28 Jun 2005 23:34:36
Colvic Sailer 29' 9" Project how much to do it??? (long)

I have the opportunity to make an offer on a colvic sailer 29' 9"
moulded in 1980 but never completed.

The details are below as to whats included in the sale and what state
the boat is in. The big question is - How much should I offer for it,
and how much (ballpark figure) might it cost to finish it. There are no

sails or mast for it at the moment. Any comments appreciated, as I know

this probably sounds like 'how much is a piece of string'!


Colvic Sailer
Yacht hull, with deck, coachhouse and cockpit
marine engine and sterngear, road trailer
various items of yacht equipment

Hull and deck Basic Data

Colvic craft Ltd,
Wheaton Road
Industrial Estate East

Colvic 29' 6" 'Sailor'
Deep Keel
Colour: White
Basic Material: GRP Moulding

LOA: 29'6" (8.99
Beam: 10'6" (3.20 Metres)
Approx draft: 5'2" (1.57 Metres)
Approx Displacement: 10000 Lbs
Approx Ballast: 4500 Lbs
Approx Plain Sail: 452 Square Feet

Deck arrangement from forward
Coachroof - Hatch forward
- Main hatch aft
Small after deck

Date of Moulding: 1980

Specification: GRP Layup specification available

Rudder: Supplied Loose


From design plans supplied by Colvic
Forward to aft:- Foc'sle double
Toilet compartment across ship
Midship dinette / double berth
Opposite seat berth + pilot berth
Aft midship galley + chart table
Aft quarter berth
i.e. 7 berths in total

Inspection: Delivery inspection was made by surveyor
Surveyors report available

Legal: Hull moulders certificate with sale

Information: Set of complete drawings, from colvic ltd.,
with sale

Marine Engine: Make: Volvo
Type: MD11C
Diesel, 2 Cyl, 4 Stroke, 23hp
Hand and electric start
In delivery crate
(for installation items and spares see below)

Stern Gear: Matched to hull:-
Propellor shaft with propellor nut
Flexible coupling, engine to prop shaft

Stern tube with lubricator
Propellor, 3 Blade bronze

The design supplied by Colvic calls for
ballast of steel shot in
resin. Steel is not as effective a
ballast material as lead. Use
of lead allows a significant volume above the ballast and below the
cabin sole to be used for a
water tank without penalising the hull
either in ballast effectiveness or in hull
A quantiy of lead in pigs and pellets
is available, 2 tons or so.

Available equipment which was purchased
as new at various times
between 1980 and 2000 is listed
below. Some 2nd hand items are
included and indicated.

Ground Tackle:
35lb CQR anchor
2 off
35lb Fisherman anchor (2nd hand galv)
1 off
11lb bruce anchor
1 off
Windlass, Simpson Lawrence Type 555
with gypsy to suit chain listed below
This type is operated by rocking lever
at hand height when standing.
1 off
3/8" Tested galvansied short link chain

stamped plus "certificate of test to
admiralty standard tensile
proof" by Griff Chains, Dudley Wood,
Dudley, Worcs.
75 Fathoms / 450 Feet / 137 metres.
The intention was to split this chain
into two cables, 40 fathoms
on anchor no. 1, 35 fathoms on anchor

Angel traveller,galvanised 2nd hand
1 off

Deck Equipment:
Sheet winch, Lewmar Type 40, 2 speed,
chrome 2 off
Sheet winch, Lewmar Type 10, single
speed, chrome 4 off
Sheet winch,Gordlestone, single speed,
stainless steel and
plastic 6 off
Winch handle, Gibb, 10", 'Lock in',
Chrome 2 off
Winch Handle, Girdlestone, 10"
2 off
Porthole, S L, 3 1/2 " Dia, Opening,
Chrome 2 off
Porthole, S L, 3 1/2 " Dia, fixed,
Chrome 2 off
Deck fuel entry, chrome with key
2 off
Deck water entry, plastic
2 off
Bilge Pump, Henderson Mk V, hand, with
handle 1 off
Strum box, for henderson Mk V pump
1 off
Through deck Mounting, for Henderson MK
V pump 1 off

Internal Fittings:
Cooker, Gas, 2 burners, grill and oven
1 off
Set of fiddles for cooker
1 off
Marine WC Baby Blake 'De Luxe'
1 off
Sea cock, 1 1/4", bronze with handle
1 off
Sea cock, 3/4", bronze with handle
1 off

Battery isolating master switch
1 off
Alternator double diode unit, allowing
charge of 2 batteries 1
Battery selection switch, batt 1/ both
/ batt 2 1 off
Masthead navigation tri-light
1 off
Stern navigation light
1 off
Cabin Light, Flourescent, 12", 8W
6 off
Cabin Light, flourescent, 20", 13W
1 off

Engine Installation Items:
Suitable Items are available. ie.-
Flexible Mounts Fuel line and
Exhaust silencer
Instrument Panel
Cockpit control mechanism Etc.

Engine Service Items:
A number available:- oil filters, fuel

Engine Spares for Volvo MDLLC
For top O/hl, valves, springs, rings.
Full gasket and seal set. etc

Road trailer:
Type: 4 wheel trailer, close coupled
wheels, springs and brakes
Capacity: 3 tons per wheel
Cradle: Integral with trailer.
Massively built of RHS at time of
hull delivery and sized to hull.

Present Position:

All items have been in storage since acquisition.
The decked hull has been stored in the open, in the garden, beside the
house. The deck openings have been closed, ventilation is provided.
NO CUT OR DRILLING has been made on the hull or deck since delivery
from Colvic Ltd, apart from 1 small hole for hull drainage and one
small hole to provide cockpit drainage. i.e. no work has been done in
part completion of the hull, it stands as delivered from colvic ltd.
Apart from being a bit dirty, the hull stands as good as new and a wipe

on the side reveals a smooth gloss GRP surface.
The hull has been supported since new in the same position and in the
trailer cradle. The trailer was stripped after arrival, wheels, hubs,
brakes, springs and axles have been stored indoors since then. The
trailer will need some work and attention to assemble, and could be
better a coat of paint. All other items have been stored indoors