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Boat Description
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Boat ID: 1734
Boat Name: Second Half
Year Built:
Boat Builder/Design: Skookum 47
Boat Type/Rig: Ketch
Hull Material: Fiber Glass
Boat Current Location:
, North Carolina, USA
Home Port:
Other Crew Members:
Boat website URL:
Owner/Contact: Dsiddens (4416)
Email: [non-public]
Boat Seeking Crew? No
Main Boat Activity: DistantCruise
Departure Date: 2005-11-01
Crew Ad Title:

Boat For Sale?  No  Price: $USD Local Price:   in:
LOD (feet):47.0     ;LWL: Beam:    ;Draft:
Displacement:(lb); Fuel(gal): Ballast:(lb); Water(gal):
Dinghy: 12' Outboard:15 hp

Maybe we should name the boat "Second Half". I'm retired at 57, she is going to retire when we move aboard. Our immediate plan includes fixing those items that affect safety, reliablity, and minor cosmetics, then heading out for two years in the Carribean. After two years we'll evaluate do we return to shore or keep going.

The boat we selected was built in 1973 in Port Townsend WA. Designed by Ed Monk, built by Skookum yard and originally sold as a Tradewinds. It's large, full keel fiberglass doulble headsail ketch. Her main dimensions are 47' on deck, about 13'2" beam, 6'4" draft and 23 tons.

On deck there is a 5 or 6 foot bowsprit fixing twin headstays and the 60 lb CQR. The staysail is self tending as is the main. The mizzen has adjustable back stays. Decks are 3/4" teak over two sheets of 3/4 marine plywood which sit ontop of beams spaced every 16". Masts and booms are aluminum. The cockpit is fitted with a hard dodger and bimini and is long enough to layout on the benches. Inside, there is a rather open saloon with drop down pedestal table convertable to sleeping two; U shaped galley with refrigeration, double sinks, three burner propane stove with oven; forward are accomadations for two; a forward head is just aft of the V-berth bulkhead. Across from the dinette, on starboard, is the nav and moving aft is a passageway that has the engine room and circuit breakers nearer midships with a workbench against the hull side. In the aft is a huge master stateroom/head. There are 14 bronze portlights, 4 bronze portholes, 4 cast aluminum hatches, and two ventilators fitted with dorades. In the mechanical department there is a Perkins 4-236 driving through a 11' 1 1/2" shaft to a fixed three blade prop. For tankage, there are about 300 gallons of diesel, 250 gallons of water, and a 60 gallon tank originally intended for sewage holding. On the bow is an Ideal electric vertical windless for chain and line. Electrical consists a 400w windmill, 100w solar panels and a 190 amp alternator off the Perkins, each with its own controller, into three 8D's and a starter battery. The interior finish is a darker color, oiled and waxed wood contrasted with white inserts in the overhead and cupboard doors. Very restful to the eye after being on deck in the sun, although a bit dark after sunset. Lighting is a mix of 12 incandescent and two tube fluorescents. Electronics include fixed VHF in the nav, handheld VHF on deck, ICOM SSB, handheld Garmin 76C, a small Simtex radar, and NAVMAN wind, depth & speed.

Well, that's probably more than you wanted to know... Doug & Anne