A Sweet Little Bluenose Sloop (Sold)

Long time readers of this blog will know that I quite like these little boats. The Bluenose Sloop was my first real sailboat and I reacquainted myself with sailing in it after a long hiatus. So when I received an email from the Bluenose Sloop digest mentioning that one was for sale, I decided to pass along the info.

Especially since the one for sale, Alure, is so choice.

These are sweet little sailboats that sail like dinghies but with a 44% ballast ratio they feel quite solid. They have a fabulously high SA/D ratio so they make excellent engineless sailboats. I single handed mine without an engine using 150% genoa and no winch handles.

Here are the specs.

There was also a pretty detailed forum thread about the Bluenose Sloop on the Sailnet forums.

John, the owner, spent a few years restoring this ole girl and I think she looks pretty sweet. Here is the description of his work that he sent along.
1977 Bluenose 24, hull number ZMBB1318076. Three year restoration, launched May 2008. Deck raised, cleaned and resealed with 3M 5200 and SS screws and bolts. Hull faired and professionally painted with awlgrip top sides jet black deck, mast and boom oyster white.

All New: 2008

Teak toe-rail, faintail and louver hatch board
SS Standing rigging,
Running rigging,
Harken blocks (all)
Harken traveler system
Harken roller furling 00AL
Jib track with Schaefer stand up blocks.
Minn Kota 80 lb thrust electric trolling motor.
Guest 3 bank battery charger with two group 27 AMG batteries.
New anchor light, deck/stemming light, navigation lights
All wiring (marine grade)
Sunbrella sail and tiller cover (toast color)
Tolly Tasker main and Jib. (linen color) coastal curising level 2009
In boom internal outhaul
Single axel trailer
  And more pictures.

She is located in Dallas, TX and if anyone wants more info just shoot me an email (the little envelope icon in the top menu) and I will pass along your message to John.