The Queen Priscilla For Sale

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$42,300.  You may have seen her cruising on the Tennessee River or cruising past the VOL Navy.  You may have even boarded her for a game day cruise.  Now, she is for sale.

We LOVE our Gemini Cat. The only reason we are willing to part with her is to obtain a different vessel with LESS cabin space.   We will NOT sell or trade her unless it is for a reasonable price or trade that suits our needs.

GENERAL . . . Year: 1984 | Builder: Performance Cruising, Inc. | Make: Gemini | Model: 3000 | Length: 30′ 6″ | Beam: 14′ | Draft: 20″ (dagger boards UP) — 60″ (dagger boards DOWN) | Bridge Clearance: ~ 45′ | Weight: 7,000 lbs | Hull ID #: 142 | Fresh Water Capacity: 25 gal (can be easily increased) | Waste Tank Capacity: 24 gal |

This vessel is built for smooth sailing AND power cruising. The 40-foot mast, sails & rigging are included. It has one large salon with a dinette and 3 staterooms. The master stateroom is forward and has a queen-sized berth. The other two staterooms are located aft in each of the hulls. The galley is starboard and features a sink and two burner stove with oven and microwave. A large refrigerator is located in the salon, adjacent to the dinette area. A chart room is located in the port hull adjacent to a clean and comfortable head with a shower. A custom-built sightseeing bench w/cushions provides luxuriant comfort on the forward deck. The diesel engine is in great condition. It starts easily and runs great. Diesel engines are unusual in Gemini Cats. This one runs smoothly and quietly with no smoke or obnoxious diesel odor.

160 ADDITIONAL PHOTOS can be viewed in the “Gemini Technical” Photo Album at my TennesseeBoatLine web site.  Email me:  Captain@TennesseeBoatLine.com for more information.

ENGINE . . . Engine: 22 HP Marinized Vetus Inboard/Outboard Diesel | Fuel Tank Capacity: 18 gal | Cooling: Raw Water and Closed Cooling System | Drive: Sillette-Sonic Limited Catamaran Drive, MK2 | Cruise Speed: 8 MPH (2200 RPM) |

ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC . . . Batteries: 2 12-volt “House” batteries and 2 12-volt Inverter Batteries. All relatively new. | Power Inverter: AIMS Power, PWRINV5000 24 volt | Solar Power: Siemens 46 watt Solar Panel and Regulator — used for charging House Batteries | Battery Chargers: 1 Schumacher SE-70MA 10 Amp 12/24V and 1 Shipwright 15 Amp 12V | Perko Battery Switch | Circuit Breaker Panels: 2 12-volt panels; one for general 12-volt distribution and one for navigation lights | Navigation Lights: Combination Side Lights at bow, Mast & Anchor Lights, Flag Spotlight, Stern Light | Cockpit Lights: Rope Lighting, Courtesy Light at stern | Shore Power Hookup: 30 Amp/125 Volt shore power receptacle at stern. 50′ Shore Power Cord | TV/DVD Player: Emerson LD190EM1 | Sound System/CD Player: JVC KD SR40 | VHF Radio: Standard Horizon Eclipse GX1246S | Compass | AutoPilot | Nav 5A Instrument Cluster |

ACCOMMODATIONS . . . AC/Heat: Mermaid M-9CHP-R 9,000 BTU (New) | Head: Jabsco Electric 37010-0090 (new) | Waste Tank: 24 gal with electronic level indicator (new) | Shower | Hot Water System: Junkers W125K — Flued Instantaneous Gas Water Heater | ShurFlo Pressurized Fresh Water System: Current 25 gal Capacity can be increased. | Sinks: Kitchen & Head | Refrigerator/Freezer: Vissani HVDR450BE Refrigerator/Freezer (new) – operable with either shore power or power inverter. | Stove: Eastham Maxol — propane burner/grill/oven | Microwave: Samsung Mini Chef | BBQ Grill: Forward Rail mounted portable Stainless Steel Gas Grill |

