Two years later the Phase II restoration began. This took 4 very long years. With the topside restoration. Much of the bottom planking was removed. New planking installed where necessary and otherwise reinstalled. Old caulking was removed from the entire bottom and all seams re-cottoned and caulked with modern adhesive sealant (Detco).
Inside a re-design and complete remodel of the galley resulted in a custom refrigerator and refrigerated cooler constructed utilizing space in the main saloon making the galley much more functional. In addition cypress decking, mahogany trim on all cabinets and galley table, bead board on the walls, new stove and faucet, new headliner, many previously painted surfaces stripped, stained and varnished were all part of the project. The upholstery for the dinette remains original amazingly enough. Perhaps most importantly the electrical system in the boat was redesigned by a naval architect to fully comply with ABYC standards and was completely replaced including custom construction of a new main panel.
The 331 ci Chrysler gasoline engines have been converted from positive to negative ground, 80 amp alternators replace the 8 amp generators, electronic ignition replaces the points.
Water pumps and carburetors have been remanufactured (not just rebuilt). The starboard transmission was remanufactured in 2020. The boat has the original Onan generator which is fully functional.
She cruises comfortably at 15 knots consuming around one gallon of gas per hour.
The hull design is very sea kindly offering a nice ride in conditions which others may find uncomfortable.
This is a very good boat, not just a good old boat.
Over the years since the original restoration everything possible has been done to keep the boat in pristine condition.
Small areas of rot have been assiduously attacked whenever found.
In 2016 the transom frame was found to be suspect and was removed and replaced (500 hour project involving among many other things laminating and steam bending the new oak frame.
The cabin sides were re-awl gripped in 2017.
Varnish is an ongoing project with a schedule worked out over the years in which about 2/3 of the boat is revarnished each year.
A few years ago the main saloon was stripped of its original pickled brown finish, stained and varnished. A new Benmar autopilot was installed in 2017.
Topsides have been re-caulked as an ongoing project and have been repainted as necessary.
The port topside is scheduled for a repaint in the spring of 2021.
The teak decks were originally refinished with Sikkens but we were unsatisfied with the durability and esthetics so about 5 years ago the side and aft decks were stripped and now two coats of SEMCO are applied each year. This has worked out very well.
The top canvas was replaced about 6 years ago and is in very good shape.
The canvas configuration also includes a kind of camper top surrounding the bridge deck which has been maintained over the years and although old is still very usable. The bottom is painted every year and remains in great shape.
ONLY ONE for sale on the Westcoast!!!
This Boat is in a fantastic condition she has been stored indoors on her custom matching Trailer for most of its life and was only used in fresh-water. Recently the owner has had her Bottom painted and placed into Salt-water about a year and a half ago.
New Garmin Electronics, new exterior carpet, recent engine service
The boat has been professionally maintained and all services were performed.
This Cobalt has the optional 2 x 425 php package.
The Boat comes with a custom Matching triple axle Trailer.
This Cobalt is ready for the next owner and tons of new adventures.
For inquiries please call Rico at 3107292811
A newer Whaler on the market, can it be true!? Act fast, she won't last long.
The owner just traded up to a larger boat and it is time to sell this beautiful Whaler. She has that gorgeous blue hull and the BIG Merc Verado 300HP with 300hrs. Fishing package with outriggers, automatic head, ski tow bar, etc, etc, etc. She is ready to catch some salmon or get the littles up on a wake board. She was just detailed with wax and new bottom paint was applied in June.
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Overall winner of the 1986 YRA PHRO Offshore Series. 1979 Fastnet Race. 1984 Pacific Cup, San Francisco to Hawaii.