Morning Stars | Valiant 42' 1999

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Yacht Name: Morning Stars
Builder: Valiant
Model: Center Entry Cutter
Year: 1999
Location: Rhode Island
Designer: Robert Perry
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Builder: Valiant
Designer: Robert Perry
Keel: Fin
LOA: 42 ft 0 in
Beam: 12 ft 9 in
LWL: 34 ft 6 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 0 in
Displacement: 24600 lbs
Ballast: 9500 lbs
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Westerbeke
Engine Model: 42B
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 2024
Propeller: Folding propeller
Engine Power: 42 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: Stainless steel (110 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: Stainless steel (90 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: Stainless steel (35 Gallons)




The Valiant 42 center entry companionway with a queen V-berth stateroom forward is the classic most popular Valiant 42 layout. This is a perfect two-stateroom vessel with a single head and stall shower located aft at the companionway as well as the settee berths in the salon. The V42 gives you a truly magnificent galley, spacious salon, sit down navigation station, and a dedicated engine room.

The build quality is robust, crafted with the rigors of the ocean foremost in mind and at the same time she is truly lovely below with a varnished cherry interior. This vessel is light and airy with twelve opening ports and a two large hatches with two smaller hatches and cabin fans and dorades. The salon has a lovely warm Cherry woodwork and cabinets in absolutely glowing perfect condition and a beautiful Teak and Holly cabin sole finished in satin Varathane. Ash battens line the hull sides and add a soft glow that enhances the ambiance. The centerline drop-leaf table is solid cherry instead of Formica as on many Valiant 42s. The cabin house sides and ceiling are a soft cream Formica with Cherry trim. The Hood stainless steel ports are all opening ports and all have screens that are in perfect condition. The Lewmar hatches provide excellent ventilation. With a fan in each cabin the ventilation is superior. The upholstery in a soft green pattern is in good condition.

While everything is strong, you'll also see it all very well executed. The drawers are solid Cherry faced with Cedar bottoms and dovetailed corners and roll out on easy going slides. The lockers have courtesy lights that come on when you open the door. All the cabinets and lockers securely lock with one hand. The quality is evident everywhere you look.

Starting forward, the Queen V stateroom has a super wide queen sized berth. There is good reason this is the most popular layout. The hull sides are finished with Ash battens and there are three roomy cabinets on each side. A reading light and a book shelf port and starboard give perfect individual space for each occupant of this spacious double berth. Two large drawers under the berth roll easily and are lined with aromatic cedar. In the cabin, there is a large locker to port with a seat bench and a smaller hanging locker and a bench seat to starboard. The bi-fold Cherry door provides privacy with dressing space in the cabin.

Just aft of the main structural bulkhead, the main salon is extremely spacious with a traditional centerline drop-leaf table and an L-shaped settee sea berth to port. There is storage behind the settee and the port water tank below. The outboard cabinetry includes a large cabinet at the aft end of the settee with double shelves the full length. To starboard there is a straight 7’ settee berth with cabinetry and shelves outboard with double book shelf and additional storage behind the settee back. The water tanks under the settees are designed to come right out the companionway if you ever need to replace them, which you won’t because they are high and dry under the settees. The traditional drop leaf table folds out to seat six easily for dinner.

It will not be hard to cook dinner either! Just aft on the port side is the Valiant classic U shaped galley, considered one of the best galleys on any boat. The galley will make any chef very, very happy. The propane stove is outboard with dish storage and cupboards outboard and additional storage below. Forward is the freezer outboard and the refrigerator with additional counter space, a flatware drawer, and roll out trash bin. At the aft facing side are three drawers, double stainless sink with storage under, and deep dry storage outboard. There is a large cabinet above the sink and a bulkhead mounted spice rack. The famous Valiant pantry is adjacent just aft of the nav station. The Valiant nav station is a large, functional, sit down, forward facing, navigation station; "room with a view"; a view of the instruments and ships controls. This is a real ships office essential for cruising comforts. On any cruising boat, the navigation station is another room in the house!

The aft cabin on the port quarter meets all your requirements to have guests aboard anywhere on your travels. More importantly when cruising shorthanded, this is your sea berth when you are sailing on a passage. Located beside the companionway on the port quarter, the off watch crew member can be peacefully sleeping just three feet from the cockpit. We use our aft cabin as our sea berth like so many Valiant cruising couples do. There is also a dressing seat, hanging locker and two large drawers. Good ventilation is provided by two opening ports and an overhead hatch and a fan. Under the berth the batteries and refrigeration compressor are installed.

