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1979 Vagabond 47

19 October, 2012 by EVAN

About this Sailboat:

The companionway ladder comes down from the cockpit to the saloon. A settee with dining table is to port. A liquor locker at the aft end of the settee separates the saloon from the galley. Forward of the settee a large mirror adds space to the room. An L shaped settee is forward to starboard. The nav station is aft of the starboard settee.

Forward from the saloon to port is the forward head which has been converted into a workroom and houses the watermaker. Starboard from the workroom is a large locker. The guest vee berth is forward.

From the saloon the galley is aft and to port. The stove is on the outboard bulkhead and the sink is on the inboard bulkhead. The galley also serves as the companionway to the owner’s aft cabin.

From the saloon on the port side just aft of the nav station is a utility room with the washer/dryer and the second refrigerator/freezer. The utility room also leads aft to the head. The head also has a door into the owner’s cabin.

Spacious saloon
New varnished wood headliner in saloon
Big windows bring lots of light into saloon
Large modern Lewmar hatches bring in lots of ventilation
Straight settees with corners offer places to lean back, put your feet up and read or watch TV
Straight settees make great sea berths for offshore passages
5 deck prisms bring in natural light in any weather
Numerous lockers, hanging lockers, shelves, drawers and cubbies throughout the boat provide great storage

Equipment on Board:


5 kw Northern Lights generator – 315 hrs. NEW 2007!
4 80 watt solar panels mounted on hard bimini
Blue Sky Solar Boost 2512i 12VDC 25 amp MPPT 3 stage solar charge controller with remote – NEW 2007!
Xantrex Prosine 3000 watt true sine wave inverter/charger with remote monitor/control panel
6 98 amp/hr 12v gel cell group 31 batteries – 600 amp hrs in the bank – NEW 2007!
6 180 amp/hr 6v gel cell golf cart batteries – 540 amp hrs in the bank – NEW 2005!

Electronics & Navigation

Robertson AP200DL Sail autopilot
Built in navigation computer with worldwide charts, Maptech GPS system and 17″ flatscreen display in cockpit
Furuno 1623 24 mile LCD radar mounted in cockpit
Robertson Dataline knot/log instrument
Robertson Dataline course compass
Robertson RI101 rudder angle indicator
Navman 3100 depth sounder
Datamarine wind instrument
Ritchie 6″ binnacle mounted compass
Weems & Plath clock in cockpit
ICOM IC-M710 SSB radio with automatic tuner
ICOM IC-M302 DSC VHF radio in the cockpit
ACR 406 EPIRB (needs battery replacement)
Technics component stereo cd/cassette/mp3
Bose 101 box speakers in cockpit with add-on power amp
Boston clock and barometer in saloon

Engine & Mechanical

Ford Lehman model 4d254 85 hp fresh water cooled diesel engine
Borg Warner transmission
3 Racor 500 Series fuel filters in a manifold with a fuel polishing system
Sea Recovery 1200 gal/day (50 gal/hr) watermaker
6 gal 110v/engine heated water heater
Freshwater pump with backup pump inline
2 marine air conditioners (inoperative)

Sails and rigging

Full batten LAM mainsail with Doyle Stack Pack cover – cover NEW 2006!
LAM Mizzen sail with Doyle Stack Pack cover – cover NEW 2006!
150% genoa – NEW 2006!
130% genoa – NEW 2006!
100% jib
Harken headsail roller furler
Harken roller furler on self tacking staysail
Twin whisker poles on separate cars and tracks mounted on mast
13 Lewmar winches, 11 self tailing
Handy & decorative belaying pins in rack at the mast

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