Saturday, June 30, 2018

S/V Waterdancer is for sale

S/V Waterdancer is for Sale

An ode to Waterdancer, and the wonderful moments with her

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After 10 years, we have to say goodbye to Waterdancer,  our 1990 Irwin 43 CC

Waterdancer at Worlds end

S/V Waterdancer has been our life, our home for 10 years.
She has served us reliably from the first day we bought her and never let us down.
Her sea punching power with her powerful sails, and if necessary with the 66HP Turbo Yanmar has ensured that we always reached our destination.
She accommodates 9 sleeping berths and is a very comfortable sailor.

She is berthed in Winthrop, MA
Asking $90,000
(Northern New England sales only)


LOA: 45 ft 6 in
Beam: 13 ft 7 in
LWL: 35 ft 6 in
Length on Deck: 42 ft 9 in
Maximum Draft: 4 ft 11 in
Displacement: 26000 lbs
Ballast: 8000 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 58 ft 0 in
Dry Weight: 28000 lbs
Fully battened Mainsail
Furling Yankee Jib
Yanmar 4JH-HTE Turbo Diesel
Total Power: 66 HP 1600 Hours
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Top Speed: 8 knots
Cruising Speed: 6.8 knots

This is a very quiet vibration free engine that can be hard heard from the companionway
and provides for a very quiet passage during windless days. Click for details


VHF in cabin and cockpit
Raytheon C80 Radar/Chartplotter
Binnacle Compass
Cetrex Autopilot
Raymarine Depth, Wind Speed
Lewmar Bowtruster 

Fresh Water Tanks: (200 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 1 Aluminum (105 Gallons)
Holding Tanks:2 x 25 Gallons (est)
Accommodations (9 berths):
Number of single berths: 3
Number of double berths: 3
Number of cabins: 3
2 Electric Marine Heads and showers.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Life goes on..

So here we are, almost one year from the last blog post.
A winter passed by, we had some exciting moments with fires and storms and some snow,
We had the usual suspects, our usual Friday Pool parties, and the camaraderie of fellow liveaboards.
Our good friends Paul and Elisabeth moved to land, I bought a new car, visited Paul on his "Boys Weekend" up at their cabin in New Hampshire.
Then Spring came, we moved back to the Winthrop Yacht Club, It was a fairly eventless summer.
We sailed to a Winter Liveaboards rendezvous in Provincetown for a long weekend, We did do several trips to Cohasset, and to Scituate.
With the club we went and visited Palmers Cove Yacht Club in Salem
We spend many weekends out at anchorage at various places in the Boston Harbor Islands, including one more impromptu trip to Cohasset because we could not find good shelter in Boston.

All in all it was a relaxing summer. As it always is, it was too short, and we did not go out as much as I would have liked too. Danielle is getting more involved with her work, so our time to go out was somewhat limited.
Waterdancer worked like a champ. No significant mechanical problems, We had a to fix the bow light (broken wire, probably my fault) and also the solenoid for the anchor.
I am trying to rearrange the anchor locker so that the chain does not fall over itself.

So as I write this, Summer of 2014 is about to come to an end, and we are ready to move back to Constitution Marina.
However, there is a possibility that I will get more involved in the management of the yacht club, which would mean that I would spend significantly more time in Winthrop this Winter.

A fire on E dock provided some hairy moments last winter

The firefighters decided to let it burn down as to minimize the risk of spreading the fire to other boats

Winthrop Yacht Club In June