The North Channel 9m Cruiser/racer was designed by Richard McClure and built using cedar/epoxy strips. She's well kitted out with twin rudders, a deep keel with bulb, carbon bowsprit. If you are after a boat for some fast cruising or local racing this will be the one! More details and photos coming soon. Call me to register your interest.
Length Overall: 9.2m / 30'2"
Length at Waterline: 9.0m / 29'6"
Beam: 3.2m / 10'6"
Draft: 2.2m / 7'3"
Displacement: 3500kg / 7716lbs
Ballast: 1200kg / 2645lbs
There are also the tanks in place for water ballast - but they have never been used yet.
Hull is cedar strip and epoxy. Decks, superstructure and internal stiffening is expoxy coated foam core
The hull has been painted with Awlgrip
Twin rudders with single wheel steering
Deep keel with bulb
Bilges are pumped by a dual action operated in the cockpit
Volvo Penta 18hp Series 2000 - 2002 model - with Saildrive
Cruising speed: 6kn Max speed: 6.7kn
Engine control is by a Spinlock removable handle control
Fuel: 44l - plastic
Water: 20l - plastic
Holding: 20l - plastic (Porta Potty)
5 berths in cruising mode but forepeak is dedicated to sails
For racing mode there are 3 removable pipe cots.
Saloon area with table
Galley area is aft to port with 2 burner gas cooker/oven, sink with manual water system and cool box under nav station.
Heads compartment is aft to starboard and is currently fitted with a Porta Potty - with a 2nd P'potty available.
Sails and Rig
Alluminium mast by Selden with Dyneema standing rigging
Rig measurements (metric) are:
P = 12.40
J = 3.49
Spin = 92.41
HAS = 21.99
LL Max 12.40
STIX = 38 (Stability Index)
All sheets and halyards are in Dyneema. Sails are about 5 years old
Halyards and control lines are led aft in tunnels giving flush & safe sidedecks.
Harken deck gear and winches
Mainsail: fully batterned on cars
2 x Jibs
1 Spinnaker - Masthead Assy
1 x Spinnaker - Fractional
2 batteries - charging by shore power and engine
Isolator switch and distribution panel
GPS Plotter by Garmin - GPSmap 451
AIS transponder/receiver by Digital Yacht
VHF with DSC by Midland
Raymarine Tacktick multidisplay - wireless for wind, speed and depth transducer
Fusion radio/i-pod player with remote in cockpit
Emergency boarding ladder
2 Houseshoe and 1 Dan bouy
6 person valise liferaft