Hunter Horizon 23 for sale

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Make
Hunter
Price
£7,995
Year
1991
LOA
7 m
Engine Make
Yamaha
Beam
2.59 m
Engine Model
5CS
Draft Max
0.94 m
Engine Count
1
Keel
Twin Keel
Fuel
unleaded
Hull Material
Fiberglass
Location
Instow
Boat Type
Sail
RB Ref
RB133990

About this Hunter Horizon 23

A compact family cruiser, the Hunter Horizon 23 offers a comfortable interior with very good sailing ability, and particularly easy handling, with a fractional rig with self-tacking jib. The Horizon 23 packs an amazing amount of space into a small and hence cheap to moor hull. A river mooring in North Devon is available with the boat if required.

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Build

Built in 1990 by Hunter Boats UK to designs by David Thomas, and completed in 1991
White GRP hull and superstructure with blue styling stripes.
Twin cast iron bilge ballast keels.
Moulded in non slip to decks and cockpit.
Self draining anchor locker.
Tiller steering with lifting transom hung rudder.
Aft self draining cockpit with storage lockers.
Wintered ashore annually.

Mechanical And Electricals

Yamaha 5CS  2-stroke
Engine controls are by Morse gear controlled by a lever in the cockpit.
Starting is by recoil cord.
Serviced annually
The “Inboard Outboard” engine is stowed horizontally  in the port cockpit locker. It is mounted on rails so that it can be moved aft on its rollers and tilted into the upright position.  The propeller and shaft then project into the sea through an opening under the port quarter. The engine is locked in its up or down position by split pins through holes drilled in the rails.

ELECTRICS
Battery charging cable plugged into the forward bulkhead of the engine locker.
12v battery
Charged by engine charging coil and solar panel

FUEL SYSTEM
Fuel is supplied by hose through a snap-in connector on the engine from a 22l Plastimo fuel tank.
Reserve fuel is stored outboard of the main tank in 5l cans.
All fuel is mixed with 2-stroke oil at the petrol pump in the 5l cans in the ratio 100:1.

Accommodation

The accommodation offers four berths in one cabin with standing headroom.
Large aft berth under cockpit
Opening and fixed ports.

Galley to starboard with two burner Camping Gaz stove
Stainless steel sink with pumped water.
Ice box.
Stowage under and above.

Heads compartment to port with sea toilet and sink with stowage under.
In the saloon, two settee berths with stowage under and above.
Cabin table.
Folding chart table to port.
Stowage area forward.
Cabin forehatch.
Full interior lighting.

Rig

Fractional rigged sloop.
Anodised mast and boom.
Stainless steel standing rigging - new 2008
Terylene running rigging.
Mainsail with flattening reef and twin line reefing to two further points.
Lazyjacks.
Headsail furling system.
Lines led aft to cockpit.
Pole for cruising chute

Mainsail by Hyde Sails - 2006
Self-tacking jib by Hyde Sails - 2006
Original mainsail
Original self tacking jib
Scooper/cruising chute - 1993

Navigational Equipment

Autohelm tiller pilot
Autohelm depth/speed
Compass

Deck Equipment

R/G Bow light
Hellamarine 2 LTwith 10W festoon bulb. Note: The pulpit fitting accommodates lanterns of various makes.
Masthead Lantern
Tri-Color Lantern  - Perko 0200TAB made by Perko Co. Inc., Miami, FLA, USA
Guardrails and Pulpit
In addition to the pulpit the side decks are protected by wire guardrails on stanchions. The guardrails terminate at “Quarter Pushpits”. There are no guardrails across the stern, but this is partly protected by the wires associated with the adjustable “backstay”.
Tabernacle
The mast is supported on a tabernacle which is intended to allow stepping and unstepping the mast. We have never attempted this, always having the aid of a crane.
Sheet Winches - Lewmar. One either side of the aft end of the cabin top.
Solar Panel
Solara SM80M panel on sliding coachroof.

Chain Locker
6Kg Plastimo SOC Bower Anchor, chain and warp. Also houses junction box for bow light.

Anchors, Chain & Warps    
Bower Anchor (Stowed in Chain Locker) - 6Kg Plastimo SOC anchor with 18m of 8mm galv. chain and 50m 12mm nylon Anchorplait warp.
Kedge Anchors (Stowed in Stbd Cabin locker)
9Kg Fisherman Anchor with 5m of 6mm galv. chain.
6Kg Fisherman Anchor with 5m of 6mm galv. chain
12kg Britany anchor with 30m 8mm galv. chain
The bower and kedge anchors can be swapped depending on the nature of the holding ground.

