No 81 Built by Burns shipyard in 1963 “Simon Bolivar” has been maintained by Gates & Co Classic Yachts over the last decade and now sports a brand new set of sails. Yanmar diesel, stove heating, complete the picture with this classic cruiser racer.Basic Boat Info
Make: South Coast
Keel Type: Full KeelIntroduction
Charles Nicholson designed the S.C.O.D for a group of Island Yacht Club members of Cowes Isle of Wight in 1954 as a reasonably priced yacht of one design that could be raced and cruised with over one hundred built up until the early 70`s.Although built by several yards Burns shipyard of Bosham became the lead builder who in 1963 built and launched “Simon Boliva” boat number 81 one of over sixty built by this builder and considered to be one of the finest.
Carvel wood construction using planked mahogany on steamed Oak timbers on a mahogany keel stem and stern post with iron ballast keel and wooden transom hung rudder.
Galvanised strap floors previously re-galvanised and coasted in epoxy and replaced with new bolts Sheathed plywood deck repainted in 2012 Varnished mahogany coachroof professionally varnished with 8 coats in 2012 New varnished mahogany rubbing strakes in 2010 Twin horn chrome mooring cleats on the aft deck with bronze fairleads on the rails forward and aft. Galvanised mooring post Twin galvanised stem head fitting galvanised and refitted Keel bolts checked with one drawn and advisory check not until 2022 Varnished mahogany fore and main hatches with mahogany washboards Cockpit rebuilt in 2010 with original underdeck lockers and removable seats for racing days. Teak cockpit sole with removable access panel to the stern tube Slatted, varnished mahogany ,clip on helmsman seats Varnished coachroof grabrails Stainless steel pulpit and two stanchions each side with guard wires. Windows removed and chromed bezels reset in 2009
The SCOD was also designed with cruising in mind as well so has a traditional layout below with a galley in the port quarter by the companionway; chart table and navigation station opposite with trotter boxes underneath to lengthen the saloon berths on either side of the cabin. White painted bulkead and then traditional heads to starboard with hanging locker opposite to port.Traditional V berth completes the accommodation with infill to convert to a double.
New Jabsco sea toilet 6`2″Headroom As New ,thick comfortable cuhions 2 x burner Origo stainless steel stove companionway steps and new timber sole boards 20 litre flexi water tank Wooden fore hatch in the fore peak Cabin heater to starboard (not sure if usable) Vertical varnished mahogany grab posts either side of the half bulkheads
Burmudian fractional keel stepped rig with varnished mast and boom.
Mast split and re-glued with tracks and fittings renovated complete with re-varnish of the spar in 2008 by Gates & Co Nick Gates patent stainless steel mast step fitted in 2010 Stainless steel standing rigging with single forestay, split backstay to stainless steel quarter plates, cap shrouds and twin lowers to stainless steel rigging screws and galvanised external chain plates. Varnished rectangular boom with slab reefing pennants taken forward.
New Crusader sails in High performance Dacron made for the boat in 2016 and used for one day!
Crusader Jib genoa and main new in 2016 and virtually unused 2005 Older Main & Jib by Crusader in Dacron 2005 Genoa by Crusader in Dacron 2007 New unused Spinnaker made by Rathsay and Lapthorn to the original pattern Mast coat with the boat name for winter layup Summer deck cover in off white New pale blue sail cover
Mechanical / Electrical
Yanmar 1 GM10 single cylinder 9HP Diesel engine serviced each year mounted on the centre line driving a 3 blade fixed propeller.
2 x new 12 volt batteries in 2013 and trickle charged each winter Engine age unknown but fitted prior to the current owners purchase in 2005
Navigation Equipment Bulkhead Compass Clipper Depth Lowrance Chart Plotter DSC VHF Radio Fixed Chart Table
5X Fenders Mooring lines Boathook Heavy PVC Winter Cover All Over Summer Cover Plough Anchor and 120 `Chain.(approx.) 12 v Bilge Pump Navigational equipment Gimballed Origo stainless steel spirit stove
Length: 7.92 m
Length Overall: 8.05 m
Beam: 2.13 m
Max Draft: 1.52 m
Heads Count: 1
Current Price: £9995.00
This 1963 Wooden Classic Sailing Yacht boat is located in Chichester, PO20 7BU and is being sold on eBay by andbee0.