S/V Bodhran

Bodhran is my 1979 Downeast 32 cutter which I purchased in October of 2002 and has pretty much been my obsession ever since. Bodhran is hull #130 of the 134 Downeast aka. Down East aka Downeaster 32s built in Santa Ana California by Down East Yachts LTD. These boats are not racers by any means, but offer an amazing amount of interior space, a bombproof hull and a salty appearance that always turns a head or two. Bodhran as been a good home for the last 4 years while living on the dock and I hope that she'll prove to be a good cruising boat as well.

Specs

Builder: Down East Yachts Santa Ana,CA Designer: Bob Poole
LOA: 35'0
Displacement
17,000
Fuel: 70
LOD 32'0 Ballast
5,500
Water:
100
LWL:
25'10 Bridge Clearance
46'0
Holding:
6
Beam:
11'0
Draft:
4'9
Engine:
25 hp Isuzu

Sail plan

Main:
280 sqft
Yankee:
329 sqft
Jib:
188 sqft
Staysail:
125 sqft
Working Total:
593 sqft
In addition to the stock Down East 32 sails, I've also got a .75oz 549sqft Asymmetric Spinnaker from crising direct, a 450 sqft drifter off a Bristol 35, a storm jib and a storm trysail. The drifter and the spinnaker allow me to sail in winds as light as 3 knots. I've only flown the storm jib once and it performed beautifully in gusts up to 45 knots with a double reefed main. I've only flown the trysail to determine where to run the sheets if I ever need it. Still it's nice to know it's ready to go.

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