Boat Details

42 Ta Chiao CT-42 Aft Cockpit Ketch

$49,500.00

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Description

Yacht World Number: 3117214
Located in La Paz, Mexico
Year: 1978
Hull Material: Fiberglass

PRICE HAS BEEN REDUCED!!!!!

Sea kindly and safe, the CT-42 is a modernized version of the popular CT-41 which was based on the William Garden designed SEA WOLF. With far superior sailing characteristics, Sandpiper is one of those rare original one owner yachts so lovingly cared for and a big part of the family since 1979. It is with a heavy heart the owners have come to realize Sandpiper has so much more to give than they are able to receive at this stage in their lives. They are ready to find her a new family so she can continue her cruising life.

Only 1700 hours on her Perkins 4-154 engine, everything is working and ready to go. A ton of gear, charts, cruising guides and spare parts go with her. A fully found vessel for cruising! Be sure to click on full specs so you can see all she has to offer!

You can begin your cruising adventures right here in the heart of some of the worlds most renowned cruising grounds. La Paz, Mexico, known as the gateway to the Sea of Cortez. Dozens of beautiful anchorages with white sand beaches and crystal clear warm Sea of Cortez water, many within a day’s sail of down town. Let the experts in Yacht ownership here in Mexico show you how easy it is to begin your cruising dreams today.

Full Specs

Designer: CT Chen

Keel: Other

Dimensions

LOA: 41 ft 5 in

Beam: 12 ft 2 in

LWL: 33 ft 6 in

Minimum Draft: 6 ft 0 in

Displacement: 29300 lbs

Ballast: 9400 lbs

Headroom: 6 ft 0 in

Engines

Total Power: 65 HP

Engine 1:

Engine Brand: Perkins

Engine Model: 4-154 4 cylinder

Engine Type: Inboard

Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel

Engine Hours: 1700

Propeller: 3 blade propeller

Engine Power: 65 HP

Tanks

Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (125 Gallons)

Fuel Tanks: 2 (150 Gallons)

Holding Tanks: 1 (20 Gallons)

Accommodations

From companionway galley to stbd, dinette to port (converts to double), chart table over engine, two single berths in main cabin, head to port with wash basin and separate shower, captain’s cabin to stbd with pull-out berth, forepeak with single berth, chain locker. Lots of storage, hanging lockers, etc.

Galley

  • REFRIGERATION: Technautics Cool Blue
  • FREEZER: Has spillover blower to reefer
  • WATER SYSTEM: Pressure
  • WATER HEATER: 5 gal.
  • STOVE: Force 10 propane 3-burner with oven
  • SINK: Single
  • OTHER: SS railmount charcoal BBQ

Navigation and electronics

  • SSB: IC M746 HAM
  • SSB TUNER: SG-C SG230
  • PACTOR: Pactor II
  • RADAR: Raymarine SL-72, 24 NM
  • RADAR ALARM: Yes
  • VHF: Standard Horizon Eclipse
  • GPS: Garmin 182c
  • TV/DVD/VCR: Sharp 12″ TV and Blaupunkt VCR
  • STEREO:Alpine stereo + 4 speakers, 2 of which can be moved to play in cockpit
  • DEPTH SOUNDER: Datamarine
  • KNOT/METER LOG: Yes
  • WIND SPEED / DIRECTION: Raymarine
  • AUTOPILOT: Raymarine ST600I
  • COMPASS: Ritchie
  • OTHER:  Radar and GPS are on a swing arm which can be moved 180 degrees to be seen from the top of the companionway ladder, where the watch keeper can sit under the dodger (on a cushion) with the autopilot at hand and see the instruments (underway, under power) and keep a very comfortable watch while off watch sleeps on a pilot berth within easy reach to be called in case of need. Nice easy cruising routine for a couple.

Electrical

  • BATTERIES: Three 4G gel cell
  • BATTERY MONITOR: Cruising Equipment E-Meter
  • BATTERY SWITCH: Yes
  • INVERTOR: Yes
  • ALTERNATOR: Motorola High output with Ample power regulator
  • AC VOLTAGES: 110V
  • DC VOLTAGES: 12V
  • BATTERY CHARGER: Prosine 1800 auto
  • SOLAR PANELS: 85 x 2
  • SMART REG: Yes
  • OTHER: Mostly 12V interior lighting but an Aladdin Mantle lamp and 3 small kerosene lamps

Mechanical

  • BILGE PUMP: 2 Auto 1 Manual
  • RAW WATER SEA STRAINER: 1
  • BILGE BLOWER: 1
  • FIRE EXTINGUISHING: Auto, manual
  • FUEL FILTERS: 2 Racors with drain cocks and fuel pump, 1 canister on engine
  • FUEL SHUT OFF: Stove, engine, fume detector
  • HEAD TYPE: Overboard
  • HOLDING TANK: 20 gal. manual
  • HEATER: Dickinson diesel cabin heater
  • WATERMAKER: PUR 40
  • STEERING: Wheel, Wagner hydraulic. Emergency tiller
  • TRANSMISSION: Borg Warner, engine alarm
  • OTHER: Engine spare parts: head gasket and valve cover gasket set, new
    atomizer, misc washers, spare raw water pump impeller w/gasket set,
    radiator repair kit material, muffler bandage material, radiator repair kit,
    etc. Perkins external oil filter setup (never installed) might be installed in
    case long haul powering on planned voyage where engine oil change might
    be awkward underway (external filtration would likely extend oil life).

