Technical information concerning the sailingyacht "TARKA"

Tarka is a Nicholson 31, designed and build in 1977 by Camper and Nicholsons at Gosport in the UK under building number 50.
She is a classical build long keel boat, now a days considered as a heavy displacement boat.
Dimensions: 9,32 x 3,12 x 1,52 mtr. Displacement: nearly 6 ton. 
Deck and superstructure sandwich constructed.
She has a full S shaped hull which guarantees an easy and sea-kindly character.  
For a demanding sailor who wishes to explore far away coasts, this Nicholson is the ideal sailing yacht, as the present owner has sufficiently proven with some very interesting voyages and is completely and fully equipped to do so.
The interior layout is, as might expected, classical and very suitable for extended voyages at sea due to the design, shape of the hull, sea kindness and the large water tank of  330 ltr. A real offshore cruising yacht.
Due to the work done on her, she can be sailed easily single handed as has been done on many extensive trips by the present owner.
V.A.T. has been paid.

Deck equipment:
Underwater the hull has been protected by several layers of Coppercoat.
Pulpit with a two coloured bow light
Anchor winch: electrical, Lewmar, recessed placed in anchor well.
CQR anchor 35 Lb. With 50 mtr. SS 8 mm. chain.
Fisherman anchor 15 Kg. The fisherman anchor can be attached to the SS chain
by means of a 10 mm. shackle.
Anchor weight 15 Kg.
Two large sized bronze bow rollers for chain and line.
Chain stopper.
Swim rope ladder (n.o.b.)
Safety lines in the gangway.
Teak rubbing stroke.
Dingy: folding dingy Bananaboat, oars, outboard engine  rack. The dingy can be sailed with dagger boards,  rudder and mast. (n.o.b.)
Wood fender.
6 fenders plus two large fenders.
Solar panel on the garage.
Life raft: 4 persons, Offshore type in container fitted on top of the cabin.
Winches: 4 pcs. Lewmar and Enkes. All ST type.
4 cheek blocks with stoppers for reefing line, tack of the halfwinder, preventer lines etc.
Spray hood with windows and extra handrail aft. Very  strong construction.
Telescopic spinnaker boom
Cockpit tent with windows and flap doors and the required divisible support tubes.
Winter tarp. (n.o.b.)
Sun yawing
Wind vane steering: Bouwvaan with steering lines to the tiller, with standard and storm blade.
Outboard engine: Suzuki 1,5 HP, hung on the transom.
Stern light on the push pit.
Bruce stern anchor with chain and line.

Mast and sails:
Alu keel stepped mast and boom, 2 mast winches, one as ST. 2 winches on the boom with stopper.
Lazy jacks for mainsail.
Mast provided with safe mast steps.
Mast support, so the mast can be laid over deck in the 2 mast supports. (n.o.b.)
Radar reflector fitted in top of the mast. Type: Lensref.
Steam light and deck light.
Tricolour top light
Halyards for mainsail, headsail, genoa  and topping lift.
Spinnaker boom, extendible.
Standing rigging in SS with oversized Hasselfors turnbuckles and toggles.
Extra fore stay for safety and also used for the clew of the halfwinder. Can also be set aft of the fore stay with a SS pelican hook to fit a storm jib with hanks.
Reefing genoa 32 mē.  with Furlex reefing drum.
Main sail 22 mē. With 3 reefs. Sail cloth. 
Halfwinder 50 mē. in chute.
Jib 1 with hanks. (n.o.b.)
Storm jib with hanks and sheets. (n.o.b.)
Spinnaker  70 mē. (n.o.b.)

see accompanying drawing

Fore cabin:
Two berth in V shape with triangle filling cushion, convertible to double berth.
Underneath the berths spacious storage for provisions, storm jib, halfwinder, water hoses etc.
Storage for the cockpit tent and divisible tubing.
SS Mooring  hook
12 Volt submersible pump with hose.
Storage for clothing, Firework(*), parts for the dinghy, hospitality flags for nearly all Europe, complete set of signal flags.
Escape hatch with ventilation.
Access to the anchor chain.
Cockpit cushions.


Porcelain wash-basin with hand and foot-pump, toilet storage locker.
Under the wash-basin; hull fitting. Storage for anchor ball, cone, containers for methylated spirit, funnels, cleaning liquids etc.

