Galatea | Bristol Channel Cutter 28' 2000

Long Beach, CA

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Yacht Name: Galatea
Builder: Bristol Channel Cutter
Model: 28
Year: 2000
Location: Long Beach, CA
Designer: Lyle C. Hess
Hull Material: Fiberglass

The BCC Galatea is back on the market! This is an incredible opportunity to own one of the most amazing Bristol Channel Cutters ever built. Her first owners sailed far, around the world. Her second owner shipped her to San Francisco and loved and cherished and lavished her and did not really sail anywhere. In fact her only recent passage after all her restoration was when her new third owner sailed her to Long Beach. You can think of that cruise as a shake down sea trial. Everything worked flawlessly! Now, due to recent change of plans Galatea is now offered for sale. If you missed the opportunity, you have a second chance to own a truly lovely vessel.

We love our Bristol Channel Cutters, and Galatea is without question among may very favorite BCCs. She is a BCC that is the real thing. She is pure and simple with everything that is necessary and everything is done right. The Bristol Channel Cutter is renowned for its seaworthiness and sea kindliness. This is a beautiful ocean capable vessel that can be sailed easily by a small person. Lin and Larry Pardey have been sailing Lyle Hess-designed wooden cutters for just about 45 years. Their mantra of "go simple, go now" has reverberated around the world inspiring the owners of the fiberglass Lyle Hess Bristol Channel Cutters to do just that. A few do it! Galatea did it! More about that later….

Galatea is really special because she is the only one that is white with beautiful bulwarks finished with two part epoxy sprayed on perfectly. Just about every piece of deck hardware has been rebedded in butyl the way Hinckley does it. Her second owner was obsessive about pretty much everything; he is just the kind of owner you want to buy a boat from. He did everything possible to make this boat last your lifetime and longer. He has spent the six years improving and perfecting this already beautiful vessel. He completed every possible maintenance task, whether it was really needed or not, as he was crazy to make the boat ready to cruise for the rest of his life without worrying about anything. To that end, almost every wire and every hose has been replaced with new. There is a beautiful junction box at the base of the mast and most of the lights are LED now. All the head hoses are new. Lots of things you would likely not notice. All the really difficult maintenance tasks are now done. The woodwork and joinery are perfect. The cabin sole is refinished to utter perfection! It is lovely. The whole boat is incredible beautiful and perfect. Galatea’s current and recent new owner sailed from San Francisco to Long Beach. He is loving Galatea and sailing in Southern California to Catalina and just enjoying her. That said he wants to find a new home for her.  Galatea is more special than even when she was new.

Below decks she is absolutely gorgeous. But even more important is the very special feature of Galatea! She is one of only two BCC built with a unique fore and aft dinette on the port side and the incredible double sink!  With this very desirable layout, the double berth is about six inches wider than any other BCC. Now that is brilliant! The dining table is designed to slide out from under the berth on the port side. Fully extended, the table that can easily accommodate five for dinner.  With the table in the normal position the dinette seating area creates more space in the salon and you can walk around the boat and never have the table in your way. There is also extra storage under the seats and a lovely storage area at the forward end of the dinette. It is just so amazing that after building 116 of these lovely boats, they got it really right. You’ll appreciate it.

However beautiful and perfect she is, Galatea is a real BCC that has sailed farther than most BCC ever go. The first owners of Galatea sailed her “pretty much around the world”! They bought their BCC new from the Sam L. Morse Company in Costa Mesa with their world voyage foremost in mind. They took advantage of the company’s capabilities to customize their BCC for extended voyaging. The hull was laid up in 2000 as hull #117. She was launched in April 2001 in Newport Beach, CA. They spent the first two seasons cruising the Sea of Cortez in Mexico. After sailing back home to San Diego, they started their tour of the South Pacific including the Galapagos, French Polynesia, Rarotonga, Niue, Tonga, then New Zealand, Fiji, Australia, up around the “Top End” to Darwin, to Cocos Keeling, Ile Rodriguez, to Mauritius, to South Africa, around the Cape of Good Hope, then northwest to St. Helena and the Caribbean, and finally up to Annapolis! Amazing. I can't wait to hear more about these terrific passages. Her history and adventures make Galatea very special, and there is even more.

