Weston 8500 Catnap
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Catnap, Weston 8500 fin keel sloop, Lying  Essex

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Sails and Deck Gear


Weston 8500 - Catnap

Catnap is a Weston 8500, built by Weston Boats, Tiptree Essex in 1986 and fitted out by the then owner and launched in 1990.  Understood to be produced in the same moulds as the Varne 27; she has a medium fin keel encapsulated into the hull moulding. 

Weston 8500 - Approximate Dimensions

Length Overall  27ft 9ins 8.45m
Length on Deck  27ft 3ins  8.3m
Waterline Length  21ft 10ins 6.4m
Beam  9ft 2.74m
Draft  4ft 3ins 1.3m
Displacement  6200lbs 2812kg
Ballast 2793lbs 1267kg


She offers three berths in two cabins, and has a galley and heads. 
Two berths in the forepeak Starboard one is ~2.1m long the port one shorter at ~1.7m - Infill converts to a double. 
The heads is to port with a sea toilet and wash basin and a hanging locker opposite
In the main saloon there is a dinette to port with the galley to starboard 
Headroom in the main saloon is ~1.68 to ~1.81m
Quarter berths either side are ~2m long to port and ~1.7m to starboard

Rig, Sails and Spars

Masthead sloop rig
Aluminium Alloy spars
Stainless Steel standing rigging
Z-Spars Rod Kicker

Mainsail - Dolphin sails - Good
3 slab reefs on mainsail
Spare mainsail
Furling Genoa - Dolphin - good
Spare genoa
Spinnaker - as new
Storm jib (would need inner forestay)

Deck Equipment


25lb CQR anchor on 30m chain
7.5kg Bruce style Kedge anchor on 10m chain + 20m warp

Plastimo Mini Contest steering compass

Spray dodgers 
deck mop
Aluminium boat hook
Spinnaker pole
Ensign / staff
Anchor ball
Motor sailing cone
Teak cockpit grating
Cockpit cushions (small)

General Equipment

Gimballed Electrolux Origo 3000 spirit cooker
Pots, pans, cutlery included

Eberspacher warm air diesel fired heater in cockpit locker - needs attention

Oil lamp in main saloon
Manually pumped cold water to heads and galley sinks
R&M sea toilet


Beta 10hp 2-cylinder diesel engine (1998) on a saildrive and a skeg hung rudder.


Water - ~20 gallons
Diesel - ~10 gallons

Electrics / Electronics


2 x 85AH 12Volt Batteries


Fuse panel 
1 - 2 - Both - battery switch
Shore power installation


Garmin GPS 128
Silva 515 DSC VHF Radio telephone 2008 - (not yet connected to GPS)

Silva Star GPS Cockpit repeater
Autohelm wind speed / direction indicator ( needs attention)
Autohelm Tridata Speedo / Log / Depth


Yeoman Navigator Pro Plotter - on chart table which clips above port quarterberth
Raymarine ST1000+ Autopilot
LED Anchor light
Interior lights
Chart table light
Navigation lights

Safety Gear


Life raft - Seago offshore 4-man valise (2008) service due 2011
Life belt with light


2 x Fire extinguishers
First aid kit
2 x gas life jackets with harness 
spate re-arming kit for life jackets
2 x inflatable life jackets 
1 x child's life jacket
Adult harness with line
Childs harness with line
Bosun/s chair
Bolt cutters
Boarding ladder
Radar reflector
Manual bilge pump

Shore Gear

Seago 230 round tail inflatable dinghy (2007)

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19 Colne Road, Brightlingsea, Essex, CO7 0DL  Tel: 01206 305 996  or +44 1206 305 996   

or email to: adrian@EasternYachts.com

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