IROQUOIS is one of the well known and highly regarded Ohlson 38's designed by Swedish designer Einar Ohlson, and known for their good looks, and excellent performance. IROQUOIS has been particularly well cared for and upgraded under current ownership, and she has served them well during two trans Atlantic crossings, and 2 seasons cruising in Europe. She is well equipped and a proven offshore cruiser. An outline of refits and upgrades is below. The Ohlson 38 was featured in Richard Henderson's book Choice Yacht Designs, and a pdf of the chapter is available on request. Iroquois is highly recommended and a brief description of the owners recent cruising is as follows:
April 2017-August 2018 northern Germany to Maine via Kiel Canal, Frisian Islands, Ijsselmer, canals of the Netherlands, English Channel and southern England, Channel Islands, Atlantic coast of France to La Rochelle, across the Bay of Biscay to the Spanish Rias, Atlantic coast of Spain and Portugal, the Canary Islands, across the Atlantic Ocean to Antigua, Nevis, St Kitts, St Martin, BVI, USVI, Bahamas to Florida, Georgia, S Carolina, N Carolina, Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay, C&D canal, Delaware River to Cape May, NJ, NYC, Long Island Sound, Newport RI, Buzzards Bay, Cape Cod Canal, New Hampshire
May-September 2016 Inverness Scotland to Fehmarn Germany via the Orkney Islands, Fair Isle, Shetland, across the North Sea to Bergen Norway, up the coast of Norway to the Lofoten Islands, back down the coast of Norway, across the Skagerrak through Denmark
May-September 2015 Maine to Inverness Scotland via Shelburne Nova Scotia, across the Atlantic Ocean to Oban Scotland, through the Caledonian Canal
June-August 2014 Portland Maine to Nova Scotia and back
22 kilo (48 lb) Spade anchor in bow roller with 75' Acco G-4 5/16 chain and 300' 3/4" double braid rode. Additional chain lead and 250' plaited rode
15 lb Fortress, 35 lb CQR, and 25lb Danforth anchors
RC Plath manual windlass; chain stopper
Bilge pumps include Whale gulper 320 electric; two MK2 gusher 10 manual, and one Edson manual bilge pumps
2 Fireboy halotron extinguishers, and 2 ABC extinguishers
Bell horn and flares
3 inflatable life vests with built in harnesses; LifeSling; Mustang survival throwing stick
Jordan Series Drogue sized for fully loaded (17,500 lbs) Ohlson 38 with custom 1/2: SS chainplates through bolted to SS backing plates.
Searchlight and several strobes; ACR EPIRB
Masthead tricolor lights
LED spreader lights
Numerous fenders, docklines and chafing gear
Boarding/ swimming ladder. (accordion collapsible)
Bow and stern rails with dbl SS lifelines
Chesapeake lightcraft nsting plywood 8' dinghy
Solid Fiberglass hull with fiberglass over plywood deck and house top. Varnished mahogany house sides, cockpit coamings, and toe rails, with teak cockpit seats and epoxied Dynel over plywood cockpit sole Fin keel with skeg hung semi balanced rudder with wheel steering. 6300 lbs encapsulated lead ballast. Dark green topsides with white cove and boot top, and blue bottom
2013 Beta Marine 3 cylinder fwc diesel to 2:1 TMC40 reduction gear and 13" Maxprop with bronze feathering propeller. App 5.5 knots cruise and 6.5 knots max. Numerous spares.
12 volt DC system with two 12 volt AGM house batteries one AGM 12 volt starting battery.
Main circuit breaker panel
Secondary fused panel for electronics
Promariner ProSport 12 dual bank charger (110 and 220 ac)
Xantrex battery monitor
100 watt solar panel and controller
22 gallons fuel in integral fiberglass tank which was epoxy reinforced in 2013.
45 gallons water in integral fiberglass tank with CeramKote in 2013.
45 gallons water in three 15 gallon flexible tanks
Rode/chain locker right forward with large V berth and filler next aft... stowage above and below. The enclosed head is next aft to port with stowage, sink, and Airhead composting toilet. A large hanging locker is opposite to starboard.
The main saloon is next aft with extension settee and pilot berths port and starboard. A folding dining table is between the settees, and it can hinge up and stow out of the way against the forward bulkhead. Lockers under the pilot berths offer convenient stowage
A Taylor kerosene cabin heater is fitted to the forward port bulkhead.
