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#1539
$11,000
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La Porte, TX









Hull #: 1539
Listing Price: $11,000
Spinnaker Rigged?: Yes
Location: La Porte, TX (Houston Yacht Club)

Boat Name: BLACK OPAL
Motor?: Optional
Roller Furling?: No
Trailer?: Yes

Boat Description: I’ve raced her, overnighted and even completed the Texas 200 with this boat. She is truly a very flexible and forgiving boat and an efficient way to become a proficient sailor. In Galveston Bay’s shallow waters, her 3000 lbs and full keel allow her to power thru chop like no other boat of her size…a true ‘little blue water boat’. Everyone feels comfortable and we’re making good speed. On top of that she is One Design and has a good PHRF rating (over short distances) for Pursuit races….. and she is a Hall of Fame boat as well as with a strong user group. I’m only selling her because after two years she has taught me what I need to know to move to a bigger boat. When I bought her, she was sailable but neglected. I took her to Tom Meeh of Waterline Works (Kemah) and for $10k in TLC she is a real looker. Improvements: Re-glassed mast step, new cabin benches, all wood trim and benches restored soft deck spots repaired. New Bottom Paint (2017). New electric solar power with two bilge pumps (option for outboard to provide charge). Hull wiped monthly by Superior Dive Services. I’ve spent over $22k on the boat and she lacks nothing. Current PHRF rating.

Motor DescriptionOptional: 2018 Tohatsu 6HP with two fuel tanks and a garage mount for storage. Motor can charge the battery and power the depth sounder.

Sails DescriptionTwo Mainsails ( x1 2018), two Blades (x1 2014), one #1 Genoa, One Spinnaker

Trailer Description: Built in Colorado where Black Opal came from. Has Colorado title but not Texas. Ladder mast mount recently renovated. New tires, lights and felt. Used for +1000 mile trip in June, 2018 with no issues.


Boat Title?:  Yes
Motor Title?:  No
Price Status: Negotiable
Trailer Title?:  Yes

Boat Cover?:  No
Lifting Eyes?:  No
Jack Stands?: No
Cradle?:  No


Included equipment                                                                                                         

Companionway Doors?: Yes
Spinnaker Pole?: Yes
Travel Equipment?: Yes
Travel Equipment Description: Assorted tie downs. Trailer has mast mount in front, none in back

Depth gauge?: Yes
Speedometer?: No
GPS?: No
Wind Instruments?: Yes

Compass Type(s)?: Standard
# of Fenders: None
# of Life Jackets: 3
Bilge Pump(s)?: Electric and Manual


Owner and Contact Information                                                                                       

Name:  Calvin Holt
Telephone:   713-876-1349
Email: heartysailorman@gmail.com


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