LM 28 Pilothouse Sloop

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Courtenay, BC V9N9W5(View Map)
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Gypsy was built in Denmark in 1986 and launched in North America in 1987. She comes from a long line of high quality, very popular pilothouse sloops built by LM Glass Fiber a/s in Kolding, Denmark. These boats were built for the North Sea and they are very sea-worthy and sea-kindly. They were also built to sail and they have an encapsulated fin-keel and a balanced spade rudder on a half skeg. Downwind under spinnaker, Gypsy goes like a train!

Gypsy is a very high quality boat, and over the last few years, many of her systems have been upgraded or replaced. She has been meticulously maintained by her owner who will miss her, but more sailing and the need for considerably more space has inspired an upgrade. If you are looking for a pilothouse that will keep you out of the bad weather when you want to and yet provide 360º visibility and lots of ventilation when it’s warm, this is an ideal boat. In the good weather, disconnect the inside steering station and enjoy the wind in your face at the tiller.

The following is an inventory of Gypsy:

Ground Tackle 22 lb Bruce anchor with 60 feet of galvanized chain and 150 feet of 5/8ths nylon rode.

Sails Built for Gypsy by North Sails in 1995, the paneled Dacron main with upper batons and the Doyle (2014) Dacron roller furling jib are in excellent condition. The full spinnaker comes with a snuffer and a pole and can be used by two people and the stay sale which hanks onto the backstay keeps Gypsy from “sailing” too much at anchor. The mast is deck-stepped and climbing the mast is easy on the built-in steps. Mast bend is controlled by a Wichard backstay adjustor.

Pilothouse Inside steering station with wheel and engine controls. The full galley with 3 burner propane stove with oven and 2 cubic foot 12 volt refrigerator/freezer (new 2014) are in the pilothouse opposite the steering station. The galley and head are serviced by a hot and cold pressurized water system (120 volt and engine heat exchanger).

Cockpit Can be fully enclosed in minutes to provide a comfortable above-deck lounge area with a fold-out table that will seat 4 for dinner. The cockpit is equipped with cushions and also has good lockers and storage areas. The manual bilge pump and propane locker are accessible from the cockpit.

Propane System Two 5 lb propane tanks in a built-in locker with through-hull vent. Xintex propane monitor and control system with CO2 monitor.

Electrical System high capacity starting battery and three 130 amp hour deep cycle batteries. (2014) 120 amp engine alternator plus 3 stage solid state regulator. 20 amp Statpower 110 volt charger with built-in 3 stage regulator. Three 120 volt outlets wired to a 120 volt panel with breakers. Electronic E-Meter management panel for the 12 volt electrical system.

Electronics Full wind instruments plus depth, speed, and log. Icom M59 VHF radio. CD/Radio with speakers.

Engine New 2015 Beta 30, 3 cylinder 30 horse power diesel engine with Seaprop 60 Saildrive . New Volvo folding prop. The engine has approximately 120 hours on the meter.

Miscellaneous Inventory Swim ladder and outboard motor mount on the stern rail. Regulation lights, fire extinguishers, and life sling. All teak bright work in immaculate condition. 2 self tailing Lewmar 40 winches. 35 U.S. gallon/140 liter fuel tank. 35 U.S. gallon/140 liter fresh water tank. New 2015 Raritan manual head.

New Raritan 6 Gal Hot water heater.(2016) 20 gallon/80 liter holding tank with electric pumpout capability. High capacity electric bilge pump installed away from the bilge and driven by a sensor in the bilge. Bulkhead mounted Force 10 propane heater and forced air “bus heater” plumbed into the engine cooling system.

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