|"Tao", a great cruising cat. Well built, safe and comfortable. These Murray Isles 39 cats are capable blue water cruisers. "Tao" was built over 12 years with the emphasis on strength (strip-planked and glassed inside and out) and function. She has two water-tight bulkheads as per a Wharram cat giving each hull 3 separate compartments.
Escape the winter and cruise to warmer climes. "Tao" is ready to go when you are.
||39' 0" - 11.89m|
|Keel / Ballast
||Mini keels protect the hull.|
||Mooring in Devils Elbow, Tamar River Northern TAS|
||Timber Strip Planked (Fibreglassed over inside and out). Built to Det Morske Veritas|
||Isuzu C190 55hp 4 cyl diesel driving a 17" prop on an articulated shaft. Fresh water cooled. 40 hours since the last service.
Cruise speed 5kts, max 6kts
Steering: Twin wind-vane self-steering to trim tab
||Two single berths forward. Sleep 6: 1 x double in a private cabin, 2 x singles, 1 x occasional double. The main double berth and heads are in the starboard hull with the dinette (which can convert to a double berth) and galley in the port hull. Two large storage compartments aft (one per hull).
2 water-tight bulkheads per hull, 4 Cabins
Headroom: 6' 2"
||Lavac (top quality manual toilet)|
||The galley is in the port hull. It is well laid out with ample bench and storage space. Equipment includes a large stainless steel sink and quality, safe 3-burner stove (kero) & oven|
||Two speed anchor windlass
Manson Supreme anchor
Chain 40m x 8mm plus nylon rope.
Spare is a Fisherman type anchor
2 Fire extinguishers
||12 Volt system. (Switchboards in each hull).
2 x Batteries
4 X Solar Panels, 2 x Large, 2 x small
|ICOM 1C M302 VHF Radio
Twin Windvane Self Steering
North Star M84 chart plotter
North Star log
Navman 4430 sounder
||Main - Fully Battened with lazy jacks (4 years old Exc cond)
Mizzen Fully Battened with lazy jacks (4 years old Exc cond)
Genoa (4 years old Exc cond)
|Mast / Rigging
Hollow timber spar mast/boom
||Built for Strength to Det Norske Veritas standard.. Strength was a paramount to the owner/builder. For example 850 gram cloth was laid double below the waterline on both outside and inside of hull and doubled again at the keel! to give 3400 gms as a minimum... Many times stronger than a conventional lay-up.|