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1977 Bristol Channel Cutter

Fairhope, Alabama

$40,000

This classic Lyle Hess cutter, hull #22. was built in 1977 by the Sam L.Morse yard in Costa Mesa, California. The original owners bought the bare hull with deck and the two major bulkheads installed, and finished the rest themselves, having additionally bought the black anodized mast and rudder from Sam. Waxwing is the only BCC known that has a forward cabin with queen sized bunk, including a head, and three personal lockers . She is a true live aboard, proven by the owners 38 years spent sailing the East and West coasts, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean.

The interior woodwork is mahogany as are the three hatches. With the exception of the boomkin the exterior covering board, whale strakes and bulwarks are teak replaced in 1999. The interior, including all lockers were just repainted in February 2021 . Unfortunately due to ill health the owners have not been able to keep up with the exterior woodwork the last few years and it need of some sanding and painting.

The rigging and mast are in excellent shape. Re-rigged with all new shrouds and stays in 1999 when the roller furling on the jib was added. The original specs for the rig called for most 1/4 inch shrouds and stays, Waxwing went bigger to 9/32 with StaLoc end fitting top and bottom  The power is provided by a hand cranked Sabb 10 h.p. diesel, an electric starter was added in 2020.

 If  blue water sailing is your dream this historic BCC is like the Bentley classical sailboats.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Gayle Force
Make: Bristol
Model: Channel Cutter
Year: 1977
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Bristol
Designer: Lyle Hess
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: SFJBC0220577
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Full Keel

Dimensions

Length: 28 ft
Length Overall: 28 ft
Length Of Deck: 28 ft
Waterline Length: 26 ft
Beam: 10'1 ft
Max Draft: 4'10 ft
Displacement: 14,000 lb
Ballast: 4,600 lb
Electrical Circuit: 12 V

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Sabb
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 10hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Engine Location: Center

Tanks

Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 35 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 75 gal
Water Tank Material: Aluminum
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 15 gal
Holding Tank Material: Plastic

Other

Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Cruisers, Antique and Classics

Contact

Jim Cash
Turner Marine Yacht Sales, Inc.

Office

Turner Marine Yacht Sales, Inc.
5010-A Dauphin Island Parkway
Mobile, Alabama, US, 36605-9724
Tel:(251) 476-1444
Disclaimer
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


Additional Contact Information

please contact Capt. Jim Cash to view this listing: cell 310-463-6902, email jfc7601@yahoo.com

ASA certified sailing instructor, private lessons available,  100 ton captain, local deliveries available. 

Disclaimer
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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