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- Engine/Fuel Type:
- Single / diesel
- Located In:
- Brooklin, ME
- Hull Material:
- Current Price:
- US$ 70,000
ABIGAIL is a classic John Alden ketch currently used as a charter vessel to explore the bays and islands of midcoast Maine. She has been loving cared for and has had many upgrades between 1994 and present. ABIGAIL is the perfect vessel for personal pleasure yachting or as a small business venture.
All new batteries and navigation station in 2014
Please contact at (207) 236-7048
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Seth Persson, Old Saybrook, Connecticut
Designer: John Alden
LOA: 39 ft 0 in
Beam: 11 ft 2 in
LWL: 30 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 8 in
Displacement: 26000 lbs
Engine Brand: Westerbeke
Engine Model: 4 108
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Ballast: 7,700 lead
Total Power: 37
Fuel: 25 gal aluminum
Fresh Water: (2) 60 gal, 40 gal
Double planked 3/8” cedar with 3/4” mahogany over.
Back fastened with bronze screws between frames. The frames are 1 ¾” by 2” steam bent white oak. The backbone is all of white oak. There is a 30”x 18” bronze sheer plate with bronze strapping that the main chain plates attach to. The frames on either side of the mainmast are double width with cast bronze knees between the hull and deck and the deck and cabintop. The deck is laid teak. The cabin top is glassed. All deck materials are varnished mahogany. All fastenings are bronze.
Starting forward is chain locker. Next aft is a v-birth with drawers and a hanging locker. The v berth was modified to widen out the port berth, add drawers and make a filler piece for one big bunk. Next aft on port is the head with a hanging locker to starboard. Aft of this on starboard is a chest of drawers a settee with fold down bunk. On port aft of the head is a wood heating stove and chest of drawers. Aft of this is a settee that slides out to a wide and comfortable bunk. Out board is a pilot birth that has been converted to a storage locker. Behind the bunk is the galley with pressure water an icebox and full sized stove. Opposite the galley to starboard is a quarter birth with a chart table that fold up to make the bunk useable. There is ample storage below bunks and behind bunks and in the galley. Aft of this is the engine room, which is easy to access to work on the engine. The interior is painted with varnished trim.
- 5 bunks
- Sun shower on deck
- Cold running water in galley and head
- Full four-burner stove in galley
- Oven and broiler; icebox in galley
The engine is a 37 hp 4 108 Westerbeke that was rebuilt in 1994. The reverse gear is a paragon with a 3-1 reduction, swinging a 19x12 three bladed feathering Luke propeller on an 1 1/8” bronze shaft. There are two fuel tanks to run the engine. Behind the quarter birth is a 35-gallon Monel tank and under the cockpit sole is an aluminum tank that holds 25 gallons. There is a supply valve and a return valve for each tank.
There are two fresh water tanks the one under the v-birth is 60 gallons and the aft tank located under the galley sole is 40 gallons.
Sails & Rigging
All spars are varnished Sitka spruce, with 1x19 standing rigging and wire halyards on all sails. There are four working sails. Main 2003, Mizzen 2009, Staysail 2003, Yankee 1995, Spinnaker, #1 genoa, 2 #2 genoas and many other spare sails. The bigger headsails have to be converted to fit on the roller furler 1999.
- Micrologic GPS
- Micrologic Loran
- Foruno 1720 Radar
- Raytheon ST40 Depth sounder
- Datamarine speedo
- Clock and Barometer on board
Striped all varnish on deck; new fuel tank; 5 new planks; STB bulwarks and cap rails replaced; 2 sistered frames.
Replaced bobstay and both upper shrouds; made new compass binnacle, replaced garboard plank and next plank above on both sides; made new engine room hatch; took out galley tank fix leaks; insulated engine room door and hatch; installed new engine shut down cable; new bunk cushion covers; new VHF radio.
New pressure water pump; new anchor rode ¾ nylon and 3/8 chain; new Yankee sail.
Repainted quarter birth and overhead; replaced transom, transom apron and cap rail around transom; scarfed hood ends on port aft quarter; new Micrologic GPS; new chart table.
Replaced cockpit coamings; fixed rot in aft cabin trunk; fixed horizontal split in cabin trunk, new trim piece. Painted interior cabin trunk; stripped and varnished cabin trunk doors; made cup and bowl rack in galley.
Made new drawer front in quarter birth area; installed new alternator, rewired engine, new windlass switch.
New roller furler; installed radar
Made new rudder, copper rudder post.
Replaced cockpit sole; new cockpit sole frames; new Raytheon st 40 depth sounder.
Refastened / re-rubbered deck.
Replaced 3 planks around mast step area on port side; 4 planks on the starboard side; replaced floor to frame bolts; new floor bolts from mast step forward; replaced bolts in bronze floors in mast step area.
Stripped overhead of cabin trunk; stripped and repainted forpeak area; painted and varnished from cabin trunk up.
New Zantrax battery combiner and alternator regulator; stripped and refastened topsides; replaced bad butt blocks in hull; splined covering board / sheer strake seam; refasten bottom from chainplates forward; took out engine, painted; installed new oil cooler and new fresh water pump; painted topsides.
Took apart forepeak area; replaced rotten floor; new under water tank; replaced bolts in floor timbers and floor to frame bolt; built new bunks and storage; repainted head; installed airhead.
Replaced bowsprit; new sail covers.
Replaced 6 planks on the starboard side; replaced all floor to frame bolt in areas where planks were out; new mizzen sail.
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