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"Noggin"   Hillyard 9 Tonner Lying  Hampshire

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Sails and Deck Gear
Aft Cabin


Owners Comments

These boats are well travelled blue water cruisers - ideal for family cruising. They hold course well and (to quote the old saying about Hillyards) "The harder it blows, the better she goes!"

Noggin has been yard maintained for the past 15 years (with many thousands of pounds spent to keep her in such fantastic condition. She passed a very thorough survey with flying colours in April 2004. I bought her to add to our charter fleet and have up-graded the accommodation to include Eberspacher heating and hot and cold water, together with new upholstery. 

Since the survey, two keelbolts were inspected below the saloon sole - no sign of corrosion apart from the surface rust noted. Various keelbolts have been inspected over the past 10 years. The previous inspection was during engine removal and overhaul in 1996 .

Rudder fittings checked - all okay. The rudder was unshipped and substantially overhauled in 1995 and 1996 by Birdham Shipyard and Wicormarine respectively. The work included new bearings and strap bolts. The hydraulic steering was also overhauled. All anodes replaced and shaft and engine wired in.

Defective outlet toilet seacock flange replaced and new bolts fitted to both aft toilet seacocks.

Two small areas where deck sheathing was letting go (but not leaking) lifted and inspected - no damage to underlying deck found and sheathing re- fastened with epoxy. Matter referred back to surveyor who considered that the deck sheathing was probably sound.

All internal ballast pigs removed; bilge areas cleaned and part repainted with Danboline bilge protection paint. Ballast wire brushed and treated with rust converter/primer, repainted and replaced.

The anchor windlass lubricated (it was removed and re-galvanized by previous owner).

Winter, last year, she had the topsides burnt off and re-painted. "She looks like glassfibre" was a comment I had recently. I sailed her around the Solent last year and find her everything a Hillyard is supposed to be: dry, safe, predictable and very sea-kindly. 

Changes in plans mean that she is now ready for a new owner to enjoy.

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    For further details or to arrange to view, please contact
Adrian  Espin at: - Astonbury Marine Services 
19 Colne Road, Brightlingsea, Essex, CO7 0DL  Tel: Freephone 0800 068 6190 or +44 1206 305 996
or email to: adrian@EasternYachts.com
In this case we are acting as Brokers only. The Vendor is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at his own expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted.