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639Re: Jochems Schooner for sale in Wisconsin

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  • Nels
    Sep 4, 2008
      Forget the I60 and go after this one Susan!

      Fully founded with a great trailer and awesome engine - it sounds
      perfect to me.

      The only thing is I think towing it that distance would be too much for
      the 3.4 liter engine as I have a TransSport with the same size.

      I would look at either borrowing or renting a bigger vehicle.

      I had a diesel van that would be perfect but it got stolen.


      --- In Bolger4Sale@yahoogroups.com, "Doc Musekamp" <wmusekamp@...>
      > I've decided to sell (or trade away) SAPPHIRE, my Bolger designed
      > William D. Jochems schooner. The requirements of rigging and sailing
      > a gaff schooner with a worsening lower back condition is at the root
      > cause, as well as the thought that a simpler boat may be a better
      > long term choice health wise, as my back issue is apparently a
      > degenerative thing.
      > I've had the Jochems for three seasons, and she is in very good
      > condition. She required substantial refurbishment to get her
      > seaworthy originally, but she has been eminently usable for the last
      > couple of seasons.
      > Here's a list of some of the larger items accomplished:
      > Complete bottom strip with new antifouling
      > Complete hull and topsides sanding and repaint
      > All spars stripped and refinished
      > Interior repaint
      > New double braid halyards re-rigged for multi-purchase hoisting
      > Completely new leeboards laminated out of marine ply and glass and
      > epoxy covered
      > Existing water ballast supplemented with Bill Jochems recommended
      > lead ballast
      > New battery and simplistic AC capability
      > Several cabin and exterior enhancements with new cushions, new window
      > shades, water system, solar vents
      > She comes with a freshly tuned Yamaha 9.9HP high thrust outboard that
      > runs beautifully and drives the boat perfectly. Her Gambell and
      > Hunter sails are original but in good condition and consist of main,
      > foresail, jib and staysail with custom sunbrella sail covers for main
      > and foresail. New double braid lacings also.
      > She winters on a tandem wheel Shorelander trailer that brought her to
      > Wisconsin from Colorado with no problems. Speaking of winter, she's
      > been stored indoors during them, since I've owned her.
      > There's still some work that could be done – painting her storage
      > areas and deck hatches for example, but she looks good, sails well,
      > and draws considerable interest at dockside and underway. I don't
      > have a complete equipment list made up but there are quite a few odds
      > and ends that would be included like a Tillerpilot, Origo 2 burner
      > alcohol stove, stainless boarding ladder, brass kerosene lamp, porta-
      > potty, Anchor Shade, etc.
      > I'll take $9000 for her, or equally (maybe preferably) consider
      > interesting trades (up or down). I've traded a boat or two previously
      > and think it can be a great alternative to a cash sale. A lot of
      > sailboats interest me, Bolger or not, homebuilt or production glass,
      > large and small, traditional or contemporary. Don't automatically
      > assume your smaller, simpler boat is worth less (to me) or is less
      > desirable. On the other hand, don't assume that I wouldn't spend some
      > money for your higher value sailboat with SAPPHIRE as partial trade,
      > if that is of interest. Drop me a note with what you have, if the
      > Jochems is a boat that makes sense for you.
      > SAPPHIRE is located in Oshkosh, WI and would likely have to be picked
      > up here. She's in the water at a local harbor and I'd be happy to
      > show her to anyone seriously interested.
      > I tell folks that the Jochems has the perfect combination of
      > attributes for a larger trailerable cruiser. The shoal draft,
      > cruising accommodations, standing headroom if you're 5'10" or so,
      > freestanding rig with tabernacled masts, and the "Birdwatcher" aspect
      > of the cabin and deck hatches make it very special in my opinion.
      > She's certainly unique...
      > You can contact me by email if you'd like to discuss. There's a fair
      > amount of information about her on the web and in print and the
      > Bolger produced video about the Jochems pretty much captures it all.
      > I do have current photos I can forward also.
      > Thanks,
      > Doc Musekamp
      > Oshkosh, WI
      > wmusekamp@...

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