8 year blue water cruising veteran. Bodhran has the bones of a Downeaster 32, but has been heavily customized over the last 16 years to turn her into a serious ofshore vessel. Skip the expense and years of labor necessary to outft a vessel for long range voyaging and as a bonus skip the cold water passage from the west coast to the tropics. Bodhran is currently lying in Waikiki, HI. Moorage is available here until the end of April 2018, which happens to be the perfect time to sail south to French Polynesia or any of the legendary islands of the south pacific.
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A quick list of modifcation starts at the bow with a custom dual bow roller with plenty of room to store appropriately sized anchors. The teak sampson posts that ended just below the deck were replaced with iron wood and extended to the hull to provide a rock solid mooring point. The large cabin windows have always been a liability on these boats. Bodhran's have been glassed over and replaced with smaller, opening Maxwell ports. Another downfall of the Downeaster 32 is it's wet cockpit. Combings have been added to keep water out, raise the height of the winches and provide back support. Moving below, the companionway has been redesigned to increase engine room access and allow for easy engine removal. The original vinyl headliner has been replaced with removable tongue and groove overhead and bead board on the sides. The bulkhead between the head and v-berth was replaced and moved 11” aft. This reduced the size of the head, but without the sink it's now far more comfortable. Moving the bulkhead also allowed for the v berth to be expanded from 6' to 6' 8”. The bunk was narrowed from 6' to 5' (Still queen width). The remaining spaces was used to build clothes storage. Hull to deck joint leaks are common on these boats where the external chainplates squeeze the hull. Knees have been glassed in by each of the chainplates to reduce fexing. Two of these knees provide the frame for a custom work bench/tool storage area at the end of the settee. Downeaster 32s are renown for their interior space. With 6'8” headroom in the main saloon and an open layout, the cabin feels cavernous. Their v berths and heads have always been a bit cramped. The modifcations to Bodhran have made her an ideal live-aboard. I've gone as long as 12 months without tying up to a dock. Her solar panels handle the refrigeration, lights, stereo and about 5 hours of computer time a day. The cockpit awning can be kept up at sea in up to 20 knots of wing, but also doubles as a water catcher. Throughout most of my time in the tropics, I didn't have to tote jugs to top of the water tank. With two double and 2 single berths, she can accommodate up to 6 people, but is really perfect for 2. Not only is Bodhran a great live-aboard, she's a great sea boat as well. Both the dinette and settee have lee cloths. The galley stove has a crash bar for cooking on a starboard tack and a strap to keeping you in the galley on a port tack. Jacklines and chest high lifelines along with clean decks make her safe and comfortable when moving around on deck in a seaway. The mast mounted whisker pole easily allows you to sail her wing-on-wing and tick of the miles downwind through the tropics. I normally average 120 miles a day on passage, but have hit the high 140s a number of times. If you're just looking for a live-aboard in Hawaii, she's comfortable, but deserves better. If you're looking for a boat that's ready to fulfll your cruising dreams, feel free to contact me about additional details. 8 years worth of cruising blog stories from Washington down to Mexico, across the Pacifc to New Zealand and back up to Hawaii can be found at http://www.jasonrose.com Here's an incomplete list of her specs and equipment:
Builder: Down East
Yachts Designer: Bob Poole
Dimensions LOA: 38'
Displacement: 17000 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 49ft
Engine Total Power: 25 HP ( repowered in 2001 - 2700 hours ) Engine Brand: Isuzu Year Built: 2001 Engine Model: 3BL1 Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Tanks Fresh Water Tanks: 2 (100 Gallons Total) Fuel Tanks: 1 (80 Gallons) Holding Tanks: 1 (6 Gallons Not Connected)
