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2002 Cherubini Independence 45, Fort Myers, FL $350K

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End Of The Line
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Trinka 10 Dinghy
Slow Hand, a 2002 Cherubini Independence 45, is offered for sale by owner (Ted Green). Purchased in 2014, she was refitted, repowered and painted in 2014 & 2015.

Slow Hand refit

She was extensively cruised from 2016 through 2023, including the Great Loop, Rideau canal, Trent Severn canal, Erie canal, Champlain canal, Georgian Bay, the North Channel, all 5 Great Lakes, Lake Champlain, and the East coast From Florida to New York (39,000 miles in 8 years).

I would describe Slow Hand as a coastal cruiser. While she would be very comfortable cruising to and around the Bahamas. The boat is not a Passage Maker with backup propulsion, stabilization, and designed for extended periods of heavy weather. While she has handled 7’+ seas, less than 4’ is much more pleasant. Where the boat really excels is remote cruising for extended periods. The below link shows what she is best suited for over the last 7 years.

Slow Hand’s travels
Click “View All Tracks” in upper right corner of map

Slow Hand’s travels in 2023

Maiden voyage after refit and several trips from the Chesapeake to Fort Myers, FL

She is currently berthed in Fort Myers, Florida.

Discussion about the boat and reason for sale can be found at:

Slow Hand – End of the line

Technical Description

Year Built:...........2002
Semi Planing hull, solid fiberglass below the waterline, cored above
LOA....................50’0”
LWL....................41’0”
Beam.................14’6”
Draft...................4’6”
Bridge Clearance...15’
Bridge Clearance...23’ with VHF and light mast up
Ballast.................none
Displacement.......35,000 lbs
Fuel – aluminum tanks.......650 gallons
Water – poly tanks.............300 gallons
Holding – poly tank............80 gallons
Cruise speed and economy RPM....Knots....GPH....MPG
......................................1,200.....6........1.2......5
......................................1,470.....7........2.0......3.5
......................................1,800.....8........3.8......2.1

Engine Room

Engine.............................................John Deere 4045TFM75 installed 2015 6,000 hours
Transmission.....................................ZF 280.1 2.5:1 gear reduction (2002) 7,000 hours
Propeller shaft seal............................PSS dripless refreshed 10/2023
Second alternator on engine................Leece Neville 220 amp with Balmar MC-614 four stage regulator
Engine Fuel filters..............................Duplex Racor 1000 filter / water separators primary
Engine has 120 VAC John Deere block heater
Engine has hot water loop for water heater and 3 cabin heaters (2015)
Engine equipped with Racor Closed Crankcase Ventilation system (2015)
Generator.........................................Onan 9KW 1,950 hours (2002)
Generator Fuel Filter...........................Racor 500 filter / water separator primary
Fuel polishing and transfer filter...........Racor 1000 filter / water separator (2015)
Inverter / house battery charger..........Magnum Energy MS-2812 2,800 watt pure sine wave, 125 amp charger (2018)
House Battery bank............................4 Firefly AGM 116 AH (09/2021) charged by 220 amp alternator or inverter
Engine and Generator batteries............one each Red Top Optima (03/2020)
Engine and Generator battery charger...Pro Charging System RS2 2 bank 6 amp (03/2020)
Bow Thruster.....................................Side-Power SE-100 24 volt new motor 01/2016
Bow Thruster batteries........................2 Red Top Optima in series (10/2023)
Bow Thruster Battery charger...............Pro Charging System RS2 2 bank 6 amp (2015)
Water Heater......................................Raritan 20 gallon heated off engine loop or 120 VAC (2015)

