Colvic Sailer 296 Bilge Keel Project boatLoa: 29.6ftLwl: 24ftBeam: 10.6ftBallast: 4500lbsDisplacement:10,000lbsDraft: 4ftThis boat was bought new as a bare hull in Nov 1978 and fitted out by the previous owner between 1979 and 1982, she is a very strongly built boat with lots of space for the size, large wide decks so easy and safe to get around, she has a steering wheel helm, Beta 28hp engine, on-mast reefing and furling genoa.In her past she has cruised the Solent, West Country, Normandy, Brittany, Holland and the Chanel Islands.I bought this boat earlier in the year as a project boat, unfortunately the previous owner passed away and the boat had been left for a few years. I bought her just before lockdown and then have worked on her in my spare time but have now ran out of time so I have come to the unfortunate decision that I’m not going to be able to get it finished.The boat has been completely stripped out so there is no headlining, no electrics, no plumbing etc. I have all the headlining and panels in the garage but idealistically most of the lining will want to be replaced. I also have all the foam cushions including cockpit ones but again the fabric coverings were at the end of their lives so need replacing as wellThe engine which was a new replacement in 2001 is a Beta 28hp (approx 136hrs) has been removed to be cleaned up, engineers say it needs a new starter motor as old one is very weak and will not spin it fast enough to start it. the engine has good compression.The ignition, RPM, Temp gauge and wiring loom etc is all included and should just slot back in once the engine has been cleaned up.It looks like the engine had a service as the oil is very clean.The fuel tank has also been removed to gain access to various areas at the back of the boat, I have washed it out and with new piping would just fit straight back in.Throttle control has also been removed but does come with the boat and is in full working order.The mast will require a good clean up and most likely some replacement parts, it has a Rotostay furler for the Genoa sail and has an (on mast) furling system for the main. Unfortunately the mast spreaders are missing. Boom looks pretty good but is all untested.Standing rigging age is unknown but it is in good condition and has been rolled up in the cabin for the last few years. There are no rust stains, it looks totally (overkill size) for the boat.Running Rigging will all need replacing.Both sails are in good condition as I think they were replaced not long before the boat was layed up, they both have red UV strips.Steering wheel helm is a Whitlock Cobra system which all works fine but may need servicing as not had any use for a few years.There is a Raytheon ST4000+ autopilot system fitted to the Stainless Steel wheel, this has not been tried so I do not know if it all works correctly or not.I can include the old switch control panel and navigation aids but I doubt they are working.Interior has a forward cabin with a double berth, cabin area has a Port side L-shaped seat which converts to a double, starboard side seat and chart table, Large Portside quarter berth, Heads with sink and sea toilet, Blake’s toilet sea cocks are in full working order, Galley area has been removed so buyer can rebuilt it exactly how they want it.The previous owner was very organised with his paperwork and there is all the original paperwork from day one, there is a file with all costs, monies spent, plans and old invoices for everything he bought and the original blue book Certificate of British Registry.Hull and topsides are the original gel coat and in good condition, under water is in good condition with no signs of any problems or damage, Keels are encapsulated so no keel bolts to worry about and are free from damage.Prop shaft, prop and rudder all in good condition.Things I have done so far:Hull polish (Hull is still the original gel coat and in good condition)Replaced all the windows including extra cockpit windows with tinted perspex.Replaced the old wood chainplates with aluminum ones.All guard rail bases have all been resealed.Cockpit lockers and lids have been rebuilt.Most deck hardware has been removed, holes filled and fiber glassed ready to be reinstalled. Forward cabin converted from V-berth to double with a seat to the side plus wardrobe.Engine, fuel tank and auxiliaries, Electrics and plumbing all removed.Overall this a great project for someone to finish off, these are very similar to the Westerly Konsort and get the same sort of money in ready to go condition. There are probably things I have missed out in the description so please feel free to contact me with any questions. (John 07584 841003)I have lots more pictures, please send me a message with your mobile number and I can send them over via WhatsappShe is currently stored at the Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy DT5 1DX at a cost of £122 per month and she can stay there if needed at buyers cost. (paid up until end of September)I am not desperate to sell and will not entertain silly low offers so please do not bother!I will not entertain part or monthly payments.
Current Price: £4250.00
This Colvic 296 Sailing Boat, Bilge Keel Project Boat boat is located in Weymouth, DT4*** and is being sold on eBay by jjhweymouth.