27 March 2013 | Cape Town
So, what exactly did we buy......
Kormoran of Dart
Designer : Alan Pape naval architect
Builder : Western Approaches Yachts Limited
Year of Build : 1991
Type : Center Cockpit Auxiliary Sailing Ketch
Use : Pleasure Yacht
LOA : 50.50 ft (15.35 m)
LWL : 38.75 ft (11.78 m)
Beam : 14.38 ft (4.37 m)
Draft : 6.25 ft (1.90 m)
Gross Tonnage : 28 t
Displacement : 23 t
Sail Area : 1110 sqft (103 sqm)
Displacement / LWL ratio : 404
Sail Area / Dispt. Ratio : 14.2
Coefficient fineness : 0.706
Diesel : 226 gallon (1025 L) tank
Water : 2 x 110 gallon (500 L) tanks
Sewage : 150 gallon (682 L) tank
Perkins Main Engine : 130hp
Bow thruster : Vetus 3 kW
Generator : Kohler 6.5 kv
Tender Outboard : Yamaha 2hp
Voltages : 24 & 12v
Batteries : house & general, 6 x 200 ah
engine & generator start, 1 x 250 ah
Gas : 2x 9kg Propane
Required range for Cat 0 - 121.94º
Calculated range 10% load condition - 139.263º
Calculated range 100% load condition - 143.621º
For images see Favorites link 'Drawings 1' and 'Drawings 2'
Anyway, that's all the formal stuff that I could find - none of which helps much after receiving the surveyors reports......
After long debates between Giselle, the consultants and myself, the way forward was actually quite 'simple'.....
We want a boat that is structurally sound; and safe !
After the repairs, the hull and structure must be good for at least another 15 to 20 years, assuming a reasonable level of maintenance every year !
As for all the 'gadgets'....it would be nice to have all the newest bells and whistles, however, these are not essential. We actually don't mind how old 'gadgets' are, as long as what there is, works, properly.
Altho we would have liked a nice new interior, if we dont get one, to bad.
It was decided that 'cosmetic' work that could be done at a later time / by myself in Cape Town, would be left.
Everything else that would make the boat sound and safe, had to be done.
Based on this, it was decided to commence with the sandblasting of the hull below waterline....... (s)