Greymalkin
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Fram in Deserted Bay on way back from Princess Louisa Inlet

HIN: OEY370710188 more photos
Hull Laid: January 1988
Yard: Ocean Eagle Yachts, Taiwan

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Roger & Martha Burke on Desolation Sound Cruise
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Roger Lee, Martha Burke, and Roger's Children on the San Juan Islands Cruise
Owner Bought Sold Boat's Name Home Port
Roger Lee 13 July 2012 Fram Belfast, ME
Heather MacPhail & Dana Jenkins 1993 13 July 2012 Greymalkin Anacortes, WA
Chris Barker, USN ret.1 1988 1993 Elsa B. Oak Harbor, WA

About the Owners (both current and former)

Roger Lee is a long time sailor whose previous boat was a restored 1913 wooden Friendship Sloop. Fram is named for the Norwegian vessel famous for her exploration of the Arctic (Fridjof Nansen) and Antarctic (Roald Amundsen). Roger lives in Maine, but two of Roger's children, George and Carrie, live in Seattle, WA. The Fram cruised in the San Juan Islands and as far north as Desolation Sound in September 2012. She cruised from Anacortes, WA to southeastern Alaska, and back to Seattle, in May, June, and July 2013, before being trucked to Belfast, Maine in August. The Fram has attended both of the recent rendezvous events in the northeast: Camden, ME in 2015 and Plymouth, MA in 2016.

Heather MacPhail: Greymalkin logged over 5,000 engine hours on the Washington and British Columbia coasts, gunkholing into almost any inlet your finger can point out on a chart, from Olympia to Prince Rupert, Inside and Outside passages. Here's a slide show of a 2-month, 2011 cruise from Anacortes, WA through the Broughton Islands in British Columbia, Canada. Here's a slide show detailing Greymalkin as she was in 2011.

Layout

  • Mehrkens Galley (i.e. galley to starboard)
  • Toilet & sink in portside head, separate shower starboard

Mechanical and Engine Detail

  • Cummins 4BT3.9M turbo diesel, 150 hp (5000+ hours)
  • Borg-Warner transmission (rebuilt)
  • Two-inch SS shaft, with shaft brushes, pillow bearing and size H prop nut zinc
  • Custom-made new aluminum fuel tanks w transfer bet. #4 & #2 (see below)
  • Heat exchanger cleaned, new end caps & seals, 2011.
  • Replumbed all fuel tank vents and lines
  • Replaced starter motor and solenoid, fuel pump, alternater, both raw and fresh water pumps, engine mounts, oil pan, exhaust elbow and system (incl. lift muffler and hose). Engine is in new condition.
  • Double Racor primary filters with toggle between
  • Fuel-Flo meter w gauge on helm
  • Halon automatic fire extinguisher
  • PSS dripless shaft seal
  • Extra bronze prop (LH 24x20), and Size H prop-nut zincs
  • SS emergency tiller
  • Two 1/8" SS "cheeks" welded 45 degrees to trailing edge of rudder (see pictures), for easier boat manoeuvering
  • Lewmar 8 hp bow thruster (April 2013)

Electrical/Plumbing

  • Northern Lights 5.5Kw genset (with full spare parts kit)
  • Heart Interface 2000w inverter/100 amp battery charger w. remote control
  • Todd 30 backup charger (wired in place)
  • Torrid 6 gal. water heater
  • Shur-Flo freshwater pump w. ITT accumulator tank
  • Transfer pump TO fuel tank #2 (supplies both stove & genset) FROM fuel tank #4, as backup
  • Vacu-Flush head; 30-gal. holding tank, Johnson overboard pump
  • Saltwater washdown pump
  • Wiring installed for optional extra (2) house batteries
  • Spare fuses for everything, spare light bulbs
  • Two spreader-mounted deck lights
  • Galley plug for microwave oven

