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The Cabot 36: Classic Blue Water Sailor

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Saturday, January 03, 2009

Hull 18 (Mimi) Undergoes Major Re-Fit


I have purchased hull number 18 (MIMI ) from Steve Batchelor in Melbourne Florida. .Scott Schloessor, also a Cabot owner, sailed up with me from Melbourne to Green Cove Springs Fl. It was a good sail up the outside and we experienced a full spectrum of weather. I was impressed with the boat’s performance. So much so that I decided to make this hull number into the ultimate cruiser. I am completely redoing the boat. It has a new Yanmar 30 hp motor, new fuel tank, new wire rigging, a mast head radio antenna, tri/color, anchor, strobe masthead light, windex, all new sheets and halyards, new main sail, and good head sail and stay sail. The plumbing work is now in progress re connecting both water tanks and installing sediment and charcoal filters and new water pump. Planned is a new stove, refrigeration by Mermaid, new batteries, battery chargers and the installation of an older model HydroVane wind vane along with the original auto helm wheel belt auto- pilot. I live aboard and travel on a Formosa 51 but am really enjoying redoing a real cruising sailing boat. This boat will be for sale when finished so I'll keep in touch with some progress reports..

Sincerely Frank Holland.


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