2014 Owner Built Harris 29 Used Classic Wooden Boat For Sale in San Juan Islands
- Mast Configuration
- Single Mast
- Single Mast Type
- Two-Mast Type
- Hull Configuration
- Sail Handing and Equipment Comments
Mainsail: Battenless, triple-reefed, built in 2016 by Hong Kong Sailmakers
Staysail: Single-reefed, bronze-hanks, built in 2016 in 2016 by Hong Kong Sailmakers.
Working Jib: Good shape, hank-on.
Symmetrical Spinnaker: excellent shape! Moves the boat when nothing else will during the light-airs of a Northwest Summer!
Primary Anchor: Rocna Vulcan, 100' 5/16"chain, 200' 3/4" 8-plait nylon rode.
Secondary Anchor: Bruce, 15' chain, 200' nylon rode.
Manual Windlass: Chain pawl and winch.
Winches: Two speed sheet winches, single speed winches on the mast for reefing and main/staysail halyards. Jib halyard runs to cockpit, with downhaul.
Navigational Equipment: Depth sounder, compass, running lights, anchor light.
Dinghy: B&B Yacht Designs "Spindrift 9N" Two-part nesting dinghy with sailing rig. 2 Part oars. A pleasure to row! She fits either on the foredeck or on the coachroof.
Electrical System: Solar Panel mounted on the stern rail, meets all our needs. New battery in 2018.
Extras: Tons of charts and guidebooks for the area, collapsible crab-pot, etc, etc.
- Spars and Rigging Comments
Mast, boom and whisker pole are Box Sections built of Douglas Fir.
Single Spreader Rig, Stays and shrouds are 9/32" stainless steel wire with swaged end fittings. Bronze Turnbuckles, stainless chain plates.
Amsteel Running Backs: we only use these in heavy weather with the staysail.
Stern-hung rudder with Tiller built with laminated Douglas Fir and Mahogany. Custom cast bronze gudgeons and pintles.
All running rigging in fine shape.
Everything new as of 2014, some items added since.
The Ballast keel is 4000 pounds of lead secured to the hull with bronze through bolts.
- Type Of Boat
- Owner Built
- Harris 29
- LOA (feet)
- Deck Material
- Douglas Fir Planks over Marine Ply
- Hull Material
- Marine Plywood
- San Juan Islands
- United States
- Contact Number
- Engine Make
- Engine Model
- Engine Year
- Fuel Type
- Boat Survey
- Survey Date
- June 8, 2016
- Trailer Make
- Trailer Model
- Trailer Year
- Winter Cover
- Dinghy Make
- B&B Yacht Designs Spindrift 9N
- Cabins (number)
- Manual Head
- Electric Head
- Fire Extinguisher
- Color of Canvas
- Dodger (Forward)
- Closure (Vertical)
- Bridge Cover
- Bimini (after)
- Camper Back
- Sleeps (Number of People)
- Holding Tanks (total number)
- Water Tanks
Rabannah was designed and built by my husband and myself over a two-year period. We've spent the last five summers sailing her in the Pacific Northwest's inland waters, and are ready to move on to the next adventure. If you want the complete story of her construction and many of our adventures aboard, please visit our blog here. Please click on the "About Rabannah" button on the right hand side of the page;
When we were desiging and building her, we were inspired by the tough simplicity of George Buehler's designs, as well as the style of Lyle Hess. Lin and Larry Pardeys' philosophy has also been an inspiration to us. All this to say; Rabannah is stoutly constructed, pleasing to our eyes, sails well in all conditions we've encountered, and is a comfortable home.
Rabannah has two double bunks; a cozy vee-berth forward and an athwartships bunk aft, beneath the cockpit, where the engine room would normally go. The settee, on the port side, is also usable as a single bunk.
The dinette table on the starboard side is elevated, which makes more storage space below, as well as facilitates gazing out the portlights while seated. The table has two "hidden-compartments" that open like school desks.
The galley, along the port side is a complete kitchen. We have a charming three-burner propane stove/oven, copper counter tops and a double basin sink with foot-pump. I find there to be ample storage for pots, pans and other cooking equipment in the drawers, cabinet and bin beneath the stove. I particularly like the built-in spice rack behind the stove. There is a top-loading ice-box built in on the starboard side, where the counter doubles as the navigation space. We installed a through hull for a salt water tap, but have yet to install one.
The head is enclosed forward of the mast. It's an enclosed head on a 29' sailboat, so it's quite small, but functional. We converted from a LaVac to a Nature's Head composting toilet in 2017. Works amazingly well. We wish we had known the wonders of a composting head sooner! No odor whatsoever, no holding tank.
All portlights open, as well as the forward hatch over the vee-berth.
She has been stored on the hard every winter since she's been launched. Bottom paint was new in 2016, growth is minimal now in 2018.
We're cruising the Salish Sea this summer; Gulf Islands, Vancouver, San Juan Islands. We'll also be at the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend (Not in the show, but attending.)
If you're interested and in the area, get in touch and we'll take you for a sail!