With the V42 Center Entry layout, Valiant definitely got the head right! The head is located just down the companionway on the starboard side where it is easy to use in a seaway. The stall shower makes a perfect wet locker on a passage with a hanging locker outboard of the shower. At anchor the stall shower is so wonderful you'll use it even in a marina because it is so well ventilated with a hatch overhead and a port and it is so easy to keep clean being of fiberglass with a seat, a teak grate, and sump pump. The oval stainless steel sink is on a large counter space with a great deal of storage under it and in the Cherry cabinets’ outboard. There is even a clothes hamper, something seldom seen on any boat!

The Dedicated Engine Room is one of the most important features of a Valiant; one of the best engine rooms on any sailing vessel. It is accessed through the head behind the toilet. The companionway stairs can also be removed to get at every corner of the engine. Even better, the mechanicals space is separate from the living areas of the boat. Valiant was designed to be easily maintained by the owner anywhere in the world.

Accommodations Highlights:

  • Varnished interior
  • Solid cherry table
  • Queen V-berth with foam mattress and vanity light and mirror
  • Custom storage locker in Berth (removable)
  • Aft cabin double berth with compass mount for off watch crew
  • Salon settees with lee cloths
  • Sit down nav station
  • Head at the bottom of companionway
  • Gold reading lights (some are LED)
  • Four florescent lights
  • LED Galley lights
  • Hella fans
  • Teak and holly sole with seven coats of Varithane
  • Custom laminated cherry trim for hatch  screen
  • Spectra Catalina 300 GPD Water maker


Creature Comforts Include

  • CruiseAir AC with reverse cycle heat
  • Spectra watermaker DC
  • AM/FM Radio with Bose Speaker System
  • DC outlets for everything
  • Guest oscillating fans (four)
  • New dodger and bimini with connector and cockpit cushions


The Galley Details

The galley is one of the most important aspects of a great cruising boat and the Valiant 42 has a galley coveted by all cruisers because it has everything you need including the Valiant pantry! The U shaped galley to port has the double sinks facing aft at the bulkhead with a huge cupboard above it. The counter space inboard has three drawers below it and additional storage under the sink. There is deep dry storage outboard for pots and pans and dry goods. The dish storage outboard is well designed with additional cupboard above and the built in microwave. The stove is gimbaled with a safety bar. The well insulated ice box has 110v refrigeration with a large cold plate in the freezer with spill over cold for the refrigerator. The standard Valiant Formica counter offers lots of counter space. Best of all the pantry has roll out shelves that make it really easy to organize provisions.
  • Large refrigerator box (4 cu ft) with separate freezer (2.5 cu ft)
  • Seafrost BG 1000 110v system with large holding plate
  • Regal 2 propane stove with four burners, oven and broiler
  • Pan storage under stove
  • Microwave cabinet, without the microwave provides additional pantry space
  • Double deep stainless steel sink with storage under
  • Pressure hot/cold water
  • Fresh water manual foot pump
  • Salt water manual foot pump, great to have on a passage
  • Cherry cabinetry outboard with cupboards and with dish storage
  • Deep dry goods storage outboard of the sinks with custom shelves
  • Under sink storage
  • Three deep drawers inboard of the sink
  • Roll out trash bin with drawer above and counter space
  • Famous Valiant cook-pleasing pantry behind the nav station adjacent the galley sink has four roll out drawers for food storage
  • Dining table with centerline liquor storage compartment and folds out to seat six
  • When dining for two, the L-shaped settee makes nice setting while leaving the salon clear to access the forward stateroom
  • Propane system with solenoid and pressure gauge  in port aft propane locker vented, space for second tank on starboard side,
  • LED galley lighting
  • Fan to cool the cookie as well as overhead hatch and opening port

Plumbing - Large aft head with separate stall shower

  • 88 gallons of fresh water plus the hot water heater (316L Stainless Steel)
  • Deck fills for port and starboard tanks located under settees (easily replaced if necessary)
  • Plus a Spectra Catalina 300 GPD Water maker
  • Vanity with sink and large cabinets outboard
  • Storage under sink in the head
  • Hamper storage bin has many brilliant applications
  • Sought after stall shower with seat, teak grate, and sump pump
  • Wet locker outboard of shower stall
  • Sink and mirror in head
  • Walk in access to the engine room
  • Raritan PH2 toilet with 40 gallon holding tank
  • Y Valve for direct overboard flush offshore or holding tank inshore
  • Holding tank pump out offshore with manual Whale pump or shore side through deck fitting for dock pump out (New plastic 50 gallon holding tank to be installed.)

