COUTA BOAT BASED FAINTAIL MOTOR SAILER-CUSTOM ONE OFF
30ft LOD x 9.5ft wide x 3ft & 5.5ft deep centre board(stainless plate) hand laid sollid glass with fantail stern moulded on.
Steam bent laminated tallowwood sponson, brass capped. Beamless cabin, deck etc, cold moulded, jarra steam bent capping.
Epoxey glass coatings, finished with 2 pac poly. Interior faired off & filled similat coatings. All capings, deck beams, ring frames,
laminated kaurie & red cedar. Whole interior water wipe over clean open airy no mould, bronze ports & large forward hatch crossflow ventilation. Galley, soul, case capping & folding table leaves all jarra. Large icebox ready to add refrig, gas stove, old style bronze sink pump.
New electric toilet hidden in box near companion way. Large forward double bunk, long single midships/hinge back sette. Two seat sette opposite. All new upholstered in sunbrella fabric. Quarter bunk/storage under cockpit(self draining/ watertight)2 x 40gal internal water tanks.
Sun roof & oregeon frame windscreen over cockpit, full vinyl curtains create a weather proof private space. Dual wheel & tiller steering.
Yanmar 3GM, rebuilt with docs, very low hrs. Drippless deepsea seal, 2 blade prop. Big whale manual bilge pump plus electric.
Bermudan mainsail, loose foot, long foot heavy wood boom as in gaff sail, reefs, zippered boom bag with lazy jacks. Jib furling to 7/8 point
nearly self tacking. All controlls, sheets halyards& sheeting led to cockpit to single hand, 1x2sp self tail for centerboard etc, 2xself tail sheet winches. Inner forestay set up to cutter rig staysail not included. Wire, rigging screws near new, sails, cream HOOD virtually unused. Running rigging including blocks had little use. Mast is heavy aluminium section all welded fittings-a one off overbuilt.
This boat preasents as new after a seven year refurbish, was launched in 2005 after a fifteen year build as time & funds were available.
Absolutely no effort or expense spaired to complete this project. Used lightly for 4 or 5 years, all bugs /problems resolved. Unfortunately
my circumstances changed & she became unused. Not good for such a special boat as she should be in the hands of some folks who
will bring out her full coastal cruising potential. She is a basic boat waiting for a new owner to add thier own personal touch. She is supplied
with good ground tackle and is ready to go. Existing electronics are outdated so are irrevelant.
She is to be sold AS IS, WHERE IS, the cost of getting her in the water and out again quite prohibitive.
She is the last of about 6 glass hulled couta boats manufactured in the Noosa area midd to late 80's. They were 24ft. On was cut & shut
to 26ft, Susan now gorne to Pittwater under another name. I sailed on her extensively hence decided to order my own design cabin cruising version with the extended fantail which the hull builders moulded very skillfully. The rest I created WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS. The mould has dissapeared, so SORITA will never be replaced. Composite glass/timber makes a vey easy to maintain pretty boat