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Airborne

Airborne was our old sailboat, a Catalina 27. We raced and cruised here in Puget Sound with friends from Milltown Sailing Association in our homeport of  Everett. She was a great starter boat and we traveled all over on weekend trips. Our crowning achievement on the boat was a 2 week cruise of Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands. We even took an international trip to Victoria, Canada and back. Natalie decided we should ship Airborne to San Diego when I got orders down there while we looked for a new boat. Little did we know that we’d spend September to May living aboard her while we found our new boat! Now she’s sold to a nice guy who’s homeporting her in Long Beach, CA.

Name: S/V “Airborne”
Hull Number: CTY007930373
Builder: Catalina
Type: Sloop
Weight: 6,000 Lbs.
Model Year: 1973
FRP Length (Ft.): 26’ 10″
LOA: 28′
Beam: 8’ 10”
Draft: 4’

1. HULL STRUCTURE
Shell Plating: Molded FRP Laminate
Framing: Encapsulated
Beams: Molded
Bulkheads: Plywood With Veneer Overlay
Decks: Molded With Anti Skid Weatherdecks
Fastenings: FRP Tape / Stainless Steel
Superstructure: Molded FRP

2. MAIN ENGINES
Number of Engines: 1
Make: Universal
Model: Atomic 4
No. Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Horsepower: 30
Starting: 12vDC
Eng. Hr. Meter Reading: 1659.1
Alarm System: Gauges
Clutch: Mechanical
Reduction Gear: Est. 2.0:1
Cooling: Fresh Water With Heat Exchanger
Exhaust: Wet
Fuel Intake: Carburetor
Attached Units: Alternator, Raw Water Pump
Machinery and Tank Space Ventilation: Cowled
Blower: Yes
Filter: Yes

3. AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT
Number of Bilge Pumps: 1
Type: Manual
Operation Size: 1 ¼”
Discharge Location: Cockpit
Other Pumps:Manual Potable Water Pump, 12vDC Heater Fuel Pump, Manual Holding Tank Discharge Pump

4. FUEL TANKS
Number: 1
Material: Painted Steel
Capacity: 17 Gallons
Location: Under Quarter Berth
Lines and Connections: Hose
Fill Lines: Hose
Location of Shutoffs: At Tank
Grounded: Yes
Properly Vented: Yes

5. POTABLE WATER AND HOLDING TANKS
Potable Water:
Number: 2
Material: Plastic
Capacity: Est. 40 Gallons Total
Location: Under Port & Stbd. Settee
Holding Tank:
Material: Plastic
Capacity: 12 Gallons
Location: Under Stbd. Settee

6. STOVES AND HEATERS
Galley: Range (2) Burner W/O Oven
Type of Fuel: LPG W/ Safety Switch
Containers: 1
Location:Vented Cockpit Locker
Cabin Heaters: AB Thermotron (S/R) Fuel LPG (inoperable)
Cabin Heaters: Taylors
Fuel: Kerosene
Containers: 1
Location: Vented Cockpit Locker:
Water Heater: None

7. FITTINGS
Rudder: Molded FRP
Propeller: 12 RH 7 Bronze 2 Blade
Propeller Shaft: 1” Stainless Steel
Stern Bearing: Rubber Cutlass
Intermediate Bearing: Stuffing Box
Fenders: Neoprene
Strut: Cast Bronze
Keel: Fin
Guards: Rub Rail

STEERING GEAR
Type: Tiller
No. of Stations: 1
Engine Controls: Cable

9. HULL CONNECTIONS
Seacocks: 90 Degree Type Valves
Locations: Engine, Head, Sinks
Condition: Operational

10. REFRIGERATION
Type of Refrigeration: Ice Box (Top Loading)

11. BATTERIES
Description: (2) Group 24
Type: Lead Acid
Secured: Yes
Terminals Protected: Yes
Battery Charger: Engine Alternator, 115vac Charger

12. WIRING AND FIXTURES
Type of Wiring: Stranded Copper Marine
Main Battery Switch: (1) Vapor Proof
Shore Power: 30 Amp
AC Breaker:Yes
DC Breaker: Fuses
GFCI: Yes

13. ELECTRONICS
Fathometer: Uniden
Digital Radios: Uniden VHF
Radar: None
GPS: Garmin GPS 12 Handheld
Auto Pilot: Tiller Master (Out of comission, will work with Simrad or Raymarine tiller pilot)
Additional Electronics: Ray Jefferson Knot Meter

14. NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT
Compasses: Plastimo With 4” Card
Whistle/Horn: Compressed Air Canister, Blow Horn

15. LIFESAVING
Boats / Liferafts: 7’ Molded Plastic
Auxiliary Engine: Oars
USCG Approved Life Jackets: (6) Adult Type III USGC
Approved Type IV: Yes (S/R)
Flares Expire: October 2011
First Aid Kit: Yes
Railings: Stainless Steel Pipe Fwd. / Aft
Lifelines: Vinyl Coated Single Tier Sides

16. FIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENT
Fixed System: None

17. PORTABLE EXTINGUISHERS
Size: (2) 5Lb.
Date: Current
Type: Dry Chemical
Location: Main Cabin
Size: 1 Lb.
Date: Current
Type: Halon
Location: Galley

18. DECK MACHINERY AND EQUIP.
Cleats: Mooring
Winches: Lewmar: (1) #6,
Barlow: (2) #20
Mast: Aluminum
Boom: Aluminum
Rigging: Stainless Steel Stranded Wire
Anchors: 20 Lb. Plow Chains Est. 20’ Of 3/8” Galvanized (S/R)
Rode: Est. 150’ of ½” Strand Nylon
Shackles Seized: Yes

OTHER PARTICULARS NOT NOTED ABOVE
1. Cockpit Bimini & Wind Skirts. Boom, Tiller & Companionway Covers
2. Xintex S-2 Safety Switch & Gas Fume Detector
3. Spare Anchor W/ Chain & Rode
4. Mast Spreader Lights
5. Fold-down Boarding Ladder

DESCRIPTION
A 27’ sailing sloop manufactured by Catalina Yachts, Inc., Woodland Hills, California. Hull, deck and cabin top are constructed modules of hand laid up fiberglass. All outfitting appears to be of good workmanship.
A manufactured model of standard design and construction, therefore no opinion will be given in this report as to design, scantlings, construction, workmanship or material choice, except as to state intended use, condition, additions, repairs or alterations as they vary from standard and no construction check list will be given.
House and hull interior (including under deck accommodations and/or other uses): From forward: Vee berth, aft to port a hanging locker, to stbd. the head. Aft the main cabin to port the galley, to stbd. a double settee converting to a berth. Port and stbd. aft and under are quarter berths.
Up ladder through companionway to cockpit. Winches, steering and engine controls.
Engine access by removal of companionway steps and P/S quarter berths.
Escape hatch from Vee-berth to forward deck.

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