Deep Keel Seadog 30 - SALUKI OF ARNE Ketch Sailing Cruiser
Built: 1973/1975 Construction: GRP
LOA: 9.14 m (30' 0") Rig: Ketch
LWL: 7.31 m (24' 0") Engine: 46hp Perkins
Beam: 2.87 m (9' 6") Fuel: Diesel
Draft: 1.37 m (4' 6") Berths: 4+ in 2 cabins
Displacement: 5792.00 Kgs Designer: Reg Freeman
Location: Ashore Rudders Boatyard, Burton, Milford Haven, SA73 1NU
Asking Price: £ 18,000
Construction and Introduction: Built in 1973 (commissioned 1975) by Glascade GRP Ltd of Southampton to a Reg Freeman design. 'Saluki of Arne' has a white GRP hull and superstructure with light blue decks on a long deep keel (lead ballast). A key feature of the Seadog is the fixed windscreen which provides excellent protection for the helmsman and crew. Seadogs were built to a very high standard and weighing 6 tons they are very stable and well regarded seaboats. Being ketch rigged they are easy to manage and having centre cockpits the skipper has an excellent view as well as being close to anything that needs attention. Two Seadogs have completed largely single-handed circumnavigations and several have made Atlantic crossings. There is an extremely friendly and active Seadog Owners Association which assists new, existing and ex owners with an active internet based members forum, summer meets and an annual winter weekend gathering in Bournemouth.
Accommodation: Four (or 5) good size 6 single berths in two cabins, with lee cloths the port aft cabin berth is nearly a double. There is substantial storage capacity under all berths with bookshelves and lockers as well as a drinks shelf in the main cabin. An additional narrow pilot berth behind the nav desk is currently used for storage. There is a folding table in the main cabin and two gimballed brass oil lamps. There are individually switched electric lights overhead and reading lights for each berth with a fluorescent tube and worktop lights in the galley.
A Taylor's diesel heater is bulkhead mounted in the main cabin and there is an engine bay located Eberspacher (1998) heater with outlets in main, aft and heads cabins with a thermostatic control/auto-timer in the saloon. Curtains, cushions and new unused upholstery covers in main cabin.
The Galley to port consists of a Taylors paraffin cooker with oven, plus stainless steel sink/drainer with 50 gal cold water supply in a keel tank. There is good drawer and locker storage as well as a coolbox. A cooker safety bar and a waist belt ensure safety for the cook at sea.
The forepeak contains the heads and consists of Blakes Lavac sea toilet and wash hand basin plus shaver socket with a large shelved locker and a separate wet/hanging locker heated by Ebespacher warm air. There is ample shelf/bin storage for sails, fenders and warps. Chain is stored low in the forepeak in an easily accessible chain locker.
Engine: 46hp Perkins 4108 diesel engine, via a Borg Warner gear box and morse control through a conventional shaft (new 1997) with a Deep Sea Seal shaft seal to a three bladed 17" bronze prop. New gearbox oil cooler, Quietlife shaft coupling, engine mountings, engine exhaust outlet, Vetus water strainer, waterlock, gooseneck, exhaust hose, seacocks and sound insulation 2004/5.
2 x 12v switched batteries (110ah domestic and 100ah starter) in the starboard cockpit locker, alternator and mains shore power cable with safety circuit breaker and mains 3 pin sockets in main and aft cabins.
Wheel steering with steering box and shaft linkage to rudder. Autohelm Autopilot 3000 with belt drive to the wheel.
1x 84 litre fuel tank
Sails & Spars: Ketch rigged on anodised aluminium spars by Kemp and stainless steel standing rigging plus running rigging (1998-99). All new running rigging and new forestay May 2010. Both masts are tabernacle mounted to allow raising and lowering without requiring/hiring a crane.
Slab reefed main and mizzen, roller reefing foresail. Jeckells main, 150% Genoa (new UV strip 2003) and mizzen all 1994, plus a spare jib and cruising chute with snuffer. Baby stay and storm jib, heavy duty trysail.
2 x sheet winches (plus 2 unfitted) and 2 x halyard winches.
Deck Equipment: Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit and guard wires
Outboard bracket on pushpit
Double roller stem fitting
Lofrans Royal manual windlass on foredeck (2001)
2 x CQR anchors 35lb with 60m 8mm chain (2003) and 20lb with 10m chain
Sail covers for main and mizzen
Dodgers with yachts name
Old winter use sprayhood and brand new unused blue sprayhood and cockpit cover which completely encloses cockpit area
Warps and fenders
Wooden boarding ladder
Deck cowl ventilators protected by stainless steel frames
Blue International Interdeck stainless steel frames
protect cowl ventilators and provide good handholds on deck
Navigation Equipment: There is a very good navigation table with electrical panel and instrument mounting space above on the starboard side of the companionway. There is chart storage under the hinged desktop as well as a drawer for bosuns stores and spares.
Fluxgate compass Nav desk gimballed compass
FLS Echopilot (2001) Seafarer 700 echosounder
Raytheon SL70 radar Radar reflector
Furuno GPS Yeoman chart plotter (2003)
Garmin map 205 Log/speed instruments
Huson 60 VHF Autohelm 3000 autopilot
Navtex Pro Clock/barometer
Bilge pump manual and automatic
2x Horseshoe Lifebuoys and throw line
Carbon monoxide detector
3 x Fire extinguishers
Hi-power hand held spotlight
Plastimo inflatable dinghy and Mercury 3.3hp outboard if required
With her current and previous owners 'Saluki' has benefited from careful and caring ownership. PBO in April 2000 commented that the legendary durability of the Seadog, "was no doubt largely thanks to a displacement of nearly 6 tons", giving solid construction, practical accommodation and good attention to detail; they concluded by saying that "you'd be lucky to find such thoroughness in a custom built yacht". In the era of their construction they were regarded as a gentlemans yacht and many were customised with teak or mahogany interiors to their original owners wishes.
The Seadog was first introduced in 1964, designed and built by Reg Freeman A.R.I.N.A. The design was popular, and production continued until 1975 with very minor design changes. They offer an unusual combination of qualities - a good enough and tough enough heavy-displacement sailing boat to cross oceans, yet relatively shallow draught for coastal and estuary motor sailing. Add a deep safe cockpit protected from the worst of the weather by the fixed windscreen, and masts in tabernacles so they can be lowered if necessary without outside assistance, and you have a genuinely go-almost-anywhere boat.
The Deep Seadog is a deeper keeled and slightly taller rigged version of the standard Seadog centre-cockpit ketch with bilge keels. With an extra foot of draught and lead instead of iron ballast, and without the bilge plates fitted to the standard version, the Deep Seadog has substantially better windward performance some say up to as much as 1 knot in a good wind. Although originally conceived and marketed as a motor-sailer, the Seadog is actually a proper sailing yacht with a fairly powerful rig - 510 sq feet with main, genoa and mizzen. Many owners report that in strong winds dropping the main and carrying on under headsail and mizzen is very effective.
Seadogs are comfortable, safe and easily managed cruising yachts and their owners tend to be friendly and accomplished seafarers.