Crazy Goose was designed for the yachtsman interested in circumnavigation with the ultimate safety of a steel hull and solid dodger for protection from the sun and elements. She is a very well thought-out yacht, the perfect size for the serious cruising couple, with a comfortable cockpit and large pilot house with chart table. She has a fuel filter system that cleans the fuel as it is transferred into the day tank, and a fridge/freezer system with ample stowage for long passages. There are numerous opening ports for tropical ventilation and her extensive insulation makes for comfortable living in all conditions. Crazy Goose is commissioned, well maintained, and ready for an offshore sailor to circumnavigate the globe. Conveniently located in Fort Lauderdale. Please call for more information or to schedule a showing appointment.
Doyle mainsail 2008
Doyle 130% genoa 2012
Neil Pryde 130% drifter 2010
Neil Pryde 110% jib 2010
Hull, topsides, and deck painted 2009
Standing rigging replaced 2009
Centerboard removed, inspected, and the hinge-shaft replaced 2009
Batteries,wiring, and breakers replaced 2011
DC refrigeration system installed in 2011
VHF radio Icom IC-M603a 2009
GPS Furuno GP-32 2009
Navtex Furuno NX-300 2009
Sony Marina stereo CDX/M60ui 2009
EPIRB w/ gps ACR Global Fix Pro 2009
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Fresh Water Tanks: (300 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (300 Gallons)
Pilothouse and Nav Station
The pilot house has pilot berth to port, pilot chair, navigation, engine and generator instruments, and a D/C and A/C electrical panel with gauges and breakers. This steering station is rack and pinion to a tiller arm. The cockpit steering is wire to a separate quadrant. Both stations can be taken off line to reduce the drag on the primary auto-pilot which chain drives its own quadrant for three independent steering systems. The indicator lights under the small table go on when the fresh water pump, bilge pump, fuel transfer pump or day tank transfer pump run. The black panel obscured by the wheel is a separate alarm with switch to indicate low fuel in the day tank. If the alarm sounds, the operator can switch to a separate fuel transfer pump, fuel filter and fuel tank without leaving the wheel.
Pilothouse standing head room: 6'1" PIlothouse settee length: 6'8"
The abandon ship bag and battery charger are under the pilot berth. All of the under seat and berth lockers in the boat have barrel bolts which secure them in the event of a knock down. To starboard is a large stand up chart table, VHF, and SSB. The top of the table hinges up and holds charts as well as all the odds and ends always found under a chart table. Under the pilot house floor is a 5kw generator and the battery compartment with four 105 amp hour Lifeline batteries and a separate engine/generator start battery. All of the batteries are mounted to withstand a 360 degree rollover and the floor boards can be bolted down.
Behind the chart table to starboard is a wet gear hanging locker. The locker to port contains the binoculars, an LED torch, manual horn, and other small items which have to be readily accessible during navigation. Four additional lockers are easy for stowing ships papers, nav books, etc. The cockpit to pilot house step is used for storing spare winch handles, blocks, etc.
The aft cabin is located under the chart table. A fold-up panel provides additional ventilation from, and direct access to, the pilot house. Under the berth is a general storage area, a storage area for charts, and a 500 amp isolation transformer. Forward of the berth is a hanging locker. Starboard quarter berth length, berth 7'+ Starboard quarter berth, standing head room 6'2"
Main Cabin and Galley
Looking aft from the main cabin into the galley, pilot house and aft cabin, on the left is a top-loading fridge/freezer which has two sets of coils, one for the mechanical engine-driven system and one for the 110-volt D/C generator/shore-power system. The mola above the freezer hinges up to expose a vent with a D/C computer fan for aft cabin ventilation. The door leads to the aft cabin.
Galley/salon head room 6'1"-6'2" Salon settee length: 6'3"
The engine is mounted amidships under the white cushion in the foreground. Above the engine are two knock-outs for eye bolts to lift the engine for servicing.
