Model: Aloha 32 (Model Mark i)
Boat Name: Sialia (Blue Bird in Latin)
Builder: Ouyang Boat Works, Whitby. Design by Mark Ellis.
LOA: 32’ 5”
LWL: 25’ 0”
Beam: 10’ 10”
Draft: 4’ 9”
Displ: 9,800 lbs
Ballast: 4,000 lbs
Stern Rail: Double
Life Lines: Double
Location: Picton, Ontario
Last Marine Survey: May 2016
On the outside, the Aloha 32 sports graceful, classical proportions. On the inside, you’ll find an arrangement that is functional and pleasant from both offshore and weekend cruising viewpoints. While her appearance is strictly traditional, her performance and comforts are very contemporary.
Overall, the hull is one of wide beam and moderate displacement combined with a conservative fin keel. Lead ballast, accounting for 41% of the boats displacement, is bolted to a deep sump. The result is a boat of excellent windward ability, easy motion, balance and control, qualities that will be appreciated over time and distance. There is ample storage throughout the vessel.
Pass through the companionway and immediately to port and starboard are sleeping accommodations in single and double berths with opening ports for ventilation. An accessible V-drive engine compartment separates the two.
A few steps forward, amidships, the galley and head are located, where pitching motion is least felt.
Teak and holly cabin sole. Caned door fronts on cabinets, exotic teak interior.
All interior berth cushions fresh and clean - reupholstered in Sunbrella material. (New in 2018)
Galley and Plumbing
The L-shaped galley includes a deep sink and fridge box, gimbaled stove.. Dish and dry food stowage is plentiful. Counterspace stretches aft to form a navigation table area.
Gimballed 2 burner propane stove.
GFCI double outlet.
Single deep galley sink. (New tap set in 2018)
Refrigerator/Freezer: Nova Cool. (New in 2018)
In counter storage boxes, sliding door storage area, four drawers, pots and pans area, overhead wine glass rack.
110v hot/cold pressure water system. Hot water via engine heat exchanger.
Propane sniffer and small Smoke detector.
2 propane tanks –ventilated storage located under pushpit hatch. (New tanks in 2018)
Fresh Water: 60 Imp gallons – 2 x 30 gallon tanks with 2 opening cleanout/inspection ports in each tank.
Vanity with four drawers, teak Kleenex holder, SS sink, mirror, storage closet.
Jabsco manual head. (New in 2018)
Electric holding tank sensor with gauge located under companionway. (New in 2018)
Waste Water: 30 Imperial gallon holding tank with gauge
Just forward of the galley sink is a slide up bulkhead and to starboard, a bi-fold door. When the two are closed, the main saloon becomes a private sleeping cabin with two sea berths for the off-watch crew. A drop leaf table is on the centre line, above and outboard of the surrounding settee lockers - bookshelves have been built in. The forward V-cabin is outfitted with a workbench and sail bins, separated from the main saloon by two hanging lockers.
Companionway grab-rails, wood framed hanging lockers.
Brass porthole mirror.
Two settees of which one extends for more ample sleeping accommodation.
Clarion AM/FM/Stereo with 12 disc CD changer.
Waterproof speakers in cockpit. (New 2018)
Dickinson Newport model solid fuel cabin heater.
Opening hatches add light and air in all the important places; galley, head, forward compartment and main salon.
Main salon has solar powered Nicro ventilation fan.
Brass fuel lamp, clock, barometer and brass helm horn.
VHF: Uniden Oceanus with DSC.
GPS/Plotter: Garmin Chart Plotter
Autohelm ST 30 Wind Monitor w/masthead fly
Digital Depth Finder: Raythion i40 - New in 2018
Autopilot: Autohelm 3000 auto pilot.
Engine and Mechanical
Engine: Westerbeke (Fresh water only) inboard, 21 HP, 2 cyl v-drive, fresh water cooled. Flex-coupler, muffler.
Raycor water separator. (New in 2018)
Hours: 1517 + as still in use
Diesel Capacity: 20 Imperial gallons.
Propeller: Brass fixed three-blade.
