Please Note Salty Dog has now been Sold
We are selling our 1978 leisure 23. We have owned her since 2019 and in that time have done extensive upgrades mainly geared towards medium term cruising and reliability.
We have completed several 2-3 week trips around the firth of clyde and south west Scotland. These trips have been documented on youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/HiImJo
There is also a boat tour video filmed in the last few weeks that looks at the boat in detail, showing the work that has been done and my thoughts on what improvements I would make next if keeping the boat. We are selling her as we are looking to move to a larger boat to start travelling further afield.
In general she is in good condition for a boat of her age. There are no structural issues that I am aware off and could be put in the water today. The deck and cockpit area is cosmetically tired looking. Lots of remnants of things being attached and removed as well as some scuffs and spider cracks around. If I kept her I would spend my next maintenance week doing cosmetic repairs and repainting the top which would really make her shine.
The boat is very dry on the inside, excluding the usual condensation. There is a small leak on the starboard main window (only during heavy rain). Also a small leak in the porthole in the v-birth which I sealed with some sealant on the last trip. If I was keeping her I would remove the windows during the top deck work I mentioned above and re-seal. Because the windows are simply sandwiched against the boat this would not be a major job.
The only structural job that I am aware off is one of the chain plates on the starboard side has been subject to a pretty untidy repair by a previous owner. Removing the chainplate and redoing it would not be a huge job if you have rudimentary fibre glassing skills. I have monitored it since I bought the boat and it hasn’t changed in that time so appears to be structurally sound. There are some hairline cracks around it but they have not been progressing. It was also not raised as a concern during the rigging replacement this year.
The boat is stored at RB Marine in Rosneath and is available for viewing at any time (when the boat yard is open). She is not locked so you can view inside. I live in North Wales, most of the equipment for the boat is stored at my house (sails, cushions, engine, running rigging etc.). You are welcome to come to both places and view, or I can show you the equipment at my house via video call. If you buy the boat I will deliver the equipment to the boat, or anywhere closer as part of the purchase (subject to prior payment or a non-refundable £250 deposit). Please note delivery is subject to my availability but I will do my best to accommodate.
- 2019 Honda 6hp 4 stroke Engine with 6ah charging coil (New 2019, £1400)
2022 Replaced Standing Rigging and New Backstay System (CRHU Rigging £900)
2022 12V 200AH Expedition Plus Lead Carbon Gel Ultra Deep Cycle Battery (Installed 2022 £350)
2020 Rewired boat, installed 60w solar panel with charge controller, usb sockets, built in mains charger and mains power socket, all running and interior lights upgraded to LED (circa £600)
2020 Hummingbird Helix 5 Chartplotter/Fishfinder with through hull depth sounder (£350) includes Navionics Charts (£150)
2021 (bought second hand) Navico TP100 tiller pilot
2021 New Cobra Marine GPS VHF radio (£200)
2021 NASA Clipper AIS Radar (head unit installed, but I never got round to setting it up, would need a vhf splitter to connect to the existing vhf aerial or a separate AIS antenna. Was brand new but can’t confirm that its operational (£200)
2021 Neptune 4500 Stainless Hob and Grill (£289)
2021 New Stack Pack and Lazy Jacks + repairs to headsail including new UV strip (£550 Murray Sails)
2020 Manson Supreme 7kg Anchor (£200) on 25m 6mm Chain spliced to 40m Rode (approx., not new)
2022 Pump assembly replaced on Jabsco Toilet (£80)
2021 Water System replaced, steel tank removed and replaced with 25l drum, new pipe work, manual tap and jabsco aqua filter (£100)
2021 Sanded back and re-antifouled
- Main Sail and Head Sail, well aged but serviceable.
Plastimo Furling system, could do with a bearing service but functions fine.
2x Barton single speed winches in good condition + 2 standard winch handles.
3 x 12m mooring lines, dark blue (new in 2021) + several additional warps.
Running rigging all in good condition, main sheet and furling line replaced in 2021
Full collection of fenders, enough for light coverage on both side, or heavy protection on one.
Fire extinguisher, carbon monoxide detector, Safety line in pushpit holder, out of date flare set.
Full set of seat and bed cushions, could benefit from a recover or replacement but serviceable.
Shore power cable (new 2021)
Stainless Steel Swim Ladder.
Outboard throttle extension and gear lever extension (made from old boat hook but works well) for easy outboard control.
38l petrol tank with hose connection for engine.
Looking for offers around £3750, any question, please feel free to get in touch.