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DAVID JONES YACHT BROKERAGE AT ROCKPORT MARINE

35′ Covey Island Spoon Bow Cruising Sloop

Lyra is a well-built cruising vessel of traditional type and modern construction. Strip-plank construction has proved to be economical, and if the work is done well it is long lasting. As noted above, the integrity of the exterior FRP sheathing has to be maintained. Vessel has adequate reserve buoyancy, and is reasonably short ended. Her deck and interior arrangement are suitable for coastal cruising. Vessels of this type are known to have adequate stability. No changes in the interior arrangements, hull, or rig suggest a change in her center of weights.

Survey Available Upon Request. Additional photos available at the YachtWorld listing.

 

CONSTRUCTION

 

Hull

  • Wooden Hull
  • Planking: Strip planked, cedar, FRP sheathing. Hull interior is coated with epoxy.
  • Sheathing material is reported to be “fiberglass,” but weight and construction are not known.
  • Frames: Laminated 2” sided, 1” molded
  • Fastenings: Not known.
  • Clamp: 3.5” X 4” laminated fir
  • Floor timbers: Oak, 3” sided, 12” deep in way of keel bolts
  • Backbone: Keel, stem, stern post and deadwood are laminated in a single structure using fir and epoxy. This is common with strip-planked hulls. Because this vessel has a transom stern and outboard rudder there is no horn timber.
  • Transom: Fir plywood
  • Ballast keel: Reported to be 8,000 lbs total
  • Keel bolts: Bronze

Bulkheads

  • # of Compartments: No watertight transverse bulkheads
  • Structural: Plywood, various thickness. Interior partition bulkheads are vertical staving.
  • Watertight: Weatherdeck/cockpit is an effective watertight bulkhead
  • Construction: Plywood fastened to deck beams and hull frames.
  • Fastenings unknown

Deck

  • Decking: Mahogany plywood, reported to be made of 3 layers of .25” thickness plywood, layers epoxy glued
  • Framing: Laminated cedar, 1.25 sided X 2.75” molded
  • Deck covering: “treadmaster” non-skid and FRP
  • Fastenings: Unknown
  • Toerail: Mahogany
  • Lifelines: None
  • Pulpits: Stainless steel bent-tube pulpit on bowsprit. No stern rail

 

SUPERSTRUCTURE

 

Cabin Trunk

  • Carlin: 2.25” X 2.5” cedar
  • Sides: .75” scantling plywood construction
  • Coachroof beams Longitudinal plywood stringers with edge banding of solid wood
  • Coachroof top: Plywood with FRP sheathing
  • Companionway: Slide and drop doors
  • Windows: Opening marine portlights

Cockpit

  • Self-bailing
  • Hatches: Cockpit seat storage lockers, removable cockpit sole section over engine

Interior Joinerwork

  • Finish: Varnish
  • Fittings: Various

 

STEERING SYSTEM

Steering

  • Rudder Blade: Outboard-hung rudder, wood construction with full FRP sheathing.
  • Rudder Shaft: No metal shaft. The leading edge of the rudder is
  • Bearings: Cast-bronze gudgeons mounted on transom, plus foot bearing on skeg.
  • Bronze pintles on rudder
  • Steering: Wheel steering, with wheel shaft turning a sprocket, driving a roller-link chain cable that sets up on a quadrant. The quadrant is not set up on the rudder shaft, but instead turns on an idler shaft. The quadrant is connected to the rudder with a drag link that sets up on a pivot pin on the quadrant, and another pivot pin on a bell crank bolted to the side of the rudder.
  • Emergency Tiller
  • Autopilot: Navico Wheelpilot WP5000

 

MACHINERY

Main Engine

  • Description: Single diesel engine.
  • Make & Model: Volvo MD 17, three-cylinder
  • Year 1985
  • Horsepower: 32
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Cooling system: FWC by heat exchanger
  • Controls: Morse
  • Reverse Gear: Volvo MS gear, 2.4:1

 

Stern Gear

  • Shaft: 1 1/8” stainless
  • Stuffing box: Internal flax packing with shaft greasing cup
  • Flex coupling: Engine mounts
  • Stern bearing: Neoprene “Cutless” water lubricated bearing
  • Propeller: 3-blade “Max-prop” feathering.

Fuel System

  • Tank: Single SS tank, under cockpit aft
  • Construction: Welded
  • Tank fill: Outboard
  • Feed lines: Copper
  • Flexible jumper: Neoprene, approved type
  • Fuel filters: Engine mounted
  • Water separator: Racor
  • Double clamped: OK
  • NFPA approved: OK (bottom tank suction is allowed on small diesel tanks)

Exhaust

  • Type: Wet exhaust
  • Material: Iron water cooled manifold with water injection, waterlift muffler,
  • Neoprene steam hose to tailpipe
  • Double clamped: No
  • NFPA approved? No (needs double clamp)

Ventilation

  • Type: Natural draft.
  • Location: Engine compartment
  • NFPA approved

 

PLUMBING SYSTEM

Through Hulls & Seacocks

  • Type & Number: Bronze marine valve, ball valve.
  • Location: Various: Engine compartment, galley, head.