Warps (stowed in port cabin locker)  50m 10mm nylon Anchorplait anchor warp with hard eye in one end, and 17m 10mm 3-strand Nylon warp with 20 cm splice in one end to fit over deck cleats.
Sheet Anchor (Kept At Home)

2 x Buckets
2 x boathooks

Supplementary Inventory And Comments

Rig

Fractional rig. The backstay load is carried by the set-back spreaders and shrouds. The adjustable

“backstay” is solely for bending the mast to flatten the mainsail.

Mast and Boom                                Z-spars

Jib Furling Gear                 Plastimo 406S

Standing Rigging               N. Johns, Instow

The cap shrouds go to the aft chainplate shackle hole. This gives the maximum purchase in their backstay role.

Deck Hardware           

R/G Bow light

Hellamarine 2 LTwith 10W festoon bulb. Note: The pulpit fitting accommodates lanterns of various makes.

Masthead Lantern

Tri-Color Lantern  - Perko 0200TAB made by Perko Co. Inc., Miami, FLA, USA

Guardrails and Pulpit

In addition to the pulpit the side decks are protected by wire guardrails on stanchions. The guardrails terminate at “Quarter Pushpits”. There are no guardrails across the stern, but this is partly protected by the wires associated with the adjustable “backstay”.

Tabernacle

The mast is supported on a tabernacle which is intended to allow stepping and unstepping the mast. We have never attempted this, always having the aid of a crane.

Sheet Winches

                Lewmar. One either side of the aft end of the cabin top.

Solar Panel

Solara SM80M panel on sliding coachroof.

Chain Locker

6Kg Plastimo SOC Bower Anchor, chain and warp. Also houses junction box for bow light.

Anchors, Chain & Warps       

Bower Anchor (Stowed in Chain Locker)                6Kg Plastimo SOC anchor with 18m of 8mm galv. chain and 50m 12mm nylon Anchorplait warp.

Kedge Anchors (Stowed in Stbd Cabin locker)

                 9Kg Fisherman Anchor with 5m of 6mm galv. chain.

 6Kg Fisherman Anchor with 5m of 6mm galv. chain.

 The bower and kedge anchors can be swapped depending on the nature of the holding ground.

Warps (stowed in port cabin locker)  50m 10mm nylon Anchorplait anchor warp with hard eye in one end, and 17m 10mm 3-strand Nylon warp with 20 cm splice in one end to fit over deck cleats.

Sheet Anchor (Kept At Home)

12kg Britany anchor with 30m 8mm galv. chain.

Engine

                             The “Inboard Outboard” engine is stowed horizontally in the port cockpit locker. It is mounted on rails so that it can be moved aft on its rollers and tilted into the upright position.  The propeller and shaft then project into the sea through an opening under the port quarter. The engine is locked in its up or down position by split pins through holes drilled in the rails.

The engine is a Yamaha 5CS 2-stroke with a battery charging cable plugged into the forward bulkhead of the engine locker. Fuel is supplied by hose through a snap-in connector on the engine from a 22l Plastimo fuel tank. Reserve fuel is stored outboard of the main tank in 5l cans. All fuel is mixed with 2-stroke oil at the petrol pump in the 5l cans in the ratio 100:1.

Engine controls are by Morse gear controlled by a lever in the cockpit. Starting is by recoil cord.

Cockpit

Washboards for securing cabin. There are two sets: winter and summer.

Padlocks for cabin hatch, and engine hatch (2).

Autohelm Tridata Depth/Speed Instrument. Tested ashore 5 Dec 12.

Compass. Plastimo Mini Contest Cl Bn SNP B4

Blue canvas dodgers port and starboard with “Hobbyhorse” stitched on in white.                                                            

Cockpit Locker

Small Kedge Anchor with rope.  Weight 3Kg

Fender

Grapnel

Berthing Warps

Forepeak Locker (access via hatch in Forward Shelf)

Fenders (Full complement is 2 Cylindrical and 2 Pear drop shape).

Cylindrical Radar Reflector (for hoisting at yardarm).

Point-up Cone (For use when under engine with sails set).

