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1974 Kaiser 34 Gale Force

$45,600 USD

  • $45,600 USD
  • Available
  • Used
  • Cutter Sailboats
  • 1974
  • Kaiser
  • 34 Gale Force
  • Branford, Connecticut, US
  • Sail
  • 082565
  • 34ft / 10.36 m
  • 11ft / 3.35 m
  • Westerbeke Diesel
  • 4-91
  • Other
  • Diesel
  • 18000
  • 2016-04-12
  • 2016-04-12
  • 1873319

- Stock #082565 -


"BALANCE" - Gale Force 34

Designer and builder: John Kaiser Sr., Hull No. 4 (1974) fiberglass.

Rig: Cutter

Balance is an extraordinary cruising cutter and comes fully equipped for offshore cruising.

John Kaiser built the Gale Force 34 without com-promise for blue water cruising: designed for safety, sea-kindly motion, performance in all air, convenient handling in all weather and sharp lines. About thirty-five were built.

Balance was molded in Bristol, R.I. and fitted out in Wilmington, DE. in 1974. She was first owned by Fidia Guastini and purchased in 1980 by the present owner who has sailed her along the Atlantic Coast to Nova Scotia for the past 32 years.

Balance's hull is Awlgripped dark green with deep red boot stripe and painted tan deck. The interior is a soft, pale yellow with dark blue upholstery.

Balance comes fully equipped for cruising, including the following:

11' Dyer sailing dinghy (mounted on blocks between cockpit dodger and mast);
Extra Paul Luke 3 piece 65 lb folding storm anchor;
Paul Luke Soapstone Fireplace (burns small oak logs best and warms and dries cabin quickly);
Stainless steel folding, high capacity swim ladder incorporated in railing.

Safety equipment:

Avon 4 person life raft (mounted on deck forward of mast) with emergency water, flares, etc);
Latchway lifelines (British system permits free movement on deck);
Quad Cycle voltage regulator with charge indicator;
Flare gun and emergency flares;
Automatic Fireboy halon fire extinguisher in engine compartment and manual fire extinguishers in main cabin and focsle;
Narco Marine EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon Model MRB-600);
Two CQR anchors with dual anchor rodes;
Jabsco blower in engine compartment;
Lifesling Overboard Re sue System with ring buoys
High capacity emergency bilge pump

Sails and rigging:

Boomed staysail with Harken roller bearing traveler;
Fully batten mainsail with Schaeffer traveler;
Harken roller furling Genoa head sail;
Multi-colored cruising spinnaker;
Storm trysails;
Running backstays (for heavy weather);
Cockpit dodger with awning;


Westerbeke 4-91 30 HP (top speed: 6.6 knots at 2600 rpm (cruising speed: 5 knots at 2200 rpm)(approx. 2700 hours);
Italian Max-Pro adjustable three blade furling propeller (improves forward speed under sail and motor and performance in reverse);
Racor diesel fuel filter/separator;


Raytheon GPS receiver and RL-9 Color chart plotter and radar scanner on mast (mounted on arm in companionway permitting access from cockpit and cabin);
110 volt AC input /12 volt DC output generator
Raytheon ST60 analog/digital depth meter, ST60 speed and distance log and wind speed indicators with displays mounted in cockpit;
ICOM IC-M700 Single Side Band radiotelephone with grounded antenna;
ICOM IC-M120 VHF Marine Receiver;
Brooks & Gatehouse radio direction finder;
Brookes & Gatehouse Short-wave radio;
Raytheon Autohelm 2000 autopilot (attached to tiller with ST400 SeaTalk remote control);
Eldridge wind vane mounted on stern;
Ritchie Magnetic Compass Model FN-44.
Fuji Meibo 7X 50 water-proof binoculars;
Aqua Signal navigation lights (on deck and masthead);


holding tank for overboard offshore discharge/pump out;
Shipmate stainless 3 burner propane stove with oven (and automatic gas cut off)
Alder Barbour refrigeration system with Tecumseh compressor (works off engine when under way or at idle);
Groco EB toilet
Hot water system (from heat exchanger linked to engine fresh water cooling system) including shower in head with sump pump;
Large capacity (100 amps) Rolls deep-cycle batteries with 100 amp generator on engine;
Shore power battery charger;
PAR silent fresh water pump and salt and fresh water hand pumps in galley;
New stainless steel fresh water tanks with Hart Systems Tank Tender (measures fresh water in storage);
Installed Kaiser pilot berths with drawers underneath.

