Norwalk Islands Sharpie Nis 29


Price
AU $19,900 Or nearest offer
Currency
Length
29' 0" - 8.84m
Use
Family, Leisure, Cruising
Vessel Location
Warneet Insurance
Launch Year
1997
Hull Material
Composite Epoxy+Glass over Hoop Pine core

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WIRELESS is a great example of this Bruce Kirby design. Simple to sail & maintain she is a great single/short-hander making her a great choice for an experienced sailor wanting to simplify their sailing experience, or a competant dinghy sailor moving up to a more capable vessel for day sailing through to coastal passages.

VERY SHALLOW DRAFT AND NARROW FLAT BOTTOM - IDEAL FOR BAY SAILING.
Sails in 1m of water centre board down a tipple & motors in 0.6m at a pinch board up, board up. Beaching her for a day on the sand is easy & pleasant. She sits solidly and level on a sandy or weedy bottom with centreboard tucked away.  

She has a good turn of speed broad reaching and running. Happy to run on mizzen only if you choose. She can motor sail on a reach on just mizzen to reduce fuel consumption (5lph). She sails hands-off all points forward when main/mizzen and tiller are set. Runs quickly downwind wing-on-wing (I've seen 9kts true speed when running!).

She is moored in front of the Warneet Motor Boat and Sailing Club, under 24hr lighting with security camera.

Why am I selling her? I am simply not able to spend as much time sailing her as she deserves, due to personal circumstances. I don't want this excellent boat to suffer the fate of so many others I have seen around the port and bay - a lingering demise on a mooring covered in bird poop - when she could be happily enjoyed by an adventurous couple of mated or a family to create wonderful life-long memories.

Regarding pictures: A series of 100+ uncurated pics can be provided via a Drive link on request. A "warts and all" walk around showing everything in detail.

Now, the details...

Bruce Kirby-designed flat bottomed NIS29 sharpie with swing centreboard and swing up transom hung rudder. 3500kg gross weight/displacement.

Well built using Queensland Hoop Pine and Bote Cote epoxy system throughout. Several layers of heavy double bias glass cloth with three or more coats of epoxy on hull inside and out make this yacht stiff and durable. Cop-R-Bote epoxy copper antifoul. Five coats of Australian two-part undercoat on topsides and three on cabin top, cockpit sole, seats and decks. Quality acrylic topcoat. Tread Grip  on decks, cockpit sole and seat tops. (Refreshed late 2020)

Sails in good condition, recently serviced by Thompson Sails. Red. Main with three reef points, mizzen has two. NEW sail covers included. Sail covers always used. Mizzen riding sail. Spectra 8mm main halyard (2016).

New (2021) Harken 90mm self-tailing winch. Only one winch is required to operate all main lines which simplifies short-handed sailing for the novice and experienced sailor alike.

Lifelines all round with pulpit and pushpit rails. Boarding steps on transom for swimmer access (normally you board from dinghy amidships, no ladder required).

Large V-berth and two large side berths.

Large 4 person foldout table off the centreboard case.

Two burner metho stove.

Sink with hand pump. 50L water.

Porta poti in enclosed cubicle, combined with electric sit-down hand shower with sink.

Large internal storage spaces for supplies and equipment. Huge cockpit lockers (4).

LED lighting inside.

8hp Mariner outboard (2007 with less than 150hrs) in lazarette - flushed after every sail and serviced semi-annually. Has a manually raise/lower winch and trap door. 30L fuel tank with 10L reserve can).

110ah gel battery (2017) with 60w solar panel mounted on main hatch, with 50amp lead, Anderson plugs and charge controller.

Auto tiller.

Depth sounder with fish finder (grey scale).

Compass - Plastimo mini contest (new Jan 2018) plus Suunto hand bearing compass with in-cabin bracket on forward bulkhead at starboard berth.

VHF radio (GME600) with DSC.

Nav lights and flares (exp 2020).

Four life jackets. Life horseshoe and throw line.

12mm bow and stern lines etc. Three good large fenders (2016) and a small one. Manual bilge pump.

Several anchors including 12kg (?) plow, 30m of 8mm SL chain with 50m of 12mm rode. 2 x14mm nylon snubbing lines (6m).

NOTES
Photos show deck and cockpit before re-painting with fresh Tredgrip.
Solar panel now fitted to main hatch.
Cabin sole shows red carpet - it has been replaced with blue-grey marine carpet.
No trailer (needs a serious tri-axle trailer and a Ford F250 rated to tow up to 4500kg).


Price
AU $19,900 Or nearest offer       Insurance
Launch Year
1997
Length
29' 0" - 8.84m
Vessel Location
Warneet
Region
Victoria
Hull Material
Composite Epoxy+Glass over Hoop Pine core

CONTACT DETAILS
Name
Phillipe Patacca
Telephone
City / Suburb
Ivanhoe
State
Vic
Country
Australia


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