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Midcoast Yacht & Ship Brokerage

P.O. Box 504
Tenants Harbor
ME
04860
United States

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1949 Classic Flush Deck Downeast Cruiser - Historic Former Maine Marine Patrol Vessel

US$85,000

Spruce Head, Maine,ME,United States

Helm 2013
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Major Refit Accomplished

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ALL REASONABLE CASH OFFERS CONSIDERED
 
Built by Billings at Stonington Deer Isle Yacht Basin in 1949. Explorer was heavily built for the Maine Marine Patrol and served in that capacity into the 1970's. After a number of owners she was acquired by Samples Shipyard in Boothbay Harbor, Maine where she received new work from 2002 to 2004 to include a complete rebuild of the transom, refastening below the waterline, new trunk cabin top with exposed oak beams.
 
From 2005 until the present her current owner has repowered with a rebuilt Detroit 471 and rebuilt transmission. All of the following are NEW - All new engine wiring, plumbing and guages, new wet exhaust and muffler, new
dip style aluminum fuel tanks, new fuel hoses, Racor filters. New steering system to include ram and hoses. New propeller and drive shaft and drive saver, new cutlass bearing. Rudder post and bearings. New bronze sea water strainer and hoses, new starter
 
The main cabin was substantially rebuilt with new side walls and back wall. New aluminum windows on sides with some opening with screens. New back door to aft deck, and new windows in back wall. All providing excellent visibility. New cabin top with exposed oak beams. All decks fiberglassed with epoxy using a cloth that resembles canvas and has excellent non skid properties.
 
New oak anchor platform with double stainless rollers, new electric windlass with all chain rode. New CQR and Danforth anchors. New custom mooring bit.
 
New cockpit framing and deck with fiberglass finish over. Commercial aluminum and stainless hatches provide access to the under deck areas, steering and lead ballast of about 600 lbs.
 
About 2010 the forefoot was replaced and replanking on the bow below the water line was accomplished.
 
Explorer is a flush deck cruiser with a substantial amount of space, galley down to port with opening hatch overhead, head with sink and toilet to stbd with ability to have a shower in that same space. 4 bunks in the fore peak with opening hatch overhead to fore deck. At present the main cabin is wide open for the new owner to design and finish as they wish. This is a prime opportunity to move the galley up into the main cabin and turn the lower cabin into a master owner's suite with centerline berth, separate shower and head, and room left over for hanging lockers. In addition there are 4 bronze portlights that open into the forward cabin for ventilation and light.
New interior oak paneling on side walls. New propane stove and oven.
 
The cockpit is substantial, side decks are about hip high, the transom has a wide deck ample for sitting on. In there corners are heavy oak towing bits. Railings on the outside are stainless steel.
 
Electronics include a Raytheon plotter radar combination, depth sounder, VHF.
 
New Electrical panels with DC breakers, new battery switch with 2/0 battery wiring. New batteries and boxes with covers. New high output Balmar a



Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Wood 
Engine Make DetroitEngine Model 471 
Engine Hours 100Number of Engines 1 

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Midcoast Yacht & Ship Brokerage

P.O. Box 504
Tenants Harbor
ME
04860
United States

New Work

COCKPIT DECK
NEW (3) ALUMINUM COCKPIT DECK HATCHES
NEW COCKPIT DECK AND UNDERSTRUCTURE
NEW 4 STEP BOARDING LADDER.

