Lee Biju is a 1975 Westerly Pagent. She is a bilge keel sloop. In September of 1970, in his column in Practical Boat Owner magazine Denny Desoutter wrote of the Pageant “Pageant offers cruising comfort, though all has been packed into a very modest space” He observed that “both boats show evidence of careful thought to the likely desires of their owners in below deck amenities”. Which in 1970 were very modern, minimalist and open-plan. Lee Biju's engine was replace in 2014 with a more powerful 14hp model, when at the same time her standing rigging was replaced.
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Hull and keels
The hull was examined by visual means and by light sounding to determine any voids or delamination – none were found.
The unwater section was found to be coated in a well adhered blue antifouling paint
When subjected to a Tramex Meter the underwater section returned high reading this is to be expected in a vessel of this age.
Anode to Starboard
Spedd log to port
3 bladed prop painted red with sound ring to each blade.
Propeller retained to the shaft by nut and pin
Shaft rotae’s freely, no evidence of hard spots – March 2019
Cutlass bearing new September 2017 and found to be sound March 2019
2 small chips to the cutwater
Timber Rubbing strakes
Transom hull mould number port side LRO82675
SSR on the Transom SSR115122
Topsides and deck
Stanchion posts all secure
Bright blue deck paint
Boom roller Main with half battons, number and Westerly emblem
Roller furling headsail with sacrificial strip.
All with sheets and guys, blocks and shackles are inside the boat.
Aluminium mast and boom – sound with no evidence of damage – March 2019
Running rigging used but serviceable
Standing rigging replaced 2014
Mast and spares (2019) removed and the mast step extensively refurbished, and the mast installed and checked. Richardson’s, invoices for work carried out are available for inspection.
Radar reflector above the spreaders
Electrics at the top of the mast checked by Wroath Electric services 2019.
Solar panel, wiring checking and refurbished and indicator panel renewed September 2017. (main engine).
Foredeck windlass, installed prior to my ownership. Not standard for these vessels and it’s very useful.
Anchor chain and warp.
Mooring lines, blue.
Some misc lines.
Larger than original cockpit winches x 2.
New shore power socket and cable 2019.
Paddle boards inside the cockpit well, refurbished 2019.
Cockpit slatted seat boards refurbished 2019.
Mainsail cover, serviceable but could do with new elastic and a new clip.
Dodgers with LEEBIJU in white letters, currently stored inside the boat.
Stereo and speakers.
Lowrance GlobalNav 310 with instructions.
Depth instrument of similar size and design.
Electric water pump.
1 main engine battery and 1 x leisure battery but space for a 3rd.
Battery charger installed May 2019.
New battery support cage Sept 2017
3 x USB points installed by Wroath Marine March 2019
1 x double main socket. By Wroath marine March 2019
Sink and tap.
Mahogany work surface (where the gas stove would have been). This has been removed for safety reasons and there is a brand-new gas camping stove and gas canisters for use in the cock pit.
Cold box under seating.
Halfords plug in cold box
Upholstery replaced 2019.
4” foam and pale blue cover (FFR label).
Carpets replaced May 2019 (second set of new spares included).
A new infill section to make the forepeak bed more useable
Teak shelves which go where the picture is in the photograph.
Wall mounted brass clock and barometer.
New insert/drop boards for the companion way but they need the grills, and the lock fitting.
Seacocks for the heads and the main engine replaced 2017
Selection of anchors and tools.
Anchor ball and deck light.
Windows extensively refurbished 2019
Extensive works carried out by Richardson’s Yacht Services; all invoices available for inspection.
Lee Biju is back on the market again! After a week, the buyer realised that he should not have bought a boat.