Like all Heard 28s Sally J is a seaworthy and reasonable fast yacht, often admired. She was built as a Falmouth racing open boat based on the famous Falmouth oyster dredging work boats. Later converted to a cruising yacht utilising solid hard wood timber.
The 2012 extensive renovation made the boat not only as new but as comfortable as any modern yacht.
With the furling and roller reefing foresails and easy main slab reefing she proves to be a safe and workable craft for small crew or single handed.
|Vessel type:||Heard 28 Gaff Cutter|
|Designer:||Mylor Gaffers and Luggers|
|Builder:||Mylor Gaffers and Luggers|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Beta 25|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||8.50m|
|Length at waterline:||8.20m|
|Maximum draft:||1' 40"|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Keel type:||Full Keel|
|Water capacity:||85 Litres|
Beta 25 hp, 3 cylinder diesel and gear box. Flexible drive shaft. Shaft break. Trust bearing. Cutlass bearing. 16 x 12 3 bladed bronze propeller.
Calorifier 30 litre, Immersion heater. 2 x 80 litre fuel tanks, change over valves. filter and water trap primer pump. 80 AH starter battery parallel switch to domestic battery. Wet exhaust with water trap. Alternator charge to Stirling C13 control and 2 x 110 AH batteries.
GRP hull 12mm thick, encapsulated lead ballast 4.3 T. The underwater body is soda blasted and epoxy coated and copper anti fouled. Hardwood deck beams, marine ply deck, grp sheeted. silverpine laid deck glued on.
Cabin and cockpit structured in Iroko hardwood. Cockpit well fibre glass over ply. Bullwark capping and rubbing band in hardwood. Bullwark protected with half round bronze strips. Rudder with trimtap and SS fittings.
Double bunk with infill forward, 4" foam mattress on slatted base. Lockers and shelves for generous storage. Deck hatch above. Chain locker under.
Long seat on SB in saloon extends to single bunk, lee cloth under. Comfortable shaped seat to port. Chart table and nav' station to SB. Wet clothes hanging space next to companion way. Port side galley with gimballed,two ring gas cooker and grill. Double stainless sink, hot and cold taps, hand waste pump. Small fridge 12v /240v
Folding saloon table, removable. Reading lights and gimballed oil lights.
Heads.Self draining shower compartment with washbasin with hot and cold shower tap. Jabsco sea toilet Storage lockers. automatic shower waste pump.
Inflatable Bombard dinghy. 2 HP Mariner outboard. 35 lbs CQR anchor. 50 meter galvinized 10 mm chain. Lofrans electric anchor winch. Fisherman ketch anchor with rope and chain, stowed in aft locker. Ropes and fenders.
Wooden hollow mast,stainless fittings. Wooden boom with stainless fittings, two point reefing tackle with sheet winch. Boom crutch. 8 mm SS rigging and bottle screws, running backstays with anti chafe cover. Alluminium gaff, leather covered gaff yaws, self tacking staysail boom.
Lifting wood bowsprite with SS fittings. Wood blocks on deck and tufnall blocks aloft.
Furling Jib and Facnor reefing staysail. Mainsail double point reefs Gaff topsail stowed and rolled on alloy spar stowed on main boom. Cruising chute with pole. Four selftailing sheet winches.
Horizon C map chart plotter. Log and depth sounder. VHF with linked GPS. Tillermate auto pilot. Rayrmarine automatic pilot to tiller or trimtap. Compass under tiller. Charts. Tools.
Life ring with float light. Flares. Boarding fender. search light.