I'm getting ready to move and am giving away a Hartley 18 trailer sailer as she will not fit well in the next phase of my life.
She's been out of the water for ~10 years and shows all the signs of not changing blue tarps often enough, tho she was pretty well ventilated, tilted stern down with drain plugs out so I believe most damage is exterior/cosmetic except as noted below.
I値l try to head off negative comments by saying that I'm embarrassed by her present condition, but life, family, work & other pursuits got in the way of keeping in the water and well maintained.
Mostly built 1972 - 1975, first sailed 1978. Hull is 3/8 marine fir over Philippine mahogany frames/keelson, resorcinol glued/bronze ring nailed. Hull is epoxy vectra (polypropylene) sheathed. Deck is epoxy and vectra (as I recall) sheathed and cabin sides are epoxy/glass sheathed.
I believe the hull is in reasonably sound condition, I know of some minor rot in the transom/motor well framing, a small ding type of damage in one side that will require at least some filler/painting and may require minor ply replacement. All of the exterior trim wood is in poor shape, varnish peeled and there is some softness in some pieces. Oil based deck paint is cracking/peeling, but the sheathing underneath looks OK from the small area I looked at. Interior paint is peeling in places. CB is zinc flame sprayed steel.
Sitka spruce mast & boom were in good condition when stored under eves and garage 10 years ago.
3 sails; main, small working jib, roller furling genny, all should be in good + condition tho I haven't looked at them recently.
Trailer may be salvageable, but not currently road worthy - hitch coupler rusted out, condition of bearing & tires unknown. Trailer & boat would have to be taken out on car hauler trailer or similar.
No motor. No cushions.
Needs work/restoration but could again be a nice daysailer/pocket cruiser
Since I壇 like her to have some chance of being restored, I知 willing to give her away free to someone from the WoodenBoat community. If no one takes her by end of February or so, I値l list her Craigslist for a nominal sum.