Technical Details


Mainsail – Jeckells, 2008, very good condition with 2 reefs

Mizzen – Jeckells, 2008, very good condition with 1 reef

Staysail – AW sails, Devon, date unknown, very good condition with 1 reef (added by Jeckells, 2011)

Jib – AW sails, date unknown, reasonable condition (was on a Wykeham Martin furler and set flying, converted 2015 to hanked-on on a Bartels furling stay).

Topsail – Jeckells, 2011, very good condition, hoists on its own fall (I also still have the original topsail which could be used as a watersail, mizzen staysail or spare topsail. It is in poor but useable condition).

Ghoster – Dart Sails and Covers, 2015, very good condition and barely used. This was cut to the same shape as the light ghoster I got with the boat but destroyed during the transatlantic delivery passage, and is built of 3oz dacron. It is intended to be set from a traveller on the bowsprit, but there is also a very long spinnaker boom which could be used to set it as a traditional-style triangular spinnaker


Engine: Beta Marine 43 HP diesel (on a Kubota block) (fitted new 2014-15)

Fed through 2 x parallel primary fuel filters

Gearbox: Technodrive TMC60 2:1 reduction (as above)

Shaft: 1 ¼” Stainless steel, with traditional bronze stuffing box

Propeller: Featherstream 18” x 11” RH feathering propeller (fitted 2015)

Steering: Wheel steering with beautiful traditional varnished wheel, driving through gearbox to keel-hung, ply and glass rudder on stainless web framework and stock. Mild steel heel fitting.

Alternator: Balmar 70 Amp high power alternator, optimised for low revs.

Batteries: 2 x 110Ah sealed Lead-Acid domestic batteries

1 x Red Flash 1800 engine start battery

Engine charging through Voltage Sensing Relay and switch cluster

Array of 3 substantial PV panels charging domestic bank through solar regulator to keep up with moderate daily loads

Refrigeration: New Isotherm fridge compressor and evaporator fitted 2018 to large, built-in, well- insulated coolbox.

Tankage and plumbing:

Fresh Water:

1 x 43 Gal (195 Lt) stainless steel main Fresh Water tank under port settee

1 x 10 Gal (45 Lt) polyethylene secondary Fresh Water tank under saloon sole

Fresh water tanks feed manifold so you can choose which tank to draw from, or fill the secondary tank from the main tank. Whale Gusher Galley Mk3 Footpump to galley sink faucet through domestic-style water filter (replacement elements widely available). Whale footpump to heads basin faucet.

Grey Water:

1 x 25 Lt (approx) polyethylene grey water tank for galley and heads sinks, under galley sole

Due to the sinks proximity to the waterline, they drain into the grey water tank, and this then is pumped overside via a Whale Gusher Urchin handpump under the galley sink. The tank has sufficient capacity for a couple of days of normal use between pump-outs.

Black water:

Raritan manual sea-toilet

1 x 25 Lt polyethylene black water tank

The black water (holding) tank is fully plumbed in with diverter valves for the following options:

Heads pump out to sea

Heads pump out to tank

Tank pump out (via Whale Gusher Urchin hand pump) to sea

Tank pump out (via shore pump) to shore reception facilities – through fitting in stbd cockpit locker

The holding system has been fully fitted (2010) but never used in anger.


1 x 25 Gal (159 Lt) mild steel fuel tank, under cockpit, stbd side.

Feeds engine through dual parallel filters allowing rapid changeover in case of blockage.


Rulemate 500gph automatic electric bilge pump

Whale Gusher 10 Manual bilge pump in cockpit

Whale Gusher 30 Manual bilge pump under galley sole

Fresh water, grey water and black water systems new in 2010. Fuel system new in 2014-15 with new engine installation. Bilge system fully serviced and electric pump replaced 2015.

Galley stove:

Plastimo Neptune 4500 gas cooker

2 x Calor 4.5kg Butane cylinders in on-deck stowage aft. Hoses changed 2015.

Cabin heater:

Dickinson Newport solid fuel burner

Cabin Lighting:

All-LED lighting, mostly in traditional fittings.

Forecabin has main light and reading light

Saloon has three deckhead lights, one reading light for pilot berth, red / white switchable chart table light

Galley and heads both have red / white switchable deckhead lights

In addition there are two gimballed paraffin lamps in the galley and saloon. These provide a warm yellow light sufficient to read by, and also help provide some warmth on a cool evening.

Navigation lights:

Red / green sidelights (LED) on boards on main shrouds

Sternlight (LED) at mizzen masthead

Combination steaming / deck downlight (both currently with conventional incandescent lamps) fitting at mainmast hounds.

Copper / bronze paraffin anchor lighting

Navigation equipment:

Sestrel steering compass (adjusted 2018)

Raymarine Bidata sounder / log

Navman GPS / chartplotter (B&W display but takes older C-Map cards)

Navicom VHF with built-in AIS receiver

Nasa EasyNavtex

Nasa GPS repeater in cockpit

Yakbitz Yakker NMEA wifi converter (allows connection of tablet or laptop with chartplotter software)


Ground Tackle:

1 x 45lb CQR main anchor on 45m x 10mm chain spliced to a further 20m 3-strand nylon warp

1 x 35lb CQR second anchor stowed on lazarette hatch.

Approx 40m x 8mm chain for second anchor

Small plough-type kedge anchor with chain / rope rode.

Deck equipment:

Simpson Lawrence manual anchor windlass with 10mm gypsy and warping drum

2 x Lewmar single speed winches at mainmast

2 x Barton two-speed winches for jib sheets

2 x Lewmar two-speed winches for staysail sheets

Selection of winch handles.

(Because of the relatively small area of each sail, winches only become necessary for sheeting headsails in stronger winds. The mast winches are rarely used – the stbd one is used for tensioning the topsail halyard and that’s it.)

Monitor windvane self-steering gear

Raymarine tillerpilot to connect to Monitor gear

Selection of mooring warps and fenders

Sail covers, wheel and binnacle covers

Spray hood

Cockpit awning with spreader bar and water-collection tubes

Outboard bracket

Beaching legs – need some work as unused for many years.

Safety equipment:

ACR EPIRB, battery due Jul 2018

4-man valise liferaft, service due

1 x horseshoe lifebuoy with light

1 x AFFF fire extinguisher (galley)

2 x dry powder fire extinguishers (saloon and forecabin)

1 x fire blanket (galley)

1 x first aid kit (heads)

Flares (in date as of Jul 2018)

Fire extinguisher port into engine compartment