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Old 04-17-2017, 07:25 PM   #1
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Prairie 29 1980 hull 51

Hull #51
Price : US $39,000
Location: Stuart FL
Hull material: Fiberglass
Engine/fuel type: Single diesel

The Prairie 29 is a “classic” Sedan Trawler offering a combination of cruise-ability, live-ability and economy. This is one of the rare, sought after with the extended fly bridge protecting the aft cockpit. Many upgrades and she is ready for more adventures.

Features include:
Upper and lower Helm Stations
New Garmin GPS Plotter/depth
Autopilot
Fly bridge canvas and full Eisenglass enclosure
Barrier coat
Bottom paint in 2014
Aluminum fuel tank 110 gallons
Stainless Water tank 100 gallons
Custom 30 gallon holding tank 2016 w/new hoses-double venting

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information

Builder/Designer
Prairie: Designed by J. Hargrave
LOA:32’4” Beam: 12’ Displacement 13,000lb
Draft: 3’3” Bridge clearance: 18’

Engines: Perkins HP: 63 Engine model: 4-154
Approx.3000 hours.

Accommodations and Layout

Deck features include a spacious cockpit with swim platform/ boarding ladder; easily traveled side decks with high coamings and side rails. The flybridge offers visibility for cruising the ICW. Easily accessed via a ladder from the cockpit.

The salon offers enough room for cruising and entertaining. 2 new 6’ settees with new custom cushions and upholstery;
Multiple drawers and cupboards beneath for storage. Additional storage behind the settee. There is a teak folding table for dining; ceiling mounted Toshiba 19” LCD HDTV
V-Berth forward sleeps 2 with new mattress’s; built in storage under the step up to the berth; storage under the steps down into the berth area; numerous drawer storage under the berths.
LED lights over each berth 2015 . 1 LED light over galley.
Four florescent ceiling lights/galley

Galley:
The L shaped galley is located Port side
12V110 upright 5 cubic ft Fridge/ freezer by “Grape Solar” to Starboard - Easily powered by the 2 solar panels.
New galley faucet and 18”D round/deep stainless sink 2015
Princess 2 Burner Propane Stove - 2015
Hot and cold pressure water pump - 2014
Multipure Water filter /faucet 2015
GE 2 slice toaster, flatware, plates, bowls and platters, various pots and pans
Edgestar Portable Ice Maker
Fireboy-Xintex Propane Fume Detector and Solenoid Control
Carbon monoxide/smoke detector
20 lb Horizontal Aluminum Propane Tank
5lb spare Horizontal Aluminum Propane Tank
New countertops and cabinet facing-2014

Electronics
Upper Helm
Garmin 741XS GPS 2015, with depth.
Raymarine :
ST 60 Depth—spare- not powered
ST 6001+Autopilot with Hydraulic Drive and SeaTalk
ST 50 Rudder Indicator
Compass
Standard Horizon Ram mike 2015
Windlass Control
Lower Helm
Raymarine:
ST 60 Depth
ST 6001+Autopilot with Hydraulic Drive
ST 50 Rudder Indicator
Raymarine repeater.
Compass
Windlass Control
Standard Horizon GX2100 25W VHF Marine Transceiver
(2) 5W hand held radios W charging station
Kenwood AM/FM and CD receiver with 2 Pioneer speakers in salon

Engine and electrical Systems
Two 250W solar panels installed in 2016 above the bimini. with 80 amp solar control
The house battery bank - 4-105 AH glass mat batteries 2016
Xantrex 2000 Inverter 11/2014
Xantrex TRUCHARGE 2 SERIES BATTERY CHARGER 11/2014
Engine instruments and wiring replaced in 2015 in both upper and lower helm station, and new bilge pump wiring
Marine Air 16000BTU cool/heat air conditioner
Mermaid compensator cooling water extractor for AC
Battery combiner 2017
Two 30 amp shore inlets 2015 and 2 - 50 ft shore power cables.




Perkins 4-154 Freshwater cooled Diesel

Rebuilt Jabsco Raw water pump-2007
Injector pump, valve cover, Oil sump, and stop solenoid serviced in 2016
100 Amp Alternator
Aquamet 19 Prop Shaft new 2007
Michigan DQZ 4 Blade 19” Prop New 2007
New intermediate Shaft bearing - 2007
New Cutlass Bearing 2007
Racor High Capacity Diesel filter system 2005
Hynautics Steering System
4-105 AH Glass Mat By Batteries 2016
1- Glass Mat Engine Start Battery 2015
Battery Selector switch
Xantrex Link 2000R Battery Monitor
Xantrex Prowatt sine wave inverter 2001-installed 1/10/2012
Lewmar Electric Anchor Windless with dual station controls 2006, chain gypsy and rope drum. Rebuilt 2015
Superstor 6 gallon 110v water heater
LED Anchor light 2015
Propane radiant Heat Cabin Heater
Dual 12V Bilge pumps - Primary bilge pump w/strainer -secondary bilge pump w/alarm.
Jabsco Electric Marine head 2005
Vanity and Shower w/new bilge pump in sump 2014
Macerator with “Y”-valve New 2016
12V Ventilation Fan in Head
Scandvik Shower faucet, New valves / 2017

Safety Equipment
Sea Max 35lb Primary anchor with 180 feet 1/4” HT chain.
12H Danforth anchor 100” chain/rope rode
Stream anchor with chain and rope
3 Fire Ext.
Throwable device
Horn, Flares
Life jackets
“Go Lite” - Spot light - w/remote control


