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(Formerly GYPSY EAGLE & GYPSY
Trunk Cabin Cutter
* Year: 1978
* Price: US$ 23,500 (her previous condition, pics at the bottom)
* Located in Oriental, NC
* Hull Material: Fiberglass
* Engine/Fuel Type: Single Diesel
* YW# 1904-1297966
Designer: Chuck Paine
Dimensions LOA: 26' LWL: 21'3" Beam: 8'2"
Displacement: 6,800 lbs Draft: 3'10" Ballast: 3,500 lbs
Engine: Saab Engine(s) HP: 10
There are 2 large settees that also double as quarter berths, and
convert to a double bunk while in port. The cushions are 3"
closed cell foam. At the forward end of the saloon is the galley,
with a v-berth forward. The interior is custom built of wood.
* 2 burner kerosene Taylor stove & oven
* Double SS sink w/fresh water pump
* Dishes & cooking utensils
* Icebox w/3" insulation
* VHF radio
* 12V system
* Shore power
* 4 Barlow winches
* 2 plow anchors w/150'chain & 300' rode
* Cockpit spray cloths
* 2 large manual bilge pumps
* Safety equipment: Life jackets, harnesses, flares, & Winslow
* Lots of docklines
* Bosun harness
Sails & Rigging
* 135% genoa
* Full battened main w/double reef, shelf, & cunningham
* Storm sails
are extensive spare parts for the engine and bilge pumps.
Cape Horn Self Steering
This is the first Cape Horn installation of this type on any boat. It was developed to deal with the space constraints associated with installation of self-steering on the stern of my boat. The pendulum oar connects via a linkage directly to the rudder head, thus eliminating the need for any lines to the tiller.
It is a clean and elegant installation and it works brilliantly. I did a solo trans-Atlantic passage in the summer of 2012 from Newfoundland to Ireland (17 days) and the self-steering was on the entire time. This summer past, I was sailing in the Mediterranean and the self-steering was always in use except when leaving or entering port. This included a 20 day non-stop passage from Leros to Marseille (1600 nm) in which I encountered everything from downwind in Force 1 to upwind in Force 8. The self-steering performed very well in all conditions.
Previous condition (Gypsy Eagle):