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    £ 25,500Vat Included / Paid

    Westerly - Solway - 36ft Ketch for sale

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    Designed by Laurent Giles - responsible for most of Westerly's range in this era, this craft was built in 1975 and is one of fifty-five in her class and is the 'bilge keel' version. The current owner has undertaken a substantial re-fit including complete re-painting of the hull and superstructure, re-wiring of all 'top-side' electrical fittings, etc. See headings for re-fit work. Also, refurbishment work in early 2017 on the 'midship' accommodation including re-carpeting and heads compartment. Recent insurance survey is available (2017).
    The following units are included, but not tested:

    - SESTRAL Major magnetic steering compass set in binnacle in Cockpit.

    - NAVICOM RT-311 VHF radio (hand-held) with manual

    - INTERPHASE Technologies Inc. forward scanning depth-finder.

    - COBRA VHF MR F77W GPS E. radio/GPS - 2016

    - Hand Bearing compass
    - 2 x 12v batteries charged by engine alternator.

    - Ultimate Speed ULG 3.8 A1 battery charger (not connected)

    - Two main switch panels with control of all 12v circuits.

    - SkyTronic DC/AC power invertor (not fitted)

    - ProSystem generator 12V and 240V with circuit breaker (two stroke)

    - 50m electircal cable to connect to shore-power
    BETA 1307 (36hp) fitted circa 1994, engine with Hurth gearbox (serviced 2015) connected to a stainless steel shaft and 3-bladed bronze propeller. Engine controls at the helm position. Hours run: approx. 2,300hrs. Workshop manual included.

    Engine Access- Very good maintenance access is via three large removable panels; one in the sail locker, one in the walk-way through to the Aft Cabin and the 3rd under the removable companionway steps.

    - New engine instrument panel - 2016

    - New engine controls and both control cables – 2016

    - New engine loom – 2016

    Tankage: In 2008/9 new steel water tank and new plastic diesel tank fitted - plus 20 ltr portable container with fuelling funnel.

    - Water tank Capacity: 270 ltrs (80gal).

    - Fuel Capacity: 158 ltrs (50gal)
    The following safety items will be included in a sale:

    - 3 x inflatable lifejackets (certified until

    - Wetline ISO 4-man life raft (certified until 9/9/2019)

    - 1 x dry powder fire extinguisher

    - Lifebelt (with light)

    - Folding ladder fitted to transom

    - 25m heavy warp

    Sails and Rig
    - The vessel is fitted with 'gold' anodised Proctor masts (Main & Mizzen).

    - All standing rigging in stainless steel was re-newed in 2009. All mast rigging new in 2013. Spare stay/shroud (2009) included.

    - Side-deck fitted track and adjustable 'travellers' for foresheet lines to Cockpit winches and cleats.

    - All hauling lines brought to the foot of the respective masts.

    - Boom control lines also brought to Cockpit winches and cleats.

    Sail wardrobe:

    -Mainsail (white) by SD Sails Ltd (new 2013) - slab reefing

    -Storm main (red) worn but recently repaired*

    -Genoa (white: furling) by Ratsey with recent UV panels on leach and foot *

    -McWilliams Mizzen (white) - worn but recently repaired*

    -McWilliams Asymetric Kite (cruising 'chute) - worn but recently repaired*

    -Storm Jib - worn but recently repaired.*

    -Spinnaker pole

    -New sail/boom covers to Main and Mizzen (2016)

    * New mainsail made in 2013 by SD Sails Ltd who also repaired the remaining worn five sails at the same time. Since then the sails have had little or no use.

    NOTE -

    The Main Mast has had re-wiring and set-up of the following:

    - New VHF aerial/wind direction indicator fitted

    - New tricolour/anchor combination light fitted

    - New aerial and light cables threaded inside mast to top

    - New steaming/deck lights combination & external cable fitted
    The Cockpit:

    - Central helming binnacle, compass and engine controls.

    - Sprayhood (new 2013)

    - Control lines fed back to helm position

    Aft cabin:

    - Entry from cockpit (via deck-head hatch) and below

    - The cabin offers two berths with stowage spaces under and in the internal structure

    - A walk-way (forward to Port) provides access to the main accommodation

    Main cabin:

    - Bench seating to Port & Stbd and table set between with hinged leaf.

    - Stowage spaces within the side areas and below

    - To Port, aft of the Main Cabin, is the location of the new Galley area.

    -To Starboard, aft of the Main Cabin is the chart table

    - Opposite, on the centre-line, is a removable panel, giving access to the Port side of the engine. A corresponding area is to Stbd, providing good maintenance access.


