Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-21-2016, 09:56 AM   #1
Guru
 
RCook's Avatar


 
City: Holladay, UT
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Dream Catcher
Vessel Model: Nordic Tug 37-065
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 502
New Moon (Bounty 257) is for sale

After 25 years as trailer-boat cruisers, we're working on purchase of a larger boat. So presuming the deal goes through, New Moon will be available.



New Moon is a Bounty 257 Offshore Pilot, 25'7" hull length, 8’6” beam. With bow pulpit and swim step about 29’ overall. Built for us in 1997/1998 by Bounty Motor Yachts in Central Point, OR. Green hull and white topsides. Buffed annually with 3M Finnesse-It, and then waxed. Boathouse (garage) kept in dry-air Utah.

She's heavily built, all hand-laid top-quality fiberglass. 11,000 lbs on the water fully loaded for a long Inside Passage cruise. Draft with drive down is 3.5', transom deadrise is 19 degrees - she crushes a short chop.

Nearly 12,000 lb on the triple-axle Pacific Trailer, 33’ feet long, and nearly 13' high. About 75K miles on the trailer by now – scrupulously maintained, with new disc brakes and actuator in 2014. Our tow vehicle is a 1998 Ram/Cummins 2500 pickup with “camper” rear springs, and it works really well. Dually not required.

Power is Volvo Penta KAD44P-DP-EDC, electronically controlled straight six 24-valve 260hp diesel, turbocharged and supercharged, with duo-prop sterndrive. 6,500 hours on her so far. Engine’s belt tensioning system has been upgraded to VP’s newer and more robust design, tightened with a torque wrench rather than hex keys. Dual switchable Racor fuel filters. Reverso gear pump for changing engine oil. Maintenance records are complete and detailed.


The 44 diesel has way more torque than a big-block gas engine. Heavily loaded, she cruises slow at 6-6.5 knots and gets 4-4.5 nmpg. Or she planes at 16-18 knots and gets 1.8 nmpg. Max speed fully loaded is 25-26 knots at WOT. Diesel tanks are 60 gal on the starboard side, 50 gal on port.

Kicker is a Yamaha 9.9 high-thrust electric start outboard, on a robust motor bracket that is easily raised or lowered. Kicker gas is in a 10-gal partition of the port-side fuel tank, with its own main helm fuel gauge, and a Racor fuel filter.

House battery bank is two 12v g31 Sears Platinum (Odyssey) AGM’s, new in 2014. Starter bank is two 12v g34 Platinum AGM’s, new in 2014. The engine’s stock alternator has been replaced by a Balmar 75A alternator, with a Balmar MaxCharge 614 regulator. Fully recharging depleted house batteries after a day or two at anchor takes only 1-2 hours underway. Inverter/charger is a Heart Freedom 10, with a Link 2000 controller and amp-hour monitor. Charger is 50A at 12V. Shore power is 30A.


She has three helms, including one in the cockpit, and a small "tuna tower" upper helm. She's a bit small and narrow for a full flybridge, so Bounty designed a sturdy and light weight aluminum upper helm which seats two, or three in a pinch. Very nice in warm weather, such as at Lake Powell. There’s a bimini top of green sunbrella, same color as the boat covers.

Steering is Teleflex SeaStar hydraulic (cylinder rebuilt in 2015). Helms have VP’s electronic throttle and shifting. Main and upper helms have engine gauges and trim tab controls.

Main helm electronics include a Furuno 1732 4KW dome radar, Simrad EQ32 fishfinder, Garmin 2006C GPS/chartplotter with detail chips covering the Inside Passage. Icom M127 radio with hailer, and a top-notch Cel-Wave 9’ antenna. There’s also a Kenwood AM/FM/CD with Bose speakers, and a powerful two-bulb searchlight, steerable from the inside helm.

Upper helm has a Lowrance 28XC-HD fishfinder/chartplotter, which covers coastal US and BC (there’s a BC chip), as well as interior lakes, and topo and road mapping.

Forward dinette seat has a switchable seat back, so that it can become a forward-facing co-pilot seat for two. New Moon sleeps three adults – the dinette converts into a comfortable 7' long bed.

She has a 3.1 cu. ft. Norcold DE541 fridge with freezer, two burner Princess propane stove, deep sink, water heater using either engine heat or shore power, a Pur/Katadyn Powersurvivor 40e watermaker (rebuilt 2015), and a Sealand Traveler head with both pumpout and underwater discharge. Fresh water tank is 36 gallons, and the water heater holds 6 more. Cockpit shower with hot and cold. Cabin heat from the engine is Heatercraft, quiet and effective. The windshield defogger takes air heated by the engine and pumps it through a plenum under the dash to three outlets, one for each windshield – also quiet and effective.

