient drawer storage for navigational charts and publications. Just aft of the navigation table is a quarter berth for the navigator.

THISTLE has been lightly used and is a well maintained example of this venerable Hinckley model.

Equipment on Board:

Engine Make: Ford Lehman Model: Fresh Water Cooled
Year Built: 1976
Fuel Type: Diesel
Horse Power: 135
Hours: 1,385
Drive Type: Direct
Max Speed: 8 Knots
Cruising Speed: 7 Knots
Propeller: 3 bladed feathering Max Prop with dripless shaft gland

Electrical System
System: 110 V AC/ 12 V DC
Battery(s): 6 @Amp Hrs:
Charger/Inverter: Yes – 40 Amp for battery charging
Generator: ONAN – 7.5 KW
Shore Power: Yes – 2 connections
Navigation Lights: 120V

VHF Radio: Yes – ICOM M55
SSB – Yes – King
GPS/Chart Plotter: Yes – Garmin 2010C
Radar – Yes – Vigil
Loran – Yes – Northstar 7000
Weather Fax – Yes – Alden
Instruments: Yes – NEXUS auto pilot, wind angle / speed, depth, knot meter, multi
Auto Pilot – Yes
Magnetic Compass – Yes – Ritchie

AC/Heat: Yes – Reverse Cycle
Galley Stove: 4 Burner w/ oven – Force 10 Type: Propane
Refrigeration: Engine drive Alder Barbour and 12V Grunert
Hot Water Tank: Yes
Fresh Water Capacity: 375 gallons
Holding Tank: 20 gallons
Macerator: Yes
Other: Paul Luke coal or wood fired cabin fireplace with tiled heat shield

Sails and Rigging
Anodized aluminum spars and booms
Anodized aluminum spinnaker pole
Stainless Steel 1 x 19 standing rigging
Roller furling
Manual adjustable back stay
Detachable inner fore stay
Custom Hinckley rod lug tensioners
Full batten main with added roach – Hood
Full batten mizzen with added roach – Hood
120% Genoa – Hood
150% Genoa – Hood
Storm Trysail
Storm Jib
Staysail – reefable on inner forestay
MPS Cruising spinnaker – Hood
(Sails have been lightly used and are in excellent condition)
Main sail and Mizzen sail covers

Primary – #35 Barient 2 speed
Secondary – #26 Barient 2 speed electric
Main and Genoa Halyard – #22 Barient 2 speed
Main Reefing – #22 Barient 2 speed
Mizzen Halyard – #10 Barient
Mizzen Reefing – #10 Barient

Interior Features

THISTLE is a customized “A” layout Sou’wester 50. Exquisite craftsmanship and joinery only found on a Hinckley. Satin varnished mahogany cabinetry and a recently refurbished teak and holly cabin sole. Brass reading lamps and a Paul Luke soapstone fireplace with a tiled heat shield on the forward bulkhead; fireplace burns wood or coal. Ample storage is provided by lockers, book shelves, hanging lockers and bureaus. A well ventilated interior as provided by deck hatches with insect screens; reverse cycle heat and air conditioning.

Hinckley Sou
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