Pilot House

Chart plotters.................3 networked 5200 series Garmin MFDs 15”, 8”, 8” (before 2014)
Chart plotter...................NUC with 24” display, Coastal Explorer, Nemo gateway for NEMA 2000 & 0183 networks (2022)
NEMA network displays....3 Garmin GMI-20 4” displays – 2 in pilot house and 1 in master stateroom (2015)
Radar............................Garmin GMR 626 XHD2, 72 mile, 6KW, 6’ open array (2015)
AIS...............................Garmin AIS 600 transceiver networked to Garmin and Coastal Explorer chart plotters (2015)
Depth sounder................Garmin GSD-22 video sounder box with new transducer (10/2023)
Depth sounder................2 Airmar digital transducers tied to NEMA 2000 network (2015)
Heading sensor...............Airmar H2183 (2015)
GPS receiver..................Garmin (2015)
Wind sensor...................Garmin GND-10 with GWind sensor (2021)
VHF radios.....................2 Icom, IC-M506 networked to NEMA 2000 (2015), IC-M330 (10/2023)
Hailer / Fog signal..........Raytheon RAY430 (installed 2021)
Autopilot.......................Simrad AP20 with AP21 remote networked to Garmin chart plotter (before 2013)
Compass.......................Richie binnacle style flat card (2002)
Engine panel..................John Deere gauges, digital display, and Maretron J2K100 gateway to NEMA 2000
Generator Panel..............Onan gauges (2002)
Inverter Control..............Magnum Energy ME-RC remote control and programmer (before 2013)
SOC Gauge....................Victron BMV-700 battery monitor for house bank (2015)
Alarm...........................Siren Marine 2 high water, shore power, house bank, geo fence, cell phone app (2021)
Bilge pump controls........Aqualarm with 4 pump controls, status lights, and cycle counters (2015)
Fire control....................Fireboy ES-3000 extinguisher shutdown for engine, generator, and engine room blower (2021)
Electrical panel..............Paneltronics 50 amp 220 VAC (all breakers 120 VAC), 150 amp 12 VDC (2002)
Switch..........................Blue Sea Systems 50 amp 220 VAC for selecting bow or stern shore power inlet (2015)
Vacuum gauges.............Racor vacuum gauges for fuel separators on engine and fuel polisher (2015)
Tank gauges.................Tank Tender to measure 2 fuel and 5 water tanks (2002)
Search Light.................Perko (2002)
Horn............................Kahlenberg air horn (2015)
EPIRB..........................ACR category 2 battery good till 07/2027
Heat............................Heater Craft hot water loop engine heat with multi speed blower (2015)
Air Conditioning............Webasto 12K BTU reverse cycle heating and air conditioning (2015)


Salon and Galley

Stove Top / oven....Magic Chef 120VAC (2002)
Microwave.............Magic Chef 1000 watt (2002)
Refrigerator...........Summit FF1119B 10.3 cubic feet *Frost Free* (11/2018) Thread on reasoning behind choice and installation Here
Washer Dryer........Splendide 2000S vented washer dryer (original and tired) (2002)
Ice Maker.............Raritan (functional but water and electric disconnected) (2002)
Internet...............Starlink satellite internet with router located in the salon (03/2023)
Heat....................Heater Craft hot water loop engine heat with multi speed blower and thermostat (2015)
Air Conditioning....Webasto 12K BTU reverse cycle heating and air conditioning (2015)

Staterooms and Heads

Centerline island berth in master
Half bath (sink and head) in master
Garmin GMI-20 4” display in master with depth, wind, compass, time, speed with alarms for anchor drag, depth, wind speed, etc. (2015)
Heater Craft hot water loop engine heat with multi speed blower and thermostat (2015)
Webasto 12K BTU reverse cycle heating and air conditioning in master with vent in guest stateroom (2015)
Two twins in guest stateroom
Full bath across hall from guest stateroom
2 Vacuflush heads (2002)

Forward Deck

Ideal Windlass with 2 rodes
Primary anchor is 33KG Rocna Original with 325’ of 3/8” G4 galvanized chain (regalvanized 2015)
Secondary anchor is 30KG Bruce original (not a copy) with 200’ of 3/8” G4 galvanized chain (new 2015)
Fresh and raw water rode wash down outlets
Shore power inlet 50 amp 220 volt (2015)


Boat Deck

Nick Jackson 800 lbs dinghy crane (2002)
Dinghy cradle centerline (2002)
Trinka Dinghy doesn’t convey
Life raft Switlik 6 person serviced 2015
EPIRB ACR category 1 battery good till 04/2027
Starlink satellite internet antenna (03/2023)
Shakespeare 14’ VHF & AIS antenna that easily lays down for bridge clearance (2015)
Light mast with deck light that easily lays down for bridge clearance (2015)

Stern Deck

Stern docking station including engine throttle, transmission shift, jog lever for rudder, and bow thruster (2002)
Shore power inlet 50 amp 220 volt (2015)
120 VAC outlet and 30 amp buddy plug (receptacle) (2015)
Fresh water shower with hot and cold water (2002)
Fresh water hose outlet for flushing outboard motors (2018)
Swim platform with ladder and transom door (2002)

Disclosure

This is a 21+ year old that has been refitted, repowered, painted and then heavily cruised for the last 8 years. It’s in great shape but it’s still 21 years old. The Garmin MFDs are more than 10 years old. The Splendide washer dryer is tired but still functional. The primary anchor rode needs to be regalvanized again. My Trinka dinghy doesn’t convey with the boat.

There are lots of spares and tools that come with the boat. I’m very thorough and do all of the mechanical maintenance myself. Have analysis for all oil changes on the engine, transmission, generator, and engine coolant. Last haulout was 10/2023 which included top side waxing, bottom paint, anodes, refreshing of the dripless shaft seal, replacement of one transducer, end for ending the primary anchor chain, and annual cleaning of the chain locker.

In follow up posts, I’ll post a picture or two. :rolleyes:

Discussions about the boat, its sale, and my retiring from extended solo cruising are at the below link:

Slow Hand – End of the line

Slow Hand is located in Fort Myers, FL and can be viewed by appointment. I can be reached by PM at Trawler Forum or by email tedgreen22 at yahoo dot com.

