Oct 26, 2017, 7:56 AM
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40’ Tancook Whaler Schooner
Classic 40' Tancook Schooner in Sailaway Condition for less than $20,000!
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Designer/Builder Peter VanDine 1978
Fiberglass hull, internal ballast
Shoal Draft 3’9 board up.
Displacement 9500 lbs
Feels and sounds like a wooden boat.
All spars varnished 2016-2017
Main, Fore, Roller-Furling Jib
Yanmar KM2P-1 Diesel 2005
2 berths, head, icebox, pressure water, Charlie Noble
Many Upgrades, Located NYC
Survey Repl Value $61,000
FREE In-water delivery NYC/WLIS area before Nov 15
Reduced to sell now $17,295
DragonFly (formerly Cygnus) was designed and built by the late Peter Van Dine in Annapolis, Maryland. She is a real head-turner under sail or at the mooring, one of only three of the largest version of his line of “Tancook Whaler “schooners, based on a traditional Nova Scotia working boat.
With a fine entry, long keel, and double-ended profile, she is stable and sea-kindly in any weather, well-ballasted internally while carrying a mere 3’9” draft with the board up, she is a pleasure to sail: a great Maine, Chesapeake Bay or Long Island Sound boat capable of going anywhere.
DragonFly’s gaff main, secured by mast hoops, sets and furls smoothly with installed lazy jacks, which self-stow underway. Her loose-footed gaff foresail has been cut away slightly to eliminate a problematic wood club at the clew. Roller furling jib sets from the bowsprit, and self-tacks by means of a club and double-ended sheet. Only the foresail needs to be handled to tack. Reefing points in both main and foresail with roller furling jib enable her canvas to be reduced to handle almost any weather comfortably.
There is not a single winch on board DragonFly, yet this 40-foot schooner can be single-handed in most conditions. Roller furling is the only concession to modernity in the rig. Every line on the boat trims by hand with simple mechanical advantages, mostly to belaying pins or wooden cleats. Every working line -- with the exception of one halyard, which could easily be re-rigged, is accessible from the cockpit.
DragonFly’s simple main cabin features two full-length settee bunks, galley area with a sink and large icebox, and an enclosed head.
She has been yard maintained since 1998, and stored indoors or framed up under cover on the hard off-season since 1998.
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