Mike and Helen Norris have just sent two further instalments of their blog. They are to be found as usual at http://www.islanddriftergreece2019.blogspot.com
Mike and Helen Norris are cruising the Greek islands. Their blog is
As ever, their acount is informative and entertaining!
Colvic Countess 33 for sale
This yacht offers a lot of living space and comfortable sailing. The interior is comprised of 2 doubles/twin cabins, both with en suite washrooms. A further double is available in the saloon, plus a child-sized berth. There is extensive storage space and water tank capacity for long range cruising. Stove with grill (new in 2017), fridge, Webasto heating, pressurised water plus manual foot-pump, LED light system, excellent sound system with cockpit and interior speakers. Full sail wardrobe including spinnaker. Dinghy, outboard, liferaft, swimming ladder, cockpit table for al fresco dining, British registered SSR. Free very strong swing mooring with new chain in Mallorca’s Puerto Pollensa. Year round sailing in the beautiful Balearic Islands. Hard standing available. £25,000.
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Motor: Beta Marine BV1305, 4 cilindros, Kubota diesel; Gearbox = Hurth
Año de construcción: 1985, motor nuevo en 1999.
L.o.a .: 33 pies; Haz: 11’6 “; Borrador: 4’6 ”
Aparejo: Bermudan Ketch
Ancla: 35 libras de CQR con 60 m de cadena galvanizada. Cabrestante de ancla eléctrico.
Velas: Principal y Mizzen con reefing de la losa. Génova con enrollador enrollado. Spinnaker con sorber. Jarcia de acero inoxidable. Mástiles y plumas de aleación. Poste de spinnaker telescópico. Pasos de masthead.
Baterías: 2 baterías de 12V en paralelo, 185 Ah, nuevas hace 18 meses más repuesto nuevo; batería separada del motor; 3 paneles solares para recarga continua. Barco funciona con 12V hay un inversor de CC / CA
Mandurah se seca al nivel de sus quillas gemelas haciéndola apta para cruzar las aguas costeras y los estuarios. También es capaz de largos pasajes costa afuera que transportan 200 galones de agua en 2 tanques de acero inoxidable más 70 galones en un tanque de diesel de acero inoxidable. Consumo de combustible aprox. 500mls 1800 rpm a 5.5 nudos por hora.
Engine: Beta Marine BV1305, 4 cylinders, Kubota diesel; Gearbox = Hurth
Year of build: 1985, new engine in 1999.
L.o.a.: 33 feet; Beam: 11’6”; Draft: 4’6”
Rig: Bermudan Ketch
Anchor: 35lb CQR with 60m of galvinised chain. Electric anchor winch.
Sails: Main and Mizzen with slab reefing. Genoa with furling reefing. Spinnaker with snuffer. Stainless steel rigging. Alloy masts and booms. Telescopic spinnaker pole. Masthead steps.
Batteries: 2 x 12V batteries in parallel, 185 Ah, new 18 months ago plus new spare; separate engine battery; 3 solar panels for continual top-up. Boat runs on 12V there is a DC/AC inverter
Mandurah dries out level on her twin keels making her suitable for cruising coastal waters and estuaries. She is also capable of long offshore passages carrying 200 gallons of water in 2 stainless steel tanks plus 70 gallons in a stainless steel diesel tank. Fuel consumption approx. 500mls 1800 rpm at 5.5 knots per hour
For sale Colvic Countess 28 “Buongiorno”
The Countess 28 is a high-volume family cruiser with a very spacious interior for her length. There are few other 28-footers, even now, with as much interior space.
For further details call 07733 207702 or email email@example.com
Lying: Tuckton, Christchurch
Keel: Twin bilge keels with encapsulated ballast and skeg-hung rudder
Silva 515 DSC with Navtext
Lowrance 3500 plotter
Nasa depth sounder
Nasa wind Instruments
2 x Plastimo bulkhead compasses
Autohelm (tiller pilor)
Engine: Vetus 3M10
100L fuel tank
30 Gallon water tank.
Sails and Spars:
Fully battened mainsail in Stack Pack.
Roller reefing genoa
Cruising chute in snuffer
2 x winch handles
Anchor ball & motor sailing cone.
Plovey anchor with 35m chain.
Kedge anchor on chain and warp
Sparyhood and rear cover
8 fenders and various warps
MOB horseshoe lifebuoy, light and danbuoy
Coastal flare pack
3 x fire extinguishers
First aid kit
This is a restoration project. The previous owner died before he could finish the refit of the the interior.The hull is in good order, and was painted two years ago but not used since. The BMC 38hp motor is in very good order. Mast and rigging are also in good order. Apart from a genoa (missing) the sails are there.
The present owner reckons the boat could be back in the water within a few months.
On the hard at Olhao, about ten miles from Faro. Further details from firstname.lastname@example.org
We have received a subscription from Sean, but have no contact address or phone number. If you read this, Sean, please contact the Hon. Secretary.
Sean’s Countess is “Domino”. If anyone knows how we may contact Sean, please let us know.
We have had a call for advice from Colin Ennis, who needs to know what propellor he should fit. His Countess is a fin keel model with a 30hp engine. If you have an answer for Colin, please e-mail him at email@example.com regarding size, pitch (3-bladed).
A prospective member has asked about fitting a holding tank to his Countess 28 preparatory to taking the boat to the Mediterranean. Does any one have experience of this modification? If so, please contact Tony Kerry with details.
This boat is currently cruising the Caribbean