She was lovingly enhanced to her present excellent state by a superior craftsman who did fine woodworking, sewing and electronics with the skills the rest of us can only admire. Thank you Rip and Beth for selling us your fine boat.
We picked up Lab Partners at the Keystone Heights home of the previous owner. Rip went well beyond any previous owner I have known and helped fit our Anderson Load Leveling trailer hitch to the trailer in the rain and cold. We had an uneventful trip to her new home the following day.
Along the way, we stopped for a nice overdue lunch at Blue Water Bay.
The gallery below has the pre-purchase images provided by the previous owners. Rip and Beth took superior care of Lab Partners, adding enhancements to make her even more livable.
Previous Owner Equipment List
Side and aft sliding windows
Lazarette storage under rear cockpit seat
Vesper AIS transponder
2 Firefly Oasis Carbon Foam Groip 31 house batteries
1 Group 31 start battery
Blue Seas ACR with LED on dash
Xantrex 2000 watt inverter/charger
270 solar configured in 2 arrays w/ 2 Victron controllers
Victron Cerbo GX interfaced to wifi and Raymarine
Raymarime Axiom 9
Raymarine Doppler2 Radome
NMEA network w/ Suzuki engine data interfaced
Full cockpit enclosure with screens and clear panels (clears panels stow in custom overhead envelope)
Mahogany cockpit table with Laguna mount and Sunbrella cover
8″ memory foam in vee berth
Rocna anchor 300′
Lewmar V700 windlass
8 plait and 25′ chain rode
2021 Owen & Sons aluminum trailer
Zar Mini Air 8 inflatable keel dinghy on SS roof rack
The PDF below is the checklist used for the sea trail from the previous owner:
The operating manuals for installed equipment:
SeaStar-Owners-Manual RF246 Sedan Cruiser Diagram
Xantrex HFS Inverter Chargers Owners
Raymarine p70 and p70R Installation and operation
LightHouse 3.7 Basic Operation instructions 81369-8 EN
Raymarine Evolution EV-1 and ACU Installation B
RF246 Major Components Schematic
p70 and p70R Installation and operation instructions 81355-2-EN
After purchase, I added (with significant help) a Andersen Weight Distribution Hitch to the trailer. It is about a $300 addition but requires a special ball mount.
I highly recommend the Weight Distribution Hitch for sway control if you are towing with a moderate size vehicle.
I will provide (or remove, your choice) the left portion of the photo below – it is attached to the trailer. To use, you must purchase the right portion to insert into your tow vehicle’s receiver. With this weight distribution hitch, she tow easily with my GMC Yukon fitted with a factory brake controller.
The ball mount is available from Andersen at: https://andersenhitches.com/product/wd-anti-sway-assembly-only/