"PARA" is a classic auxiliary motor sailor with a great history. Built as a pleasure craft in 1929 for a successful Adelaide printer by Searles of Port Adelaide for sea cruising S. A. Waters she is very strong with laminated ribs, jarrah bottom and New Zealand kauri topsides. Extensive renovations have been done recently and include much work that cannot be seen such as inner and outer stern bearings remanufactured, couplings and drive shaft and prop replacement so that you can cruise with confidence. The wheelhouse has been completely replaced looking the same as the original but using epoxy glue and marine ply bracings to improve the rigidity and water ingress.
The interior has been reconfigured bring in the head amidships from the foc'sle and adding a shower. The galley and seating has been professionally remodelled, creating a more user friendly space but buit in keeping with the original timbers. New gas cooker with appropriate gas alarm and solenoid on gas bottle fully compliant.
Chain steering has been replaced with a Hydrive hydraulic system and a Coursemaster autopilot. Decks have been covered with 9mm ply epoxied on and covered with glass cloth and epoxy and the cabin tops with cloth and epoxy also. A marine Scania 145 hp diesel coupled to a Borg Warner hyd gearbox delivers a cruising speed of 8 to 9 knots.
||45' 0" - 13.72m|
||10 feet 8 inches|
||3 foot 6 inches|
||RIVERGLEN MARINA, MURRAY BRIDGE S.A.|
||R. T. Searles|
||R. T. Searles|
||NZ kauri covered with 9mm marine ply 12oz glass cloth and boatcote epoxy|
||D8 140 hp Scania diesel. Engine room: Yes|
||Diesel 400 ltrs|
||Cockpit Surrey top and side clears|
||2 singles and dropdown dining table to 3/4 cosy double in main saloon and a large single in forward cabin|
||Yes, gas water heater|
||Full sized stove with oven, good counter space, s/s sink, excellent cupboard and drawer storage|
||Fitted undercounter Waeco 12v fridge in galley|
||CQR anchor as main, hydraulic winch, new hydraulic pump with electrically operated clutch on the Scania, large Danforth as second anchor|
||All required safety gear including epirb, UHF radio|
||4 new golfcart batteries giving 2 banks for 12 volt house power and 2x12 volt in series for 24v engine power
2 x 200 w solar panels
|1650 Furuno depth sounder / gps, and Coursemaster autopilot|
||2 Arco winches on stern used for pulling up stern mooring lines if required