During my ownership Crazy Horse has been primarily used for racing and we have managed to secure multiple good results including 15th at Round the Island Race and wins at both Torbay and Dartmouth Regatta. She is a very competitive boat in light winds and also equally competitive in strong winds against similar sized boats. It has been extensively upgraded and modified for racing during my ownership since 2012. These include:
• Custom deaper rudder built on new stainless stock
• Jefa complete rudder tube with roller pin bearings top and bottom
• Custom one off carbon tiller
• Spinlock tiller extension
• New Selden fractional mast with aft swept spreaders.
• Under deck mounted harken MK4 furler
• Selden carbon spinnaker pole
• Hull painted with awlgrip awlcraft 2000 flag blue
• Deck painted with awlgrip g-line Matterhorn white, non slip panels with griptex added
• B&G Vulcan 7R mounted centrally in companionway hatch, flush faired B&G depth and speed log, B&G wind transducer.
• Custom made lightweight companionway hatch to house the Vulcan 7R
• Full harken deck gear including 4 self tailing winches and 2 sets of towable jib/Genoa tracks
• Full dyneema running rigging
• Fusion sound system with 2 7" speakers in the cockpit and 2 6" speakers down below
• Still has the original and very reliable Yanmar YSB8 inboard diesel engine with some upgrades like an electric solenoid stop, stainless exhaust and uprated alternator
• Small 5 litre fuel tank
• Flexofold 2 blade folding prop
• Vetus engine control panel mounted in custom recessed cockpit housing
• Vetus engine control lever
• Domestic and engine start battery with a split charge solenoid
• Fully rewired throughout with tinned cable
• Dek-king felxi teak fitted in cockpit
• Fully rebuilt anchor locker removing the separate moulding that traps water on these boats
Carbon Main with 2 reef points
Carbon lightweight No 1
Carbon No 2
Carbon No 3 with battens
Below deck she is pretty stripped out. The original ply bulkhead has been replaced with a foam sandwich fiberglass bulkhead. Forward of this there is a Jabsco heads and the rest of the space is used as sail storage. Aft of the main bulkhead there are 2 new composite knees under the side decks that take the new chainplates for the aft swept rig. The interior is comfortable enough to crash on at a weekend regatta but not suited for long term accomodation. There is no fresh water system or cooking facilities although there is plenty of space for them to be reinstated big you wished.
In 2015 she underwent an extensive exterior refit which included all of the paintwork and deck fittings but also included extensive repairs to the deck. A common problem with these old Trappers is the balsa core around fittings (especially stanchions) would get wet and rot out. Every stanchion and sections over the coach roof were all cut out and replaced. Any new holes had the new core raked out and back filled with epoxy so there should be no reason for the core to get wet ever again. There were absolutely no corners cut during any of the works on this boat. Windows were replaced with new acrylic also.
I have pictures all the way through. I am sure there is so much I have forgotten about.
|Vessel type:||Sailing yacht|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Yanmar ysb8|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||8m|
|Keel type:||Fin Keel|
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.