The large U-shaped galley is very safe and the high fiddles around the stove secure the pots in all weather conditions. Above the stove is a shallow box which contains another D/C fan, and on deck there is a Nicro- Fico solar vent with battery that provides 24-hour ventilation. Under the tablet next to the stove is the hot-water boiler. The cane doors in the aft end of the galley give access to all the wiring running to the DC electrical panel. Wires are numbered.
Looking forward, to the right of the dining area is an aft-opening centerline refrigerator. It is set up with its own DC compressor (with internal cooling via one of the water tanks) and has a small freezer compartment. This allows the large top loading fridge/freezer to be used only as a fridge, ice-box or storage. Both the refrigerator and the freezer have wire baskets to keep the food organized. They can be removed quickly to minimize the amount of time the doors are open. Vertical plastic strips inside the refrigerator door minimize the loss of cold air.
Above the refrigerator are several lockers. To the left of these lockers is a faucet for cold drinking water, connected to the water pressure system and run through the refrigerator. To starboard in the passageway are several lockers and drawers for storing food. The top forward locker used to harbor an AC unit.
Shower and Head
The head is vented by an overhead hatch with a dodger which can be left open in most conditions, and a Nicro-Fico solar vent with battery. The head is mounted parallel to the centerline. The cane-faced locker to the left of the sink is a top-opening laundry hamper (in the former location of the athwart ships head) with its own bag on hooks. The shower rod runs fore and aft and is through-bolted to the bulkheads so it can be used as a handhold. The shower controls can be pre-set to avoid scalding when the water pump cycles.
Front Cabin and Forepeak
The spacious front cabin has a V-berth, port and stb. hanging lockers and small lockers with sliding doors. An extra hanging locker is located to port.
Forward berth, berth length 6'4" V Forward berth, standing head room 6'2"
The door to the forepeak is hinged at an angle to funnel sail bags down the hatch into the forepeak. The forward end of the forepeak is a steel crash bulkhead. The windlass is powered by its own battery, located in the forepeak. The forepeak holds the spare sails, fender boards, the spare 55 pound Delta anchor and additional anchor rodes for two fluke anchors that are carried in the cockpit and the forward deck locker. All of the bunk and seat tops throughout the boat are vented to allow the cushions to breath. Condensation has not been a problem since the boat is insulated from the forepeak to the cockpit.
Autohelm ST 6000 wheel pilot
VHF radio Icom IC-M603a 2009
SSB; Icom IC-M710 and AT-130 tuner
GPS Furuno GP-32 2009
Navtex Furuno NX-300 2009
2 depth sounders: Raytheon ST 50 Tridata and Autohelm ST 50
Wind speed and direction Autohelm ST 50
2 compasses: 1 Raytheon and 1 Suunto
Propane detector Xintex S-2A
Stereo SONY marina CDX/M60ui 2009
Four poly-planar speakers
EPIRB w/ gps ACR Global Fix Pro 2009
There is a cockpit and a large pilot house with stand up chart table. She is a very well thought-out yacht with hard dodger for protection from the sun and elements.
There is a 1-1/2 stainless steel pulpit and solid welded rail that runs around the entire vessel and provides a secure feeling offshore. The 75 pound Rocna anchor rides on one of two 8 inch rollers and is held captive by a 2 inch guard welded to the massive stem head fitting. The other roller can contain the spare Delta anchor. The Rocna has 90 ft of 3/8 G4 high tensile chain and 200 ft 16mm braid. The Lighthouse horizontal windlass can be operated from the foredeck or the cockpit.
A second stay has been added approx. 1 ft behind the roller furler genoa. This carries a heavy genoa and can be used to run two genoas wing-wing on downwind passages, which is gentler on the autopilot than a more conventional mainsail/genoa set-up. The staysail is hanked and is small and heavy enough to use as a storm jib, and its inboard position helps to balance the boat.
