Dave and Linda has asked me to feature their beloved "Irish Melody", a C&C Landfall 38 sailboat which has been their home away from home since 1996. They are finally putting her in the market for sale.
Irish Melody was built in 1983. With her previous owners, she cruised the East coast of the United States, the Carribean, through the Panama Canal, to San Diego where she was eventually purchased by Dave and Linda.
After refitting her, they went cruising to Mexico where they began their cruising lifestyle of 7 months cruising and 5 months in dry storage while flying back to the States. Irish Melody took them to the South Pacific (2001-2004), Australia (2005-2006), Marshall Islands (2007-2009), and through Micronesia to the Philippines (Davao) (2010).
Some of the major features are: Spectra 150 watermaker (new 2006, new membrane 2009), New Force 10-3 burner stove (2008), new aluminum fuel tank (2009), new life raft (2008), new Zodiac dinghy (2006), new Yamaha 8hp outboard motor (2004), new Raymarine wind, speed, depth instruments (2006), new Raymarine GPS (2004), factory rebuilt and upgraded (2004) Autohelm 6001+ autopilot with linear drive on the quadrant, new 120% genoa (2008), duel refrigeration systems -- Adler Barbour Super Cold Machine and Sea Frost engine driven cold plate.
Sails: Main-9oz, 3 reef points, full batten, new 1998, condition is good.
Jenoa-6oz 120% on #3 Harken roller furling, new (2008), condition is excellent.
Yankee Jib-heavy weather 90% roller furling jib, condition is very good.
Storm Jib-very strong hanked on (uses baby stay), condition is very good.
Trysail-storm sail on separate track on mast, condition is very good.
Asymetrical Spinnaker with dousing sock-condition is good.
Anchors: 44 lb Bruce, 33 lb Bruce, 45 lb CQR, large Danforth. 280 ft 5/16" hi-test chain, 250 ft 5/8 nylon rode, harness for sea anchor.
Radios: Icom VHF radio, Kenwood TS-50 ham/SSB with pactor 3 TNC for email.
For a virtual tour of Irish Melody, click on the picture below.
If anyone is interested, please email me through the "Contact" page.