I’ve put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into her and she’s reciprocated with thousands of miles of carefree sailing. She’s protected me during horrific storms and she gently rocks me to sleep every night.
She led me to a simpler life, with less clutter and less waste. “Things” and “stuff” don’t matter to me anymore unless they enable me to have beautiful experiences.
While the Rascal feels like a part of the family, she’s still just a “thing” in the end and its time to let her go. She’s given me the freedom to live my dream and I have no doubt that she’s ready and willing to help someone else fulfill their dream as well.
The Rascal is a Seafarer Tripp 30. She was built in 1960, right at the beginning of the era when fiberglass was introduced. In that day and age, nobody understood just how strong fiberglass was, and as a result, she is built with the thicknesses and construction that you'd expect in an older wooden boat... which means shes strong as a bull. She was built in Holland and imported through New York, so though she is branded as a Seafarer, she was built in an industrial shipyard in Europe. Shes covered in brass fittings and accented with lots of rich, varnished wood. The sails are exceptionally heavy duty - they were made by Schattauer Sails specifically for offshore cruising and they have never even popped a stitch. The engine is a Volvo Penta 2002 (18hp) diesel and overall it has been really reliable, with plenty of space around the engine to work.
She is currently located in Puerto Montt, Chile. The perfect starting point to explore Patagonia, sail north through Latin America to the Carribean, or sail westward to the islands of the South Pacific.
- Exceptionally thick fiberglass with glassed-over hull to deck joint
- Keel-stepped aluminum mast with steps attached
- Lead full-keel with cutaway forefoot and keel-hung rudder
- Bronze portholes and lewmar front hatch
- 90 liter integral water tank
- 90 liter integral diesel tank
- Teak bulwarks and bronze stanchions
- Stainless steel solar panel arch
- Volvo Penta 2002 Diesel (18hp) with less than 2200 hours
- Huge sail inventory – Mainsail, spinnaker, genoa, working jib, jiblet, storm jib, storm trysail, drifter
- Monitor windvane, new in 2014
- VHF Radio (built in and handheld)
- 100 watt solar panel with voltage regulator
- 80 amp Balmar alternator
- 110V inverter
- Weather station with windspeed, barometer, and indoor/outdoor temp & humidity
- Numerous USB and 12V outlets
- Depth sounder
- Outdoor stereo
- LED masthead and anchor lights
- Gimbaled kerosene stove
- Bronze hand pump sink
- Well insulated ice box
- Head with holding tank
- Wood-fired stove with several ventilation fans
- Built in chart table and extensive storage cabinets
- 9ft Achilles hypalon dinghy with 4hp Tohatsu 4 stroke outboard in great condition
- Lots of tools, spare parts, emergency supplies, 6 person offshore liferaft
- Cushions, covers, dodgers and shades
- Ground tackle: 45lb CQR, 22lb Bruce, 15lb Danforth, 50m of 5/16 HT chain and 200m of heavy duty nylon rode, 440m of floating shore-tie line
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