KILLICK has had just two owners. We purchased her in 1985 as our last boat but health reasons have changed plans. She has always been insured (@$45,000 to 48,000), all surveys were full surveys not the minimal as required by the insurance companies. Receipts with manuals which total well over $75,000 are included. She has been occasionally raced over the years and has won a chest full of silver...not included. Her sailing resume includes the US East Coast, the Bahamas, Bermuda (singlehanded back to Newport, RI) and North to Newfoundland.
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Original gelcoat on hull and deck. Bottom was barrier coated with 4 coats of Interlux barrier coat then 3 coats of Micron. Hull is solid fiberglass…extra thick by today’s standards. Deck is cored with ½”marine plywood. Keel is not a “bolt on” but is fully encapsulated lead. Optional teak rub rail.
27hp Yanmar diesel; fresh water cooled; under 800 hrs. (Oil changed every spring and fall… 30 to 50 hours) Keyless start with complete instrument panel in cockpit. (Engine hr meter and engine alarm are inside cabin) Single lever shifter is by Morse. Lesteck 135 amp high output alternator, (original 55amp has never been used); Racor fuel filter and an Algea X fuel treatment system: Halon automatic fire extinguisher; maintenance free PSS shaft seal replaced old stuffing box; 35 gal stainless steel fuel tank; Martec 2 blade folding prop. (Solid 3 blade is spare.) 3 Group 27 batteries...1 engine, 2 house, with two selector switches.
Overhead was originally just painted fiberglass. This was stripped then covered with a textured vinyl. All cushions were reupholstered. Dinette cushions also have off-white slip covers. Two sets of custom sheets and pillow cases for vee-berth. Teak and holly cabin sole (1/4 plywood) was finished in ‘Ultimate Sole’. Dinette table is Corian with inlaid chess board; a large trawler lamp is on the overhead. Additional book/storage shelves were added to both ¼ berths and outboard of the dinette.
Origo 2 burner non pressurized alcohol stove with oven on gimbals (if you are patient this oven will reach 400 degrees for pizza), foot pumps for raw and fresh water, terrific wood knife rack built into counter outboard of sink. Sea belt for offshore is next to stove, and is able to be used on both tacks. When secured with this belt you have complete acess to the sink oven and counter. Also the top of the refrigerator/icebox. ( You have to unhook to get to the bottom of the ice box.) 3 solid wood drawers. Electric refrigeration, the fiberglass ice box was completely re-insulated with green high performance urethane foam. Additional pot and pan storage was created outboard of stove, and an teak bulkhead mounted dish rack is on the bulkhead over the ice box.. Custom kydex cup holder is mounted on overhead. When removing cups do NOT hold them by their handles..just grab the bottom of the cup and twist off. Sea swing propane single burner is included for offshore (mounted on head door). Thermos is secured with Velcro strap. Halogen chart light (red/white) is over counter. Lastly there is a manual trash compacter. Now do not get excited, this does not do the job of what you may have in your kitchen but it does condense the soft trash.
By Geoff Gibbs of Harrstick, all extra thick Dacron, include fullbattened main with two deep reefs and a flattening reef, 150% and 100%, with white UV cover, all in very good condition, yearly inspected/serviced. Furlex roller furling . Storm jib traveler is mounted on forward part of cabin top. Inside jib leed tracks added. Also have spinnaker and hank on storm jib in fair condition. (Spinnaker gear includes pole, reaching strut and sock). KILLICK was setup for shorthanded sailing by installing winches, leads, line stoppers under dodger.
1 ½” custom stainless bowsprit manufactured by “Tops in Quality”, holds a 33 lb Bruce and 22 lb Danforth which are pinned/locked on large rollers. Lofrans vertical electric windlass installed with ‘starboard’ backing and mounting plates. Lofrans circuit breaker is just inside companionway. 12v wash down pump is located midships on starboard side; a 25’ hose will easily wash entire boat.
