#138, Gam Zu

1983 Corbin 39 “Gam Zu” is for sale

Gam Zu is an aft cockpit mk2 with the taller double spreader mast, bow sprit and bobstay that really helps alleviate weather helm. Hull Number 138. Asking USD $67,500.

She is located just south of Annapolis, Maryland at Herrington Harbor. Contact Jeff Bowen at captjeff@thesailingacademy.com to set up a viewing. GamZu was acquired by Planet Hope, a youth sailing organization in 2017. Several upgrades were made to set up for sail training aboard such as watermaker, solar panels, additional water tank, etc. She has been used in the Chesapeake Bay in the summers and in the Bahamas in the winters through last year.

We have a brokerage through The Sailing Academy, and I am listing the boat. I have also volunteered as an instructor aboard and know the vessel well.

Gam Zu is a true offshore cruiser set up for extended sailing, with fully enclosed heated pilot house for inclement weather, 4 solar panels to keep the batteries charged, duel steering stations and engine controls, Spectra watermaker, updated Westerbeke engine with only 1900 hours, three blade feathering prop, SSB radio for offshore communications and enough storage to provision for months at a time. The flush deck with 8 opening hatches gives great airflow below and tons of usable space on deck. Stern davits for storing the dinghy. Two large double bunks one fore and one aft plus 2 single sea berths in main salon with lee cloths. With four solar panels there is no need to plug into shore power.

Cockpit and Deck
Stern swim ladder, dinghy davits, Life sling and throw rope. Fold down cockpit table. Attachment points for jack lines. Aft propane locker. Dinghy engine hoist and mount on stern rail.
“Granny” bars at mast for safe line handling
Two large bow lockers for ground tackle and gear
6 person life raft (expired)

Electronics and Equipment
Raymarine chartplotter at helm and at nav station in pilot house.
Raymarine radar
Hydraulic auto pilot, with controls at helm and in pilot house
AIS receiver displayed on chartplotters
VHF and SSB radios
400 watts of solar panels with charge controller
2 4-D batteries, battery monitor
high output alternator to charge batteries
Spare alternator
Running Lights and masthead tri-color for offshore
120 shore power inlet, cord
Battery charger
120v outlets
Spectra watermaker
Hot water heater
Diesel cabin heater

150 gallon diesel tank
Three Fresh water tanks total 100 gallons fresh water

Full size marine head (manual)
Electra-scan Type 1 MSD
Shower and shower sump
Sink and counters
Plenty of storage

Refrigerator and Freezer, deep top loading
Plenty of cabinets and drawers
Huge sink
Two burner Force 10 propane stove with oven

Sails and Canvas
Fully battened mainsail
Main sail stack pack with lazy jacks
Furling staysail
Furling Genoa
Asymmetrical spinnaker with launching sock
Bimini and dodger with connecting side pieces to enclose cockpit
Foredeck canopy for shade

Updated standing rigging has Staylok fittings for easy maintenance and/or replacement. Adjustable running backstays, gybe preventer on both port and starboard.

Ground Tackle
Ground tackle is set up for spending extended time at anchor. Electric windlass with controls on the bow and in the pilothouse for short handed launching and retrieval of anchor. Primary anchor on 200′ of chain. Anchor bridle set up for snubber. Secondary anchor on 200′ of line and 15′ of chain.

48 HP Westerbeke 55D engine installed 2012 and has less than 1900 hours. New V-drive transmission installed summer 2023. Excellent access to all sided of engine from the pilot house.

New bottom job July 2023, old bottom paint ground off and two coats of antifouling paint, applied. Grounding plate for SSB radio and whole boat bonding.

Location : just south of Annapolis, Maryland at Herrington Harbor
Price : USD $ 67,500.00 USD
Contact : Jeff Bowen at captjeff@thesailingacademy.com.

Details :
Hull : 138
Name : Gam Zu (previously named “Whaleback”)
Moulded / Completed : 02-1983 / 1987
Type : Corbin 39, aft cockpit with the taller double spreader mast, bow sprit and bobstay
HIN : ZCJ 00138 0283
Registered :—-
Owner : Planet Hope
Flag :USA
Website :
Full description : as above
Boat index page : https://corbin39.org/138-whaleback/
Date Listed : 02-June-2024


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