Saturday, January 12, 2019

Welcome to S/V Pipe Muh Bligh...a Sail, I Mean **SALE** Blog!

FOR SALE - $184,900 USD

Yes, it's official... Pipe Muh Bligh, our floating home for over 10 years, is looking for new owners to carry on her adventures.  If you've ever dreamed of sailing to exotic places, watching dolphins dance along your bow, or anchoring near your own private island, now's your chance!

Pipe Muh Bligh is a 2005 Catalina Morgan 440 Deck Salon. We're her original owners, and have been cruising full-time since March, 2009. "Pipe" has taken us from Kemah, Texas, to the U.S. East Coast, the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Spanish/U.S./British Virgin Islands, Leeward Islands, and Windward Islands.

Pipe Muh Bligh is the ideal boat for a couple, but has plenty of room for children or visitors. She has the solid, stable hull of a Morgan, coupled with light, bright interiors that Catalina yachts are known for. With a roller-furled jib and in-mast-furled main, plus lines that all lead to the cockpit, Pipe can easily be sailed by one or two people - all without ever having to leave the safety of the cockpit.

One of the best things about living aboard a sailboat is the time spent with great friends. Pipe's cockpit is one of the roomiest seen on a monohull of her size, offering plenty of seating room for happy hours, potlucks, or more intimate gatherings. Relax on the closed-cell cockpit cushions and back pillows, which have been custom-covered with navy and blue marine-grade upholstery. A hump-seat cushion sits at the helm, along with raised, cushioned corner seats port and starboard - all designed to provide better visibility when underway.

Below deck, the multi-level deck salon design, along with NEW faux leather cream upholstery, creates a bright, open living space. The raised U-shaped dining area offers spectacular views through Pipe's large fixed windows. An adjustable dining table also allows you to have a smaller table for games or projects, or a larger table for meals and get-togethers.

When you're ready to kick back with a book or a glass of wine, put your feet up in one of Pipe Muh Bligh's two recliners. Enjoy the plush three-person sofa, or lower the middle seat-back to access a convenient cocktail table. When it's time to start cooking, Pipe's galley has plenty of Corian-covered counter-space, along with a refrigerator/freezer, a 3-burner stove/oven (all replaced in 2018), and a microwave. Worried about running low on your favorite ingredients? There's ample storage for provisioning in all three benches around the dining table, plus a corner galley locker that stretches from counter-level to the hull.

Whether it's nap-time or "cruiser midnight", enjoy a great sleep in Pipe Muh Bligh's V-berth or aft cabin. Each has a comfy, inner-spring mattress, and a large hatch over the V-berth's centerline bed lets you enjoy the cool Caribbean tradewinds. The V-berth has a private bathroom, while the aft cabin shares a bathroom with the salon/galley area (both include a sink, shower, electric toilet, and storage locker).

With a 12-volt Spectra water-maker, a 7.6 kW Westerbeke genset, a D-400 wind generator, and three 275-watt solar panels, Pipe Muh Bligh is cruising-ready. Pipe is currently anchored on the south coast of Grenada, W.I., an island considered to be out of the hurricane "box" by most insurance companies. With its friendly people and wide range of yacht services, Grenada is an ideal place to begin your cruising adventure. Grenada has a number of lovely anchorages along its coasts, and is an easy day-hop to her sister island of Carriacou - the gateway to the Grenadines and beyond. Why spend months "easting" to get to Paradise? Pipe Muh Bligh is already there!

Feel free to email us at for additional information or a PDF version of the technical specs.  You may also click HERE to see more pictures.


Dickinson Marine Mediterranean 3-Burner Propane Stove w/Oven (new 04/2018)
Microwave Oven (110V)
Dometic CRX-1110 Front Loading 12V Refrigerator/freezer (new 08/2018)
Double Bowl Stainless Steel Sinks
Engel 12V 64qt freezer (in aft stateroom)
GraniteKote Molded Countertops & Backsplashes
Cockpit propane locker with (2) 10-lb propane tanks and solenoid

RayMarine C120 Color GPS/Chartplotter @ Helm (replaced 01/2019)
RayMarine 2kW Radar on stainless steel davits, w/ Chartplotter Overlay
RayMarine EV400 auto-pilot (new 01/2017)
Standard Horizon VHF Radio w/ RAM Cockpit Mic and AIS receiver
RayMarine ST60+ Wind Speed & Direction @ Helm
RayMarine ST60+ Tridate Speed/Depth Combo @ Helm
Raymarine ST60+ Graphic Repeater @ Nav Station (replaced 01/2019)
406 Mhz EPIRB
Poly-Planar FM/CD Stereo w/Cockpit & Salon Speakers Wired Cockpit Remote

