Long time, no blog. But I have some juicy info! We have purchased an Aloha 34 - a 34' vessel built in 1981 in Ontario, Canada that is well known as being a solid ocean cruiser.
The boat was originally named Kwinsam, which was later changed to Themistocles.
Over a period of 18hrs this past Saturday, we motor-sailed 120nm from Sidney to Campbell River. We experienced everything from dead calm to 39kts and 15ft quartering waves. Themistocles now resides in Discovery Harbour Marina on Finger H.
Themistocles is a comfortable and reasonably fast cruising sailing vessel. Very beamy (11'2") with a long waterline (28'8") and generous accommodations for a 34ft vessel. The sail plan provides good drive and the deck is uncluttered. Draft is 5'6" and displacement is around 14,000lbs. The toe rails are aluminum, the grab rails are teak and the companionway is slightly offset. The cockpit is a spacious T-shaped with a shallow locker to starboard and a deep locker to port.
The port locker provides clear and easy access to the back of the diesel engine and fuel systems. The interior is traditional with very liberal use of teak. The fold down dinette table leaves the main cabin with ample seating for meals when down and open space when up. The head has a shower and access from both the main cabin and forward cabin. All 6 berths are spacious. Opposite the head are two tall lockers for clothing. There is a convenient, forward facing navigation station to starboard and galley with stove/oven to port. The companionway stairs can be removed for easy access to the front of the engine. Other utilities include 12v and 110v systems, about 60 gal fresh water, 30 gal head tank, spacious icebox with refrigeration, pressure water… etc.
LOA: 34' 0" (10.36m)
LWL: 28' 8" (8.74m)
Beam: 11' 2" (3.40m)
Draft: 5' 6" (1.68m)
Displacement: 13,600 lb. (6182 kg)
Ballast: 4,700 lb. (2136 kg)
Engine: Universal 5424 – 24hp