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Dick Thompson 35 Sloop "Aurora"

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$41,000 NOW REDUCED

Huon pine 35-foot sloop (LOD 33ft) built to a strong design and an excellent sea boat able to be easily single-handed. “Aurora” has been up the east coast of Australia and sailed extensively around Tasmania. Gentlemanly racing in Div 2 or 3 at Kettering Yacht Club (where she has won numerous trophies) ensures that she is slipped and serviced annually. From the details below you will see that she has been lovingly maintained and she presents in good condition.
“Aurora” has also been in nine Australian Wooden Boat Festivals, whereby a full strip and paint job occurs every 2 years. She is part way through an update, with a new electric toilet, curtains and glass windows recently fitted.
The owners admit that age means they no longer cruise and maintenance is becoming more physically demanding. It is time for new caring owners to continue her story. They are keen to sell and all offers will be considered.

Reference 5819482
Name “Aurora”
Location Kettering (40 minutes south of Hobart) TAS
Region Tasmania
Year 1965
Designer Dick Thompson
Builder Cedric Bennet, Northern Tasmania
Length 35′ 0″ (10.67m)
Beam 9' 6"
Draft 5'
Displacement 8 Tonnes
Ballast Long Integrated Keel – Lead ballast.
Hull material Timber Huon Pine Round Bilge Carvel. See General Remarks.
Deck material Dynel Sheathed 15mm marine ply
Engine 38 hp Nissan NU100 (Diecon) with MG360 Twin Disc gearbox. Installed 2012
Engine Make Nissan
Horsepower 38hp
Fuel Type Diesel
Fuel Consumption 2.5 LPH
Cruise Speed 6 knots
Fuel 48 litres in stainless steel tank.
Water 160 litres – 80 litres in a stainless steel tank, 80 in a bladder
Galley Stove and fridge to port with stainless steel sink and drainboard to starboard. Storage below. Engine box provides extra working surface.
12V and manual freshwater pumps (cold).
8.5kg gas bottle with compliance plate. Shut-off valves at bottle and in galley.
Refrigeration Top-opening fridge. Ozefridge eutectic unit (mounted in cockpit locker).
Stove Roden Clipper two-burner gas stove with oven.
Accommodation The cockpit is deep and comfortable with windbreak curtains. Large cockpit lockers and lazarette.
Galley sink to port and stove to stbd.
Port and starboard settees (occasional berths) with folding blackwood table.
Forward of the bulkhead is the enclosed bathroom and the V-berth with an insert to convert it to a double.
Cabin heater – An effective and economical metho / ceramic bead bulkhead mounted heater.
Good storage under berths and behind saloon backrests. Also open shelving in saloon.
Berths 4 berths
Toilet Separate bathroom with new TMC electric toilet and handbasin.
Covers Spray dodger with new clears.
Mainsail cover.
Cockpit windbreak curtains.
Winch covers.
Cockpit awning to set when at anchor.
Ground tackle 12 Volt chain/rope windlass.
Main anchor: 16 Kg CQR with 60 metres x 10mm chain.
12 kg Seaforth with warp and chain.
Safety gear V sheet, manual foghorn
Emergency navigation lights
External 12V marine plug for spotlight
Life ring with light plus Bourke MOB retriever float. Cabin top and deck jackstays.
Safety grab bag
Flare container
Radar reflector
Bilge Pumps 12V bilge pump. Whale Gusher manual pump in cockpit.
Epirb GME Accusat MT600G 406 EPIRB (2015).
Fire Protection Fire blanket. 2 x 1kg fire extinguishers.
Electrics 2x 12V Delcor lead – acid Calcium batteries in separate housing in bilge.
1x 12V Delcor lead – acid Calcium battery in housing in cockpit locker.
Manual switching.
40W solar panel with Powertech MP3129 20A controller.
Electronics Raytheon ST 4000 plus tiller pilot (2001)
Standard Horizon CP180 GPS Chart plotter (2008)
Standard Horizon FF525 Black Box Fish finder (2010)
GME GR968 AM/FM Marine radio/CD player/mp3player
GME GX558 VHF Marine transceiver
Sail inventory New fully battened Main in July 2008 still in excellent condition.
Headsail on Reefit furler is old but still in very good condition due to regular upkeep from sailmaker.
Spinnaker has a small patch but works well.
Inner hanked forestay sails have rarely been used. No2 and reefable No3. See photos.
Rigging Deck stepped Aluminium mast with mast steps and boom with spinnaker pole and 2 jockey poles.
The mast was removed in May 2013. New spreaders with deck light have been fitted and all fixed rigging replaced, except for the Inner forestay which has been seldom used. This has a Hyfield lever connection to the bow.
Running rigging has been checked and is in good serviceable condition. Even though not used, the wire running backstays were replaced with soft rigging making them more manageable.
Deck gear Main: 2 x Arco 40ST 2 speed self-tailing sheet winches.
Spinnaker: 2 x single speed sheet winches.
Mast: 1 x single speed main halyard winch, 2 x single speed foresail halyard winches.
Boom: 1 x single speed reefing winch.
4 x covered fenders and plenty of mooring and towing lines of various lengths.
Remarks Hardwood Frames 60 mm x 30 mm
Hardwood Beams; 80 mm x 40 mm
Hardwood Stringers: 110 mm x various thicknesses
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