Note: The Whatever still for sale. She has just undergone a complete
ultrasound and refit in 2008. The refit project is the subject of "Metal
boat repair and maintenance" shown above. The book contains many
photos of the Whatever, her interior, and the ultrasound report.
This book is available to read online for free by clicking on the book
For Sale - Serious offshore sailing vessel
Foot (on deck) 53ft overall, steel hull
- Built as a go anywhere-anytime small ship
- $120,000 USD
- Same owners for 20 years (marine engineer and sea captain)
- Excellent light weather sailor
- 100 Horse power keel cooled Detroit Diesel 3-53 Fish boat style
drive system. 1-3/4" prop shaft turning a 22" VP Max Prop
- Steel hull- Aluminum Alaska Style Pilot House- No Corrosion on
- Half inch tempered glass Diamond Sea-Glaze pilot house windows.
- Low center of gravity pilot house
- Comfortable inside piloting/navigation area
FAST, Fast, Fast - Check out these passage times
- Galapagos to Marquises- 3,250 miles sailed-23 Days-141 Mile Daily
Average - April 04'
- We turned 455 miles in 72 hrs. That's 151 Mile Daily Average-on
our way to Samoa-Oct 04'
- Cabo San Lucas, Mexico to Seattle, Washington 12 1/2 days at sea-1850
Miles-148 Miles a day average! Up wind/Up current October 95'
- Seattle to Glacier Bay Alaska- Ten Days, 1100 miles and we anchored
every night-May 95'
- Seattle to Ketchikan Alaska- Six Days, 700 miles and we anchored
every night- May 97'
- We even have November/December Alaska to Seattle cruise. The boat
did great in the late season cruising.
- 401 miles in 48 hours! Off the Washington/Organ Coast
"Whatever" is fully equipped with the latest sailing gear
to make her fast safe and comfortable at sea.
- Windlass/Anchor- Big, "no touch" hydraulic (direct pump
from camshaft of main engine) windlass with 300ft of 3/8" high-test
chain run to a 110lb CQR. The anchor is led through a haws pipe through
- Behind the windlass is an aluminum line spool on bearings that carries
600 ft of one inch line. This line can be used on the sea anchor,
or for a second anchor or an emergency tow line. When not in use the
line is stored cleanly, but ready for use.
- Jib and Staysail both have Pro-Furl rolling furling systems installed.
- Ventilation-Six opening hatches, two opening ports, two opening
Diamond Sea-Glaze windows, and six 4" dorade vents give plenty
of ventilation for the tropics, but show no leaks in the worst seas.
Gallons diesel, in three internal tanks give the vessel a 1500 mile
range in fuel conservation mode of 5 knots, or 600+ miles in the "lets
get there" mode of 7+ knots.
- Teak and Holly floors are laid throughout the boat. Low in the pilot
house, against the hull is a large seven drawer tool box. The box
is behind a cupboard the looks yachty, but when opened becomes the
work space protecting the floors.
- Two more steps down and you enter the main cabin passing a large
navigation/work table on your right. The electrical panel is located
behind this table.
- Electronics- Raytheon Radar, Garmin GPS (led to a computer outlet
for Navigation and charting), Alfa 3000 autopilot and handheld remote
(with the largest drive unit made-specified for a 65ft heavy displacement
vessel), Datamarine Wind Instruments (speed and direction), Icom IC-710
SSB with AT 130 antenna tuner, Pactor IIe email modem, Icom IC-M59
VHF, Garmin 240 Depth Sounder/Fish Finder "blue". All the
electronics work and are in current production.
Engine system is Alaska Fish boat style. 100hp, 3-53 Detroit Diesel,
Borg-Warner Velvet Drive, 1 3/4" Aqumet 19 prop-shaft, 22"
three blade VP Max Prop. Keel cooled, Dry-stacked (through a pipe
inside a pipe in the mizzen mast. The engine is silenced with full
sound guard type insulation in the engine box, a Cowl/Spinner exhaust
muffler (specifically designed for the Detroit series). The air intake
is run deep into the stern with an air silencer on the end. When fishermen
with the same engine step onboard they always seem to say "how
did you get that engine so silent?".
- 100 Gallons water, Power Survivor 40 water-maker
- Yanmar 7hp diesel, (new 2001') that drives a pulley cluster. Belt
driven from the diesel is a 120 amp/12 volt Delco CS144 high output
alternator/welder, and a 4Kw 110/240 volt generator.
Compressor- Posidon Jr. II. Fills two tanks an hour. This compressor
is also belt driven from the Yanmar diesel.
- 7 Self Tailing winches throughout the boat. Large Barient #27's
bring in the head sails, and Barient 19#'s tend the staysail.
- Sails- Four Jibs 150%, 120%,100% and a Yankee (for upwind work),
Staysail, Main, Topsail, Mizzen, Mizzen staysail, Cruising Spinnaker
with sock, and a light weather drifter.
- Reaching Pole- 18 foot four inch pole mounts on main mast. A spare
matching pole is kept on deck for emergency use.
- Through-hulls- Three 2" schedule 80 stand pipes. One for all
outgoing waste, one for incoming salt water, one for galley out, and
one 3/4" for water-maker in. The water makers use a pre-pump
that could also feed the deck wash down hose if desired.
Groko HF head with hot and cold water (Paloma Flash Heater) and a
- Bilge Pump- A Rule 3600 pumps through a 1-1/2" above the water
outlet. A Rule 1500 follows the same route, a hand pump is mounted
below the companionway, a Rule 1500 is mounted forward and pumps out
- Music- A Pioneer stereo with a 12 stack CD changer and four speaker
system. Two on deck and two below.
- Galley-Shipmate three burner propane stove, hot and cold running
water, salt water foot pump, fresh water foot pump, two deep sinks,
and eight deep "EZ Open" drawers on Teflon roller bearings.
House- The 11 window pilot house is perfect for drinking morning coffee
with a view, and the table drops to become a bed. All the electronics
turn to face the bed. A hatch is located directly over the bed so
when at sea you can stand up in bed and get a full 360 view of the
horizon. That means on ocean crossings you don't even have to get
out of bed to stand a watch. I know it may sound outrageous, but it
very comfortable when in use.
- Life raft/Abandon Ship System-A double tube, double floor Japanese
Toyo Tire and Rubber six man life raft (repacked in Panama 04') is
stored below decks in a forward leaning quick release hatch. Under
the companion way steps are two ditch bags and the PUR 40 water maker
and emergency hand pump kit. The water maker is located on lift off
hinges. In the event of having to abandon the vessel you would pull
the quick release next to the companion way hatch and pass out the
life raft followed by the two ditch bags and water maker.
System- I am a Marine Electrician. The wiring system in the boat is
first class! Every circuit is controlled with a breaker and labeled
from both sides. There are no "rats nests of wires anywhere!
Every wire is pre-tinned marine grade.
- A Freedom 10 Heart inverter supplies 110 volts through out the
vessel. A smaller inverter is used for charging computers and hand
held power tools. The 4Kw diesel generator is available when big power
is needed. Power outlets are installed on the foredeck, forward cabin,
head, main seating area, dog house, and galley.