Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Odyssey is for Sale

Unfortunately I have decided to sell Odyssey.  It's a bit tough after all we've been through, but it's going to be at least a few years before I'll be cruising on small boats again, and it just doesn't make any sense to let her sit in a slip going to waste in the interim.  I'm asking $28,500, which is an excellent price considering her condition and gear fit out.  I'm hoping to be able to sell the boat quickly.

 For those of you who are interested in purchasing Odyssey:
Odyssey is a 1977 Islander 36 tall rig.  In preparations for my circumnavigation in the summer and fall of 2011, I extensively refit her, including replacing cabin windows and chainplates, adding extra cockpit drainage, reinforcing some bulkheads and adding tie-downs to the aft-lower chainplates for increased stiffness.  I also added an inner forestay for setting storm sails, which proved invaluable off Cape Horn and in the southern ocean, backed up with dyneema running backstays.
I sailed 28,000 miles and for all but perhaps 60 of those, when I hand-steered, Odyssey was steered by my monitor windvane, which functioned wonderfully.
A partial equipment list and some photos are below:

2 mainsails (1 full batten)
130% roller furling Genoa
95% roller furling jib
Storm Jib
Drifter (160%?)
.75oz Spinnaker

85W and 65W solar panel
new (2011) AGM batteries,
Adler/Barbour refrigeration,
AM/FM stereo with CD player
Icom SSB radio
Watchmate AIS receiver / GPS
VHF radio
Autohelm ST50+ Radar

Dyneema/Webbing jacklines
ACR Globalfix Pro EPIRB
Viking 6-man liferaft (inspection good until 2014)
Jordan Series Drogue

Westerbeke 4-108 Diesel
25 gal aluminum fuel tank
2-bladed folding propeller