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1981 contessa contessa 32

5 October, 2011 by EVAN

About this Sailboat:

Contessa 32
DESIGNER: David Sadler BUILDER: J.J. Taylor and Sons
LOA: 32’ LWL: 24’ BEAM: 9’ 6” DRAFT:5’ 6”
YEAR MODEL 1981 Displacement: 9500, ballast 4600
HULL: Fiberglass ENGINE: Buhk 20 ME diesel 20 hp
TANKAGE: fuel 33 gal in 2 separate tanks, 80 gal. water in 2 separate tanks
HULL CONFIGURATION: Fin Keel with skeg-hung rudder
Interlux 2000E epoxy bottom was applied in 2002.

Standard Contessa 32 layout: Stepping through the companionway from the cockpit the galley is to port and the nav station is to starboard. There is a single pilot berth in the starboard quarter aft of the nav station. The engine is enclosed aft of the companionway steps. Forward and down one step is the main salon. There is a U-shaped settee and table to port and a straight settee to starboard. There are enclosed cabinets outboard of the settees on both sides and considerable storage below. Forward and up one step the head is to port and locker storage is to starboard. Forward is the forward cabin with V-berth. There is storage and tankage below the forward berth.

The Contessa 32 is a well built, sea-kindly and fast offshore cruising sloop. She is a well-proven design as a performance cruising and racing boat. Swack has been primarily setup as a cruising boat and has not been raced She has sailed offshore from British Columbia to Australia and BC to Hawaii on separate trips. She is currently in the Pacific Northwest.

Equipment on Board:

Furuno GP 1640F, GPS, C-Map, depth sounder
Marine Tek Loran
Furuno -Depth sounder/GPS
VHF-Marine 1080
2 deep cycle house batteries, 1 separate start battery
Siemens SM-75 Solar panel
manual freshwater pumps at galley and head
2 burner Optimist kerosene cook stove
2 burner Shipmate stove/oven(rebuilt uninstalled)
Force 10 Cabin heater, Pressurized kerosene
Campbell 3 blade sail propeller
Plastimo bulkhead compass
Monitor Self-steering vane
Auothelm 1000, Navco Auto pilots
Sunbrella dodger, bimini
complete winter cover-custom made Sunbrella

Aluminum spars sloop rig
Profurl roller furling/reefing
2 LEWMAR Primary winches
4 LEWMAR Halyard winches
1Gibb winch for furling system
Stainless wire (5/16″ and ¼”) standing rigging with Norseman fittings (1996)

MAIN SAIL deep triple reefed
GENOA 150%, furling headsail,
Cruising spinnaker with dowsing sleeve

25lb CQR- 200 ft 5/16″ CHAIN
10 KG BRUCE – 225ft 5/8 NYLON RODE w/ 30ft 3/8″ chain
Manual anchor windlass
Swarbrick 23kg, fisherman anchor(kedge/admiral)

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