I bought ‘Moonshadow’ a few years ago and only found the time to use her on the River Ouse at Lewes, Sussex as a motor boat without ever putting up the mast. Built in 1978, No. 59, the fibreglass hull seems in good sound condition with no apparent de-lamination and the woodwork trim is sound but in need of a seasonal rub-down and some Woodskin on the wooden bits. I have just replaced the cockpit hatch covers (seats) and the mast step with good marine ply plus dowel edging and given them three coats of Woodskin. The mast and stainless steel stays seems in good condition and the sails (mainsail, jib, storm jib, and spinnaker), although old, look sound and functional (see images). The interior cushions are in good used condition and appear not to have any rips. Typically, the bilge pump seal pulled out of the rubber just as I was about to leave (last job!) so it needs a few screws undoing and a small disc to be replaced to work again.
The most work (and money) has been spent on the trailer to make sure it is in good roadworthy condition. The frame itself has been reinforced and welded wherever rust has made it necessary and painted. All the running gear – the 1300kg tow-bar coupling, serious jockey wheel, 750kg braked suspension units (combined 1500kg capacity), 13-inch 165 wheels and tyres and the brake cabling – are new and/or unused and installed by a qualified trailer specialist. A spare wheel is included.
I recently moved 300 miles away from her which is the reason for sale. I would like to have given her a better wash and make her ready for the season/sale but ran out of time on my last visit. She will scrub up well and I believe give years of good service. Moonshadow is in a locked boat park in Lewes, Sussex and, since I am 5 hours away, viewing is a problem. I am happy to answer any questions you may have. If sold successfully you will have access to tow her away.
Current Price: £595.00
This Vivacity 20 Ft Sailing/fishing Boat, Bilge Keel Yacht With Recon Braked Trailer boat is located in Lewes, BN7 2BS and is being sold on eBay by shiretrader.