(Note: All pictures are dated 2016, unless otherwise indicated.)
Madge Is For Sale
She’s a well-equipt boat, and priced far below her value at $17,500. She is outfitted for cruising, and needs to get back into the water soon to fulfill her purpose. Potential buyers can contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Madge is being offered for sale “as is,” with no explicit or implied warranty or guarantee of the operation of boat systems or equipment at the time of sale. The sale price is open to negotiation.
In the pictures below, please note that the Honda generator, dinghy and outboard motor are not included in the sale. Also, the coastal life raft and ditch bag are not included, but are available at additional cost.
Items not shown but included in the sale:
- Boat documentation and some equipment manuals (other manuals available online)
- Secondary Danforth anchor and chain/rope rode
- Magma propane rail-mounted grill
- Little Buddy propane heater
- Breeze Booster self-supporting wind scoop for the V-berth hatch
- ATM mast climbing system
- Four large Taylor fenders
- Jacklines and three tethers
- Electrical adapter (50A male to 30A female)
- Electrical adapter (30A male to 20A female) allowing use of heavy duty 120V/20A extension cord (included) in lieu of the 120V/30A marine electrical cord (included) for limited power hookups
- Electrical cord (120V/20A male to 120V/30A female) allowing direct connection of small generator output to the 30A boat power port
- Full gasket replacement kit for Perkins 4-108 diesel engine
- Assorted spare parts, tackle, cleaning supplies, etc.
Madge on her mooring ball in the St. Marys River.
Madge in the TravelLift at St. Marys Boat Services, our local DIY boatyard
Madge at anchor in Tarpon Basin, Key Largo.
Madge “on the hard” at SMBS, with view of keel and rudder.
Madge’s two-bladed prop.
Older view of Madge (2011) shows keel and rudder configuration.
Sails and Rigging
Madge’s standing rigging was replaced in the fall of 2015. This included all stays and shrouds, Sta-Lok connectors, and all chainplates except that for the forestay. At the same time, the masthead, steaming and foredeck lights were replaced with LED fixtures, and a new VHF antenna and masthead wind instrument were added.
The sail package includes mainsail and 130-percent genoa. The genoa was purchased with the boat in 2008 (so, age unknown), but was reconditioned by Sail Care in 2012, with a new sacrificial strip added. The genoa is mounted on a roller furler that was bought with the boat in 2008. The furler includes an internal wire halyard, so the boat’s jib halyard is available as a spinnaker halyard. The furler is functional, but fragile, and will require either a rebuild or replacing in the near future. The new mainsail was added in 2015. It is footed and fully-battened with a Duchman sail flaking system and slab reefing with two reef points. The first reef point is in a position halfway between the typical first and second reefing point. The second reef point is in the position of a typical third reef point. [Note: The old mainsail (age unknown) is included in the sale of the boat as a backup. It is footed and partially-battened with two reef points.) A new mainsail cover was included in the cockpit canvas package that was added in 2015.
Exterior, Cockpit and Deck
View of cockpit canvas (new 2015), showing removeable side panels aft of dodger. Panels zip onto removeable connector between dodger and bimini.
Looking aft into cockpit from deck, showing expanse of clear strataglass in dodger. The center panel of the dodger can be opened. There are snap-on covers for the strataglass in the dodger. Wind turbine (new 2013) and wifi booster antenna (2016) are visible behind bimini.
Engine instrument panel showing: (left side, top to bottom) oil pressure gauge; panel light switch; ingition switch; (center, top to bottom) tachometer (new 2015); momentary contact pushbuttom (not connected); (right, top to bottom) engine temperature gauge; alternator voltage output. To extreme right of panel is side of 12V car-type receptacle.
Binnacle and wheel showing: binnacle compass; Raymarine X-5 wheel pilot (new 2012); Raymarine C90W chartplotter (top,2012); Raymarine ST60+ Tridata speed and depth gauge (2012); Raymarine i60 wind gauge (2015); and Raymarine ST6000 autopilot (2012). Gear shift and throttle levers are located on binnacle left and right (respectively) of compass.
Side view of binnacle showing remote handheld unit for VHF radio (new 2015). Windlass up/down rocker switch is mounted on opposite side. Below nav pod is teak cupholder and attachment base for removeable teak cockpit table.
Genoa winches are Lewmar EVO ST45 two-speed self-tailing winches (new 2015).
Mast for Primus Air 40 wind turbine (new 2013) includes 6:1 dinghy motor hoist (2015).
Aft-looking view of starboard rail, showing solar panel (new 2013) in raised position, cleat and halyard for starboard spreader flag, and midships spring line (blue).
