The Bristol Channel Cutter has achieved unprecedented respect as a capable & safe passage maker. Dozens of these handsome, stout vessels have made ocean crossings, circumnavigations and are used as cruising homes by sailors who prefer simplicity, integrity and economy in their choice of boats. Few yachts have a more devoted, if not fanatical, group of owners. "Vixen" is hull #2 of the B.C.C.'s to be built by Sam Morse Co. (previous hulls were built in Vancouver, BC). This is the truly rare #2 hull, having been hand finished by designer Lyle Hess's right hand man, Craig Johnson.
Her joiner work is esquisite, her custom bronze hardware would be impossible to duplicate today. Highly recommended to those who seek the highest quality in a well proven cruising classic; a truly special boat.
Recent upgrades include:
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Schedule: 1.5 oz mat and 24 oz roving = 1 unit
1 1/2oz mat
1 1/2 oz mat and 10 oz cloth
1 1/2 oz mat and 18 oz roving
Five units, one at a time
1.5 oz mat * 24 oz roving up the gunnels, five more units under water, two more extra units in keel area
Minimum hull thickness: > 3/8" at sheer, > 5/8" at waterline, > 1" keel area
Hull strengtheners - longitudinal, floors, etc: Laminated false frames glassed in from the sheer clamp to the cabin sole prior to construction of built-ins.
Deck (beams, etc): 1 1/4" yellow cedar over 1/2" plywood bolted through hull flange on 6" centers. Deck beams are support flanges bolted through 1 5/8" by 3 3/4" full length on 14" centers.
Hull to deck joint type and fastenings: sheer clamp, bolted through hull and bulwark stanchions locks on 14" centers.
Bulkheads: marine plywood: painted and trimmed in mahogany. Key hole bulkheads.
Ceiling: Yellow cedar planking, primarily finished bright, except behind the / no molded interior.
Hull colors: House: off white; Hull topsides: Green; Underbody: Blue anti fouling
Bronze spreaders and bronze hardware, bronze boom horse and parrels
Bronze deck hardware: closed chocks and cleats
Full deck canvas cover
Canvas sail covers
Tanbark sails in generally good condition. Most very little use.
Shrouds and stays are 1:19 SS with open turnbuckles in good order.
Chainplates are bronze, and all in very good condition.
Anchors: (1) CQR and (1) Bruce
Stove: Luke Heritage 2 Burner
Toilet: Marine Manual
Bilge pump: Heavy duty WHALE Gusher manual bilge pump @ 30GPM
Heating System: Wood sailor stove
Opening port lights: four round bronze with double dogs
Ice box: yes
Mattress pads and cushions in good condition
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