The well known Lavac vacuum toilet with hull fitting.
Wardrobe locker.
Sewage tank approx. 55 Ltr.
Heads / washroom can be separated by two sliding doors to fore-cabin and main-cabin room
The main cabin with two extendible settees/berths with sail cloths. Pilot berth to PS. Now in use as storage for two folding bikes. (pilot berth cushion n.o.b.)
Total number of berths : 6 if the pilot berth is also used.  
Lots of storage space behind the back and underneath of the settees. One can store provisions for months!
Underneath the PS and SB settees several boxes with a host of SS shackles, fittings, electric mat., sewing kits, Speedy stitcher, gas connection couplings, spare bulbs etc.
Taylors drip-feed cabin heater with flame protection. Runs on diesel or paraffin. No electrical power usage.
Aft of the chart-table a very useful and spacious quarter berth.
In the quarter berth, among other things: handheld searchlight, twice an Autohelm autopilot, very extensive tool box, automatic life jacket, survival suit, insulated boots.
Separate box with spare parts for the main engine such as, fuel- and oil filter, impellers, sensors, cylinder head gasket, V belts etc.
Sturdy table with fiddles, foldable.
Galley with twin sinks, fresh- and saltwater foot pumps.
Two burner SS galley range with glass door oven, flame protected, electrical ignition.
Semi gimballed small table, perfect working at sea. Cups and plates will stay steady on this table.
Storage for pots, pans, pressure cooker and cutlery.
The original Camper and Nicholson's, with C&N emblem, plates are still fully present.
Entrance via two manholes to the water tank of app. 330 Ltr.

An Old fashioned  ice box  app. 80 Ltr.
A very deep bilge with manual pump operated from the cockpit, with handle. In case of emergency, usage of  the submersible pump.
Access to the main engine with three steps.
All berths provided with lee-cloths, except the quarter-berth of course.
On SB a very useful chart table who accepts half a BA chart. Sufficient chart storage underneath.
All the required navigation aids as divider, pencils, eraser, chart-loupe etc.
Locker for Pilots, manuals, ships-papers, several informations on harbours etc. Manuals on all equipment.
Medicine locker with the usual equipment. 
Anchor-light wit LED.
Nautical / navigation:
The required navigation-lights.
Electrical power box with group-switches, safety switches with LED indication.
Shore connection with differential switch, cables, extension cable and charger.
Converter 12 Volt DC to 230 Volt AC. 200 Watt.
Steering-compass: Sestrel Moore, with light and Pelorus.
Chart plotter: Raymarine eS75. Can be fixed under the spray hood on SB site. With Navionics chart.
AIS transponder ( 2019) Class B Em-Trak B350 5Watt SOTDMA connected to the Raymarine plotter.
Log / depth: Autohelm Bidata near the chart table and Multi repeater in the cockpit.
AIS receiver: NASA marine, coupled to the GPS.
GPS navigator: Furuno GP-32.
Radar: Raytheon R10XX.
VHF: Sailor RT 144, with ATIS, coupled SWR meter. Can be operated on full power on all channels.
Handheld VHF: ICOM IC-M71.
Navtex: Lokata type 1 with paper-printer. Spare paper rolls.
Radio / CD player: JVC AM/FM with two speakers.
Communication radio: Yeasu FRG-7700. AM-SSB with lower and upper side band. Range 0  30 Mc
Steiner ships binoculars 7 x 50.
Flashlight: large Mag-Lite.
Auto-pilot: Autohelm 2000 and Autohelm 800.  
Radar reflector: in top of the mast a Lensref.

Engine room:
Engine: Yanmar 2 QM 20. Two cylinder with direct injection, valve-lifter, starter handle, filters, water separator.
Fuel tank with level gauge, dirt collector with drainage.  Capacity app. 70 Ltr.
Morse single handle control in the cockpit.
Alarms: optical and acoustical for oil pressure, water temperature and battery.
Separate vacuum lube oil extractor. (n.o.b.)
Consumption of this engine is very moderate. On a calm sea at a speed of 5 consumption will be
app. 1,1 Ltr./hr.
Many spare part such as: impellers, V belts, temp.- and oil sensor, gaskets, oil filters, cylinder head gasket, zinc anodes etc.
In the quarter berth a very extensive toolbox. 

The cockpit has safe, deep and comfortable benches. The cockpit storage locker contains hooks with a host of mooring lines, spinnaker sheets, clew line, preventer lines etc.
Space for 2 spare gas bottles (5 Kg.)*, jerry can emergency water, paraffin, fenders, funnel, oars etc.
Separate gas bun with gas discharge. The gas bun suits the well known Dutch propane bottle of 5 Kg.
Space for 2 extra diesel jerry cans*.
Underneath the cockpit back seat space for several 5 Ltr. jerry cans for sump oil, engine oil*, reduction gear oil*, paraffin, methylated spirit, discharge pump for diesel jerry can.
Bilge pump with handle.

Remark: articles marked with asterix (*) are not included in the sale!
(n.o.b.) Not On Board but included in the sale.