"My Mini Stable of C18 For Sale".

For Sale - Careel 18, Single owner, only ever sailed on Botany Bay on Sundays.......
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"My Mini Stable of C18 For Sale".

Postby don47 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:50 am

Up "For Sale" are my/our Stable of C18.

Sale includes 4 X C18 however, we'll probably keep the last not sold.

Mk3. 445. 'Storm'. Numerous National, NSW & Qld State Title boat. Purposely rebuilt, revamped & refitted a few yrs back. Nothing needed to be attended to or finished off here. Light grey/white hull with white topside. Slide Hatch, etc,etc. Trailer is much stronger built than most with 13" LT's & all equip in A1 condition. Lot rego'd. An extremely comfortable & attractive boat.

Mk1. 57. 'Aja'. Has an interesting history & has undergone a complete make over, rebuild & refit. Hull is light grey with white topside plus now also sports a Slide Hatch, anchor well, etc. Rego'd quality trailer with 13" LT's . Excellent boat & set up nearing completion.

Mk1.169. 'She'. Was purchased with the intent of refurbishing/developing up as a package & finding her a decent new home where she'll be loved. Hull is white with dark grey waterline. Topside is white with light grey non skid zones. Slide Hatch kit included. Trailer is rego'd & is renowned decent Messant.

Mk1. 200. 'Katrina'. Needs no real intro as a race boat (proud to say that I'm one of the few who ever beat her in completion) but, now has been largely reworked to enjoy either cruise or race situation. The maroon/white hull with white top has been spruced & tidied up somewhat. Interior is now well finished & attractive. She's also been fitted with a water bag & slide out sink since her comp days. Slide Hatch included. She sits on a quality Tracer Trailer revamped & generally made right again. NB: A Qld'r is interested in this boat. I'm holding onto it till next w/end for him to inspect & finalise deal.

Note,, all boats sit on Rego'd tilt Trailers mostly fitted with new brakes, wheels, tyres & mudguards, etc.. They also have good brand name & serviced motors.
Importantly, know that all have been made or are a long way into being made (nearing completion, only small details to finish in some cases however, may all be utilised immediately) into "Allrounders", that is boats developed up into being very suitable for either cruising or racing.
All Mk1 boats have 20mm shaped Centreboards or Keels (the preferred) & fitted with either Dagger or Swing Rudders. The Mk3 has an especially constructed CB/Keel to fill its CB Case.

Call Don or Robyn. 0402 223133. If interested in any of the above. Prices start from $6,900.
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Re: "My Mini Stable of C18 For Sale".

Postby Mark III Amigo » Tue May 01, 2018 9:12 am

What’s going on here Don?

Looks like a clearance sale. Is there a four for the price of three deal?

I know these boats will all be in top Nic under your care Don. A great buy to be had,.

But surely you will keep the famous Mark III?

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Re: "My Mini Stable of C18 For Sale".

Postby don47 » Wed May 02, 2018 5:45 pm

Well Davie,, thanks for the kind words.

I/we (we meaning, good wife Rob) have in the past always cared for any C18 that have come our way whether purchased outright or that of someone who has required assistance in some form or another.
It's a funny thing but, we've ended up with a situation currently whereby we've got boats either totally completed & ready for enjoyment immediately or so very close on. A purchaser may want us to totally complete a certain boat with this or that for them or they can take advantage, save a few bucks & complete themselves any final details that they want themselves. Certainly they're all ready for the water now.

Mind you with those that we've purchased, refurbished & found decent new homes for over the years (some of those which were also ready for the water but, we didn't get around to totally finishing off before someone wanted to buy & finish with their own final touches),, they all had to show us the right ingredients about them before hand & I always needed to visualise them completed. Of course some have been bigger jobs than others & spare time sometimes was hard to find however, the likes of hulls always needed to be good & sound or be able to be made that way without major works, decent CB's/keels, masts, interiors, what's the trailer/motor like, etc, etc. We've seen some ordinary boats over the years I can tell you & certainly have had to say sorry, she's not the right boat for us & walk away.

Anyway Ol Mate,, one of the listed above has been spoken for already, deposit taken.
All I can say at present because of my word not to divulge for a few days is that she'll be enjoying in the future being utilised as what I'm very pleased to see & hear about, an 'Allrounder" & that's of course terrific news for both the cruising plus racing divisions.
So,, as for the 4 for 3 deal that you mention,, it ain't happening !! :D
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Re: "My Mini Stable of C18 For Sale".

Postby don47 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:31 pm

SOLD.
'She' & 'Katrina' are sold & gone to good homes.
'Storm' plus 'Aja' (both set up as great Allrounders suitable for either race/cruise) will be kept & share being utilised in events till seasons end or sold.
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Re: "My Mini Stable of C18 For Sale".