Ted
 
Some pictures from 02/2024 after she was deep cleaned inside.

The salon and galley.
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The pilothouse
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Master stateroom
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Half bathroom off the master stateroom
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Guest stateroom
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Full bathroom across the hall from guest stateroom
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Shower in the full bathroom
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Ted
 
Some pictures from the boatyard in 10/2023. Getting ready to put her back in the water.

Freshly waxed and new bottom paint
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Slow Hand travels at displacement speed, so ablative paint doesn't wear off well. The bottom paint is Petit Trinidad SR (hard paint with a very high copper content). Propspeed doesn't work well either for displacement speed (other than the propeller). So all metal parts are primed with zinc chromate primer and are top coated with Interlux Pacifica Plus.
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The 2.5" shaft gets a new aluminum collar anode. There are spare collar anodes in the boat's spare parts.
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The transom anode is a large aluminum plate with raised blades that nearly double the surface area. The plate lasts around 5 years. Each haulout I remove the anode and sandblast it to bare aluminum. The all bronze mounting hardware is acid cleaned and neutralized. There is a replacement anode in the boat's spare parts.
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Slow Hand has one 2" through hull for all raw water. The oversized bronze frame and stainless steel screen also receive sandblasting followed by zinc chromate and Pacifica Plus. The screen has 5/32" holes with a 60% open surface area. Inside the boat after the seacock is a second strainer with smaller holes (progressively smaller raw water filtration). Screens last about 5 years with several spares in the boat's spare parts.
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Time to splash.
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Ted
 
Some pictures from the engine room 03/2024.

The engine starboard side.
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Front
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The second alternator (220 amp Leece Neville) for the house battery bank.
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Port side
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The incredibly long distance from the engine battery to the starter.
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The new ECU (Electronic Control Unit) after the old one became temperature challenged while being attached to the 200 degree engine.
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The unit is spaced off the engine with non heat conductive plastic spacers. Aluminum heat sinks were added against the ECU to further dissipate the ECU generated heat.
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Ted
 
More pictures from the engine room 03/2024.

To the left, the Racor duplex engine fuel separator / filter
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The fuel polishing and transfer system
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Left to right. The Reverso oil pump out system (engine, transmission, and generator). The reservoir for the Hynautic steering system. The Racor separator / filter for the generator.
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Bronze raw water distribution manifold
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Engine and generator battery maintenance charger
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House battery bank
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Inside the generator sound shield
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Ted
 
Hate to see this but I understand.
You were kind enough to have a long conversation with me when I was looking at a 50' Cherubini in the PNW 8 or 9 years ago...I didn't make an offer fast enough.


I watched your total rebuild of that boat, not a "refit"...someone is certainly going to get their money's worth.


I also followed your travels as my travels had to be cut a little short due to wife desires and health problems.


Enjoy your next adventure!
 
More pictures from the engine room 03/2024.

The higher pressure (40 to 45 PSI) domestic water pump, pressure switch, and carbon block water filter. Multi gallon pressure tank is in the lazarette.
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Water heater
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Raw water pressure pump for anchor wash down to left. Air conditioning circulating pump to right.
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Magnum Energy inverter / house battery bank charger
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Positive 12 volt battery distribution panel under lexan safety shield
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House battery bank shutoff switch top center. Emergency paralleling switch to combine the house and engine batteries. This could be used to overcome a dead alternator or jumpstart the engine off the house battery bank. To right is "always on" fuse panel for things like bilge pumps. SOC gauge shunt above fuse panel.
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Yellow cable leads down to 12 volt negative buss. Green cable buss is boat's bonding system. Above the bonding buss is the Balmar multi stage regulator for the Leece Neville alternator.
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Ted
 
I find it amazing that engine has 6,000 hours! Looks like it just came out of the crate.
 
I have been on this boat and it is amazing. Someone is going to get a beauty.
 
email and PM of interest sent. Haven't heard back so posting here. I'm fairly local to the OP.
 
Ted, I would buy your boat today if I did not live in Australia. Only people who have followed your posts over the years would understand how much you know about boats, and the images of the ER, especially, show this. Best wishes with the sale. 6,000 hours is nothing on a properly maintained and very regularly used engine. The 52' fishing boat on the next wharf along from me has 15,000 hours on her, and is perfect.
 
A sad moment, but a VERY fast sale. A sensible buyer. I am jealous! Congratulations, Ted.
 
Wowww I can only hope to get my boat that buffed out before I dock it for the last time. Somebody is getting a smokin’ deal. Hey, before you go, can you real quick post all your pics, and maybe some detailed instructions?
Ha I know you have already done that quite a bit and it’s a great resource. thank you!
Take care and have fun on your next adventure. Hope you keep posting.

I know this is out of bounds for this sub forum but hopefully they’ll make an exception for this boat.
 
That was certainly quick. Hopefully the new owner will join here and continue the stories.
 
I sent a PM saying it is alrready closed, and in Classified Archives
 

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