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GME GX600 VHF Transceiver for Sale - Offers $80 or above

posted May 11, 2020, 5:19 PM by David Churchward   [ updated May 11, 2020, 5:20 PM ]

This VHF radio was recently removed from our Club Boat and replaced with a more recent model. It is in good working order and includes a cover faceplate, however it does not include an antenna. Make an offer by sending an email to

'Rockhopper', a Northshore 27 is For Sale

posted Aug 1, 2019, 4:19 AM by David Churchward   [ updated Nov 4, 2019, 11:12 AM by Pat Grogan ]

For sale is our family yacht, Rockhopper, a 1981 Northshore 27.

Price $10750 neg.

Contact: Adrian on 0413 477 734 or

Length: 27ft (8.3m)

Draft: 1.3m

Updated with answers to some common questions:

  • The rigging was installed in Aug 2009. The forestay was replaced in 2016 when the lazyjacks were installed. The previous rigging comes with the boat which will reduce the costs of replacement.

  • The engine was installed circa 2005. Based on average usage the engine ours would be around 200 hours

  • The mooring is not available with the yacht as it is a priority listing area. As such, I must offer it to the next person on the list. There are, however, other permanent moorings available in the area (outside the creek) and there are short term moorings available for hire inside the creek. I can provide details if required.

  • Many people have asked what is wrong with the boat as it is reduced so much. The answer is nothing. It is a solid boat in good condition. It is simply that I must sell it as I live too far away now.

  • The tender is included but the trailer and outboard are extra ($1k ea)

We have enjoyed a number of years sailing Rockhopper but we have now moved to Canberra and have reluctantly decided that it is time to hand her over to a new owner who can care for her as we have and enjoy her excellent sailing qualities. As such, she is priced to sell.

Ready to sail now, Rockhopper has an impressive sail wardrobe which includes a fully battened main with two reefing points and lazy jacks, three mylar head sails, asymmetric spinnaker and a spinnaker (with a repair along the bottom). If you are feeling adventurous there is also a storm sail and trysail. All this with a furling headsail. All necessary lines and sheets are included plus spares.

She has a 16HP, 2GM20 YANMAR engine that performs very reliably and is easily accessible from under the stairs. It has been serviced annually; the most recent by the local Yanmar rep. Gearbox oil has also been replaced. Many spares and tool are included.

Safety gear includes a GPS enabled EPIRB (7 years remaining on the battery), flares, V-sheet, fire extinguisher, life rings, buckets, bungs and more. Anchor and chain included.

The battery was replaced in 2017 with a new 105AH starter/house battery. There is provision for installing a separate starter battery for more extended sailing. 120W solar panel installed with new MPPT regulator. Also included is a NAVMAN 7000 VHF and separate 27Mhz radio as well as an inbuilt radio/CD system. It has a NASA ‘shoot-through’ transducer (no hole in boat) depth sounder.

This boat has been cared for. All windows were replaced in late 2018 making her a very dry boat. Deck fittings have been updated where required. Rockhopper has a generous ice box (no fridge) and working head (no holding tank). Small kitchen with space for small gas camp stove. Accommodation includes a V-berth forward, two bunks / settee mid-ships (with lee cloth) and a quarter-berth starboard side. She has plenty of storage under seats and lazarettes under the port side cockpit seat and another aft.

Last anti-fouled in Sep 2017. Anodes in good condition.

This has been a fun, reliable yacht for our whole family. She can be sailed single handed with ease if needed despite not having an autopilot. She was built with a strong racing bias and this yacht was very successful in the local yacht races. This was our first yacht but it won’t be our last; we have really enjoyed her. If you are looking for a starter yacht or something to race around the cans on the weekend then this is definitely worth considering. Indeed, she would even make a reasonable coastal cruiser.

Rockhopper is moored on Currambene Creek, Woollamia, NSW (near Huskisson / Jervis Bay). I am happy to show / demonstrate the boat on just about any weekend. As I am now located in Canberra it is difficult to visit the boat during the week but please call or message to discuss.






MR WALKER, a Phantom 32, For Sale

posted Feb 19, 2019, 1:35 PM by David Churchward   [ updated Feb 19, 2019, 1:41 PM ]

‘Mr Walker’ ís a 32’’ Phantom yacht designed by Rick Stein and built in 1984.  It underwent a comprehensive refit in 2013-2014 and is in very sound condition. Work included:

New 21 hp 3 cylinder Nanni diesel, now with very low hours and recently serviced.