Electronics & Navigation

Traditional (and somewhat rare) large sit down, forward facing navigation station with chart table storage and large drawer and outboard storage as well as under seat storage and electrical panel outboard, a real ship’s office.

  • Raymarine 4kw, mast mounted radome
  • At the helm: Furuno Raymarine RL70L LCD Radar Display under the dodger, Binnacle compass Ritchie, Datamarine Sailing Instruments (speed and depth), Windex at the masthead
  • Additional compass under the dodger and in the aft cabin and at the nav station
  • Alpha 3000 autopilot
  • Monitor windvane steering system
  • Icom 603 VHF radio at the nav station with cockpit mic at the helm and at the companionway
  • ICOM -710 SSB with tuner, insulated backstay as antenna, counterpoise molded into hull
  • Pactor modem SCS PTC-II Pro  for email (Just need laptop)
  • Air Conditioning control panel CruiseAir
  • Electrical panel AC and DC distribution panels
  • Wema tank gauge for water and fuel tanks
  • Chart storage locker 6"x10"x40" in Aft cabin


The engine room is a dedicated space with access both through the aft of the toilet or by removing the companionway engine box. One of the requirements for a blue water voyaging vessel is access to everything, and Valiant passes the test. The dedicated engine room provides the mechanical space for the engine, generator, water maker, and holding tank.

Main Engine

  • Westerbeke 44 HP diesel with about 2231 hours
  • New transmission 2014
  • Instrument panel in the cockpit
  • Alternator is 70 amp
  • New heat exchanger
  • Three-blade Max prop 18” Adjustable pitch with line cutters (Spurs) 2014
  • Spurs reconditioned 2014
  • New PYS Dripless shaft seal 2014
  • Racor fuel filter
  • Remote oil filter for engine and generator
  • Edson chain steering with emergency tiller
  • Saddle fuel tanks outboard port and starboard for 77 gallons diesel
  • Inspection and clean out ports (tanks are easily removed and replaced if ever necessary)
  • Westerbeke owner’s manual, complete service manual


Westerbeke 5kw diesel generator.

More mechanicals:

  • Watermaker – Spectra Catalina 300
  • Air Conditioning System – CruiseAir




Complete AC and DC systems with shore power and Westerbeke 5kw diesel generator.


DC Electrical System

  • Four AGM Interstate DCM0100 batteries, 400 amp hours (two years old)
  • 1 AGM DCM0100 start battery for Engine
  • 30 Amp shore power connection with Xantrex smart charger
  • Westerbeke standard 70 amp alternator
  • Battery selector switch
  • Valiant custom electrical panel with digital meters; DC volts, DC amps, AC volts
  • Standard battery monitoring system
  • DC breaker with 28 positions available
  • Numerous12V outlets
  • Chart table light (hi/low, red/white), adjusting reading lights in bunk areas some converted to LED
  • Dome lights throughout
  • Florescent low/high lamps in galley
  • Reading lamps port and starboard in salon, V-berth and in aft cabin
  • Engine room light
  • Locker lights with door switches
  • Navigation lights port and starboard at the bow and stern light
  • Steaming light
  • Tri-color/strobe on masthead LED
  • Anchor light LED
  • Compass light
  • Deck light midway up mast
  • 12 volt electronics – Radar, plotter, VHF, SSB, sailing instruments
  • Electric bilge pump
  • Pumps – fresh water pump, shower sump pump, anchor wash down pump
  • Spectra Watermaker DC

AC Electrical System

  • Shore Power connection - 50 amp to 110V shore receptacle and one 30 amp shore power connection
  • Xantrex  amp battery charger, automatic; powered from genset or shore power
  • Shore power cords one 50 amp and one 30 amp
  • 110V outlets located throughout interior, galley, two in salon, one in each cabin, at the nav station, and in the head (six)
  • CruiseAir16,000 BTU single compressor system run by shore power or by generator
  • Seafrost Refrigeration system is 110v

Generator: Westerbeke 5 kw diesel generator with 3000 hours



Rig and Sails Inventory

The design of the Valiant 42 is the modernization of the Valiant 40 designed by Robert H. Perry. The Valiant 40 earned its reputation for safety and performance when, in the 80s, Francis Stokes placed second in the BOC around the world race under all the great capes. Mark Schrader aboard the Valiant 40 "Resourceful" became the first American to complete the nonstop round the world voyage single handed below all five southern capes! By the mid eighties the Valiant had proved to be a capable offshore voyager that could be sailed solo around the world. She was an ocean race boat!

