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Salar 40'  Pilothouse Sloop

At Dravuni Island, Fiji July 2003


Extensively refitted in 1996, a solid comfortable cruising boat that has cruised extensively around the pacific. Leaving Opua in June and returning to Auckland November 2003. Just finished a 5 1/2 month Cruising to Kadavu with ICA, up through the Astrolabes on to Musket Cove, Vadu Pt, Yasawas, Musket Cove Week and Rally to Vila, Vanuatau. Havannah Harbour then island hopped up to Santos and back to Vila to clear to Noumea, New Caledonia. Week around Isle de Pines then back to New Zealand west of Norfolf Island.
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A total of 3200 Nm.

Good solid motor ideal for motor sailing safely around the Islands, also useful to tow a stricken yachty in 40 gusting 50 Knots AND 1- 2 m seas SAFELY into Yalobi Bay, Waya Island in the DARK……. after responding to a MAYDAY



Builder Salthouse, Auckland, New Zealand
Designer Laurent Giles
Launched 1976
Last Slipped Nov 2002
Length 11.9m (39')
Beam 3.4m (11')
Draught 1.8M (6')
Displacement 13.4 ton
Hull GRP
Cabintop & Deck GRP & Teak Decks
Engine Ford with Lees Marine Conversion 80 Hp 4 cyl shaft drive diesel in excellent condition.
Serviced regularly, total hours = 2600.  spare alternator, starter motor & injector
Fuel 560 litres in two stainless steel tanks
Water 320 litres in two stainless steel tanks
Holding Tank 70 litres Polyethylene tank for forward toilet only with manual pumpout
Batteries 4 x 6 volt 115 heavy duty in two banks for 12v
Electronics Furuno 1550 SSB, Belcom VHF, 8 Mile JRC Radar, Furuno GP70 GPS, Impulse 2800+ Sounder and Robertson autopilot.
Navigation Compaq Notebook interfaced to GPS with world charts & software, weatherfax 2000 & tide tables - available as an extra Charts for Northern North Island NZ, Kandavu, Yasawa's, Nadi Waters, Vanuatau up to Logunville & Southern New Caledonia - negotiable extras
Sails Fully battened main ( 3 reefing points ), Furled #2 genoa, Jib, MPS in sock, Spinnaker in sock, Trisail  (on independent track)   & storm jib
Rig Sloop rig with aluminium mast and stainless rigging. Furling Headsail ( Removable cutter rig for Jib )  Rigging & halyards new May 2003.
Covers Aft Steering, Bimini, wheelhouse and all hatch covers
Ground Tackle 45lb CQR anchor with 70m 10mm Galv chain and electric windlass.
40lb Danforth anchor with 40m 8mm Galv Chain  (spare)
Anchor Wash Pump
4-man RFD liferaft, EPIRB, Cat 1 flares, 4 offshore lifejackets, 4 inshore lifejackets, 4 x harnesses. Flares & liferaft okay till 2005.
Two manual and one electric bilge pumps.
2.6m Southern Pacific Inflatable with 2.5Hp & 15Hp outboards. Gas Barbecue on Port Stern Quarter, 4 Fenders and Warps
Stern Boarding Platform, 2 x 20L Petrol Tanks
Interior teak interior with 6' headroom.
Double & single berth in aft cabin
Quarter berth and two settee ( one with an infill to make a double ) in main salon
Twin berths in forward cabin.
Galley has a gas 2-burner stove with oven and a sink.
Hot and cold pressured water. Heated from engine
Two toilets and one shower.
Freezer under Stbd seat in Pilot House, refrigerator above stove on port side in galley
Television and VCR
Stereo and CD Player


RampPortSide.jpg (139776 bytes) Moored at HMB Marina, Auckland, New Zealand June 2003   


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Main Salon - Port & Stbd


 The Saloon - a great place to socialise                                                              

AftCabin.jpg (29050 bytes) Aft Cabin - Double & Heads to Port

Single Berth, Drawers & Hanging Locker to Stbd


RampGalleyPort.jpg (620369 bytes)    Galley on Port Side  


RampGPSRadar.jpg (567888 bytes) Pilot House GPS & Radar, Computer sits
on Chart table to port


MastheadAft.jpg (68347 bytes)    From Masthead outside Great Astrolabe
   Reef - Kadavu Fiji


MastheadFwd.jpg (44223 bytes) Spinnaker pole is a great outrigger for lure



RAMPARTSPIN.jpg (103618 bytes) Musket Cove to Beachcomber Race

Fiji  Sept 2003


CruisingSeries.jpg (38158 bytes) Strong winds during BBYC Summer
Cruising Series

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