Moody 346

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Hi All

Still keeping the Sigma as a possibilty but have seen a half share in a moody 346 which would have a lot more room and is in nice nick its a 1986 model
In the stuff I was sent today it doesnt list a shower in the heads were some of them made without ?
It does list 2 solar showers on the inventory
Year: 1986
Designer: Bill Dixon Builder: Marine Projects
LOA: 10.21 m LWL: 8.5 m Beam: 3.6 m
Draft: 1.52 m Displacement: 5080 kg

Fuel Capacity: 100 litres

Engine:
Volvo MD 2003 28HP Diesel (1985) (major overhaul 1995)

Construction:
GRP Hull, Deck & Superstructure. Fin keel.

Cabins & Interior:
Large owners aft cabin with double berth and small sofa.
Double forecabin
Saloon & Galley
Chart table
Heads Lavac toilet with (new holding tank 2006)
Galley Equip:
Flavell Vanessa cooker (new 2001)
12volt Frigoboat fridge – Frigamatic ‘Capri’ 35F (new 2006)
Cutlery for 6 and crockery for 4 plus misc items
Cooking utensils

Electrics:
2 x 12v 105-ampere hour batteries -
Battery voltage meter
Main Isolation switch
12v supply socket for charging mobile phones etc. (new 2006)
Voltage regulator and cable for solar panel (new 2006)

Sails:
Kemp main fully battened with Kemp Lazy Jack/Packaway system – (new complete 1996)
Genoa with Rotostay roller reefing, Jeckells – (new 1995)
Cruising chute (new 1992)

Spars:
Mast, boom and spinnaker boom – Kemp anodised aluminium

Navigation:
Autohelm 4000 autopilot Stowe wind force/direction gauge
NASA Depth Sounder Cobra VHF / DSC transceiver Seafarer echo sounder NAVTEX weather forecast receiver
Plastimo mounted compass 1 hand-bearing compass

Safety Equipment:
3 foam lifejackets (new 2004) 4 harnesses
2 horseshoe lifebuoys 3 fire extinguishers
3 distress flares (2008) 8 (2005) Electric gas alarm unit (fitted 2000)
Anchor ball Fire blanket
Air horn – manually operated i.e. blown Tri-Buckle MOB recovery device
Emergency steering tiller Selection of wooden bungs
First aid kit


Dinghy:
Plastimo inflatable with integral oars and inflator – (new 2003)
Honda 4 stroke outboard engine – (new 2001 and full 3year service 2004)


General Equipment & Inventory:
Stern Swim Platform – (fitted 2003)
Bruce bow anchor and approx. 60m x 8mm calibrated chain (new 2006)
Electric Loffran foredeck windlass – (new 1998)
Danforth kedge anchor and approx. 45m x 14mm warp in protective bag (new 2006)
Danforth auxiliary kedge with chain and warp
6 cylindrical fenders plus 1 large round fender and 1 bow fender
Numerous warps and spare chain 2 rubber expanders for mooring lines
4 tubular mooring line protectors
Brass clock and barometer set (barometer new 2006)
Toolkit Portasol TECHNIC gas rope cutter
Cockpit table with support column Small wooden cockpit occasional table
Canvas wheel and binnacle cover (new 2002)
2 sun awnings 2 solar shower bags
6 pillows 2 sleeping bags
2 windscoops Set cockpit cushions (new 2002)
Ionian Pilot by Heikel (latest edition – new 2006)
Selection of navigation instruments and course plotters
Digital calculator
2 Imray North and South Ionian charts G11 and G12 (PLUS Patras, Corinth and Ionian charts updated 1990s)
Small pair of binoculars

Thanks for any replys I think the shower may put a stop to it swmbo and all
How much does it cost to fit one any know ?
 

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Re shower, not that I am aware, had 346 prior to my present boat, shower handset was sink hand set plus a length of hose, you could fit it to a hook arrangement if req, shower pump out under a teak grating.
 

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See if the heads sink tap/head is extendable with a shower type flexible pipe with a button that switches from a tap to a shower spray.