If you have Volume II of The World's Best Sailboats by Ferenc Mate, you will see some pictures of the interior of Galatea. In the later years of the SLM Company, they really became a semi custom builder. It was very cool because people had some great ideas of how to make the perfect BCC even better.

A Bristol Channel Cutter is a very special boat. Lyle Hess has inspired so many people along with Sam L Morse and Ference Mate. We've all stared at those beautiful pictures long before we owned one. We have all studied every BCC that has come available dreaming about the time when we will own one. That is what makes this opportunity so special.

 Galatea is one of the newest BCCs to come available ever and these rare new BCCs are definitely sought after for very good reason. Now you can own a 2001 BCC! And a very, very special one. Just about the newest BCC we've ever offered! Certainly is in the best condition of any BCC we’ve ever seen due to the excesses of her current owner who, by the way, was a jet airplane mechanic in a past life. Maybe that explains his zero tolerance attitude. Everything must be perfect.

Here are some highlights.

  • Yanmar 3GM30F with only 1600 hours recently completely “gone over” with belts and hoses, new elbow, new muffler, new exhaust hose, new raw water pump, new cutlass bearing, new shaft seal, new instrument panel and more…lots more
  • The engine has surprisingly low hours, still under 1600, a testament to her sailing abilities
  • Mahogany rudder was disassembled and completely rebuilt and treated with epoxy, with all hardware replaced and rebedded, and finished with Epifanes Monourethane.
  • All LED lights
  • New batteries 2013
  • Mast pulled, sanded, and painted in 2013 and installed with all new standing rigging with chain plates new in 2010 
  • New Tides Marine strong track on the mast
  • New reefing system with Schafer blocks on the boom 2013
  • New Spartite mast boot installation
  • All stanchions rebedded with Butyl in 2015 with new life lines
  • Just about everything that could be rebedded is now rebedded! Including the windlass.
  • Mahogany bulwarks all sanded and refinished in ivory Epifanes Monourethane to match the Ivory gelcoat hull color. Beautiful.
  • New mainsail and staysail built in South Africa in 2008 recently inspected and in excellent condition
  • New Schafer furling system for the jib top 2013 
  • Lightly used trysail and drifter (The trysail with a ready bag for the deck, thankfully lightly used!) 
  • All new canvas 2010 in good condition
  • All the exterior wood is in very good condition, newly finished and either painted, natural, or finished in Epifanes 
  • Freehand windvane steering system is completely rebuilt to perfect condition
  • There are four tiller pilots that can steer the boat and work with the windvane steering
  • Fresh bottom paint March 2015 with fresh zincs and thru-hulls all serviced
  • All new canvas, dodger, bimini, cozy covers, sail cover, everything beautiful and new

Great sailing dreams do come in small and beautiful packages. The BCC is one of those vessels that really can make dreams come true. Maybe it is the incredible safety at sea rating and noteworthy construction. Maybe it is the elegant simplicity that inspires so many first time boat owners. Maybe it is the lavish comfort and beautiful old world charm. Maybe it is the wide, wide side decks and the stable feeling under your feet as you gain your sea legs. The incredible sail plan that allows you to set sails for any and all conditions to sail in light wind or heavy conditions. The BCC is a truly great boat. She's a true ocean going vessel that even one small person can safely sail. She sails faster than much larger boats because of her long waterline, gorgeous underbody, and generous sail plan. So many couples and solo sailors have found this vessel to be their perfect choice.

Galatea is about as perfect as it gets! She is completely ready for you to go! She is absolutely perfect for you!


