Saturday, August 17, 2019

At Last! departs for Alaska

Our beloved TomCat At Last! is on her way to a new home in Anchorage, Alaska. She leaves us with many wonderful memories from our 12 years together.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

TomCat 24 for sale/Photos

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TomCat 24 At Last! in her slip on Frenchman's Bay near Toronto.
Welcome aboard! Helm and galley are to starboard, dinette to port, master stateroom in bow.

Helm station, with 360-degree view all around, and throttle controls right at hand.

From top: Cetrek Pilot 730 autopilot, Furuno GP-1650F GPS chart plotter and sounder, ICOM IC-M402 VHF radio.
Top row: Tach for port Yamaha, Speedometer, Tach for starboard Yamaha. Lower left: Breaker panel. Right: Fuel management gauge. Below left: Cheat sheet.

 Comfortable seat for Captain, with lots of storage space below.

More storage at foot of helm station.
Behind helm station is the main breaker panel and shorepower outlet.
The spacious galley occupies the starboard rear of the cabin, with an amazing amount of storage below. The lid on the Wallas stove is raised for cooking. When lowered, a fan inside the lid kicks in and the Wallas becomes a wonderful heater for cooler weather. Can be used under way of course.
How we utilize the galley space on At Last!
On the port side, across from the galley, is a dinette, comfortable for two, or four close friends. Huge lockers—huge for a 24-footer—below both seats and in the raised floor.
The dinette folds down to create a berth for one adult or two children.
We swear the TomCat's foam mattress makes for the most comfortable bed we have ever slept in.
Another view of the master, which measures 96 by 54 inches, taking full advantage of the catamaran's beam. Comes with a fitted bottom sheet and cover sheet to hold blanket.

Below the main berth to port is storage space in the port hull.


Below the main berth to starboard is storage space in the starboard hull and the intake valve for the head. There is another locker (below photo) between the dinette and main berth.

The head is enclosed inside the front of the helm station.
Enclosed head: Jabsco electric marine toilet, with overhead light and exhaust fan.
From the head, one can access the rear of the instrument panel and fuse panel.

Starboard view of the TomCat 24 in her slip. Main anchor is a Fortress FX-7 with 155-feet of chain and rope rode, easily handled without a windlass.
The TomCat comes equipped with two lunch hooks and an assortment of line as well as PFDs for adults and children.

In the spring of 2017, At Last! was soda-blasted and given a new bottom with Interlux epoxy barrier paint and Micron bottom paint.

At Last! cruises comfortably—and efficiently—at 24 miles per hour.

TomCat 24 for sale/Description

·      Pilothouse Cruising Catamaran
·      Hull number: CD024032H102
·      Built: 2002 by C-Dory
·      Colour: Creamy off-white

·      Located on Lake Ontario near Toronto
·      Price US$49,500.00
·      Includes 2002 Magic Tilt trailer (mainly used to store boat during winter)

·      Twin Yamaha F100Z four-stroke outboards
         —engine hours: 454
·      Racor fuel filters, two
·      Fuel management gauge
·      Rule automatic bilge pumps
         —two pumps, port and starboard in stern
·      Freshwater washdown in cockpit
         —Flojet 4325 series pump
·      Enclosed marine head
         —Jabsco electric marine toilet 37010 series
·      Galley and sink with Whale Babyfoot pump
·      Wallas two-burner stove/heater
         —Wallas 95DU25E aka 125DU
         —burns diesel or kerosene
·      Mobicool W45 45-litre cool/warm box – 12/110 V
·      Coleman 75-litre ice box
·      Ritchie Voyager compass
·      Cetrek Pilot 730 autopilot
·      Furuno GP-1650F GPS chart plotter and sounder
·      ICOM IC-M402 VHF radio
·      ICOM IC-M34 handheld VHF radio
·      12V outlets at helm and in cockpit
·      Cabin fan 12V
·      Cabin fan 110V
·      Opening centre, side and rear windows
·      Curtains and screens
·      Interior cushions
·      Master berth athwartships in bow
         —96 by 54 inches
—fitted bottom sheet and cover sheet to enclose blanket
·      Dinette
—seats 2 in comfort, or 4 close friends, folds down to single berth
·      Marinco 30-amp shore power cord, 50 feet
·      Marinco PowerCord Plus Adapter
·      Batteries, two, 95 Ah, Crown Deep Cycle 24DC95
·      Guest 10-amp onboard battery charger
·      Fortress FX-7 4-lb anchor with chain (5 feet) and nylon three-stand (150 feet) rode
·      Lunch hooks, two
·      Dock lines and fenders
·      PFDs
·      ACR ResQFix 406 GPS Personal Locator Beacon
·      Fire extinguisher
·      Two folding cockpit chairs
·      Swim platform and extra ladder
·      Water hose, 50 feet
·      Sundry items.