The Valiant 42 sails even better than the Valiant 40 with added mast height and added sail area and ballast. She's a sail animal, but…even more important to all of us couples, is comfort, safety, and complete lack of drama. More couples choose to sail a Valiant than any other cruising boat for very good reasons. The true cutter rig, easily managed divided sail plan, powerful well placed winches, and safe cockpit with secure cockpit and dodger with hand holds are all elements all make it possible for a couple to cruise safely and feel secure sailing with just two people aboard. The boat is easily driven and sails delightfully in light winds; in heavy air, reef her down with a double reef in the main and the staysail and she'll track like a freight train with the autopilot guiding her effortlessly. She sails fast so you get there! She is weatherly and carries sail so you are not constantly reefing. She is robust and strong so you feel secure in the ocean.

  • Classic Bob Perry design
  • Solid glass hull
  • Long fin cruising keel and skeg mounted rudder
  • Massive rub rail with stainless steel striker
  • Slotted aluminum toe rail
  • True cutter rig
  • Divided sail plan
  • Total sail area 849 ft.
  • Tapered keel stepped spare with folding mast steps
  • Mast height reported as 59’11” including antennas
  • Rod rigging inspected in 2013 – full survey including the heads
  • Chain plates rebidded in 2006
  • Navtec backstay adjuster
  • Full batten mainsail with Batt cars and three reef points and Dutchman system
  • Reefing winch on the boom
  • Mainsail sheet winch on the cabin house with line stoppers to provide for all applications
  • Schaefer standard Valiant traveler
  • Schaefer furlers for genoa and staysail
  • Headsail furling system for the genoa
  • Schaefer 3100 Genoa furling system
  • Jib car tracks inboard with staysail tracks on the cabin house
  • Valiant custom vang/preventer system with Antal line stoppers
  • Navtec rod rigging
  • Navtec insulated backstay for SSB
  • Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster rebuilt 2017
  • Powerful Lewmar 40 sheet winches for genoa
  • Downwind pole on mast track
  • Spinnaker halyard
  • Spare jib halyard
  • Topping lift


  • 44 ST Lewmar electric winch for the main mainsheet on cabin house
  • Two 40 ST staysail sheet winches on cabin house
  • Two 58 ST Lewmar primary sheet winches on the combing
  • Two 40 ST Lewmar winches on mast port and starboard
  • Antal line stoppers for optimal sail control

Hull, Deck, Cockpit & Ground Tackle

The Valiant is a classic Bob Perry design with a high bow with a little flare and a long sleek shear ending with the classic rounded stern that is so buoyant and so safe in a seaway. The underbody is refined with a long modified fin type cruising keel and full skeg mounted rudder that gives the boat wonderful tracking ability and makes her easily steered by the wind vane or the autopilot. You will always feel safe with finger tip control. Valiant Yachts are hand laid solid glass hulls made in a female mold with a robust layup schedule described below in the construction section. The massive rub rail is a Valiant signature element and so useful and reassuring.


The deck layout and construction is one of the most important aspects of any sailboat. Valiant builds a robust, low maintenance vessel, and all the toughness shows. All of the deck hardware is the best quality, from the Hood stainless steel ports (nine), to Lewmar Ocean hatches (seven), to Lewmar winches and custom Valiant stainless steel work. The toe rail is aluminum giving you the ability to attach blocks as you need to. The toe rail is bedded with 5200 and through bolted to the hull deck flange. Stainless steel stanchions are bulwark mounted, the way you want them, and support 31 inches high with stainless steel coated double life lines.

The Valiant Yachts company has fully used its wonderful stainless steel fabrication capabilities to create the amazing Valiant bow sprit completely of stainless steel beautiful sculpted and welded. It is a piece of art. In addition to the bow sprit, Valiant also manufactures all the dorade guards and the hand rails. The beautiful stern rail of one inch stainless steel tubing is solid to the boarding gate! You feel very safe in a Valiant cockpit.