Length: 28'
Beam: 10' 1
Draft: 4' 10
Water Tank Capacity: 70 Gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity: 275 Gallons
Holding Tank Capacity: 16 Gallons
Engine Manufacturer: Yanmar
Engine Model: 3GM30
Power: 30 HP
Number of Engines: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel


The Bristol Channel Cutter is the world's largest 28-foot boat! Starting up forward with the a real forepeak for really good storage. The bow area has a an area for rode and chain for the secondary anchor. The primary anchor chain is carried well aft in the forepeak with the ability to pull extra chain all the way back into the forecabin if you wish. The forepeak also carries the holding tank, with loads of space for storage above it for extra sails and lines, and canvas. There is good access through the forecabin, which I always call the multipurpose room. This forward cabin is the head, walk-in closet, workshop, and amazing stowage place. You will be amazed when you see it, but you won't really get it until you fill the boat up to cruise. Galatea even has a sink up forward recessed into the counter with cabinets outboard. One thing I love about the BCC is that the toilet is under a large seat on the centerline in the forward cabin where it is hidden from view. I think all boats should have this feature. Twenty-eight feet is just not big enough to have your toilet staring at you all the time.

Also, because the hatch is literally the entire forecabin, you open it either direction depending on the breeze you want, and you'll have a beautiful spacious feeling. This large hatch gives you incredible ventilation as the air is drawn right through the boat.

As you might know the Bristol Channel Cutter has a traditional pilot berth on the port side of the salon. On a passage his is a wonderful cozy sleeping spot for the off watch person. It is wonderful to sleep with the water rushing down the hull side on a starboard tack and surprisingly comfy on a port tack also. The pilot berth slides out to make a good sized double berth, 56 inches wide. It is very easy to side the berth out to make this double berth. The starboard settee is wide enough to make a very comfortable sea berth also. Outboard there is stowage behind and a lovely bookshelf with cabinetry. Also it is important to note that there is incredible storage under the settees as the tanks are in the bilge area low on the centerline. At the bulkhead, there is a Force 10 cozy cabin heater, your fireplace.

Galatea has ivory wainscoting panels on the cabin sides and ceiling, giving the salon a surprisingly spacious feeling. The galley is to port, and the dinette design allowed for a deep double sink and capacious storage. To starboard is the nav station, with the well insulated icebox under the nav table and the famous Lyle Hess bridge counter.

Aft of the nav station chart table is a large quarter berth that I like to call the garage. When we cruised, we actually took the cushion out and used the quarter berth for everything!

The BCC is brilliant.

  • Beautiful teak joinery and newly refinished cabin sole
  • Comfortable cruising and passage making for one or two
  • Forepeak with incredible storage and ample access
  • Forecabin is multipurpose room, head, walking closet, workshop
  • Cabinetry clothing storage to starboard
  • Cabinetry to port with recessed sink, counter with fiddle and cabinets outboard and below
  • The toilet is hidden under a large seat in the center of the forecabin.
  • Large forecabin hatch opens fore or aft, providing incredible ventilation
  • Salon has custom features
  • A very comfortable fore and aft dinette allows seating/dining and still allows easy access to the fore cabin
  • Sliding table easily seats four for dinner
  • Traditional BCC pilot berth to port is a great sea berth
  • Slides out to make and extra wide 56” double berth
  • Starboard is a single berth/settee
  • Starboard cabinetry with bookshelf large cabinet
  • Storage under settees and outboard is tremendous
  • Propane fireplace.
  • Creamy molded fiberglass wainscoting panels with varnished teak trim
  • Bronze opening ports
  • Spacious sensation
  • Special galley features
  • Stand up nav station
  • Large quarter berth to starboard
  • Light-tan cushions
  • Alpenglow lighting in galley
  • LED reading lights throughout main cabin
  • Red-white lights in galley, nav station, and forecabin.
  • The cabin sole is natural quarter sawn teak
  • Propane “Newport by Dickinson” fireplace, with a glass door and visible flame, sealed and direct ventilated by outside air
  • Excellent ventilation
  • Two large dorades in the main saloon
  • Solar-powered exhaust fan in the forepeak
  • Solar-powered exhaust fan in the aft lazarette
  • Solar fans are removed when underway.
  • Five Hella Turbo fans in fixed locations – one in the forecabin, two in the main saloon, one in the galley, one at the head of the quarterberth.
  • Additional movable Hella fan with several holding brackets in the forepeak and engine compartments
  • Entertainment system: Clarion radio/CD player and Polk stereo speakers
  • Tiller removes easily to make a spacious cockpit entertaining area.
  • Enjoy the beautiful new canvas and the privacy of weather cloths in the cockpit



