Tenalach is searching for new crew!

WP_20150911_18_25_30_ProIt is with a heavy heart that we must list tenalach for sale. Our family situation has changed, and it is time for us, at least temporarily, to put down roots and bring all of us some stability. We do this very reluctantly, as we love tenalach and are very sad to close this chapter of our lives. However, we hope for a silver lining, as in all things. We are looking for new crew to love tenalach as we have, to continue her restoration to her former glory, and to create wonderful memories with her! . She’s not pristine or perfect, but that’s what gives her such great character! She IS, however, a fully functional sailing yacht AND home.

In the last year, we’ve loved her very much, and poured much cash, blood, sweat, tears, and effort into transforming tenalach into a fully functional home, as well as a safe coastal cruiser. She won’t cross oceans, but she’ll safely get you from A to B in the Chesapeake and up and down the ICW! She’s very a very comfortable home for a couple and would even support a kid or two in the V-berth. Full equipment list is below the gallery. If you feel tenalach tugging at your heartstrings, or the call of the water ringing in your ears, please contact us through this site!

tenalach is a 1976 43 ft. Gulfstar Ketch. We’re asking $25,500.

All the items below have been purchased, performed,  or installed since September 2014:

  • USCG Documentation
  • Full bottom job with two coats of Trinidad SR multi-season Oct 2014
  • Bottom cleaned and zincs replaced Nov 2015
  • Nature’s Head Composting Toilet
  • New PVC Rot-Free headliner in main salon
  • Lifeline Netting Installed
  • Insulation added in many areas
  • Bluetooth 4 speaker stereo
  • 8 foot inflatable tender with Tohatsu motor
  • Custom Aft Cabin Mattresses from the Original Mattress Factory
  • Fuel tank cleaned and Fuel Polished
  • Sail Covers and Dodger professionally repaired
  • Stainless Steel Magma Propane Grill
  • Custom Stainless Quadrant Support fabricated and installed
  • MarineAir Reverse Cycle Heat Pump installed with dedicated 30 amp circuit and insulated ducting
  • Newport Dickinson Solid Fuel Stainless Steel Cabin Heater
  • ProSport Three-bank Battery Charger (20A)
  • Prop Shaft Packing Gland Repacked
  • New Fuel Primary and Secondary Fuel Filters
  • Solar Fan in Aft Cabin
  • New Cups and Vane on Wind Instrument
  • Analog Wind Instrument
Here is a complete equipment list, from bow to stern, topside first:
1976 Gulfstar 43 Aux Ketch
  • 40 Lb Plow Anchor with 10 ft of chain and 250 ft of rode
  • Anchor Buoy
  • Spinnaker Pole (Needs Repair)
  • Whisker Pole (Needs Repair)
  • Electric Windlass with Foot Switch
  • Roller Furling Genoa – Sail in Good condition, roller furler has new line and fully functional
  • Teak Rub Rails
  • Secondary Jib Halyard with Light Air Headsail
  • Teak Dinghy Deck Rack
  • 52 ft vertical clearance
  • Aluminum Keel-Stepped Mast
  • Battened Mainsail in great condition
  • Cockpit Dodger
  • Raymarine Tri-data
  • Raymarine Wind Instrument (speed functional, direction inop)
  • Teak Saloon-style Cabin doors
  • Stainless Steering Wheel
  • Lighted Compass
  • Dock Water Inlet
  • Twin 30A inlets
  • Dual Cockpit Drains
  • Battened Mizzen Sail in Great Condition
  • Lifeline Netting
  • 10w Solar Charger
  • Port and Starboard Midships Boarding Gates
  • Barient 28 Jib Winches serviced 2015
  • Cockpit Lazarette
  • Spring 2015 Coast Guard inspection
  • New Flares
  • Flare Gun
  • Cockpit Manual Bilge Pump
  • VHF with Ram Mic
  • Aluminum Boathook
  • Stainless Stern Swim Ladder
  • GIANT stern lazarette!
  • Life ring only 1 year old
  • Dinghy Motor Rack
  • Extra Large Fender (1 year old)
  • Wired for external wifi booster (not included)
And the interior, from bow to stern:
  • V-Berth with 6’5 berth length, storage below, and 5 drawers
  • Hanging Locker with secondary windlass switch
  • Forward Head compartment with stainless sink and Nature’s Head Composting Toilet
  • Newport Dickinson Stainless Steel Solid Fuel Cabin heater (we use hardwood charcoal and anthracite)
  • Port and Starboard Settees with 6’4 length, storage¬†below both, and behind port side settee
  • Double Stainless Sink
  • Under Sink Water Filtration System
  • AC Toaster Oven
  • 3-burner gimbaled Shipmate propane stove and oven
  • Adler Barbour 12-v Refrigeration
  • Large Nav Station with 3 drawers and chart storage
  • Hanging Locker
  • Locker enclosing Heat Pump
  • Large Engine Room
  • Circuit Panel 12v and 120v
  • 6 Gallon Water Heater
  • House Water Filter
  • 12v Water Pump
  • 110 Gallon Integrated Fiberglass water tank
  • 65 Gallon Diesel Tank
  • Perkins 4-108 Diesel Engine
  • Large Aft Captains Quarters
  • Hanging Locker and 5 drawers
  • Large Aft Berth with 6’5 length
  • Head/Shower Compartment (toilet removed) with stainless sink and hand shower
There are lots of extras:
  • Matching set of cups
  • Plastic Dishes (large and small plates, bowls)
  • Spare Parts
  • Tools specific to the boat
  • Dock Box Included
  • PFDs
  • Spare Fuel Filters
  • LOTS of rope
  • Wind Generator (Not Installed)
  • Radar and Display (Not Installed)
  • 40 lbs of Anthracite (for solid fuel stove)
  • 20 lbs of hardwood charcoal (for solid fuel stove)
  • Sheets for forward and aft cabin
  • Installable screen door for forward cabin (use it or toss it)
  • Sunbrella cover for companionway hatch
  • Emergency Flares and Flare Gun

Year 1 Complete!

When we first decided to move to Virginia, we said we had to at least stay three years. This was we had a chance to really become a part of the community, versus having a rough month and moving back too soon. With the boat, we decided one year. We would live aboard for four seasons, and then decide what we wanted to do. As our one year approaches, I have been thinking back on all of the things I have learned. And its a lot!

  1. Weather. I knew there we high tides and low tides, and that they are connected to the moon. I didn’t know there was a variance in the high tides or how extreme that variance can be.
  2. Sailing. I understood that the wind filled the sailed and that is how we moved through the water, but how did the sails get up there? How did they come down? Is driving a boat like driving a car? Where are the lanes out on the water for me to stay in?
  3. My breaking point. I know what I can handle, and I know when I need a break. Period.
  4. Being unplugged. We like to vacation to places that have little to no cell service, along with no internet. But being out on the Chesapeake Bay with only what you have on board, with whom you brought with you is a completely different experience.
  5. Patience. Everything in a sail boat takes longer! Traveling across the water, boat projects, limited space, etc. One project at a time otherwise we have a lot of tension in a small space, and it can get intense.
  6. Chuck. I know more about him without even realizing it. I can sense his moods, and know when I need to jump in or get out of the way. I also know when I need to keep my mouth shut.
  7. Stooges. We have a much better understanding of the dogs needs. Since we can’t pick them up, we have to work with them. Sometimes it takes two of us, but eventually we get there.

Our 18 months on tenalach have been more educational, demanding, and challenging than we ever thought it would be. But, we wouldn’t trade a day of it.