Kathleen, a early twentieth century fan tailed launch

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Kathleen, a early twentieth century fan tailed launch

8,000.00

Kathleen was first noticed in the Puget sound in the 1930's when she was a fish boat known as Wawa with a single cylinder diesel engine based in Port Townsend. Marine Surveyors and Boat Historians believe the Cypress planked hull dates back well over 100 years and vertical stem and fantail stern appear identical to launches of the British Navy of the early nineteen hundreds. There is also some information that says she was built in 1919 but it says 1900 on the title. Kathleen is 33 ft. in length, 9.5ft beam, draft of 4.5 ft. and a displacement of 18,000.
As for propulsion Kathleen has a 2 cylinder, 30hp, Norwegian Sabb model 2-J power plant, coupled with a Hurth transmission and a 20-15 bronze prop. To run all summer long she carries 160 gallons of fuel and a WH autopilot. Also included is a stainless sink with cold and hot running water with both heat exchanger heated and AC heated water and packs 160 gallons water. Also included is a electric anchor windless with and chain 250 ft. of 5/8 line, a Coleman built in inverter, a diesel/kerosene cook stove/cabin heater, an airplane style toilet, and a nice large galley table.
With all the good things about Kathleen, does have some issues that need attention. 1.The grommets in the vibration dampener on the driveshaft are worn out and need to be replaced. This should be taken care of before the boat is used. 2. Rain water is getting into aft birth and I have so far not been able to find the source. 3. The engine is useable but is slightly low on power because of rings. Sounds bad but there is a Sabb engine dealer in Florida that you can order parts from and a removable plate on the side of the engine block that allows removal of the rings without removing the engine. If you like working with wood, or the pleasure of cruising or participating in a wooden boat show or just fishing and crabbing with comfortable accommodations for five here is your chance. The pictures that I selected are from the 2010 Port Townsend Wooden Boat Show when Kathleen was looking her best. Hopefully she will be there again.
Call or text 360-941-4183 Mike

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