This Shucker will make a cruisers dream come true.
She is in need of some elbow grease and love to be brought back to ship shape condition.
Prior to her last eight years dockside, she cruised extensively. Her improvements are geared toward cruisers. She has set the standard for other Schuckers to follow. Some improvements include; Complete Awlgrip Paint(2008), New Aluminum Spar w/ in mast furl Mainsail(2008), New standing rigging(2008), New running rigging(2008), New lifelines(2008), New 180% headsail(2008), etc. etc. Almost every system onboard includes spare parts to rebuild at sea. Check out the Full Specs for additional details.
Call Dennis Dodge on his mobile at (772) 284-2628 for additional details.
Hours: 1000 hours on professional overhaul.
Total Power: 60-hp
Cruising layout. Has forward head. Custom LED light over the dinette allows bright reading-working illumination in front of each seat or softer light in the center. A bright LED is installed in the dome light. Good reading LEDs are in the reading lamps at the bed. A custom 360 degree LED light serves as stern and anchor light.
The single muffin is directed down to push air under the engine so that it can be cooled off quickly. Another muffin fan is located behind the steps to cool engineroom. New fans have been placed in the galley and at foot of the bed for better cooling during days/nights. There is a canvas sunscreen that attaches to aft edge of the roof if sun sets to the stern. Covers for all of the windows and doors give extra privacy and help keep out sun damage during storage. There is also perforated material for the windshield to block excessive sun and provide privacy if at dock.
Custom chart box is installed under the dinette and acts as platform for feet as the seats are high. The table is custom built to be easy to clean and fold out to the settee enabling six people to easily be seated using the aft cockpit folding chairs. A support for the extended table is stored under the settee. Screens for all windows and doors. Tiny salon hatch installed to check sail trim.
Custom made center window for windshield allow top 1/3 to be opened and propped up at about 110 degrees to catch a great deal of breeze since wind is deflected under eyebrow. This window can be left open in rains without too much wind since the opening is high enough to avoid deck splatter. "Head toilet manifold re-designed in SS to permit either electric operation (directly overboard) or manual operation directly to 20 G holding tank with no three way valve."
"Propane locker under dinette seat is properly vented and holds one 20 lb tank."Hose and valves installed to hook up to Magna grill used on "back deck". This model has a factory built in pantry, plus another pantry that was added by her current owner. Work bench- galley countertop is handy. This model has the dinette up arrangement to allow for great views from the dinette.
Garmin GPS Plotter.
Davis wind instrument records high wind speed.
New VHF with all of the new features was installed in December 2009.
AM/FM/CD radio with XM radio tuner(2008).
There are two depth finders mounted with a selector switch.
Batteries due for replacement.
Five 8-D gel cells 1150 AH are installed under sole mid-ship and connected with 4/0 tinned cables to safety disconnect switch, safety fuse and then to inverter-charger, panel and engine battery. With solar charging the batteries are kept full all of the time and these batteries should last almost forever. Factory claims that with my usual 5% nightly discharge, 30,000 cycles can be expected. 50% discharge reduces that to 1500 cycles! Boat is set up for a single battery bank. 13 solar panels are wired individually so that the wires can be disconnected inside to check individual panel output. Switches are installed to interrupt power if required. The solar panel regulator is the best available and permits owner control of both bulk and float voltages as it is imperative to never over volt gel cells. When the voltage rises to about 14.00 volts another regulator solenoid (power applied only when operating) to connect current to a low voltage element in the large hot water tank (also heat with engine). When the voltage drops to about 13.50, the current is interrupted. We always have hot water for showers at anchor unless weather has been very cloudy for at least 2-3 days and the engine never has to run at anchor. The electrical panel has been customized by tripling the size, thus allowing a breaker to be used each consumer. A clear Plexiglas panel has been added to keep water off the panel when the side door is opened and prevent pets from opening circuits. Latches were placed so the back of the panel is instantly accessible. A Link instrument is mounted to keep up with the AHs in and out and much more information. Low battery alarm, etc. which have never been used since batteries have NEVER been discharged more than 10%. Trace M1512 inverter - battery charger. 50' power cord, spare VHF, CD-FM-XM tuner.
300' 5/16" HT chain bought in 2005 and split a little unevenly between the 44 lb Bruce and 55 lb Delta anchors. Both have about 75' of 3/4" line on the chain. An old large Danforth is stored below with chain and rode for a storm back up. Swim platform is constructed of SS brackets covered with Starboard. Same material used in removable cockpit table. This swim platform has been adjusted vertically to keep it out of the water at cruising speeds while not being so high as to damage an inflatable. Crane for outboard motor so engine can be lifted directly from dinghy to the stern bracket. It used a 6-7 to one rope block system stored inside.
Simpson-Lawrence Seatiger manual windlass mounted on very large 1/2" thick Aluminum backing that includes the new deck cleat. There is a bilge alarm that operates even if the bilge pumps never come on. Goal is a perfectly dry bilge. There are drain rails placed over the house windows to prevent excessive water from running over the windows. Only real problem with sliding windows is that heavy downpour can overload the drains built into the window frames; therefore, the owner cut out the frames to allow more drainage and added the tiny eyebrows to direct house top water around the windows: works well.
Mast steps installed on spar. All halyards are retracted plus covered up to prevent sun damage. In mast furling works well provided halyard tension is not excessive. Sails are first class with a very large 160% headsail. Lots of snatch blocks to fair sheet when headsail is all the way out...very useful in light breezes. Self tailer on the mast. All rigging replaced with the mast and lifelines. Current owner added handrails beside the salon. Also includes Bosun Chair & Safety Harness.
Advantage Yacht Sales & Service Inc.
16300 SW Famel Ave.
Indiantown, FL 34956