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La Manga del Mar Menor Murcia Spain
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A 1966 Richard Carlson design meeting RORC Class III rules contructed in the Gallart shipyard in Spain with mahogany hull and teak over ply decking. The vessel has been extensively but tastefully renovated and modernised over the last ten years thus retaining its originality and classic charm. With modern electronics and electrical systems, new teak decking, reinforced hull, a recent spruce mast and fully rebuilt original engine, ARAMIS is ready for safe, comfortable Mediterranean cruising in style. She could also be converted back to her original sail plan to maintain a competitive rating in CIM classic Regattas.
|Vessel type:||Sailing Sloop|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||ALBIN AD2|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||9.33m|
|Length at waterline:||7.35m|
|Hull type:||Monohull semi displacement|
|Keel type:||Fin Keel|
|Displacement:||4 metric tons|
|Fuel capacity:||40 Litres|
|Water capacity:||80 Litres|
|Holding tank capacity:||50 Litres|
ARAMIS is still fitted with its original engine, a 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, raw water cooled diesel with push-rod operated overhead valves, delivering 16hp (DIN). The unit, an AD2, was designed and manufactured in Sweden by Albin. It is sufficient to cruise at 5.5 knots with a maximum speed in smooth seas of 6.5 knots. The installation on ARAMIS drives through a 2:1 reduction gear.
This model was used widely in small fishing vessels, life boats and pleasure craft from 1925 until the early 1970s. Perhaps some 30 000 units where sold. Because of these volumes most spares items, including castings are still available.
The propeller is a low speed 17 inch 13 pitch three blade unit driving though a conventional rope seal stuffing box.
With a 40l tank 24h motoring is possible in almost all conditions.
ARAMIS is constructed with a top-nailed mahogany strip-plank hull and teak over ply decking. The strip-planking is of the interlocking half-moon type and top nailed with cupro-bronze nails. The seams are lightly caulked (to avoid opening the interlock planks ) with traditional Oakum and red-led putty. The hull is essentially a monocoque with the interior framing limited to the cabin bulkheads and hanging knees. A ladder frame, seen in the photos transmits the keel loads in to the hull.
As part of the renovation process, the hull was strengthened with two layers of 4mm epoxy/mahogany laminate. This was to restore the rigidity of the hull where the sail/keel loads bear where some rigidity had been lost through age and the working of the hull. Care was taken not to disturb the interior character of the boat with the strengthening process.
The fin keel has 950kg of lead ballast bolted through on to the keelson.
ARAMIS has four berths in two cabins separated by a small heads compartment. Galley equipment and refrigerator are provided either side of the companion way step. A fold-out dining table is in the main cabin. The main cabin berths have ventilated lee cloths. In the forepeak cabin an infill converts the two berths in to a double. As there are no aft quarter berths, all of the space under the cockpit can be used for storage. This storage has sufficient room for a small inflatable tender, outboard motor, Mediterranean toys, etc.
Over the last ten years the following items have been added or upgraded;
- electric pressurised fresh water system (galley, heads basin, heads douchette and cockpit shower)
- electric saltwater rinse in galley
- 50l black water tank with overboard diversion valve
- fully rewiring with marine grade tinned cables, including mast
- modern switch panel and safety cut-outs
- double galley sink with in-fill to expand counter space
- gimballed twin burner gas stove
- 25cm fridge box insulation
- high capacity fridge compressor to cope with the Mediterranean summer
- 80A alternator with Mastervolt external regulator
- engine compartment extraction and blower fans (mostly to cope with the alternator heat and to avoid heat soak in to the main cabin)
- additional dorade vents above main cabin berths
- 2x ventilation fans in main cabin
- 100W solar panel and MPPT controller
ARAMIS is sloop rigged with a 130% genoa and slab reefing main with full battens. The foresail is on a harken roller fuller.
An asymmetrical down wind sail is provided for light winds at 140-70 degrees. There is a wooden whisker pole for the foresail to facilitate wing-on-wing sailing. This pole is in two parts for easy storage.
Originally, ARAMIS had a roller furling system integrated with the boom. This has not been used for many years, however, to maintain CIM regatta ratings, it is believed that this system could be put back in to service.
ARAMIS has a modern DSC VHF with integrated AIS reception. A separate AMEC Class B AIS transceiver with antenna switching is also installed. A waterproof handheld sits in charging station near the companion way.
Primary instruments are Raymarine ST60s with an SPX5 GP tiller pilot and computer. A B&G Zeus plotter is integrated with the system.
An NMEA wifi multiplexer provides full control of datagram routing and Raymarine Seatalk to NMEA translation. It also provides connectivity to wireless devices (iPad, iPhone, etc).
A self-contained tiller pilot is provided as a back-up to the primary.
ARAMIS as a full set or safety equipment for offshore sailing including:
- fire extinguisher and fire blanket
- 4 man liferaft
- horseshoe life ring with light
- assorted life jackets
- EPIRB with GPS and hydrostatic release
- flare pack including additional items for offshore certification
- day signals (cone and ball)
- sailing navigation lights (mast head tricolour LED)
- motoring sailing lights (push-pit, pull-pit and mast steaming light)
- radar reflector
- signalling mirror
- wooden bungs
- primary electric bilge pump with separate capacitive switch
- secondary electric bilge pump with integrated switch
- manual bilge pump operated from the cockpit
- jack-lines along the deck on each side
- perspex screen to replace washboards to facilitate cockpit/cabin communications in bad weather
NOTE SOME OF THESE ITEMS MAY HAVE PASSED THEIR SERVICE DATE AT THE TIME OF SALE
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.