3248 Elwood Drive ........... Racine, WI 53406
262-554-1370 ................ fax 262-554-1371
In Illinois cell 847-338-8808
1985 Slocum 43
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This is a very well cared for (mostly) freshwater boat of this very seaworthy design A true world class cruiser, she is now on her second owner. The first owner made a one time (approximately) 2 year trip South during his ownership, then returned to the Great Lakes.
The interior is wonderfully done, with hand crafted
paneling and teak and holly sole all though the boat. The doors and
door frames are all arched and fitted with louvers. This includes
all cabinet doors and cabinet doors to insure ventilation throughout the
boat and the storage areas. There is more storage than you could
ever need built into this cruising design. She has many opening oversized
ports, and overhead hatches for all the ventilation you would ever want.
The vee berth is a great room with two bunks arranged to port. The upper berth folds down to convert into a settee. There is storage under the berth and in a series of built-in drawers, cupboards and shelves throughout the area. The huge overhead hatch gives plenty of light and ventilation.
Next aft to port is the spacious head with a real separate shower space with a tub enclosure as its base. The head is equipped with both manual and pressure water. There is ventilated storage for all of your necessities, and an opening port for ventilation. Across from the head is more storage.
Still coming aft, next is the salon. To port is the semi-circular dinette, with a beautiful oval table. Under a circular cover in the center of the table is a unique wine storage unit. Across from the dinette is a settee. The cushions on both are extra thick and comfortable. There is generous storage under both seating areas and behind the starboard settee. There are shelves on each side with fiddles for security.
The U-shaped galley is next to port. Under the aft counter, there is a huge icebox/refrigeration unit with both top opening and front opening access. Overhead, over the large working counter space is a set of storage cabinets, behind the stove is more storage cabinets and shelves, next to the icebox is another set of drawers, and behind the deep double S.S. sink is a large compartment for your dry goods or pot and pans. There is an amazing amount of storage for all of your galley supplies. The stove is a 3-burner propane, gimbaled with oven.
Across from the galley is a spacious classically styled sit down, forward facing navigation station. All of the instruments (see below for list) are nicely mounted giving your navigator everything they need for the voyage. The radar is on a swing on mount. The nav station is also the electrical heart of the boat with the AC and DC control panels and gauges. The electrical panel is hinged (with a lock) and opens for access to all breakers and buss bars. The molded nav seat with a removable cushion and storage underneath. There is also a bin in the side wall for all of your binoculars and other portable gear.
The master state room is aft and to port. It is a spacious double berth with even more storage. There are drawer under the berth, shelves beside the berth and cabinets for all of your personal items. The mattress cushions are extra thick (8-10") and very comfortable. There are several large opening ports and an overhead hatch for light and air, reading lights and a fan. There is plenty of space inside the cabin for dressing in privacy.
Aft and to starboard is a sea berth. The perfect place of sleeping
underway when sailing shorthanded. Located at the base of the companionway
and just behind the nav station ... you are just seconds away from
the cockpit and within easy hailing distance. At port it makes a
great storage place for cockpit cushions, etc.
LOD .................... 43' 0"
Beam .................... 12' 11"
Draft ...................... 5' 6"
Displ .......... 28,000 # approx.
Ballast ........ 8,000 # approx.
Raytheon R10XX radar, Furuno LC90 Loran, Autohelm 6000 autopilot with remote at the helm and a second remote at the nav station, Lokata radio direction finder, Alden Weatherfax, Icom M-800 SSB radio, Icom M-80 VHF radio, Magnavox MX200 GPS with updated software 2001 and remote readout on deck, B&G Hercules 290 system with repeaters at the helm, gives wind speed and direction, depth sounder with alarms, speed and distance logs. Stereo (works intermittently) has both interior and exterior speakers installed.
Deck and Hull
White hull with trademark blue boot stripe, Monitor windvane steering by Scanmar on transom, Givens liferaft system, boom crutch, Yacht Specialites wheel steering with custom wood wheel, emergency tiller, SeaWatch TV antenna, Satfind 406 EPIRB, 12V Nilsoon windlass, bow pulpit, stern pulpit, double lifelines, spreader lights, 35# plow anchor with chain and rode, dual anchor roller, stern anchor roller, new dodger and bimini with aft curtain in 2002, "skirts" for the lifelines to give extra protection in heavy weather, fenders, new dock lines in 2002, life jackets, teak and fiberglass deck, navigation lights, cockpit cushions. She has an outboard motor bracket and a S.S. hoist mounted on the stern rail. The wheel pedestal has a pedestal guard with instrument pods, table and cup holder.
Sails and Rigging
Aluminum double spreader masthead rig with mast stepped on keel, Profurl furling on main mast, head stay and staysail, makes this an incredibly easy boat to handle short handed. She has a mainsail, yankee genoa, staysail, spinnaker and a storm jib. There are 4 regular winches and 3 self tailing winches, all by Barient. There are 2 new spare halyards and 5 winch handles, new roller furling control lines. All reefing and furling lines led aft to cockpit. The genoa tracks are on the toe rail and are fitted with Harken adjustable lead system.
Engine and Mechanical
Perkins 51 hp 4-108M engine with a rebuilt starter, bow thruster, 3 blade MaxProp, 3 unit (each with separate controls) Aqua-Air reverse cycle heat and air conditioning system for comfort throughout the boat, 8 gallon water heater with heat exchanger, automatic battery charger Ci-Charger 2000, 2 30 amp 125V shore power input lines, Y-connector for shore power cables, shore power cables, 12V ships system, 110V system, 6V batteries for ship's service, 1 12V battery for engine start, Norcold refrigeration 12V/110V, hot and cold pressure water system, manual seawater system, manual fresh water system, manual drain for refrigeration, hot and cold cockpit shower, bilge blower, 3 manual and electric bilge pumps, 3 fire extinguishers, fuel shut off valve for the stove and engine. Two fuel tanks with a total of 120 gallons. Flares and USCG safety equipment.
This boat is a must see for any serious cruiser, or anyone who enjoys a boat that can safely and comfortably go anywhere in any weather. A great sailing boat in very good condition.
These owners plans have changed ..... a rare opportunity. Email for more pictures ...... inside and out !!