The galley is aft to port with Dickinson gimballed 2 burner propane stove with oven, stainless sink, and icebox. Stowage outboard.
A nav table, stowage drawers, and quarter berth are to starboard opposite the galley.
Interior finish is varnished mahogany with non-skid varnished cabin sole and ventilation is provided by hatch and companionway with screens as well as two opening ports and ventilators with screens.
Masthead sloop/cutter rig with removable inner forestay.with Highfield lever.. Awlgrip aluminum mast and boom. Telescoping carbon fiber reaching pole. SS standing rigging with Navtec terminals and bronze turnbuckles Harken roller furler (rebuilt and installed 2014).Halyards include Ultrex plus main halyards, Endura braid jib halyards, and Sta-set spinnaker. Double braid poly sheets. Spare main and genoa halyards (rove off and ready to use). Harken hydraulic backstay adjuster. Lazy Jacks. "Quickvang" boom vang. 5-6 snatch blocks. Genoa track on toerails and inboard.
Two Barient 22 winches; two Harken32 self tailing , and two Harken 48 self tailing cockpit winches
Barient 22 and 16 halyard winches and Lewmar 16 self tailing reefing winch.
Sails include: 2014 Hallet full batten loose footed crosscut main with 3 reefs and leechline, 112% triradial 8.a5 oz genoa with UV cover, large "Solent" hanked on staysail with 36.83' luff, Owens 2016 13.76 sq meter high aspect hanked staysail with leech battens, 1993 Manchester 1.5 oz asymmetrical spinnaker with ATN sock, Storm jib and storm trysail.
Wempe brass barometer and quartz clock mounted on bulkhead
2 Danforth Constellation compasses (pedestal and bulkhead)
Standard horizon VHF radio
Garmin 4210 chart plotter gps (radar overlay)
Iridium 9555 sat phone
Monitor self steering gear with extra vane and parts
Nexus wireless masthead wind instruments
Furuno Fax 30 weatherfax
Vesper Watchmate Vision AIS transponder
Fujinon binoculars with built in compass
Floating handheld vhf
Various charting tools and charts
Major refit 2013
Replaced engine, motor mounts, engine blocks, transmission, PSS haft seals for rudder and shaft
Rebuilt Edson steering system
Fuel tank cleaned and lined with epoxy, replaced fuel lines, added fuel gauge
Installed new engine wet exhaust system
Replaced all seacocks
Water tanks cleaned and coated with Ceram-Kote
Added 3 15gallon flexible water tanks
All deck hardware removed and rebedded
Deck painted with Durabeck non skid paint
Added aluminum spray hood
Added Monitor windvane
Corn-blasted bottom , recoated with seven layers of Interlux Interprotect 2000E
Replaced shore power controller with Promariner ProSport12 dual bank 110 or 220 autodetect
Rewired engine, added Iskra 120 amp high capacity alternator and Balmar voltage regulator
Added Xantrex battery monitor and Bluesea ammeter
Added Garmin 4210 Chartplotter and radar
Added Vesper Watchmate Vision AIS transponder
Replaced VHF with Standard Horizon Explorer
Added Lecombe below decks autopilot
Replaced cook stove with propane Dickinson 2 burner with oven
Added RC Plath manual windlass
Replaced anchor rode with
75 ft Acco G-4 5/16 chain and 300 ft ¾” double braid
Replaced lifelines and turnbuckles with stainless wire
Added Lifesling2 mob ring and Mustang Survival throwing stick
Added ACR EPIRB
Added Jordan series drogue and stern chainplates
Replaced dodger, sailcovers
Replaced cushions in salon and pilot berth
Replaced all interior and exterior lights with LED except bow light.
Replaced standing and running rigging
Added removable inner forestay
Replaced hydraulic backstay adjuster
Rebuilt Harken furler
Replaced mainsail, genoa
Added Taylor kerosene heater
Replaced CQR anchor with Spade 22 kilo, Fortress 15 lb
Added new smaller staysail and new inner tracks
Replaced fixed ports
Chainplates replaced with silicon bronze
Added Shaftshark ropecutter
Replaced Airhead composting toilet
Replaced batteries with Victron AGM deep cycle grp 27
Replaced cushions in vberth
Regular maintenance of all systems including annual varnishing of exterior
and service of winches