Custom Core Sound 17 - £3,500
The Core Sound 17 was the first kit that American firm B & B Designs developed. It remains one of their most popular kits with almost 400 plans and kits sold to date. The Cat Ketch rig is simple to use and along with an efficient hull gives the boat very good performance. Built by a retired boat builder this excellent example of this class of boat is constructed to a very high standard, has rarely been used and is in fantastic condition. ideal for exploring coastal creeks or perfect for lake sailing.
The boat is constructed from marine ply with stitched and glassed seams. The internal structure has been epoxied for a hard-wearing finish. All woodwork has been painted and varnished to a high standard giving a beautiful finish. The hull has been antifouled as the boat was intended for use from a salt water estuary base. The kick up centreboard and rudder give a minimum draft of 0.2m and a maximum draft of 1.06m allowing almost any area to be accessed. There is a well for an outboard and a second well to house the fuel tank.
The boat is in beautiful condition and genuinely looks brand new.
"Lytham Pride" has a Cat Ketch rig which is a simple, inexpensive and balanced rig. Quick to set up, easy to use, versatile and efficient. The two free-standing masts are alloy in the lower section with spruce tops. The main mast is situated close to the bow with the mizzen mast just aft of the centre of the boat. The un-stayed masts are comparatively short keeping the centre of effort low and reducing heeling angles when under way. There is a third mast stepping point for use when only one mast is stepped. To reef you can either un-step one mast and re-step the second mast in the third mast position or the sail can be reduced by taking turns around the mast. The sails are self-tacking which makes for very easy manoeuvring and sail handling. The sails can be stored rolled around the mast and covered with a slip-on sail cover. They are in "as new" condition.
There is an Indespension trailer, which has never been immersed, available by separate negotiation.
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|LOA||: 17' 0" (5.2m)|
|Beam||: 5' 10" (1.8m)|
|Draft||: 0' 8" (0.2m)|
|Rig||: Cat Ketch|
|Location||: North West England|
2 sails with covers