Morse Falmouth Cutter
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LOA: 30' 6" LOD: 22' LWL: 20' BEAM: 8' DRAFT: 3' 6"
DISPLACEMENT: 7,400# BALLAST: 2,500#
MAST HEIGHT: 30' SAIL AREA: 386 sq HEADROOM: 5' 11"
FUEL CAPICTY: 15 gallons in single stainless steel tank
WATER CAPACITY: 40 gallons in single stainless steel tank
DESIGNER: Lyle Hess BUILDER: Sam Morse, Costa Mesa, CA
ENGINE: BMW model #7 one cylinder raw water cooled 7 hp diesel. Single lever engine controls in cockpit. Engine instrument panel in cockpit with oil pressure, water temperature and amp meter. Racor fuel filter/water separator, bronze raw water strainer, water lift exhaust, two blade prop. Halon fire extinguisher in engine room.
ELECTRICAL: 12v system with two 12v batteries, selector switch, 12v breaker panel, 12v fuse panel, 12v volt meter, Guest 10 amp automatic battery charger and Sunsei 18 watt solar panel. 110v system with one 30 amp circuit and 30' shore power cord.
SAILS AND RIGGING: Cutter rigged. Pained aluminum mast, boom and spreaders. Mast stepped on deck. Stainless steel standing rigging with single lower shrouds and intermediate shroud. Six to one purchase main sheet. Two Barlow #16 primary sheet winches, two Barlow #15 winches on cabin top, one Barlow #15 halyard winch on mast. Sails include main with two jiffy reefing points, 2011 North 6.5 oz high cut dacron yankee, staysail with single reef point, jib topper and drifter. Harken roller furling gear (new 6/11) and whisker pole.
TRAILER: Two axel fully braked trailer with extension tongue. Disassembled, sand blasted and expoy coated 2008. New tires 2008.
ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT: VHF, Autohelm tiller pilot, Two burner propane stove with oven, Adler Barbour 12v refrigeration, Two electric and one manual bilge pumps, Bruce anchor/chain/rode, Danforth anchor/chain/rode, Manual windlass, Porta potti, Three fire extinguishers, Bottom job June 2011 with three coats Petit Ultimum 60 and cutlass bearing replaced
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: This is a rare Sam Morse factory finished Falmouth Cutter. This Lyle Hess design is the little sister to The Bristol Channel Cutter, made famous by Lin and Larry Pardey's exploits that have inspired generations of cruisers.
She, like her big sister the Bristol Channel Cutter, is built by hand and to the same standards only with one less layup on the hull. She carries very similar lines with a shallow full keel that is swept back so it does not disturb the movement of water and will go aground gently. The large sail area and long waterline provide excellent performance in both light and heavy airs. Like all Hess boats, this is a remarkably big boat for her length.
Lyle Hess designed the Falmouth Cutter as a pocket cruiser that could carry one or two persons across the oceans safely. He designed her just like the Bristol Channel Cutter with minor changes to suit her size requirement. When he finished, all the dimensions indicated that she could be trailered.
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