Most (approx 98%) original 12volt wiring replaced, all fuses and fuse panels were removed and a ‘Paneltronics’ circuit breaker panel installed (includes upgraded digital gauges). Several circuit breakers are not used, therefore ready for expansion. This panel shows battery status and amps being used. Original wiring and old splices were properly replaced with ‘home runs’. Masthead includes tricolor light, Datamarine wind transducer, windex and a Forespar lightning arrester. 110 Volt system installed, with sveral GFI plugs threw out the entire boat, and a separate circuit breaker panel. Also a 110 Charger is under starboard ¼ berth. Outside on starboard rear quarter of cockpit is 110 inlet. Opposite, on port side is cable/telephone inlet.
Apelco Radar, VHF with an additional speaker for the cockpit, handheld Icom VHF, Datamarine wind, depth & speed. AM/FM cassette and CD player with 4 speakers (2 waterproof), Locata RDF and Micrologic LORAN (see tid bits on this LORAN) Easy to read Plastismo compass. Autohelm 1000 and Autohelm 4000 autopilot ( for winds over 25 kts.) Fluxgate compass for the 4000 is located under the compression post beneath the cabin sole. The tiller bracket for both autopilots is ‘bullet proof’ stainless steel rather than stock aluminum. (Backups include Davis sextant, navigation tables, 7x50 Tasco binocular with built-in compass for obtaining bearings, and a LOCATA digital RDF.) This RDF, radio direction finder is lots of fun when instructing children in navigation.
Ventilation is provided by 4 Harken SS opening ports ( includes screens), 2 day/night solar vents and a large lexan/teak opening hatch forward of the deck stepped mast. 3,000 BTU air conditioner which fits in vee-berth hatch has a rain cover and drains overboard. (Dockside 110 volt).
Heaters include a small 110V quartz unit and two clay flower pots that fit on the stove. (Flower pots along with trawler oil lamp actually work well in keeping the chill off when away from dock.) Custom mahogany box hides back of Datamarine instruments and provides small storage.
Sail cover is Sunbrella, while the dodger is a waterproof Sunbrella (as I remember called “stamoid” ) with stainless steel rails. Yellow closed cell foam cockpit cushions (fair condition) are included.
Electronics mast on port quarter includes Apelco (Ratheon 10 mile radar), AM/FM stereo, loran and cell phone antennae. All wirring is inside this mast. Also a large ensign fits nicely…I hate boats showing miniature US flags.
Man overboard pole is on backstay, lifesling, horseshoe and built in swim ladder are included.
Forespar stainless propane grill fits on starboard quarter rail. Custom vinyl cover has a canvas strap that goes under the rail. With the propane tank removed and the cover attached this has been secure offshore. This is not a large grill, but for two it has been great. (Years ago we had a seagull remove dinner from an old charcoal grill…this Forespar has a hinged top!)
When anchoring…place the additional VHF speaker under dodger. Find an unused channel. Take handheld VHF to bow and speak…no confusing hand signals, no yelling, plus observers are impressed…and MOST important…. the helmsperson, (usually my Wife) is in the cockpit and cannot easily speak back! Sometimes life is very good.
In its day the Micrologic LORAN was considered one of the best. Although along in years, it does have one great feature…VMG… (velocity made good). When beating to windward this application takes all the guess work out of ‘which tack is best’. Do not confuse this with speed over ground. VMG is speed towards the windward mark…just remember your high school physics class on ‘vectors’. The GPS units that I have found do NOT have this feature.
Primary anchor is 33lb Bruce with 50’ of chain and 200’ nylon rode. We always seemed to anchor in water that was about 10’ deep…therefore 50’ of chain, then an additional 10 to 25’ of nylon works. (Danforth is used in rocky bottoms or as a second anchor.) Both anchors are pinned/locked on their rollers, therefore safe from movement while offshore and ready for use in just a minutes time. Lofrans electric windlass has its circuit breaker panel inside the companionway, also the up & down foot switches are up forward on deck. (Before using the windlass, remove the spinnaker from the anchor line locker, also check that the cat is not there.)