Originally based on Long Island Sound, for the last 11 years the boat has been cruised on Lake Ontario and adjacent waterways.

In excellent condition. Ready to begin cruising with a new owner.

Current name At Last! Original name under first owner Goose.

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·      Georgs Kolesnikovs
·      Email waterworld @


Sunday, August 23, 2015

Hunt for Red Lobster/More on the Cruise

Spirit of Zopilote in Camden, Maine. Click on any image for a larger view.
The harbor at Camden has its own waterfall.
Camden is the epicentre of windjammer cruises in Maine.
They start 'em fishing young in Maine.
We make our way through the tricky—and today foggy—passage into Seal Bay, one of the nicest anchorages in Maine.
In front of North Haven, we spot the Nordhavn 47 Bluewater owned and cruised by good friends Milt and Judy Baker.
In Seal Bay, between Hay and Davids islands, is our intended anchorage.
The pin is pulled on the mighty anchor aboard Spirit of Zopilote.
The experienced captain's routine: Once the anchor is set, plan the route for the next day so the departure can happen at any time—with outbound waypoints at the ready.
Great fun to raft up briefly with the Fleming 55 Pursuit and to meet Gary Jobson, a guest aboard. Next week he'll be off to Sable Island to make a documentary on the iconic island off Nova Scotia's coast.
Bluewater enters Seal Bay and sets her anchor nearby.
Judy Baker prepared a magnificent feast aboard Bluewater. So good to renew acquaintances.
Spirit of Zopilote on the hook in Seal Bay as the fog begins to close in again.
The single 300-horsepower Cummins NT855-M dominates the engine room and easily propels the 165,000-pound trawler yachts at 9 knots.
Joan at the helm as we begin the approach to Southwest Harbor and the end of our cruise.
Bruce called ahead to Grumpy's so Grumpy and wife Stacy would have fresh lobster available for departing guests.
Could there be a more fitting conclusion to Hunt for Red Lobster?

Friday, August 21, 2015

Hunt for Red Lobster/The Cruise

Yes, there is fog in Maine. (Click on any image in the blog for a larger view.)

Joan Kessler keeps eyes and ears open as Spirit of Zopilote carefully crosses Penobscot Bay.
Bruce Kessler often gets all the credit for the circumnavigation with Zopilote and the now 18 years of cruising with Spirit of Zopilote, but. in reality, he and Joan are very much a team, an inspiration for other cruising couples to see in action together.
The light guarding the entrance to the large harbour at Rockland.

Our itinerary took us to all the nicest places on the coast of Maine: Southwest Harbor, Frenchboro at Lunt Harbor, Buck's Harbour, Camden, Rockland, Seal Bay on Vinalhaven Island, and back to Southwest Harbor.
Yes, there is fog in Maine.
Lobster boats—and lobster pots—are everywhere.
For inland sailors, to see so many pretty work boats in action was a special treat.
OK, OK, here is one more.
Clipper-rigged windjammers offer cruises out of many ports in Maine.
Spirit of Zopilote and windjammers anchored in wonderful Buck's Harbour.
Maine men at work. It is said women make the best deck hands on lobster boats.

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