Aft-looking view of port rail, solar panel, flag halyard and spring line.
Madge lacks midship cleats, so spring lines are attached to stainless steel rings shackled to the aluminum toerail.
Cleats at the bow are mounted on the bowsprit, and used mostly for mooring lines and anchor snubbers. For additional dock lines, stainless steel rings have been shackled to the toerail several feet aft of the bowsprit. Note heavy duty bow roller added for anchor (new 2016).
Stainless steel rings added for dock lines at bow.
Full view of foredeck.
Close-up of Maxwell 1,000-lb electric windlass (new 2012) and 45-lb CQR anchor. Anchor rode is 180 ft of 5/16-in chain. Anchor has been lifted out of bow roller to prevent chaffe against mooring lines.
View of anchor locker. Chain for primary anchor drops into upper right section. End of chain is secured to long loop of green line and small fender. The loop makes the end of the chain accessible so a float can be attached, in the event the anchor is fouled or must be abandoned. Then, the green loop can be cut to free the anchor and chain. The upper left section holds the chain-rope rode for the secondary anchor. The rode is fed through the hawse hole on deck.
Garhauer boom vang added in 2011. Can be removed and used as a preventer.
Interior – Forward Cabin (V-berth)
Forward Cabin Layout
Looking forward from Salon into forward cabin (v-berth).
Lower level view looking forward into v-berth. Space in angle of “V” can be filled with a panel and matching piece of cushion.
Water tank (65 gal) is under forward portion of v-berth, with access port. Tarp prevents condensate on top of tank from getting cushions wet. Large top-access lockers are under the port and starboard sides of the ve-berth.
Aft wall of forward cabin on port side, adjacent to hanging locker. Vents are from former air conditioner, which has been removed.
Aft wall of forward cabin on starboard side.
Hanging locker on port side of forward cabin at entry.
In the bottom of the hanging locker, the thru-hull fitting, valve, raw water strainer, water pump and some hosing — as well as wiring to electrical panel — for removed air conditioning equipment, has been retained in the event AC is reinstalled in the future.
Port side locker under v-berth has a fiberglass liner and hatchboards on the front.
Starboard side locker under v-berth (currently full of tool boxes) is unfinished on the inside. The 40-amp battery charger (installed prior to purchase in 2008) is vertically mounted on the aft wall inside the locker (right side of picture, unseen).
Interior – Salon and Galley
Salon Layout Galley Layout
Forward-looking view down starboard side of main cabin, showing outboard side of galley and L-settee in main salon.
Aft-looking view down starboard side of main cabin, showing L-settee and outboard side of galley.
Closer view of forward portion of L-settee.
Aft-looking view of full galley area. Sliding door at rear opens to aft cabin.
Porward-looking view of port settee in salon and entry to forward cabin.
Aft-looking view of main salon port side showing entry into head. Door in far end of head opens to the aft cabin.
Twin drop-leaf table in main salon fully deployed.
Bottle and cup rack a forward port side of main salon. Vent below rack remains from previous air conditioning installation, and can be reused if AC is reinstalled. Picture above rack conceals cut-out for AC control panel.
Half-locker and shelf at aft end of port settee. Note small electrical panel and display to right of half-locker.
Controls for solar panels and wind turbine at aft end of shelves behind port settee. White box on top shelf is charge diverter, that dumps excess energy generated by the system to the water heater. Gray box on bottom shelf is charge controller. Display with blue screen shows all electrical status of the charging system. Electrical panel contains main breaker for solar panels, control switch for wind turbine, and switches for each of the two solar panels. All were installed new in 2013.
Lower half of half-locker contains freshwater pump and accumulator tank (both new 2015), water manifold, and 2,000 watt AC inverter (new 2013).
Four 100-amphour house batteries (golf cart batteries, new 2013) are installed under cabin sole in salon between the compression post and the auxiliary support post (under table).
Shelves above and behind both settees have sliding, smoked-plexiglass covers. There are also storage areas behind the back cushions of each settee.
Platform under cushion of L-settee pulls out to provide support for a double berth, with the addition of a cushion. Both settees have top-access lockers under the seats.
The short leg of the L-settee has lockers beneath and behind. The locker under the seat contains the transducer for the depth gauge and the paddlewheel for the speed log.
Deep, double stainless steel sink in galley. Note three faucets: filtered pressurized cold fresh water (left); unfiltered pressurized hot or cold fresh water (center); and manual raw seawater pump (right). Filtered water utilizes a 0.5 micron carbon filter, located in the locker under the sink. All faucets and filtration were new in 2015.
