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Priced to sell!
- Engine/Fuel Type:
- Single / diesel
- Located In:
- St. Augustine, FL
- Hull Material:
- Last Listed Price:
- US$ 110,000
Strong, solid Charles Wittholz designed pilothouse trawler. 2014 install of factory rebuilt Ford Lehman diesel provides for confident travel. This is an efficient boat to operate- cruising at 8.5 mph on a mere 1.5 gallons per hour. Boat is currently enjoying a cruise along the eastern US coast.
Refurbished from 2007-2013. Boatyard applied fiberglass and West System epoxy sheathing over sound cedar on oak construction assures strength and dry bilges. Surveyor calls this hull "Bulletproof". Recent Awlgrip on the topsides, and smooth finishes throughout the yacht makes for an attractive vessel. Comfortable forward stateroom with queen berth.
Cool, distinctive classic pilothouse boat that gets favorably noticed in any harbor. Significant updates benefit this original 1971 hull, while nicely retaining the charm of that earlier design. Convenient, straight forward systems simplify cruising. Manageable yacht.
New Furuno Radar. New CPT Auto-Pilot, Windlass, and Garmin 440S GPS. New 10' RIB tender and Mercury 3.5 HP outboard. New refrigerator. New upholstery with salon and settee cushions. Solar panels effectively charge batteries. New cockpit bimini, framed awning. New Imtra windlass.
Ready for your next adventure. Please call for further details on this unique, capable cruising boat. Solid. Well recommended.
Please contact Charles Cahoon at 508-432-1738
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
LOA: 40 ft 0 in
Beam: 13 ft 0 in
LWL: 38 ft 0 in
Minimum Draft: 4 ft 4 in
Displacement: 26000 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 20 ft 0 in
Total Power: 145 HP
Engine Brand: Ford Lehman
Engine Model: factory rebuilt, new install
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 600
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 145 HP
Cruising Speed: 7 knots @ 1600 RPM
Fresh Water Tanks: Aluminum (100 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 2 (110 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: Plastic (45 Gallons)
Layout and general information
Master cabin forward with queen sized berth to starboard, considerable storage. Opening hatch and screened ports. Additional ventilation provided with dorades
Up a couple of steps and aft is a spacious, comfortable pilothouse. Featuring helm controls to starboard, wing doors on either side and a long cushioned bench seat. Engine room is fully accessible through opening hatches. Force 10 Cabin heater.
Continuing aft is the dining and galley area. Newly upholstered settee to port. Head with separate shower to starboard.
Salon, library or guest cabin has a settee to port and starboard has been newly remodeled to feature twin chairs and a folding teak table. Companionway aft access the deck cockpit. Swim platform and freshwater washdown. New aft deck bimini with framed awning. Brand new hatches and enlarged windows provide excellent light and air for the salon.
Improvements over the last two years include: New alarm systems, batteries. New pumps and hot-water heater, deck water pumps. Macerator pump. Replaced wiring. New thru-hulls. Refrigerator. 220 watt Siemens fixed solar panels on pilothouse with a Morningstar ProStar 30 solar controller. Dual Racor filters. New engine room insulation.
Six 6 Volt golf cart batteries provide house DC electricity, One 8D battery is reserved for engine starting. Two high output alternators on the main engine. Xantrex 2000 watt inverter. Xantrex 40 amp battery charger. New AC/DC main breaker panels with voltage meters.
Navigation instruments include: Furuno Radar, Garmin 440S Color Chartplotter, Garmin 340 Color Fishfinder, Raymarine Radar, Danforth Constellation compass, EPIRB, West VHF, CP AutoPilot, wired for bow thruster and thruster motor available- though never installed. New Imtra windlass Nov. '14
Surveyor's Comments April 2013
This is classic pilot house tug/trawler yacht from the drawing board of Charles Wittholz and built by Rice Marine Railway in Reedville, Va. Constructed of yellow cedar planking on sawn white oak frames with plywood decks and superstructure.
"Charlie Noble" is a quite unique vessel, originally built in 1971, but over the last six years she has undergone the transformation from a wood vessel to what can only be considered composite. The owners have wooded the hull, refastened where necessary, splined between the planks, and sheathed her with 18 oz. FRP and West System epoxy. reportedly the topsides have three layers, the chines have five layers, and the keel and garboard areas have eight layers. The hull at this time is virtually bullet proof.
Designed by Charles Wittholtz Built 1971 by Rice Marine Railway Co., Reedville, VA as hull #5 Rebuilt 2007-2013
Propane 2 burner stove
Vitrifrigo fridge/freezer (new 2013)
Microwave oven Head
WC Skipper, manual
Pressure hot & cold water
Upholstery in saloon and galley (new 2013)
Garmin 440S chart plotter (new 2013)
CPT autopilot (new 2013)
Xantrex battery charger and inverter, 2 solar panes with Morningstar regulator photovoltaic controller,130 amp alternator, One 8 D 12 Volt battery for starting and Windlass, Six 6 volt batteries (house bank)
12 volt anchor Windlass (new 2013)
1 Danforth & 1 Delta anchor with chain (new 2013)
10' West Marine dinghy with 3.5 Mercury outboard (both new 2013)
Espar diesel heater in pilothouse
SHIPWRIGHT'S previous notes covering restoration work from 2007-2013:
First, we removed all the paint, caulking and hardware from the hull exterior (we replaced two “iffy” planks and all was sound), next we re-fastened the hull using silicone bronze screws. We built a large tarp structure to cover and keep the boat dry.
13 months later (with the help of space heaters at intervals we achieved minimum 12% moisture levels. Seams were routed out and splined with 3/16” yellow cedar splines and an epoxy/colloidal silica mixture. Coat after coat of a very thin “saturation epoxy” was applied as yellow cedar soaks it up like a sponge. When thoroughly saturated and cured we did a final sanding and fairing, then started applying gunwale to keelson strips of 18 oz biaxial cloth with epoxy resin.
Working in an overlapping pattern we added extra layers in appropriate places. The keel and stem are 6-8 layers thick, 5 layers at the chines and 3 as it wraps up and across the deck. We finished it with 10 oz finishing cloth and faired with epoxy and West system 410 Filler.
Topsides, deck and cabin and pilothouse roofs, as well as the eyebrow, are all covered with fiberglass. We finished it with 3 coats of Awlgrip Epoxy Primer and 4 coats of Awlgrip “Off White” topcoat. Below the water line there are 8 coats of Interlux 2000/2001 epoxy barrier coat and four coats of ablative bottom paint. At projects’ end we had gone through 165 gallons of epoxy resin and 280 yards of 18 oz biaxial fabric. The boat still sits on her original water line.
The success of a project like this hinges on keeping a totally dry bilge so we built sumps for the main stuffing box and the rudder post. There is now only dust in the bilge! The receipts show an expenditure of over $65,000 on materials alone. We have continued to perform upgrades and recently installed a new oak sole in the aft salon.
Our shakedown cruise to the Florida Keys exceeded all of our expectations. We cruised at about 7 knots at 1400 rpm with a 1& 1/3 gal per hour fuel consumption. The boat has a nice easy motion in a seaway and about an 1100 nautical mile range .
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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