Hallberg-Rassy 31 Monsun for sale

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Janna under sail with reefing jib and old mainsail

 

Contact

Email: syjanna@gmail.com

Phone (Malaysia): +60122513997

Skype: klubkonet or syjanna

1  We call her Janna

…as in arabic al’janna, which means “garden” as in the “Garden of Eden”…

You won’t need to spend months in a boat-yard. You can go cruising immediately, because we are cruising right now on this boat. You can step aboard as we step off.

We take a good care of our little boat. She’s a lovely home and a great performer at sea.

The equipment is minimalistic, but we rarely wished for more. We’ve put a lot of thought into transforming Janna into a cozy, but utilitarian vessel.

It is our home and an office.

We are the third owners and we are selling Janna for family reasons.

1.1      Significant features

These are the most important features that make Janna what she is (see more below).

She is a perfect home for a couple, however, four people will find comfortable berths on board. Two on the V-berth and two in the cabin. The cabin settee cushions fit nicely in the cockpit and you will spend many a night there.

1.1.1      Minimized routes for water ingress

We have kept only 3 seacocks (out of 10) – one for the seawater intake, one for the galley, which doubles as a port cockpit scupper drain, and one for the second cockpit scupper drain.

1.1.2      Confortable and safe galley, lots of storage space

The galley is well designed and we have never had water coming through the galley sink, even in foul weather. Two large storage lockers are right next to the galley sink.

We have converted the quarter-berth into another locker accessible from the cockpit and made special drains which keep the lockers dry in all weather.

We have also made a heavy-duty rail guard for the stove and the pots stay put even in bad weather. In really bad weather we cook in a pressure cooker (our most useful utensil).

There are two 5kg aluminum LPG cylinders on the deck. They usually last two and half months – but we cook a lot and bake regularly. The LPG is carried via a single high-pressure hose, thus minimizing the points of failure.

1.1.3      Efficient rigging

Previous owner added a strong 3’ stainless-steel bowsprit and a roller furling genoa. This allows for extremely easy wing and wing setup for downwind passages. The genoa is a real workhorse.

There is an inner forestay for hank on sails: light genoa for light winds and short tacking and reefing jib, which doubles as a storm jib. There’s another spare jib.

The virtually frictionless Cape Horn windvane will steer the boat on any point of sail, including downwind even in light winds. Maintenance is a piece of cake.

Halyards lead to the cockpit. This is great for single-handlers or your partner who can remain in the safety and comfort of the cockpit during the sail changes.

Only hank-on jib halyard ends at the mast, which makes it easy for the crew handling the jibs to control the sail. Occasionally we have used also a downhaul for the jibs, which makes pulling the sails down in strong winds safer.

We have ordered new large mainsail, with extended roach, as well as very light hank-on genoa. Both sails provide extra power and make short tacking in light winds very enjoyable.

1.1.4      Substantial ground tackle

Since we bought a 20kg Rocna, we’ve never dragged, even on a shorter scope. The chain is of prime quality, made by Acco. There are two more CQRs, spare piece of chain and about 200m of three-strand lines.

1.1.5      Spacious and save cockpit

A folding table fits in the cockpit and six people can enjoy a dinner in reasonable comfort. The cockpit is relatively deep and you will feel save even in foul conditions.

The cockpit sole can be lifted, which provides a great access to the engine room, which makes regular maintenance so much more enjoyable. Engine can be easily lifted out of the boat using the boom.

1.1.6      Everything is well documented

You can see our adventures and most work done on Janna on our blog http://www.klubko.net/en/ (or the Czech version which is more complete).

You can also visit our Google+ albums and click through to see the details.

 

2        Specification

Manufactured 1974
Hull no 57
Engine Volvo Penta, D1-30A, 1100 hours, commissioned 2006
Engine output (kW / HP) 20.9/28.4
Hull length 9.36 m / 30′ 9″ (+ cca 3’ bowsprit)
Length water line 7.50 m / 24′ 8″
Beam 2.87 m / 9′ 5″
Draft 1.40 m / 4′ 7″
Mast above waterline ~12m
Diesel tank 120 litres / 32 US gallon (+ 3x20l good quality jerry cans)
Water tank 160 litres / 43 US gallon (+ about 60l in assorted jerry cans)
Displacement 4 200 kg / 9 250 lbs
Keel weight 1 900 kg / 4 200 lbs
Thickness freeboard ~ 10mm
Thickness hull ~ 20mm
Thickness keel ~ 25mm

 

