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REDUCED!!!! THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO BE THE STEWARD OF A PIECE OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SAILING HISTORY!
VALENTINE is a true Southern California Classic. Currently owned by a few friends who spare no expense in maintaining her since 2019. The hull was epoxy saturated and fastened with silicon bronze screws.
The partnership that owns Valentine has decided it’s time for us to sell our beloved K-38, hull #22 Valentine. This is the famous and beautiful Valentine which Peggy Slater made into a legend of sailboat racing on the west coast in the 50’s and 60’s. We have owned this fine vessel since 2019 and the previous owner had owned her for over twenty years. We have so enjoyed sailing this piece of California history, making many trips to Catalina, Dana point and exploring throughout the local waters off Newport. Wherever we take her, old salty dogs come up to us to tell us stories about Peggy Slater, her racing days and and what a character she was. Peggy’s biography, “Peggy, An Affair with The Sea”, even tells of Clark Gable and Humphrey Bogart visiting and sailing with Peggy aboard Valentine. Valentine is currently moored in front of Bayshores in Newport Harbor, CA.
Hull Material: Wood / Mahogany Planked
Dimensions: LOA: 38”, Beam: 8’, Draft: 5’ 8”
Weight: 11,100 lbs
Diesel, 25 gal. Tank
Bilges: There are two bilge pumps, one below cockpit and one under stairs
Steering system: Tiller, original tiller with a heart on the underside.
The Hull was totally rebuilt and restored to a high standard in 2005, with laminated apitong frames and purple heart floor timbers. The hull was epoxy saturated and fastened with silicon bronze screws. For photos of the 2005 hull restoration by John Free visit: http://www.kettenburgboats.com/?fbclid=IwAR30QApzuIM_PlufX4Hry6CEuDKLJxFC6aDM4dR-11G7xGTCjgt5SyoD57I
In 2019 the hull was stripped down to wood, repaired where needed, bottom paint applied and above the waterline coated with two part epoxy in the same bright red as the day it was launched by Peggy Slater on Valentines day 1954. The job was done by Joe Conners in San Pedro. The transom name was also hand painted at this time. The boat was hauled out in September, 2021 to have the bottom paint repainted.
The Rigging stays, shrouds and turnbuckles were overhauled and replaced in 2021 and a furling jib forestay was installed. including a new 120 jib. Original bronze hardware to the boat was cleaned and reinstalled. The mast head and spreader were replaced as well and the the mast and boom were coated with awlgrip clear.
Mainsail is in good condition and has reefing points. The original dates/years of racing victories are on display as well as the K38 and hull #22. A new 120 genoa was made for Valentine in 2019.
Decks and Cockpit are in average condition but are in need of fresh paint and non-skid. New mahogany seats, boom crutch and companion door slats were added in 2020. New cockpit cushions were also added. There is an area of dry rot on cabin port side aft bulkhead that needs to be replaced and refinished.
The interior Cabin is in average condition as well but could use a fresh coat of paint and varnish. Toilet, raw water/direct discharge type, is in need of repair or replacement.
Navigation & Lighting: New wiring and antenna was installed in 2019. but she is in need of a new radio and compass. New running and anchor lighting was also installed on the mast on 2019.
Covers: New white canvas sail and cabin covers were made in 2019.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.