Midships Fuel Fill
The view from starboard midships shows the welded cleat that doubles as the fuel fill for the two starboard diesel tanks. The tops are threaded and marked corresponding to the tanks they fill. The tanks are also marked and have individual dip sticks mounted in their inspection plates. The diameter of the fill pipe is 1-1/2" so the "Baja" filter can stand upright and the operator can adjust the flow to prevent blow back or overflow when filling the tanks from a Jerry jug or a 55 gallon drum. Located aft of this cleat is the starboard scupper, an opening in the bulwark near the aft outboard corner of the lower portion of the deck, and inboard of that the deckplate for the starboard water tank. There are only two scuppers for the deck so this arrangement makes it easy to fill the tanks with rain water, by blocking off the scuppers and opening the deckplates. An inline industrial water filter belowdecks takes care of large particals before they get to the six-valve manifold. The tanks can also be filled, inspected and cleaned through inspection ports in the top of each tank.
The pole that holds the wind generator has a tackle to lower an outboard. The six person Viking ocean offshore life raft is carried in its own mounting to port, ready to be rapidly deployed if needed. The mount in the center doubles as a seat mount and as a mounting point for a vise to be used when you need a vise! The stern Fortress anchor is light so it can be quickly deployed and has its own rode stored in the cockpit. The LPG bottles are secured on a board in the rear of the cockpit, and above the cockpit sole. Any leakage will drain immediately overboard.
The full underbody provides room for the 300 US gallons of fuel in four integral tanks and 300 gallons of water in six integral tanks. The short box keel contains the DC electric driven centerboard as well as space for pumps, fuel filters, etc. The skeg hung rudder is strong enough to split a coral head. Apart from the sections of the hull which are insulated, the inside of the hull is readily accessible for inspection, cleaning and painting. Draft is 5' 8" with centerboard up and 8' draft with it down.
Engine and Mechanical
The 82 hp Westerbeke engine, with the mechanical refrigeration compressor and 120 amp alternator. The top of the engine box hinges and has slip pins for easy removal. The lower portion of the box lifts out to give easy access to the starter and raw-water pump.
In fact, the whole center of the main cabin opens from the steps to the refrigerator for access to all of the systems.
The D/C motor for the centerboard sits on top of the short keelbox. It operates the board via a chain-and-sprocket drive. The board can also be raised manually from this location. There are two Racor fuel filters with independent transfer.
The 5 hp Westerbeke generator is located under the floorboards in the pilothouse and, like the battery bank in front of it, is also easily accessible.
Sails and Rigging
Main Doyle 2008
130% Genoa Doyle 2012
130% Drifter nylon Neil Pryde 2010
110% Jib Neil Pryde 2010
Staysail Super Sailmaker 1995
Jib top Hood 1986
1 mainsail and 1 jib cover
The genoa has shade protection and the main has three sets of reef points.
The hull and tops were spray-painted in 2009. The deck was roller-painted in 2009. All standing rigging was replaced in 2009. The centerboard was taken out for inspection and the hinge-shaft replaced in 2009. The motor and transfer are new. Batteries in the main battery-bank, as well as the wiring and breakers to the engine and DC panel were replaced in 2011 (a schematic is available). The DC refrigeration system for the front loading refrigerator was installed in 2011, to replace the old holding plate system.
Crazy Goose is an exceptionally well built steel yacht, with fair lines which are often mistaken for a resin hull. The interior is unexpectedly roomy for a yacht of this size, and the quality of the woodwork adds to her classic, solid feel. There are numerous opening ports for tropical ventilation, and her extensive insulation makes for comfortable living in all conditions.
She was set up to circumnavigate the globe. Like both previous owners, the current owner was interested in a steel hull for ultimate safety during his sabbatical cruising with his family. The welded rail adds to this feeling.
She has a fuel filter system that cleans the fuel as it is transferred into the day tank. There is a redundant fridge/freezer system with ample room for long passages. Crazy Goose has a small cockpit and a large pilot house with a large stand up chart table. She is a very well thought-out yacht with protection from the sun and elements. She is the perfect size for the serious cruising couple, or small family. She is well maintained and ready to go cruise the oceans or take another lap around the globe.
Crazy Goose is commissioned and ready for your inspection. This yacht is for the offshore sailor. Inspections and offers are encouraged.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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