Plymouth Voyager boatyard Devon UK|
Cox Swin Ranger 6.7
The two years restoration of the boat was finished three years ago. It has produced a stunning practical motor sailor for coastal cruising.
A quick summary: New Nanni 20hp engine now done 162.5 hours, new prop and shaft. Engine and leisure battery. Marina mains hook up for AC power. Inside fully insulated before new linings. New wood burner with double insulated flue. The insulation material is double bubble foil. The saloon has 6ft 1" headroom, the fore cabin is a double berth with a single berth in the saloon. An enclosed heads with sea toilet and basin. The galley has cold hand pumped water with sink and storage. There is a mast lowering system for afloat lowering of the mast. Stainless steel keel bands to main keel and bilge keels for grounding. Solar panels with battery monitor. Two electric bilge pumps. Auxiliary outboard bracket. Auto pilot. Wheel steering inside the saloon, tiller steering in the cockpit and gas locker, self draining cockpit. Two anchors, warps and fenders.
The blogs say this boat would benefit from a bow sprit and forward extended rudder to combat weather helm, this boat now has both and sails beautifully balanced and will sail closer than 45 degrees to the wind, for a bilge keeler that is pretty good. Inside the hull is extensively insulated with enormous locker space, new upholstery of a decent thickness for comfort and outside the whole hull and superstructure has had two coats of epoxy and two coats of two pack polyurethane protection. Keels have been extended with hardwood and a grown oak stem protected with full length stainless keel bands to facilitate beaching.
Mains AC wiring with RCD protection and polarity alarm for shore supply, two batteries with monitor, engine temperature monitor and alarm, depth sounder, gas alarm, carbon monoxide alarm.
A new 55 litre fuel tank and 40 litre water tank were installed and easily removed for cleaning if ever needed. A stereo radio with USB and blue tooth complete with marine speakers in the saloon. The fore cabin provides a very comfortable (yes comfortable !) double bed with under deck storage and under bunk lockers all insulated, chain locker with drain. The saloon has a drop down table to provide one good sized bed with a lot of storage making three full sized berths, the saloon floor could accommodate another berth if required. There is the wheel steering position, sink, gas cooker space and Anevay traveller wood burning stove, access to the engine with tool box step and hanging locker. Headroom is 6ft 1”.
The mast, boom and standing rigging are all good, two suits of sails, one tan one white. A jib furling system plus an inner fore stay for a hank on storm jib. The fore deck hatch and another one on the coach roof provide welcome ventilation. The cockpit has side lockers for fenders, warps and gas. The transom locker drops down as a table, stows the chimney and tiller plus space for spare fuel, kedge anchor etc.
Present fuel consumption is one litre per hour; it is a delight to work on as everything is designed for easy access. A socket has been installed for a tiller pilot in the cockpit and several LED cockpit lights are fitted.
Thanks to the thoughtful design and amazing space this boat is ideal for extended cruising or live aboard, on a cold January morning the multifuel wood burner will make the boat as warm and dry as a centrally heated house in about ten minutes also perfect for those slow cooking casseroles.
Three man Inflatable dinghy and 4hp Mercury outboard also included.
The boat is ashore now undergoing maintenance and new anti-fouling etc.
|Model:||Swin Ranger 22|
|Registry:||UK Ship Register|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Nanni N3 diesel engine (new 2015)|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||6.70m|
|Maximum draft:||2' 14"|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Keel type:||Triple Keel|
|Fuel capacity:||55 Litres|
|Water capacity:||40 Litres|
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.