Dick Newick Val 2 Dick Newick Val Single Handing Ocean Crosser


Price
AU $19,900 Or nearest offer
Finance
Pre-Purchase Inspection
Currency
Length
31' 8" - 9.65m
Vessel Location
Rote Island, NTT, Indonesia
Launch Year
1977
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP Professional build in Singapore, extra strength glass layup; new two pack paint

Update June 5th:

Inspections on Rote Island delayed until 15 Aug. 2024.

Worth the wait? Rote Island offers a splendid site to see the craft, with pristine waters combed by fair trade winds combing small islands to anchor and numerous hotels and excellant eateries by any standard. The gateway to Rote is the airport at Kupang, NTT (KOE), a 1.25 hour by air hop from Bali (or a couple hours from Jakarta).

On to Singapore Sling:

Whether passage-making in search of new surf horizons or fishing or diving off her roomy deck, Singapore Sling offers unrivalled fast sailing and stable, safe cruising. Study the history of this design and you will not find a craft this size with more Trans-Atlantic experience, both racing and cruising.

Simple in design, but advanced in what she can deliver, Singapore Sling can be sailed to weather in harsh tradewinds or off-the-wind with enough speed and surfing to challenge multi-hulls twice her size.

She was made for cruising these waters and on that note, Singapore Sling is riding on a Indonesia permit, Start date, mid-December 2022, end date mid-December 2025.

Plan to use Indo/Rote as a home base? Good that. Singapore Sling enjoys secure Wet Season shelter in the mangroves of Rote Island for as little as 60 Aus a month.

Singapore Sling, a Val 30, was designed to be sailed single-handed and so, whether busting through chop, reducing sail in high winds or mooring/anchoring, with a small amount of familiarization and practice you can confidently handle most any situation.

Engine optiom: 15 HP 2 stoke Yamaha Enduro with four Yamaha tanks. Or 9.9 Yamaha electric start, not installed, not operated for five years). 15 hp only used approx four months. I hate lestric starts.

Furling System
Reef-furl' furling jib, (furlings. Com) provides ease of of handling and control in a kbullet-proof design. Control ease translates to efficiently reducing a 180 per cent genoa down to a 70 0r 90 per cent jib with remarkable efficiency. Best of all, no winch required.

Single Handing Setup
Ninety-nine per cent of my sailing is solo, 500 mile cruises, yada yada. Just had my 73 birthday (yikes).

Top-of-the-line Spinlock clutches allow for handling halyards, topping lift, and reefing system, all to be controlled from cockpit. High end self tailing Winches. All lines to cockpit, including reefing. Winche are elf tailing Lewmar and Barlows.

Cordage
Lines are either new Samson, or at most, have one seen one season of wear. New sheave in main halyard.

Sails
Sails are in very good condition, including two mainsails, one in use with three reef points (full batten) and 180 per cent roller furling jib with UV strip. Three storm sails. Parachute sail.

Electronics: AIS with GPS and VHF radio. AIS registered with Indonesia customs and has been tested twice successfully dur6ing both check in/check out from Indonesia and East Timor. New Depth Sounder. Tillermaster 2000 heavy duty auto pilot with blue tooth remote. Yes, you can steer while tossing the anchor.

Heavy Duty Solar System
Fangpusun PWM Solar controller PRL3030 30A for 12V 24V PV system

Extra-large panels capable of running refrigeration, etc.

One week of use on Achilles Inflatable Dingy with 3.5 HP Tohatsu Outboard and Oars. Achilles used twice for rego trips to Timor. Achilles LS2-RU inflatable boat is a lightweight tender with a roll-up, slatted deck. This is a very convenient inflatable that can manage a four plus horsepower engine. Highly portable. Only 57 lbs., 7'6 Length. Hypalon. Paid a fortune; look it up.

Cordage and chain
Bags and bags of cordage. Top of Line Samson. Two cruising anchors and 15 meters of new chain and snubber. Massivd 50 kilo oversized anchor, (negotiable as needed), capable of using for long-term offshore Mooring.

New Trampoline. USA made uv coated.

Comes with complete SE Asia Charts and Cruising Guides, parts spare electical panels, on and on.

Deck being repainted with top of the line Jotun two pack paint and "Softsand" non skid. Cockpit repainted in Dec. 23 as Phase One. Phase two completed by Aug 30. Mostly cosmetic, (as seen in video), but minor corrections firmed up with USA fiberglass cloth as needed.

Video links:

Interior
https://vimeo. Com/

Walk around
https://vimeo. Com/

Cockpit
https://vime o. Com/

I keep Singapore Sling in a distant mangrove so she ls stripped down including interior as seen in video.

