Packet 27 Cinnamon
In Mint Condition is for Sale!
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Note: All photos taken during the 2000 sailing season.
10/22/2000 Bodkin Creek, MD
Sailing on Autopilot and taking Photos from the bow July 2000
Listing Broker :
Michele Martinage, Gratitude Yachting Center
Email the broker at: Michele Martinage
are we selling? We are looking at moving up to a larger
Island Packet Yacht to allow for more extended voyages. We want to
sail to Bermuda, BLock Island and the Bahamas!
Special Note: The
photos show our Kato Island Davits, and an Avon 2.81 dinghy. These
items are not
included in the sale. I originally bought the larger Kato davits
with the plans of taking these to the our next Island Packet. So please
disregard the davits and the dinghy.
Number of Owners:
We are the second owners of Cinnamon. The original owner was
John Funston who moved up to a 36 foot Ericson. We bought her in
December 1991 from this same broker, Michele Martinage. At that time
Cinnamon had brown canvas, brown boot
stripe and brown interior, standard for Island Packets of that
time. She also had 6 layers of Interlux epoxy barrier coat to
protect her hull. Cinnamon's bottom is in perfect condition and
her bottom paint has never had a problem with adhesion. When she
is hauled, every year, and power washed, she looks like she has just
been painted. We have hauled her every year, and have covered her
every year. She has a custom captains navy blue full cover.
We are very proud of her condition.
May 2000, Just before launch of this season. (notice the new gold
1986 Island Packet 27 Hull # 58
in the VW Beetle
Sailing via autopilot!
Hayden & Radeen Cochran
Rock Hall Island Packet Fleet Captains
Location of Vessel:
Rock Hall, MD
Spring Cove Marina
LOD: 27' - 0"
Beam 10' - 6"
Draft: 3' - 8"
Displ: 8,000 Lbs
Keel: Full keel with 3,000 Lbs of lead
Mast: 40'- 0"
Fuel: 19 gallons
Water: 30 gallons
Holding: 11 gallons
North Sails, new May 1997
Sloop Rig (Cutter removed and sold, too small, never used!)
Main Sail: Fully Battened Main Sail
Genoa: 135% White UV cover
Cruising Spinnaker (Yellow, Orange, Red)
Schaeffer Roller Furling on Genoa
Sailing Close Hauled & Reefed =
This was the weekend of 10/22/2000. A wonderful sail across the
Chesapeake Bay. Top speed reached 6.1 and we were sailing across
the current. (See GPS photo)
Check the flag to see the angle of the wind. Cinnamon sails great
with a reef.
Full Genoa 135%, Jib car in full aft position to twist off the top
of the headsail and de-power the sail. Wind is blowing 10-12Knts.
Sailing with a reefed full battened mainsail, check the flow of the
tell tails and the shape of the main. I could have taken in more on the
red reefing line, since we were a bit overpowered.
GPS show speed of 6.1 Knts.! I am always impressed how well
this boat sails with a reefed main. I am never sorry that I tucked
in a reef. Less heal is always faster.
is 6.1 knts. true boat speed, note motor sailing, but sailing close
hauled with a reefed mainsail in 10-12 knts. of wind. The 27 sails
Yanmar 2GM Fresh Water Cooled, 16HP.
Propeller is 3 blade fixed prop
Hours: 2450 hrs. (My mechanic, Randy Pictelberger of Chestertown, MD
informs me that these Yanmars are good for 5,000 hours before a rebuild
is needed. I have always changed the oil every 100 hrs. and before
winter storage. The engine is perfect.)
Port Side, 15 Lb. Bruce with 20 ft. of chain and 150 ft. rode
Starboard Side, 25 Lb. CQR with 6 ft. of chain and 150 ft. rode
2 Gel Cell Batteries Group 27 with battery switch and battery charger.
4000, new June 2000
Autohelm remote, new June 2000
Standard Horizon Intrepid VHF with RAM Mic at Helm, 1999
GPS Garmin 12XL, new June 1998
Navpod instument pod for 3 instruments June 2000
Datamarine Speed & Depth, Starboard bulkhead, original
Micrologic Loran, 1988 works fine, used as a backup.
Sony tape cassette, with cockpit marine speekers.
North Sails Custom Canvas Work, New 1997
Color, Sunbrella Captain's Navy Blue
Low profile dodger with side SS side handrails
Matching main sail cover, new 1997
Custom Sun shade/Bimini Toast color (stays cooler than blue)
Sun shade built off of hand rails to allow air into cockpit
Full side and back drops to enclose cockpit for shade /rain
Side drops go to the upper life lines
Sun shade / bimini is WIDER than seats to keep rain out
Very, very clear windshield. I always keep this polished and
cleaned. It is glass clear.
New Island Packet Interior cushions changed from brown to blue 1994
10,000 BTUs Marine Air central air and reverse cycle heat
3 air outlets, V-berth, Head, saloon
Unit installed under V-berth, no storage was lost (this space was not used)
GE Microwave installed below stove 120 volts.
2 burner Propane stove replaced the alcohol stove
Counter top access port added to access space behind microwave
Galley countertop extension to provide more surface area for food
Upgrades / Repairs
New Raritan PHII head replaced June 2000
New Holding tank replaced June 1995
All new sanitary lines replaced June 2000
New motor mounts July 1997, by Haven Harbour Marina
Clean Storage / lockers
Boot Stripe Work:
My biggest pet peeve with IP yachts is that the water lines are TOO
LOW! These are cruising yachts and everyone loads the yacht
for cruising. Island Packets sit low in the water even when they
are NOT loaded. Now add gear and the boat will be below her
factory painted lines.
We have spent the past two seasons
working with the painters to paint our water line so that 4 inches of
bottom paint is exposed. This keeps the beige stripe out of the
water and gives a cleaner look. Our boot stripe has been repainted
with Awlgrip by Rick's Marine Services of Rock Hall, MD. With use of a
laser transit our water line is now LEVEL, and straight AND out of the
water! I must say, Cinnamon's water line is right!
|The process of getting
the waterline RIGHT!
|Bottom Paint &
Before raised boot stripe. Follow stripe to the left and see how
it was under water!
||Same problem on
Starboard as well. This was after paint job #1. 1999
||Stripe was raised to
allow 4 " of bottom paint to be out of the water.
|Use of a laser transit
to mark the new water line
||Straight and Level
Boot Stripe! The same width all the way around!
Launch day May 2000!
Bottom paint OUT OF THE WATER!
In 1989, Cinnamon had 6 layers of epoxy barrier paint applied to
protect her bottom. She was 3 years old and the original owner
wanted to protect his investment. She had no blisters and has
never developed any. Interlux BottomKote had been used for
the next 9 years, hauling every year. In 1999, we had the Interlux
Fiberglass BottomKote soda blasted off down to the level of the epoxy
paint. Next we reapplied 2 new layers of epoxy barrier paint and
began using an ablative paint, Interlux Fiberglass BottomKote
ACT. This paint has held up very well and the bottom is perfect.
Cinnamon Island Packet 27 #58 1986
Sunset over Cinnamon's bow
To the owners Hayden & Radeen
or to the yacht broker Michele
Martinage of Gratitude Yacht Sales.