Valkyrie is Sold

March 19, 2010

We didn't want to, but we had to. Cathy suffered a back injury and unsucessful surgery in the 90's. We were told a day would come when she couldn't handle the movement and such. We were hoping that day was years away, but it wasn't. So, after almost 3 years of living aboard and not as much cruising as we'd like, it was time, before she gets worse.

Here's SV Valkyrie's Specs:

Pearson Rhodes 41
1963 - Hull #3
LOA - 41, LWL - 28, Beam - 10' 3", Draft - 6' 3",
Displacement - 19,000 or 21,500, Ballast - 8,000 or 10,500
(Note: We think she has the higher racing ballast)
Engine: Westerbeke version of Perkins 4-107, overhauled in 1998
Fuel 40 Gal, Water 70 Gal in 2 tanks. Tanks are monel and great shape.

BIG vee-berth with custom mattress.
2 settees that slide in and out. Makes a queen size berth.
Starboard side drawers and freezer could be easily removed to make pilot berth.


Sails: Great shape main. 100% jib on Harken roller furling.
Simpson Laurance 2-speed manual windless, gypsy takes range of chain size.
4 self tailing winches plus 1 self tailing for mainsail
Anchors: 44 lb Lewmar "Bruce", 35 lb CQR clone, 25 lb Danforth, 11 lb aluminum Fortress
Rodes: 105 ft chain + 150 ft 3/4" nylon, 25 chain + 175 ft 3/4" nylon. Double rollers on bowsprit.
Sandpiper 8' 6" dinghy on davits, trolling motor and battery
Cockpit Table

4 golf cart house batteries / 2 type 24 engine batteries
600 Watts solar panels with Blue Sky MPPT controller
Air Marine wind generator
Trimetric Battery Monitor system
Balmar 100A alternator with smart controller.

Raymarine S1 autopilot
Garmin 178C mapping GPS with fathometer
Garmin 185 GPS with loud "beeper",  mounted inside for anchor alarm.
2 fixed mount marine VHF, one DSC
Polaroid HD TV
2,000 Watt inverter, 700 Watt inverter, 350 Watt inverter

Magic Chef 4 burner with oven gimbaled propane stove
Norcold 110V / 12V icebox conversion. Added insulation
Haier 1.4 cu ft. 110V freezer
Coffee maker
Pressure water, fresh and raw.

Pur 40E 3.4 GPH watermaker
Jabsco toilet and Lectra/San Type I MSD
Water heater - 110V / Engine
Shower for two
Sea King reverse cycle marine A/C
Dual bilge pumps, one over the other, plus spare.
Custom fold down table with dish racks.
Spare prop.
Various engine and other spares, including engine starter and alternator.
Hull and deck repainted August 2009

Props were repitched too high. Should be repitched back.