|By my tape the "580" is closer to 5.9m or a bit over 19'. It is semi enclosed forward of the mast to give some shelter for gear or kids. |
Many years ago I sailed in the Richmond River sailing club and it kept up with the much longer Rl24s. It is self draining with moulded GRP interior with built in bouyancy between the inner and outer shell. I suspect the cast iron swing centerboard is off the RL24s which consequently gives a high ballast/weight ratio. It is a very nice boat to sail. Last year I cruised it up the inside of Fraser island. This has given me the inspiration to do more cruising. Consequently I am looking for a cruising boat with beds and the Status is going up for sale.
I am asking $5,750 with trailer and 4hp Mariner. The outboard pushes it along nicely at half throttle. More throttle gives a lot of noise but little increase in speed.
It tows nicely and easily behind my 1990 3.0Liter Nissan Skyline.
My phone is 0266 867 175