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Solaster was built and finished by the Jarvis Newman Boatyard in Southwest Harbor, Maine in 1970. Her hull is solid fiberglass, and her deck assembly is also fiberglass with molded nonskid, finished with teak woodwork. She is Sail No. 103 in the Friendship Sloop Society. Her most recent and current owners have sailed her gently and maintained her, upgrading sails, fuel tank, and woodwork, including a new bowsprit. She is a classic Maine gaff-rigged sloop built with modern materials, seaworthy, and a terrific daysailer with accommodations below for 4!
Solid hand-laid fiberglass hull using 8 layers of glass, plus reinforcing built by the Jarvis Newman Yard in Southwest Harbor, Maine. One-piece molded fiberglass deck assembly with self-bailing and watertight cockpit, coamings, cabin ports, companionway hatch, and tan non-skid. External 2000-lb. lead keel fastened with bronze keel bolts. Deck and cockpit scuppers piped overboard. Teak cockpit seats, bridge deck, companionway, toe rails, trim, cockpit grate, and boom crutch. Custom bronze hardware and Edson wheel steering with teak wheel. A large cockpit that seats six comfortably.
Fuel: 14.5-gallon aluminum tank (2019)
Fresh Water: 20 gals in fiberglass tank
Holding: polypropylene tank
1970 Volvo 2-cyl. diesel inboard, 14 HP, rebuilt in 1999 by Volvo. 2:1 reduction gear. 1" bronze shaft swinging a 2-blade prop. Single-lever controls in cockpit. 200 hours since new. Good access to engine via cockpit sole hatch.
Mast (built 2005), boom, gaff, staysail boom--all varnished spruce, stripped and varnished winter of 2019-20. A new bowsprit was built in 2020.
Mainsail: newer Bohndell, lightly sailed 4 seasons.
The roller-furled jib and staysail are in good condition.
Stainless steel standing rigging and Lignum Vitae deadeyes. Dacron running rigging. Deck hardware is bronze.
Two 12V batteries w/master switch, 1-2-Both, and a circuit breaker panel for accessories.
This sloop sleeps a total of 4 below. Two vee berths forward with the centerline head between. The head has a Y valve, macerator, and holding tank. A small galley offers a 2-burner alcohol stove and ice box below on port side. On the starboard side is the stainless steel sink with hand pump and storage below. Aft are two large single quarter berths. Dark blue Naugahyde covered cushions, white bulkheads, and the hull ceiling is varnished pine with varnished teak trim. Teak and holly sole. A very attractive, open, and bright cabin with six fixed ports. Sitting headroom.
In the cockpit, which has teak overlay seats and trimmed with teak--all finished with both varnish and Cetol throughout. The toe rails, cockpit coaming, handrails are varnished. A teak grate covers the cockpit sole. The fiberglass side decks lead to the foredeck with molded-in nonskid.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.