Electronics• Raymarine C80 Chartplotter/Radar • Raymarine radar dome (mast mounted) • Raymarine ST60+ Tridata Display for depth/speed • Raymarine Evolution Autopilot with type II linear drive ( computer, compass and display new 2014) • Standard Horizon Matrix VHF with AIS receiver • Garmin 441 Chartplotter • Icom M700pro single sindband radio • Fusion stereo with Ipod classic dock and bluetooth
Mast and Rigging • Aluminum, deck stepped, mast head rig with single spreaders and white awlgrip 2005. • External halyards keep rigging simple all running rigging replaced in 2005 • Winch and double rope clutch added to the boom to ease in reefng • External stainless Steel chainplates replaced in 2005 • Standing rigging wire fttings and turnbuckles replaced in 2006 • Headstay replaced in 2014 • Schaefer roller furling system for yankee 2007. • Retracting lazy jacks • Mast mounted whisker pole on track • (2) Lewmar 8 halyard winches for main and jib halyards • Lewmar 6 staysail winch • Custom pin rails with 8 bronze belaying pins keeps unused lines away from the mast • Folding mast steps • LED masthead Tri-color/anchor light • LED spreader lights • Radar refector
Sails • Dacron 109% Yankee – 2007 • Dacron Staysail - 2007 • Dacron battenless Main – 2015 • Assymetric Spinnaker with snufer – 2004 • Original storm jib • Original storm trysail – fts in own track on the mast Deck Hardware • (2) Lewmar 40 self tailing primary winches • (2) Lewmar 16 self tailing staysail winches ( starboard doubles as mainsheet winch ) • outboard aluminum T-track genoa tracks with oversized Schaefer cars • cabin top aluminum T-track staysail tracks • Schaefer traveller and risers over companionway • Monitor windvane installed with control lines led through the stern to prevent cockpit clutter •
Freshly rebuilt wood hatch over v berth • Lewmar aluminum opening hatch over saloon • Original plastic ports replaced with bronze opening ports • Original oversized saloon windows glassed in and replaces with Maxwell aluminum opening ports • All ports ftted with PortVisors to keep out rainwater and spray • deck padeyes to use boom vang as a preventer • Custom teak boom gallows • Folding cockpit table attached to pedestal • LED red/green running lights • Stern light is the only halogen light left on the boat Anchoring • 44lb Bruce anchor with 200' 5/16 chain and 150' 3/4” nylon rode • 20lb danforth stern anchor with 30' chain and 200' 3/4” nylon rode stored in custom locker in cockpit • Simpson-Lawrence Sea Tiger manual windlass with expanded anchor locker • Custom dual anchor bow roller • New ironwood sampson posts 2015 • Rode and chain for a secondary bow anchor (35lb CQR secondary was used for a mooring and no longer available) Electrical Systems • (4) 6 volt Energizer golf cart batteries in series/parallel for 440 amp hours • West marine 1000W inverter • Promariner Prosport 12 battery charger - 2016 • 110V wiring and panel replaced and galvanic isolator added - 2004 • 12V panel replaced 2004 • BEP DC Meter for batter volts/amps/amps used – 2012 • 260 Watts solar mounted on stern arch • Blue Sky Solar Boost 2000E MPPT solar controller Safety • Throwable infatable life ring • Webbing jacklines • Amsteel chest high lifelines • harness and tethers • Reinforced padeye for tethering in the cockpit can be clipped into from inside the cabin • Lexan dropboards replace the doors in heavy weather • 9' Parachute anchor • Whale manual bilge pump • Rule 3800 electric bilge pump Cabin• Eno 2 burner gimbaled galley stove with oven/broiler – 2010 • Brass crashbar and strap for using the stove underway • Deep double sink with fresh/saltwater foot pumps • Pressure water tap for fltered water • Engel 43 quart refrigerator built into counter draws 30 amps a day in the tropics • 6 cabin fans • Dickinson Newport diesel cabin heater with 2.5 gallon gravity fed day tank • Warm white LED lights for all interior lighting • Weems & Plath brass clock and barometer • Brass hand rails added all over the cabin Misc • Mercury 7'10” Hypalon air foor infatable dinghy • 2005 Tohatsu 5hp 2 stroke outboard • fenders • mooring lines • rod holders