A roll of brand new 8.4 ounce Dacron Supercruise white sailcloth, 54 inches wide by 27 yards long. $500

A roll of brand new Sunbrella Pacific Blue Marine fabric, 60 inches wide by 8 yards long. $200
For years I ran a Ferris 120 amp alternator and it did pretty well. To get the most out of it, I designed and had machined a pair
of multi-belt pulleys for the engine, as such items are simply not available anywhere. My cost, for the stock and the work
exceeded $400, but they worked perfectly. Unfortunately, the cheap Ferris alternator, a $500 item, couldn't handle the big
banks of AGM batteries, and after a few months, gakked up it's life and took the expensive Balmar regulator with it. I replaced
the alternator with a new Balmar 165 amp unit, and another new MC 614 regulator, pictured below. (Not the plain aluminum
case, which shot is to show the pulleys being installed, but the red item with the regulator below.) These items handled the
load with ease. At $1500 to $1600 to replace, I couldn't leave them behind. Also, a new owner of the boat might prefer a
smaller, simpler system, requiring no more than a cheap alternator with a tach output and a single 8D lead acid battery to
assist the windlass. As for me, the AGM batteries and the high output charging will be needed in the trailer. However, you pay
the $30,000, you get the whole shooting match. But not the $4000 in batteries. Alernator and regulator value - $1550
Here is the Garmin 545 GPSmap I have been using, and below is a picture of the cockpit VHF. It is just a West Marine low
end VHF. Both items were mounted beneath the solar hardtop and when I removed that, these too ended up in storage. I
suppose I could have tossed them on the bunk, but that didn't make sense, especially since many new owners prefer to buy
their own, brand new navigation equipment. They both work fine, here they are.
Something you will have to experience to appreciate is the attention this boat attracts, both out cruising
and at the dock. Falcon's beautiful lines and classic shape, along with the true, gaff sails, affect some
boaters so strongly they sail alongside for a while or call out on the radio. She is one of a kind
commands admiration and respect wherever she goes.
schoonerben@hotmail.com

Ben @ 239-248-0027
The items below are NOT INCLUDED with Falcon, for several reasons.

The first reason is, of course, that I cannot afford to include them if the boat sells for less than $30,000. My only way to
recoup any shortage will be to sell the items piecemeal, or use them on the trailer I will be constructing to be my new home.

The second reason is because many new owners find such extraneous material unsuitable and either get rid of it or replace
it. Sailing dinghies are popular in many southern locations because they offer a fun way to experience sunsets, visit around
the anchorage, or just enjoy a perfect day in an exotic location. For me, it is because I loved to stay in shape by rowing, and
because Falcon has no acceptable location to store a 10 foot RIB, and I hate towing dinghies.

As far as the other stuff, only the GPS and Cockpit VHF require explanation - new owners usually prefer new electronics.
I have two of these seats and of all the things I have ever bought or done to make cruising for endless hours relaxing and
comfortable, nothing compares with these seats. I put them on the deck - you can see where in some of the videos I have
uploaded to YouTube. Those links will be posted here if they are not already. These are the best I have ever found.
This dinghy can also accept a small outboard, I would think 2 to 3.5 hp, but it might then be required to be registered. I vastly
preferred the exercise and quiet of rowing. Below is a catalogue picture of one of the 7 foot Caviness items that go with the
dinghy. There are also two life vests similar to the one shown that go with it.
The first item here is the early Dyer Midget Sailing Dinghy. This is not the cheap, thin shell version with the ridiculous 'oil
canning' bottom, it is the much stiffer and stronger 1970's version. Two improvements I made are the molded foam and
fiberglassed over flotation pods firmly attached to the bottoms of the tree seats, and the light but durable hose fender all
around the edges. I also thickened and reinforced all areas requiring strong fasteners, such as the rigging eyes, the bow eye,
the mainsheet eyes, and the oarlocks. After a few seasons of constant varnishing on the seats, they got painted. If you want
to strip them off and go back to varnished teak, which is what they are, have at it.
Since this is not a 'Handyman Special' or some polished up tragedy of a McYachting Yugo, like a Hunter or Catalina, and it is
ready to get on and start enjoying, I want $40,000 for it. However, in this economy and facing the fact that it really SHOULD
be hauled for fresh bottom paint and a coat of hull color, not to mention how much better $30,000 sounds, I will settle for
$30,000. I know what you're thinking: That is just TOO honest and straightforward, in a world where $30,000 is ALWAYS
expressed as $29,995, and sometimes a foolish trailer of pennies, coupled with the typical expectation that the asking price is
NEVER what the seller hopes to get, you're thinking you can get the boat for $25,000.

True.