The Valiant cockpit is also comfortable with the pedestal mounted wheel steering and wide comfortable seating and cockpit combings. The cockpit is long enough to lie down. The combings are high and comfortable with a flat top so you can perch on them. The cockpit lockers port and starboard and aft lazarettes have deep gutters for drainage. Cockpit drains (four) are large to drain quickly. There is excellent access to the steering quadrant through the aft lazarette port and starboard.

  • Solid hand laid fiberglass hull
  • New barrier coat in 2005
  • Trinidad SR bottom paint
  • Topsides painted above the rub rail in 2014-shiny!
  • Valiant deck features – no wood!
  • Pearl grey nonskid paint
  • Hood stainless steel ports and Lewmar hatches (covers for hatches)
  • Screens for all ports – twelve opening ports
  • Two dorades w/ chrome cowls, fiberglass boxes and dorade guards on the foredeck
  • Lewmar hardware
  • Aluminum toe rail for attaching blocks
  • Stainless steel 31 inch stanchions with double life lines
  • Outboard mount  on stern rail
  • Outboard engine lifting crane
  • Swim ladder w/ teak treads mounts on either port or starboard at boarding gate
  • Bimini and connector panel by Quantum in 2012
  • Helm station pedestal cover
  • Cockpit table
  • Edson pedestal steering with excellent access to the steering quadrant
  • Cockpit cushions in excellent condition
  • Full winter cover! By Quantum

Dingy & Outboard: 2008

  • Avon 350 Hypalon 11’ roll up inflatable
  • Rollup inflatable dinghy with custom chocks and pad eyes
  • Mercury two stroke 9.9hp Outboard Motor
  • Lifting crane and motor mount on the stern rail
  • Custom dinghy cover


  • Valiant fabricated bow roller system
  • Double rollers with hass pipes
  • Chain locker forward accessed from V berth
  • Anchor wash down system
  • Lighthouse 1501 windlass – electric up and down foot switches rebuilt in 2014
  • Exceptional ground tackle: Primary anchor: Bruce, 66 lb anchor w/ 250' 5/8" chain, reconditioned
  • Stowed secondary anchor is 45 lb CQR anchor with 30' 5/8" Chain and 300' nylon 5/8" rode  (CQR can be tandem set with Bruce as a storm anchor system)
  • Long snubber 40’ for anchoring in the wild far north!

Valiant Construction

The construction of the Valiant is bullet proof. Valiant craftsmen are incredibly proud of their product. The construction makes the Valiant is one of the very best blue water boats you could choose to own. This is why the Valiant remains the vessel that most couples choose for circumnavigation or long distanced passage making.

  • Hand- laid solid fiberglass hull with extra layers at the keel and bow
  • Robust layup schedule of fiberglass mat and woven roving
  • Isophthalic resin catalyzed in one-gallon batches
  • Massive structural rub rail – teak with stainless steel striker
  • The deck cored with structural foam and fiberglass laminate
  • Deck is solid glass where hardware is mounted
  • Latitudinal stringers of structural foam laminate glassed in solid glassed in bulkheads
  • Horizontal and vertical elements are fiber glassed to the hull sides and to the ceiling when the deck goes on
  • Hull deck joint through bolted on four and half inch centers and glued with 3M5200.
  • Chain plates through bolted with backing plates (Rebedded in 2006)
  • High quality stainless steel
  • Hull insulated with closed cell engine room insulated with Sound Stop
  • External lead keel
  • 17 J bolts of 3/4 inch steel
  • Skeg of laminated structural foam attached with J bolts as with the keel
  • Backing plates on all structural elements
  • Solid stainless steel rudder shaft steel rudder core
  • Cast bronze protective rudder shoe
  • Imron polyurethane topsides –2012
  • Double white boot stripe
  • Epoxy barrier coat – factory applied
  • Bottom paint – Trinidad Black

More Detail on Valiant Construction

Valiant Yachts builds each Valiant by hand the way high quality boats are built. The hull is hand laid of solid fiberglass in a female mold. The gelcoat is sprayed first into the mold and then the layup of the fiberglass completed. The layup schedule of fiberglass mat and woven roving is robust. The Valiant hull is the strongest hull imaginable as you will agree when you hold a cross section in your hands. Only Isophthalic resin is used on the premises. It is catalyzed in one-gallon increments and dyed red to ensure the proper wet out of the fiberglass. Valiant’s massive rub rail is structurally part of the hull. The hull is reinforced the entire length of the rub rail with structural high density foam and it is molded with an indentation to accept the sacrificial teak rub rail with a stainless steel strake.

