Design and building concept:
Slim was designed based upon my philosophy of simple, comfortable cruising which is satisfying to sail, especially in lighter airs.
Fitted with our usual kick up rudders, single daggerboard, outboard motors, conservative rig and simple but comfortable interior, I liken Slim to a 32' boat on 46' hulls, and it performs as such.
This has been my personal boat since its launching in 2015 and has predominately been sailed single-handedly.
I will consider a partial trade on a smaller quality campervan.
Wide Bay/Hervey Bay Region Hervey Bay QLD
Bob and Sam Oram
45' 11" - 14.00m
. 5mts to 2.00mts
5200kgs gross cruising, 4000kgs light.
Keel / Ballast
1 x Daggerboard
Composite Hull is constructed from Duflex with the cabin built in 20mm foam.
Duflex epoxy composite
4 stroke outboard x 2
2 X 20HP
2 LPH @ 5.5kts 4LPH @ 7.5kts
9kts under power
5.5 to 7.5 kts
Water: 2 x 200 litre plastic tanks with another 80 lts in containers for a total of 480 lts. Gas: 1x 9 kg, 1 x 4.5kg gas cylinders. Stored in aft beam.
There are queen size bunks aft in each hull [the best place for comfort at sea] with a single forward in the stbd hull.
These are genuine queen size berths that have queen size mattress's in them.
W. C. And hot shower are forward in the port hull with storage forward of that.
An effective galley is upstairs.
Upstairs galleys are wonderful for night watches and single handed sailing.
A very effective 220lt household fridge/freezer is also upstairs and is wonderful.
There is an L shaped lounge upstairs that faces forward for excellent visibility through windows all around the cabin and the front door.
Headroom in Saloon 1825mm maximum.
Headroom in Hulls 1930mm.
Duetto x 10 lts
3.4mt catamaran dinghy
Assorted light covers
Anchor Winch: Electric Maxwell 1200 watt x 12volt
Main anchor; Cooper 15 kg plough type anchor 47 mts x 10mm chain + 50 mts x 18mm Nylon rode.
Second/Stern anchor; Cooper 10kg plough type 10mts x 10mm chain + 50 mts x 18mm nylon rode.
7 assorted fenders
Various 12mm mooring lines.
Required Flares for coastal QLD
3 x 1kg Fire extinguishers.
Lifering and automatic light.
6 lifejackets and 2 harnesses are provided
See safety gear
See safety gear
See safety gear
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House Battery 1 x 260ah 8 cell Lithium with cell modules, BMS. Victron moniter.
Solar panels: 2 x 250watt x 24vt on saloon roof. Each panel feeds its own Victron MPPT [auto voltage] regulator. This system is wonderful. I have run my generator three times this year, twice, just to make sure it started [It did]!
Generator is 2500 watt Ozito [12 mths old]
Inverter: 1500wt x 12v-240vt Latronics [excellent]
1 x 240 vt x 40 amp battery charger [with Lithium algorithm].
1 x 240 vt x 20 amp battery charger for charging start battery (rarely used).
1 x DC-DC X 20 amp battery charger [with Lithium algorithm] from Outboard motors.
All wiring is oversize, tinned with all ends soldered, including battery cables, anchor winch cables etc to minimize voltage loss.
There are 2 x 240 vt x 15" household fans that we can run all night and the Lithium battery is still on float by 11am normally.
Autopilot; Raymarine EV1 tiller pilot.
VHF; Raymarine 49E with masthead aerial.
Plotter/Sounder; 12" ONWA Chart plotter/sounder with AIS option [not fitted]
AIS; GME receiver and splitter [currently interfaced to Open CPN on laptop. Note, laptop not included].
All sails by UK Halsey Sailmakers Qld.
Mainsail: 46 square metres. Full-battened with Square top, 7 fibreglass battens. 3 Reefing points on Windslyce battern cars and headboard car.
Lazy jacks are 6mm spectra and support the weight of the boom and mainsail at any time.
24sq mt Jib on halyard return style furler.
46sq mt Reacher that rolls up on its own luff.
Reacher is on a dynex bridle between the bows. [controlled from aft cockpit].
All sails are radial cut and in good condition.
All halyards are spectra, Sheets are double braid or Spectra
Mast / Rigging
Mast Section is Whalespar [Sparmaster] 207 section. 14.6 mts long.
Rigged as 15/16 fractional with Double diamonds and forward jumpers.
All rigging wire is oversized, compacted 1 x 19 and is 5 yrs old. Supplied by Blue Wave Australia.
Boom is 125mm alloy pipe with 'fence' to support lazy jacks and is strong and effective.
Primary: 2 x Harkin 53 self-tailing alloy
Secondary: 2 x Arco Hutton 40 self-tailing
Mainsheets 2 x Anderson 28 self tailing S/S
Halyards: 1 x Arco Hutton 40 self-tailing, 1 x Anderson 46 S, 1 x Barient 12 on mast for reefing lines.
Slim is situated in southern QLD waters and is available for inspection to genuine enquirers on request.
I am downsizing to build one of our smaller power cats for coastal cruising.
. Enquiries via CALL SELLER above