Q&M lived aboard and sailed a 1976 Fuji 32' Ketch for three years. She is a fiberglass John Alden design built in Japan. We lovingly restored and updated her while living aboard in the Berkeley Marina. She is actively for sale and we would love to chat with any interested buyers. Please see pictures and read descriptions below.
During our care-taking of Windrose, we worked on every system from the top of the mast to the bottom of the keel, bow to stern. Below are pictures of her in her current state.
Windrose is a masthead ketch with a long keel. The keel has a cut-away forefoot which allows quicker tacking while still keeping the benefit of tracking well to windward. The rudder is attached to the keel and the prop is protected in an aperture. Her steering is controlled by a large brass Edison worm gear, the next best ting to a tiller. With all the above in mind, you'll learn that she can sail herself on all points. The cockpit is comfortable for four and a party for six with plenty of storage space in large lockers.
We have a long list of completed restoration and modification projects. Summer 2016 we re-rigged both masts. Every piece of hardware and all fasteners were removed and almost all were replaced new. The aluminum was prepped, primed, and painted to modern specifications and processes. The spruce spreaders were made new, epoxy coated and painted to match mast. The mast electrical is all new and organized in a new conduit. All standing rigging is swaged 16x9 stainless steel wire with new turnbuckles. LunaSea masthead tricolor and spreader lights were added in addition to steaming and bow light by Forespar. The VHF co-axial is one, unbroken, piece from masthead to radio and is of proper gauge for wire length. That same summer we replaced all seacocks and associated plumbing, sanded all bottom paint off and reapplied epoxy barrier coat and four coats of bottom paint. We've revarnished most of the interior and refreshed the white bulkhead paint in 2017. We added an Isotherm air-cooled condenser to the icebox (2015), batteries and battery charger new (Fall 2017). Dickensen Mediterranean propane stove and propane system installed winter of 2016/17. The Jabsco head is from 2015 and holding tank is new from 2016.
The engine is a Beta Marine 28hp diesel, re-powered in 2008. Transmission from 2015. Recent oil change and tuneup. New raw water pump winter of 2018. Some spare parts included.
Includes but not yet installed Raymarine depth sounder. The propane on/off switch needs to be mounted, same with the battery monitor. There is some minor wood work that needs to be completed down below to cover up mast wiring. Engine hours (~600) are estimated as gauge has never functioned.
Windrose is ready for show and sail. She is perfectly outfitted for years of SF Bay sailing and with a little more love she could cruise Mexico in style. She has been the perfect live-aboard and sailing vessel for us for three years. Please reach out with any questions and for some more photos.
Entering the companion way you'll find down below to be bright with teak and painted white. She is surprisingly roomy with 6'2" headroom throughout. The galley to port, complete with large stove and oven, and pilot berth to starboard. The salon is complete with a folding table large enough for five guests. The are 6'3" settees to both port with starboard and ample storage behind and beneath. Moving forward, the enclosed head is to starboard and a large hanging locker to port. Finally you enter the master bunk, nearly as large as a proper queen.