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Listing# 130649

Devonport, New Zealand
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54 (ft.)
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General Details

This vessel has undergone a complete refit! The engines were new 80hp Lombardini sail drives; the rig was a Z spar. Foxglove 2 was solid glass in the hulls and glass/foam/glass for the cabin top and decks. Installedthe holding tanks and wastes, drains, pumps, hot and cold water and ducting for the electrician. Maxwell hatches and Harken deck gear. With only four winches, all the same size so all the parts are interchangeable. Harken planned the deck layout with all new gear. because the main traveller is on the cabin top, I designed a hydraulic mainsheet and traveller system. There are two rams in the front locker which run across the boat: one works the traveller; the other, the mainsheet, so the mainsail control is all push-button. The toggle switches that control the mainsheet are next to the helm-stations, so it's easy to operate single-handed. The traveller spans almost the full width of the boat so the mainsheet only needs to move about a metre. This meant we needed only a moderate-sized ram on a one-to-one ratio, as it was pulling, not pushing. It also meant the traveller ram which is two-to-one wasn't dealing with massive loads so it didn't require massive structure to secure it in the boat. The great thing with the hydraulics is that if the load becomes too great then the relief valve in the system releases and the traveller drops.
Other systems for easy sailing included lazy jacks on the boom which has pipe supports for the stowed main; a permanently-fixed sail cover on the boom that zips up; a self-tacking, furling jib and jib sheets that lead back to either helm-station.
The track for the headsill is curved and wider than usual so that when reaching the leach is pulled down automatically as if the car is pulled forward. The reefing lines and other mainsail controls are at the mast. We worked our way from the inside out, installing tanks and plumbing, then soles and new floors. We covered these with cardboard to protect them from the rest of the painting work. We added bunks in the cabins, engine hatches and sound proofing - this added weight, but it is well worth it as the engine noise is barely discernible when cruising at 7-8 knots.
One of the big decisions was whether to paint or varnish the doors. Painted doors tend to be lighter but with so much paint in the saloon and the vinyl ceiling panels, we went with teak veneer. I knew a guy who had a joinery shop and he had a flash machine that could cut the inside out of ply in any shape imaginable, so we made the doors by shaping them, then removing the centre of the ply and fitting foam which we then sandwiched in with teak veneer ply and an edging of teak. This produced doors which are light, stable and have timber in all the right places for the fittings.
We made the frames for the doors in solid teak, fitted them, then removed them for varnishing before gluing them in. They match other timber trim and fiddles in the saloon and complement the paint work nicely. Dave, our timber guy, was old school - one of those tradesmen that never breaks any records but never has to do things twice; hell of a nice guy, too.
For the floors we used teak and holly except the showers and heads which were painted for ease of cleaning. The walls in the hulls are lined with front-runner and the ceilings are vinyl panels, giving us good access to bolted-through fittings.

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While all this was happening, the saloon was tidied up to perfect the imperfections. The basic technique was: fill the big holes, sand the high bits, apply a rough coloured coat, sand again, fill again, sand, apply colour, sand, fill colour, sand, fill until finally it was ready for painting. Painters are a strange lot; I don't have the patience for it but there's a huge sense of satisfaction when the masking tape comes off and there is the work in all its glory. All-round windows made it light and un-cluttered, and with the adjoining galley, it is great for entertaining. In the galley we fitted a domestic fridge and four-burner stove, plus a freezer under the seat for the chart table. The benchtops are 3mm composite material that looks great and is easy to clean. The saloon is the standard U shape and seats nine; the table top is burr walnut with a teak, bull-nose edge. BEP Marine spec'd the electrics. We used mostly LED lights, controlled by a C-Zone system with backlit switches. In the cockpit, LEDs on the rear arch change colour and there are tiny LED lights on the aft steps to help you find your way back onboard at night. BEP switch/breaker panels control the 12 and 240V power, which allows multiple power sockets throughout the boat. The 240 comes in from the shore or by way of the 9kVA generator in the starboard mid bow, just in front of the forward cabin. The generator locker has full headroom and is also the place to house the watermaker. The port side mid-bow has a storage area / workshop with built-in shelves. The electrical systems are controlled from a locker in the saloon beside the nav station, which also houses the Furuno plotter/radar, VHF and stereo. The 12V house batterys are 600 amps; there are three start batteries which can be linked if required. Both hulls have hot water courtesy of separate electric/gas, 20-litre Quick Recovery water heaters. Bi-fold doors separate the saloon and cockpit. There are two steps up to the rear cockpit, and two helm stations with seating for two and electronic engine controls and Furuno wind, speed, depth, remote anchor switch and autopilot. A seat runs across the back of the cockpit with access to both sets of transom steps. The davit is a solid stainless u-shaped tube which hinges at the deck and lies against the arch when not in use. The Maxwell 2500 series windlass is just in front of the mast and headsail track. The anchor stays on the bow but chain runs in a conduit under the trampoline to the windlass, to keep the foredeck clear. Finally, 18 months after moving Foxglove from Okahu Bay to the shed, we launched her and went sailing. After all the planning and decisions, the result is a catamaran that is extremely easy to sail. Foxy is so forgiving I can wander up to the foredeck and adjust something like the main outhaul and then wander back, make a slight move on the helm before going inside to grab a beer and return to the helm with enough time to relax into the helm seat before checking the course, slight adjustment, wave as we pass a monohull, while bringing the main on with the button. It's not all bad, this cat sailing, of course if that is too difficult then the auto pilot will look after the direction while we enjoy the ride.
