Luff me | Fales 38' 1979

East Greenwich, RI

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Yacht Name: Luff me
Builder: Fales
Model: 38 Explorer
Year: 1979
Location: East Greenwich, RI
Asking Price: $85,000
Hull Material: Fiberglass

Semi custom, solid offshore cruising Ketch. Originally built for a couple as a live aboard and coastal cruiser. Currently in the hands of the second owner that has cruised her in New England. Easily handled double head ketch rigged. Cut away keel that protects the prop but can pivot quicker than a full keel underbody. Recent upgrades include hull and deck Emron paint, hard dodger and sail handling enhancements. Dockside AC. Well kept by knowledgeable sailors.


Length: 38'
Beam: 12'
Draft: 5'
Water Tank Capacity: 95 Gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity: 70 Gallons
Engine Manufacturer: Perkins
Engine Model: 4.236
Power: 85 HP
Number of Engines: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel


  • Custom interior to accommodate a couple in v-berth with berths for two additional guests on convertible settee.
  • Head with separate shower.
  • Starboard dinette with swivel barrel chairs, converts to a berth
  • U shaped galley.
  • Nav desk. with Chart storage
  • Abundant storage throughout.
  • Varnished teak interior with updated parquet floor.
  • 11 stainless opening ports with screens and 3 screen hatches for excellent ventilation
  • Updated interior overhead and accent lighting


Mechanical & Electrical

  • Perkins 4.236 Diesel inboard with V-drive
  • Updated dual Racor 75500 fuel fiters allowing for filter changes while running
  • Updated aluminum water tank with remote gauge at nav station
  • Updated 19k BTU Dometic AC with 4 outlets
  • Updated 6 gal. hot water heater
  • New shower sump pump
  • Upgraded fresh water pump to West Marine 32620-3000 self priming
  • Updated Sea Frost water cooled refrigeration with digital display
  • Webasto diesel heater with 5 outlets
  • 110v and 12v electrical system
  • Four six volt house batteries
  • One 12v engine start battery
  • Kyocera solar panel
  • Freedom 2000 inverter/charger
  • Upgraded interior accent and overhead lighting
  • Navigation lights
  • Shore power with cable


Hull & Deck

  • Solid fiberglass hull with cut away fore footed full keel
  • Externally mounted chain plates
  • Hull and deck recently painted with Imron
  • Protected prop with large skeg rudder (solid cast bronze)
  • Molded rub rail
  • Teak toe rail
  • Upgraded bow sprit and anchor washdown fixture
  • Bow pulpit with anchor roller, Stern pulpit
  • Double life lines with port and starboard gates
  • New hard dodger with Sea Clear Acrylic Windows and canvas
  • Windlass, hatch and binnacle covers
  • Dinghy davits with solar panel mount
  • Opening ports replaced with stainless ports and screens
  • Mid ship, bow and stern mooring cleats
  • New Edson helm with Ritchie compass and remote windlass controls


Sails & Rigging

  • Double head ketch rig
  • Stack Pak on main an Mizzen
  • Schaefer 2100 furler on genoa head stay
  • Hood furler on inner stay
  • Mainsheet traveler
  • (2) Primary ST winches
  • (1) Cabin top utility winch
  • (3) Halyard winches
  • Outboard genoa tracks and cars
  • Mast mounted spinnaker pole
  • Mainsail with full battens and two reef points (Doyle)
  • Mizzen sail with one reef point Doyle
  • Jib and Staysail (Doyle)
  • Thrasher



  • New Corian counter tops
  • New polished stainless steel double sink
  • New plumbing and faucet
  • Three burner Force Ten stove and oven
  • Toaster oven
  • Sea Frost dual plate refrigeration



  • Corian counter
  • Stainless sink with new plumbing and faucet
  • Separate shower
  • Excellent storage


Electronics & Navigation

  • New instrument suite at helm station
  • Raytheon color GPS and Quantum Doppler Radar
  • Redundant instruments at Nav Center
  • Raytheon Wind instruments
  • Raytheon Tridata
  • Standard Horizon VHF 
  • Ram VHF mike at helm


Miscellaneous Equipment

  • Docklines and fenders
  • CG safety gear
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Gas grill connected to two 20lb tanks