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1971 40 (ft.) Charles Wittholz 40

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General Information

Listing# 115305

San Mateo, FL, United States
Charles Wittholz
Boat Type
Model Year
Antique and Classics
40 (ft.)
Hull Material
Fuel Type
Number of Engines
Engine Hours

General Details

"Edgar T" is a Classic single Diesel tug/trawler designed by Charles Wittholz that has undergone an extensive restoration over the last 6 years. She was built at Rice Marine Railway in Reedville, VA.

When the owners pull in to a marina other boaters call him "Popeye"!


Master Stateroom is forward(down 4 steps from pilothouse) and has a queen size Pullman to starboard, plenty of storage, a hanging locker and 5 screened, opening ports providing excellent ventilation. Going aft, the pilothouse is next, featuring an unobstructed view with 10 ports(7 of which open), a 6.5 ft bench seat, separate captain’s chair, a large map drawer and a Force 10 propane cabin heater.  All controls are easily accessed on a nicely laid out mahogany dash.  The engine room is located beneath the pilothouse and is accessed through large lifting hatches in pilothouse sole.  Next, down 4 stairs and aft is the galley/dining area.  The galley is forward in this area.  A large L shaped dinette is on the port side and will seat 4-5 comfortably with loads of storage under the settee.  The head is to starboard featuring a tiled walk-in shower, an opening port, vanity with sink and a Wilcox-Crittendon “Skipper” head.  Next aft, is the guest stateroom with two single berths, two large hanging lockers, 4 opening ports and a flat screen TV w/DVD player.  The galley/dinette area and the guest stateroom have new oak soles.
Galley is on starboard with a two burner Kenyon propane stove a Norcold upright refrigerator/freezer, a large sink with hot/cold pressure water, and a manual cold water foot pump.  Also lots of storage and overhead cabinets.
Six 6Volt golf cart batteries for house bank 1 8D dedicated starting battery.  All batteries new in 2012 Two high output alternators w/Heart Interface 3 stage regulator Xantrex 2000 watt Prosine Inverter Xantrex 3 stage 40 amp battery charger 220 watt Siemens fixed solar array with Pro-Star 30 amp solar controller New AC/DC main breaker panels w/voltage meters
Raytheon R20 - 25 mile Radar w/Radome atop pilothouse Garmin 182C Color Chart Plotter Garmin 340 C Color Fish Finder w/Speed and Temp Beautiful antique Danforth- White Constellation Compass West Marine VHF Radio Class B EPIRB Search Light LOUD Trumpet Horn
Hull and Deck
“Edgar T” ‘has wide walk around covered side decks and a large aft deck.  Access to storage, fuel, water tanks, and steering gear is through a large hatch in the aft deck.  A 220 watt fixed solar array is mounted atop the pilothouse roof.  There are also 4 cowlings which provide ventilation to the engine room and a powerful searchlight atop the roof.  Fresh and raw water deck wash-down fittings. Boat hooks mounted under doors to pilothouse.  Swim platform has swim ladder and fresh water wash-down. A Puffin dinghy is stored in chocks on the cabin roof, launched via mast & boom.  Everything is freshly Awlgripped in 2011.  Deck lights, radome and TV antenna mounted on mast.  A horn and bell are mounted under the eyebrow.
Engine and Mechanical
Major overhaul in 2011-12 of engine and engine room, including: Injectors and injector pump re-build all new hoses heat exchangers and expansion tank flushed and pressure tested, 1 gallon pressure tank(for pressure water) New alarm system all new batteries New fresh water and raw water pumps New cutlass bearing NEW 11 gal. water heater ”Whole house” potable water filter wash-down pumps macerator unit 2 large fixed blowers(vented overboard) All wiring is NEW  NEW below water-line thru-hulls
Restoration Notes
First, we removed all the paint, caulking and hardware from the hull exterior (we replaced two “iffy” planks and all was sound), next we re-fastened the hull using silicone bronze screws.  We built a large tarp structure to cover and keep the boat dry.  13 months later (with the help of space heaters at intervals we achieved minimum 12% moisture levels.  Seams were routed out and splined with 3/16” yellow cedar splines and an epoxy/colloidal silica mixture.  Coat after coat of a very thin “saturation epoxy” was applied as yellow cedar soaks it up like a sponge.  When thoroughly saturated and cured we did a final sanding and fairing, then started applying gunwale to keelson strips of 18 oz biaxial cloth with epoxy resin.  Working in an overlapping pattern we added extra layers in appropriate places.  The keel and stem are 6-8 layers thick, 5 layers at the chines and 3 as it wraps up and across the deck.  We finished it with 10 oz finishing cloth and faired with epoxy and West system 410 Filler.  Topsides, deck and cabin and pilothouse roofs, as well as the eyebrow, are all covered with fiberglass.  We finished it with 3 coats of Awlgrip Epoxy Primer and 4 coats of Awlgrip “Off White” topcoat.  Below the water line there are 8 coats of Interlux 2000/2001 epoxy barrier coat and four coats of ablative bottom paint.  At projects’ end we had gone through 165 gallons of epoxy resin and 280 yards of 18 oz biaxial fabric.  The boat still sits on her original water line.  The success of a project like this hinges on keeping a totally dry bilge so we built sumps for the main stuffing box and the rudder post.  There is now only dust in the bilge!  The receipts show an expenditure of over $65,000 on materials alone.  We have continued to perform upgrades to “Edgar T” and recently installed a new oak sole in the aft salon.  Our shakedown cruise to the Florida Keys exceeded all of our expectations.  We cruised at about 7 knots at 1400 rpm with a 1& 1/3 gal per hour fuel consumption.  The boat has a nice easy motion in a seaway and about an 1100 nautical mile range after fill up.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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