Saturday, January 6, 2018

SOLD!!!! Salt Whistle is for sale! $39,500 OBO!

We have made the extremely difficult decision to move back to land and sell our beloved Salt Whistle.

She was a wonderful floating home and took us on many adventures over the past 5 years.  We sailed from the Virgin Islands and island hopped our way down the Caribbean chain to Grenada and back, stopping at nearly every island along the way.  We made many improvements and added lots of extras (over $30,000 worth) during our time as owners of Salt Whistle to add to her safety, comfort, and convenience.  We are hoping for a quick sale, asking only $39,500.

Here are some of the improvements and upgrades we have made to Salt Whistle:

• Engine - We removed the 1985 Volvo Penta MD-30A, cleaned and painted the engine room, and replaced it with a Beta 50hp. Current hours – 210 hrs.
• New propeller
• Hoses - Replaced raw water hose & some exhaust hose.
• Steering- Rebuilt hydraulic steering.
• Fuel system - Installed new fuel hoses & Mr. Gasket electric fuel pump with ability to transfer fuel from tank to tank and polish fuel through Racor 500FG Turbine Series fuel filter/water separator.
• Lighting installed in engine room

• 8 ft Caribe RIB
• 9 ft Avon soft bottom collapsible dinghy
• 8hp Yamaha 2 stroke outboard
• 5hp Mercury 2 stroke outboard

• Windlass - Ordered new parts & rebuilt.
• Railing - Had Bruce at the machine shop (Independent Boat Yard, St. Thomas) custom make our stainless steel railing. Bought hardware & fasteners. Installed it from mid-ship aft on both sides to mount our new solar panels.
• Outboard rail mount
• Magma grill
• Swim ladder - Had Bruce at the IBY machine shop weld and strengthen our swim ladder.
• Anchor chain & rode - Bought 200ft of chain. 150ft of chain on main anchor and 50ft chain plus 150ft rode on secondary anchor.
• Anchor upgrade - Bought Mantus 65 lb anchor to use as primary anchor. 

• Running rigging - Replaced all running rigging.
• Genoa - Brought Genoa to Joe at Quantum Sails in St. Thomas to replace sacrificial sun cover.
• Had Genoa re-stitched in Grenada
• Bought new (used) mainsail & mizzen sail from Bacon Sails in Annapolis
• Lazy jacks and sailbag on mainsail

• Replaced both heads with Jabsco heads
• Replaced all hoses and clamps

• Bilge pumps
• New float switches

• New VHF Radio with cockpit microphone
• AIS receiver and transponder

• 6 x 6-volt golf cart battery bank wired in parallel and series
• Battery charger
• Solar panels - 600 watts
• New shore power cord and 50-30amp pigtail
• Inverter - Xantrex Prowatt 2000
• AIR Breeze Marine Wind Turbine (not installed)

• GPS - Garmin 741xs
• GPS linked to AIS and VHF

• Life raft - Zodiac 6 person offshore
• EPIRB - ACR GlobalFix Pro
• Life jackets
• Fire extinguishers
• Fire blanket
• Smoke detectors

• Refrigeration - Rebuilt refrigeration boxes & installed
• Propane solenoid - Installed Seward solenoid to prevent potential gas leaks inside of boat.
• Pressure cooker - To save time & money cooking. Use less propane & quickly cook beans, potatoes, & more.
• Dishes

• New salon and nav station cushions with new foam & upholstery.

• Solar vents - Installed solar vents in both heads to improve air circulation.
• Fans - Replaced old fans with energy efficient Caframo fans.
• Air conditioner - We got a little energy efficient window unit. Mainly for use at docks with lots of bugs and little wind.

• Book shelf - Built an oak bookshelf into the fold down table in the salon.
• Shelving - Stained and varnished small shelves and installed in heads and salon.

• TV - Installed small flat screen TV in salon, and mounted on Cheetah movable bracket.
• Bluetooth sound bar for TV or music.
• Speakers - Installed speakers in aft cabin.

• Installed watermaker - Katadyn 1.5 gallon per hour – needs service. Full rebuild kit in forward cabin.
• Water jerry cans - five 5 gallon scepter cans.

• Hand tools
• Power tools

• Washing machine – Manatee – aft head
• Printer – HP
• Shop vac
• Ryobi dust buster
• Fishing equipment - Hand reel & Net
• Deck brush
• Boat hook

Please contact Skeeter at (340) 244-3851 or email him at with any questions or to make an appointment to look at Salt Whistle.