Balance has been carefully maintained since 1980 by the owner and by the Hinckley Yard in Southwest Harbor, Maine, and before that by the Paul Luke Yard in East Boothbay, ME, the Brewer Yard in Greenport and Dutch Wharf Boat Yard in Branford, CT. The engine and all mechanical systems have been reviewed and serviced annually.

Balance represents an opportunity to obtain a cruising sailboat designed and equipped for long distance, offshore cruising at a reasonable price.

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ConditionBalance has been extremely well cared for over the years and it shows. Her passionate and knowledgeable owners have always had her serviced by a reputable yard with the records to show. Although she has 2700 hours on the Westerbeke, this diesel was made for it with service records to prove constant maintenance.

Navigational Equipment - Anchor Light
- Autopilot (Raytheon 2000 With ST 400 Sea Talk)
- Bottom Finder (Raytheon ST60)
- Chartplotter (RL-9 Color)
- Compass (Ritchie)
- MARINE RADIO (Brookes And Gatehouse)
- Masthead Light:
- Navigation Lights
- Radar (Raytheon RL-9)
- Radar Array
- Shallow Water Alarm
- Speed Instrument
- Speed/depth/gps
- Tachometer
- VHF (Icom IC-M700)

Mechanical - Bilge Pump
- Bottom Paint
- Bow Pulpit
- Fuel Filters
- Fuel Tank
- GPS (Raytheon)
- Holding Tanks
- Impellers
- Keel
- Propeller Shafts
- Propulsion
- Radar Arch/mast
- Rudder
- Throttle/shift
- Water Pump
- Water Tanks

Electrical Systems - 110v AC Outlets
- 12 V DC Outlets
- Accessory Switches
- Alternator
- Battery
- Battery Charger
- Battery Switch
- Circuit Breaker Panel
- Cockpit Lighting
- Fuel Gauge
- Fuse Panel
- Gauges
- Generator (110 Volt Input/12 Volt Output)
- GPS Speedometer
- Oil Pressure Gauge
- Ship's Power (12v DC)
- Shore Power (110v. AC
- Shore Power Cord
- Shower Sump Pump
- Speedometer
- Tachometer
- Volt Meter
- Water Heater

Accommodations - Berth
- Cabin Door
- Cabin Lighting
- Cabinets
- Cabins
- Countertops
- Curtains
- Dinette
- Fridge/freezer
- Galley
- Head
- Hot Water System
- Ice Box
- Pressurized Water System
- Salon
- Shower
- Sink
- Stove
- Table

Construction - Gel Coat
- Propeller (3 Blade)
- Radar Mast
- Thru-hull Fittings

Deck Gear - Anchor
- Anchor Locker
- Boathook
- Dodger
- Fenders
- Genoa W/pole
- Lines
- Main Sail
- Manual Boom
- Non-skid Deck
- Rub Rails
- Sail Cover
- Self Bailing Cockpit
- Swim Ladder
- Thru-bolted SS Cleats
- Traveler
- Winch Handles
- Winches

Safety Equipment - Dock Lines
- Emergency Bilge Pump
- Fire Suppression System
- First Aid Kit
- Flare Kit
- Life Jackets
- Life Ring
- Liferaft
- Pfd's
- Throw Ring
- Throwable PFD

Sails - Genoa
- Main
- Other Sails
- Spinnaker
- Storm Trysail
- Traveler

Rigging - Boom
- Furler
- Mast
- Rigging Hardware
- Roller Furling Genoa

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