Sanibel 17
"Dixie Lee"

Last Updated: October 17, 2006

HIN: CVI0035AK485
CVI - Captiva Yachts, Inc., Oldsmar, Florida.
0035A - 35th boat built.
K4 - Built November 1984.
85 - Model Year = 1985.

Trailer Information:

  • Galvanized Trailer

  • Tires & bearings about 3 years old

  • Added Bearing Buddies

  • New dolly wheel mounted on trailer in 2005

  • Newer trailer bunks/carpet in 2003

  • Added custom trailer motor mount 2006

Trailer with forward Motor Mount.

Bow Mast Crutch.

Sail Inventory and setup:

  • Main and Jib reconditioned by Sailcare 2005 - very good shape with new Sanibel logo (made by Sailcare)

  • Tri-color radial Genoa new 2004

  • Older symmetrical spinnaker (no pole - used like a gennaker)

  • Bungee cord on boom with hooks to tie the main sail.

Bungee cord holding main sail to boom.

Symmetrical Spinnaker.


  • Johnson 6 hp long-shaft outboard in very good shape w/tank - starts on first or second pull.

Notice stern Mast Crutch and Rudder both mounted.

Structural Improvements:

  • Completely refinished bottom of boat in 2004 with several coats of epoxy barrier coat and VC17 bottom paint ( Select this link to see what he did.)

  • Reinforced lower part of mast step under V-berth

  • dded extra fiberglass around CB trunk strengthen that area (I had no problems with it, but it seemed to flex a little bit and I know that can be a problem area for center-board boats).

  • Custom rear mast holder including two stainless steel brackets.

  • mounted next to rudder gudgeons. You can have the rudder assembly in place at the same time as the mast which is very convenient.

Interior Pictures:

  • I fiberglassed in four small wood blocks on the sides of the v-berth to hang monkey hammocks from.

  • Cleaned and refinished all the interior wood with teak oil.

  • Installed stereo system in 2006 - has AM/FM/Weather bands and a CD player. Also has an input jack for MP3 players. Two boat speakers in the cockpit. Sounds very good. Custom mounted in cabin over the larger quarter berth - looks nice.

  • Added several holders and hooks on the cockpit wall in the cabin. We have a place for our cell phone, handheld VHF, GPS, lighter for stove, wallet, keys, reefing lines, etc.


Additional Improvements:

  • Completely new wiring in 2003. I added a four switch panel, a battery disconnect switch, new running lights, and an LED cabin light.

  • New main sail cover in 2003 (green)

  • Custom-fit cockpit cushions in 2005 (green)

  • Added a stainless steel folding transom ladder in 2005. To do this, I added a new 6" access port in the transom and used an epoxy-coated plywood sheet as a backer plate. The ladder is very sturdy.

  • Installed four stanchions and rope lifelines in 2004. The stanchions all have custom stainless steel backing plates and are bolted in place - very sturdy. Great for the kids who like to ride on the bow.

  • Added four new cam cleats in 2003 and 2004. All have stainless backing plates or stainless backing washers. Two are on the cabin top for the 100% jib and two swivel cam cleats were added in 2004 for the 150% genoa and spinnaker.

  • All-new SS rigging from Rigging Only in 2005 - with quick adjuster on forestay for fast set-up and excellent turnbuckles on the sidestays. Much nicer than the system with pegs and holes that came with Anduin.

  • Added a Force 10 Seacook stove to the cockpit - we use it when camping. Works great. (will have photos of this)

  • an anchor with chain and rode

  • a 1.5' tiller extender (homemade with a dinghy universal joint and PVC pipe)

  • boat fenders

Additional equipment included:

The FUN is for FREE.

New Cockpit Cushions.

Todd sure knows how to enjoy Anduin.