If there is a drain point on the heads floor then it would appear to have the shower fittings.
 

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As above. Shower fitting part of tap fitting in heads.

I wasn't aware that Flavell Vanessa cooker (new 2001) were still made then. Check to see if it has flame failure.

Donald
 

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Heres the heads I cant quite tell what do you think ?

moody346.jpg

I really like it and its a very good price for a half share
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The aft cabin
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Looks like you might need a bit more kit to get a shower in that heads...........

That's not a tap - it's an outlet spout from a foot pump - cold water only.

You'll need to add a calorifier if you want hot water, pressure pump & all the associated plumbing. It's odd it's not there as the boat looks well equipped apart from that...
 

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What about the galley sink? Do you get hot water here either from having the mains on (assuming the calorifier is wired up) or running the engine for about 20 mins? If yes then you have the calorifier.

Where is the calorifier on a 346? On ours is was in the port lazarette - take all the gear out and lift up the false floor.

If you've not got one then I reckon a fiddly long day should just about do it(but allow two). Lots of things could slow you up; eg flexi hose-pipe (get the flame retardent type) take off and return on the engine not being the same size on the engine and on the calorifier; Seems like you will need two pumps - one for the shower water in (probably fit it in the cupboard under the sink) in and one for the grey water pump out.
 

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I have sailed on Shytalks 346 for 3 Cherbourg trips. Very comfortable boat ,easy motion at sea ,solidly built and surprisingly fast for a heavyish cruising boat.

One mild criticism is the low headroom over part of the galley in the walkway through to the stern cabin.Theres full headroom at the sink and stove so it wouldnt be too much of an issue.The plus side of that is the cockpit is safe and comfortable , not perched up too high as some stern cabin boats have it .

I think with the seperate stern cabin a 346 would be more suitable as a family cruiser than a Sigma 33.
 

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Hi mate,

You already know what I think about Moodys, and the 346 is a great boat. Way, way better for family cruising than the sigma. Ok, not so fast and racy, but you don't want that for family breaks.

They are dead easy to sail and a cavanous - we had the slightly updated M35 for a while, only to replace it with a 38. Brilliant boats, if the price is right go for it.
 

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Here are pics of ShyTalk's 346 and you will see that the heads basin tap has a hot and cold tap and a pull out faucet/showerhead - the same as my Moody 31
http://www.nickhopwood.co.uk/moondance.html
There is no mention in the spec of pressurised hot water system so maybe the one you are looking at is raw water cooled and no calorifier. Can be converted - I have the instructions that came with my boat. Wouldn't have a clue how much it would cost. Hot water is nice but not essential. I expect there's plenty of info on Moody Owners website.
 

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The calorifier on the 346 is (usually) below the floor in the port cockpit locker.

Can't view the pictures at work unfortunately so cant comment on what there currently is. I'd be surprised if the 346 in question did not have a calorifier and/or shower fitted.

Just viewed Shy Talk's previously owned 346 - now gone to proud new owners apprently. That is the same set up in the heads as I have. I would suspect standard fro 346es

Donald
 

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One mild criticism is the low headroom over part of the galley in the walkway through to the stern cabin....

You mean the tunnel of love /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

PS - We were previous owners of Moondance; renamed her from Pentangle as prior owners to us wanted to keep the name
"Oh what a marvellous night for a moondance..."
 

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Aha, caught you lot talking about me !! Not my boat any more, as Donald says, but definitely had the pull out tap thingy. Only used it a couple of times, myself, as it was a tad cramped for my stature.

To answer Sami's question, I see that boat has had the stern swim platform added which means it is a converted Moody 34. This is backed up by it being a 1986 boat.

So could well be that no calorifier and/or shower included.

I sailed a 2004 Bav last year which had no hot water either, as the previous owner had chosen to leave it off the options list
 

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[ QUOTE ]
You mean the tunnel of love


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I wasnt tempted on an amorous journey through the "Love Tunnel" with any of these guys though/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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