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|Location||Spruce Head, Maine, United States|
|Length at Water Line||6.96 m|
|Max Draft||1.42 m|
|Displacement (Dry Load)||7800 lb|
|Cabin Headroom||1.83 m|
|Drive Type||Direct Drive|
|Propeller Type||2 Blade|
"The Sabre 28 is an attractive, well-built, well-finished boat. Although her price is above average, construction and finish details are also well above average for a stock boat. Despite her modern underbody, she is a conservative design, conservatively built." ~ Practical Sailor Review
Eider is a nice example of this popular model. Well maintained this boat is ready to sail. Her current owner has kept the boat up with many upgrades as well. The biggest of these upgrades being the removal of the wheel and addition of a tiller. Priced to sell come visit this boat you will not be disappointed.
The hull is a single unit, hand laminated, fiberglass molding built with alternating layers of mat and roving, with additional reinforcement in high stress areas. The interior is constructed using handcrafted wood and the most meticulous boat building techniques. Oiled teak is used on all visible wood surfaces. Varnished mahogany is used under the berth cushions and in other concealed areas. All trim, drawer fronts, and locker doors are solid teak...
The deck is hand laminated fiberglass with balsa core stiffening and molded non-skid surfaces. There are new, large teak toe rails, handrails, coaming caps, and trim. A fiberglass spray hood protects the companionway hath in foul weather. There are four opening ports, one standard hatch, a dorade vent over the washroom, and a large Bomar hatch over the forward cabin. Handling of ground tackle is simplified by a foredeck anchor well. The welded stainless steel double-rail bow pulpit and stern rail, stanchion posts, and upper and lower lifelines with gates are standard." ~ Sabre Brochure
Hull and Deck
Antifouling paint buildup was sandblasted below the waterline in 2009. An epoxy barrier was subsequently applied. Above the waterline the hull is the original gel coat. The Series 3 keel was professional faired in 2016 and all keel bolts were reset and resealed from within the bilge. All thru-hull fittings are original with the exception of the thru-hull and seacock for the vanity sink, which was replaced in 2014. A garboard drain plug was installed in 2010.
- White Gelcoat topsides
- Blue double boot stripes
- Red bottom paint
Deck and Cockpit
All thru-deck fittings have been re bedded by the current owner. All thru-deck holes have been filled with epoxy and re drilled to isolate all deck balsa core from any moisture exposure. Cockpit sole was professionally replaced in 2010. The deck and cockpit were painted with 2-part urethane paint in 2010. The cockpit was repainted in 2017. The non-skid surfaces on the fore deck were repainted in 2016.
The outer Genoa tracks and the spinnaker pole deck fittings have not been re bedded as the original bedding is intact.
There is a Navy blue canvas dodger. The dodger, sail cover and UV protection panels on both foresails are all of the same shade of navy blue. Gemini Canvas in Rockland built the dodger and sail cover. Gemini washes and stores both each winter.
Engine, Transmission and Running Gear
The engine is the original Westerbeke 13 horsepower diesel. The engine and transmission were removed and refurbished by Hanson Marine in Marblehead, MA in 2010. Hanson Marine is the east coast service contractor for Westerbeke Marine. A new Westerbeke engine control panel was installed in 2017. A new engine alarm system is on the boat, not yet installed. The alarm system will sound if the engine temperature, oil pressure or alternator circuits are malfunctioning. The current owner monitors the engine control panel gauges for these possible malfunctions. The original propeller shaft stuffing box was replaced with a PSS dripless seal in 2010. There is a new reed-style fuel gauge. There is a 2-lever engine control – throttle and transmission – mounted on the starboard cockpit. The new fuel gauge is not yet grounded and is currently not in working order. There is approximately 10 gallons of treated fuel in the tank at present.
The rudder post was professionally installed during the current ownership. The sloop was originally steered with a binnacle mounted wheel as were all Series 3 boats. All Series 1 boats were tiller steered. Purchasers of Series 2 boats had the option of tiller or wheel steering. The current owner opted for a tiller as it is much easier to single hand than a wheel on this boat.
The mainsail and two foresails are in excellent condition; all used 1 to 3 weeks a summer and all professionally washed each fall. The mainsail is several years old; it’s a full batten, open footed Shore Sail built for the boat by Vermont Sailing Partners. There is a 4-year-old 110% foresail (lapper) used 2 seasons built by Pope Sails and Rigging; there is a 2 year old 130% Genoa used for the past two seasons also built by Pope Sails in Rockland. There is a blue cruising spinnaker bought by the previous owner that’s been used a few times by the current owner that is in very good shape. All the sails have been washed this fall and are being stored at Pope Sails and Rigging.