Galley

  • Galley is to starboard, companionway to port
  • Dickinson "Pacific" model diesel stove runs off vessel's regular fuel supply (Tank#2)
  • Replaced all stove fuel lines, pump, regulator, & metering valve
  • Deep custom storage drawers below stove and in cabinet. Custom insulating firewall behind stove
  • Nine cu.ft. Fridge-a-Boat refrigerator w. top and galley-side openings, freezer space inside
  • Replaced fridge compressor & evaporator
  • Two SS water tanks below sole w. tank-measuring meter
  • Double SS sink w. modern single-control faucet
  • New marble countertops

Electronics

  • Entire helm rebuilt to hold Raytheon 700 amber sounder/fish-finder; Raytheon R72RC radar/plotter system, interfaced with Autohelm GPS & Tridata, back-up (separate antenna) Standard Horizon CP170C color GPS chart plotter, w. toggle between two systems. WH autopilot w. remote (spares for both); Rudder angle indicator; Heart Interface remote control; Icom M126DSC VHF radio; E-meter battery bank monitor; fuel flow meter gauge.
  • Non-electronic wheelhouse features: Hynautic hydraulic steering (with spare ram), Morse single-lever controls w. Teflon Teleflex cables, horn and auto-foghorn, tank tenders on all 4 fuel tanks, overhead fan, windshield motors/wipers, Richie magnetic compass, teal color leather upholstery, screens aft windows and both doors.

Deck

  • Re-rigged mast, boom and upper deck safety lines. Safety lines totally removeable on port side to allow optional lifting of dinghy to top deck.
  • R&R'd mast and boom, refitted w. larger blocks, added manual winch
  • Belaying pins added, fore & aft, for dockline storage
  • SS bollard & saltwater washdown added to foredeck
  • Maxwell 1200 electric windlass with up and down footswitches, up/down toggle on helm
  • 425 ft. 7/16" (Galv. GR.40 I.S.O. Acco) chain; additional spare 200 ft. nylon line w. 30 ft. 3/8 BBB chain
  • Forfjord 40# steel anchor
  • 2 large black ball fenders
  • 2 leather Megafend (top-of-line) fender holders custom fit over LNVT caprail
  • SS 1 1/4" rails around transom
  • Two size-huge coolers on top deck will hold anything you can catch; we use them as deck lockers.
  • Top deck wired for freezer.
  • Sunbrella dodger/turtlehatch cover with screen added to cabintop (removeable)
  • Removeable screens for all windows & hatches
  • Custom Sunbrella canvas covers for pilothouse and all brightwork
  • Louvered vents and flat shelf added to lazarette.
  • SS stem plate
  • Teak deck well-maintained and silvered
  • Bottom paint maintained religiously: Interlux Micron CRC.
  • House has been repainted twice, maintained each spring and fall with complete cleaning, waxing and polishing.
  • Varnish: between 15 - 20 coats, maintained.
  • Kayak cradles on pilot house roof (April 2013).

Cabins

  • Saloon: Custom leather-upholstered (2) teak chairs & L-shape settee w storage under; Teak table (seats 1 - 6); new pleated, heat-reflective shades w teak valence at all windows; several added teak shelves & deep drawers. Louvred outboard storage lockers at sides. Windows removed and resealed and frames revarnished, walls checked for water leakage (none found), and repainted. Removeable custom Sunbrella dodger (see picture above) covers the turtle hatch when it's open so that even on rainy days there is good ventilation. Custom Sunbrella+screen for both aft door opening and hatch allows even further openness if it's buggy outside. Dodger allows full access to top deck from ladder.
  • Forward cabin: Queen bunk w custom tri-part innerspring mattress & 2" memory-foam topper; extra shelves over hanging locker, extra storage canvas bags along hull.
  • Red dot heater under hanging locker extended to piping under bunk space, to heat/dry under-bunk space when engine is running.
  • All lockers in both cabins have louvred doors for ventilation.
  • Overhead hatches have been removed and reseated, and coamings of both were routed (per builder Tom Chen's instructions) before re-seating.

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