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Old 04-27-2015, 11:16 PM   #1
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1972 Willard Searcher

*Specs:

Builder: Willard Marine
30'*Searcher Model without Flybridge, makes for less windage.

Dimensions:


LOA: 30 ft 0 in
Beam: 10 ft 6* in
Maximum Draft: 3 ft 6 in

Engine:

Engine Brand: Yanmar
Engine Model:* 4JH2E 55hp, with optional 80 amp alternator (factory)
Cruising Speed: 6*Knots @ 3/4 gal an hour
Engine Hours: 774
Total HP: 55
New prop shaft bearings
New cutlass bearing
Prop was balanced and trued, also has spare prop that isin excellent condition.
* **

Tanks:

Fuel: 100 gal
Fresh water: 70 gal
Holding: 9 gal*- complete system newly installed including the pressure system.
* *
Overview:

Canoe stern cockpit features bench seat with storage under deck accessed from galley.
You enter cabin from cockpit with galley (port) and settee (starboard) that converts to
berth with small bunk above. Aft of dinette is head with shower and custom teak
floor grate. Forward of cabin, you go up to pilothouse with steering station, bench helm seat,
flip up chart table and storage.* Stateroom, forward of pilothouse, has V berth with filler,
two hanging lockers and more storage.* * *
* *
Galley:

* * *** Stainless Steel Sink, new Scanvik faucet and plumbing
* * *** New 6 gallon hot water heater, 110 volt and engine heat
* * *** New water pump with accumulator, all new hoses and water tanks
* * *** New refrigeration
* * *** New Force 10 propane stove/oven with 20lb tank, electric shut
* * * ** off valve and sniffer, wood cutting block on top of stove**
* * *** Built in microwave oven
* * *** Granite counter tops
* * *** Extra galley storage
* * *** Lots of drawers and storage

* *
Electronics & Navigation Equipment:

* * *** Raymarine C-120 radar, plotter, depth finder. Has chips for West
* * * ** Coast*and Canada
* * *** C-120 unit has a "Tri Deucer" which gives speed through the water*
* * * ** plus depth and temp*
* * *** Icom M45 VHF radio with remote speaker


* *
Electrical System:

* * *** 30 Amp 110 V AC shore service with power cord
* * *** (4) 12 V DC batteries (Trojan T-105)
* * *** (1) 12 V DC battery (engine start size 31)
* * *** New 110 V panel (Blue Seas)
* * *** New 12 V panel (Blue Seas)
* * *** DC parallel panel (Blue Seas)
* * *** 12 V DC outlets
* * *** Freedom Marine 1500 watt inverter, with remote panel and built in*
* * * ** smart charger
* * *** Custom radar mount with forward deck light and horn

* *
Other Features:

* * *** New*Awlgrip Paint- hull, decks, house professional yard prepped and painted
* * *** All new windows with tempered glass from original maker (Marks*
* * * ** Plastics), main saloon windows made taller and longer and open
* * * ** (opening windows/ports have screens).
* * *** New (4) stainless opening round ports (larger then original)
* * *** Added windows in back of pilot house (360 degree view)
* * *** All windows have sun screens (mounted inside, no holes outside)
* * *** New 33 lb stainless Bruce style anchor with 120ft 4G 1/4* inch
* * * ** chain and 250ft of 1/2 in rode.**
* * *** New Lewmar windlass, 900lb lift, with dash switch and*
* * * ** wireless remote switch
* * *** HD bow pulpit & sampson post
* * *** Custom, through the bow anchor roller
* * *** Mast with steadying sail and custom fiberglass wiring cover on the front of the mast
* * *** New Groco HF head with new Lectra/San System and 9 gallon holding* tank
* * *** All new canvas -hand rails, hatches and windlass
* * *** All new stainless cleats, new lifelines
* * *** Custom tabernacled mast with crutch to hold it
* * *** New carpeting, bound on edges
* * *** All* inside teak sanded to bare wood and refinished
* * *** Custom steering console with additional storage
* * *** New interior lights
* * *** New wall covering
* * *** New Headliner
* * *** All safety equipment (all current)
* * *** Bottom was completely redone with barrier coat and fresh paint

* Fenders and mooring lines*

Comments from the previous owner,

"I bought this boat 3 years ago and completely refurbished it (I had a sister ship 20 years ago, sold it up in the Seattle area and it is still there and *being used by a knowledgeable owner all the time).
It was left it on the hard for over a year while being rebuilt and launched last year. The boat turns heads wherever it goes and people think it is brand new. Willards are great boats because they are very easy to handle and are very maneuverable because of their large rudder.
Everything functions as new (and most systems upgraded to "better than when new)."

