|Tax Status:||Tax Paid|
Moreton in Marsh Gloucestershire UK
Irene is a wonderful compact 4 berth sailing cruiser that I can be assured that I can sailed her single handled and inspires confidence, working the sails from the cockpit or on deck when the wind get up well beyond force 4. I couldn’t think off any other cruiser would have that same assurance. She is a lovely looking yacht with a low freeboard with a gentle solid looking coach deck and a long round bowsprit, everyone admired her. She ride the waves beautifully. I feeled very smug when we docked into the mariner or dry-out up into a small creek. I trailed Irene on a stainless steel trailer, made in Holland, armed with maintenance free wheelbearings and disk brakes. All in all, she is a very low cost yacht to run, with a lot of fun and adventures. Irene is kept covered up, well maintained and varnished every year, some commented that she still look new. I am sorry to see her go. The reason for selling that I’m getting on in age and need standing head room to change my gears! so we now got a share in a larger yacht. Willing to negotiate sensibly.
|Vessel type:||Four Berths Sailer Trailer|
|Model:||Cape Cutter 19|
|Fit Out:||High peaked gaff cutter rig|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Length over all:||5.80m|
|Length at waterline:||5.50m|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Hull type:||Lap strake chines with with wide stern section|
|Hull colour:||Dark blue|
|Dry Weight:||1150 kg|
|Water capacity:||10 Litres|
LEHR 5hp Propane Powered Outboard Marine Engine
4 stroke engine, 110 octane fuel
ECO FRIENDLY: zero vaporative emmissions, propane is not a marine pollutant
EASY START: no choke, no priming, no carburettor gum-up, No smell of petrol, no winterising apart from oil change
ECONOMICAL: more cost-effective to use and maintained - lot lighter to take it on or off the engine bracket which is important to me - no backache!
Propane is the cleaner, greener alternative fuel. Propane can be up to five times more efficient than traditional fuels, resulting in less energy waste and better use of our planet's resources.
Using two LPG 3.9 Kg gas cylinders stored in the cockpit lockers, last between 9 to 11 hrs off each cylinder. A spare locker lid has been made just in case anyone want to change it back to petrol engine. For instance on the East coast Rally 2019 I used one and a bit cynlinders.
Cape Cutter 19 has substantial beam for her length and the lap strake chines provide reserve buoyancy once she begins to heel. The low profile hull and coach roof minimises windage (very important when needing to sail off a lee shore). A collision bulkhead in the bow would contain flooding behind the bulkhead in the unlikely event of holing and enable you to get home safely. The cockpit is very fast draining due to the outboard engine well. She is with high cockpit seat coamings keep us dry and safe and also you can walk safely on nice wide flat deck without getting caught up in the riggings, especially when I attending the anchor or mooring. Drawing only 45 cm with the centerboard lifted, the Cape Cutter 19’s shallow draft makes her ideal for exploring estuaries and anchoring in minimal depths. Bilge runners enable her to dry out safely. Weighing in at just under a ton, she is within the towing range of a medium to large family car. Her shallow draft and full length keel make it easy to get her on and off her trailer. Her internal ballast have 300 kg of lead runs along the length of the keel which doesn't rust or expand like iron ballast which could fracture the fibre glass. Copper antifouling was painted in the factory where the boat was built.
With 4 berths and a roomy cockpit for her size, she has a full size V berth forward and 2 full length quarter berths aft. The quarter berths double as saloon seats. The galley area comprises space for a single burner stove, with a sink area opposite. Popped up table is used inside or outside in the cockpit. It had a roomy cockpit tent made by Habitent (see their webb site) that use either at night or sheltered from the sun. give all round visibility, we found it a great boom, when it rain heavily all day. Four LED strip lights one on each of the berth. It has a water hand pumping tap connected to water container - never been use.
The Vanclaes Road trailer made in Holland, is equipped with: • Full Stainless Steel Chassis • 100% Waterproof LED Lightings • Waterproof Bearings and disk brakes • Scuff & scratch proof keel and rollers which makes launching and receiving a doodle especially when I on my own • self-braking Winch with Strap. Weight a lot less then the normal galvanised trailer. defenders. Cockpit cover use during the summer and a full boat cover which I used during the winter. Cockpit tent made by Habitent. Boat hook. Liquid alcohol Stove. Tiller clutch which I found useful when turning about , adjusting the two jibs.
The Cape Cutter 19 boasts a high peaked gaff cutter rig. She is a lively performer due to her wide stern section, slippery underwater shape and large but manageable sail area. The light weight genoa provides for performance sailing in light airs whilst the heavier working jib (hank on) offers an efficient sail set in stronger winds. The cutter rig provides versatility and can be sailed with mainsail and one or two foresails flying. The Cape Cutter 19 is easily sailed single handed – all the sail handling can be managed from the cockpit as all lines lead aft.
Black and white Fish finder which I find it use very low amps off 35 amps Battery. Hand bearing compass. Direction finder compass.
I used a 4kg Rocha anchor with 5 metres of chain and 30 metres or rope, hold the ground very well and it easily lift it over the bow. Anchor and gear store in a anchor bag in the bow well. a spare anchor stored in the stern when needed.
one fire extinguisher and fire blanket.
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.