Deck and hull

  • ANCHOR: 45 lbs. CQR with 200 3 / 8 BBB feet chain
  • ANCHOR 2: Spade A-100 “lunch hook” with 15 feet chain and 200 feet rope
  • ANCHOR 3: 55 lbs. SS Plow
  • ANCHOR 4: Auge Fisherman for emergencies
  • WINDLASS: Taiwan copy of a Simpson-Lawrence
  • DINGHY: 10 Montgomery sailing dinght, with mast, sails, rudderNissan 6 HP OB
  • BOW ROLLERS: Double
  • NAV LIGHTS: Tri-color
  • SPREADER LIGHTS: Yes
  • DECK LIGHTS: Yes
  • LIFELINES: Yes
  • GATES: 2
  • LADDER: Boarding ans swim
  • DINGHY DAVITS: Manual
  • COVERS: Bimini, cockpit awning, aft deck curtains, partial boat cover (at top lifeline to masts from mizzen forward over cabin to over foredeck)
  • DECK MATERIAL : Teak cockpit, FG deck
  • BOW PULPIT: Yes
  • OTHER : Search lights
    Super insulated ice chest for mounting on foredeck (part of refrigeration systems)

Sail

  • MAIN: Yes
  • MIZZEN: Yes
  • YANKEE: Small Yankee foresail (hanks for forestay) for daysailing
  • DRIFTER: Yes
  • TYPES OF SAILS: Cruise equipped, Lee
  • SAIL AREA: 780 sq.ft.
  • ROLLER FURL: Profurl
  • WINCHES: 2 Lewmar 22 ST primaries
    Lewmar 16 for main sheet
    Remainder are Barlows
  • PREVENTER / BOOM BREAK: Yes
  • BOOM VANG: Yes
  • MAST: Wood, keel stepped
  • STANDING RIGGGING: SS wire
  • LINES LED AFT: Yes
  • WHISKER: Yes

Safety

  • LIFEJACKETS: 4 guest 2 inflatables with harnesses
  • LIFESLING: Vest and lifting gear
  • LIFERAFT: Westmarine (built by Zodiac) 4 person life-raft (for the cradle on the forward end of the cabin) Modelo 05/99 (probable date of manufacture) serial number XDC3CS50E999 “next inspection” March 2009 (note the raft has been in storage off the boat in a storeroom attached to our house since 2008, so it has been kept dry, relatively cool, out of direct sun, etc. It will need to be repacked before deploying it, but it should have lots of life left)
  • STROBE: On mast head
  • EPIRB: ARC 406
  • MOB POLE: Yes
  • JACKLINES: Yes, 2 Systems

Fishing

  • RODS: 2
  • REELS: 2
  • OTHER: Some trolling gear
    Light weight gear

Additional

  • Lots of charts: South Pacific, cruising guides etc.
  • Most original documents and manuals in the large binders of documentation (filed alphabetically where feasible), stored on shelves over pullout bunk in forward stateroom.
  • A lot of extra gear goes with Sandpiper, not stored on the boat but can be picked up by the new owners from storeroom.

Owner’s comments

Sandpiper and our family.

Sandpiper has been in our family since 1979. At first we lived aboard in Sausalito with 2 of our 3 children (the eldest, adopted child had gone off to college and she was not enthusiastic for boating anyway) for five or more years. During those early years we were mostly limited to SF Bay or the Delta.  Later we began to explore the California coast, dipping down to Monterey, Santa Barbara and San Diego. We learned a lot about the systems of the boat and rebuilt and added to them as weaknesses were revealed. Once the younger kids went off to college, we moved  back aboard as a couple and began to really ready the boat for serious blue water.

 When we finally reached a point where we could retire and do extended cruising we signed up for the Baja Ha Ha (twice, we missed the first one when work on the boat was not completed in time) and sailed down to Cabo with them in 2005.  We truly intended to get to the Caribbean or even the South Pacific. But we made a tactical mistake and sailed up to La Paz to rest. After about six months there we decided that staying in La Paz was too attractive to pass up. The winters are terrific! In 2008 we bought a house in La Paz. In the meantime we explored the Sea of Cortez as far north as Loreto and crossed to Mazatlan with Club Cruceros friends, among other excursions.

 We are simply getting too old to face the physical challenges a boat represents, and reluctantly offer Sandpiper to another family more able to enjoy her.