The deck is constructed in the same manner as the hull in a female mold. Structural foam is used in any high stress areas and end-grain balsa core is used elsewhere as its properties allow it to soak up the resins and adhere to the laminate fiberglass. The deck is solid glass in all the areas where deck hardware will be mounted. Valiant’s semi-custom construction process allows you to select your hatch placement and the hatches are wonderfully constructed and installed using a hatch boss system. The hatches are perfect and where you want them.

After the hull is complete, the next stage is the construction and installation of the floor timbers, the latitudinal stringers. These stringers are constructed of structural foam laminated with fiberglass and glassed into place inside the hull. All the bulkheads are built into the boat using high quality marine plywood tabbed and fiber glassed into the hull sides and floor members. All the furniture is built into the boat and all the horizontal and vertical elements are fiber glassed to the hull sides creating a monolithic structure. This type of construction makes the boat very, very strong.

The Keel is constructed of solid molded lead with ¾ inch, stainless steel J bolts. There are 17 of these massive 3/4 inch J bolts. A bolt pattern is made for each keel and used to ensure that each hole through the keel stub is drilled in the perfect position. The keel is bedded with 5200 and the 17 J bolts are secured with backing plates inside the boat. It is never coming off! The skeg is constructed of laminated fiberglass. It is through bedded in 3M 5200 and through bolted to the hull in the same way as the keel with 10 stainless steel bolts and backing plates. The rudder is constructed of a solid stainless steel rudder shaft with a steel rudder core which is then encased in structural foam laminated with fiberglass. The rudder has a cast bronze protective shoe

When the finished deck is lowered onto the hull all the furniture and bulkheads are then fiber glassed to the ceiling (deck). The Valiant hull to deck joint is through bolted glued with 3M5200. Then when the aluminum toe rail is installed, it is glued with 3M 5200 to the flange and then through bolted through the flange on four and half inch centers! This is serious construction and it is never coming apart. In fact, every construction element is designed and executed with the established mission of building the strongest boat possible, a boat that can take what the ocean can dish out. The chain plates are stainless steel are through bolted with backing plates on the solid fiberglass structural knees. And you should know the quality of the stainless steel is as good as can be found! No compromise.

The Valiant hull top sides are finished with Imron polyurethane in blue with a double white boot stripe. Imron is used because it is easy to repair. The hull bottom is finished with epoxy barrier coat and marine anti fouling paint. By the way, you should also know that Valiant' blister issues were caused by flame retardants in resins used on the Valiant built at Uniflight long before the Factory moved to Texas in 1984. This old history has nothing to do with Valiant built in Texas!

Valiant attention to detail is apparent in the installation of every component from plumbing to wiring to all mechanical and electrical equipment. Every sea cock is labeled as is every valve. Wire runs are orderly and finished with wire bundles properly tied. The construction is finished with attention and care. Nothing is left incomplete. The cabinets are finished inside so everything looks complete and proper. The hull is insulated above the waterline with closed cell foam to eliminate moisture from condensation and also to provide sound insulation. The engine room is well insulated with one inch Sound Stop lined foam.

Keel, Skeg, and Rudder Construction

The Keel is constructed of solid molded lead with ¾ inch, stainless steel J bolts. There are 17 of these massive 3/4 inch J bolts. A bolt pattern is made for each keel and used to ensure that each hole through the keel stub is drilled in the perfect position. The keel is bedded with 5200 and the 17 J bolts are secured with backing plates inside the boat. It is never coming off! The skeg is constructed of laminated fiberglass. It is through bedded in 3M 5200 and through bolted to the hull in the same way as the keel with 10 stainless steel bolts and backing plates. The rudder is constructed of a solid stainless steel rudder shaft with a steel rudder core which is then encased in structural foam laminated with fiberglass. The rudder has a cast bronze protective shoe

Additional and Safety Specifications & Items

  • Switlik Life Raft (6 person) deck mounted in canister was


    Length: 42'
    Beam: 12' 9
    Draft: 6'
    Power: 42HP
    Engine Hours: Bernie Jakits & Kate Christensen