HULL and DECK:
Forward Hatch 24X24 replaced in 2015
All windows replaced in 2014
Hull was awlgripped in 2002.
SAILS and RIGGING:
New UK Halsey cruising sails 2012
Harken 45 jib sheet aluminum self tailing winches (2008)
Spinlock triple rope clutch for main halyard and boom vang
Cabin top halyard winches 2x #10 and 2x #8
Garhauer boom outhaul and traveller with rigging (rebuilt original block) 2014
Whisker pole 2014 plus original spinnaker pole
New spectra jib and main halyard 2013 Yachtbraid spin halyard, Backup wire halyard
New lazy jacks with stack pack
New Tides mainsheet sail track
New Harken MKIV furler 2012
ELECTRONICS and NAVIGATION:
Raymarine ST70 monitor for Raymarine tridata (Speed, depth and temp)
Garmin VHF 200 (2012)
Two Crown 31D C36 deep cycle batteries (2012)
Xantex prosine 2.0 inverter charger (2012)
Bukh DV20 with complete digital copy of manual
Head machined, replaced frost plugs on cylinder head, used only OEM replacement parts
Replaced folding prop with new Vari prop (2012)
Replaced steering cables with new Lewmar steering quadrant
new Racor first stage fuel water seperator with two shutoffs for ease of maintenance
removed fuel tank inspected and reinstalled with new fuel line and new fuel return line including
Replaced entire head system including tank
Both quarter berths and Vee Berth have mold free durable foam mattress sets
Two independent ice boxes (no refrigeration), two burner propane stove with oven
Dodger, Storage Cradle
The Farr 11.6 metre (38 ft) fast cruising sloop continues to gain popularity around the world. At present there are 85 boats sailing in 8 countries. Designed in 1978, the yacht was inspired by a trend away from the IOR Rule restrictions towards a 'pure' design concept to produce a fast, comfortable, easily handled and relatively economical yacht. Changes to the IOR Rule in 1977 and 78 were obsoleting yachts the year following their launching as well as distorting hull shapes. It was time to look toward the one-design concept that offered security of invenstment and pleasureable sailing.
The Farr 11.6 metre has achieved these aims. It does not rate very favourably under IOR - but it was never intended to. It is simply a very fast cruising boat but will race boat for boat with the best of the 2 tonners. In general terms, the style is for a light (ish) displacement hull form, moderate beam by modern standards with powerful sections, a wide stern and fin bow. The powerful hull coupled with a good percentage of ballast set low in a high aspect keel with fine bow sections makes the boat stiff and ensures excellent performances to windward (particularly in rough water).
This rig is non-masthead swept spreader arrangement with no complicated runners. It has easy to handle headsails and a mainsail large enough to drive the boat by itself for 'nonchalant' cruising. The boat has a high sail area-to-displacement ratio to ensure downwind speed.
The interior design is definitely cruising oriented. It features wide safe companionway steps, 2 or 3 double berths, big galley with fridge and freezer, separate navigation area, separate head and shower. There is an abundance of storage space in the main cabin area and in the wide stern. The boat can cater comfortable for up to 9 people.
Initially the boat was designed for 2 Auckland yachtsmen who previously had owned and competitively sailed one of Bruce Farr's first cruising yachts, and who wanted a fast cruiser/racer to compete in 2nd division Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron series. The first wooden boat, GOLDEN EAGLE, was launched in January 1979. By that time some 16 wooden boat plans had been sold and production for a one-design class yacht was underway in New Zealand and Australia, the first glass boat being launched in Auckland in August 1979. The Farr 11.6 metre was adopted by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron as a class for one design racing. Hightly competitive racing has developed in New Zealand and Australia with yachtsmen crossing the Tasman to compete in events. Owners Associations formed in both countries control class restrictions and racing.