Roberts 45 foot ketch, fiberglass hull, This boat has a very nice layout, excellent for cruising. She just came in from a trip up from Australia via South Africa and she is ready to head out again. Excellent sail plan and has pretty much everything you need to cruise in comfort.
This vessel is located in beautiful San Carlos Sonora, Mexico, A short 250 mile drive on a safe 4 lane highway from Nogales, Az. San Carlos is a known boating destination/community, featuring breathtaking scenery, quiet anchorages nearby, great fishing, diving, two marinas, 3 haul out facilities and much more.
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LOA: 45 ft
Lwl: 37 ft
Draft: 6 ½ ft
Beam: 14 ft
Height (bridge clearance): 53 ft
Displacement: 32,000 lbs
Ballast: 9,500 lbs
Headroom: 6 ft 2 inches
Hull material: Fiberglass
Keel type: Full cutaway forefoot
Engine and propulsion
Engine make: Detroit Diesel
Engine model: Series 53, 3-53
Engine year: 1979
Engine hours: Unknown/ rebuilt 1991/ transmission rebuilt in 2011
Horse power: 73 continuous shaft hp
Cruising rpm: 1500
Cruising speed: 5.5 knots
Max speed: 7.5 knots
Max rpm: 2800
Range: 700 + miles
Fuel type: Diesel
Propeller type: 3 blade
Dinghy outboard: Yamaha 1) 2 hp – 2) 8 hp
Fuel capacity: 160+ gallons
Fuel tank material: Steel
Total No. Fuel tanks: 2
Water capacity: 200+ gallons
Water tank material: Fiberglass
Total No. Water tanks: 6
Holding capacity: N/A
Aft cabin with double berth, settee, and clothing lockers. Single stateroom on port side aft of chart table with large locker and shelves.
The walk-thru between galley and aft cabin has storage pantry with enclosed slide-out wire bins.
Chart table and nav station port side at base of companionway stairs.
Dining table and "u" shaped settee to port amidship.
Pilot berth above & outboard of dining settee.
Settee opposite table with top loading refrigerator underneath.
Head is portside forward of main salon with electric head, large mirror, tiled floor with drain and sump tank for shower. Sink faucet and shower are manually activated.
Forepeak is a workshop with storage for sails and spare parts.
Stateroom sleeps: 2
Dinette sleeps: 2
Quarter berth sleeps: 1
Single berths: 3
Double berths: 1
Heads: 1 with shower and sump tank
Refrigeration: Home built 220 V compressor with holding plates, water cooled
Stove: Broadwater 2 burner w/oven
Water system: 12V Pressure + hand pump (salt and fresh)
Cooking fuel: Propane (2-20 lb tanks)
Sink: Double stainless
Water maker: Hand operated power survivor
Other: Barbeque SS rail mounted
Electronic and Navigation Equipment
SSB: (Ham) Icom 706MKIIG
SSB tuner: Icom AT120
Pactor: SCS II ex updated to III
Radar: Furuno 1623
VHF: Icom M412
VHF 2: Standard Horizon HX2605
VHF 3: Old spare handheld
GPS: Garmin 585
GPS #2: Magellan 310
AIS receiver: There is a transponder(which is both transmit and receive) that is installed. Boat also has an older receive-only unit, which is in a box
Depth sounder: Raymarine ST60+
Knotmeter: Navman S100
Autopilot: TMQ (hydraulic) AP50
Plotter: Home built w/17’’ screen w/CMAP
Compass: Sestrel C-385 Corsair
Computer: Homebuilt (Linux raspberry pie)
Stereo: Panasonic CQ-C1103W
Equipment manuals: Yes
1) ACR FIX PRO
Main switch is located in the walk-thru. "Strider" has two engine-driven alternators, three solar panels, a wind generator on the mizzen mast, a Honda inverter/generator, and 120v and 220v portable battery chargers. The Honda generator has its own storage box on the aft deck. Typically the solar panels and wind generator provide all power at anchor. We have been at anchor in one spot for 2 weeks without ever needing to run either the engine or the Honda generator.
When cruising, the 220v inverter runs the fridge which we run 1.5 to 2 hours per day. The refrigerator has a seawater cooled condensor with two holding plates and is very efficient. The refrigerator can also be powered by the Honda generator or 220v shore power.
There are voltage regulators and voltage meters for each solar panel and the wind generator.
LED lights are used for navigation lights and several interior lights.
House bank 1: (4) Trojan AGM 31, 100 amps
Start bank: (2) Flooded, 80 amps
Battery monitor: DC Voltmeter
Battery switch: Cole-Hersee ???
Battery charger: Portable 12 amp
Generator: Honda 1000 watts ??
