Ethel Ada 37
foot custom steel sailboat is an enlarged version of Tom Colvin's
This boat is now sold
Length over rails 37' 0"
Length overall 43' 0"
Design waterline 29' 2"
Beam 9' 10"
Draft 4' 6"
Displacement 15,232 lbs.
Plating thickness: Sides of keel 0.250", Bottom and sides 0.156",
Sail area 600 sqr. ft.
The original "Saugeen Witch" is one of Tom Colvin's most popular
designs. She is intended as an all-purpose sailing vessel capable
of coastwise as well as ocean sailing and is ideally suited to extended
living aboard. Indeed, many of these vessels have made extended
voyages across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and to the Arctic.
The enlarged version is eight percent longer than the original,
which allows the addition of a quarter berth to the starboard side
of the cockpit, a chart table ahead of this, and an enlarged galley
to port. Forward of this are two settee berths with lockers behind
and a table on the centerline. The forward cabin has V-berths which
convert to a spacious double. Between the two cabins are the head/shower
to port and a hanging locker opposite. The interior woodwork is
tastefully handcrafted in red cedar and maple and treated with an
oiled finish for ease of maintenance. Consideration has been given
to ensure that this vessel is practical under all conditions of
weather. Decks are clear and uncluttered with substantial bulwarks
and lifelines. There are sufficient secure handholds throughout.
Below decks all lockers can be securely closed to retain their contents
in the worst of conditions. She is ketch/cutter rigged, the mainsail
being gaff and the mizzen marconi. The staysail, mainsail and mizzen
are of tan coloured polyester "Top Gun" cloth by Howe and Bainbridge.
This has the advantage of not being degraded by ultra violet light.
These sails are on booms and stow in lazyjacks for ease of handling.
The jib is of white 6 oz. Dacron. Sail covers and bag are of black
polyester material. Both masts are stepped in tabernacles and all
spars are of aluminum with an AWLGRIP finish. Masts can be lowered
easily by two persons without outside help and stow neatly for passage
through inland waterways. Careful consideration is given to ensure
that there are no inaccessible areas which are difficult to clean
or are potential rust spots. All cabin corners and those between
cabin sides and deck are rounded for good looks and to produce a
surface which retains paint and is easily cleaned. Hull is coated
with a zinc rich epoxy primer, Awlgrip 545 epoxy primer and Awlgrip
finish coat. Deck is pained with Kiwi-grip non skid paint. All finish
coat above the waterline has been repainted within the last year.
Major haul out in 2010. Repainted on deck in 2013.
STANDARD EQUIPMENT INCLUDES: VOLVO PENTA 2003, 3 cylinder 28 horsepower
diesel engine equipped with efficient hand and electric starting
and an indirect cooling water system. 100 amp alternator with Xantrex
regulator 220 ampere hour golf cart type house batteries. 27 series
engine starting battery. 75 gallon fuel tanks giving approximately
a 900 mile range running at 6 knots. Dual fuel prefilters are fitted.
A diesel fuel pump transfers and filters fuel from the keel tank
to upper tank and can be used to circulate and filter fuel. AWLGRIP
paint system with a zinc rich epoxy base primer. Four sacrificial
zincs are also fitted. Stern rail, stantions, and lifelines. Lofrans
Cayman electric anchor winch with 200 ft. of 5/16" galvanized chain
and 45 lb. CQR type anchor and 40 lb folding kedge anchor with 3/4"
rope rode. Chain haws pipe leading through starboard bow. Chain
and rope hawse pipes to chain and rope locker. Deck wash fittings
at winch and in cockpit supplied by Flojet pressure pump. Foredeck
hatch with Nicro solar vent. Aft lazarette. Edson wheel steering
with engine controls on pedestal. Gallows for mizzen boom an for
lowering main spar. Nine opening cast aluminum marine windows. OPTIMUS
self-priming kerosene stove. 40 gallon fresh water tank and pressure
water sysyem with Flojetwater pressure pump. 15 gallon holding tank
with deck pump out fitting and manual overboard pump out when permissible.
Head has a shower pan and flexible shower head. Hot water is supplied
from a hot water tank heated from the engine and shore power. Furuno
LS6100 depth sounder/ fish finder PC based navigation system using
Rose Point Coastal navigator software. GPS position by Garmin receiver.
Uniden class-D DSC VHF radio. 1000 watt Xantrex inverter 5" Richie
meal boat steering compass.
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