Forestay, aft stay and both long shrouds were purchased new by current owner. All four short shrouds are in excellent condition. There is a Selden Rodkicker rigid vang purchased by the current owner. 95% of the Selden foresail roller furler has been replaced during the current ownership including all foils, halyard-retaining block and the body and bearings of the body of the furler. All four lifelines, toggles and goose neck shackles are new as well. Contracted professionals have done all work – principally, Pope Sails and Rigging out of Rockland, ME..
Mast, Boom & Spinnaker Pole:
The mast and boom were repainted with Awlgrip in 2009. The internal blocks and lines in the boom were professionally replaced in 2009. The current owner replaced all the electrical wiring and the coaxial cable in the mast in 2010. The Perko steaming light was replaced in 2015. There is a spinnaker pole fastened on the port foredeck. The anchor light needs a new bulb.
All running rigging is in excellent condition having been purchased during the current ownership.
Single speed Lewmar winches mounted on the mast raise the internal main and foresail halyards. There is also an external spinnaker halyard. Both the foresail and spinnaker halyards are threaded thru Spinlock rope clutches located on the mast. The single speed halyard winches were originally mounted on the aft cabin roof and all halyards were led aft to the cockpit.
Harken Lazy Jacks are positioned between the mast and boom. There are two internal slab-reefing lines both cleated on the starboard side of the boom just aft of the mast. The internal outhaul is cleated on the underside of the boom. The current owner has replaced the end of boom block for both reefing lines and the internal mainsail outhaul.
There is a mid-boom 4:1 Harken mainsheet system and Harken traveler mounted on the cabin roof fore of the companionway hatch. Traveler control lines are lead aft to cam cleats on the cabin roof. The mainsheet leads aft to a 2-speed Lewmar winch on the port cabin roof. All mainsheet and traveler associated hardware is Harken purchased during the current ownership.
The mainsheet can alternatively attached at the aft end of the boom and led to a Harken traveler track located on the aft cockpit combing. This sheeting setup was the position used on all Sabre 28 Series 1. Series 2 sloops could be sheeted either in this position or in the mid-boom position. Series 3 sloops were only sheeted in the mid-boom position. The current owner added the additional end-boom sheeting position.
Foresail sheets are led aft to 2-speed Lewmar winches on the cockpit combings. There are two genoa tracks - a primary track mounted outboard of all shrouds on the gunnel and an alternative inner track inboard of all shrouds for tacking close to the wind.
Electronics and Instruments
There is an ICOM 25 watt DSC radio connected to a mast top antenna (new in 2012) and a Garmin Series 5 chart plotter. The original knot meter and depth gauge are present and in good working order. There is a bilge pump with both manual and automatic modes. (There is a manual bilge pump back up in the aft of the port cockpit.) There is a carbon monoxide monitor connected directly to the 12-volt power source. A Ritchie compass is mounted on the cabin wall in the cockpit.
There is a mast top anchor light, a steaming light (new 2015) and fore and aft running lights. The aft running light and the anchor light need new bulbs which are on the boat.
The galley is original equipment. There is an Origo two burner alcohol stove top, an ice box and a stainless steel sink. The original domestic water tank sits under the fore berth. There are foot pumps at both the vanity sink and the galley sink
The sloop has two 12-volt batteries, one is about 5 years old, the other about 3 years old. Originally the sloop had an AC/DC converter allowing it to be connected to 120-volt shore power. The converter was damaged and removed by the current owner. The shore power cord is on the boat; the shore power plug is still present on the aft starboard free board. The 12-volt system was professionally inspected and upgraded in 2015. There is an amp meter to assess battery charges. There is a central circuit breaker box on the port side of the companionway; there are multiple unused circuit breakers.
Head and Plumbing
The head is the original Wilcox Crittenden. It was rebuilt in 2016. It currently is connected only to the sea. The original holding tank is present and in good order. As is the thru deck pump out port. A new y-valve is needed to reconnect the holding tank to the head.
There is a vanity with a stainless steel sink and dedicated thru hull and seacock.
Anchor and Ground Tackle
Two anchors: one galvanized Danforth and one aluminum Fortress; 3 fathoms of galvanized chain; 300’ of line. The Fortress anchor, chain, shackles and line are all in excellent shape purchased new by the current owner.
There are three fire extinguishers (2018 inspection). There are four dock lines in excellent condition and four docking fenders. There are no cockpit seat cushions.
The automatic bilge pump was replaced in 2010 and is in good working order. The bilge pump is connected directly to the 12-volt power source.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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