There are many drawers and cabinets - lots of storage for a 26-footer. Interior is formica and teak, with “mouse fur” insulating the v-berth hull surfaces. She holds heat very well, without condensation. Ceiling is beige with teak battens, and hangers for five fishing rods. Interior is very functional, and very nice looking. Large sliding windows with screens, and bow hatch is screened too. Seat cushions are a tan sunbrella, all except port side of the helm seat, which has been re-covered in nicely matching leather.

Ground tackle is 300’ of ˝” three-strand nylon spliced to 42’ of Ľ” HT chain, and a Rocna 10kg (22lb) anchor. Lewmar (originally Simpson Lawrence) 600GD horizontal-axis windlass, with rope/chain gypsy and drum as well. Controls at main helm, with foot switches at the bow. Backup anchor is a 7.5kg genuine Bruce, with 260’ of ˝” three-strand.

Fishing gear includes four rod holders built into the gunwales, two gunwale-mounted Scotty rod holders, “rocket launchers” for four rigged rods, and two Scotty Strongarm downriggers.

There are extensive spares, including another Balmar alternator, another starter, props, belts, filters, and many others.

$85,000
__________________
Advertisement

__________________
Richard Cook
Dream Catcher (Nordic Tug 37)
New Moon (Bounty 257) - FOR SALE
"Cruising in a Big Way"
RCook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2016, 01:34 PM   #2
Guru
 
Nomad Willy's Avatar
 
City: Concrete Washington State
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Willy
Vessel Model: Willard Nomad 30'
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 13,707
Richard,
I hope you're well represented w this boat in SE Alaska. Not many people up there but they will all want your boat. Not so much in Petersburg but everywhere else.

I like your long rodes. I'm going to shorten our 400' rode for anchoring down here. Probably should have gone combination w 25% chain but I'm comitted to line and gypsy now. It's worked fine for many years.

When all is done you'll have the Bounty foremost in your mind as your boating tool.
__________________

__________________
Eric

North Western Washington State USA
Nomad Willy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2016, 02:11 PM   #3
Guru
 
City: Fort Myers
Country: USA
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 954
Congratulations, wow 4500 hours, somebody really new how to cruise!
Marlinmike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2016, 03:11 PM   #4
Guru
 
Hawgwash's Avatar
 
City: Sidney
Country: Canada
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 2,265
Quote:
Originally Posted by RCook;
New Moon will be available.
Nice...
1) when will it be on the coast?
2) Campbell River?
3)if so, do you trailer through Nanaimo?

4)PM sent.
Hawgwash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2016, 10:06 AM   #5
Guru
 
RCook's Avatar


 
City: Holladay, UT
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Dream Catcher
Vessel Model: Nordic Tug 37-065
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 502
Here's a link to a bunch of New Moon pics. I don't have much yet showing how nice the interior is. Will be taking and posting more.

I'd be happy to answer questions.

Richard


You are invited to view Richard Cook's photo album: New Moon
[IMG]imap://richardcook257%40gmail%2Ecom@imap.googlemail.com:9 93/fetch%3EUID%3E/Boat%20Boats%20New%20Moon%3E126?part=1.2.2[/IMG]

New Moon

by Richard Cook
View Album
Play slideshow



Updated description writeup:

New Moon is a Bounty 257 Offshore Pilot, 25'7" hull length, 8’6” beam. With bow pulpit and swim step about 29’ overall. Built for us in 1997/98 by Bounty Motor Yachts in Central Point, OR. Green hull and white topsides. Buffed annually with 3M Finnesse-It, and then waxed to a good shine. Boathouse (garage) kept in dry-air Utah, typically from mid-September to mid-May.

She's very strongly built, all hand-laid top-quality fiberglass. 11,000 lbs on the water fully loaded for a long Inside Passage cruise. Draft with drive down is 3.5', transom deadrise is 19 degrees - she crushes a short chop.

Stainless hardware includes large solid cleats, and all-welded one-piece large diameter bow rail, side rails on the cabin, grab handles at the rear of the cabin, and ladder to the upper helm. There’s a very sturdy ľ length swim step (to leave room for the kicker), a nice transom door, and a telescoping boarding ladder.

Nearly 12,000 lb on the triple-axle Pacific Trailer, 33’ feet long, and nearly 13' high. About 75K miles on the trailer by now – scrupulously maintained, with new disc brakes and actuator in 2014. Our tow vehicle is a 1998 Ram/Cummins 2500 pickup with “camper” rear springs, and it works really well. Dually not required.

Power is Volvo Penta KAD44P-DP-EDC, electronically controlled straight six 24-valve 260hp diesel, turbocharged and supercharged, with 290 duo-prop sterndrive. 6,500 hours on her so far. Engine’s belt tensioning system has been upgraded to VP’s newer and more robust design, tightened with a torque wrench rather than hex keys. Dual switchable Racor fuel filters. Reverso gear pump for changing engine oil. Maintenance records are complete and detailed.


