|Tax Status:||Tax Paid|
Co Cork Ireland|
A good example on one of the last Contessas. Built by J J Taylor in Ontario Canada as a long distance cruising vessel with taller rig and larger tanks ,etc.
|Builder:||J J Taylor|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Volvo Penta 2003|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||32'|
Offshore cruisers will be interested to know that the fibreglass lay-up of the Canadian-built 32 meets the same Lloyd's specifications as the British boats. Boris Sam, who joined J.J. Taylor in 1970 to build the Contessa 26, comments on the 32's robust construction. "The hulls were constructed in two halves, with the gelcoat and a layer of 1.5 oz. mat. Above the waterline we used three layers of 18.5 oz. Fabmat.
"Below the waterline we added an additional layer of 18.5 oz. Fabmat, followed by another two layers at the keel, and with five layers of the same mat added at the chainplates for the shrouds and backstay. Next, the entire laminate schedule was covered with another layer of 1.5 oz. mat."
Lastly, as Sam explained, the two halves of the hull were joined with another five layers of mat. "It's hard to believe the amount of fibreglass that went into that boat!" said Sam, who now lays up power boat hulls at Medeiros Boat Works in Oakville, Ont.
Raymarine SPX-5 Autopilot
Raymarine ST60. Wind,Log & Depth
Hydrovane self steering
Schaeffer roller reefing, main sheet block & sheet tracks
Garmin chart plotter
Main & Genoa due for replacement.
Symmetric spinnaker in very good condition
Cruising Chute in very good condition
Storm sails excellent condition
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.