7.6kW Westerbeke generator w/Soundshield - approximately 5664 hours
1 -12V & 2 - 110V Ships Service Panels @ Nav - Battery Switches
50ft Marinco 220V power cord + Marinco splitter (110V/50Amp - 110V/30Amp) + Marinco 110V shore to 110V US connector
80 Amp Engine Alternator
30Amp and 50Amp Dockside Shore Power System & Cable
(3) Lifeline AGM 8D House Batteries (765 Ah) (New 12/2017)
(1) group 24 AGM starter battery for the generator
(3) 260W solar panels on stainless steel frame above the bimini
(1) Morningstar 60 Amp MPPT solar charge controller
(1) D400 wind generator mounted on the stainless steel dinghy davits
(1) Xantrex wind generator MPPT charge controller (60Amp, new 12/2018)
(3) inverters - 1,500W/110V, 800W/110V, 200W/220V
(1) Seaward 10gl water heater (electric and engine heated)
Spare Yanmar Alternator
Galvanic Isolator

Sails and Rigging:
In Mast Furling Mast & Mainsail - Serviced 01/2019
135% Furling Genoa - replaced 07/2018
(1) Spare main sail
(1) Spare genoa
(1) Storm jib
Schaefer Headsail Furling Gear
(1) Harken 44 2-speed Electric Cabintop Winch
(2) Harken 60 2-speed Genoa Sheet Winches
All Sail Controls led Aft
Rigid Style Boom Vang
Gibe preventer
Large Midships Adjustable Traveler
Outboard Genoa Tracks with Adjustable Cars
Charleston Spar Aluminum Mast w/Double Spreaders
Whisker Pole on a track with butt car lift and roller bearing car
(20+) dock lines for mangrove hurricane tie-down
(7) fenders

Yanmar 75hp Turbo Diesel - Approximately 3176 Hours
(2) Raritan SeaEra electric heads with 50gl holding tank with whale pump and deck pump-out
(1) 100gl diesel tank feeding main engine and generator
(1) 100 gl + (1) 50gl fresh water tank
Spectra Catalina 300 12V watermaker with remote control panel

Deck and Hull:
A high strength, structural foam and aluminum grid system attaches the fiberglass hull to the one piece molded fiberglass liner and supports the engine and tanks, while structuring the mast step and keel attachment area. All transverse rigging loads are borne by the aluminum and fiber glass grid system and not by the hull. An important feature for offshore sailing is the watertight collision bulkhead. Heavily fiberglassed to the deck and hull, it is just aft of the divided anchor locker.

White fiberglass hull with blue stripes
6ft Wing Keel
Step Transom with Swim Ladder
Stern locker holding 3 diesel and 2 gasoline cans
Drop-leaf cockpit table with integral bracing support
Fresh water hot and cold shower at stern
31" Stainless steel side stanchions with double life lines
Stern rails with seats, port and starboard
Life Sling in custom cover
Bosuns chair
Stainless Steel Handrails on Cabin Top
Stainless steel Dual Roller Anchor Davit
Large divided anchor locker
Maxwell 1200lbs electric Anchor Windlass with 8mm BBB Chain Gypsy and up/down switches
(1) Manson Supreme 60lbs anchor w/ 275ft chain (chain new 07/2017)
(1) Fortress FX-37 anchor (new 02/2017)
(2) 200+ft rode w/ 30ft chain
(1) swell bridle
(1) anchor snubber bridle

Dodger with roll-up window
Bimini Top
Connector between dodger and bimini
Full cockpit enclosure (new 08/2017)
Custom Sunbrella boom fitted sun shade (new 08/2017)
3 Winch Covers
Custom Padded Back Rests for Stern Seats
Closed fo0am Cockpit Cushions with custom covers
Salon faux leather upholstery (new 11/2018)

(1) Achilles 10ft dinghy (new 02/2017) with dinghy cover
(1) Nissan 18HP 2-stroke outboard (new impeller 10/2018)
Security lock on outboard
20ft stainless steel chain connecting outboard and fuel tank to dinghy and used for dock lock
custom made 2" stainless steel davits with lift system

S/V Pipe Muh Bligh comes ready to cruise:
July 2018 haul-out to paint the bottom, replace the PSS dripless seal and the cutlass bearing
(2) PFD's, (2) jacklines, (5) fire extinguishers
(1) Tote with spares for the main engine and the generator
various spare bilge pumps
(1) tote with spare hoses and watermaker pickling hose
(1) box with cleaning supplies for hull, stainless steel and inside
(1) box with electrical wire, breakers, connectors
(2) tool boxes with various tools
So just add food and go explore!

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