Frodo!

I reaaaaaaallly like this boat. It is a 1977 Gilden Hind Terry Erskine 31' located in Green Cove Springs, the same as the Alberg. Very close to me, and it looks pretty solid. It is a wee bit expensive, but not out of range and looks to need minimal upgrades. I found a lot of good info about the design and there a lot of positives. This boat in particular is name Frodo, and this appeals to me being a Lord of the Rings nerd and all :) I love the overall look of it too. Description:

"NEW PRICE Fantastic minicruiser, reported to be a blue water go anywhere boat. Reported by owner to be excellent condition. Owner has replaced alternator, has spun fuel and is having bottom painted. Has steel plate bildge keels, monitor self steering wind vane, windless,sails reported excellent, Famet rollerfurling, Auto pilot,GPS, Nexus wind speed, depth, remote control cockpit, was a liveaboard came up from the Caribbean in 02. Well cared for.!!!!!!!!!!!Hurry won't last!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Erick's Comments: Obviously I highlighted the key words that let me know this boat is worth a thorough investigation. Also came from the Caribbean, the area I plan to cruise first off with this boat.

Builder/Designer
Builder: Golden Hind Designer: Maurice Griffins
Dimensions
LOA: 31' Beam: 9 Displacement: 12000
Draft: 3'8" Ballast: 4100
Engines
Engine(s): Lister-Petter Engine(s) HP: 20 Cruising Speed: 5
Tankage
Fuel: 20 Water: 60 Holding: yes

Comments: Good numbers. Nice, shallow draft. Decent storage.

Accommodations Large V berth and storage forward, head, settee, table, galley, nav station.Attractive teak interior, lots of storage every where!Great pocket cruiser, go anywhere.

Galley Sink, manuel water, alcohol stove, icebox, storage!!!
Electronics VHF, autopilot, windvane, depth, knotmeter, stereo,GPS
Electrical 3 new deep cycle batteries, solar panels, 12 volt
Deck 3 anchors, twin anchor rollers, Famet roller furling, fenders, off shore life jackets,Hi speed manuel windless, extra Jerry cans, lines, chain, Sails: Main, jib, new zincs, primary 2 speed Anderson self tailing winches,

Additional Curtains, extra tiller, clock, Barometer, 2 whale gusher pumps, 1 electric bilge pump, wind instrument package, Whisker pole, gin pole. dodger, sun fly. 108 amp alternator, Spares!!! Great boat hurry won't last!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Erick's Comments: Everything looks great. Lots of good equipment, interested to see the condition of it all. Looks set up for the kind of use I have in mind. Would probably need a bit of upgrading, but survey would see exactly what.