Moody 40cc for sale

Pwllheli, Gwynedd, United Kingdom

£29,500 GBP

Moody 40cc
General information
Moody 40cc
Used sail boat for sale
£29,500 GBP
Price comment
Near Offer
Name of boat
Angus Primrose
Length overall
12.19 metres
Length waterline
9.90 metres
4.10 metres
1.70 metres
8,233 kg
Fin Keel
Pwllheli, Gwynedd, United Kingdom

About this Moody 40cc



'Lena Mary' is a fin keel Moody 40 Centre Cockpit sloop built at Swanwick, Plymouth in 1980, an Angus Primrose design and is currently on a cradle in the Hafan Pwllheli yard where it has been since 2014. Currently being used as a temporary live aboard. Very spacious, sound and dry. It has been equipped with a Mitsubishi Air-Source Heat pump (not included and will be removed) with a COP of 5, is miserly on shore power and has been providing both heating and cooling in the most extreme of conditions.

Replace 12" manganese-bronze prop. (2010)

. Relocated engine controls from behind helmsman to steering pillar. (2012) Added sturdy safety rail

between helmsman and companionway hatch. (2012)

Replaced 2 emergency exit hatches (2011)

Replaced sails. Genoa/Main. (2010)

Replaced engine water injection elbow. (2013)

Replaced battery charger. (2020)

Rebuilt starboard side saloon cabinets/drawers to make better use of space. (2021/2023)

Refinished doors to brighten environment. (2012)

Installed Microwave, Fridge, Dishwasher . (shore powered 2022)

Installed Mitsubishi Air Source Heat pump. (shore powered 2018)) not included but negotiable.

2m headroom

Propulsion and control

The boat has the original and very reliable Thorneycroft T-108 naturally aspirated 1.8l 4 cylinder indirectly cooled 47hp diesel. I believe that this is a marinised version of a Leyland engine widely used in small commercial vehicles of the time. No running hours data is available. At the time of purchase the prop was heavily zincified so a new prop was commissioned and installed and a rope cutter installed on the prop-shaft. Shift and throttle controls were originally mounted below knee level aft of the cockpit behind the helmsman and oriented in the port-starboard plane (providing some exciting collision possibilities). These controls have been improved by transferring them to a more conventional, accessible and convenient location on the steering pillar, shift and throttle cables also being replaced. Engine speed, preheat and start switches are mounted to the port side of the cockpit. The start switch has been recently replaced. An electro-hydraulic ram, part of a previously installed auto-pilot, is attached to the steering quadrant and is compatible with current auto-pilot systems. Original Thorneycroft manuals are available.

Rigging & Sail Specs

A few years after acquisition all stainless standing rigging was replaced to the original specs. Most rigging is 8mm diameter. Given its limited time actually sailing (predominately solo) the rigging has not been particularly stressed. Shortly after decommissioning all standing rigging was detensioned. A 'Loos' rig tensioning gauge is included in the inventory. The boat is equipped with a boom strut which fully supports the main boom and takes the stress out of the topping lift. The internal gas piston has been replaced. There is a comprehensive set of running rigging some of which is new to the boat. Mainsail reefing is carried out at the mast. At the time of purchase (around 2012) a new offshore grade furling genoa and battened main were commissioned by 'Ultimate Sails' in Swanwick. However, they were only exercised for about 3 years prior to the boat being decommissioned for health reasons at which time the sails were cleaned, dried and stored. The original specs for the sails are shown below. The mainsail cover as it appears in some of the pics no longer exists having gone well past it sell-by date!

'Ultimate Sails' sail specs

Moody 40 Mr Spray Oct-10 1979 Revised.jpg

Electronics & Instrumentation

Raymarine RL70C Plus combined Chart Plotter and Radar incorporating 18" 2kW radome networked with other instrumentation

Raymarine ST60 wind networked with other instrumentation

Raymarine ST60 depth networked with other instrumentation

Standard Horizon Matrix GX2000 VHF Marine Radio: This is a Class D class DSC VHF with a separate Channel 70 receiver, which allows DSC calls to be received even when listening to traffic on Marine VHF channels. Also AIS display-capable when connected to an AIS transponder. See full spec here.

Raymarine GPS networked with other instrumentation

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Thorneycroft T-108 1.81 4 cylinder cooled 47hp diesel
Fuel capacity
201 litres
Number of cabins
Number of berths
Passenger capacity
Drinking water capacity
409 litres
Additional Accommodation Details
Accommodation & facilities

The Moody 40 is often described as having 8 berths. They are arranged as follows::

The aft cabin is equipped with an athwart double and what was an en-suite heads currently used as a tool store (much more useful but could be restored), with wardrobe, cupboard, drawers and bookshelf.

The mid-ships port side cabin, accessed by a sliding door is equipped with up-and-over single bunks and includes shelf storage and cupboards. Opposite on the starboard side are the mid-ship heads incorporating a shore-powered hot towel rail.

The forward cabin, currently used as a work area is equipped with the usual v bunks and includes a hanging locker. Forward of this cabin is the chain locker.

Thus there are in fact 6 berths in 3 cabins plus U-shaped bench seating for 6 in the saloon which could double as extra berths. There is a generous open plan saloon/galley where the starboard side has recently been completely refurbished by installing new drawers/cupboards to better use the space available which was largely wasted in its original configuration. The counter-top is in the process of being replaced. The original bulky drop-leaf table within the saloon bunk area was removed as it was both impractical and in a poor state of repair, creating more useful floor area to install a more useful table if required. A modern 2-burner gas hob has been installed and improvements made to the sink unit. A DC/AC top loading fridge/freezer has recently been installed. A further and separate shore-powered fridge is installed along with a microwave and dishwasher although these 3 units are optional. Approx. 200l cold water is stored in plastic tanks below the saloon floor. The cold water system is pumped and pressurised. A dual-coil hot water tank with immersion heater is installed although it and HW systems are now decommissioned.

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LL53 5AY
United Kingdom
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