New Running and standing rigging.

Hull was sandblasted and repainted

Two pack ultra-long life ‘CopperCoat’ antifoul applied. Wipe down the hull once or twice a year instead of reapplying conventional antifoul every year or two.

New cushions

PSS seal

New two bladed prop (three bladed folding prop included if wanted).

New manual bilge pump.

‘Mr Walker’ has 6 berths, a gas stove, solar panel, recent batteries.

8’dinghy and oars.

‘Mr Walker’ is a solid, comfortable boat with a very good hull and engine. She still needs some work inside but represents very good value. Subject to Roads and Maritime approval the mooring in Callala Bay can be included in the price.  

$25 000 or reasonable offers considered.

Paul 0427499552


Tranquillity Seawind 1000

posted Feb 1, 2018, 1:52 AM by Pat Grogan   [ updated Feb 1, 2018, 12:01 PM ]

Tranquillity is a Seawind 1000, a regular participant in JBCYC sailing days. A great stable platform for cruising or racing. There are never a shortage of willing crew for this great boat.

Tranquillity is in great condition and has recently had a refresh ready for it's new owners:
  • Just slipped
    • Buffed
    • Polished
    • Long life two pack epoxy anti-foul applied
  • A new Hydranet main sail
  • A near new Hydranet headsail
    • Hydranet is a long lasting sail material
  • A new sail cover
  • All new windows
  • A new hot water system
  • New cushions
Some of the fittings and inclusions are:
  • Spinnaker
  • Reacher
  • Two 9.9hp Yamaha outboards
    • Only 2 years old
  • Stereo MP3 player with 6 speakers
  • VHF Radio
  • TV
  • 4 Batteries
  • 2 x 120W Solar Panels
  • 2 x 80W Solar Panels
  • 1000W Inverter
  • Two anchors
    • Chain and Rope
  • All safety equipment
  • Inflatable dinghy with 3.3hp mariner outbaords
Tranquillity is out of water survey as of Nov 2016.

This cat is in great condition having only been looked after by 2 private owners. Tranquillity has never been used for bare boat charters.

Asking price $200,000

Please contact Alan Leach 0411 263 406

Brazen, a Challenger 29 for sale in Jervis Bay

posted Jan 1, 2018, 2:48 AM by David Churchward   [ updated Dec 20, 2018, 10:49 PM ]


Price                        $28,000 , Reduced to Sell

Make                       Mooraker,  Challenge 29

Hull Year               1985

Feet/ m                  29’/ 8.8m

Power                     Sail

Hull                           Mono

Usage                       Cruiser/ Racer  


Beam Width        3.3 Metres

Draft                         1.85 Metres

Hull Material      GPS

Water Capacity 60litres

Mast Rigging

Alloy mast and boom, Spinnaker pole (2014), standing rigging replaced 2013, headsail furler.

Sail Information

Mainsail (Revolution Sails, carbon laminate, 2014), #1 and # 3 racing headsails (Revolutin Sails, laminate 2014, #2 dacron cruising sail, masthead spinnaker and fractional spinnaker.


Engine Make       Yanmar

Fuel Capacity      40l

Horse Power       13


Anchor:  Plough anchor with adequate chain and warp.

Covers: Mainsail cover, boom tent

Deck Gear: 2 x self-tailing sheet winches, 2 x halyard winches on cabin top and numerous jambers, cleats leading back to cockpit for ease of handling.

Electrics: 12 volt system, 2 batteries, isolator switch with solar panels. Electric toilet.

Saftey Gear: 4 x Life Jackets, First Aid Kit, Fire Extinguisher, Horseshoe ring.

Marine Electronics:  VHF radio, CD/AM/FM stereo, Tack Tick wind instrument


Cold Storage:      Large ice box under chart table,2 burner gas stove with oven and grill,  S/steel sink with cold water tap fed from electric pump.


Anti Foul               Hull fully stripped back re anti-fouled December 2017.

Location                Jervis Bay

Vessel Name       Brazen

Contact Athol Malone on 0481 095 090 or 02 4237 6945


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