You cannot, however, get everything that COULD go with it. Thinking I must be flexible and vulnerable to your undeniable
and formidable bargaining skills, could have a ring of truth, but I would not count on it. You want the boat for $25,000, you get
it. You give me the $30,000 I need, and you also get the list of items below. There is a degree of fudging in this area. That is,
some of the stuff for some of the money, but since all of these things will sell fast on Ebay, or live happily in my new trailer, I
have little incentive to 'throw anything in' to make the sale.
Falcon's hull was designed by a man named Hans Otto Horne in Florida sometime around 1952 or 53. He made a mold and
pulled about three hulls out of it and reportedly did a bit of cruising with his family. The hull was based on Joshua Slocum's
'Spray', perhaps the most popular little cruising boat in history as it was the first to be sailed singlehanded around the world.
The trip took place between 1865 and 1868 or 69.

Mr. Horne's improved vision of Spray resulted in a prettier and perhaps better sailing vessel, but then, Spray was an old
Chesapeake Bay fishing boat and not intended for Ocean Voyaging. Spray was 36 1/2 feet on deck with a 14 foot beam and
about four feet of draft. There's probably no real telling what she actually displaced. The Horne version is 32 1/2 feet on
deck, 12 1/2 feet in the beam and 4 feet 7 inches in draft. She was set to be 17,500 pounds displacement with 5500 pounds
of concrete and boiler punching ballast. The two small deck houses were similar to those on 'Spray', the deck was recessed
about 10 inches below the sheer and she was rigged as a ketch with solid, round wooden spars.

I have changed quite a few things. Falcon is a schooner. She has an 8 foot bowsprit and 3 feet of boom overhang for a total
length of 44 feet. The additional ballast has bumped the total displacement up to about 20,000 pounds, with full tanks. Right
now she has about 7700 pounds of ballast. All the ballast in Falcon is cast-in lead.
LOD                                                                     32.5 feet

Beam                                                                    12.5 feet

Draft                                                                         5 feet

LOA                                                                        44 feet

Displacement                                                   20,000 pounds

Ballast                                                                7700 pounds

Sail Area                                                             750 sq feet

Mast Height         (mainsail down)                           33 feet

Gaff Height             (mainsail up)                             37 feet

Main Boom                                                               18 feet

Main Gaff                                                                 12 feet

Fore Boom                                                               10 feet

Fore Gaff                                                                 10 feet

Fuel Tanks                                                     2 @ 55 gallons each

Water Tanks                                             3 for a total of about 85 gallons

Batteries                                                     2 size 27 lead acid wet cells

Power (A Volkswagen engine)         4 Cylinder 52 HP Pathfinder Diesel
                                                          with Hurth 3:1 Gearbox

Steering                                                 Edson large rack and pinion
                                                               aft facing

Sail Handling                                                    Garhauer

Autopilot                                                          Autohelm 6000

Prop                                                               18 x 15 RH 3-blade

Windlass                                                  Ideal Dual Direction Vertical
                                                   w/ Capstan & Gypsy & Remote

Ground Tackle                                        45 Lb Spade w/200 Ft 5/16
                                                        BBB & 225 ft 5/8 Nylon

                                                      35 Lb Delta w/200 Ft 5/16
                                                        BBB & 165 Ft 5/8 Nylon

                                                   25 Lb Danforth HT w/10 Ft 5/16
                                                         BBB & 165 Ft 5/8 Nylon

                                                      22 Lb Delta w/25 Ft 5/16
                                                       BBB & 160 Ft 5/8 Nylon

                                                      Fram 3569 Oil Filter

 By the way, I have always used Rotella T @ straight 40 wt        
Below is the complete Propane system, less the unsuitable stove. The two tanks are 10 pound aluminum which have been
upgraded with new valves and certified about two years ago. The electric solenoid and control panel come with a 30 foot
hose. I made thickly Sunbrella covers for the tanks to protect them from the sun, and the top inch just below the cover is
screen, which allows them to vent and not heat up in the tropics. They did live beneath the boom gallows on the lazerrette.
The photo above was taken a year ago while I was on my way to the Florida Keys. Since then I have moved around Florida
and up the East Coast to Jacksonville, then followed the St John's River 30 miles upstream to Green Cove Springs, where
the boat is now. I have always lived aboard and completed/improved the boat as I moved around, never in much of a hurry as
my priorities were safety and comfort more than presentation.

Through the years I have tried this and that, not always sure what would work best, and sometimes reverting back to a
previous configuration if not satisfied. For a few years I had a 10.3 foot RIB with a ten horse (9.9) outboard. It worked well for
zipping around, but was a huge pain in the ass when it came to towing, or storing on board (not on THIS boat), maintenance,
registration, etc, etc. I finally sold it and was given an old and very well made Dyer Midget with the complete sailing kit. I
started with 5 1/2 foot oars, then moved up to 7 foot oars from West marine. They are much better for long rows. The dinghy
nests easily on the cabin roof and, other than a minor vision forward hindrance when sitting in the center of the boat, is never
a problem.
Advancing years and a desire to be able to visit with my children and grandchildren more easily, has prompted me to sell
Falcon and go the Travel Trailer route. I am approaching 70 and the time has come.

For these reasons, I have finally finished all the details on the boat and giver her a fresh coat of paint, inside and out, and
have removed all my belongings and much old or irrelevant stuff. The cheap propane cooktop I have used for years - cheap
and unwilling to clean up properly, no matter how hard I tried, the slightly claustrophobic and low hardtop I hit my head on a
dozen times, and many thousands of dollars of equipment which would not add a dime to the selling price of the boat, and
which I would only have to buy again to complete the Travel Trailer project.

