The Boat

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Curious about the name? It’s both representative of my frame of mind, and named after a spot up in the North Carolina mountains.

I had originally planned to re-name the vessel to “SeaLeggs” to match the beach cottage name, but I feel that the vessel’s current name is appropriate and will remain.

This following text is mostly taken from the original CraigsList post from which I ended up buying Loafer’s Glory.

Loafer's Glory

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This excellent blend of a cruising and racing hull comes together perfectly in the West Indies 36. Look good while sailing fast. This beautiful example of a sloop rigged, rear cockpit mono-hull exemplifies the classical sailboat that is often admired by sailing enthusiasts.

This boat was designed and built by Charlie Morgan and is a blend of his production yacht and America’s Cup sailing experience. Charlie designed a boat that is both comfortable and fast. Her sleek lines are often admired even when tied to the dock. Under sail she is a real head turner.

This particular boat has been stretched from the standard 36 ft. L.O.A. (length over all) to 40 feet with a sugar scoop transom that was added to extend the hull length for faster speeds and to simplify getting into and out of the water if you decide you want to go swimming.

Accommodations are ample with room to sleep 7-8 people. The forward vee-berth sleeps 2, the U-shaped settee converts to a double and sleeps 2, the quarter berth sleeps 2 and the single settee amidships sleeps 1. If need be another 1 or 2 people could sleep in the cockpit.

This boat is a bluewater sailer that can be sailed anywhere. Its bullet-proof, 50 H.P. Perkins 4-108 Diesel engine will move you when the wind is not blowing.

As a live-aboard platform it has lots of room and the shallow 4.5 ft. draft allows for getting into some of the shallower anchorages and waterways. If you have dreamed of having a good, built like a tank, sailboat that will take you to far off places, at a very reasonable price then this is your boat.

Specs:

  • LOA: 40 Ft.
  • Beam: 12 ft.
  • LWL: 37 ft.
  • Min. Draft: 4'6"
  • Displacement: 17,000 lbs.
  • Ballast: 7500 lbs.
  • Bridge Clearance: 54 ft.
  • Keel: Fin
  • Engine: Perkins 4-108 diesel 50 HP w/ 3299 hours
  • Accommodations: 2 double berths, 2 single berths
  • Sails: Fully Battened Mainsail, 150% jib sail
  • Rigging: brand new running rigging - very good standing rigging
  • Cockpit: rear positioned with Bimini
  • Head: Vacu-flush
  • Galley: Double SS sink, Force 10 propane range/oven, Adler-Barbour top loading refrigerator
  • Electronics: New VHF Radio
  • B&G depth sounder
  • 3x high volume bilge pumps
  • 4x brand new optima AGM house batteries
  • 1x brand new optima AGM starter battery
  • 3x 12VDC bilge pumps 1000 GPH

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