KILLICK thrives in heavy weather. While sailing with the 150% genoa the mainsail does not get the first reef until wind is just over 20 kts (when going up wind close hauled …25kts with the 100% jib). However, a flattening reef does help the helm at approx 17kts. All sail shaping and reefing is done from the cockpit while under the protection of the dodger. Main halyard winch is to the right of the companionway with the reefing lines to the left with separate stoppers and winch. Also under dodger are lines for the clew outhaul, gooseneck downhaul and the flattening reef. For off wind, snatch blocks are clipped to the outside rail, and then attach line with blocks to boom. These act as a boom vang and a preventer when going downwind. Upwind a vang is not needed… for Bill Lapworth designed a ‘floating goosneck’ and used end boom sheeting… easy to flatten the main.
CAL 34 ‘s have a PHRF spinnaker rating of 172, and 184 non-spinnaker. (As I recall it is the same as a J24) This seems to be fair. However, downwind ( with a breeze) KILLICK will sail with boats that owe her 40 to 50 seconds per mile. However, should the wind die, these same boats will sometimes pass her while beating to windward.
Plumbing: In keeping with the KISS system, in the galley are two rule foot pumps, one for fresh the other for the billions of gallons of outside raw water. Outboard and under the galley sink is the 12v wash down pump connected to a hose fitting on deck. 25’ hose will allow washing of entire boat. (Also handy for water fights and raw water showers.) The original 25 gal water tank was replaced with two heavy duty bladder tanks (under the vee berth) and now total approximately 70 gallons. A 10 gal. bladder holding tank is under the stove with its vent & pump out deck fitting outboard.
KILLICK comfortably sleeps four…not six as the original literature said unless you want to lower the dinette. That said, four adults with their gear, are very comfortable. Vee berth and the two quarter berths are all very large. Quarter berths have lee cloths, and are terrific off shore. Head room is well over 6’.
Steering is by tiller, therefore no cables or quadrants need to be serviced. Cal 34’s were designed for tillers. Because of this design you can steer while under the protection of the dodger…no spray or rain in the face! Also from this comfortable spot you can see the radar screen. With the tiller extension sitting to windward allows clear visibility of all telltales. At anchor tiller folds up out of the way, allowing full use of her 10’ long cockpit. Teak cockpit grating helps keep your feet dry and looks cool. Two cushions with ratchets inside form great recliners for reading.
Flare gun is 25 gage, not the usual 12 gage….. Bigger just seems better in this case. New flares are needed. Two inflatable harnesses also need service. 6 Lifejackets are in the cockpit sail locker. Webbed jack lines and harnesses are included.
Also included: signal flag set, tension gauge for adjusting standing rigging, manual pump for changing engine oil, two sets of masks, snorkels and flippers. Fids for splicing braided line, Three blade solid propeller. Pots, pans silverware, dishes etc for six.
For the diesel there is a full shop manual and complete parts manual. ..each over 1” thick. Also the original ‘unused’ alternator with its belt is included, along with extra fuel filters. The Yanmar diesel has been fabulous…never any trouble.
To start the Yanmar. First place shifter in neutral by putting shifter at 12 o’clock, then pulling out black button: advance throttle to 10 o’clock: inside the cabin put both battery selector switches to “all” batteries: also just inside, to starboard, pull out middle switch (alarms should sound) then push ‘start’ button. Sometimes, when cold the throttle will have to be temporally advanced to 9 o’clock while engine turns over. Once started, slow down rpms to approx 800 to 1,000. Now check for water coming out of the exhaust.
The ‘keyless start’ is the perfect KISS system….simple and it works. Also, there are no keys needed to lock the cockpit hatches…a line goes to jamb cleats in the ¼ berths. (No clanging lock hasps while underway)
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7350 Edgewood Road
Annapolis, MD 21403