Navigational Equipment
- Autopilot (Furuno) - Depth Instrument (Furuno) - Depth Sounder (Furuno) - Echo Sounder (Furuno) - GPS (Furuno) - Knotmeter (Furuno) - Log (Furuno) - Navigation Lights (LED) - Plotter (Furuno) - Radar (Furuno) - Wind Instrument (Furuno)
- Bow Pulpit (Stainless) - Composite Construction (GRP) - Control Type (Hydraulic Steering) - Cooling System (Fresh) - Engine Alarms - Engine Location (Rear Cabins) - Fuel Tank (Stainless) - Fuel Tank Location (Forward Cabins) - Keel (Solid) - Starting Type (Electric) - Steering (Hydraulic Steering)
Electrical Systems
- Alternator (2x80 Amp , 1x60 Amp) - Battery (600 Amp House, Three Start) - Battery Charger (Charger Inverter) - Battery Location (House Salon, Engine Behind Engine, Generator In Generator Bay) - Circuit Breaker Panel (BEP , In Salon) - Gauges (Twin Engine Controls) - Generator (9 KVA Lombardini) - Inverter - LED Lighting - Night Lighting - Ship's Power (12v DC) - Shore Power (240 V) - Water Heater (Twin LPG/ Electric)
- Berth (8) - Cabins (4) - Freezer - Fridge - Handbasin (4) - Heads (2) - Hot Water System (2) - Oven - Pressurized Water - Stove (4 Burners)
- Anchor - Bottom Paint - Tee Top - Bottom Paint (Done In 2006) - Bow Pulpit - There is no doubt that the key to the TZX200's solid feel is Skeeter's revolutionary Aluminum Torque Transfer Transom and Stringer System. While the boat is under construction, high-test aircraft structural aluminum is bonded to the transom and stringers on the TZX200. - The result of this system is the vertical torque forces generated by the thrust of the engine, as it pushes against the transom are transformed into a lateral horizontal force, which is distributed throughout the bottom of the boat, providing lift along the entire keel. - All of this heavy-duty engineering provides a really stiff structure to the boat, which you can feel as it is underway. The company says the boat could even be suspended by the engine bolts with no loss of hull integrity. - Stored Inside (Garage Kept) - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Gel Coat (Shinny) - Helm Console - Power Engine Hatch - Radar Arch - Stored Inside - Thru-hull Fittings - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller (Duo Prop) - Stored Inside - Thru-hull Fittings - Bottom Paint (Could Be Painted. Seller Trailers It. He Has A Gallon Of Paint That Goes With The Boat.) - Gel Coat - Anchor - Bottom Paint (1 Year Ago) - Engine Cooling (FWC) - Gel Coat (Very Good) - Helm Console (2nd Drive Station) - Bottom Paint (New July 2014) - Cabin Heat (Reverse AC) - Engine Cooling (Closed, FWC) - Gel Coat (Very Good) - Radar Arch - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - Thru-hull Fittings - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - Binnacle W/compass - Bottom Paint - Cockpit Type - Hard Top - Polling Platform - Tuna Tower - Gel Coat (Good) - Anchor - Custom Exhaust - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat (New) - Propeller (2 Stainless Steel) - Radar Arch - Stored Inside - Tower - Tower Light - Helm Console - Bottom Paint (Needs New) - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Raised Helm Deck - Upper Helm Station - Gel Coat - Tee Top - Propeller (SS) - Radar Arch (4 Blade) - Transom Height: 27" - Wake Board Rack - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Engine Cooling (FWC) - Gel Coat - Gel Coat (Excellent) - Propeller (Polished Stainless Steel) - Stored Inside - Toe Rail - Radar Arch - Binnacle W/compass - Gel Coat - Propeller (SS) - Tee Top - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat (Diesiel Stove) - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Propeller - Thru-hull Fittings - Bottom Paint - Stored Inside - Stored Inside - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat (Excellent) - Propeller (Bronze) - Stored Inside (All It's Life) - Wake Board Rack (Port And Starboard) - Stored Inside - Cabin Heat - Engine Cooling - Stored Inside (Winter) - Stored Inside - Gel Coat - Propeller (2) - Anchor - Custom Exhaust - Gel Coat - Propeller (4 Blade Ss) - Thru-hull Fittings - Gel Coat - Propeller (Duo Stainless) - Propeller (29.5x24 Wheel4 Blade) - Radar Arch - Bottom Paint - Radar Arch - Hard Top - Tuna Tower - Cockpit Type (OPEN) - Gel Coat (GOOD) - Wakeboard Tower - Cabin Heat - Cockpit Type (Dual Console) - Binnacle W/compass - Bottom Paint - Ballast (2400 Lbs) - Bottom Paint - Bow Pulpit - Stern Pulpit - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Engine Cooling (Fwc) - Gel Coat - Cabin Heat - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Anchor (2 Galv.) - Anchor (2) - Gel Coat - Wakeboard Tower - Anchor (Plow) - Gel Coat - Engine Cooling (Freshwater) - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Propeller (Staunless Steel) - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint (New In 2013) - Radar Arch - Bottom Paint - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (Raw Water) - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Binnacle W/compass - Propeller - Thru-hull Fittings - Anchor - Gel Coat - Propeller - Gel Coat (Excellent/wrapped) - Cabin Heat - Radar Arch - Binnacle W/compass - Gel Coat - Stored Inside - Propeller (Dual SS) - Radar Arch - Bottom Paint (Salt Water Paint) - Cabin Heat - Propeller - Gel Coat - Toe Rail - Gel Coat - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Gel Coat - Power Engine Hatch - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller (3 Blade) - Stored Inside (Dry/boathouse) - Thru-hull Fittings (Nylon) - Cabin Heat - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Propeller (Aluminum) - Bottom Paint - Propeller - Anchor - Gel Coat (Good) - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Power Engine Hatch - Radar Arch - Bow Pulpit - Anchor - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Thru-hull Fittings - Cockpit Type (Dual Console) - Stored Inside (Garage Kept) - Gel Coat - Cockpit Type (Open) - Rear Ladder - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (F/W) - Gel Coat - Power Engine Hatch - Propeller (Duoprop-stainless) - Bottom Paint - Radar Arch - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Propeller (Aluminum) - Bottom Paint (3 Years Old) - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Anchor - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller (1 Spare (stainless)) - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (FWC) - Flybridge - Gel Coat - Propeller (Bronze) - Radar Arch - Gel Coat - Thru-hull Fittings - Anchor - Gel Coat (Superb) - Helm Console - Propeller (Stainless) - Engine Cooling (Fresh Water Cooled) - Gel Coat - Propeller (Duo Prop) - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Radar Arch - Gel Coat - Propeller - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Binnacle W/compass - Gel Coat (Good) - Lazarette /garage - Propeller (Duo Prop) - Thru-hull Fittings - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Radar Mast - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Gel Coat - Propeller (Aluminum 4 Blade) - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Bottom Paint - Wakeboard Tower (Fold Down With Speakers) - Engine Cooling - Helm Console - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Stored Inside - Tee Top - Propeller (Stainless) - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat (Excellent) - Tee Top (Blue) - Bow Pulpit - Engine Cooling - Flybridge - Helm Console - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller (1 Spare) - Engine Cooling - Helm Console - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Gel Coat (Shiny) - Power Engine Hatch - Propeller - Thru-hull Fittings - Anchor - Gel Coat - Gel Coat - Propeller - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Hard Top - Binnacle W/compass - Bow Pulpit - Engine Cooling - Lazarette /garage - Propeller (3 Blade Fixed) - Bottom Paint (New APR -13) - Bow Pulpit - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Gel Coat (Excellent Condition) - Propeller (Bronze) - Tee Top - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (FWC) - Propeller (Bronze) - Propeller (3 Balde) - Bottom Paint (April) - Propeller (Dual Counter Rotating) - Custom Paint (Won Dupont Hot Hues Challenge In 2006) - Stored Inside - Anchor - Ballast (15 Gal) - Gel Coat (Mint Condition) - Hyd Cont Switch Blade - Gel Coat - Propeller - Gel Coat - Bow Scuff Plate - Gel Coat - Custom Exhaust (Indmar EXT Cat) - Propeller (Bronze) - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Anchor - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Cockpit Type (Center Console) - Gel Coat - ~ Blue Rub Rail is Teak - Lazarette /garage - Helm Console - Bottom Paint - Lazarette /garage (With Outboard) - Stored Inside - Toe Rail - Bottom Paint (As Is) - Flybridge - Helm Console - Engine Cooling (Fresh Water) - Radar Arch - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller (4 Blade Nibral) - Propeller (Bronze 3 Blade) - Bottom Paint (Renewed 2013) - Helm Console - Propeller (2 Bronze New 2013) - Radar Mast - Anchor - Hard Top - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat (Fair) - Radar Arch - Engine Cooling - Propeller - Flybridge - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat (GOOD) - Thru-hull Fittings - Anchor - Engine Cooling (Heat Exchanger) - Anchor - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Anchor - Helm Console - Propeller - Engine Cooling - Propeller (Dual Counter Rotating) - Radar Arch - Helm Console - Propeller (Stainless) - Hard Top (Alaskan Bulkhead Package) - Helm Console - Propeller - Thru-hull Fittings - Gel Coat - Propeller (Dual Stainless) - Bottom Paint (New) - Engine Cooling (FWC) - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (F/W) - Radar Arch - Stern Pulpit - Propeller (MANGANESE-BRONZE RUDDERS) - Bottom Paint (1 YEAR AGO) - Gel Coat (GOOD) - Thru-hull Fittings - Gel Coat - Anchor (Plough) - Gel Coat (Perfect) - Propeller (Stainless) - Binnacle W/compass - Bottom Paint (1 Year Old !!!) - Bottom Paint (Just Redone!) - Bottom Paint - Propeller (Bronz) - Thru-hull Fittings - Hard Top - Bow Pulpit - Tee Top - Bottom Paint - Keel Type (Full) - Propeller (Bronze) - Helm Console - Keel Type - Stored Inside - This is a well constructed craft boat. The hull is marine plywood on straight grain fir ribs. The entire hull and deck exterior are covered in re-enforced fiberglass The mahogany interior and cedar decks exhibit the quality materials the builder used to maximize comfort and esthetics. The house has - At 2400lbs dry weight this boat is an easy tow to your favorite fishing destination or quite afternoon on the river, bay, or lake. - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint (Pettit Vinyl) - Gel Coat - Keel Type (7500lbs Lead) - Propeller (2 Blade 22 Square Stainless) - The hull is Alaskan Cedar 2" planks on White Oak frames on 9.5 inch centers. Interior is paneled in 5 ply teak plywood. Interior cabinetry is African Mahogany. The keel is attached to the hull with 28 keel bolts. All fastenings are stainless steel. No bronze. - The decks are 3 layers of 28oz woven roving covered in one layer of 28oz matt. - Cockpit Type (Center) - Keel Type (Fixed) - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - Anchor - Gel Coat (Two Tone With All New Stickers) - Anchor - Binnacle W/compass - Cockpit Type - Bottom Paint (NEW) - Hard Top - Propeller (SS) - Tee Top - Bottom Paint - Cockpit Type (Dual Console/walkaround) - Binnacle W/compass - Bottom Paint - Bow Pulpit - Helm Console - Propeller (2) - Radar Mast - Thru-hull Fittings - Flybridge (Upper And Lower Helm Station) - Hard Top - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Propeller - Bottom Paint - Radar Mast - Thru-hull Fittings
Deck Gear
- Anchor (Two 120 Mtr 10 Mm Chain) - Cockpit Faucet (H&C Shower) - Courtesy Lights (LED Blue /white) - Dinghy Lift - Mooring Lines - Non-skid Deck - Spreader Lights - Thru-bolted SS Cleats - Winches (New Harken 50 Series) - Windlass (Maxwell, HWC2500)
Safety Equipment
- Bilge Pump (4) - Bright Cockpit Lighting (LED) - Fume Detector (BEP) - Gas Detector (BEP) - Life Jackets
- Headsail - Main - Main Sheet - Sheet Winches