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Swanson 38 Sloop "Sequoia" SOLD

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$49,950 HUGE PRICE REDUCTION

MUST SELL. OWNER HAS MOVED INTERSTATE.

“Sequoia” is the original Swanson 38. She was designed and built by (and for) Ron Swanson, his retirement yacht. She is a legendary ocean-capable vessel. The hull is cold-moulded in Californian Redwood (The hull is sheathed, topsides dynel and bottom uni-directional glass). Below deck, the craftsman cedar fit-out delivers an ambiance of cosy comfort. The coach house is solid teak. “Sequoia” is immensely strong and heavily rigged with a 5-tonne keel, all the specifications of a true blue water cruising yacht. All this and she sails efficiently and is easy to handle by a small crew. “Sequoia” is ready for you to step aboard and go cruising.

Under current ownership, the yacht has undergone extensive maintenance (and upgrades) including a total repaint of hull and bottom and rig removal and refurbishment.

Slipped and antifouled May 2019.

Reference 7311728
Name “Sequoia”
PDF Attachment Rigging Inspection Nov 2015
Location Seaport Marina, Launceston TAS
Region Tasmania
Year 1978
Designer Ron Swanson
Builder Swanson Bros at Wyong NSW,
Length 38′ (11.58m)
Beam 3.43
Draft 1.68
Displacement 10 tonnes approx.
Ballast Long integrated cruising keel with 5 tonne cast lead ballast.
Hull material Composite Calif'n Redwood sheathed. Bottom – F'glass. Topsides – Dynel
Deck material Queensland Beech
Engine Perkins 4108 (freshwater cooled) 36 hp. Shaft driving a 3 blade (325 mm) bronze propeller new 2015. Borg-Warner Velvet Drive Gearbox was re-built in 2008. Note: Starter motor and Alternator (85 amp hour) reconditioned in 2018 Access: The engine can be accessed from all sides with day access under the companionway. Engine No. 108UD6251
Engine Make Perkins
Horsepower 36 hp
Fuel Type Diesel
Fuel 300 litres in two tanks.
Water 320 litres in 4 tanks.
Galley The U shaped galley is a simple but practical sea galley. The stove is a Maxie 3 x burner metho gas hob. The deep stainless steel sink has a pressure cold water tap and a manual seawater pump tap. The large Danfoss fridge/freezer was installed new in 2012.
Refrigeration Danfoss fridge/freezer – NEW 2012
Accommodation The cockpit is deep and well sheltered with plenty of coach house roof overhang. Below and to port is the navigation station. Aft is a pilot berth and passage to a small stern cabin/lazarette. Currently used as an equipment store, there is a single berth. The galley is opposite the nav. Station. Forward is the saloon proper with dinette to starboard and a settee/occasional berth opposite. Forward is the passage to the forward cabin. The private head (bathroom is to starboard). The forward cabin offers a generous double berth with hanging lockers and under storage. The chain locker is accessed forward of this berth.
Cabins 3
Berths 5
Toilet Electric Toilet (TMQ)
Entertainment GME GD9600 AM/FM tuner plus MP3 player
Dinghy 2.3 m Inflatable
Outboard 3.3 hp Mercury
Covers Cockpit cover
Ground tackle Muir VR1000 winch
45 lb CQR Anchor
60 metres x 3/8" chain.
Safety gear AIS Receiver
EPIRB 406 MT400
Manual fire extinguishers
Fire blanket
Horseshoe lifebuoy
Life Raft – 4 person (out of service)
Bilge Pumps 2 x Rule with float switch (hardwired), Manual Whale Mk2 Gusher plus bilge alarm.
Electrics 12 Volt system
Shore power via the battery charger
4 x Batteries, 3 x house, 1 x crank. 3 of installed new 2018
85 Amp hour alternator.
Solar panel array (5 of)
340-watt Inverters x 2
Electronics Chartplotter: Garmin GPS Map 182
Radar: JRC 1000
Radios: VHF x 2. GME plus ICOM handheld, HF Sea 222
Auto Pilot: TMQ AP50
Sounder: Autohelm
Steering compass
Sail inventory Cutter rig. All sails are in good condition.
Jib, Staysail on furlers
Mainsail
Staysail
Hi cut Yankee
Storm Jib
Rigging Cutter rigged sloop.
2 x furlers (staysail and jib)
Alloy spars
1 x 19 SS wire rigging.
Note: In November 2015 Almast's unstepped and refurbished the mast. The following was renewed: Conduit, wiring, lights, lower shrouds, mast stairs, forestay, cap shrouds, intermediate chainplates. See the full report PDF herewith.
Remarks Under the current ownership, the following maintenance has been carried out...
* 2010 the hull was taken back to timber, re-glassed then 5 coats sprayed onto the hull, 1 primer, 1 undercoat, 1 tie-coat and then blue and then black antifoul...
all sprayed. The bottom was re-sprayed again in 2015.
*All beech deck sanded and fully recaulked.
* 3 new batteries installed (1 crank and 2 house).
* 85a/H alternator removed and refurbished.
* Starter motor reconditioned.
* Anchor winch deck foot switch replaced.
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