  • Large ice box with 3 inches of waterproof foam board (blue board) insulation
  • Never used for cold storage! Like new inside!
  • Force Ten two burner propane stove with oven and broiler
  • Special double deep stainless steel sinks!
  • Manual water system – tanks just sanitized and 90% of water hose and clamps NEW
  • Manual Fresh Water foot pump
  • Salt water manual foot pump
  • Trash compartment
  • Storage is beyond excellent
  • Counter space with Lyle Hess flip up bridge counter is excellent
  • Custom dish rack
  • Cabin floorboards removed and refinished – Like NEW



  • Head Plumbing – NEW sanitation hose and intake hoses installed with AWAB clamps
  • Lavac Hand Pump Assembly NEW
  • All seacocks serviced
  • Faucet in head sink


Electronics & Navigation

  • Nav station/chart table
  • Dinette and table used as sit down nav station
  • Chart locker above the quarterberth, hinged at aft end for quick easy access of quarter-folded charts.
  • Jensen Stereo November 2015
  • Radar: RD418D Digital Color (have to verify model), mast mount November 2015
  • VHF: Ray 60 November 2015
  • Multifunction Display; i70 November 2015
  • Chart Plotter/Radar; a95 November 2015
  • AIS 650 Class B Transceiver November 2015
  • Depth, Speed, Wind Transducers November 2015
  • Tiller Pilots ST1000 (2 each) November 2015 - operates the windvane’s trim tab, which is powerful and efficient. One Simrad TP10 tiller pilot (used spare) and one unused Simrad
  • TP10for a total of four
  • Windex 2013
  • Instruments visible in the Cockpit: Speed, Depth, Wind, - (Radar & Chart Plotter can be seen on swing arm through companion way)
  • Single Side Band: ICOM M802 GTO wire & connector on backstay 2013
  • Weather: owner uses their laptop computer
  • Insulated backstay with insulators New 2013
  • Copper grounding system 3” copper foil factory installed from stern (where the antenna tuner is installed) to the nav station and to the keel
  • Excellent transmission
  • Pactor Modem for email: PTC II Pro, upgraded to Pactor III firmware
  • VHF Antenna 2013
  • Wind vane steering: Freehand windvane steering system, designed by Larry Pardey and built and installed by Mike Andersen of Andersen Boatworks is an elegant system for BCCs – Windvane completely disassembled, professionally painted & rebedded with NEW hardware November 2015. Used once.


Mechanical & Electrical

Mechanical System:

