The Wauquiez Hood 38 is one of Ted Hoods best designs. Heavily built and very seaworthy without sacrificing speed, making them extremely comfortable boats to be in at sea. The quality of build throughout the whole boat is excellent. The Hood 38 has a centerboard keel with 4'6" draft, giving her easy access to shallow cruising grounds. With centerboard down, you almost have 11-foot draft which makes for an excellent pointing ability. The current owners have taken excellent care of Kimla.
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Sloop with masthead rig, anodized aluminium mast and boom (1980) s/s rod standing rigging (2012) 2 x Lewmar #55 self-tailing sheet winches,
Located centrally aft of the saloon is the Perkins 4-108 50hp 3 cylinder diesel engine.
Accommodations includes 8 berths in 2 cabins. There is full standing (6ft+) headroom and good ventilation throughout. The forepeak has the traditional V berth with head & shower to port and locker to starboard. Moving aft the saloon has the drop-leaf table to starboard with U shape settees and bookshelves above. A full-length settee runs along the port side with an extra sleeping berth above with storage beneath. The galley lies to starboard with two burner gimballed cooker and oven, refrigerator and a stainless steel sink with pressurized water. To port is the nav station and chart table. Electrical board is under companionway stairs. The aft cabin leads back from the port side of the companionway where a second entry hatch into the cockpit.
Built in 1980 the Hood 38 is constructed of solid GRP laminates. The boat has a keel/centre board and draws 4' 6" board up and 10' 8" board down. The ballast is encapsulated behind a cut away forefoot. The decks are painted grey and white. Anti-fouled in Jan 2018.
Kimla has a Canadian registration and there are no known outstanding encumbrances.
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General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.