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Blaine, WA




Northern Light is a 1985 cutter-rigged ketch with 6 sails all in good condition: main with 2 reef points and lazy jacks, roller-furling 135% Genoa, self-tending staysail, and mizzen with 1 reef point and a storm jib.. A 650 sq ft Spinnaker completes the sail inventory. New Sunbrella covers for all sails and deck equipment in 2012. Northern Light Is well-maintained and ready for cruising or living aboard.

She has a full keel with cut away forefoot and maneuvers easily from helm 1 or helm 2.  Visibility is very good from either helm.  Her length overall is about 35.6' , beam is 10.8ft, draft is 5.3ft.  Her gross tonnage is about 8 tons. Re-upholstered cushions and curtains  (2) are in very good condition, and Teak interior make her look inviting.

The V-berth sleeps two and has its own hanging locker. There is a forward head (with shower sump and pump) just aft of the V-berth and across from the galley. The galley has  a 3 burner propane stove with oven, a microwave, refrigerator/freezer and propane water heater. The U-shaped settee with a collapsible table converts to a double berth. It seats 4 comfortably.  Storage below.  Tables in the PH also seat 3-4.

The aft cabin has a double bed. There is a hanging locker and lots of storage for clothes, etc. A head is on the starboard side. A seat with storage and mirror is aft the head.

The enclosed pilothouse and Espar diesel forced-air cabin heater ducted throughout, make cruising in cold, wet weather very comfortable. The pilothouse has a large nav station with charts stored below. This helm has very good visibility including a very large Plexiglas overhead sunroof. Also in the wheelhouse is an L-shaped settee with table, (can be used as a single birth) and single settee with an additional fold-down table. There are locking sliding doors both port and starboard to access the pilothouse. The engine, batteries (a 12v starting battery and 4 - 6v Trogen T-105 house batteries supplying 450 amp hours) A solar panel and regulator help charge the batteries. A 160 Amp Balmar alternator charges the batteries when the engine is running.  A multistage 40 amp charger is  used when on shore power.  The Espar diesel heater can easily be accessed below the insulated pilothouse flooring. Two fuel tanks hold approximately 180 gallons of diesel. The engine room has a halon fire extinguisher.

Equipment includes 2 VHF radios, hailer, Auto Pilot, Garmin GPS with Blue Charts from the Puget Sound to Alaska including Canada, PC based navigation using Coastal Explorer including US and Canadian charts, RadarWind, DepthInverter, A multi step battery charger with monitor, a feathering prop with heavy duty line cutter, drip less shaft seal, R&D Flexible shaft coupling. The SP  90 Ford Lehman diesel engine has 3500 hours on it. with a 160 amp alternator (The starter and solenoid, the engine heat exchanger, both oil coolers and Exhaust elbow were replaced last year), Ground tackle includes a windlass with extra rope gypsy, a 45 lb CQR type anchor with 180 ft of chain plus 100' of nylon rode, a 35lb CQR anchor as a spare with nylon rode. 25 lb Danforth style secondary anchor on stern mount, with 175 ft nylon rode. 300 feet of stern tie tackle on a reel. The rear deck propane bbq has it's own tank and supply line. The unsinkable tender, is a Coast Guard approved life raft. It has a sail kit and a 2 hp Honda long shaft motor.  A propane BBQ is on the stern rail and has it's own propane supply.

Safety Equipment

Eight adult PFDs on board.

Plus 4 inflatable life belts and vests.

US Coast Guard approved Type IV throw able “Personal Flotation Device,

Lifesling” with block & tackle

Three Fire Extinguishers, Plus an automatic Halon extinguisher located in the engine compartment.

3 Bildge pumps,  1 manual and 2 Electric.  The Rule 3700 monitor has a cycle counter.

Running lights.

Sound producing device. A compressed air horn is on board, as well as a Electrically operated horn at the inside helm..

Visual distress signals. Two Flare guns/flares A distress flag.

First Aid Kit:

Reference Manuals on board

Trident propane detection and auto trip shut off.

CO Detection

All Thru Hulls and valves have been changed.

Northern Light has two boarding ladders, one on the stern and a portable one for either side hand rail entrance. Her exterior teak handrails and pilothouse trim are in good shape with Cetol coating.

Her teak decks have no coating and are in fine condition. The decks are solid FRP..Not cored.

As the 2nd owner, we have kept all maintenance records in a spreadsheet format, as did the first owner.  This file is available for serious prospective buyers.




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