I have attached a a sister ship's video that shows the layout and interior of a "like" Val 31. Https://www. Youtube. Com/watch?v=3JS_Tsm6LdI

This video of "Little Wing" is the best Val 31 video I have found, displaying a good representation of the Singapore Sling layout, intetior set up,, and deck outline and boat-in-the-water.

Standing head room.

Sling does not have the little galley on starboard side which looked nice. I, however, always cooked outside which I prefer in the topics. I have a stove, by the way, which is Indonesian, with portable bottle propane gas (available all over).

Note the most forward bow area. That is where I store the anchor chain and rode, running it through the hatch above.

The cabinet to port shown is not on Sling; however, there is a ledge for storage; perhaps 4 inches wide running full length (above the berth) both port and starboard.

No head; no hole in the hull.

Window thru hull. Sling does not have, but rather, a small dining or chart table.


Singapore Sling is loaded with back up rigging, electronics, electrical panel, tiller master parts. On and on.

The only other Val currently just listed is for sale in Poland for 69,000 euros. Fully refitted with a lot of doo-dads as well as meat n potatoes rigging upgrades; however, long way to go for a carbon mast.

Summary: Singapore Sling is an absolute bargain. Selling house and boat and moving back to Philippines from Rote. Unfortunately, I just had a birthday. Yesterday and the passage to Northern Luzon is a bit much for this 73 year old, hah.


Price
AU $19,900 Or nearest offer   
Vessel Name
Singapore Sling
Launch Year
1977
Length
31' 8" - 9.65m
Beam
24.28 feet
Draft
2 feet board up
Displacement
1 ton
Vessel Location
Rote Island, Ntt, Indonesia
Region
Asia
Use
Cruising
Registration
855749
Rego Expiry
10/10/2025
Designer
Dick Newick
Builder
Singapore
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP Professional build in Singapore, extra strength glass layup; new two pack paint
Decks Material
GRP
Engine
15 Horse Power Enduro Long Shaft Two Stroke, adjustable transom. Extra new prop. At Buyers option (one or the other), 9.9 Yamaha ELECTRIC START 4 STROKE. All new carburation system. Extra Prop. (I prefer 2 stroke simplicity so no longer use 4 stroke). Have not used for 5 years so the 15 HP Yamaha is preferable.
Engine Make
Yamaha
Number Engines
1
Horsepower
15
Fuel Type
Gas / OIl 2 stroke Yamalube
Engine Hours
Approx 200 on 15 hp
Fuel Consumption
N/A
Max Speed
6.6 knots
Cruise Speed
5.5
Propulsion
N/A
Thrusters
N/A
Fuel
21 Liter Tanks (four)
Water
20 liters
Dinghy
Like new Achilles inflatable with seating for three, paddles etc. Less than two weeks of minimal use
Outboard
3.5 HP Tohatsu 2 Stroke This is an older outboard with many hours but new carburator and tank/prop.
Covers
Mainsail and Bimini; cockpit fully protected from sun underway or at anchor with Bimini.
Accommodation
Port and starboard berths; folding dining table. Standing headroom.
Cabins
1
Berths
2
Shower
N/A
Toilet
A/A
Entertainment
N/A
Air-Con
N/A
Galley
One burner gas
Refrigeration
N/A
Freezer
Larger Bulit-in Ice Chest
Water-Maker
N/A
Hot Water
N/A
Ground Tackle
2 Large cruising anchors, 20 foot of chain. Top of line cordage and shackles. If you are planning on mooring in Rote an oversized long-term mooring anchor is available on request, negotiable.
Safety Gear
Numerous pfd, both gas activated and manual. No gas cartriges
Bilge Pumps
N?A
Life Raft
N/A
Epirb
No
Life Jackets
8
Flares
2
Fire Protection
2 fire extinguishers
Electrics
RATHEON 2000 AUTO TILLER WITH BLUE TOOTH REMOTE, SOLAR CONTROLLER
Electronics / Navigation
AIS AND GPS MOUNTED INTERIOR, VISIBLE FROM COCKPIT
VHF Radio

Optional New Electrical Panel with accessorries.
Sail Inventory
Two main sails; one in use is full batten in very good condition. 180 per cent jib with luff tape UV strip. Parachute sail. 3 storm sails. Equipped with Reefurl furing systems; reefurl is controlled from cockpit.
Mast / Rigging
Aluminum mast and boom
Deck Gear
Numerous winches, self tailing, top of line winch handle. Spinlock clutches. Complete set up successfully engineered for single handing.
Remarks
Very dry boat. Comfortable new trampoline.

CONTACT DETAILS
Name
William Sours
Telephone
Rote Island, NTT NTT
Indonesia


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