1997 Colin Archer Gaff Rigged Ketch - Iron Wood Construction by Haji A. Bin Muda

US$ 97,992
Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Interested in this boat? Tel: 207-593-8191
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Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Hull Material:
Current Price:
EUR  90,000 (US$ 97,992) 
MAJOR PRICE REDUCTION FROM 145,000. EUROS - NOW ONLY 90,000 EUROS - PRICED TO SELL   PRICE NEGOTIABLE - OFFERS WANTED   Great opportunity to own a very special sailing yacht with great character and pedigree   This is a classic timber framed gaff ketch. Constructed of iron wood or "Chengal"  Latin name "Neobalanocarpus Heimii") to include the spars in Chengal   Built by Haji A. Bin Muda Ship Yard in Terenganu, West Malaysia.   TUAN HAJI ABDULLAH MUDA   Construction plank on frame. Planks are 1 1/4" thick, bronze fastened and wood trunnels between planks every 6". Cabin sides are 1 1/2" thick of a single plank.    Planking is so finely fitted that no caulking is used or needed.   Cruising speed 7 knots, maximum 11 knots. Not unusual to make 240 miles per day. Dimensions: 37' Length on Deck + Bowsprit 8' + Rudder Net tons 12.3, 3 tons lead ballast   Hood Sails, 2003, include the Main, Mizzen, Yankee, Jib and Topsail Rigging is stainless steel, spars are timber   New FNM ATM 60 diesel in 2011 with only 140 hours. Fresh water cooled, mechanical controls, 3:1 Tecno reduction gear New Bronze propeller, New 35mm SS shaft, New bearing and New engine controls   60 gals fuel in 1 SS tank 60 gals water in 1 SS tank No holding tank   CQR 25# anchor with electric 1500 watt windlass, and bow rollers   12 VDC, 60 amp alternator, 2 batteries, 20 breaker panel Shore power, 1500 watt Inverter   WHF, Depth, Compass, Autopilot, GPS, Stereo   Emergency equipment, bilge blower, bilge pumps, elect. and manual, emergency tiller, boarding ladder   6 person Life raft   Inflatable with 2.2 Johnson OB   Interior layout is open, except for an enclosed head. Center double berth forward, fixed table and seating, galley opposite with sink, gas stove w/oven and grill, and refrigerator, and in the aft section of the cabin, another double berth   VAT has been paid    on Chengal wood for boat building: see remarks below            

Contact Capt. Hal Oakes 207-593-8191

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On Chengal Wood

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neobalanocarpus   "Chengal in traditional Malay boatbuilding onDuyong Island, 2004

On the Malay Peninsula Chengal has been used as the wood of choice for house and boatbuilding. It is sometimes referred to as the "Malaysian Teak". Despite its extreme strength and hardness, Chengal is highly flexible before it is fully cured, making it the ideal wood for plank bending (boatbuilding). It is also highly resistant to rot, fungi and mildew. In addition, Chengal has a relatively low shrinkage ratio, (only inferior to Teak) which makes it excellent for applications where it undergoes periodic changes in moisture. Chengal, like Teak, has the unusual properties of being both an excellent structural timber for framing, planking, etc., while at the same time being easily worked and finished to a high degree. Due to the oily nature of the wood, care must be taken to properly prepare the wood before gluing.

Chengal may be varnished but does not necessarily need a "finish". The wood will naturally weather to a silver-grey colour similar to Teak. The wood may also be oiled with a finishing agent such as linseed or tung oil. This results in a dark brown finish.

If Chengal is used as a boat deck, it is extremely durable and requires very little maintenance. But it shrinks more than Teak and the deck will therefore develop more leaks and due to its hardness a Chengal deck will be relatively slippery, developing a marble like surface. Chengal decks should only be washed with salt water, and recaulked when needed. This cleans the deck, and prevents it from drying out and the wood from shrinking. The salt helps it absorb and retain moisture, and prevents any mildew and algal growth."




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