|I designed and built this boat myself and there have been a few wrinkles
which needed to be ironed out. These items have been corrected. That
does not mean a new owner might see things they would change. The
boat is built to be easily worked on.
|Falcon has been documented since 1991, as a pleasure vessel and
fishery. It was my intention to do a little fishing for profit. Never did it, but
the documentation is still there.
|In the pictures above you can see the cooking surface. In the storage
beneath I used those square storage jugs to hold rice, lentils, oatmeal,
beans and other dry foods.
|The cover below is just a piece of the same material used on the cabin
sides. It stows and deploys quick and easy, and can be made more
permanent with a bit of sewing.
|The big box above is the thickly insulated (almost 5 inches all around)
refrigerator and the easily accessible Adler-Barbour Super Cold Machine
compressor. The box is about 6.5 cubic feet, with a proper 'trap' drain,
and can be used as a plain ice box if you don't want to use the
Adler-Barbour unit. The AC/DC supply panel is also a bit over done, but I
wanted enough space to easily expand.
|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. The
compass and rotary drive work fine. The cockpit speakers are new and
have never been used, though the wiring is connected to them.
|This boat is well built, beautiful, comfortable, and reliable. It is not a
cosmetic mantle piece. You will find areas where you can make it look
better with sanding, fairing, and finishing. On the other hand, you can turn
the key and start cruising, not worrying about a scratch here or there.
|The table comes down or goes up in about a minute and is stored
against the forward fore and aft head bulkhead, where it is out of the way
and safe from banging around in heavy seas.
The pivoting desk chair is an old Grady White item that works good, but
is in need of new cushions and upholstery. I am presently stripping off
the armrests and recovering them with the same material on the upper
Falcon may seem plain and uninteresting inside, I hope the buyer will see
it as an opportunity to make the boat their own, with their own sense of
style and identity. Everything is solid and strong and the paint is easily
removed, should you wish, as is the material. Get teak or other veneers
and make your own gorgeous interior. Cut an anchor or dolphin into the
table leg, or replace it with a solid teak masterpiece. Install picture
frames and favorite photos on the small cubbyhole doors next to the
bunk. Change the outlet plates. Get exotic rugs or cover the cabin sole
with thin teak and holly plywood. As far as the potential to make this a
$100,000 plus yacht, it is here. There are hundreds of great ideas a new
owner can do easily to make this a beautiful and uniquely personal yacht.
750 sq. ft
2 - 110 gal ttl
3 - 85 gal ttl
4 cyl Pathfinder diesel
52 HP - 0.66 gal/hr
Edson 14" Rack & Pinion
Garmin 545 GPSMap
Ideal Dual Direction/remote
45 lb Spade w/216 ft BBB
35 lb Delta w/208 ft BBB
|The head is an all bronze Wilcox-Crittendon 51 Junior and works fine.
The company still supports this head and parts are cheap. It is plumbed
to fresh water to eliminate any odor, and only pumps to the holding tank,
meaning never a clog in a hard to reach 'Y' valve. The holding tank
pumps overboard with a macerator activated by a key switch to meet