ELECTRIC
NEW Windshield wipers ( 2 self parking)
NEW AC ELECTRICAL PANEL 10 POS
NEW DC ELECTRICAL PANEL UPM DELUXE
NEW WIRING THROUGH OUT
12 VOLT SYSTEM
NEW STEAMING LIGHTS
NEW ANCHOR LIGHTS
NEW 30 AMP DOCKSIDE POWER
NEW BATTERY (2) ALL NEW 1x8D, 1x4D
NEW BATTERY BOXES, Blue Seas
NEW BATTERY CHARGER
NEW BATTERY SWITCH
NEW BATTERY SEPARATOR 100 AMP
NEW ALTERNATOR 100 AMP
NEW DOCKSIDE POWER
NEW ZINCS
ELECTRONIC & NAVIGATION GEAR
COMPASS
DEPTH SOUNDER
ENGINE ALARM
VHF RADIO Std Horizon
NEW 3 FT WHIP ANTENNA
NEW 8' VHF ANTENNA WITH NEW SS MOUNT
NEW DSC VHF RADIO with fog signals, loud hailer, talk back Std Horizon
NEW 7" Chart Plotter Std Horizon
New ICOM 1000 Radar 10" CRT 4 KW Dome
ENGINE ROOM
REBUILT DD 4-71 LESS THAN 100 HOURS
REBUILT M2.0 TRANSMISSION
REBUILT TRANSMISSION OIL PUMP
NEW MUFFLER
NEW EXHAUST TUBING
NEW EXHAUST THRU-HULL
NEW EXHAUST ELBOW
REBUILT HEAT EXCHANGER
NEW ENGINE MOUNTS
NEW FRESH WATER COOLING SYSTEM
NEW FUEL SHUT OFF VALVES
NEW SS 2" SHAFT
NEW SHAFT COUPLING
NEW 26x18 4 BLADE WHEEL
NEW Cutlass bearing
NEW RAZOR LINE CUTTER
NEW ENGINE ROOM SOLE WITH STEPS FOR CABIN ACCESS
NEW CABIN ENGINE ROOM MAIN HATCHES
NEW CABIN ENGINE ROOM REAR HATCH WITH ACCESS STEPS
NEW DORADE BOXES, MAHOGANY
NEW FUEL TANKS, 100 GAL EACH, 3/8 aluminium
NEW HOUR METER
NEW MORSE CONSOLE SHIFTER AND THROTTLE
NEW Sound Down noise control in engine room
GALLEY
COFFEE MAKER
MICROWAVE
NEW 38 GAL FRESH WATER TANK
REFRIGERATOR
NEW GALLEY STOVE, ALCOHOL
HEAD
NEW MANUAL HEAD
NEW MACERATOR
NEW Y VALVE
NEW 40 GAL TANK
HULL
SIGNIFICENT REFASTNING
REPLANKING, NEW STEM, NEW FOREFOOT, ETC
ALL NEW BRONZE THROUGH HULLS
NEW BOW PULPIT WITH SS RAILING
NEW LOFRANS TIGRES ELECTRIC WINDLASS
NEW STAINLESS STEEL SAMPSON POST
NEW STAINLESS STEEL HAND RAILS
MECHANICAL
NEW BILGE BLOWER
3 NEW BILGE PUMPS AND SWITCHES
NEW FRESH WATER COOLING SYSTEM
NEW FUEL SHUT OFF VALVES
HYDRAULIC STEERING SYSTEM
NEW HYDRAULIC STEERING HELM PUMP
REBUILT HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST STEERING PUMP
NEW HYDRAULIC CYLINDER RUDDER RAM
REBUILT HEAT EXCHANGER
PRESSURE WATER SYSTEM
WATER HEATER 6 GAL
NEW ANCHOR, KINGSTON K60
NEW ANCHOR, 30 # BRUCE
NEW 250' 5/8" nylon rode - 10 ft chain - 30 lb anchor
NEW 150' Anchor Chain - 60 lb anchor
SALOON ~ 9'x12' Starboard steering station
NEW SALOON SOLE
NEW OAK PLYWOOD PANEL AND TRIM
NEW 2 AC OUTLETS
NEW GLASS THROUGH OUT CABIN
SAFETY
2 BII FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
2 BI FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
4 BI Extinguishers
New Boat Hook
4 ADULT NEAR SHORE PDFS
4 50 - 90 lb near shore pdfs
2 INFANT PDFS
2 40 FT 5/8 NYLON 3 STRAND DOCK LINES 2 FT EYE
2 20 FT 5/8 NYLON 3 STRAND DOCK LINES 2 FT EYE
15 FT 3 STRAND 3/8 NYLON FENDER LINES
4 18" DIA TUFF ROUND FENDERS
2 8"X 22.5" FENDERS
EMERGENCY TILLER

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The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.