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“Minke” is a sister ship to the well known Lin & Larry Pardey cruiser "Taleisin", custom designed for them by Lyle Hess originating from Lyle Hess Plan No. 177 and called a 30 ft Falmouth Cutter.
“Minke” is a cold molded hull instead of a traditional wood carvel planked or all glass hull commonly found in other Hess models.
She was built in New Zealand in 1992 by artisan owner/shipwright Chris Lowrey for himself and his wife Helen. Chris consulted with Larry Pardey on occasion discussing details of her build. Her construction quality and finish is professional grade. Since her launch “Minke” has cruised the world and has quite a log book of adventures. The second and current owners we have sailed her in the Santa Barbara Channel off southern CA beginning August 2016. “Minke” has enjoyed many upgrades since acquisition in November 2015.
Similar in appearance to a Bristol Channel Cutter she is slightly longer, beamier, heavier and deeper. It appears that Lyle Hess intended to design a better Bristol Channel Cutter!
The Fore-peak area features a workbench with storage beneath on the starboard side followed by the Head area with a composting toilet with the sink above.Directly opposite on the port side is a the sail and line locker area followed by a small closet for clothing.
The Main Cabin a double wide convertible settee to starboard that can convert to a double berth Opposite on the port side is a settee that seats three and converts to a single berth. Both have lee cloths, storage behind and beneath. All cushions have new foam and were reupholstered with a rich mulberry velvet and new throw cushions
Just aft to starboard of the double convertible settee is the Chart Table with lift up lid and a shelf behind it and storage beneath.
The compact and simple Galley is located just inside the companionway to port opposite the chart table with a new gimballed Force 10, two burner propane stove with oven.
Hull construction is E-glass over strip-planked cedar inside and out on a Kauri wood backbone and Iroko frames. The hull to deck joint is E-glass also over traditional construction.
The deck is teak planks epoxied over a marine ply sub deck (no fasteners) and in good condition.
She has 8 inch bulwarks with scupper openings that allow water to run off quickly.
There is a robust triangulated boomkin integrated off her rear deck and transom that supports the backstay.
Hull painted with Petit LPU in black with white trim February 2016 by Loyal Tarbet at the Spaulding Wooden Boat Center in Sausalito, CA.
“Minke's”sail inventory includes a main, a 110% furling jib, a Yankee, and staysail, all tanbark in color, new in 2004, repaired and Colligo Marine torque rope sewn into the luff of the jibs to facilitate furling on 7/16. The original Profurller replaced with a Colligo Marine Code '0' furling drum with continuous line on 6-2016. The spinnaker is red, original to the boat and rarely used. A storm trysail and storm Jib are in white, new in 2004 and doesn't appear to have ever used. New Sunbrella beige color sail covers were purchased in 7- 2016.
The Listing Brokerage 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.