  • Yanmar 3GM30F, 27 HP Completely serviced and maintained with major update in November 2015 (see below)
  • Low engine hours, 1,583 (Have to verify exact but less than 1600)
  • Yanmar instrument panel and gasket November 2015
  • Yanmar Ignition SwitchMay 2015
  • Clear acrylic instrument panel cover May 2015
  • All engine hose replaced with factory hoses & AWAB clamps November 2015
  • Mixing Elbow November 2015
  • Bleed Valve November 2015
  • Thermostat November 2015
  • Heat Exchanger removed and inspected November 2015
  • Vetus wet exhaust muffler November 2015
  • Wet exhaust hose (upgraded to 2”) November 2015
  • Wet exhaust seacock mounted on stern for following seas November2015
  • Raw water pump assembly November 2015 (old assembly in good order and kept as spare)
  • Shaft size: 1-inch
  • Max-Prop, 16-inch diameter, right-rotation, pitched 8.6 inches
  • Cutlass bearing NEW
  • PYI Shaft Seal Dripless assembly NEW
  • Yanmar spare parts:
  • 55A Yanmar alternator modified for external regulation
  • Complete set of engine hoses and belts, fuel filters, gasket set, impeller, air filter, 3 injectors, thermostat, etc.,.
  • Receipts Available: For expensive items
  • Fuel tank capacity: 27 gallons aluminum
  • Engine Room
  • Engine location has excellent accessibility
  • Front, port or starboard side panels remove for generous access
  • Racor 500 Filter Bowl ASSEMBLY & Fuel Lines from filter to engine NEW
  • Engine mounts inspected and good condition

Electrical System:

  • 12 Volt System:
  • Batteries include three Lifeline Group 31 AGM batteries in the 291 Ah house bank, with two under dinette seat low and centerline, and one on a dedicated shelf in the engine room NEW 2013
  • One Lifeline Group 31 AGM as the starting battery located in a box below the quarterberth head NEW 2013
  • Total Amp hours: 389
  • Alternator type: Yanmar, 55A Regulator is Balmar MaxCharge MC612
  • Battery Monitoring System: Link 10
  • Battery combiner NEW
  • DC Electrical Breaker Panel: Marinetics, all tinned wire, main panel 12 breakers, nav panel 8 breakers, independent circuits for each type of device.
  • Nav lights: Tricolor masthead LED and anchor light with NEW tricolor lens 2013
  • Deck level lights: Motoring lights mounted about 10’ up on the mast NEW Forespare light fixtures installed 2013
  • Steaming light: per SLM standards, the LED masthead anchor is used as a steaming light
  • Stern Light: anchor light as a stern light
  • Connections at the base of the mast: all electrical connections labeled and made on a busbar
  • 12 Volt outlets: 9 throughout the boat, including two in the cockpit for an autopilot and spotlight - 3 NEW replacement outlets installed & 1 additional NEW outlet at Nav Station.
  • Cabin Lights – ALL Fixtures NEW with LED lighting (except Alpeglow fixture in galley)
  • Deck wash down pump
  • Electric bilge pumps: main bilge pump under the engine, and separate pumps for the aft lazarette and port lazarette. Port lazarette has NEW bilge pump NEW spare on board
  • Manual bilge pumps for main bilge and forward bilge.
  • 110 volt shore power system:
  • Amperage: NEW Smarplug 30 amp shore power cord
  • Charger Type: StatPower Truecharge 20A
  • AC Breaker Panel: Marinetics, 3 breakers plus main, polarity tester
  • AC outlets: 3 AC outlets -- 1 in the galley, 1 near the starboard settee, 1 GFI in the forecabin
  • Solar panels: 2 Unisolar 33 watt 4A, wing-mounted on rails next to cockpit
  • 220 Volt System
  • 220 volt System for Foreign Travel


Hull, Deck & Ground Tackle


  • Keel type: full/long keel, cutaway forefoot
  • Encapsulated lead ballast 4600 lbs
  • Mahogany rudder is external – disassembled, cheeks treated in two part epoxy, rebedded and painted in Epifanes Monourethane 2015
  • Solid fiberglass hull, hand laid by Crystalliner of Costa Mesa, CA

Deck construction:

