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Great Bear Papers

Transportation Permit, Bolinas, October 30, 1970

Vessel Documentation Application, 1970

Radio Station License

Marin County Tries to Collect Tax

Panama Permit

Panama Canal - Clearance at Cristobal

Sketch of Great Bear from Cruising World Magazine

Letter from Gerry Driscoll re: Intrepid, San Diego, 1974


Parts List at Time of Sale (1975)

31-foot Center-cockpit Cutter-rigged Cruising Trimaran

DESIGN: Jim Brown Searunner, fixed-wing centerboard
BUILT: 1970, Bolinas, California

Swaged stainless steel
Almar running.backstay levers
Stainless steel pulpit, sternrail, lifelines
Insulated back.stay antenna
Merriman geared roller reefing
Wire halyards
Stainless blocks
Snatchblocks and spares

Bruns, 1973: Genoa, Yankee, Staysail, Storm Staysail
Hong Kong, 1971: Mainsail, Genoa #2 (Mule)
Gianola, 1973: Boom cover, cushions, etc.

Sitka spruce hollow box with 7/8 track, aluminum steps to truck
Vertical grain fir hollow box reaching struts (12' )

2 Lewmar 2-speed geared Genoa winches (#25)
2 Lewmar l-speed winches, halyards (#8)
2 Barlow-type staysail winches (#6)
2 Snubbing winches (mainsheet and staysail halyard)
1 Lewmar locking winch handle
I Barlow chrome handle

MACHINERY: Lloyd water-cooled 20 hp DIN Inboard, 2:! reduction, gas
Cruise 5 kn @ 3/4 gph; total weight 126 lbs!; new 973; spares.
Exceeds U.S. Coast Guard safety specs, hand start and electric.
Tankage: 24 gal.


30 amp Bosch alternator
5 amp magneto-driven charging alternator
2 50 amp-hr. batteries (new 1973)
All circuits fused in dry box (10 discrete circuits)
Running lights for International and Inland Rules
Spreader lights
30 amp dockside with constavolt equivalent

Sleeps 4 in 1 double, 2 singles
6'4" headroom
Walnut, Teak, Mahogany interior
Dinette sits six
11 12v lamps
3 Perko cabin lamps (oil)
1 Optimus kerosene mantle lamp (300CP)
Sony 12v Television
Sony 12v TC-126 Stereo tape recorder with 40 cassettes
Built-in ice chest (50-lb block)
Stainless steel sink
Fresh and salt water galley pumps (hand)
Homestrand recessed Alcohol stove
Portable oven
3 B:1 fire extinguishers
Cups, plates, pans, utensils, etc.
2 12v rubber-bladed cabin fans (for the tropics)
Navigation and chart table
Stainless wash sink and water pump in head
Wilcox-Crittenden head
Shatterproof 1/2” plex windows and hatches (open for air,
tinted for sun heat reduction)

Standard 880S VHF FM with 12 crystaled channels, 3db ant.
Kaar 150-Watt double sideband AM with 8 working channels.
3-band transistor receiver
Benmar 555 RDF
Seafarer Mark III sounder 60’ to 60 fathoms
2 Ritchie bulkhead mounted compasses
2 spare compasses
Weems hand-bearing compass
Sumlog 20 knots, have surfed to 17 kn.)
2 radar reflectors
Bell, Foghorn
Plotting instruments
240 charts Cape Cod to Seattle via Panama (used)


Hassler-type trimtab (incredible and necessary)

Dinghy: 8-foot fiberglass with rub-rail, oars

1 Danforth 30-lb. anchor with chain and 1/2” nylon rode
1 Grapnel with chain and rode
6 life jackets
1 horseshoe ring
2 Harnesses sewn to Elvstrom life jackets with lights and whistles
Foulweather gear
Parachute (16’ diam)
Henderson gusher pump (25 gal/hr.)
1 1/2” Kenyon hose to all sections and floats
3 ocean-fishing rods and reels and tackle, net
Fins and snorkels and masks for two
50mm (giant) Verypistol with 8 rounds parachute flares
Medical supplies and first aid for ocean cruising
Spare lines
Nicopress swager and many sleeves for emergencies