Gen hrs: approx 50 hrs
Wind gen: AIR X 400 watts
Smart reg: Balmar ARS-5
Alternator: 1) Balmar 60 series 150 watts
2) Bosch, 55 amps
Inverter: 1) Latronics 240 V, 700 w
2) West Marine, 10384559, 1000 w
Solar panel: Solarex MSX40, 3 amps
Solar panel: ??
Other: Solarex Regulators on solar panels
Sails & Rigging
The sails are all in good condition with the exception of the staysail, which is fair. The genoa is appoximately 150%, and is very good at moving this boat in lighter airs. The rigging is regularly inspected and has no obvious defects. We have recently crossed the Indian and South Atlantic Oceans without issues. The rigging is, however, over 15 years old, and probably should be replaced at some point. All standing rigging has Staylock fittings, so replacement is relatively easy. The mainmast has folding mast-steps to facilitate rigging inspection or replacement. Both masts are on tabernacles/stepped on deck.
The mizzen mast, its rigging and sail, and the mainmast backstays were replaced in Oct. 2002, after the mast was clipped by the wing of a floatplane. Long story-this happened to the previous owners in the Whitsundays in Australia.
The mainmast has 2 backstays. It also has running backstays connected at the second spreaders, which we use in strong winds.
Main: (2) good condition new in 2015, old spare fair
#1 Genoa: Good
Storm staysail: Good
Sail material: Dacron
Sail area: 750 sq ft
Boom Vang: Good
Standing rigging: Fair
Whisker: (2) Good
Winch: (2) Arco 44 self tailing-2 speed
Winch: (2) Meissner 23
Winch: (1) main halyard Lewmar 30-2 speed, self tailing
Roller furl: Profurl NC 42
Other: (1) Jib halyard 30, (1) spinnaker halyard Barlow 15
All deck equipment is in used but servicable condition. The Aquapro RIB dinghy is about 11 years old. It has an aluminum bottom and hypalon tubes. It is in good shape, and is always covered when not in use.
The windlass has been very reliable. It was disassembled, inspected, cleaned, and reassembled in Nov. 2013.
Anchor: Lewmar Claw 60 lb
Chain length/size: 270’ 3/8’’
Anchor 2: Bruce 20 kg, 50’ of line
Anchor 3: Bruce 10 kg, 30’ of chain 3/8’’, 135’ of line
Anchor 4: Danforth 35 lb, 20’ of chain 3/8’’, 125’ of line
Windlass: 12V- Vertical Capstan (Unknown model and make)
Dinghy: Aquapro SMR-90 RIB w/hypalon
Nav lights: Hella LED Bulbs
Bow pulpit: Custom built SS
Deck lights: Yes-Bow
Lifelines: Yes, SS
Bow roller: Double, custom built
Covers & curtains: Weather cloths; some shades covers
Deck material: Fiberglass over marine plywood
The engine is original, but has proven extremely reliable. It is a 2-cycle engine. This is a little unusual these days, but all parts are readily available due to the large number of these engines still in service. I have used Diesel Pro Power in Miami for spare parts with very good results. They have a huge inventory and a great website which shows all parts for this engine.
The engine starts instantly and does not smoke. There is some minor oil seepage in a few areas. In 150 hours of motoring it typically uses/loses about 1 quart of oil. I use 40wt single grade oil as per manufacturer recommendation and faithfully change it and the filter at least every 150 hours.
The top end of the engine was rebuilt in 1991 and the transmission was rebuilt in 2011.
The mechanically-driven tachometer is inaccurate, even though I have replaced it, thus I can't give an accurate figure for engine hours.
The Windpilot steering gear has its own rudder that steers the boat with the main wheel locked. It handles "Strider" well in all but the lightest winds.
Our hydraulic autopilot also does a good job steering while motoring or sailing. The hydraulic ram is connected directly to the steering quadrant.
Important note: The original owners kept a maintenance and upgrade log & we have continued this practice.
Propeller: 3 Blade
Fuel filters: Primary Racor 900 FE, secondary AC T-85
Transmission: Warner 70 Series Velvet Drive
Self steering vane: Wind pilot Pacific Plus II
Bilge pump: Rule electric, (2) manual Henderson 1500 gpm
Steering type: SS Cables to quadrant
Raw water sea strainer: Yes
House fans: Yes
Fuel shut off: Yes
Fresh water cooling system: Yes
Shaft Lok (shaft locking device for sailing model II)
Refrigeration gauges, vacuum pump, spare gas
Port-a-potty large capacity (new)
Life rings: 2
Mob detector: 1 (personal Epirb)
Float ring: 2
Covers & Cushions
Includes extra fabric for interior cushions and 3+ yds pacific blue sunbrella.
Dodger: Hard dodger
Cockpit: Several cushions
Bug screens: Yes
Outboard cover: Yes
All items listed in the above list are included; items that are not in this list are not included as part of the sale.