Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Mercury 8 HP LONG Shaft

SOLD -- This Mercury 8HP motor is very clean and and comes with an external gas tank and hose with matching fittings.

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For more information, contact:
Bill Vokac (217) 369-0015
A new MERCURY 8HP Long Shaft would cost you $ 1850...why not save $$$ and buy this outboard motor for only $550 -- less than 1/3rd the cost?

Windrose 22 CLASSIC Cruiser sailboat

SOLD -- This 1977 Laguna Windrose 22 (a.k.a. Balboa 22) was designed by W. Shad Turner (who also designed the Schock Santana 20) with a full 8 foot beam and draws only 15 inches keel up for easy launching and gunk-holing, yet draws a full 5.5 feet keel down for solid performance into the wind!

The dual drop-leaf table is ideally centered over the keel trunk for use by all when dining aboard and "virtually disappears" with the leafs folded down. There is a pull-out sink with hand-pump that slides aft under the starboard cockpit seat. There's plenty of light below from the large double windows on port and starboard.

The rounded cabin roof (like a Chrysler 26) provides ample headroom when seated below (you can wear your cowboy hat!), and the pop-top (with windowed "camping" canvas surround) gives standing headroom. For winter storage outside, there is a PVC frame (visible in photo above...) to make it easy to toss the winter cover over the boat and secure it.

This Windrose 22 is in excellent condition, has a NEW motor mount, NEW cushions for bunks and seating, and a recently re-painted interior, hull and DECK !! You can see your reflection in the polished hull and the blue bottom paint is in good to excellent condition.

I have the original gallon can
(feels like a little is still in it for any "touching up"), so you know what paint to add to it in a few years, if needed...

All openings to the cabin have screens for overniting "bug-free"
(except for "up-north no-see-ums...")

There are 3 over-sized chrome winches with PVC covers, the usual port and starboard pair, and one on the cabin roof for the halyards...run everything from the cockpit !

A sturdy Harken traveler gives you the option of mid-boom sheeting for a"performance / racing edge..." Owner reports indicate only 10 knots of wind is needed to get 6 knots of boat speed...

The cockpit has lazarettes on port and starboard for easy access to stored items AND the stern's interior while sailing or "on the hook." Sail single-handed or with your family on this cruising classic...

The trailer has been recently painted battleship grey and is road-ready with tires that have plenty of tread and no side wall "crazing..." AND, yes, there is a mounted spare in the same condition. There is a platform near the front for clamping an outboard when traveling. This adds tongue weight and you don't have lift the motor into the boat or towing vehicle (and smell gasoline during your trip...) when heading down the road... nice feature...

The boat sits quite LOW on the trailer for easy launching because when the swing keel comes up, nearly half of it snuggles into the keel trunk in the hull, leaving you with a secure shoal keel. But, rarely seen in a 22 foot cabin boat, there is also a tongue extension (10'?) so you can launch this boat on nearly any ramp !!

FOR MORE Information or additional photos, contact:

Bill Vokac (217) 369-0015 Mobile or bvokac@hotmail.com