Mochyn Du (ex Minestrone) is a restored quarter tonner 24ft.Designer Jac de Ridder (Van der Stadt family and many well-known boats to his name)Built 1975 in Poole by George Stead (Southern Ocean Shipyards).Formerly a Mast-Head Rig and rescued by Rupert Holmes (Practical Boat Owner) and was featured as a PBO project boat in 2009/10.3 times competitor in Quarter Ton Cup3 years as a project boat since 2015 – launched last spring.
LOA 7.4m, draught 1.5m, beam 2.7m and Weight 1700kg
New, heavier, keel – moved aft to original de Ridder specs New mast and boom – 7/8th rig – Selden, twin spreader, excellent condition, keel-stepped, foot moved forward to the original de Ridder fractional specs.New Rudder – balanced, spade-type, transom-hung, ash tiller, spinlock extensionSails – black laminate One Sails – used only a handful of times and in ‘as new’ condition and shape. Main with one reef, loose-footed. 2 x non-overlapping foresails – No1 and flatter/heavier No2. Storm jib – all hanked. Immaculate new Hyde AP kite and launch bag.All new standing and dyneema running rigging, Selden spi pole ends. Strengthened shroud plates.
Spacious, wide self-draining cockpit with lightweight, unbreakable 2 x Barlow 20 2-speed winches, Harken tracks/blocks, All systems re-designed, fittings top quality Harken/Selden etc – kicker both sides, jib barber-haul (in and out) and spinnaker tweakers.Dyneema backstay 48:1 with flicker2018 IRC .888 (still in Corinthian Class for QTC/Cowes Week) and VPRS .879Shrouds plates upgraded and moved fully outboardRe-painted inside and outNew cushions and cooker (2 burner Origo alcohol stove) small but effective galley area…..All extraneous weight removed leaving plenty of storage space for sails/engine and access to all fittings….which have been replaced-sealed.New s/s O/B bracket – 3.5 Parsun 4-stroke – serviced.New hatches and windows fitted and re-sealed – boat now water-tight.Lifebuoy with light, bolt croppers, first-aid kit, flares (in date), harnesses, LED nav lights/internal. Solar-powered tacktick wind, depth and speed.Hull taken back to GRP, faired, epoxied and antifouled with Seajet hard-racing. Now ready for antifoul for season. Early FRP – very stiff and and no damage – full structural survey 2018 – passed with flying colours – and checked for moisture in hull…… dry as a boneNew anti-slip paint throughoutSpace for Porta-loo
Completey different boat from previous incarnations – handles superbly – even with complete novice crew, have won races in Poole against proven opposition. Simple rib bulkheads and open plan layout with wide beam make for lots of room down below and coachroof gives good head room. Yard cradle also available.
Only selling (very reluctantly) as I have had to move job and she is no longer required as a week-day ‘bed-sit’ – and wife wont let me have 2 boats! A very cheap way into the QT circuit. Alternative options include a boat share in Cardiff Bay/Swansea/Milford
Current Price: £9500.00
This Sailing Yacht 24 Ft – Fully Refitted And Winning Races boat is located in West Wales, SA45 9NW and is being sold on eBay by flipseal.