    - Recently fitted Headmate 1460 marine toilet (see under Recent Referbishments)

    - Recently fitted wash/ hand basin

    - Generous hanging space (adjacent to heads)

    Fore cabin:

    - Berths to port and stbd, with infill to provide a large double berth

    - Deck-head hatch to foredeck

    - Locker with hanging space

    Recent Referbishments:

    - New port lights (all) - 2012

    - New sprayhood over companionway -2013

    - New complete pump assembly fitted to the Wilcox Crittenden ‘Headmate 1460’

    marine toilet in 2017. (The owner wished to retain the original ceramic bowl)

    - New odour-free outflow hose to toilet.

    - New toilet seat.

    - New deck glands

    - New deck-vent over heads

    - New spreader boots

    - New domestic taps and all water pipes

    - New internal light fittings (all)

    - New mirrors to Heads and Fore Cabin

    - New gas bottle storage locker & copper pipework via cut-off to cooker - 2017

    To the main mast:

    - New VHF aerial/wind direction indicator

    - New tricolour/anchor combination light

    - New aerial and light cables threaded inside mast to top

    - New steaming/deck/spreader lights combination and external cable

    - New mainsail from SD Sails Ltd – 2013

    - New sail/boom covers to main and mizzen - 2016


    - Painting and varnishing throughout – 2014 to 2017

    - Re-lining of the deck heads throughout – 2014 to 2017

    - Re-carpeting – 2017

    - Galley Inc. re-tiling the upstand and fitting new mixer tap – 2016

    - Refitting out and battery compartment
    - Round-section stainless steel (s/s) Pulpit and Pushpit fittings with matching stanchions to both Port & Starboard, with single-line s/s guard wire.

    - Traditional varnished hardwood handrails fitted to accommodation coach-roof of both Main and Aft cabins.

    - Main deck and coach-roof painted with non-slip ingredients.

    - New teak 'bottom-boards'- prepared in traditional 'grating form' have been made for the Cockpit sole as well a good quality hood over the Cockpit entry to the accommodation.

    The following mooring equipment is included:

    - Fore-deck mounted Lofrans Royal Horizontal Manual Windlass & lever with chain and rope drums fitted.

    - 35m of 3/8" anchor chain with (circa) 30lbs CQR anchor.

    - A spare anchor with 10-15m of chain.

    - 2 x SEAGO Bumper Dock Pontoon fenders

    - A number of mooring warps & fenders included.

    - New port lights fitted 2012.
    Owner Comments
    'Samharcin an Iar' (Irish Gaelic - 'Primrose of the West') has provided my family and I with a solid, well-founded vessel to allow both open sea crossings, as well as bringing her up from the Mediterrean to the UK , through the French canals. In the past year or so, I have undertaken an extensive re-fit including renewal of all electric cables to mast-head fittings, complete preparation and professional painting of hull and deck surfaces. The craft now looks considerably 'younger' than her years. She is an ideal cruising and passage making craft, with all sail control lines coming aft to the Cockpit. The basics are there and, in many cases where the timber elements are exposed, purely a 'rub down and varnish' programme.

    Items already fitted or included:

    - new port lights fitted throughout

    - new VHF aerial/wind direction indicator

    - new tricolour/anchor combination light

    - new steaming light/deck lights and cable fitted

    - the necessary preparation and professional application of marine paints to both hull and superstructure.
    Broker Comments
    The Westerly Solway 36 yachts were introduced in 1974 together with her 'sister-ships' the Conway, the Galway and the Medway. Variants included centre and aft Cockpits, Ketch or Sloop rigs and either full (long) keel or bilge keel configuration. This Solway has recently undergone an extensive external re-fit (See Headings) and is now ready for the next stage. The Broker has notes on the condition of the craft as well as a list of the equipment, etc. being included or available. It does not, however, include a full survey. Lying on tidal moorings with the Broker, where lifting and 'blocking off' for survey can take place.
    £ 25,500
    Category:Sailing Boats
    Model:Solway - 36ft Ketch
    Mooring Country:United Kingdom
    Year built:1975
    Sales status:available
    LOA:10.9 m/36 ft
    Length:10.9 m/36 ft
    Width:3.43 m/11 ft
    Draft:1.37 m/4 ft
    Mainsail:true sqm
    Genoa:true sqm
    Category:bilge keel
    Engine manufacturer:beta 1307
    No. of engines:1
    Engine hours:2300
    Material hull:grp
    No. of cabins:3
    No. of berths:6
    WC & bathrooms:true
    ModelSolway - 36ft KetchHull typedisplacement
    Winch4Drive typeshaft drive
    Waterline length9.22 meters
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    • Compass
    • Depth Sounder
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    • Spinnaker Equipment
    • Galley Equipment
    • Oven
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    • Storm jib
    • Tri-Sail
    • Inverter
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