Forward Shelf in Cabin

Length of roof guttering for use in guiding chain from cabin locker to deck. The spinnaker pole and two boathooks (one telescopic) are stowed in the guttering.

Coastal Flare Pack. Flares expire Dec 2013.

Autohelm Tillerpilot AH800. Tested in Manual control 5 Dec 12. All correct.

White Jib cover for old jib which lacks a UV strip.

First Aid Kit

Forehatch cut-out. (Use as anvil for cutting and sealing ropes ends.)

 

Log Compartment (Access from locker under forward cabin cushion)

Depth Sounder (Port) and Seatube for Speed Log (Stbd). There is a blanking plug for use when the speed log is lifted for maintenance. Please Note: THE TOP OF THE LOG SEA TUBE IS WELL BELOW THE WATERLINE. The operation needs planning and the speedy exchange of log and plug to minimise ingress of water when afloat.

Shelf Under Port Side Deck

Nautical Almanacs, Handbooks, Signal Flags, Red and Green wool for shroud tell-tales, Test Meters,

Pencils and Rubber for chart work,

Space Above Port Stringer

Torch, Breton Plotter

Chart Table

Dividers, Local chart

Bulkhead Over Chart Table

Barometer. Fire Extinguisher

Heads Compartment

Marine Head with privacy screen.

Raytheon RAY200 Marine VHF Radio on deckhead.

Mounting with antenna plug for Garmin GPS Map (The instrument is not included in the sale)

Top Shelf Outboard of Head

Various spare ropes. Spinnaker Guy (For use when scooper is set as an asymmetric spinnacker)

Lower Shelf Outboard of Head

“Aldis” Morse signalling light.

Safety Marine Ltd
Ocean Quay Marina
Belvidere Road
Southampton
SO14 5QY

Oilskin Locker in Port Aft Corner of Heads

Suppressor for engine charging mounted on aft bulkhead. Hanging space for oilskins, safety harnesses, etc

Aft Side of Heads

Washbasin with drain through side of boat.  No piped water supply.

Shelf Below Washbasin

2 Winch Handles, Bungee cord for tiller, sail ties,

Seacock Compartment

Seacocks for head, lubricants and cleaning fluids, wooden bungs for underwater fittings.

Companionway

Ladder to cockpit, 2 Buckets and several sponges Fire Blanket mounted on bulkhead.

After Cabin

Red Ensign and staff. Chart tubes.

Locker under Aft Cabin

Charging controller for Solar Panel - mounted on ford bulkhead. (Red light = Battery low, Green light = Battery Full).

12v 85Ah Leisure Battery with hydrogen vent pipe to Heads vent. New Apr 2009.

Water Tank with air vent pipe and supply pipe to sink pump.

Filling hose for water tank.

Portable bilge pump and hose.

Red/blue Tool Box with pliers, spanners, screwdrivers, etc.

Grey Tool Box with spare split pins, fuses cable ties, insulating tape, amalgamating tape, etc.

Bosun’s Chair.

Wire cutters.

4-fold purchase.

Spare Loo Roll.

Galley

 2-burner EpiTwin stove on gimbals. Gas comes in resealable containers which screw on to the bottom of each burner. Kettle

Space Below CookerBosun’s Bag with assorted twine, tape, tools  and spare shackles, etc.

Fairy Liquid Bottle. Gash Bag.

Racks Above Sink and Cooker

Plastic crockery, Ceramic Mugs, Matches, Prickers for cooker burners.

Sink

Stainless steel sink with water pump and overboard drain with plug.

Locker Outboard of Sink

Insulated space for cool provisions.

Locker below sink

Shelf for medicinal provisions. Bilge space below for keeping beer cool.

Shelf Below Starboard Side Deck

Cooking utensils and ingredients. Kitchen Rolls. Spare Bin Bags.

Pot of Vaseline for lubricating log sea tube.

Items Kept At Home

Britany anchor with 30m of 8mm galv. chain.

ICOM  IC-M35 Hand held marine VHF radio, Serial No. 0604482.

Miscellaneous chandlery.

Owners Comments

I would like to emphasise what a fast boat she is to windward, particularly in a fresh breeze. Some of this is due to the ease of tacking with a self- tacking jib, but she also "likes" a good breeze. we have consistently been first over the line in our local Club races against Westerlies, Tomahawks etc. These races generally involve a beat to windward against a strong incoming tide.

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