Bickford Checkstone 30

15,000 Tax Exempt | Location: Falmouth, Cornwall
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Summary

  • Make Bickford Checkstone
  • Model 30
  • Year 1973
  • LOA 30ft/9m
  • Class Sailing Cruiser
  • Hull Glass Reinforced Plastic
  • Keel Long Keel
  • Rig Sloop
  • Engine Single Diesel
  • Drive Shaft Drives
  • Layout Aft Cockpit
  • Berths 5
  • Cabins 1
  • Ancasta Ref 31525

Overview

Classic wooden sailing boat, designed and built in 1973 and retained by the designer's family until 2004, when she was sold to the present owner. The Bickford Checkstone 30 has a shallow long keel, round bilge, high stem, transom stern and positive sheer, providing comfortable, dry and stable cruising. She has been well maintained and comes with most equipment purchased since 2000. She sleeps 5, with 6' headroom in the saloon, and varnished mahogany and iroko fittings.

Build

BICKFORD CHECKSTONE 30 FOOT SLOOP
Designed by JJ Bickford FRINA and built by CH Lavis and Son in Topsham, in 1973
Wooden hull

Ply deck, Cascover sheathed and painted
Stainless steel Sampson post on the foredeck
Varnished cleats on foredeck, midships and after deck
Varnished teak hatches

LOA: 30ft ( 9.14m )
Beam: 9ft ( 2.74m )
Draft: 4 ft ( 1.22m )


Rig

SLOOP RIGGED

Stepped alloy mast with spreaders
Stainless steel standing rigging (new Dec 2010)
Aluminium boom on proctor through-mast roller reefing gear

SAILS

Relling 150 sq ft fully battened mainsail - 1999
220 sq ft jib on Furlex roller furling gear - 2007
Staysail, recut by Arun Sails - 2007
Lucas storm jib - unused

WINCHES

2 x Antal 2-speed self-tailing sheet winches
Lewmar 12C 2-speed haylard winch on mast
Lofrans 12v capstan-type electric windlass

Accommodation

SLEEPS 5 IN FORECABIN PLUS SALOON

Forecabin v-berth converts to double
6' headroom in saloon
5'6" headroom in forecabin

Heads with Jabsco sea toilet and diverter to holding tank
Extensive storage throughout the boat
Varnished mahogany and iroco fittings and flooring
Varnished hardwood saloon table (2005), which converts to double berth
Chart table
New curtains 2010
Rewired with LEDs in forecabin
Stainless steel galley sink
Generous work surface
Origo 2 burner gimballed spirit cooker (2005)
Fixed oven
Fridge built into forward locker

Machinery

VOLVO 2002 18HP 2 CYLINDER DIESEL ENGINE
New in 1992
Single lever controls
Professionally serviced annually
Centre line 3 blade prop

ELECTRICS

2 x 12v batteries (March 2011)
NASA battery monitor
12v engine driven alternator
Shore power connected to Smart charger
Fully reqired

TANKAGE

1 x stainless steel fuel tank (20 gallons)
1 x fibreglass water tank (25 gallons)
1 x holding tank

Inventory

NAVIGATION AIDS

Silva bulkhead compass in cockpit
Echopilot sounder 2006
Echopilot log 206
VHF with DSC
Raymarine ST2000 autopilot
Furuno GPS

GROUND TACKLE

35lbs CQR anchor with 70m chain
Delta kedge anchor with 10m chain plus 22m warp

GENERAL
Warps and fenders
Self-draining cockpit
Cockpit lockers
New Pushpit and pulpit 2005
Sprayhood with windows on fold down stainless steel frame (2009)
Full cockpit cover, matching sail cover and forward hatch cover
Avon Redcrest 9' inflatable dinghy
Mariner 3.3 (2 stroke) outboard engine, serviced annually

SAFETY

Horseshoe lifebuoy
3 x fire extinguishers, including dedicated engine compartment
Stainless steel wire and webbing jackstays

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