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DE32 Gaviota

This information is pulled from a 2008 blog that the owners at that time put up to sell the boat in New Zealand..

An interesting aside on the Gaviota is this story THEY SEEMED MORE LIKE PIRATES THAN NAVY the story is about 3/4 the way down the page. This was from back in 2007 I believe.

Another link… http://voyageofgaviota.blogspot.com I believe we already have this link up in the links page. There are some continuing posts of their adventures on the blog but nothing about Gaviota, whether she sold in 2008 or if they still have her.

Here is some of the description of her condition and equpipment
LOA: 32-0 LWL: 25-10 Beam: 11-0 Draft: 4-9

COMPLETE RENOVATION IN 2006 (below are all the NEW components and upgrades along with other gear):

ELECTRICAL: ALL new electrical components installed (tinned copper wiring, engine panel, lights exterior, navigation and interior, breaker panel, battery monitor, mast wiring, — two 8D AGM sealed batteries for the house and one AGM starting battery , Two 75W Shell solar panels, Balmar 120amp alternator with Max Charge regulator, two fans, assorted new lights: galley/nav. have red/white lights(very nice lighting), Shore power cord and 110 adaptor.

ELECTRONICS: New: Garmin 3205 Chart plotter, Icom M-302 VHF, Icom M-710 SSB with Pactor modem for emailing – ground plates and professional install, Sony CD – Mp3player, Xantrex 1000W inverter new in 2008, water pump 3GPM, Aldler Barbour 12v Refrigeration unit, Raymarine ST-6002 Autopilot new in 2008, Raymarine “Tri-data” instrumentation: Depth-Speed-Temp, Xantrex Battery Monitor, Furuno Radar (original with boat-works great).

ENGINE: Universal 24-hp diesel (currently approx 1260hours), removed in 2006: painted, all new hoses, clamps, larger 3” heat exchanger, thermostat, engine mounts, wiring, alternator, fuel pump, Racor fuel filter, Exhaust system redone with stainless loop, engine runs great and burns approx 1-1/2 liters / hour, Aluminum 72 gallon fuel tank makes almost 1000 mile motoring range, new cutlass bearing, stuffing box.

GALLEY/HEAD/INTERIOR: All stainless 4-burner stove with large oven and broiler, two propane tanks, All new propane delivery system/solenoid control, new faucets, two new Gusher foot pumps (one salt one fresh), Everpure water filtration system, Jabsco manual toilet, painted inside every cabinet-engine room, all new bronze seacock thru-hulls, all new plumbing, new gusher manual bilge pump, two 60 gallon inboard water tanks, new interior cushions

RIG and DECK: Mast complete rehaul in 2005: new spreaders, all new hardware, lights/wiring, double spinnaker hold aloft, adjustable Forespar wisker pole, Hayn Bronze turnbuckles, new bobstay-wisker stays, Bow sprit removed-–epoxy and 3 layers paint, all new hardware, standing rigging new in 2002, All new running rigging, all new Harken blocks, Harken adjustable traveler, 2 Andersen stainless main self tailing winches, Lofran’s manual 2 speed windless, Bennet Garr canvas dodger, biminy, hatch covers, New ½” Lexan Diamond Sea glaze Heavy duty windows, assorted deck tie-down attatchment points, new jib tracks and cars, stainless davits, 2 Diesel jerry jugs, petrol and water jerry jugs.

SAILS: New semi-batton Neyl Pryde Main (great), staysail(good), high-cut 100% working jib(good), 120% Genoa(great), large light air spinnaker(good), brand new red/white asymmetrical spinnaker(new).

GEAR: Monitor wind vane with 2 air vanes and one light air vane and spare parts kit, 18-ft Para-anchor parachute anchor and gear, 4 person Zodiac life raft new in 2006, 1991 Johnson 6 hp 2 stroke outboard, 2hp Mariner outboard, Anchoring gear: 35lb CQR – 35lb Bruce – Danforth – 180 ft chain (main) 300ft rhode, 7ft custom skiff positive floatation, fuel–water-gas tanks on deck, BBQ, Davits, boarding ladder, MOB horseshoe and Life-sling, Forespar extendable spinnaker pole, ACR Abandon Ship Bag with full SOLAS current flares –inflatable solar water maker and lots of assorted survival gear.

DINGY: “Coast” is our 7′ fiberglass dingy. She has a tri-hull and positive floatation. No worries about popping or sinking! Putts nicely with the 2hp and planes super fast with 2 people with the 6hp Johnson! Mounts between mast and traveler. Comes with bronze oarlocks and paddles.

—-> Her full keel and beamy hull make her very smooth and comfortable while sailing, even in 25+ knots. Her sail plan and arrangement is simple, strong, straight forward. I have made all lines and halyards extra long so that they wont be lost overboard or up the mast. It’s this sort of thinking we used. Her current liferaft, EPIRB, fully stocked abandon-ship bag and other safety gear make her extremely safe. The full keel provides a completely protected rudder and propeller. She also has both a brand new electric autopilot and windvane which is really the most important safety gear! Her Single Sideband Radio also provides long distance weather, and communication.

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