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David Morris Boats
Dufour 1800, 24'6", 1981, shallow fin, Yanmar diesel (2002), folding prop, recent sails, mast & rig new 2014, Clipper Duette, VHF & tillerpilot, lovely interior with galley and heads, great cruiser/racer!
1981. GRP construction with white topsides and superstructure, shallow fin keel with bulb, self draining aft cockpit with tiller steering and bermudan sloop rig. 3 berth interior.
Dufour. Hull No 653.
L.O.A 7.5m 24'7"
L.W.L 6.7m 22'
Beam 2.7m 8'10"
Draft 1.1m 3'7"
Displacement 1800 kg 3968lbs
Mainsail - Lonton and Gray 2013 - slab reefing
Cover - Lonton and Gray stackpack 2013
No.2 Genoa - Lonton and Gray 2013
No.1 Jib - Lonton and Gray 2011 with UV strip
Spinnaker - Sea Teach 2012
Spinnaker - 80% Lonton and Gray 2015
Sailspar genoa furling system
Aluminium. New Z spars new 2014 with stainless steel standing rigging of same age
Yanmar 1GM10, single cylinder 10hp diesel inboard (2002) with approx 100 hours use. Approx 10g fuel tank. Shaft drive to Gori 2 blade folding propeller.
One 12v leisure battery, new in 2014.
Stainless steel pushpit, pulpit and guardwires, winter cover spinnaker pole, tiller, self tailing sheet winches, all lines led aft to cockpit, 2 halyard winches, Houdini forehatch, purpose made stainless steel grab rails on cabin top - returning down into cockpit, 3 spinnaker launching bags, full spinnaker gear, turning blocks, barber haulers, cabin top ventilator, anchor with 8m chain & 24m multi plait warp, kedge anchor, mooring warps and fenders.
Plastimo bulkhead compass mounted on main hatch, Clipper Duette echo sounder and log, Standard Horizon DSC VHF radio, Raymarine tillerpilot, Garmin 152H GPS linked to Yeoman Plotter & VHF, windvane at masthead, navigation lights, Supernova LED tri-colour.
Lifesling, horseshoe lifebuoy, safety harness, fire extinguisher, manual bilge pump in cockpit.
Plastimo 2 burner gas cooker with grill. LPG locker in cockpit with transom drain. Camping type coolbox, builder installed. Loose polythene 5 gal water containers, hand pump to sink. Jabsco marine toilet - 2012 with washbasin opposite.
3 berths - All new upholstery from 2012 by SB upholstery, foam cushions, dark blue cord type material. Main cabin hard for sitting, fore cabin soft for sleeping. Port berth in main cabin formed by lowering the table as a base - purpose made 2012.
9' GRP dinghy with cover and boat launching trolley by separate negotiation.
Underwater hull stripped, full gelcoat repair, epoxied and copper coated in 2012. Coppercoat now a bit tired - material is available for another coat, but will be ok as is for now. Mud berth means we scrub before every race - no antifouling is effective - but copper coat is ineffective for longer! Electrics work OK but that would be the next upgrade.
We have owned 'Sophie' since 2010, and have absolutely no regrets for our choice. Selling only because of owner's increasing stiffness with age. A successful racer under local handicaps, but not done much cruising - Ipswich and Burnham. She is a very nice boat to sail, with a comfortable cockpit with high coamings, good visibility over the cabin top, wide side decks, and a very well balanced helm - our grandchildren can sail her easily. The wide main hatch is also very family friendly, good contact between cockpit and cabin. Headroom is about 5' 8" under the main hatch, less forward. A 2019 insurance survey is available.