A quote from the book I'm reading. "Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog)" by Jerome K. Jerome.
There is no more thrilling sensation I know of than sailing. It comes as near to flying as man has got to yet-except in dreams. The wings of the rushing wind seem to be bearing you onward, you know not where. You are no longer the low, plodding, puny thing of clay, creeping tortuously upon the ground; you are a part of Nature! Your heart is throbbing against her heart! Your spirit is at one with hers; your limbs grow light! The voices of the air are singing to you. The earth seems far away and little; and the clouds, so close above your head, are brothers, and you stretch your arms to them."
Radiance has new owners.
Today I said good bye to Radiance. I told her that we would miss her and thanked her for taking such good care of us. I asked her to also take good care of her new owners.
I think I could hear her say that she would miss us too...mostly Malou, with her sweet songs, her happy laugh, and her wonderful fantasy worlds.
She also told me that she would take good care of her new owners. I know she will, because she's a good ship.
I patted her on the stern, said a quick good bye and...thank you.
Then I walked away, I didn't look back. I couldn't...........
Radiance is for SALE
Radiance is for sale in Brisbane Australia.
Tayana 37, 1978, Hull 132. She is off-shore equipped and ready for your voyage.
Radiance has been well maintained. Varnish in cabin is near perfect. Teak trim on topsides has been kept natural for easy maintenance.
The cabin layout is outstanding for both weekend cruising and offshore passage.
-Aft Quarter Berth to Starboard with bronze/glass deck prism.
-Port U-shaped settee converts to double berth. Cushions has commercial grade upholstery. One side is vinyl brushed 'leather', the other side is smooth vinyl for easy cleaning, which is great in the tropics.
-Starboard settee converts to double berth. Also converts to a sea-berth with lee cloth.
-Large V-Berth is a Private Double Berth. One piece Latex madras.
-Head has a La-Vac with Y-valve to holding tank/over board pump-out. Teak shower grate floor.
-Teak Dining Table with new laminate top.
-Hella fans through out boat.
-Dickinson Newport diesel heater.
-Yanmar 44 hp. 1994. 150A Balmar alternator. Many spar parts, fuel and oil filters.
-Fuel: 325L. Stainless in bilge. New. 2008
-Fresh Water: 380L. Coated with Nova-Pure in 2004. Water stays fresh in for 3-4 month.
-Water maker tank. 55L dedicated water maker tank in bilge.
-Holding: 80L. 2 outlets. Pump station outlet in deck, and manual pump-out over board.
-12V Keel cooled. Frigobaot Refrigeration/Freezer. Refrigerator box is insulated with 250mm closed-cell urethane foam.Refrigerator
-3 Burner Seward gas 1995. Your text to link...
-PUR 35 12V water maker.
-Double SS Sink
-New laminate counter tops.
-Pressure water. Foot pump for fresh water. Foot pump for sea water.
-(6) 6-Volt Trojan. Total 6x240AH.
-(1) 12-Volt Start Battery
-(2) 85w solar panels with separate charging regulator.
-Tow generator. Ampair 100 Your text to link...
-Volt/amp/AH meter by Nav Station.
-Original DC Distribution Panel
-All lights below have Sensibulb LED units installed. Your text to link...
-LED masthead light.
Radiance has never had teak decks.
-Grey skid-proof deck on side deck and cabin top.
-ABI bronze 2-speed Windlass. Your text to link...
-2 CQR 45lbs anchors, 1 large Danforth.
-30m anchor chain. 15m anchor chain. 2x100m braided anchor rode.
-15ft heavy duty parachute anchor with 100m nylon rode.
-Self Tailing Winches on mast. 2-spd winches in cockpit.
-SS Standing Rigging replaced in 2005 with Sta-Lok
-Single Line Reefing
-Aluminum Mast and Spreaders
-Aries wind wane. Selfsteer. and Aries under way
Sails new in 2005.
-Heavy duty offshore sails. Main sail 10oz, 2 full battens, 2 short battens, 2 very deep reefs.
-Staysail 6,5oz with one reef.
-Storm tri-sail and storm jib.
-Light weight drifter.
Back in the summer of 2002 we had just begun looking for a live aboard boat. Without really getting inspired to become a live aboard by most of the boat designs we saw.
It was not until we saw "Grace" owned by Pete and Suzie that we knew exactly what kind boat we wanted.