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Colvic Craft Salty Dog 27 Bilge Keel, Mast Head Sloop Sailing Cruiser. Built in 1979 and fitted with a Volvo Penta MD5B 7.5hp Saildrive diesel engine. Good reputation sail boat with the ability to dry out with 4 berths in 2 cabins. Twin axle braked road trailer. Lying Ashore Bangor
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Sondog, a Colvic Salty Dog 27, has a twin cabin layout offering comfortable sleeping accommodation for up to 4.
V berths which with infill would form a large double, stowage under, 2 hanging lockers, cabin light, opening roof hatch with black-out roller blind.
There are two good size single berths, with lockers and water tanks under, more lockers and shelfs behind. The cabin is fitted with two fixed Branch Sound Ltd. 6mm toughened glass aluminium framed windows,cabin lights and Ventilite roof vent. Wood planked floor. A table conveniently stows against the deck head, sliding up and down the aluminium mast support as required.
To the aft of the Main Cabin the Galley, to port, is equipped with a gimbaled Eastham Maxol BG21 two-burner gas hob, grill and oven. Twin stainless steel sinks with a Whale hot and cold mixer tap. Clarifier and diesel tank under. The mixer tap is supplied from the two, under bunk flexible water tanks by a 12v Jabsco PAR-MAX4 Automatic Multi-Outlet Water System with Accumulator Tank and Pump Guard Strainer. A whale tiptoe foot pump is mounted below the cooker to use when the electric pump is turned off. There is easily accessed high and low level storage. Vetus opening port light, with fly screen.
To starboard opposite the galley is the separate heads compartment with Thetford Porta Potti 265 chemical toilet. There is a large locker with battery compartment below. The locker top serves as a good size chart table. Chart light. Vetus opening port light, with fly screen. Strip light.
There is a half-height collision bulk head forward of the engine, designed to prevent sinking in the unlikely event of a Saildrive seal failure. The 100mm foam cabin bunk cushions are covered in red upholstery. There is a hot and cold pumped water system to the galley sinks. The Sigmar Marine stainless steel clarifier is heated by the engine or a 240v immersion heater. Stainless steel LPG gas locker under port cockpit seat for one Calor Gas 3.9kg Propane or 4.5kg Butane cylinder.
The self-draining aft cockpit is accessed via a translucent HDPE sliding hatch and two vertical wash boards. Massive storage is available in the two lockers beneath the cockpit seats. Lockers allow additional access to the engine and sail drive. Two Lewmar No16 twin speed genoa winches are fitted with ‘The Wincher’ self-tailing. Mast halliards fed aft through six cam cleats, to Lewmar No.7, single speed winch mounted on cabin roof.
Stainless steel hand rails, mounted on the cabin roof, Gibb toe rail and stanchions with guard wires, allow for safe access to the foredeck. There is an anchor Locker for the 10kg Bruce anchor and a large alloy mooring cleat. 12v socket for Aqua Signal 40 Bi-Colour navigation light.
The engine has been well maintained having run for approximately 402hrs hrs from new. It was last serviced in July 2021 including changing:- engine oil, engine oil filter, diesel fuel filter, Martec heat exchanger anode, fresh water cooling system flushed and filled with fresh 50/50 anti-freeze, cast iron exhaust manifold replaced with new fabricated stainless steel version, flexible exhaust hose changed at same time, fuel tank drained and cleaned, there were no signs of diesel bug, Saildrive oil changed, Saildrive anode replaced as were the propeller anodes. The engine had been regularly turned over during its long period in storage and started very easily.
Sondog, a Colvic Salty Dog 27, was built by Colvic Craft Ltd. in 1979 to a design by Peter Milne, she has a ‘Hull Moulders Certificate’. She is a bilge keel, mast head sloop with a White GRP Hull and white superstructure. The decks with moulded non-slip surfaces are painted with international non-slip paint. Before antifouling the hull below the waterline was painted, from new, with two coats of international two pack, grey, epoxy primer. The hull, above the water line, has since been white epoxy spray painted by A.M.Dickies, Bangor. Black rubbing strake. Self-draining aft cockpit with seating and storage lockers under. A survey dated 1995 concludes that Sondog is a well-equipped and strongly fitted out vessel, in a satisfactory state of maintenance and with no major defects to affect her sea going ability.
A 3500kg twin axle braked trailer is includes in the sale. Built by Forshaw Trailers of Birkenhead in 1979 specifically for Sondog. The four tyres are new this year. The trailer is galvanised with Bradley 40mm eye, coupling. The trailer has never been immersed in water.
Sondog is in good condition for her age and was very well maintained, during her 20 odd years in commission, being regularly serviced and laid up ashore, under cover, each winter. We purchased Sondog from Colvic Craft in 1979 with hull and superstructure bonded and bilge keels fitted. We fitted her out and cruised extensively round the North Wales coast with regular visits to the Isle of Man and occasionally Ireland. We were always impressed and reassured by the sea keeping qualities of the Peter Milne-design. She sails very well, like a big dinghy and goes backwards under power. The engine is very economical, starts well and has a very reassuring sound.
We would recommend the standing rigging and the Saildrive seal be replaced. The cooker flexible hoses should also be replaced and a new rudder fitted (the rudder has been damaged and a temporary repair made) rudder drawings included. The interior would benefit from cosmetic trim and finishing.
In 2001 we purchased a 35 foot Westerly and Sondog has remained, on her trailer, under cover till now.
With a little TLC she will be a great, very capable, vessel for the new owner.
Edited Manufacturers Description:
COLVIC SALTY DOG 27
Fast safe four berth family sailing yacht designed by Peter Milne.
The family yacht with winning performance.
This spectacular new yacht represents the designer’s very latest (1978) concept in meeting modern demands of family sailing.
From conception, ’Salty Dog 27’ has been carefully designed by Peter Milne to out class the opposition in accommodation, head room, waterline length and performance under sail or power.
She offers the sailing family the luxury of spacious living accommodation for four people in two separate cabins, six feet standing headroom in saloon, galley and toilet, all of which is complemented by fast, secure performance for making open sea passages and club handicap competition.
Designed for today’s cruising demands. (1978)
As a cruising boat, she has been designed to take the rough with the smooth. Her well planned deck layout provides a safe uncluttered working area when sailing or relaxing in the sun. Careful design has also been extended to the cockpit, from where she can be handled in protected comfort with all round visibility for the helmsman. The cockpit also features large deep lockers for keeping those wet sails out of the cabin.
‘Salty Dog’ is designed to be fitted with fin or twin bilge keels. The former for those wishing to exploit the yacht’s sparkling high performance, while the latter will suit shoal draft cruising or swinging to a drying mooring.
Installation of a 7.5 h.p. Volvo Penta Saildrive is recommended by the designer to provide quiet reliable power with optimum efficiency. This engine is probably the most simple of all power units to install. Alternatively, outboards can be used over the vertical transom, and because engine beds are moulded into the hull, an inboard can be fitted at any time.
The Colvic concept for fitting out
From the drawing board every care has been taken to ensure that ‘Salty Dog’ is as simple as possible to fit out. Her mouldings are tough – well in excess of Lloyd’s specification for GRP. – giving a more than adequate safety factor of strength and stiffness to allow varied interior layout possibilities, without affecting the durability of the hull.
Fully detailed fitting out plans are supplied with her mouldings.
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.