Steering: Edson 36” teak steering wheel with guard
Compass: Aqua Meter Galaxy binnacle compass.
12V Brass cabin lights (switched to LED bulbs in 2019), two fluorescent lights, 1 chart light. Navigation lights, large portable 12V searchlight.
12 V DC panel with 16 breakers.
110V AC shore power panel with six breakers. 50’ 30 Amp cord.
Batteries: 1 starting battery (85 AH) and 2 x 105 AH deep cycle house batteries. (All new in 2018)
Blue Sea System e-series battery switch. (New in 2017)
Alternator: 15 Amp - rebuilt in 2018.
Charger: Built in 40 Amp/ 12 volt Xantrex Truecharge
Solar Panels: 2 x 100 Watt rigid solar panels with Dual Battery Controller (New in 2019).
Sails, Spar and Rigging
To keep the sailing easy, the sail plan includes a broad-based foretriangle to allow headsails of good size to have small overlaps for simpler tacking. The high aspect main is slab reefed with all reefing and control lines led aft for convenient control from the helm position. The helmsman’s seat is raised for enhance visibility and the t-shaped cockpit is dry and comfortable.
Main (Ulmer) 213 sq. feet, with downhaul and 1 reefing point with accommodations for second, 150% Furling Genoa (Ulmer 33) 464 sq. feet, both inspected and refurbished in 2017 by Kingston Sail Loft. Lapper (Ulmer #1) 228 sq. feet. Sail bags for all.
Awlgripped aluminum mast and boom. Wire conduit in mast. Tapered spreaders, 2 internal halyards led aft, internal reefing and outhaul, Meissner 18A halyard winches, heavy duty SS rigging.
Lazy Jack system.
Ultrafurl 500 Foresail Furling System.
WinchRite V5 cordless electronic winch assist handle. (New 2018)
Sailing Clinometer – monitors your heel angle. (New 2018)
Deck Hardware, Cabin Highlights and Canvas
The foredeck has been kept scrupulously uncluttered with the headstay and anchor rollers set well forward on the bowsprit. The sail hatch allows easy passage of sails and cruising gear below, where they’re stowed in generous bins.
2 Anchor rollers, SS. bow sprit, double rail pulpit, double rail push pit surround, folding swim/boarding ladder, double lifelines with pelican hooks, heavy duty mooring cleats, chocks, backing plates.
Two large Perspex hatches, one amidships equipped with solar fan for air circulation, one forward with black out screen, two small Perspex hatches – one above galley area and one above the head, 2 Sogeman 15” x 15” Bug screens for both small hatches (New 2018), 2 pc slide-in teak cabin entry door with lock and additional bug screen, all allow for good air flow throughout cabin, four fixed windows – two over galley with two opposite (all re seated in 2018) and 4 opening portholes with screens in salon area, lots of natural light. All windows have corded shades for privacy.
Teak grabrails, exterior and interior.
Meissner 22A self-tailing jib winches plus 2 lock-in winch handles (New cockpit winch handle holders 2019)
Blue canvas covers for steering wheel, winches, and cockpit sheet bags.
Anchors: 33 lb Bruce + 20 lb Danforth.
50’ of 8 plate nylon rode attached to 150’ of chain plus AT-3 Anchor-Tite heavy duty anchor tensioner. (All New 2018)
Windlass: Lewmar CPX1 low profile vertical Windlass with remote. (New 2018)
Canvas: Full bimini enclosure with screened and zippered windows, New raised dodger in 2018.
Cushions: Custom white cockpit cushions -includes one to fit over the helmsman’s raised saddle seat.
Teak folding cockpit table.
Dock Lines: 3
Dinghy Davits that double as solar panel supports.
Cowl vents X 2. (New in 2018)
12 Volt vacuum cleaner.
Manuals for all equipment, engine and boat systems.
Automatic 1400 GPH electric bilge pump.
Emergency manual bilge pump.
Life Ring (New 2018)
Man overboard pole
Man overboard light
Man overboard throwing bags X 2
Radar reflector (New 2018)
Flares and gun (New in 2017)
3 Fire extinguishers
Steel cradle included.
Custom made winter cover with sandbag weights.