North Star is a shining example of Murray Peterson's Coastal Cruiser design. Built in Camden, ME the boat underwent a significant rebuild in 2002. The current owner purchased the boat in 2003 and has provided North Star with excellent annual care. A 2017 Paul Haley survey is available upon request.
North Star is in Falmoth, MA available for viewing.
Name: North Star
Builder: Malcolm Brewer, Camden Shipbuilding in Camden, Maine
Year Built: 1962 / Rebuilt: 2002
LOD: 36' 6"
LWL: 29' 1"
Beam: 11' 6"
Draft: 5' 10"
Gross Ton: 10
Net Ton: 8
Topsides: Carvel Planked Mahogany
Bottom: Carvel Planked Mahogany
Stem: Clipper bow with Oak stem (new 2002)
Stern: Transom stern
Frames: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" Steam bent Oak on 10" centers
Floor Timbers: 1-3/4" Oak sided on 10" centers
Fasteners: 2-1/4" x 14 Bronze screws and copper anchor fast nails
Deck Beams: 1-1/2" x 1-3/4" on 11" centers
Decks: Caulked and laid teak
Keel: Full keel of oak with iron ballast
All keel bolts replaced with Monel in 2002 and 2003.
Deck Layout: Two deck houses over the main and forward cabins, each with two bronze openings, and separated by a bridge deck over the midships engine room. The two deck house roofs are sheathed in Dynal. The forward cabin has a butterfly opening skylight.
Fittings and Equipment:
Deck Hardward: Cast Bronze
Steering Gear: Worm gear with reverse wheel
Wind-vane Steering: Hydrovane auxiliary-rudder system mounted to transom
- Working Anchor: 45lb Plow (CQR) w/ 150' of 3/8" BBB chain followed by 150' 3-strand 5/8" nylon rope
-Secondary Anchor: 50lb Fisherman w/ 150' of 3/8" BBB chain followed by 150' 3-strand 5/8" nylon rope
-Storm Anchor: 75lb Fisherman w/ 50' of 3/8" BBB chain followed by 200' 3-strand 3/4" nylon rope on drum
Anchor Windlass: Horizontal manual windlass and vertacle 12-V ideal windlass
Small Boat: 8' Lapstreak yacht tender
Navigation and Electronics:
Autopilot: Raymarine ST6001 controller w/ Type 2 rotary drive and Type 400G Autopilot Computer and fluxgate compass
The rotary drive is sheltered in the aft lazaretto and drive the aft end of the Edson Worm steering gear
Radio: ICOM IC-M56
GPS: Raymarine Raystar 125 plus GPS sensor
AIS: Raymarine 250 receiver
Sirius XM Audio and Weather Receiver: Raymarine SR150
Boat Speed / Distance / Depth Finder: Raymarine ST 60 Tridata
Wind and Speed: Raymarine ST 60 Wind
Navigation Multi-Function Display: Raymarine C120
Mounted on swing arm inside main cabin companion way, when swung easily visible to helms person. Networked to GPS antenna, wind, depth, speed, AIS and Autopilot.
Compass: Ritchie 5" Superyacht in cockpit binnacle / Danforth berth telltale
Horn: Handheld freon canister
Running Lights: 12-V DC
Anchor Light: Kerosene / Hoistable 12-V LED
Deck Lights: Foredeck, Maindeck and Cockpit LED lights on mainmast and crosstrees
Storage Batteries: Engine: 2 12-V Deep Cycle AGM / House: 2 12-V 8-D AGM
Lighting System: 12-V DC Ships Service
Battery Installation: In Fiberglass lined Wood Box
Wiring: Multi-stranded PVC jacketed copper wire
Switchboard: 12-V Circuit breaker panel fed via MVP switch
Circuit Breaker: 12-V DC
Engine: Westerbeke / 44 B Four / 124877-E708
Installed new in summer 2008, and at layup in fall 2017 had 774 hours. Annually serviced, no issues with starting or performance in those 10 seasons.
No. Cyls: 4
Speed: aprx. 6kt
Engine Bed: Oak
Engine Cooling: Closed Fresh Water
Fuel Pump: 12-V
Bowls: 3NG Filter
Exhaust Silencer: Stand Pipe
Cooled: Raw Water
Exhaust Line: Cooper pipe and hose
Engine Alternator: Balman Series 6 / 12-V Alternator rated at 150 amps
Charging regulator is a Balmer Max Charge 614 supplying the house battery bank, with Balmer DuoCharge unit to charge the engine starting battery bank.
A manual bridging switch can parallel the house and starting battery to boost cranking power, or to more efficiently charge the engine battery than the duo charge.
Propeller: Feathering 3 Blade Luke installed 2013 / Reconditioned 2017 / Spare fixed blade 17"D x 10"P prop in storage
Propeller Shafts: Stainless Steel - new 2017
Bearings: Pillow new 2017
Rudder: Keel Hung - wood
Bilge Pumps: Two Rule 2000 units installed. Each wired to its own Rule Super Switch, with control switches in main cabin visible from the cockpit through the companionway. Spare Rule 2000 pump and float switch aboard
Pumps: Manual hand in galley / hand held fresh water
Toilet: Wilcox Crittenden Type 51 Manual head w/ holding tank
Through Hull Fittings: Bronze Seacocks
No. and Capacity: 2 x 50 Gallons fit to hull
Material: Stainless steel
Filling Lines and Vents: Fuel rated fill hose - Copper vent
Additional Fuel or Flammables: Kerosene
Water Tanks, No. & Capacity: 1-50 Gal
Location: Starboard engine room
Material: Stainless steel
Holding Tanks, No & Capacity: 1-EST 10
Location: Port engine room
Gray Water Tank, No. & Capacity: 1 8 Gallon
Location: Starboard of engine
Mast & Rigging
Mast: Foremast & Main Mast or Douglas Fir
Booms: All Fir
Standing Rigging: Stainless Steel wire with spliced ends and all seized
Running Rigging: Dacron 3 Strand
2012 sails by Nat Wilson, East Boothbay, ME and 2007 sails by Bohndell Sailmakers, Rockport, ME
Fore Topsail (2012)
Main Topsail (2012)
Jib Topsail (2012)
Fore Course (2007)
Additional Older and Miscellaneous Sails:
Light Air full Yankee Jib Topsail
Stove: Taylor s Model 030L Kerosene Brass Stove (2 burner top and 1 burner oven) w/ 1.5 Gallon pressurized supply tank in engine room. Stove new 2015.
Refrigeration: Top loading fiberglass lined ice box with engine driven sea frost refrigeration unit