OTHER GEAR . . . Bimini: 2 Cockpit Biminis (1 gray, 1 blue) | Screens: 4 Hatch Screens; Cockpit Window & Cabin Door Screens | Dinghy & Davits: 11′ Azzurro Premium Inflatable Boat AM330 (new) | Folding Swim Ladder | 2 Anchors | Manual Anchor Pulley |

SAFETY . . . Bilge Pumps: 12-volt Automatic | Fire Extinguishers | Smoke Detector | Carbon Monoxide Detector | Grab Rails | AFI Marine Horn (new) | Life Vests: 6 Adult & 2 Child Recreational Type II |

160 ADDITIONAL PHOTOS can be viewed in the “Gemini Technical” Photo Album at my TennesseeBoatLine web site.  Email me:  Captain@TennesseeBoatLine.com for more information.

MAINTENANCE . . . The hull (in great condition) was completely sanded and refinished with black Interlux anti fouling paint 2 years ago at the time we purchased her. Routine maintenance performed, but the engine has been essentially trouble free. The only other required repairs or maintenance involved the addition of an electric fuel pump and replacement of the engine water pump.

REASON FOR SELLING . . . We love this vessel. The only reason we are selling her is because we do not sail (even though we have all the equipment) and we do not use the comfortable and spacious cabin accommodations for our 90-minute river cruise business. Her best features include her unique appearance, physical condition, spacious interior, reliable diesel engine, and her fuel efficiency. Diesel engines are unusual in Gemini Cats. This one runs smoothly and quietly with no smoke or obnoxious diesel odor. We plan to replace the vessel with something more practical for what we do. The vessel we will acquire to replace her MUST be reliable, comfortable and have a unique look and history.

TRAILER . . . A high quality custom built trailer is also for sale by the PREVIOUS owner (in Greenville, TN). It is the one pictured in the photos at my TennesseeBoatLine web site. He will sell it for $5,000 (a steal). If you yourself are not interested in owning the trailer but you know someone in the hauling business in your area, perhaps you could encourage them to purchase it and ask them to transport the boat when they come to pick it up.

160 ADDITIONAL PHOTOS can be viewed in the “Gemini Technical” Photo Album at my TennesseeBoatLine web site.  Email me:  Captain@TennesseeBoatLine.com for more information.

 

All VOL Cheese

All Vol Cheese

Smokey knows everything about UT – especially about what’s happening on the Ag Campus.  This week he reached out to tell us about ALL VOL CHEESE, produced at Sweetwater Valley Farm and marketed by the University of Tennessee Food Science & Technology Department.  Students from the department are gaining valuable experience as interns manufacturing this local cheese at Sweetwater Valley Farm.  Through hands on experience in the “cheese business”, they are learning valuable business skills, including: market demand, pricing, profitability, logistics, marketing, and selling.

The ultimate goal is to bring back the tradition of great products manufactured by the old UT Creamery.  A new UT Creamery would use milk from the UT Dairies to produce cheese, ice cream, and yogurt.  A new state-of-the art facility would help make UT graduates even more competitive in the food processing and dairy products industries.

An ALL VOL CHEESE representative will be visiting the VOL Navy to deliver pre-sold orders prior to the South Carolina  game (November 7).  Pick up will be at the Gazebo in the center of the VOL Navy Docks between 12:00 and 2:00. Pre-Sales can be made by contacting Thomas Frederick at TFreder1@vols.utk.edu.  Order Checker Board Mild Cheddar, Gameday Sharp Cheddar, Torchbearer Jalapeno, or Smokey’s Smoked Gouda TODAY!

If you will not be attending the games you can also order at the UT Food Science & Technology Website.

Sailboats rafting up?

I’m new to the Vol Navy and I’m wanting to raft up for some games.  I have a big problem though.  I have a sailboat with a 50′ mast that wont fit under the railroad bridge.  I could heel the boat to one side and reduce the height of my mast enough to get under the bridge but that’s a bit tricky and dangerous.  Have other sailboats rafted up with the Vol Navy in the past?  Are there other places to raft up or anchor?  Maybe there is place down river from the railroad bridge but still close to the stadium.  My boat is a 30′ Catalina with a draft of 5’5″ and a beam of 11′.  Any thoughts.