Closeup of the galley cook station shows propane stove and oven, and microwave oven (new 2015). The microwave is anchored to the counter. The photo also shows two of the four access panels for the engine compartment, which is under the stove and microwave. The starboard access panel is below the three drawers under the stove. The forward access panel is the magazine rack below the microwave.
Fixed-in-place four-burner propane stove and propane oven. There is a small storage area over the oven, and three drawers below the stove.
Main counter in galley has top-loading refrigerator/freezer below. Storage shelves are behind smoked plexiglass sliding panels.
Freezer section, showing evaporator chamber and controls. All previous refrigeration equipment was replaced with new in 2010.
Refrigerator section. Baffles adjust the amount of cold air that passively circulates between the freezer and refrigerator, to control the temperature in the refrigerator. Baskets are removeable, and help maintain air flow through the refrigerator and freezer.
Engine start battery compartment and bilge sump are located under the salon sole between the auxiliary support pole and the engine compartment. The bilge sump contains the engine raw water strainer, a low level bilge pump (500 gph), and a high level bilge pump (1500 gph), which is alarmed. The top of the 40-gallon diesel fuel tank is accessible under the same floor panel as the bilge sump. Previous pumps and batteries were replaced with new in 2013.
Interior – Head
Looking aft from salon into head. Shower drain is under teak floor grate. The shower and lavatory both drain directly into the bilge sump.
Lavatory with storage below. Aft door opens into aft cabin at nav station.
Port side access panel for the engine compartment is in the head. Forward access panel is also removed, showing RACOR primary fuel filter (new 2008) and top of water heater (new 2013).
Storage area under lavatory in head. Hoses are holding tank deck pump-out (white) and engine exhaust (black).
Faucet (new 2016) has diversion valve for handheld shower head. Shelves behind lavatory have mirrored sliding panels (new 2012).
Manual toilet in head. Previous electric toilet was replaced in 2011.
Interior – Aft Cabin
Aft Cabin Layout
Not obvious in the following photographs, but shown in the Aft Cabin Layout linked above, is the fact that there is a bulkhead just forward of the base of the companionway ladder, which separates the aft cabin from the rest of the boat. On the port side of this bulkhead is a hinged door that leads to the head. On the starboard side of the bulkhead is a sliding door that leads to the galley.
The nav station, which includes the electrical panel, is located on the port side of the aft cabin, adjacent to the forward bulkhead.
The top of the nav station opens up to make a chart table large enough for working with full-size paper charts. The station includes a red LED gooseneck lamp. To the right of the photo is the door to the head.
View of the Standard Horizon GX2000 AIS VHF radio above electrical panel. The small gray display is a multi-function display for the electrical charging system.
View of the inside of the locker under the nav station.
Opposite the nav station on the starboard side of the aft cabin, just aft of the bulkhead, is a hanging/wet locker.
View of the insideof the hanging/wet locker.
The removable teak cockpit table can be stored in bracket on sliding door between the aft cabin and the galley. In the lower left of the photo is the aft access panel for the engine compartment.
Port quarterberth aft of the nav station. The sanitary macerator pump, Y-valve and thru-hull are located in a locker under the forward portion of the berth.
Full view of the port quarterberth. The rudder post and binnacle wiring are just visible on the left side of the photo, at the aft end of the berth.
The AM/FM/MP3 radio is mounted on the outboard hull line on the forward end of the starboard quarterberth. The compressor for the freezer/refrigerator in the galley is located in a locker under this portion of the berth.
Remainder of starboard quarterberth.
Our valise-type coastal life raft and ditch bag are kept on the starboard quarterberth, in easy reach of the cockpit.
Madge’s EPIRB is mounted just inside the main hatch above the starboard quarterberth.
There is just enough room behind the companionway ladder to store a Honda i2000e generator..
The companionway ladder can be folded up to be out of the way when the main hatch boards are put in, and the boat is all buttoned up. The 15-gallon sanitary holding tank is located in a locker under the aft berth, just aft of where this generator sits.
Views of Engine (50-hp Perkins 4.108 diesel)
Front view via the access panel in the salon. The silver box forward of the engine is the water heater. Also visible are the RACOR primary fuel filter (upper left), exhaust fan (upper right), radiator reservoir, raw water pump and the drive pulley and belt.
Starboard side of engine, via access panel in the galley. Visible are the alternator, secondary fuel filter and pump, and hoses running between the heat exchanger and the water heater.
Rear view of engine from the access panel in the aft cabin. Visible are the mixing elbow, heat exchanger, oil filter and transmission box. The stuffing box is located just aft of the transmission, and is accessible via a lift-out panel in the aft cabin floor.
View via forward & port side access panels. Oil dipstick and fuel injectors are accessible from the head.