3        Equipment and improvements

Item                                            Year Details
Boom gallows 2013 Teak timber and SS 316 tubing. Provides great holding for crew on watch and a rest for boom while at port.
Bottom paint 2014 International Primocon + Micron Extra
Bulkheads 2014 Retabbed (re-glassed) to the hull using epoxy resin and fiberglass mat
Cockpit awning 2007 Large awning made of Sunbrella Plus for use in port
Cockpit coamings 2013 New teak for cockpit coaming under the winches.
Cockpit teak 2012 Rebuilt the teak in the cockpit, created a new locker. Added scuppers under the locker lids (2013).
Depth sounder 2009 Raymarine ST40 Bidata. Mounted inside of the hull for easy maintenance. Speed log included, but not installed.
Energy – batteries 2013 N70 starter battery, 225Ah house batteries (2x Trojan T-105 Plus). Charged separately via isolator switch.
Energy – solar panel ? 2x 75 Watt with ProStar regulator, solid source of energy
Energy – wind generator ? Air-X Marine. Great source of energy in stronger winds
Energy – wiring 2012, 2013 All tinned, marine grade wire (with very few exceptions). Bow navigation lights and wiring completely replaced in 2014
Engine 2006 Volvo Penta D1-30A, stern drive, three blade fixed propeller, 115A alternator
Engine – bed and mounts 2014 New Vetus K50 mounts and substantially reinforced engine bed
Engine – exhaust raiser 2011 SS 316, muffles sound and prevents water ingress
Engine – heat exchanger 2011 Replaced due to corrosion, caused by original faulty installation, which was resolved by the new exhaust raiser.
Engine – jerry cans 3x 20l high quality jerry cans for easy refueling
Engine – packing gland 2014 Replaced with original Volvo Penta part
Engine – prop shaft 2014 New shaft, SS304 1” and new cutlass bearing
Engine – seawater pump 2013 Replaced with original Volvo Penta part
Forward hatch 2012 New acrylic and gaskets
Galley – LPG 2009 2x 5kg Worthington horizontal aluminum cylinders mounted on the deck below the dinghy and connected with high pressure hose with only single connection bellow deck
Ground tackle new 2009
  • Acco Grade 40 Hot-Dip Galvanized High-Test Chain 5/16”, 65m + 35m (spare stored in the cockpit locker)
  • Rocna 20kg. Never dragged since we got her!
Ground tackle older ?
  • Manual windlass Lofrans Royal
  • Spare chain 10m
  • 2x 15lbs CQR anchors
  • Small Danforth for dinghy
Interior painting 2014 Ceiling, lockers, engine room
Life-line stanchions 2014 Replaced new, SS 316, more space on deck, no leaks, easy cleaning
Non-skid 2013 New non-skid on deck, International Perfection and Intergrip. Three overcoats: does not slip while kind to your bare knees.
Navigation –  paper charts Various Mostly SE Asia
Navigation 2009
  • 2x handheld Garmin GPS
  • Astra IIIB Sextant
Portlights 2012 Replaced gaskets. Very easy maintenance.
Rigging – blocks 2009
  • Most blocks replaced with Harken, couple of spares.
  • Mainsheet tackle 6:1 (Harken H2618 + H2604) and mainsail halyard 2:1 for easy handling
Rigging – bobstay 2014
  • SS 316 bobstay attachment
  • 8mm SS 316 wire rope 1×19
  • Sta-lok terminals
Rigging – chainplates 2013 Replaced all (but forestay) chainplates with new made of SS 316
Rigging – cleats 2013
  • All six cleats replaced with SS 316 cleats and substantial backing plate added
  • 2 Spinlock cam cleats for halyard in the cockpit (2012)
Rigging – running 2009 Cousin, mostly 10mm, all in great condition

  • Two sets of jib sheets
  • Genoa sheets
  • Mainsheet
  • Spinnaker sheets
  • Lots of spare lines
Rigging – standing 2009
  • Sta-Lok terminals
  • Sta-Lok 7mm 316 wire rope 1×19
Rigging – twin boomvang 2009 Blocks and lines. Works great as an instant preventer. Easily controlled from cockpit.
Roller reefing ? Furlex Mk II, in great shape, wire rope checked 2014/3
Safety – harnesses 2013 2 self-inflatable life jackets with harnesses
Safety – cabin sole 2013 New mahogany-like vinyl sole that just does not slip
Safety – fire extinguishers  2009 2 Kidde extinguishers
Safety – leecloths 2013 There is no quarter berth, but off-watch crew sleeps comfortably behind a lee-cloth on either side of the saloon.
Safety – lifejackets ? 2 lifejackets
Safety – navigation lights 2009 Three navigations lights and mast top anchor and tricolor light
Sailing dinghy 2009 Walker Bay 8’ with sailing rig and oars, stowed on the coach roof under the boom. Easily lowered or hoisted with a 4:1 tackle attached to the main halyard.
Sails – new 2013 100% hank-on reefing jib, UK Halsey (commissioned 2009, rarely used)135% 5oz light wind hank-on genoa, crosscut TNF Dacron, 26.18 m2, UK HalseyMainsail – crosscut 7.2oz TNF Dacron, large roach, full battens, loose foot, 3 reefs, 22.34 m2, UK Halsey
Sails – older cca 2005
  • 135% Genoa – roller-reefing, Rolley Tasker, 7oz, 31sqm
  • Spinnaker (+ spinnaker pole)
  • Gennaker
Self-steering – electrical 2014 Simrad tiller pilot, low power consumption, very reliable
Self-steering – windvane 2012 Cape Horn, www.capehorn.com
Sewing machine ? Old straight-stich household Singer capable of handling most canvas on Janna
Spare parts A lot of stuff. Gusher 10 repair kit, wide range or bolts and screws, heat exchanger thermostat, belts, various propane fittings, spare hose from cylinders to the stove and more
Stove 2009 Force 10, four-burner with added heavy-duty rail guard. Not gimbaled, but with larger pot or pressure-cooker works great even in heavy weather.
Toilet Failsafe bucket ‘n’ chuck it system. Original mounting platform has been preserved and toilet can be easily installed during a haul-out.
Toolbox(es) 2009-2014 Everything the boat needs: mechanical, electrical (including large crimper for battery cables), engine, basic woodworking, lots of nuts and bolts and miscellaneous spare parts for various repairs
Topsides 2014 International Perfection two-part polyurethane, white
VHF ?
  • Mounted Sailor RT2048 – with an old telephone like receiver which makes communication so much easier even in cockpit with engine on
  • Handheld – Raymarine 101 with charger (2009)
  • Spare new Navman VHF 7100 with DSC, not installed
VHF – AIS ? GME GX558A, converted into an AIS receiver. Connects to a computer via USB.
Ventilation 2013 Watertight Air-onlyhttp://www.air-onlyventilators.com/air-only-dorade

