Pearson Triton #59 yawl – SOLD!

February 22, 2012
I have accepted and offer on my Triton and the buyer has given me a deposit. Details to follow.
The Summary

Built in 1959 with substantial renovations over the last 10 years

A beautiful day-sailor with the potential to take you anywhere

  • Atomic 4, fresh water cooled, high-output alternator
  • Recently replaced main mast & boom
    (with used but heftier spars)
  • Main mast standing rigging new, running rigging recent
  • Sails recently reconditioned
  • New custom sail cover
  • Bottom stripped in 2010
  • Deck, cabin, and interior stripped and painted
  • All wiring has been replaced
  • AM/FM/CD player with iPod connection
  • New VHF with DSC
  • Brightwork in very good shape

In sail-away condition!

Tikvah is a masthead yawl built in 1960. I purchased her in 2000, and she then spent the next 5 years in my driveway under renovation. That renovation is documented elsewhere on this blog, and some additional details and pictures are here:
Over the next 5 years I daysailed her while continuing to make improvements. She’s in great shape for daysailing and gets lots of compliments. Tikvah has an Atomic 4 with fresh water cooling that runs great. Sails are in good shape (mizzen is fair, but a kit for a new mizzen is included) and the sails were recently reconditioned by Sailcare. She is currently on the hard in Dorchester, MA.

Some of the details of the renovation:

– sanding/grinding and painting the decks, cockpit and cabin with Interlux Interthane LPR (like Perfection)
– applying new non-skid
– removing & reinstalling all deck hardware after drilling & filling
– repairing the deck core as needed
– also sanded/ground interior and painted
– exterior of hull/deck joint was filled in and painted

– repaired all bronze opening ports
– replaced lenses in opening and fixed ports
– installed (used) Bowmar(?) forward hatch
– installed aluminum Bowmar hatch in cockpit sole over engine

– had new mahogany coamings made
– all wood refinished (inside and out)
– replaced hatch boards
– New handrails installed on the outside of the cabin and original handrails moved to the interior

– replaced main mast with a used but newer and beefier mast and new SS standing rigging for the main (professionally installed)
– replaced original bronze chainplates with stainless steel
– replaced running rigging (except main sheet)
– mast step replaced
– replaced & painted main boom w/newer (used) and beefier spar
– rigged mainsail as loose-footed
– painted mizzen boom and replaced mizzen running rigging/blocks

Engine/Drive train
– installed fresh water cooling and higher output Balmar alternator with external regulator
– new raw water filter, electric fuel pump, oil pump, carburetor, thermostat, gauges
– installed stainless steel prop shaft, dripless packing, drivesaver and replaced cutlass bearing
– Painted engine Atomic 4 Gold
– Removed & steam cleaned Monel gas tank. Reinstalled with large inspection port and new fuel level sender
– All new engine gauges
– Replaced both batteries with Group 24 AGM
– new pintles and gudgeons (for the rudder)
– stripped the bottom paint in 2010, and reapplied two coats of ablative bottom paint
– Replaced all wiring and installed halogen lighting
– New West Marine VHF with DSC (2011)
– Kenwood stereo w/iPod input
– Rule bilge pump
– A new, custom built main sail cover is included.
– Included are parts for a number of incomplete projects including hinged self-draining cockpit covers and a Sailrite kit for a new mizzen
– The buyer will also receive an extra water tank for the v-berth and a small holding tank (neither are installed in the boat)
– There are numerous items available that the buyer will be able to purchase from me at a reduced price, such as a Dickinson diesel/kerosene heater, plow and claw anchors (the boat comes with a Danforth-style anchor and rode), extra bilge pumps, etc.
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