Postby Nanango » Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:55 pm

Don,
Saw your post and reckon with your experience in Careels you may be able to reliably answer a nagging question I have seeing your ex "stable" of C18s.
I am looking around for a TS BUT, have a concern re all up weight for towing. Everywhere I go I seem to get different answers. I have a max towing weight of 1200Kg. With the MKI coming in lightest of all the C18s it may be a viable option for me, what do you think?. Also if you could highlight any of the sailing differences between the various C18 models it would be appreciated. If I get the feeling from people that even the C18 MKI may be a bit much for the car I may have to look at going down to something like a Botterill Explorer. I saw a MKI? for sale on the Forum today but it was on a tandem trailer, a bit of an overkill?

Once again Thanks and Regards
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Re: "My Mini Stable of C18 For Sale".

Postby don47 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:11 pm

G/day Rick. Yes got your pm today too, so give me a call at your leisure but, not tomorrow evening 3rd Apl as have CCYA meeting.

To answer some of your questions here & now though.
Firstly, re towing weighs it says ( & I would hasten to say that these figures are approximate) right here on the Careel website that the laiden weight of I guess the average : Mk1 is some 900kgs including trailer, Mk2 is 1100kgs including & the Mk3 is 1200kgs.
The main differences between the marks being in their construction & keel size. Mk1 12mm keel = 64kg, 19-20mm keel +100-110kgs & the cast iron usually found in Mk2-3 models = 186kgs. Some boats have been retro fitted with lighter &/or better shaped keels,, certainly mine are or have been.
Cab size (height) increased a tad with the introduction of the different Mks as well. The hulls are the same with the only difference being that the Mk1 is 2" shorter in height at the gunwhal than the 2 & 3. The Mk2 is 2" or 50mm taller in side the cab over the Mk1 whereas the Mk3 has a newer styled cab top resulting in a 4" or 100mm greater cab height.

Re boat handling, well basically the Mk1 is a little bit more tender obviously with the lighter all up weight & thus handles a tad more dinghy like in comparsion to the 2 or 3.
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Re: "My Mini Stable of C18 For Sale".

Postby IanLee » Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:42 pm

Don, I am amazed that you ended up with Katrina 18/200. It was a mighty boat that was almost unbeatable during several ownerships.

You mention you are proud to be one of the few who has beaten it on the water. I also beat it but only once.

My son, who was much better than me, skippered Clockwork during the summer seasons on Pittwater and in the championships.

I took over the helm for the winter races and on one occasion we were almost windless but by some miracle we seemed to to get a private wind of our own.

By the time we reached the finish line off Scotland Island, the rest of the fleet was struggling to get from Stokes Point to the mark off Mackerel Beach.

We took pity on them, dropped the sails and motored back up Pittwater with me watching to record the time for a shortened race at the Mackerel mark.

By the time we reached the mark, none had managed to round it so we waited there and recorded their times as they did. I can't put the victory down to skill, just luck but I am still proud to have beaten James on Katrina 200 just once.
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Re: "My Mini Stable of C18 For Sale".

Postby don47 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:28 pm

G/day Ian, long time no see yourself or Clayton, trust you blokes & families are all well.

Yes, am still proud to say that after I & crew found our feet somewhat regards competing with C18 we knocked off Jimmy Wearing & family crew while he was skippering Katrina. We beat him 2-3 times in Championships & tied in another for memory before he sold her. It was a great thrill to beat Katrina in Buhawi (which I believe is now residing in Cairns. I sold her in the winter of 2011) but, it was something else to beat Jim in those days.
Probably not many would realise but, Katrina was specially built, was probably lighter, stiffer, & certainly much more precise in her measurements than most C18 churned out by the Rose factory. Of course, you'd recall she was built under the watchful eyes & by the Fehlbergs, Ross & family.

It is funny how things happen or come about on occasion but, opportunity did arise one day (& some years later after Jim had sold her) for me to purchase her & so I did realising that she required some TLC to make her perform & look at her best once more.
Anyway, while carrying out some needed works to her & her trailer a fella from Qld called one day out of the blue asking if I had a boat to suit him & we soon enough got around to be talking about Katrina. He made it clear that he wanted 200 & so he bought her after inspection & before I'd completed my list of improvements particularly to the hull where fittings had been repositioned or the like, etc. I was also going to install a correct Slide Hatch which I'd secured for her from Seaton & one for another boat that I was doing up at the same time, 168 I think.
Anyway, pleased to say that Keith the new owner utilises her well, appreciates her & is enjoying the boat.
Don.


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