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Length: 11m
Beam: 3.35m
Draft: 1.6m
Weight: 6 tons
Water tanks: 400 litres
Diesel tank: 50 litres

Lazy jack
Lazy Jack was built of steel by it's current owner, a professional welder, in 1997. It is a Gilbert Caroff design called the Chatham. This design was popular with hundreds of Frenchmen keen to follow in the footsteps of their hero Bernard Moitessier.

Lazy Jack is perfect for someone who really wants to voyage but doesn't have much money. You could step aboard with provisions and set off without delay. The steel hull has been well maintained and all the major things work. It has a new Yanmar 3YM30 diesel engine and a new Kiwi prop. The alloy mast and rigging is all in good serviceable condition, as are the sails, many of which have hardly been used. The new Delta anchor is attached to 50m of 10mm chain. The electric windlass even has a remote control.

There's a toilet, sink and stove but it must be said that Lazy Jack's interior leaves a lot to be desired. It can best be described as functional. However as boat building projects go, this one has promise as much of the hard work has already been done.

As sailing boats go it's quite good. It moves surprisingly well in light airs and has a comfortable motion. It motors very well and the engine is very smooth and quiet. There is much equipment, such as a two year old 4 man life raft, an AX3 inflatable dinghy, a 4hp Yamaha outboard, radar, compass, brand new autopilot, a couple of new batteries, and of course all the usual things, like ropes and fenders. It even has an electric toilet!

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Lazy Jack 11m Chatham sloop