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1979 Formosa Ketch
| Boat is located in Vuda,Fiji.Contact e-mail: SAILINGUNMUNDO@ME.COM
Owned and pampered for 20 yrs, extensively and continuously refitted, updated and
Original glass deck (very imp.w/ these boats!) Replaced rigging, aluminum
masts, complete AWLGRIP finish.
New sailing hardware, Schaefer furlers (headsail,
stay, mizzen) New sails, Boomvang, Winches, Cars & Tracks, completely rebuilt new
S.S. and Teak Bowsprit, new Bowmar hatches and cabin windows, new SS port lights,
new FBG deck box, redesigned steering station, FBG two-level seating/storage in aft
cockpit, FBG dorade boxes, bronze work replaced or refinished with SS or chrome
plating, SS hand rails, FBG dodger on SS frame w/ rainwater catch system, w/ six 85
watt Kyocera rigid solar panels, Blue Sky 50 solar controller w/ solar boost.
asymmetric spinnaker w/ ATN sleeve/ controller, and brand new auxiliary lightweight
downwind mainsail.Anchors: 75 CQR (400’ all chain) and 45 CQR (all chain), windlass is a Muir Cheetah
There is a 200’ Quickline Flat Rope Reel for stern anchoring.
Electronics, mostly new or newish: Raymarine A128 touchscreen color Radar, w
Quantum radome, up to date Lighthouse and Navionics Charts, Standard Horizon
Explorer GX1700; Matrix AIS/GPS GX2200 VHF, w/ Ram mic.
The autopilot is a
Robertson AP20. (hydraulic pump system.)
Generator: Kohler 5EOZ Marine Set w/ remote start and gauges, the Inverter/Charger is
a Magnum ME-ARC, (Pure Sine Wave) w/ remote controller.
The breaker panel is
extensive, with separate paneled Blue Sky 12volt and 120 volt breakers.
Batteries: House and Engine = (9) LIFELINE GPL-3XT. (two years old.)
Engine: Ford Lehman 120 HP Diesel, rebuilt in Panama City (it’s fantastic);
Transmission: Hurth Velvet Drive, rebuilt in Los Angeles in 2009 in prep for our first big
trip (to S.
There is a PSS Drip-less Shaft system.
Bow-thruster: Lewmar 250TT w/ separate battery support.
The fwd Head has a full stand up shower plumbed to a bilge sump box, and is fitted w/ a
fresh water Atlantis Freedom Marine toilet.
Aft head is a Jabsco raw water head.
heads are plumbed for overboard or holding tank flushing.
The hot water heater is
plumbed for engine heat exchange or 120 volt (shore power or generator.)
Galley: all custom made SS countertops and deep well sink, and is fitted with deep well
refrigerator and freezer controlled by a Isotherm/Indel system.
The stove is a Seaward
LPG Princess stove and oven.
Installed is a Eureka “central vacuum cleaner” system.
Watermaker: USWATERMAKER, Island Explorer Series, (reverse osmosis desalinator)
38 gallons/ hr (breaker control/120volt/generator.) Central AC/Heat: Two FLAGSHIP
MARINE identical units plumbed and wired to a single March raw water intake pump.
(breaker control or 120volt generator.)
The bottom was completely refurbished, down to glass, in 2018, before setting out for
Dinghy: nearly new (2017) HIGHFIELD Hypalon CL290, w/ Yamaha two-stroke 15HP.
Interior is roomy and stunning w/ gorgeous teak; bright-work and paint are good.
Bedding and cushion-work are recent and well done.
More to say but this should tell you the most important.
I have loved this boat!
Nothing has been too good for her.
Owner/Captain Geoff Hemwall
Contact E-mail: Sailingunmundo@me.com.