 

Extras:

  • Engine shop manual and parts catalogue (both printed and digital)
  • Manuals for all essential equipment (printed or digital)
  • Lots of spare lines, new and old

We will gladly deliver the boat on reasonable terms to a reasonably distant location :)

 

Get in touch if you are interested.

Email: syjanna@gmail.com

Phone (Malaysia): +60122513997

Skype: klubkonet or syjanna

Subic Bay

After arriving to the yacht club, we were met by the marina employees. They told us to come to the office to sign some papers and also helped the owner of the small speed boat, that towed us in, argue for his reward.

“This boat is private, you must pay now. It’s 5000 pesos (120 USD).”

“The tow was organized by the port control and tomorrow they will want us to pay once again. We don’t want to pay twice. Couldn’t we wait till tomorrow, we pay the guys from the port control and they will then pay the speedboat owner for his service,” suggested Petr.

In the end it was agreed that we will pay immediately and the marina office will write us a receipt, that we could show the officials at the port control the next day. At least we now had a rough idea how much they could ask for the tow, i.e. we knew what was the highest price we would be willing to pay. We sent the marina workers back to their office saying that we will come once we organize ourselves and the boat.

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We Had Enough of Life in Public

We’ve left Kaohsiung, at least for few days. We couldn’t stand the place anymore. We had enough of our life in public. It was on our minds for quite some time now, but there was always an excuse or two, which stopped us from leaving. True, our berth in Kaohsiung is really convenient. Everything is within the reach of a hand. Food, tools, material for the never ending repairs. In fact, we don’t have that much to do anymore and for what we still want to do, we have everything we need. Janna’s waterline had risen a bit already. After all we have loaded 30l of paint and epoxy, rest of wood that we still could use in the future, 20l of backup diesel.

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Most important reason for getting out of Kaohsiung is that we are starting to forget what silence sounds like. We do live in the Chinese society, so there it shouldn’t be surprising that there’s a bit more noise. The Chinese are by nature playfully noisy, which is cute and most people are just unbelievably friendly, but we grew up on the Bohemian meadows, groves and peripheries of small Czech towns, we simply need a good helping of silence and quiet.

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Getting a new mainsail from Hong Kong

The approaching deadline for two translations, which we accepted recently, and the weather, which is going bonkers, made us bite the bullet and once again board a plane to Hong Kong. The main goal of the trip was to bring our new mainsail, which was waiting for us at the UK Halsey loft, extend our Taiwanese visa and pick up my diploma, which was stored for a couple of months at some binder deep in the bureaucratic jungle of Hong Kong.

Jana and luggage

Jana and luggage


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Portlights on Hallberg-Rassy 31 Monsun

The most dreaded item on our TODO list is finally crossed off. The portslights on our Hallberg-Rassy 31 Monsun probably had the original gaskets and all the windows had leaks, some leaked a lot. We were really afraid to remove them, because there was a lot of aluminum corrosion, salt sediments, etc. What if we can’t put them back again?

To get us some time, we finally made storm covers from 1/2″ acrylic sheets, trimmed with thick gasket. The storm cover is held over the broken windows by two or three supports that are placed across the window opening. It works quite well and is easy to deploy. When we removed the first window, we had the storm cover ready in case of a rain.

Storm covers with temporary plywood supports

Storm covers with temporary plywood supports

Detail of backing plate mounting

Detail of backing plate mounting

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Aboard Alone

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Another Uneventful (sic) Week Aboard

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27.4.2012 Never Set Sail on Friday!

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Saying good-bye to Kaohsiung

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5-9.7.2009 Philippines to Hong Kong and What Followed

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1-5.7.2009 Puerto Princessa – Bolinao

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