A safe and seaworthy family cruiser with classic lines and long keel profile offer steady performance whilst remaining light on the helm. In her present ownership, she has cruised the East Coast in recent years 'Northern Rose' has benefited from recent updates such as new standing rigging (2012) and new roller reefing system (2016). A tough little boat that is ready to go for her next owner.
The accommodation offers five berths in two cabins with 6'2 standing headroom. Forecabin with vee berth, infill to form a double berth and stowage below. Separate heads compartment to port with a marine toilet (new 2006) and fold-down wash basin with cold water supply. Hanging locker to starboard. Saloon consisting of a dinette to port which converts to a double berth, galley and quarter berth to starboard. The galley is equipped with a gimballed 2-burner gas cooker with grill, gas shut-off valve, galley sink with manually (foot) pumped filtered cold water supply and ample stowage. 29 litre plastic freshwater tank with filter for drinking water and 90 litre GRP water tank (unfiltered) for general use. Blue and white upholstery. Carpet and curtains.
Located under companionway, 1986 Arona 2-cylinder 13hp inboard diesel engine. Seawater cooled. Single lever Morse type controls with electric start. Shaft drive with rope cutter to 3-bladed fixed-pitch propeller. Engine instrumentation including engine hour meter. Cruising speed 5 knots. Top speed under power 6 knots. Stainless Steel tank with filters and fuel lines replaced (new 2014). Engine last serviced in spring 2016 including new anodes, oil filter, fluids and a new water pump.
2 x 12v Batteries (both new 2012) charging from engine alternator and Rutland wind generator (serviced by Rutland 2015). Shore power system with ring mains. Full interior cabin lighting.
Masthead rigged sloop. Gold anodised aluminium mast, boom and spinnaker pole. Galvanised steel tabernacle. Stainless steel standing rigging (2012) Terylene running rigging (2012). Slab reefing mainsail. Headsail furling system (new 2016). 2 x Genoa sheet winches. Halyard winch on mast.
Built in 1972 by Hurley Marine Ltd to a design by Ian Anderson. White painted GRP hull with teak rubbing strake. Hull repainted in 2015. Light grey GRP superstructure with non-slip deck surfaces. Underwater hull epoxy coated with 5 coats of VC tar in 1990 following surveyor's recommendation. Encapsulated cast iron long keel. Tiller steering to transom/keel hung rudder. Self draining cockpit.
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