What I am selling is the boat.

All the specs are above and my contact information is below if there are any questions which are as yet unanswered, or will
not be when this page is finished.

Falcon has been documented since 1991, as a pleasure vessel with a fishery function, meaning if you would like to take
advantage of various fishing seasons to catch and sell certain species, such as Giant Bluefin Tuna or Striped Bass, you only
need get the appropriate licences, put 12 to 18 inches of fresh ice in the bottom of the cockpit (covered with plastic and thick
comforters) and head out at about 3 AM to be ready to fish at first light.
Above is the 8" heavy, cast bell, and below the alternate ships wheel. They can be changed in about a minute or two. I went
for the other wheel because the thought of being thrown against this one in a heavy seas incident made me think twice,
Below are the Outback Solar charge controller and the Aims Inverter.
Below are the 12 2 volt deep cycle AGM batteries that formed the backbone of the massive solar power supply I built for the
boat. It also used 920 watts of solar panels, an Outback 60 Charge controller, and an Aims 2500 watt Inverter. Total cost? A
little over $6000. I also got some quizzical glances from strangers until they understood that I could do ANYTHING at any
time, with all that power, but I never once found anyone else who wanted to go the same route. Obviously, I removed the
system, rather than give it away with the boat, or have it force the price up I couldn't sell it, only to have the new owner give it
away or sell it. It will all fit very nicely on my new trailer.

The three lead/acid standard starting batteries in the second picture were MUCH cheaper and did the job beautifully for 3
years before I got the 12 AGM's. They are still working on a friends boat. To be able to operate the heavy duty windlass with
impunity at any time, more than the two size 27's preasently available will be needed.
I use cheap bath towels for rugs. They are easy to clean, store, and cheap to replace. You can also go nuts with colors if it
suits your fancy, and they make excellent deck wipes when you need them to be.
In the pictures above you can see the cooking surface and the storage are beneath where I used those square storage jugs
available from Walmart to hold rice, lentils, oatmeal, beans and other dry foods. Worked perfectly, never had a problem.
The cover below is just a piece of material. It shows and deploys quick and easy, and can be made more permanent if you
want. I don't.
These two items complete the installation of a solar power system, which there are many ways to deploy. Some people install
the panels on the lifelines and swing them up while at anchor. On Falcon, such a deployment would work perfectly between
the sets of rigging on each side. I preferred the hardtop Bimini approach, pictured below, which some people make find
uncomfortable. I will supply all the components for this Bimini, including two 210 Watt panels,and show how it is assembled,
but I will not volunteer to rebuild the thing for you, unless paid handsomely. In the second picture below, in the upper left hand
corner, you can see where the GPS and VHF were mounted. Worked beautifully. Personally, for the tropics, I loved this
hardtop.
The big box above is the thickly insulated (5 inches all around) refrigerator and the easily accessible Adler-Barbour Super
Cold Machine compressor. It is good for 9 cubic feet, though the box is only 6, more than enough. This has always been
flawless.

The AC/DC supply panel is also a bit over done, but I wanted enough space to easily expand for whatever may pop up in the
future, like Hoverboard charging or something.
The back splash on the counter for the cooktop is aluminum flashing. Depending on use, it last 3 to 4 years, then pull it off
and replace it. Takes all of half an hour, if that. I had a strip of stainless plate, 1/16 inch by 6 inches, by about 5 or 6 feet, and
cut it up to put down under the old cooktop. Turns out it pits some. The overhead on the big square counter to the rear is 1/2
inch of concrete board. I thought that would be where the cooktop went, but it was too hard to cook there, I thought.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9dqxkLN7uc     2014 10 28 Falcon For Sale
(A long and cobby assembly of videos I just took to show the boat)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Xr_gi9o1Dk     2013 04 21 Continuing South
(Heading south in the company of friends, I got pictures of Falcon sailing)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvOG1Fd2u90     2013 04 23 Continuing South
(Two days later in a nice breeze, Falcon hits 7.4 knots)
None of the batteries above or below go with the
boat. These pictures are purely to demonstrate how
to place whatever big battery banks you choose to
use in the future.
The autopilot on Falcon is the Autohelm 6000 with the
Type 2 12 volt rotary drive. It works perfectly, but if you
wish to update to the very latest system, you need only
purchase the computer and control head.
One last thing, this package comes with the domain name     
blueschooner.com     if you want it.
Videos posted on YouTube of the boat, inside and out, and Falcon sailing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9dqxkLN7uc     2014 10 28 Falcon For Sale
(A long and cobby assembly of videos I just took to show the boat)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Xr_gi9o1Dk     2013 04 21 Continuing South
(Heading south in the company of friends, I got pictures of Falcon sailing)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvOG1Fd2u90     2013 04 23 Continuing South
(Two days later in a nice breeze, Falcon hits 7.4 knots)
schoonerben@hotmail.com

Ben @ 239-248-0027