07 May, 2011

The End of a Era

I finally took the step and SOLD my Newport 16, Lucky Dog...

It was a hard decision. The reality of my decision did not strike me until I started cleaning the boat for the sale. I have spent many hours fixing and improving this boat. She did turn out to be a nice boat.

I hope that the new owners enjoy this boat as much as I have. They a a young couple. Lucky Dog can offer them fun, exploration and new horizons. This old boat may have a new life...

I need to start a new Blog that is more in line with my current interests in Watertribe and sailing Hobie Adventure Islands...

05 May, 2011

Newport 16 For Sale


LOA: 15' 7"
LWL: 14' 0"
Beam: 6' 3"
Displacement: 750lbs
Tow Weight: 1,100lbs
Ballast: 200lbs
Draft Keel Up: 9"
Draft Keel Down: 3' 9"
Sail Area: 137 sq. ft.
Cockpit Length: 7' 4"
TRAILER (2" Ball): Can be tilted for shallow water launch, hand winch;

OUTBOARD: Mercury 2 1/2 HP (new 2009) 4-cycle: no mixing gas. Will run all day on one gallon of gas. Internal Gas Tank. Modified for external fuel tank connection. Can be safely refueled in heavy seas;

COMPASS: Viewable from cockpit and cabin. Lighted with switch from 12V system;

DEPTH SOUNDER: w/depth alarm. Transducer internal to hull to prevent damage;


12V ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: 4 Switch/Fused Circuit Board, Bow Navigational Lights, Amplified Speakers, AA/AAA Battery Charger, 12V Accessory Plugs, Voltage Monitor;

BAROMETER: Weather Forecasting;

Gas Stove and Gas Grill mount on rail;

8' Oars for Emergency propulsion;

2 Scotty Rod Holders, Rod stowage below deck;

Offshore Life Jacket;

IMPROVEMENTS: For Single Handed Sailing
SAFETY (click on links)
Watertight Bulkheads
Sealed storage under bunks
Floatation foam in inaccessible spaces under cockpit and bow

STORAGE (designed for 1-2 Week Chesapeake Cruise)
Port Storage Access Hatch
P/S Cockpit Stowage Lockers: Separated by Watertight Bulkheads. Foam Sheet covered to reduce noise.
P/S Bunks Beckson Screw Access Hatches (6)
Duffle Bag Stowage AFT of Bunks
Removed original bucket toilet and installed hatch to access bow bunk stowage
Fishing pole storage inside cockpit coamings
Life Jacket Stowage net in bow
P/S Stowage Canvas Stowage Pockets

VENTILATION (Virginia can be hot and buggy in the summertime)
Replaced fixed portlights with Beckson Opening Ports (Insect Screens)
Bow Cowl Vent (Insect Screen)
Replaced Companionway top cover and one piece insert with Sliding Hatch and three piece batten boards. Center board has a removable screen or portlight.

Rudder Lift/Lower Lines on tiller (No leaning over the stern)
Large Rudder blade locking hand screw for possitive lock in heavy seas.
Rudder Blade Forward area increased for better balance.
Rudder reshaped into a hydrofoil section for better performance and strengthened.
Tiller Lock: Adjustable for self steering.
Tiller Hiking Stick: to control rudder from Forward position.

MAST AND SAILS (All Sail Handling from cockpit)
Jib Roller Furling: Harken. Do not need to go on the bow.
All sail operation from cockpit.
Twin Jib Halyards.