Piping

  • Type: Neoprene, PVC

Bilge Pumping

  • Type: DC electric centrifugal submersible
  • Auto switch: “Rule”
  • Capacity: 950 gph nominal capacity
  • Discharge: direct
  • Alarm: None
  • Manual pump: diaphragm “Whale” type `
  • Engine driven pump: None

Head

  • Type: Manual “Lavac” type
  • holding tank: SS welded
  • USCG approved: OK

Domestic Water System

  • Tank size and type: (2) X 35 gal, in bilge
  • Pressure pump: Manual
  • Waste discharge: Direct
  • Piping: PVC & copper

 

HEATING SYSTEMS

Cookstove

  • Type: Force 10 3-burner stove with oven
  • Fuel: propane
  • Gimbaled

Heating stove:

  • Type: Dickenson oil burning cabin stove
  • Fuel: #2 fuel or #1 kerosene

 

OTHER MECHANICAL SYSTEMS

Refrigeration

  • Type: Electric drive compressor with evaporator plate in icebox

 

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

DC ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Generator:

  • Voltage: 12V DC
  • Approved type? Yes
  • Switching: Balmar

Batteries:

  • Size and capacity: (2) size 27
  • Cables: OK

AC Circuit Battery Charger: None

  • Type: Newmar 15 amp
  • Marine approved

Circuit Protection:

  • Main disconnect: Explosion proof selector type
  • Branch circuits: Circuit breaker
  • NFPA approved

Wiring:

  • Wire type: PVC coated multi strand copper
  • Mounting adequate: Yes
  • Adequate gauge? Yes
  • Splices: Crimped
  • Terminals: Crimped

 

AC ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

System Description:

  • Voltage: 110
  • Configuration: Single phase, AC
  • Generators: None
  • Inverter: None
  • Shore Power: 30 amp service
  • ER/LYRA 18 February 2015

 

Circuit Protection:

  • Main disconnect: OK, dpst, live green wire
  • Branch circuits: circuit breaker
  • Panel Guard
  • NFPA approved

Wiring:

  • Wire type: PVC coated multi strand copper
  • Splices: Crimped
  • Terminals: Crimped

 

ELECTRONICS INVENTORY:

  • ITEM MAKE MODEL SERIAL NUMBER
  • VHF Radio Si-Tex Compact 66
  • Fathometer “Marine 480” flasher type
  • G.P.S/Chartplotter Furuno GP 31 3427-1743
  • Digital compass Si-Tex

 

RIGGING  AND DECK GEAR

Mast

  • Type: Rectangular section hollow spruce, single spreader
  • Finish: Paint

 

Boom

  • Type: Spruce
  • Construction: Solid
  • Finish: Paint

 

Standing Rigging

  • Shroud construction: 1 X 19 Stainless Steel wire
  • Terminal Type: Various: Swaged terminal, Sta-lock type terminal, hot sockets
  • Terminal Type: Sta-lock type terminal
  • Turnbuckles: Stainless steel forged
  • Toggles: Integral
  • Tangs: Stainless steel strap. Masthead crane is stainless, welded.
  • Chain Plates: Stainless steel bar stock, Through-bolted to hull with (2) ½” stainless steel bolts which set up on backing blocks on hull interior
  • Head rig: Vessel was originally designed to be a double-headsail sloop, with a masthead jib tacked at the bowsprit end, and a fractional forestaysail tacked at the stemhead. Currently the forestaysail is not rigged. Jib is a modern roller-furling type

Running rigging and deck hardware

  • Sheet winches: Merriman #25 & Barient #10
  • Halyards: Main: Samson braid fiber on Barient single speed winch
  • Blocks: Wood shell
  • Track: Various
  • Cars: Slide
  • Cleats: Bronze

 

Sails

  • Inventory available

 

GROUND TACKLE

Anchors

  • #1 Size and Type: 35 Lbs. plow
  • #1 Rode: B3 chain
  • #2 Size and Type: 30 Lbs Danforth
  • #2 Rode: 5/8″ X 250′ Nylon anchor rode

Deck Gear

  • Winch: Manual
  • Rode storage: Forepeak with spurling pipe
  • Anchor stowage: Roller chocks on bowsprit

 

SA FETY EQUIPMENT

FIRE EQUIPMENT

Portable Fire Extinguishers

Type & Size Location Inspection Date Pressure

  • #1 BC1 dry chem forward cabin None OK
  • #2 BC1 dry chem Galley None OK

 

SAFETY EQUIPMENT

Emergency Flotation devices Score:

Type Number Stowage Condition

  • ADULT 2 8 Cabin OK
  • Throwable device Horseshoe 1 Cockpit locker OK
  • Horn:
  • Belt guards
Price $28,000
Name Lyra
Type Sail
Length 35 ft
Hull Material Wood
Designer Joel White
Classification Sloop

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