Caliber 28 "Tara" $35,000

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Caliber 28 "Tara" $35,000
Jon Neely
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Bimini Rutland

1984 Caliber 28 "Tara" Ventura, Ca USCG Documented
LOA 28'
LWL 24.5'
Beam: 10' 10''
Head room 6'2''
7200lb dry 9000Lb Loaded
Water: 50gal Diesel: 48gal
We bought Tara in 2009 and over two year we accomplished a full refit. The boat was brought to a bare hull and rebuilt from the ground up. She originally had a good amount of Rot in her so we thought to go deep. Including the total rebuild of her interior, we dropped the keel and inspected her keel bolts and then resealed and set the keel again. She originally had non opening port (the Plexi kind) so we filled the original holes with a blend of ?'' Hydra Teak and 11oz woving glass and then continued to beek up with layers of hydra teak to make the dog house a solid 1'' thick. We then bought new found metals opening ports and installed 4 on each side. The original anchor lockers was very small and shallow. We cut out the old and enlarged it to accommodate adequate ground tackle. Moving towards the front stem we had a stainless stem piece which holds dual anchor rollers and a electric windless. Much more work has been put into her, Ill put into bullet points to speed up the process. What I tell people when they ask what is new or rebuilt, I say if you can touch it, it is new or rebuilt.
Boat Refit 2010-11 ALL NEW:
Repainted hull, topsides and mast with Easypoxy, with easydecks nonskid, bilge coat in bilge and engine room
Bottom painted with Sr40 Ablative.
Rudder remade and inspected, with added bering support
Beta marine B16 diesel engine 100hrs, C gauge cluster, with new shaft and three blade prop.
Second Aluminum diesel tank added
Groco bronze fuel selector
Racor 500 filter
groco strainer
metal engine beds
Exhaust muffler rebuilt with all new hose and clamps
flanged bronze Groco thru hulls. Most brought to above waterline
Teleflex throttle with new morse Cables
All wiring has been replaced with ABYC tinned, with Blue sea system breaker board
three trojan group 27 115amp/hr for house, 1 starting separated in engine room
Auto relay for battery combination
1000watt inverter charger with 40 amp charging
5 110v outlets
All lights on boat inside and out have been converted to bembi LED. Inside fixtures are new
two 23watt solar panels have been built into the Bimini
Rutland 914 wind generator
All Plumbing has been redone with new fixtures
3 gallon aluminum hot water tank with 110v and engine heating
added 25gallon hard plastic water tank
large manual whale bilge pump with replaced diaphragm
Jebesco large electric bilge pump
small auto bilge pump
Jebesco Sump pump for shower
Jebesco Manual head with all new septic hose
manual waste pump added
Head Features a pull out faucet for showering
New keel Nuts and backing plates
Keel has been dropped and resealed
bow section has been reinforced with 11oz fiberglass
Large ?'' stainless steel front stem piece made
two stainless anchor rollers
Lewmar electric windless
Anchor locker enlarged and enforced, 8'' large aluminum cleate
Manson Supreme 25lb anchor
250' 5/8'' 8 plait with 30' of 5/16'' HT acco chain
300' 5/8'' three strand with 30' of 5/16'' HT acco chain
All stanchions have been replaced with new uncoated life lines with swageless terminals
Toe Rail has been replaced with Clear anodized Taco aluminum toe rails, deck to hull joint resealed, new stainless bolts with nylon lock nuts
Built in rear anchor locker
two large stainless mooring cleats have been added to the bow with oversized ACX backing plates
20x20'' Vetus forward opening ventilation hatch
8 opening new found metals ports
Aluminum track has been re-powder coated
mast has fold out aluminum steps with monel rivets
Mast head and step has been re powder coated, with stainless accessory plate added
5'' Chart plotter with west coast maps
7'' Furuno monochrome radar with edson mast mount
Victron battery monitor
Raymarine Tridata (Speed, depth, temp)
406hrz Eperb
Standard horizonVHF
Engel 12v/110v refrigeration (low draw about 1.5amp)
built in 110v heater for V berth
all bulk heads and walls have been stripped with ?'' pine strips, stained and then sealed with varnish
inside hull and ceiling has been repainted to a gloss white
Eno gambled two burner stove
Fiberglass 10lb propane tank hangs on rear pushpit
fireboy solenoid and propane alarm
new outer stay with hi-mod terminals, all other standing rigging was replaced in 2007 but taken down and inspected in 2011
Chainplates replaced
All new running rigging with new blocks
All lines brought to cockpit with remote reffing system
Boom Preventer Dutchman
New doyle sails. Main 2011, jib 2008 w/ sunbrella sun strip, asymmetrical spinnaker never used.
Sunbrella Stack pack with Lazy jacks: Black
New interior foam with sunbrella fabric: Taupe
Closed cell foam cockpit cushions: Taupe
Edson post rebuilt and re-powder coated
Cockpit sole has been replaced with epoxy coated ?'' hydra teak, fakewood PVC wood planking on top
Marine stereo with inside and cockpit speakers
many new lockers and shelves made
4 hella Fans
3 fire extinguishers
flare kit
Port side settee removed and replaced with oak functional nav station with large hanging locker
stainless hand rails on interior and exterior
All teak trim has been re varnished and is in excellent condition
Barometer, time, and temp gauges
Sitex below deck autopilot with octopus drive
Not New but in excellent shape:
Dodger (big and nice!)
Edson post compass with led light
two Barient Winches (just serviced)
Rear pushpit with integrated ladder
Stainless fold out dinghy davits
Achilles 2007 FSI-9.6 hypolon floor and keel dinghy (excellent shape)
Yamaha 4 2007 stroke outboard (needs tune up)
For two people, with dive gear, bikes and photo equipment, its a bit cramped for living on the hook. We are looking to slightly upsize because we plan on living on the hook in remote areas. Just need a but more space. She is very stout boat, she stiffens up around 15 degrees and piles drives! Cruises around 5-6 knots, so she is pretty fast for only 28 feet. Most people when they come on board think she is well over 30 feet because of how beamy she is. We usually tell them that she is the largest 28 footer you'll ever get on. She does not pound in chop and is a very comfortable ride if your sailing her right. Bering a fin keel with spade rudder she turns on a dime and is easy to park even if you have had a couple. I feel this boat is perfect for a family that wants to explore the channel islands, or a couple that want to head anywhere! The way she is rigged currently with all line leading aft she would be a great single hander resort boat! Tara turns heads everywhere she goes and is just a lovely boat to own, hate to sell her!

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