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Adams 40 "Moonbird"



“Moonbird” is an extraordinary Adams 40 having recently undergone a massive refit. She is effectively a new boat.
The refit included...
*Sandblasting and epoxy-painting hull and decks,
*The cockpit was re-designed. The original was cut-out and the new fabricated.
*Complete rewiring, re-plumbing and all new skin-fittings,
*The mast was removed and refurbished.
*Complete new interior.
“Moon Bird” offers an extraordinary opportunity to a buyer wanting a large volume vessel in excellent order at a very reasonable price.
The owner also has an Adams 15 so “Moonbird” has to go. Offers welcome.

Reference 5549040
Name Moonbird
Location “Little Dock” Murray St pier, Hobart TAS
Region Tasmania
Year 1998
Designer Joe Adams
Builder Not known
Length 40′ 0″ (12.20m)
Beam 3.7m
Draft 1.75
Displacement 12 tonnes
Ballast Fin keel. Ballast: Mostly lead with some steel punchings.
Hull material Steel Hull professionally sandblasted then epoxy-painted. See General Remarks.
Deck material Steel
Engine ME180 3-cylinder diesel. Engine can be hand started if necessary. Full and easy access for servicing as engine box is hinged. Box incorporates sound insulation. Engine professionally maintained and is excellent condition. New Morse engine control cables. New fuel system (all new hoses, filters) plus new raw water strainer.
Engine Make Yamaha
Horsepower 30hp
Fuel Type Diesel
Fuel Consumption Approx 3 litres/hr
Max Speed 7.5kts
Cruise Speed 6kts
Propulsion Shaft-drive. 3-blade bronze propellor.
Fuel 100 litres in s/s tank
Water 350 litres in two Plastimo flexible tanks (one new).
Galley Maxie 2-burner gimballed stove )meths) with grill.
Stainless sink with fresh and salt water.
Generous galley bench space and additional prep area on adjacent engine box bench top.
Extensive storage.
Refrigeration 140-litre top opening fridge with Engel 12V/240V fridge condenser.
Hot Water System N/A
Accommodation Very light and spacious interior. Double (cosy) quarter berth to port while stbd quarter is all storage. The area under the cockpit is also a cavernous storage area. Bathroom to stbd with toilet and vanity. Move past galley and engine box (additional bench space) into the saloon, with two settees/berths and a central table. The nav station/chart table is aft to stbd. V-berth in double cabin with large overhead hatch.

Extensive new internal fitout. Work included: new floor panels (all secured but liftable); new headliners (with thermal insulation incorporated beneath cabin top and areas of deck associated with living areas); new port quarter berth; new heads compartment; new galley lockers and benchtop; new engine box and benchtop; new benchtop to fridge; new settees and associated lockers; new central saloon table with folding leaves; various stainless steel grab rails or posts; new LED downlights; new galley sink with new fresh and raw water pumps; new 'mini' strip LED lights above galley bench; new sink in heads with electric water pump; new bunk cushions and covers.

Most lockers lined. All timber including plywood either painted or wood sealed on all surfaces, and all bolts and screws used are stainless steel.
Berths One double and three single berths
Toilet NEW TMC 12V marine toilet.
Covers Mainsail cover with boom bag and lazyjacks.
Large cockpit sun awning (rigged when required).
Ground tackle Manual anchor winch with chain gypsy and rope capstan.
20kg CQR anchor with 30m x 3/8 chain and 40m rope.
27kg spare anchor.
Spare anchor warp 12m x 3./8 chain and 55m nylon warp.
Fisherman anchor.
Heavy Danforth anchor.
Safety gear Lifebuoy.
Heaving line.
6 x harnesses.
Bilge Pumps Rule 1000gph 12V bilge pump with float switch. Manual Henderson
Life Raft RFD four-person liferaft. Not in survey (Exp: July 2017)
Epirb GME 406 EPIRB. Exp: April 2027.
Life Jackets 6 x Lifejackets (AS1512).
Flares 2 x red Handheld. 2 x red rocket. 2 x orage smoke. Exp: Oct 2019.
Fire Protection Fire extinguisher.
Electrics 2 x 90AH 12V batteries. 750A(CCA).
Boat completely rewired (plus new batteries and switch panel, digital volt meter and sockets for USB (dual) and cig lighter fittings). New overhead LED downlights.
Electronics Uniden MC790 VHF.
Raymarine A57D chartplotter/sounder. New Raymarine through hull/transducer for depth sounder (linked to chartplotter)
Garmin (Type 125) steering compass. Fwd section of cockpit manufactured in stainless steel to lessen compass deviation and compass installed with compensating magnets.
Sail inventory Mainsail in boom bag with lazyjacks.
Furling genoa on Plastimo furler.
Staysail. Rigged on removable innner forestay.
Rigging Age of rig: 1998.
Mast removed and serviced/modified (including improvements to spreader bases, mast steps to lower spreaders (with hand holds above spreaders), new steaming/deck flood light, some new entry boxes or sheaves). New rope clutches for halyards and topping lifts.
Rope – all sheets new and half halyards/topping lifts new. New reefing lines.
Removable inner forestay (for staysail) and runners – both normally lashed out of the way
NEW Lifelines.
Deck gear Primary winches: 2 x Barient 32 self-tailers.
Secondary winches: 2 x ARCO-Hutton 40 self-tailers (NEW).
Halyard winches: 2 x ARCO-Hutton 40 ST (NEW).
Cabintop winch: Ancal.
Most deck gear is Ronstan with some Selden.
NEW custom stainless tiller folds up to clear cockpit when at anchor.
Spinnaker pole.
Remarks Externally, whole boat professionally sandblasted, and then epoxy painted (Note: quality Wattyl paint used, and use of epoxy paint with multiple coats after recommended surface preparation maximises protection). Non-skid finish used on deck. Same treatment for bilge internally (approx. 6m in middle section of hull (required engine lift). Rest of steel internally hand scraped and epoxy painted (this required removal of much of internal timber lining and fit out).

Various repairs/improvements steel work (several new floors under cabin sole in vicinity of mast, new mast king post, complete replacement of cockpit, new cabin sides

Extensive use of stainless steel on deck for new or replacement fittings (chain plates, dual anchor bow roller, bases for pulpit, pushpit and stanchions, mooring line fairleads, bases for sheet tracks, deck mast step, mounting borders for forward and mid deck hatches, companionway frame and forward end of cockpit (to reduce magnetic interference to compass), mounting plate and supports for anchor winch and associated hawse pipe, plus bases for various other deck fittings. Most welded to minimize through deck fastenings (leak risk). New stainless steel dorade boxes and new polished mainsheet hawse. New polished stainless steel tiller (which can pivot up to clear cockpit).

All new through hull fittings (TruDesign (NZ), Lloyds approved, and superior to traditional bronze) incorporating load spreading collars).
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