1972 Aquarius 23
1972 Aquarius 23 Hull: #579 LOA: 22'-8" LWL: 21'-2" Beam: 7'-11" Draft up: 13" Draft Down: 4'-7" Displacement: 2,280# Ballast: 815# Sail Area: 248 sq. feet Exterior Features In 1999 the whole boat was striped of hardware and windows then painted with Awl Grip. Window glass was replaced and all hardware re-beded. Chrysler Sailor 180 w/ high trust propeller (7.5 HORSEPOWER). 6 gal. tank Motor lock Adjustable motor mount Cockpit built in fuel locker Ullman Main sail w/ two reef points (01) Older main sail Working jib, Genoa, Storm jib, Sail bags Main sail cover Main sail gate All lines led aft: boom lift, mainsail and fore sail halyards, fore sail downhaul (02) Newer halyards and sheets (01 to 03) Harken windward traveler system (01) Two Barlow 14 winches 2 adjustable genoa tracks 2 adjustable jib tracks 7 deck cleats Contest compass (02) Eagle depth finder (01) Mast mounted Windex and anchor light (02) Nicro solar vent (03) Bow cowl vent (03) Lifelines and bow pulpit Popup canvas enclosure Spare rudder Antifouling undercoat (04) The vinyl coating on the lifelines is starting to check but the cable and fittings look fine. Interior Features Sleeps 5 Interior cushions Custom cabinets Roll out cook stove (04) Interior DC lighting 2 fuse boxes (03) One deep cell battery Porta potti (03) Two of the cushion zippers are broke and 1 cushion has a small puncher. Safety Features Danforth anchor w/ 15' chain and 100' rode Life jackets and throwable Fire extinguisher Fenders and dock lines 5 part hatch boards w/ lock down system (02) Trailer 1975 Trailright tandem 4 new tires (03) In 2003 the braking system was rebuilt with a new master cylinder, brake cylinders, brake pads and lines. Next all the bearing, seals and races were replaced. New trailer lighting and wiring was done the next year (04).This trailer is ready for the road and pulls like a dream. She does need a paint job. Mast raising and trailer System Self designed system allows 1 person to raise mast 3 point mast support for towing Rudder cradle for towing This boat is ready to sail on land or water. She spends most her time on the Mississippi River with twice a year trips to either Lake Superior or Michigan. On the river, her shoal draft allows us to pull right into a sand bar. 1 the lakes she did surprised well in rough conditions. Her better points are the amount of storage, enclosed head and large cabin. We've done week long sailing trips and found plenty of room for supplies and necessities. Her sailing ability is better than her reputation for being tender. She?ll sail in light air and with proper sail selection drive to windward with the best of them. Another criticism of the A23, the drop in rudder, I find a plus. Remove it and you can back right onto a beach. In heavy winds the rudders location and size gives great control and little helm. So why are we selling her, I my regret it, buying larger boat for a summer long trip of Lake Superior.
November 9 2018 on National Mult Llist