1997, Custom Cold-Molded K/CB Sloop, 20’

Asking Price: $38,500

Location: Brooklin, Maine

MOET was designed and built by a well-regarded maker of fine furniture and his talents show well in this capable little pocket cruiser / daysailor first launched in 1997.

It’s hard for us here at Brooklin Boat Yard not to imagine that the inspiration for MOET could have come from the earlier (1992) Joel White design of the Sakonnet 23 daysailor. Nothing wrong with a little design adaptation as imitation is the sincere form of flattery and MOET should perform equally as well as her inspiration making her a joy to sail.

The Sakonnet 23 was strictly a daysailor for protected waters. MOET’s design features (changes) of slightly higher topsides, raised cabin, protective bridge deck, more secure cockpit and slightly shorter masthead rig make her well suited to sailing further offshore and farther afield. Add the (included) trailer and her cruising grounds become virtually endless.

 

Principle Dimensions and Information
Designer Tim Faner
Builder Tim Faner
Year Built 1997
LOA 20’ 0”
LWL 17’ 6”
Beam 6’ 0”
Draft Minimum 1’ 10”
Draft Maximum 5’ 4”
Displacement 2440 lbs.
Ballast Keel 800 lbs.
Ballast Centerboard 175 lbs.
Sail Area 196 sq. ft.

 

Construction

  • West system cold-molded, wood-epoxy hull with outer skins of fiberglass cloth set in epoxy.
  • Laminate schedule from inside to outside as follows
  • 1st (interior) Layer strip planked 3/8” x 1” Redwood
  • 2nd and 3rd Layers 1/8” Cedar as at opposing diagonals
  • 4th (exterior) Layer 10 oz. fiberglass cloth
  • Lead ballast keel / centerboard and spade rudder underwater configuration.
  • Decks are Okoume marine plywood overlaid with 3/16” teak
  • Raised house with cabin sides extending aft as cockpit coamings
  • Cabin top construction is trhe same as hull laminate schedule.
  • House sides and cockpit coamings are cold-molded Cedar with Teak overlay and varnish finish.
  • Deep and secure cockpit with raised bridge deck forward
  • Topsides are painted (linear polyurethane) Sea Foam Green with a Black boot stripe and White (anti-fouling) bottom.
  • Teak decks are left natural as are also the cockpit sole floor boards
  • Cabin top is painted white
  • Varnished wood cabin sides, cockpit coamings, cockpit seating and companionway hatch.
  • Companionway hatch fitted with varnished wood and tinted Lexan sliding hatch and Lexan drop board.
  • Interior cabin hull sides, frames, ring frames and bulkheads finished with clear epoxy / varnish.
  • Cockpit interior hull sides, frames and bulkheads painted White

Deck and Cockpit Hardware

  • Bronze stem fitting
  • Anchor roller
  • Bronze bow chock and cleat
  • Hawse pipe cover
  • Exterior hull mounted bronze chain plates
  • Mast step / tabernacle
  • Deck prism
  • Bronze fixed ports port and starboard cabin sides
  • Ronstan halyard turning blocks
  • Bronze halyard cleats
  • Ronstan headsail tracks, cars, turning blocks and cam cleats
  • Ronstan main sheet turning blocks and cam cleat
  • Centerboard winch
  • Aft lazzerette / storage locker
  • Bronze stern chock and cleat
  • Bronze backstay tang

Spars and Rigging

  • Deck-stepped (with interior compression post) single spreader, masthead sloop configuration
  • Varnished Sitka Spruce mast and boom
  • Stainless steel wire standing rigging (headstay, backstay and shrouds) with bronze turnbuckle adjusters
  • Three strand Dacron main and jib halyards
  • Three-strand Dacron main sail lazy jack system
  • Three strand Dacron main sheet
  • Yacht braid jib sheets

Sails and Canvas

  • All sails built by Center Harbor Sails (Brooklin, ME).
  • All sails Tanbark in color
  • Age unknown
  • Condition very good
  • Mainsail with 2 reef points
  • #2 Jib (hank-on)
  • #3 Jib
  • Mainsail cover (Sunbrella Toast)

Electronics and Navigation

  • Garmin Montana 600 GPS
  • Ritchie primary helm compass
  • Airguide Chicago secondary compass

Electrical

  • 12-Volt ship’s electrical system powers running lights and interior reading light
  • 12-Volt marine battery in secured battery box

Lighting

  • Mast head tri-color light
  • Interior reading light

Auxiliary Power

  • Oars and oar locks
  • Tohatsu 4 hp outboard motor available for additional cost

Ground Tackle

  • Bow Roller
  • Danforth anchor stored in aft lazzerette
  • Chain and rode stored in forward locker with foredeck hawse pipe

Additional Equipment

  • Davis Instruments “Tiller Tamer” self-steering
  • Davis Instruments “Spar-Fly” wind direction mounted at mast head
  • Stainless steel (side mounted) outboard motor bracket
  • Varnished ash shroud rollers
  • PFD’s (5 adult)
  • Flares Kit
  • First Aid Kit
  • Signal Horn
  • Tool Kit
  • Edson Manual Bilge Pump mounted in cockpit
  • Dock lines and fenders
  • Single-axle trailer