- 34 (ft.)
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- 3 GM
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The Sea Sprite 34 is the largest of the Sea Sprite sailing vessels. It is also the last design by Alfred "Bill" Luders Jr. They were built by the C.E. Ryder Company of Bristol RI, the last hull was produced in 1986.
The Sea Sprite 34 "Sunshine" has classical lines and a full keel. She sails well even through a following chop. In a gale , partially reefed she is easy to handle.
"Sunshine" is fiberglass with an Airex core, the deck is through bolted to the hull. The 5000 pounds of lead ballast is enclosed below the sole, lowering the center of gravity.
"Sunshine" has had only two owners and has been well cared for over her yeas and is now ready to set sail again. The present owner has done several up-grades since they purchased her in 2011.
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- Up Grades
- 2011 New motor mounts installed New lower rudder bushing installed New (and still unused but installed) gimbaled, two-burner Origo alcohol stove Forward water tank converted to a holding tank with deck pump-out White awning purchased that zips into the existing white bimini to provide shade all the way to the mast New head installed 2012 New Garmin 441 GPS Chartplotter New gray paint applied to the nonskid New anchor chain and two more anchors acquired - a 45 lb. CQR and a 22 lb. Danforth - both of which complement the existing 25 lb. CQR New Raymarine speedometer and depth sounder New engine ignition key switch 2013 New Edson steering pedestal New Harken roller furler Prop refinished New mainsheet New Davis windex wind indicator New cutlass bearing installed
- Survey Findings
- 1) The survey said the cutlass bearing was "worn but not excessively." It has been replaced. 2) The survey said, " Expected rudder shaft wear and rudder voids were noted but rudder heel and bushing wear was not excessive." A new custom bottom bushing for the rudder and heel replaces the old one. 3) The survey said, " Deck crazing was noted heavily broadcast on both sides/tops of the house, cockpit, and deck." Deck crazing on all of the nonskid areas on the house, cockpit and deck was addressed with epoxy-based filler. 4) The survey said, " general fading/checking was noted on all deck and flat surfaces." After the nonskid crazing was addressed, all nonskid areas on the boat were then painted a blue/gray color using Interlux Brightside (with microballoons added), thus correcting the faded flat surfaces. 5) The survey said, " Core softness was noted in several areas." Portions of the cabin-top softness on the starboard side were corrected by drilling down to the core and drying it out, then filling it with epoxy and painting it with Interlux Brightside. 6) The survey said, " All deck perforations/cleats/plates should be resealed." The old rubber cowl vent over the anchor locker was removed and replaced with a chrome, bedded hawse pipe to allow for chain and anchor rode access. 7) The survey said, " Sails were slightly aged and in need of cleaning. Sails should be removed for service/cleaning." Sails were removed and sent to Bacon Sails (Annapolis) for cleaning and any needed restitching in 2012. In 2013 the genoa had its old luff foam removed and new luff foam added when the sail was recut slightly to fit the new Harken roller furling. 8) The survey said, " Rig should be inspected at mast head and spreaders by a qualified rigging shop. Standing rigging may be original and therefore suspect and in need of inspection." The mast and standing rigging were inspected by Chesapeake Rigging Ltd. (Annapolis) in 2011 when we were considering replacing the standing rigging. The rigger's report found no deficiencies and thus we held off on replacing the standing rigging. 9) The survey said that mast " wiring disconnect was not seen." The surveyor did not notice that the mast wiring is routed to a disconnect juncture which is located on a bulkhead under the sink in the main cabin. 10) The survey said, " Sanitation system is rigged for overboard discharge. Sanitation system must be rigged and locked off in a non-overboard discharge manner if not processing or holding." The forward water tank was converted into a sewage holding tank with a Y-valve and reinforced hose leading to a deck pump-out. An electric "full" indicator gauge was added to the holding tank system. An entirely new head was then installed. 11) The survey said, " Steering should be lubricated. Rudder shaft wear was noted but not severe. An old rudder tube repair was noted. Rudder cable guide tubes may be original and should be considered wear items." An entirely new Edson steering pedestal was added in 2013 with associated cables and fasteners that replaced the old pedestal setup. 12) The survey said, " it is recommended that a total restocking of safety gear be made. That is to say new flares, new whistle, first aid kit etc." New flares were purchased. Two existing whistles were found on the boat, as well as a mechanical horn and a pressurized-air signal horn. The ship's first-aid kit was restocked. 13) The survey said, " Engine ran to load with some vibration but without hesitation. Suggest complete engine service and alignment. Service should in way of all fluids, filters, belts, alignment and valve adjustment. Engine mount replacement would be a prudent improvement." The engine motor mounts were replaced at the time of vessel purchase. The engine has received scheduled maintenance from Slim (can't recall the name of his business) and/or Tidewater Yacht Services to include regular oil changes plus oil filter and fuel filter replacements. In 2012 the fuel system was "polished" by a Tidewater Yacht Services contractor to remove any sludge in the fuel tank. 14) The survey said, " Fuel leaking at fuel tank fittings must be corrected." Hose clamps on a fuel fitting were tightened, which eliminated the fuel leakage. 15) The survey said, " Vessel bonding should be re-established." A bonding wire was added from the backstay chainplate to the engine. 16) The survey said, " Galley stove did not test as its tank pump was missing. Suggest replacement of alcohol stove altogether with another type unit." The old stove was removed. The vessel now has an Origo two-burner alcohol stove that is installed but has never been used. 17) The survey said, " Vee belts, valves, filters and motor mounts should be serviced." Engine v-belts and raw water impeller were replaced by Slim in 2011. Motor mounts were replaced at time of vessel purchase. 18) The survey said, " All exterior brightwork should be renewed." In 2011, all exterior brightwork was sanded down to the bare wood and treated with Cetol Light and two coats of Cetol Clear. The exterior brightwork was retreated in 2012 and 2013 with Cetol Clear. 19) The survey said, " Speedometer was not working-paddle wheel was missing." Speedometer and depth sounder were replaced with new Ray Marine units in 2013.
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