1984 Ticon 30 $33,900.00
BOAT OWNER'S NOTES:
My Herreshoff designed TICON 30 is a fractional rig sloop, built in 1984 in Ontario, Canada.
Hull construction is hand lay-up fiberglass.
For the most part, The Canadian T-30's were produced on a per-order basis.
Many were semi-custom boats with special colors and optional interior modifications.
An estimated (35) T-30's were produced during the tenure of Ticon Yachts.
My TICON 30 has most of the optional features–some not available on later versions.
It was made for the high end market and is of outstanding quality.
A mechanic that serviced my boat told me that a mark of "quality" boat is that they are made to be serviced easily.
The engine on the TICON 30 is accessible by removing the companionway ladder and a side panel.
Over the years engine parts were serviced/replaced and the engine alignment was checked and adjusted periodically.
I have kept an engine log to record hours of use and mechanical service.
The TICON 30 has a lot of volume for a 30, and performs well under sail with 4,250 of ballast in her lead shoal draft keel.
It is equipped with an 18 horse power Volvo diesel engine, 18 gallon fuel tank, and two 30 gallon water storage tanks.
The transmission was rebuilt several years ago at considerable cost.
The boat comes with handcrafted mahogany and ash davits holding a rowing/sailing "nutshell" pram that is only several years old.
The "Nutshell Pram" design was sold by "Woodenboat" magazine.
The boat also comes with a mahogany and ash boom gallows.
I chose the TICON 30 because I can handle and sail it by myself.
It has a "T" shaped cockpit with a teak commander type wheel which is in easy reach of the sheet winches without having passengers move out of the way while under sail.
It is equipped with an auto pilot so that, when operating it alone, I can walk around on its wide decks while under power or sail.
The fractional rig is good for single handed sailing because most of the sail plan is in the large main sail which can be easily controlled in heavy air with the greatest mechanical advantage.
Both the jib and main sail can be raised, lowered, and controlled from the cockpit.
It is equipped with an internal jiffy reef system.
The boat points and sails well in light air, and is stiff, steady, and forgiving in heavy air.
Pointing is made easier by use of a custom made main sheet traveler.
The boat was built with a keel stepped mast.
In 1997, I commissioned the Annapolis naval architect firm, Kaufman and Associates, to design a modification to the boat so that the mast could be lowered and raised.
The design was brought to a fabricator, and completed and installed under the architect's supervision.
The boat can transit under low bridges.
A power winch was installed so that the mast can be easily raised in about 45 seconds.
I had the boat modified in this way so that I could use my slip which is on the wrong side of a fixed bridge that has a clearance of 25 feet.
This feature also allows me to work on the mast from a dock.
I raise and lower the mast by myself on a routine basis.
The power winch can also be used to raise sails and heavy or firmly held anchors.
The U shaped galley is equipped with a double stainless steel sink, two insulated ice boxes, a non pressurized alcohol stove, ample storage draws and cabinets, and a pressurized hot and cold water system.
I consider the non pressurized alcohol stove to be safer than either the pressurized alcohol or natural pressurized gas systems.
It is simple, easy to use and works well.
The interior is roomy, well ventilated with opening ports, has a soft touch headliner, and is fitted out with a generous amount of teak.
It comes with a teak bulkhead mounted dining table.
The brochure notes that the boat has seven four inch foam berths.
This is true, but as a practical matter it is very workable with four friendly adults. and perhaps two or three children.
The head is fully enclosed, and equipped with a sink, and shower attachment.
The hull has never had blistering.
Some years ago I had the boatyard remove the hard anti-fouling bottom paint which had become thick and started to peel.
This provided an opportunity to have a barrier coat applied before repainting with an ablative anti-fouling paint.
The hull and deck have been professionally inspected several times by a surveyor and found to be in excellent condition.
The vessel is documented.
Because the boat was built in Canada, I had a Maryland Congressman put a rider on a maritime bill allowing the vessel documentation to be changed so the boat can be used in coast-wise trade in US waters.
However the boat has never been used commercially.
My wife, Lois, and I are in our seventies.
We know the time has come when we must part with the "Lois T" We will be very sad to sell it, but would feel a little better if it was purchased by someone that would maintain and enjoy it as we have.
The boat has been good to us and can be confidently sailed off shore.
Call Jerry @ 410-573-1833
Contact Name: Jerry
Contact Phone: 410-573-1833
Engine Count: Single
Engine Hours: low
Hull Material: Glass
Condition: Very Good
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