Hartley TS 21 “A Work in Progress –
Hull complete, glassed painted white
Cabin sides insitu–extended cabin
Cabin beams laminated, Cockpit case in, Daggerboard and Rudder
No internal fitout
Selling for materials cost only: $4250.00
Located Penola, South Australia
Contact Ashley 0417 872 863
Hartley TS 21…. Rhapsody
Much loved Hartley TS21 ‘Rhapsody’ offered for sale.
After 13 years of bringing pleasure to its current owners, Rhapsody needs to find a new home. She is reluctantly being advertised for sale due to health issues.
Rhapsody is a very comfortable example of these tried and tested strong, stable and forgiving timber yachts superbly built by Harry Oakley in 1980. She is an extended cabin version. She is fitted with a pop top with clip on fabric sides with mesh inserts providing 1.8m standing headroom resulting in a voluminous interior. The pop-top enables plenty of flow through ventilation for those warm balmy nights.
She is set up for cruising ideal for a couple but can accommodate more with berths for 4. With cruising in mind, she is complete with a 2 burner metho stove; stainless steel sink with drainer supplied with fresh and sea water; a 50-litre fresh water bladder; a built-in Waeco 5-day ice box with drain to a bilge bladder; a porta-potti; folding table and generous amount of storage in cupboards & drawers.
Above deck Rhapsody’s cruising setup continues. Her rig is simple but efficient with stainless steel rigging supporting her mast-head configuration. The mast can be easily raised and lowered by one person (no winching needed) and can be ready to go within half an hour of arriving at the ramp. An anchor well at the bow houses a suitably sized Danforth anchor with chain & rope warp and a second smaller Danforth anchor & rope warp are housed in one of two lazarette lockers aft.
Her sail wardrobe consists of a relatively new fully battened, loose footed mainsail and No. 2 (working) jib both from the loft of Peter Green sails. In addition to the above Rhapsody’s sail wardrobe comprises the following:-
§ Storm jib;
§ Furling staysail;
A secure stainless-steel pulpit and pushpit adorn her bow and stern. Lifelines once fitted have been removed but are still available and can be re-installed easily if desired. The majority of lines are led aft to the secure self-draining cockpit which can accommodate 6 in comfort.
A 9.9hp Evinrude long shaft 2 stroke transom hung outboard provides auxiliary power and charges the battery when in use.
Rhapsody sits on a galvanised steel tandem tilt-trailer with disc override brakes and slipper leaf spring suspension. An electric winch assists in retrieving her from the water. All 4 tyres and the spare are only a couple of seasons old. The trailer is nicely balanced and tows superbly.
Always kept under a tarpaulin cover. The first to see will buy this superb example of this classic iconic trailer sailer.
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