  • Fiberglass, cored with marine plywood about 1 and ¼ inch thick!
  • Deck hardware mounted in reinforced deck areas with backing plates – all cleats removed, holes filled with two part epoxy & micro-balloons and reinstalled with NEW bronze hardware
  • Hull Deck Joint is a 3 inch lap joint laid in 5200, bolted every 8 inches
  • Rub Rail of solid mahogany with bronze strike; bronze striker removed to paint rub rail - REBEDDED November 2015
  • Barrier Coat Epoxy barrier applied at Sam L. Morse
  • NEW Bottom Paint & zincs
  • Water line raised for cruising – NEW water line painted November 2015
  • Whale Gusher Titan Hand Pump ASSEMBLY NEW
  • Topsides: This is the hull above the water line is original white gelcoat, very good condition, polished and waxed continuously most recently November 2015
  • The only BCC with mostly flush through hull fittings below the waterline.
  • Attention of weight distribution, batteries and chain adds up to great speed on a passage
  • Galatea also does not have the classic Sampson posts, which reduces weight in the bow and also gives more space for storage in the forepeak
  • Galatea is designed to sail better and faster, and she does! A half knot is 12 miles a day, or 2 more hours of sunlight before arrival!
  • Original molding in nonskid


  • All deck cleats removed and two part epoxy with micro-balloons applied then rebedded in butyl NEW
  • All lifeline stanchions rebedded in butyl and reinstalled with NEW hardware November 2015 / NEW upper SS Lifeline installed November 2015
  • Cockpit – two 12 volt receptacles in cockpit NEW
  • Easy single-hand sailing
  • Freehand self-steering completely disassembled and rebedded with NEW fasteners November 2015
  • The companionway is a wonderful place to watch the miles pass by
  • Standing on the cockpit seat leaning against the boom gallows (clipped in, of course!) is a great way to watch your boat sail herself!
  • Boom Gallows removed when bulwarks painted – rebedded in butyl with all NEW hardware
  • The removable tiller also really opens up the cockpit when at anchor or at the dock.
  • The large cockpit drains are reassuring
  • Manual Bilge Pump located in the Cockpit portside aft
  • Cabin gelcoat, very good condition
  • Bulwarks – Mahogany treated with International Everdure, a penetrating epoxy in 2005, and painted with single part paints, first Brightside, and in February 2010, 3 coats of
  • Epifanes Monourethane; November 2015 sanded, primed and treated with 4 NEW coats of Epifanes Monourethane
  • Stainless steel carriage bolts replaced with NEW bronze bolts November 2015
  • All rebedded, February 2010 & again with butyl in November 2015
  • Cap rail – same paint treatment as for bulwarks, Everdure 2005 / NEW Epifanes Monourethane paint Feb. 2010 & again in November 2015
  • Exterior wood is finished in a really special way, the Lin Pardey way! The small dimension teak has been treated with salt water and left to silver with only gentle cleaning. The serious wood elements; bulwarks, bowsprit, taffrail and rudder above waterline – NEW paint in November 2015 with Epifanes Monourethane to match the ivory hull color. The effect is stunning.
  • The cockpit coamings, dorade boxes, propane deck boxes, are all varnished May 2016 and cpmstantly maintained
  • There are new canvas covers for all exterior brightwork.
  • Hatches have natural teak decking on the top (horizontal surfaces) and varnish on the vertical surfaces (where it is largely protected from the UV)
  • Advice from Lin and Larry Pardey, they would know.
  • The overall impression is that Galatea is stunning, and relatively easy to care for.
  • ABI bronze opening ports (six) with screens and new spare port seals
  • Faux Butterfly hatch in the main cabin is huge and can open fore or aft
  • The large scuttle hatch over the forward cabin is very large and creates a spacious fore cabin with great ventilation draw through the boat.
  • Hatches have covers and netting screens
  • Canvas covers for all exterior brightwork including combings!
  • Dinghy stowage: SLM-made Cherub dinghy rides on the foredeck over the forehatch, between the mast and the bowsprit.

