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1977 Westerly Solway
The Solway was the biggest production twin keelers available at the time. They were built between 1974 and 1978. The accommodation it offers is spacious and benefits from a forward double cabin with heads and an aft cabin with its own heads too, making this an ideal boat for taking your friends and family on holiday. A 2018 survey report is available on request. Viewing highly recommended.
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The Westerly Solway offers 6 berths in 3 cabins, forward vee berth with infill and storage below, marine head to port with a small workshop. Saloon with settee berths to port and starboard and drop-leaf table. Galley to starboard with stainless steel sink hot and cold mixer tap water heated via calorifier, Nelson Tecma oven and grill with two burners, cool box. Navigation table to port with single seat. Aft cabin Vee berth with infill, stainless steel vanity basin, access to aft heads with shower and marine heads. Upholstery finished in blue velour. Radio/CD.
The Westerly Solway is ketch rigged, with masthead mainsail, with anodised aluminium deck stepped masts, and Selden booms 2001, stainless steel standing rigging 2001, Terylene running rigging 2018, slab reefing mainsail with lazyjacks, and furling headsail by Schaefer.
2 x Sheet winches (Lewmar 44 self-tailing)
3 x Halyard winches (Lewmar 14 two self-tailing)
2 x Other winches (Lewmar 30)
1 x Mainsail (2001 Crusader good condition, valeted 2020)
1 x Genoa (2001 Crusader good condition, valeted 2020)
1 x Mizzen (2001 Crusader good condition)
1 x Mizzen Staysail
1 x Cruising Chute
Powered by a Caterpillar C2.2 four-cylinder 55hp diesel engine, with indirect cooling, shaft drive to a 3 bladed propellor with rope cutter. Single lever Morse control. 120 litre fuel capacity in two stainless steel tanks. Last engine service March 2022, last out of water maintenance April 2022. Some service history available.
2 x 12-volt 105Ah domestic batteries, 1 x 12-volt 110Ah engine battery, charging from the engine alternator. Shore power connection, 12-volt battery charger with Victron energy blue power battery management system.
It's now 1974 and Westerly were outselling every other yacht business following the success of the Centaur and the W31s so they wanted to introduce a larger 36' range and did so with the Conway family designed by Laurent Giles. Introduced a year after the Conway the Solway was a Conway with twin keels. Available as a centre cockpit, twin keel, sloop or ketch, most Solway’s were commissioned as ketches. This is before the days of roller reefing, so ketches were easier to handle. For the first time in a Westerly design access to the aft cabin was from the main saloon. They also came with 4 different interior layouts and customers were allowed to incorporate their own modifications.
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