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Colvic Countess 28 - 'Plaetes'

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Plaetes - a sturdy, reliable, well-equipped family cruiser. Standing headroom in saloon.

Lying Holyhead

Year Constructed 1981.( Colvic Craft Hull Moulders Certificate No. 7228).
SSR No. 12353
Fitting out completed 1985.

Colour White hull with broad blue band below rubbing strake. Red boot-top line and
dark blue antifouling

Dimensions LOA 28ft 0ins (8.53 metres)
LWL 24ft 3ins (7.39 metres)
Beam 10ft 2ins (3.10 metres)
Headroom 6ft 0ins (1.82 metres)
Draught 3ft 10ins (1.16 metres)
Displacement 4.27 tons
Ballast weight 1.68 tons
Ballast Ratio : 39.35%
GRP Hull deck and superstructure. Twin bilge keels (cast iron encapsulated in GRP
Houdini marine aluminium windows and fore hatch
Deck fitted with blue Treadmaster
Mahogany and mahogany faced ply interior. Foam backed PVC headlinings

Yanmar 3GM30F inboard diesel engine ( No.10449) fitted 1991 providing a nominal 27 horsepower.
Cruising speed 5 knots @ 2200rpm and max speed of 6.3 knots @ 3000rpm.( Max Revs 3500).
Cruising fuel consumption (2200 rpm) approx. 2 litres per hour. Engine fitted with exhaust
anti-syphon. loop
Gearbox (2.36:1 reduction) driving through a s/s shaft to a 16x10 righthand three bladed prop.
Engine compartment soundproofed with fire retardant foam sheet, 2005 (BS standard )
TX 70 controls consul mounted on the Cobra 750 cockpit pedestal. Large s/s "destroyer type" steering
Cockpit instrument panel with ignition key, starter button, low oil pressure, low charging,
water temperature warning lights, audible alarms, and rev counter.
Internally mounted oil pressure, temperature, and ampere gauges and a battery condition indicator
Two x 12 volt 80 amp hour batteries. One traction battery for engine starting and one Leisure battery
for auxiliary equipment. Both operate through a four position "make before break" switch in saloon.
Alternator battery charging controlled by four way Sterling "smart" charger (fitted June 2002).
Solar panel for trickle battery charging.

Access to the engine is via saloon mounted panel/ port locker panels and via a sealed cockpit sole hatch.

Stern gland is a HMI type 2000 oil lubricated deep sea seal, which together with a
stern-tube, prop shaft and HMI flexible engine coupling. (Fitted by
Geoff Dixon Marine and Steve Roberts Marine. Liverpool)
New rudder shaft lip seal fitted June 2009 by Bottomline Marine Engineers Douglas IOM.
New s/s steering stop blocks fitted June 2009 by Bottomline.

Fuel and Water
Approx. 45 litres s/s fuel tank mounted to starboard. Two 25 litre plastic fuel containers in stern locker.
40 gallon s/s water tank fitted centrally below cockpit sole, feeding galley cold water
supply through an electric pump and emergency hand pump
10 gallon flexible water tank fitted in internal s/board locker feeding hand washbasin in heads.
Sea toilet in heads compartment, fitted with anti-syphon inlet valve.

General equipment
Wheel steering COBRA 750 pedestal in cockpit includes throttle/gear controls and
Plastimo Olympic 130 binnacle compass with light.
Belt driven Autohelm 3000 wheel autopilot with cockpit mountable control panel, hand held remote
control and windvane sensor/control.

Bulkhead mounted NASA Target windspeed/direction instrument with masthead transducer
(New September 2013)
IRIS handbearing compass
ICOM 505 DSC VHF radio mounted at navigators table and linked to masthead aerial
and Furuno GPS. Cockpit remote hand control.
Internal and external speakers.
Furuno GP30 GPS receiver mounted on a swivel bracket for internal and cockpit use.
Lowrance 5051C colour chart plotter with Nauticpath charts for UK/Ireland/Western Europe,
with dual position at hatch top console and at the chart table.
NASA AIS Radar at navigators table, linked to Furuno GPS
NASA Clipper Navtex at navigators station.
Hatchtop mounted consul with NASA Target depth log speed and distance log.
NASA target windspeed/direction system.
NASA hydrograph mounted at navigators station.
Chart table with chart storage. Dividers and pencils storage rack panel/ and drawer
Various paper charts covering Northwest, Welsh and East Irish waters
Radar reflector, anchor ball, motoring cone.

