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Kestrel 18 trailer sailer (5.5m)

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  • Closed: Tue 5 Mar 2013, 10:04 pm
Listing #: 564790301
Moulded fibre-glass hull and top.
Safe, solid, older boat.
Uncomplicated, affordable, entry-level craft.
Have owned & sailed this boat with the family for 10yrs, but now have bigger one.
Best as day boat, but 1 adult berth and 1 smaller in cabin, & two extending under cockpit (one of the squabs on those is missing).
This boat can be sailed as it is, or new owner may enjoy doing some work on it.

NEW back-stay.
NEW keel winch cable.
Large professionally-made (and v. expensive) pivoting rudder & tiller, about 3 yrs old.
Newish cabin-door hatches.
Large, medium and small jibs - all reasonable condition.
Mainsail useable, but has been patched a couple of times, is perished & due for replacing.
Anchor & warp (some rust on chain).
Minor problem with the mast fixture on which boom slides up & down. Bottom 1/3 broken off, so boom cannot now be lowered as low as designed (see photo)
The hull is sound, but some minor scuffings (mainly above water-line).
Hull is clean (black = old paint or anti-foul) & okay for sailing straight-off, but as photos show many residual oyster shell bases. Purchaser may or may not want to chip these off & strip back hull.
A few years ago the steel bolt holding up swing keel corroded, and boat was submerged for 3-4 days. Bolt is now stainless steel one & no further problem. Only remaining issue is electrical wiring (it had little) now needs re-doing (if felt necessary).
The swing keel = stainless. It has minor corrosion.
Rigging all works, but some cords a bit tired.
Trim on one side of cabin door has been patched up, but needs replacing.
Bilge pump (not connected).
Condition of fire extinguisher unknown.
NO trailer. Mainly kept the boat on a mud mooring. (Am open to consider a request to deliver the boat, depending on time & distance).
NO motor (but have a 5 hp 2-stroke Archimedes 5a and willing to sell separately/cheaply).

Shipping details

  • Buyer must pick-up
  • Boat location: Waitakere City, Auckland, NZ

Payment details

  • NZ bank deposit

About the seller

waiwawa (50 50 positive feedback)
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  • Member since May 2007

Closes: Tue 5 Mar, 10:04 pm. 2013 This auction used auto-extend.