BRAND NEW upholstery throughout the entire vessel with new foam!
Dickenson diesel heater with 12 volt fans to help circulate that warm air through the cabin!
Failed concrete ballasts removed and replaced with custom lead ingots. This was a major undertaking and the results were well worth all the effort.
New Aqua drive***********************************

*****ALL WORK ON THIS VESSEL HAS BEEN DONE TO A TRUE MARINE CRAFTSMANSHIP LEVEL WITHOUT EXCEPTION*****
*
If you are considering a Classic Trawler, the Willard 30 is an incredible boat.* Please look at other boats you may be interested in then look at this Willard you will see the difference.* The boat is very easy to visit, and can be easily delivered anywhere. Custom mast support.
*

Pictures can be viewed on CL or sent to email at request,
1972 Willard Searcher, Yanmar 800 hours, CLEAN
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Old 04-28-2015, 07:00 AM   #2
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Looks like a very nice clean boat. Should make someone very happy.

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Old 05-03-2015, 10:08 AM   #3
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Ptive reduced!

Price reduced to $52,000
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Old 05-03-2015, 10:57 AM   #4
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That's a buy!

Byrick,
Will she be at the Willard Rendovous in Anacortes next weekend? We will be there w Willy.
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Old 05-03-2015, 11:01 AM   #5
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I love this boat.

What I originally wanted to buy, but none on the market at the time...
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Old 05-04-2015, 12:07 AM   #6
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To my eye it's perhaps the best looking model Willard ever built.

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Old 05-04-2015, 05:42 PM   #7
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Simply a lament. Find a boat I want and it is on the wrong coast😰
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Old 05-04-2015, 08:35 PM   #8
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Ahab--- You can always have a boat trucked across. With no flying bridge this boat should not have overpass clearance problems with the mast, etc. removed.

The only bad feature I see is the tempered glass windows. Tempered glass shatters and falls out of the frame, laminated safety glass cracks but stays in the frame unless it's really smashed up. Which is why most boats like GBs, etc. use laminated safety glass, not tempered.
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Nice boat . If I wanted a nice Willard I don't think I would let the trucking cost get in the way on this one .
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Old 05-04-2015, 08:45 PM   #10
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Thread creep....I had a marine window "specialist" in giving me a quote to replace a cracked pilothouse window. He kept insisting tempered glass was far superior to laminated. He didn't get the job. See post #8.
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Old 05-05-2015, 09:46 PM   #11
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New pictures

Added some more recent pictures of the Willard to the CL ad which now show the steadying sail. She really is a looker and I know she will make a great vessel for the next owner.

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For any that are considering trucking, there is a custom mount for the mast. It was trucked from California to BC where I purchased it.
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Old 05-05-2015, 11:21 PM   #13
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If the "specialist" on glass was refering to strength he was very right. Tempered glass is very strong. I threw some pieces down 15' into a steel garbage bin and they (5 or 6 pcs) didn't break.
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Thread creep continued...Mr. mm. Indeed, there is absolutely NO question tempered glass is very much stronger than laminated glass BUT, and it's this BUT I'm concerned with. When tempered glass does break, one is left with a gaping hole, potentially the size of the frame opening.
It only takes ONE microscopic flaw (chip, scratch) to severely compromise the structural integrity of a tempered pane, potentially, to the point of self destruction. Ever get a stone chip in your laminated car windshield that caused a star crack? THAT can be repaired. IF your windshield was tempered, it's replacement time-guaranteed. I know a fair bit about window glazing and it's laminated glass for me. Safety glass - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Now back to that beautiful Willard...
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Old 06-14-2015, 09:28 PM   #15
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Bitter and sweet,

Well, the boat sold. Went to a couple that is going to enjoy in the San Juans for the summer and then winter in Bellingham. Next summer cruise further north and slowly make it to AK. Going to plan on three summers to really take in the scene.

I have since placed an offer on a faster, trailerable vessel. We are moving to a fast flowing river which prompted the sale of the Willard. Going to moored in the Columbia River near Portland, OR. I am currently going through mechanical and survey on a 2004 RF-246 Rosborough.

I'll let everyone know as things progress.

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