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Ethel Ada 37 foot custom steel sailboat is an enlarged version of Tom Colvin's "Saugeen Witch"

This boat is now sold

Used Thomas E Colvin custom steel sailboat,Enlarged version of Saugeen Witch boatbuilding British Columbia, Gibsons, BC,  aluminum sailboat building

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", Topsides 0.125"
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.

Used Thomas E Colvin custom steel sailboat,Enlarged version of Saugeen Witch boatbuilding British Columbia, Gibsons, BC,  aluminum sailboat building
Major haul out in 2010. Repainted on deck in 2013.

Used Thomas E Colvin custom steel sailboat,Enlarged version of Saugeen Witch boatbuilding British Columbia, Gibsons, BC,  aluminum sailboat building

Used Thomas E Colvin custom steel sailboat,Enlarged version of Saugeen Witch boatbuilding British Columbia, Gibsons, BC,  aluminum sailboat building

Used Thomas E Colvin custom steel sailboat,Enlarged version of Saugeen Witch boatbuilding British Columbia, Gibsons, BC,  aluminum sailboat building

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.

 

John Dearden of Dearden Marine in Gibsons, British Columbia is a custom aluminum boat builder, fabricating aluminum sailboats, aluminum power boats.
They offer a full custom aluminum yacht builder service on BC's Sunshine Coast..

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