Ground Tackle:

  • Ground tackle setup - chain locker is 3 feet aft of the hawse hole, chain is led aft through a large PVC pipe. Half of the 300’ chain rode is stored under the forecabin sole, just ahead of the mast.
  • Bow rollers: for two anchors mounted on the bowsprit
  • Windlass: ABI manual, bronze. The windlass sits on a special fitting for the end of the bowsprit that incorporates the hawse holes, which pass through the deck where the
  • Sampson posts normally. This allows a Cherub dinghy to be stowed on the foredeck instead of a Fatty Knees dinghy under the boom on the cabin house. Windlass removed and rebedded in butyl with all NEW stainless hardware November 2015.
  • NEW micartadingy chocks bedded in butyl.
  • Anchor wash down pump, deck hose bib at bow with NEW cap & spares
  • Primary bow anchor: 15 kg Spade, 300 feet 5/16 HT
  • Secondary Bow anchors: 35# genuine CQR, 40’ feet 5/16 HT plus 345’ 5/8” New England 3 strand nylon stored in bow, accessible through 2nd hawse hole,
  • Storm anchor: setup primary and secondary in tandem, 40’ additional chain in bilge for that purpose
  • Stern anchor: 15 # Danforth, 15’ 5/16” HT, 200 feet ½” nylon, chocks on boomkin, anchor and rode stored in port lazarette
  • Sea anchor is Para-Anchor deployed using secondary bow rode,



  • All new canvas in Sunbrella 2018
  • Dodger: with large viewing glass areas and cover, special vents for motoring
  • Dodger handrail on aft edge
  • Helmsman’s awning, bimini New
  • Sun Awning covers area aft of the mast
  • Spray curtains New
  • Wind scoops
  • Hatch covers
  • Sea hood cover
  • Main sail cover New
  • Staysail deck bag for hank on sail
  • Trysail deck bag stows at mast base
  • Tiller cover
  • Coaming covers
  • Deck box and dorade covers
  • Windlass cover


Additional & Safety

  • Sam L. Morse built Cherub hard dinghy 7’4” – NEW paint & one new set of grips supplied for oars
  • Title: builder’s certificate from the Sam L. Morse company
  • The Cherub rides on the foredeck, and is lashed to pad eyes at the bow on the windlass mount and on the deck at each corner. Its two 7-foot oars (NEW paint & grips) are lashed to the lifeline stanchions on starboard. The sailing mast and boom are lashed to the lifeline stanchions on port. The sail and other gear are carried in the port lazarette, and the solid teak seats are carried in the aft lazarette.
  • Galatea’s previous owners thought long and hard about the decision to not have the traditional Sampson posts, but they’ve never regretted the decision which resulted in many benefits. It reduced the weight up foreword by 70 pounds of teak, and it made it easy to anchor without having the dinghy in the way. Also, this design makes the windlass available to use with the sea anchor situation. Also, they liked having the dinghy on the foredeck rather than the cabin top, for better visibility.
  • The Cherub is a great sailing dinghy and is easily launched by a solo sailor. The Cherub was built by Sam L. Morse Company especially for the BCC for those who want to stow the dinghy on the foredeck.

Saftey Equipment:

  • Life jackets: Two type I, and 4 Type II
  • Flares: handhelds, current
  • Fire extinguishers: Type ABC Number: 3 Location: Aft lazarette, quarterberth head, and bow. Charged
  • Horn – air canister
  • GFI outlets -- 1 in the head & 1 in the galley area
  • Man Overboard Life Sling: NEW Life Sling Bag
  • EPIRB Model ACR GPS ( battery good to 2012)
  • Life raft: Model – RFD Beaufort Lifeguard, age – July 2004, valise, capacity 4 person, inspected- due
  • Life raft: how does it mount -- valise stowed in quarterberth
  • Manual bilge pump below decks: NEW Assembly
  • Manual bilge pump in the cockpit NEW cover
  • Throwable cushion – NEW
  • Anchor light
  • MARPOLE garbage placard
  • Jack lines
  • Lee board in pilot berth
  • Weems & Plath clock and barometer – NEW barometer
  • Compass Cover NEW 2013
  • Fenders, Fender Covers, Dock Lines NEW 2013