The 44 diesel has way more torque than a big-block gas engine. Heavily loaded, she cruises slow at 6-6.5 knots and gets 4-4.5 nmpg. Or she planes at 16-18 knots and gets 1.8 nmpg. Max speed fully loaded is 25-26 knots at WOT. Diesel tanks are 60 gal on the starboard side, 50 gal on port.

Kicker is a Yamaha 9.9 high-thrust electric start outboard, on a robust motor bracket that is easily raised or lowered. Kicker gas is in a 10-gal partition of the port-side fuel tank, with its own fuel gauge and Racor filter. An EZ-steer connects it to the stern drive, so that it can be steered from any helm.

She has three helms, including one in the cockpit, and a small "tuna tower" upper helm. She's a bit small and narrow for a full flybridge, so Bounty designed a sturdy and light weight aluminum upper helm which seats two, or three in a pinch. Very nice in warm weather, such as at Lake Powell. There’s a bimini top of green sunbrella, same as the boat covers.


Steering is Teleflex SeaStar hydraulic (cylinder rebuilt in spring 2015). Helms have VP’s electronic throttle and shifting. Main and upper helms have engine gauges and trim tab controls.

Main helm electronics include a Furuno 1732 4KW 24-inch dome radar, Simrad EQ32 fishfinder, Garmin 2006C GPS/chartplotter with detail chips covering the Inside Passage. Icom M127 radio with hailer and fog signals, and a top-notch Cel-Wave 9’ antenna. There’s also a Kenwood AM/FM/CD with Bose speakers, and a powerful two-bulb searchlight, steerable from the inside helm.

Upper helm has a Lowrance 28XC-HD fishfinder/chartplotter, which covers coastal US and BC (there’s a BC chip), as well as interior lakes, and topo and road mapping.

House battery bank is two 12v g31 Sears Platinum (Odyssey) AGM’s, new in 2014. Starter bank is two 12v g34 Platinum AGM’s, new in 2014. The engine’s stock alternator has been replaced by a Balmar 75A alternator, with a Balmar MaxCharge 614 regulator. Fully recharging depleted house batteries after a day or two at anchor takes only 1-2 hours underway. Inverter/charger is a Heart Freedom 10, with a Link 2000 controller and amp-hour monitor. Charger is 50A at 12V, powered by 30A shore power. Shore power can also run the water heater and refrigerator, and a small electric cabin heater. Two 110V double outlets, at front and rear of cabin.

She has a 3.1 cu. ft. Norcold DE541 fridge with freezer, two burner Princess propane stove, deep sink, water heater using either engine heat or shore power, a Pur/Katadyn Powersurvivor 40e watermaker (rebuilt 2015), and a Sealand Traveler head with both pumpout and underwater discharge with macerator pump. Fresh water tank is 36 gallons, and the water heater holds 6 more. Cockpit shower with hot and cold. Cabin heat (from the engine, like a car) is Heatercraft, quiet and effective. The windshield defogger takes air heated by the engine and pumps it through a built-in plenum under the dash to three outlets, one for each windshield – also quiet and effective. The three windshield wipers are pantographic.

Forward dinette seat has a switchable seat back, so that it can become a forward-facing co-pilot seat for two. New Moon sleeps three adults – the dinette converts into a comfortable 7' long bed.

There are many drawers and cabinets - lots of storage for a 26-footer. And lots of storage under the cabvin sole. Interior is white formica and teak, with “mouse fur” insulating the v-berth hull surfaces. She holds heat very well, without condensation. Ceiling is beige with teak battens, and hangers for five fishing rods. Interior is very functional, and very nice looking. Large sliding windows with screens. Bow hatch is screened too. Seat and berth cushions are a tan sunbrella, all except port side of the helm seat, which has been re-covered in nicely matching leather.

Ground tackle is 300’ of ˝” three-strand nylon spliced to 42’ of Ľ” HT chain, and a Rocna 10kg (22lb) anchor. Lewmar (originally Simpson Lawrence) 600GD horizontal-axis windlass, with rope/chain gypsy and drum as well. Controls at main helm, with foot switches at the bow. Windline BRM2 anchor roller, with a bail added. Spare anchor is a 7.5kg genuine Bruce, with 260’ of ˝” three-strand.

Fishing gear includes four rod holders built into the gunwales, two gunwale-mounted Scotty rod holders, “rocket launchers” for four rigged rods, and two Scotty Strongarm downriggers. There’s a raw water washdown hose in the cockpit, and a live bait bag which attaches to the back of the transom, each with its own pump. There’s also a fish-cleaning slot with drain built into the top of the transom, and a 30 inch cleaning table with a mount that fits into the built-in rod holders. Forward of the engine in the cockpit, there’s a large fish well with drain and macerator pump, which can also make for a good storage compartment.

There are extensive spares, including another Balmar alternator, another starter, another windlass, props, belts, impellers, filters, and many others.
__________________
Richard Cook
Dream Catcher (Nordic Tug 37)
New Moon (Bounty 257) - FOR SALE
"Cruising in a Big Way"
RCook is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012