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Chesapeake prior name Pterodactyl is hull # 4 of 7 Evelyn 42′ racing sailboats built by Bob Evelyn of Formula Yachts of Groton CT in the 1980’s. In 1995 Her keel was replaced with a Dobroth hollow stainless steel fin keel with lead bulb of 5500 lbs. increasing displacement to 12900lbs. In 2003 the motor and drive shaft were moved further aft out of the keel disturbed water also adding a Saildrive which further enhanced performance.
Before moving to the Chesapeake Bay, she participated in a full race schedule on the Great Lakes including weekly races, MAC Races ( Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac) winning class and 10th overall in addition to PHRF where she took overall Detroit season champion.
Chesapeake can be a winner, built as a heavy air “reacher” she loves big air!
USA Sail # 73273
Boarding Chesapeake from the starboard aft you will notice a huge cockpit area seating 6 or more with tiller steering and convenient access to winches. One can easily move forward on wide port and starboard decks with life lines that have had their stations re-engineered for a wider foot for increased stability. Discontinuous rod rigging was removed and repaired as necessary in 2019 as was the mast. A complete Ockam Racing System displays are mounted on the cockpit forward bulkhead and at the base of the mast for convenient viewing by helmsman, navigator and crew.
The hatch for entry to the salon / interior is large with large steps. The steps’ base double as an engine box cover. The interior is stripped for racing with open bulkheads forward and aft forming 5 compartments/cabins. Then compartment aft of the stairs has 4 pipe births, a head and sail storage. Aft of this is a storage space / lazaret with 2 overhead hatches. Forward of the cockpit steps is roomy port and starboard seating that could be berths. Next, toward toward the bow, on the port is a cabinet for hanging halyard storage, and additional storage cabinets to starboard. Next is the bow compartment that is open for storage with overhead hatch.
USSA Standard: LOA 42.4; LOW 36; Beam 12.5; Draft 7.42; Displacement 10,800 lbs.
Measured: LOA 42.4 LOW 36.2; Beam 12.77; Draft 8.33; Displacement 12,900 lbs.
Mast / Rig Data
Mast Builder: Hall
Type: aluminum mast with three sets of spreader with discontinuous rod rigging
Rig was out of boat in 2010 and 2019 checked and repaired as needed.
Measured by Doyle Sales in Hampton VA in August of 2010
I = 52
Topping Lift = 115′ to Maxi Braid Plus by Yale 7/2016
Spinner Halyard to port red = 160′ Maxi Braid Plus by Yale 7/2016
Spinner Halyard to starboard green = 160′ Maxi Braid Plus by Yale 7/2016
Jib halyard blue = 150′ Crystalyne by Yale 7/2017
Main halyard Gray = 150′ Crystalyne by Yale 7/2017
Upwind Sails Date New Condition
Doyle 1 11/2010 OK
Doyle 2 11/2010 OK
Doyle 3 12/2019 GOOD
North Sales 4 6/2007 OK
Doyle Main 11/2010 OK
05oz AirX 05/2011 OK
North Sails A5 Good
Doyle A-2 .75oz 07/2013 OK
Doyle A-3 1.5oz 07/2013 OK
Sails were measured in August 2010 any sail sale bigger than PHRF rules was removed from inventory carried on board. New Sails were ordered in September of 2010 from Doyle Sails in Hampton VA. Measurements used were: I-52, J-16.60, P- 46.00, E-18, and SPL-16
Complete Ockam racing system
4 mast displays
4 cockpit displays
Port and Starboard speedo’s
B&G wind instruments
Interior navigation station monitor
Yanmar inboard diesel model 3GM30 27 HP HOURS UNKNOWN
Volvo Penta Saildrive 110S was installed in 2003 when the engine was moved further aft to get prop out of the keel disturbed water flow.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.