Canvas and other extras
Full Flybridge Enclosure
Flybridge Captains Seats-New 2006
Custom Flybridge Storage box
Custom Stainless Dingy Davits - 2006
Sunbrella Stow-away Rain/Sun Shades for Port and Starboard Salon windows
Phifertex shade cockpit awnings 2015
White 4 once Sunbrella awning from windshield to bow rail-provides shade and protection from rain, when leaving V-berth hatch open. Stows rolled up under upper helm overhang
Teak Swim Platform
Bottom Soda Blasted and 6 coats Inter Protect Epoxy applied 2005. 4 Coats Interlude ablative bottom paint 2007
2 coats bottom paint 2015
All thru Hulls and sea cocks replaced -2005
Replaced sanitation hoses 2016, water hoses from tank to household faucets 2015 and engine hoses 2009
2 new Bomar Hatches 2005
New port light windows, screens and gaskets 2005


Also available separately:
Honda 5 HP BF5A Outboard -2015
Highfield model 290 PVC Dingy-2016 9’6”— Aluminum double hull- Interior flat deck, bow locker storage, seat storage bag, dingy cover and wet bag
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Old 04-19-2017, 10:44 AM   #2
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Straycat;
You have an amazing vessel! I have looked at Prairies for several years and your vessel might be the best equipped and reworked vessel around.

Congratulations for all the work done well.

Reading through your descriptions are exactly what I would do to a Prairie 29. You have made her an incredible liveaboard and a cruiser.

I am immensely impressed
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Hello, was not sure if my original message came thru.. Very interested in your boat.. If you could contact me at 770-265-1035 by text or call.. Tks Gregg
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So Straycat;
Is she still for sale? I still lust after her and covet her truly.
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Old 05-05-2017, 08:54 PM   #5
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Yes, she is still for sale. Rick &Donna 941-223-3665
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Old 05-06-2017, 01:35 PM   #6
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Straycat;

A couple of questions.

1. Have you replaced the fuel tank? I notice it is a steel 100 gal

2. Any leaks from rain? Any mildew/mold?

3. Can you send pics of the dinghy, davits, motor?

4. Does the weight of the dinghy on the stern cause any issues? When yo back into a slip is there a blindspot?

5. You have done so very much to the vessel. What other projects have you talked about doing IF you kept the boat?

6. Does anything need to be done or is she cruise ready?

7. I assume she is in Stuart?

Thanks.
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Prairie 29 1980 Hull 51

We spent time on Stray Cat earlier this week and checked her out. She is a

fine boat and will make someone a terrific cruising trawler.

The Sellers could not have been more gracious.

I urge you to see her in person if you are interested in a Prairie 29.



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Old 05-06-2017, 04:39 PM   #8
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Straycat;

A couple of questions.

1. Have you replaced the fuel tank? I notice it is a steel 100 gal

2. Any leaks from rain? Any mildew/mold?

3. Can you send pics of the dinghy, davits, motor?

4. Does the weight of the dinghy on the stern cause any issues? When yo back into a slip is there a blindspot?

5. You have done so very much to the vessel. What other projects have you talked about doing IF you kept the boat?

6. Does anything need to be done or is she cruise ready?

7. I assume she is in Stuart?

Thanks.
Ok. The fuel tank is aluminum, 111 gallons and new in 2010.
2. We have had one leak at a starboard station fitting. It was re-bedded, and we have had no leaks since. Any mildew that grows I'd aggressively killed and cleaned. We have found no hidden mildew in the nooks and crannies.
3. The dink and Davies are not part of the sale, by we can send pics to your private e-mail.
4. No, there is no issue with the dink on the stern. As we almost always navigate from the flybridge, there is no issue with visibility. From the lower helm, there is adequate visibility, as most of the bulk of the dink is below the transom.
5. I have a list of further projects, and would discuss with someone while on the boat.
6. She is cruise ready, but needs some paint in places. All mechanical and living spaces are up to snuff. We just finished a 2.5 year adventure, and if she does not sell, we will head to the west coast of Florida in the fall. She will need no prep other than a bottom clean by our diver and full tanks.
7. She lies in Stuart at Sunset Bay Marina.
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Old 05-07-2017, 08:10 AM   #9
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just an FYI..my husband made and error re: Davits. The davits stay on the Stray Cat. They were custom made for her the previous owner. They are stainless 2+inches in diameter. It is the outboard and dingy that are not included, but available. Dingy was purchased in November of 2015, Highfield 9'6" double hull, aluminum and weighs 93 lbs..basically used only for the summer of 2016. The outboard is a Honda 5 horse, 2 stroke, purchased in 2015, chosen because I could start it myself (this is Donna). It has been a reliable easily started outboard.
Send us your email if you are interested if you want additional photos and I will forward them to you. There is a limit of 10 photos to post on the PT site. Donna
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When you head south if you go down the Chesapeake Bay let me know would like to see the StrayCat. Also the chance to talk to you about her. We live in Mechanicsville, v
VA and can meet you from the Rapahanick down to Norfolk harbor. Bob
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So Bob;
Are you the new owner of Straycat?

Are you bringing her up the ICW to VA?

Would love to see her and visit when you go through NC.

Tim
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Stray Cat has been sold and she headed to Miami. Not sure where or if they will be cruising at...I believe they wanted her as a live aboard. We updated her just for that reason and we hope they enjoy her as much as we did. We are sad and happy....Donna
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Old 06-11-2017, 05:56 PM   #13
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So Bob;
Are you the new owner of Straycat?

Are you bringing her up the ICW to VA?

Would love to see her and visit when you go through NC.

Tim
No, wish I was. Was wanting to go look at her when the owners returned to where she was docked.
Missed out!
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