Adventure 17


Sail away for £17,850

If the Adventure 12 dinghy is a little too adventurous for your family then the open cockpit of the RCD Cat C Adventure 17 is bound to appeal more to your requirements.

The cockpit is split into a forward seating / sleeping area that can be covered by an optional spray hood with a fold up back door and an aft self draining control cockpit. Two adults and two children can easily fit into a space surrounded by high seat backs.

When the weather gets tough there is an option to shelter under the spray hood whilst still offering good visibility for the skipper. The aft cockpit is open as standard or teak folding seats can be added if you are interested in picnic mode.

She can be easily towed and launched from her single axle EU Type approved road trailer. A lifting galvanised steel centreplate gives access to all the shallow creaks and anchorages and a central outboard well takes an outboard up to 6hp. An asymmetric spinnaker is also available to spice up the ride.

 

Specification

Length overall 19’6” 5.95 m
Length over deck 17’0” 5.182 m
Length of waterline 16’0” 4.877 m
Beam 6’9” 2.057 m
Draught 1’7” – 4’0” 0.483 – 1.219 m
Displacement 1310 lbs 595 kg
Sail area 181 ft2 16.8 m2
Approx towing weight 2015 lbs 915 kgs
RCD category C

Standard specification

 Hull

Construction: Hand laid solid GRP hull with no foam core. Integral centreplate case laminated as part of the complete hull structure. Internal bunk and forepeak moulding bonded into hull with internal structural bulkheads bonded to both hull and deck mouldings. Standard colours are Off White, Dark Blue or Dark Green. The hull and deck joint is by way of an overlap or ‘Biscuit Tin Lid’ with GRP bonding.

 Rudder: The rudder is transom hung on two stainless steel hangings bolted through the transom with Hardwood backing pads. The rudder is constructed from laminated Plywood with a stainless steel lifting drop plate.

 Engine Beds: Engine beds are incorporated in the GRP bunk moulding with mild steel mounts bonded into the bed design which incorporates an oil drip tray.

 Ballast: Ballast is by way of Iron punchings encapsulated in resin inside the hull keel moulding. A galvanised steel centreplate forms part of the ballast with a stainless steel lifting wire leading to a winch lifting system operated from the cockpit.

 Boot Top: A single boot top moulded in gel coat located above antifouling level. Colour in contrast to main hull and normally matching the deck.

 Deck

Construction: Hand laid GRP with balsa core in way of horizontal load areas. Hard wood pads under deck fittings and stress points.

Cockpit : Cockpit locker lids are hand laid with balsa core. There is integrated non slip on horizontal surfaces with an optional two tone colour. A cockpit drain is located in the centre of the main foot well with additional drainage from the seats. A

central water tight locker offers general storage or houses the diesel engine when fitted.

 Deck Fittings: Bespoke deck fittings including bow sprit and chain plates are made from stainless steel. 4 aluminium deck cleats are positioned aft & amidships with two fairleads feeding a teak Sampson post forward. All sail controls are led aft to rope clutches / jammers with a single halyard winch to starboard. Adjustable jib & mainsheet cars. Access below is via a teak lined sliding companionway hatch and split plywood / Perspex washboards. Extra ventilation provided by an aluminium forward hatch.

 Ports: 2 fixed ports are fitted one each in the hull topsides.

 Chain plates: Chain plates are in stainless steel and through bolted on the hull sides.

 Vents: Ventilation is via a washboard vent and opening forward hatch.

Miscellaneous Deck Equipment:             

Fuel filler & tank vent. (Inboard version only).

Life harness attachment point by the companionway

Rope tidies for main & Jib halyards.

Cockpit Lockers: Two main watertight lockers with latches and padlocks are provided. A hast / staple with padlock is also provided for the companionway hatch.

 Spars

Mainmast: Aluminium extruded section with cast fittings in way of spreaders and gooseneck. Pivoting deck step.

Main Boom: Aluminium extruded section with cast end fittings. Mainsheet, reef and kicker fittings. Pivoting deck step.

Bowsprit: Aluminium sprit pole with Selden deck attachment.

Rigging

Standing Rigging: Cap shrouds, lower shrouds & forestay in 4mm 1 x 19 stainless steel wire with swaged ends Chromed rigging screws. Jib mounted on reefing spar and controls led aft to cockpit.

Running Rigging:  Main throat / peak halyards – 6mm braid.  Jib &Staysail halyards – 6mm braid. Main topping lift – 6mm braid. Mainsail reefing lines – 6mm braid. Mainsail outhaul – 6mm braid.  Mainsheet & Jib sheets – 10mm sheet rope. All associated blocks for purchase tackles.

Sails

Mainsail: White Dacron. 2 reef points with tie in lacings. Luff and gaff lacing as required.

 Jib: White Dacron with wire luff and tell tails.

 Boom Cover:  In Maroon, or Cream acrylic. Fixings to allow for topping lift and mainsheet take off. All sails supplied with, sail

numbers, logo and ties.

 Engineering

Outboard well: A teak engine mounting with stainless brackets. Engine well hull blank. GRP moulded fuel tank stowage and fuel lead splitter through aft locker compartment. (fuel lead not supplied as standard)

 Engine: Yanmar 1GM10 9hp marine diesel engine. A 35 amp (12V) alternator is fitted to the engine.

Engine Instruments and Controls: The engine instruments are located at the rear of the cockpit coaming and are recessed with a clear cover. Instruments include audible alarm, alternator warning light, start switch and stop control. A single lever engine control is supplied and fitted in the cockpit well.

 Engine Cooling: The engine is directly salt water cooled. A 3/4″ diameter pipe leads from the main seawater inlet through a

strainer to the engine and discharges overboard through the exhaust.

 Engine Exhaust: A flexible exhaust hose connects the exhaust via a swan neck with water trap to the outlet fitting through the transom.

 Fuel System: A diesel tank with a capacity of approximately 18 litres, breather and integrated dip stick. The tank is fitted with flow and return lines, the flow line having a manual shut off valve.

 Plumbing

Bilge System: 1 x Manual bilge pump operated from the cockpit with a handle stored in the aft locker.

Fresh Water Tanks: 1 x 10ltr plastic jerry can with manual hand pump. Also a bucket / sink.

Soil System: When fitted the heads discharge directly to sea via a vent loop and skin fitting.

Inlet / Outlet Fittings: Engine: In through a single skin fittings with a valve and strainer. Out via exhaust system.

 Gas

Gas System: There is no fitted Gas system on a Shrimper. A gimballed stainless steel basket is supplied to take a single camping gas burner.  The canisters for this are not to be stored inside the boat.

Electrics

12 volt DC system 

 Batteries: Engine – one 12 volt 65 amp/hour. (Optional on outboard version)

Charging: Via main engine – a 35 amp (at 12 volt) alternator.

 Switchboard: An optional switch panel is fitted to boats that have additional electronics fitted.

Test Reports

VIEW RELATED 17 RANGE