Welcome Aboard!

These pages will cover the restoration and upgrades I have done to a 1979 Choate 40.
I acquired the vessel in poor condition at a reasonable price and so far have put twice that amount into her.
From the evidence I have found, she had been de-masted, run aground several times, slightly flooded, run hard and put away wet.
Fortunately, she had new standing rig with a used mast from a Catalina 40 and a recent head job on the motor.
The rest of the info I'll segregate into pages for detailed information.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Photo Album

The following are some interior and other pictures of interest.

This is the forward V, a sail loft with a 30" hatch above for exchanging gear or as an escape.

The head with sink. Door below is to access pumps and valves.

Sink with cabinet above.

Shower sump. Another door to access under sink and storage.

Shower head comes out of port on bulkhead. Mirror above head and on opposite bulkhead.

Hanging locker opposite of head in hallway. No doors.

New of hanging locker from Solon on port side. Curtain to close off doorway forward of main bulkhead.

Chain locker, windlass battery, Samson post and windlass reversing switch in forward V sail loft.

Upper Storage with life raft and ditch bag in aft of forward V.

Lower Storage with tools and spare parts.

Small Storage above waste holding tank for more tools and supplies.

Galley with deep sink, fresh and salt water faucet, ice box, propane stove/oven with storage over and under.

View looking over galley into aft storage with refrigerator and freezer. Folding table out from sink.

2.3 cu in refrigerator (Both 12V DC & 120V AC).  Propane locker and hydraulic reservoirs in rear.

Chart table. 2 VHF radios, AIS 12V & 120V switch panel, with storage.

Battery switch, 2000 Watt AC inverter, Halon extinguisher, 1,2,3 battery switch.

Double berth aft of chart table.

Double berth with storage under cushions.

Entry ladder forward of engine room.

Solon- Looking forward on stud side. Overhead is is unfinished wood paneling.

Solon- looking forward on port side

Solon- looking forward. Keel stepped mast. Fold table attached to mast.

 Sitting in Alameda, CA

Pedestal with hydraulic steering.
 Water maker. 15 gl/hr
 Water tanks under seats, total of 60 gallons

6208 MFD mounted in cockpit. Radar overlay on charts.

 Main fuel tank, total 60 gl. and radar direction finder. More storage fwd.

Self leveling radar............

Transducer for fishfinder..........

Looking aft on cockpit

Looking forward in cockpit

Winches and wedge lock cleats

Removable seats and ladder.

Pedestal with chart plotter, fish finder, electronic and magnetic compass, tiller pilot control.

 Yanmar 3JH3e Yanmar diesel with Pythondrive coupler.

EZ access to motor. Side boards pull out for full around access.

Aft end of motor. Sea strainer and wet lift.

New bottom paint in Napa, Calif. 2015