Trimaran “Skimmer” is a Jim Brown design 37-foot Searunner, built by two brothers in Indiana in the 1970’s. They crafted it meticulously, launched in the Ohio River and sailed it to the the Gulf of Mexico via the Mississippi River.
The current owners bought it in 1985, lived on it for 5 years in the Bahamas, then sailed up and down the East coast and Intercoastal Waterway twice and around Cape Cod and the Islands.
The trimaran is perfect for shallow areas such as Pleasant Bay on the east coast of Cape Cod. The center hull has a centerboard that floats and extends down for a total draft of 6 feet.
For more information please see the attached PDF: Skimmer History – Features
4 solar panels
Solar panel charge controller
2 deep cycle batteries
700 Watt, 110 volt inverter hooked to the deep cycle batteries – standard 110 volt power tools can be used anywhere, battery powered tools can be charged onboard.
Center console and wheel ( helm ) – currently stored elsewhere
AutoHelm self steering gear and control panel
Anchor – 44 pound Bruce
Anchor – 33 pound Bruce
Anchor – 18 pound Danforth
3/4” 3 strand anchor line – approximately 600 feet
5/8” 3 strand anchor line – approximately 500 feet
Miscellaneous other line
Mast – 45’ aluminum extrusion with access steps attached, all sail handling hardware installed
Spreaders – 2 levels (4 total)
Boom – 18’ aluminum extrusion with all sail handling hardware installed
Motor – Tohatsu 25 inch long shaft outboard – 9.9 hp (bought from and serviced by Arey’s Pond Boat Yard
Included inboard motor – old but rebuilt 18 hp, 2 cylinder Kubota & Transmission (not installed – prop shaft tube is installed)
Fuel and water tanks
Mainsail, staysail, storm jib, 110% headsail
Extra sails that can be tailored to fit the boat.
Bimini top with clear side curtains – custom made to enclose and cover the cockpit
Lots of stainless steel fasteners and hardware
Some hand tools
Extra Awlgrip primer, high build primer, and finish paint
Extra West System epoxy and additives
2 gallons of bottom paint
Lexan ( polycarbonate ) on board, in stock for rear windows and rear window flap
More plywood prefinished with epoxy.
What needs to be done:
New standing rigging – the multi strand stainless cables that support the mast were starting to pop individual strands. They must be replaced
Remaining new plywood installation on starboard side deck, stern, and rear cabin side.
One panel on starboard (right) side outer ( ama ) hull
New dinette area side windows ( lexan clear plastic sheeting already on board )
Complete clear Lexan hatch boards and remove protective film
Install new rear ventilation ports over rear bunks ( already on board )
Rub strips along the edge of the hulls to prevent chafing damage when tied to docks. Fir hardwood and rubber rub rail already on board ( wood is in port amahull )
Starboard side cleats ( already on board )
Install new lighting and electronics
Final sanding and final finish coat of Awlgrip with non skid additive on horizontal surfaces.
Bottom paint prep and finish ( 2 gallons of bottom paint already on board )
New marine head – filtered salt water supply, holding tank, plumbing already in place
Cut in remaining side deck anchor storage panels – one already completed on port side rear. Panel is currently in the port amahull
Access for propane gas locker – rear cabin top, starboard side.
We are available for consultation at any time – We know all about the boat and it’s history and are happy to help in any way to assist its rehabilitation and speed it towards many new adventures.
We’ve learned a lot over the years and are happy to share