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|36 Alden Downeast Cruiser For Sale
Custom Built in Hull, Massachusetts in 1963 to plans and specifications by the John Alden & Company, design No. 929B. The Susan is a tribute to her designers and builder, not to mention two rather important refits over the past 21 years by her current owner. This Downeast Cruiser has been continually upgraded and maintained since 1994, nearly always stored inside her own boathouse.
This is a full keel downeast style boat. The Construction method is Cold Molded composite with double diagonal planking on steamed white oak frames, finished in fiberglass and West System epoxy. This method of construction is very strong and durable and provides a level of insulation in the hull as well.
Exterior paints are Petit and Epifanes epoxy base finishes. Decks are marine plywood with fiberglass over. Cabin sides and trunk are 1 1 - 4 Mahogany with epoxy and paint over. Cabin tops are marine plywood with fiberglass and epoxy over. Toe rail is Mahogany, finished out in epoxy and Petit paint. All finishes are durable and long lasting. All finishes are new in 2015. The keel is laminated white oak with 600 lbs of external lead ballast. There is another 900 lbs of lead ballast stowed inside.
Deck hardware is all oversized and well designed cast bronze with everything through bolted.
45# CQR with 200' of 3 - 8ths BBB galv. chain on starboard roller
25# Danforth High Tensile with chain and 5 - 8ths Nylon on port roller
35# Bruce anchor mounted in the cockpit with chain - rope rode stowed under the deck via hose pipe.
55# Plow Anchor spare will go with the boat
In the original refit of 1994 - 1995 all systems were replaced or rebuilt. New Bomar hatches were installed. An anchor platform with double stainless bow rollers were fitted to work with a heady duty manual bronze windlass with rope and chain capability.
Exterior and Interior finishes all new in 2015
Spacious side decks with non-skid coating leading forward with handrails and stainless life lines.
New heavy duty Oak anchor platform (new in 2015) with epoxy and fiberglass over.
Double stainless bow rollers welded together on a stainless platform.
A heavy duty manual bronze windlass easily handles the 200' chain rode.
Saltwater washdown fitting for hose on deck, and high pressure pump
Freshwater washdown in the cockpit
Built in seat in the stern with storage under. Propane storage box for two 20 lb bottles. Ladder up to the flying bridge. Double doors open into the salon.
Flying Bridge with seating for 4 persons. Flying bridge was built new in 2015, and is ready to finish out with steering and electronics.
Interior Layout & Accommodations for a family of six - there is a raised V Berth cabin forward of approx. 6-6 long by 6-0 wide. Bomar hatch over head, opening port forward with screen, and sliding windows port and starboard. Next aft to port is a convertible dinette with galley opposite. The dinette drops and converts to a double berth. Again, lots of sliding windows for great ventilation. All trunk cabin window frames and glass new in 2015. Galley has good counter space and many drawers for storage, double stainless sink with hot and cold pressure water, high neck faucet. Well insulated icebox with shelf. Tasco 3 burner propane stainless stove with oven, unit is gimballed or stationary.To starboard a stainless steel 3 burner stove with oven, counters and double stainless sink with hot and cold pressure water. There is also a salt water spigot with foot pump to conserve fresh water. Large insulated ice chest with top access and shelf for ice blocks.
Next aft and to port, a fully enclosed head with marine toilet to MSD III compliance, separate shower stall, cabinet, sink and lighting.
There is an extensive writeup for this boat on Yachtworld or contact me.. Located in Tenants Harbor Maine.|
Contact Number: 207-372-1015
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