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1968 Custom Aluminum Sloop

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Naples, FL
Listed: 06-10-2018
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$55,000 US

The owner bought this boat in 2015

Standard features

1968 43 ft aluminum sloop custom last boat built built by C and C Founder before forming the co.a year latter. Boat is in good shape needs a little paint. The bad part->Motor, Perkins 4.108 (1968 low line ED70058U624018) just threw a rod and cracked the block 2 in above oil pan bolt line. Motor will still turn over. The good -> I have had the fuel injection pump just rebuilt, replaced the water pump with new, new impeller in the saltwater pump, replaced all hoses, new and larger heat exchanger, reworked the exhaust hosing and lift muflers (2 of them), replaced every hose clamp on the boat with ABA hose clamps($1,000 worth) ( the good ones), installed a desalination unit how be it done by me, at 40 gal per hour, new starter with spare, new generator with old spare. Ive had this boat for 3 yr and have worked on everything except the motor internals and every thing works ( except the motor now) and I am about out of money and skin. It is a solid beast with near 1/4 in thick aluminum skin, this is a true blue water boat with a 6 1/2 ft draft and 3/2 keel. Max pro folding prop is just behind the keel and the rudder just aft of that. Build using the old style racing rules it is beautiful sleek looking boat. I have taken it from Fort Myers to New Orleans and back by myself. In 8 to 10 foot swells it handled itself well. It has a 7 1/2 knot hull speed and will do it. If you dont buy it I will fix it and keep sailing. If you do you will fall in love.

Improvements to the hull, deck, rigging, engine, or interior

new macerator pump,Raymarine eS78 Multi‑function Display and Quantum WiFi- new I60 wind indicator and cable - I40 depth indicator - St1000 Plus Tiller Pilot- depth and fish finder, new Hydrovane wind vane auto pilot ( about $6000 worth), just rebuilt the Walter V drive, propane stove with 2 aluminum tanks, on demand hot water heater, 45lb Bruce anchor with 200 ft of 3/8 chain rode, mechanical winch, 60 lb Manson anchor, 21 lb fortress Al anchor, New 5-12volt 125 amp solar pannels and 7 100 amp hr gel cell batteries, air breeze type wind generator and spair, achilles dinghy, 5hp tohatus and 4hp mercury nate outboards dinghy. Sails all in good shape plus a spinnaker I havent used Max pro folding prop.

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