Plough anchor with 64 feet 5/16 chain and 65 feet 10mm warp housed in f/ward anchor locker.
Separate 60 and 90feet 10mm anchor warps.
SIMPSON LAWRENCE manual anchor windlass.
Kedge anchor, chain and warp. Dinghy anchor chain and warp.
Extensive selection of mooring warps.
Several standard tube fenders (various sizes) plus 1 "step" fender.
1 "blanket type" inflatable fender
Whisker pole
fire extinguishers and 2 fire blankets
Cockpit spray dodgers with vessel name (June 2014)
Sprayhood by Mouse Sails, Holyhead. April 2016
Blue Gortex cockpit tent.
Three large vinyl cockpit cushions.
Several small waterproof cockpit cushions
AIS aerial on stern antenna pole
S/S pulpit, pushpit, stanchions and safety wires
Navigation lights .Tricolour at masthead
Steaming lights. All round white at masthead and port starboard at pulpit. Stern white(spare) at pushpit.
Mast mounted work light
Automatic (with manual override) bilge pump
Manual bilge pump.
Horseshoe lifebuoy with two holders and lights
Dan buoy
Boat hooks.
Spring loaded outboard motor bracket
Staff and ensign
FM/AM radio and aerial.
Book storage
Cutlery, cups plates etc.

Mast and rigging.
Bermudan masthead sloop with stainless steel standing rigging and Bowman aluminium
mast (36') and boom (11').
Slab reefing main. Plastimo roller reefing headsail equipment (new 2007)
Bowman s/s pulpit, pushpit and roller stemhead

Sails MAIN North Sails White Sail No.IR10 146 sq. ft
Lazy jacks with zipped mast and boom zipped cover by Mouse Sails of
Also standard canvass sail cover with vessel name.
GENOA North Sails White with blue sacrificial strip 310 sq. ft
Plastimo roller reefing gear handled from the cockpit.

Main and Genoa professionally laundered January 2017

Snuffer and control lines

Deck Gear 2 Lewmar 30C two speed stainless steel genoa winches
1 halyard winch mounted on mast
2 x winch handles

Running Rigging. 8mm Dyneema Genoa halyard 2012
10mm Braid on Braid Main halyard 2012.

Accommodation (internal)
6 berths in two cabins (double "v" bunks f/ward: double bunk, single quarter and navigators
bunks in saloon.)
Navigators table and seat
Gimballed Flavel Vanessa gas cooker (2 burners, grill and oven). Copper as piping new 2005 includes
leak tester, gas pressure safety switch (in cockpit locker) and gas isolator valve (in saloon.). Flexible
piping renewed 2014.
Stainless steel sink and draining board with cold water supply.
Plate racks and storage spaces.
Cork tiles in heads and f/ward cabin
Hand wash basin with cold water supply starboard side
RMS 60 sea toilet in separate heads compartment port side. Complete pump assembly replaced 2015.
Good quality velour cushions on all seats and bunks
4 Fluorescent and 6X12 volt lights
Four 12 volt power sockets, plus one in cockpit for auto pilot.
240 volt shore power via ELCB unit to 2 x 13 amp double and 2 single sockets
240 volt saloon light
240 volt Engells fridge/deep freezer.
35 litre Dometic cold box powered by 240/12 volts, permanently fitted in saloon.

Accommodation (external)
The cockpit will seat four people and the helmsman comfortably.
There is a very large st/board wet locker accessed from cockpit and saloon for fenders, warps etc
with room for inflatable dinghy.
There are two other smaller cockpit lockers, one is a gas bottle locker venting to the exterior, and the
other has storage for outboard fuel tank and funnels etc,
The stern locker/helmsman's seat has room for two 25 litres spare diesel containers and
fenders. Also accommodates the emergency steering gear.

There is also an extensive collection of tools and small spares on board.

Spars, Rigging, Sails & Canvas
Sail Maker: North Sails
Sail Age: Not known
Sail Type(s): Genoa (Furling), Main, Cruising Chute in snuffer
Type of Rig: Bermudan
Age of Rig: Various
Mainsail Reefing: Slab
Head Furling: Yes
Spinnaker Pole: Yes
Sprayhood: Yes
Sail Cover: Yes (2008)
Cockpit Cover: Yes
Other: Spray dodgers with boat name (2014)

GPS: Furuno GPS 30
Chart Plotter: Garmin 5051 C
Navtex: NASA
Log/Speed: NASA Target
Depth: NASA Target
Wind Indicator: Nasa Target
AIS: NASA "Radar"

No. of Batteries: Two/Starter/Aux
Battery Charger: Yes
Shore Power: Yes (inc. RCB)

Deck Gear
Anchor/Chain/Warp: Approx. 64" chain/64" warp
Windlass: Mechanical (manual)
Winches: Three (2x Lewmar 1x Mast)

Safety Equipment
Lifebuoys: One horseshoe
Danbuoy: Yes
Gas Detector: Co-detector
Radar Reflector: Yes (octagonal)
Bilge Pumps: 1x electrical, 1x manual
Jackstays: Yes
Grab Bags: No
Other: Fire extinguisher, 2x blankets

Dinghy: Bombard Ax 3
Hull Treatment: Antifouled
Other: Full cruising inventory of crockery & cutlery, wide selection of mooring and other warps, selection of fenders including inflatable hull protector

Bills of Sale: Yes
Evidence of VAT: Yes
Builders Certificate: Yes
CE Certificate: No
Registration Docs: Yes (SSR Blue Book)

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