639Re: Jochems Schooner for sale in Wisconsin
- Sep 4, 2008Forget 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@...>
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> 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.
> Doc Musekamp
> Oshkosh, WI