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1966 Seafarer Kestrel 23 (Edison NJ)

1966 Seafarer Kestral

 

1966 Seafarer Kestrel 23

 This boat is for someone local who is capable and equipped of coming with his trailer,

picking it up and having a place to store it and work on it.

I don't need money for this boat, I am hoping to find someone who can take care of it.

I am increasing price from $1 to $200 simply because I want to avoid frivolous bidders.

This was my first sailboat which I took out for sailing only about 5-6 times in 2016.

Bought it from BoatAngels in 2013.

It had one owner from the time it was built in 1966 to the time it was donated to BoatAngels.

Hull below waterline is solid and there are no leaks;

there is one soft spot on the deck.

I purchased and installed mast step plate, manual bilge pump, and turnbuckles.

Sails are original and in poor condition except spinnaker, which I did not use but it appears to be newer then other sails.

Main sail ripped during my first outing and I bought new one from mastheadsailinggear for $400+ and customized it with Kestrel markings and hull number as they were on original sail.

 

Few things which are broken/need attention:

1) companionway sliding hatch is missing and the teak rails that guide the hatch are in poor shape

2) in order to fit new outboard I had to cut the deck behind the engine well. It needs to be reinforced with wood/fiberglass.

3) need new paint, which I already purchased and it is included with the boat.

Clean NJ title is on my name

Seafarar engine well

Seafarer portapoty

Seafarer storage

Seafarer bow