A virtually new boat is the result of a two year restoration project on a Swin Ranger by a time served Morgan Giles Shipwright, has produced a stunning practical motor sailor for coastal cruising particularly designed for the French Canals in that the mast is easily lowered at anchor due to an extended mast tabernacle and ingenious use of the boom with a forward facing gooseneck allowing it to make an “A” frame lowering system . The fore cabin is more spacious than most 30 footers, a wood burning stove in the saloon, separate heads closet with new sea toilet and wash basin, dual steering positions and a new 20hp Kubota Nanni N3 21 marine diesel engine and gearbox.
The blogs say this boat would benefit from a bow sprit and forward extended rudder to combat weather helm, this boat now has both and sails beautifully balanced and will sail closer than 45 degrees to the wind, for a bilge keeler that is pretty good. Inside the hull is extensively insulated with enormous locker space, new upholstery of a decent thickness for comfort and outside the whole hull and superstructure has had two coats of epoxy and two coats of two pack polyurethane protection. Keels have been extended with hardwood and a grown oak stem protected with full length stainless keel bands to facilitate beaching.
Mains AC wiring with RCD protection and polarity alarm for shore supply, two new batteries with monitor, engine temperature monitor and alarm, depth sounder, gas alarm, carbon monoxide alarm and new unused I-com VHF, DSC, M323G radio, two new bilge pumps and one whale hand pump are included. There are several 12 volt supply sockets and USB points and all mood and main lights are LED including navigation lights.
A new 55 litre fuel tank and 40 litre water tank are installed and easily removed for cleaning if ever needed. A stereo radio with USB and blue tooth complete with marine speakers in the saloon. The fore cabin provides a very comfortable (yes comfortable !) double bed with under deck storage and under bunk lockers all insulated, chain locker with drain. The saloon has a drop down table to provide one good sized bed with a lot of storage making three full sized berths, the saloon floor could accommodate another berth if required. There is the wheel steering position, sink, gas cooker space and Anevay traveller wood burning stove, access to the engine with tool box step and hanging locker. Headroom is 6ft 1”.
The mast, boom and standing rigging are all good, two suits of sails, one tan one white. A jib furling system plus an inner fore stay for a hank on storm jib. The fore deck hatch and another one on the coach roof provide welcome ventilation. The cockpit has side lockers for fenders, warps and gas. The transom locker drops down as a table, stows the chimney and tiller plus space for spare fuel, kedge anchor etc.
The new engine has just clocked up 40 hours, present fuel consumption is one litre per hour; it is a delight to work on as everything is designed for easy access. A socket has been installed for a tiller pilot in the cockpit and several LED cockpit lights are fitted.
On deck there are new stainless steel cleats and Sampson posts, two winches, s/s pulpit and pushpit . New boom cover and hatch covers. Two anchors are included one plough or CQR the other is a Bruce. Several fenders and warps and boat hook.
Thanks to the thoughtful design and amazing space this boat is ideal for extended cruising or live aboard, on a cold January morning the multifuel wood burner will make the boat as warm and dry as a centrally heated house in about ten minutes also perfect for those slow cooking casseroles. If you’re looking for a virtually new boat without new prices you have just found it.
Sleeps 3 in two cabins
Forward large double berth
Good size single berth in the saloon
Galley to port
Heads to port
Upholstery & hull linings new 2016
The fore cabin provides a very comfortable (yes comfortable !) double bed with under deck storage & under bunk lockers all insulated.
Chain locker with drain.
The saloon has a drop down table to provide one good sized bed with a lot of storage making three full sized berths.
The saloon floor could accommodate another berth if required.
Internal wheel steering position
Sink, cooker space & Anevay traveller wood burning stove.
Access to the engine with tool box step & hanging locker.
Headroom is 6ft 1”.
Heads with a manual sea water toilet (new 2016)
|Manufacturer:||Cox Swin Ranger 22|
|Engine manufacturer:nanni n3|
|No. of engines:||1|
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