Kormoran of Dart

and when she eventually gets to Cape Town, to be renamed......

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The Boat

27 March 2013 | Cape Town
Steve
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

Shore power
Generator
Batteries : house & general, 6 x 200 ah
engine & generator start, 1 x 250 ah

Gas : 2x 9kg Propane

GZ Curve
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)
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Vessel Name: Kormoran of Dart
Vessel Make/Model: Allan Pape 50 - currently undergoing a smallish refurb......
About: Steve - general layabout and occasional worker. Giselle - long suffering provider, home maker, wife and companion. Adam - the welp (who is coming into his own) !
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