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    Sep 2012
    Philly, PA

    Ariel 97 for sale

    With a heavy heart, I must pass on Ariel #97 to another. I had originally purchased the boat and sailed it while my mother recovered from a SAH stroke in Washington DC. But, as thing happens, I engulfed myself in the huge project of retrofitting the entire boat. Well, six years later and it is not finished. I had made tremendous progress the first two years, nearly completing it. However, the boat has sat for a long while in my shop waiting, and waiting, and waiting… for me to return.

    Quite frankly I have barely touched it these last couple years, as a matter of fact I may have added a couple more projects…

    The retrofit, list, in no particular order:
    1. Interior completely deleted and replaced with a unique design suitable for two to cruise Maine to the Bahamas. all interior plywood Okume BS1088 marine grade plywood. Sleeping for 4 (1 bunk under cockpit, large double in main salon, 1 bunk in bow) 85% complete
    2. Retrofitted Four-Winns trailer motor boat trailer (2 axle w/disk brakes and pivoting tongue) 100% complete
    3. Custom electric drive mount w/ 8.5K electric motor (complete electric motor kit has been mounted and test fit, but never tested/run), 75%
    4. new PPY no drip drive shaft, 100%
    5. new cutlas bearing, 100%
    6. hull/deck seam fiberglassed, 100%
    7. deck recored (previous owner), 100%
    8. new stainless steel prop shaft, 100%
    9. 3 blade (12x) prop, 100%
    10. new main 4:1 sheet w/curved main sheet traveler, ready for mount
    11. curved jib sheet tracks, ready for mount
    12. rudder, completely new w/original bronze tiller shaft. needs final fiber and fairing. 90%
    13. main sail, brand new (used a dozen times) Beacon Sails in Annapolis
    14. hull mounted chain plates (interior), 90%

    1. I started designing / fabricating a bowsprit (18”) from 316 Stainless steel to help with the weather helm.

    What she needs:
    1. rebuild cockpit coamings. I have 5/4 mahogany planks ready with pattern.
    2. complete wiring, including electric drive integration and batteries.
    3. needs all new lighting
    4. electric drive testing
    5. Remounting of all the original hardware
    6. A name

    1. The boat needs top side paint and deck painted.
    Boat exterior has been sanded, faired and barrier coated.
    2. interior cabinets needs to be finished, hardware installed and painted.

    How much:
    1. 7,000. (not including all the new build material or labor- just new unused parts: trailer 5-7k, main sail 1.5k, electric motor kit 2k)
    2. I might be interested in partnerships…. if someone had some motivation and the ability to buy 50% stake in the project

    for a quick response and direct contact info; 415-225-6177
    thanks, matt

    ***google drive link for construction info and photos.***
    Last edited by carbonsoup; 03-17-2022 at 11:46 AM. Reason: contact info
    A97 build images, drawings and other data:

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