Mochyn Du (ex Minestrone) is a restored quarter tonner 24ft, lying Poole.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 this spring.d
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 – balance, 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…..I prepare 3-4 meals a week in it. 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 – just serviced.New hatches and windows fitted and re-sealed – boat now water-tight.Lifebuoy c/w light, throwing line, 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 for season. Early FRP – very stiff and and no damage – full structural survey this year – passed with flying colours – and checked for moisture in hulll……was dry as a boneNew anti-slip paint throughoutSpace for Porta-loo (presently occupied by bucket!!)
Completey different boat from previous incarnations – handles superbly – even with complete novice crew, have won races in Poole against proven oppositon. Work precluded me going to QTC.Simple rib bulkheads and open plan layout with wide beam make for lots of room down below and coachroof gives good head room. Surprisingly little moisture due plywood and epoxy decks…..also stays cool in heat and retains heat in winter. Bunks can convert to a double bed!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
Current Price: £13500.00
This Sailing Yacht 24 Ft Restored Quarter Tonner boat is located in Swindon/Bath, SN15 4BG and is being sold on eBay by flipseal.