On a working holiday in Australia, we are being tempted by another boat. Though we love Born Free dearly after sailing her from Washington to Mexico we are putting her on the market.
"Born Free" was built in Snohomish Washington in 1969 and is currently sitting in a Marina in La Paz, MX. Constructed of inch and a half Alaskan cedar over steamed oak frames, she was sturdily built for cruising Alaskan waters. As she sits now, she is ready for cruising. For a quick sale we are prepared to let her go for $28,000 as is. This price is negotiable by foregoing some onboard extras (i.e. Stainless dingy davits, 185W solar panel, Honda 2000i generator, Achilles Inflatable fiberglass bottom dingy, 15 hp Yamaha 2 stroke, Lowrance HDS 5, Simrad AP 24 auto pilot (not installed), SEA ssb (also not installed).
The boat can be sailed comfortably as is. All electrical systems, including a 12V Dometic drawer fridge run efficiently using the solar panel without need for extra charging. Pro-furl roller furling, self tacking jib, Lofrans Tigres electric windlass, new 250' G4 5/16" chain, 3-45 lb anchors, spinnaker and whisker poles, good cruising sails, lots of spares and tools. Perkins 6.354 provides a 6 knot cruising speed at 1000 RPM burning less than one gallon per hour. 200+ gallon fuel tank, 150+ gallon fresh water tank, hot pressurized water.
We would be happy to arrange a personal handover in Mexico or can discuss a possible delivery.
We know how much all of you love your photos so we will post more tonight.