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Basically a Cheoy Lee Newell Cadet, AKA offshore 27. 27' LOD 7'10" beam, low freeboard, gobs of teak woodwork, but a GFRP hull. Insulated. Long, glassed over lead keel. Preferably outboard rudder, or keel hung. Small self draining cockpit.
Sloop with solent stay, twin backstays, all synthetic. Bowsprit with anchor rollers and storage. ST winches. Tanbark sails. Folding mast steps, extremely comfortable bosuns chair for use as a crows nest. Lots of bronze, polished. External halyards with sealed, deck stepped mast. Extremely solid gusseted mast step. Tiller steered. Self designed wind vane made of unobtainium.
Everyday anchor: Lewmar claw, 25' chain and nylon rode.
Storm Anchor: Luke with 50' high tensile strength chain and Nylon
Kedge anchor/ lunch hook: Fortress on Spectra line.
Sleeps 2, and in a pinch will sleep 4, one on floor and one in hammock, packed in like sardines. No stinking v-berth! No "sleeps 6" ********, no space wasted on unused sleeping areas. Storage in the bow. Bulkhead door to bow section. Cedar sauna and shower amidships, diesel fired. 2 manual bilge pumps and one electric pump. More storage space. All lockers with watertight hatch openings on sides and tops. All lockers sealed watertight and compartmentalized. Preferably all wood. Gobs of teak, lemon oil and wax, no fancy varnish. Standing headroom in galley, two burner stove with oven, diesel fired, same as sauna heater (only one diesel fired device to deal with). Foot pump sink. Deep, with some stones sitting in the bottom. Lots of hooks to hang things on around the cabin. Lots of handholds.
Electronics: 12v house bank with DC outputs at various voltages for a handheld GPS, and whatever other things I want to charge, 18volt power tools, etc. VHF and EPIRB. No fancy doodads like chartplotters or knotmeters. Paper charts.
The ultimate dreamers solution:
9.9HP multi fuel Evinrude. (this doesn't exist, but they make multi-fuel outboards)
Runs on diesel, kerosene, JP, av-gas, gas. BURN IS BURN!
With 12v charging, hanging off the stern.
Also some solar panels, a backup outboard. Lots of tankage.
and Kerosene lamps with thermocouple voltage generators to LEDS