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Whitby 42 - Regrettable sale in BROOKFIELD, Queensland for sale

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MacPelican, our 42 foot Whitby Ketch, has taken our family from the jungles of Guatemala, around the beautiful Caribbean and across the Pacific in a three year unforgettable adventure. She is now in Brisbane, and life commitments means she is available for some other lucky adventurers.
MacPelican is both Australian and Queensland registered and is on a great mooring just off Bulimba Point. She is neat, clean, very solid and a truly comfortable and safe blue water cruiser. The Ford Lehman 82HP motor lived up to its reputation as a totally reliable and fuss-free motor, and is ready to go. Other features include: 500 watts of solar with 660 amp hours of batteries, electric windlass, autopilot, watermaker, SSB, and windvane. A full list of specification and accessories is listed below.
We are selling MacPelican at a very attractive price as there are some jobs that need to be done to get her cruise ready once more. (Unless you plan to live aboard, in which case she is ready for you to move in.) These are the jobs we would recommend:
• Replace main sail, and genoa. Current genoa is in GC but is a little small.
• The hard roofed bimini suffered hail damage to its side and front clears, so these need to be replaced.
• Refrigeration works well, but has a leak that needs to be found and repaired
• Main mast has an annoying ‘bang’ from a loose internals conduit. The mast needs to be removed and the conduit reattached.
• Electrics are 110V (as this is a Canadian boat). This isn’t particularly a problem, but you may need to buy a 240V inverter to complement the 110V one that is already there.
• One of the water tanks has a leak that needs to be repaired if you want the full 1098litres (we just used one tank and that was plenty)
• The diesel fill pipe (between the deck fitting and the starboard tank) needs to be replaced
• Hydraulic autopilot, works well, but has a shudder under load. This is probably the pressure relief valves that need service or replacement.
• Electrics nav equipment (radar, VHF, GPS) are old and need updating. (we found an ipad so much better than an integrated GPS system)
• Avon life raft is old and not serviced.
MacPelican has a terrific layout for cruising, with a spacious centre cockpit to keep you dry and a large aft owner’s cabin with en-suite and a forward cabin with en-suite. It has a roomy saloon with wood burning fireplace and a well designed-galley with loads of refrigeration and freezer space. There are huge storage areas, and plenty of spares parts. The engine is easy to access and service and has its own room.
Whitby 42s are not all that well known is Australia, but are well respected in the Northern hemisphere. We were constantly meeting admirers who either used to own, or wanted to own one of these sea kindly boats. It is a testament to the design and construction of these boats that the Whitby Brewer association is very active with a current record of where most of the 300 Whitby currently are in the world. They also have an annual regatta. (
• Builder/Designer: Whitby Boat Works/Ted Brewer
• Engine/Fuel: Ford Lehman 2712E diesel - 82HP -
• Model: Whitby 42 Year: 1976
• Length 42'
• Beam 13'
• Draft 5'
Accommodation: She sleeps 4 in 2 cabins/2 bathrooms + 3 in salon
Galley: 3 burners stove with oven, Fridge/Freezer Waeco Adler/Barbour, large double sinks / hot water
• Autopilot Raymarine ST 7001
• Plotter Raymarine A65
• Depth Sounder Datamarine
• Radar Furuno 1715
• VHF Icom Hand held
• SSB Icom + Packtor
• 6 trojan 6 volts battery bank (660 amp hours)
• Inverter 1750w Xpower (110v)
• Battery Charger – multi stage 110v (comes with step up/down transformer 110 – 240v)
• Hot water
• Wind Generator (works – but needs tlc)
• 5 X Solar panel 500 watts
Other equipment
• Electric windlass Lofrans
• 240'chain (fair)
• CQR 45lbs
• Bruce 45lbs, Danforth
• Windvane Hydrovane
• WaterMaker 6gals/H
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