Kalihi, Samson Marine C-Mist 32


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Kalihi is a Samson Marine C-Mist, a ferro-cement adaptation of William Atkins' Eric design- http://www.atkinboatplans.com/Sail/Eric.html . We built her at a Samson Marine yard in Clinton, CT, and launched her in 1977. We now keep her in Salem, MA. She was built to be seaworthy and simple for a couple to sail, and to be comfortable and affordable both as a cruiser and as a home. For years she’s done just that.

Her heavy displacement hull with long keel performs well in a seaway, and provides huge space for gear and provisions. Her cutter rig allows for a variety of sail configurations to match conditions. Her main with full length battens and dutchman furling system is easy to handle and to reef. Her genoa is cut high in the foot to provide good visibility. Her yankee jib drives to weather on blustery days, yet is easy for one person to strike. Her heavily constructed, club-footed forestaysail is dependable when set with a reefed main in a blow, and is self-tending sailing to weather.

Kalihi’s construction follows the Sampson Marine C-Mist specifications. Hull and decks are ferrocement. Marine plywood bulkheads are bolted to ferrocement web frames that are integral to the hull. Fiberglass covered marine plywood cabin and cockpit are bolted to the decks. Ferrocement engine bed logs are integral to the hull, and are fitted with 3/8” SS studs to accommodate various engine mounting configurations. A ferrocement pad, integral to the keel, is fitted with 3/8” SS bolts to anchor the base of the mast compression column. Steel ballast is encapsulated in the ferrocement keel. Hull and decks are sealed inside and out with epoxy, and require little maintenance other than an occasional fresh coat of marine paint.

Her accommodations are simple. Aft below the companionway, there’s a large chart table to port with icebox below. The galley is to starboard with an alcohol stove and plenty of storage for pots, pans, and provisions. Her main saloon includes port and starboard settees with end tables, a pilot berth outboard to port, cupboards outboard to starboard, and a Petit Godin coal stove. The head is forward to port with a hanging locker to starboard. The forepeak has a double berth to port, a desk and sail stowage to starboard, and storage for storm rodes and chain. There’s additional storage forward of the mooring bits for fenders, jerry cans, anchor rodes, etc.

We lived aboard for about thirty years in various Connecticut and Massachusetts towns, first the two us, then when our son was born, the three of us. We’ve cruised from western Long Island Sound to Mount Desert, Maine. But, now at our age, sailing our 16’ spritsail skiff is more our speed. We hope that someone else might cruise safely, affordably and comfortably aboard Kalihi. She’s got a lot of miles left in her.

* Length Over All 38'
* Length on Deck 32'2"
* Beam 11'2"
* Draft 5'2"
* Displacement 19,200 lbs.
* Ballast 4,700 lbs. steel in keel, 1,400 lbs. lead, interior trimming

Ferrocement Hull and Decks
* Armature 0.225" spring steel rods run longitudinally on 2" centers
0.25" high carbon steel rods run girth-wise on 6" centers
1/2" hexagonal mesh, 4 layers inboard, 4 layers outboard
* Web Frames rod and mesh tack welded to armature, molded 6"
* Engine Beds rod and mesh tack welded to armature with 3/8" SS studs
* Cement Portland type 2 with 10% pozzolan added

* Cabin and Cockpit 3/4" marine plywood covered with 10oz. fiberglass cloth
* Rudder 2" marine ply covered with 1 1/2oz. mat and 10 oz. cloth
* Pintles and Gudgeons 304 stainless steel weldments
* Bobstay 1/2" SS wire rope with 3/4" SS turnbuckle
* Mast 43' aluminum, deck-stepped, Metalmast Marine
* Chainplates 316 SS 1/4" bar stock
* Standing Rigging 9/32" SS wire rope with 1/2" SS turnbuckles

* Westerbeke Pilot 20 Bukh 2-cylinder diesel, 1980
* Marine Gear PRM-120 2:1, new
* Shaft 1 1/8" bronze
* Propeller 14x12 3-blade, right-hand

* Mainsail 352 sq. ft., 8.3 oz., full batten, dutchman 3-lne furling
* Forestaysail 142 sq. ft., 7.3 oz.
* Yankee Jib 160 sq. ft., 6 oz.
* Genoa Jib 360 sq. ft., 6.5 oz.

* Diesel 18 gallons, aluminum
* Water 40 gallons, plastic and rubber
* Holding 20 gallons, plastic

* Handheld GPS
* Handheld VHF
* 4 Life Jackets
* Alcohol Cooking Stove
* Petit Godin Coal Heating Stove
* Anchors with rodes: 54lb. yachtsman, 45lb. CQR, 25lb. CQR

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