Originally Posted by atoll
looking at the photos
you might want to get rid of the deck cargo if going off shore.
the indian ocean can be very bumpy.........................
What is not apparent and is very cool about Ann is that all those deck boxes are bolted to the deck. They have been used to store jerry cans (diesel and petrol), sails
and other gear
. This was a cool feature and I think better than lashing stuff to the lifelines
. They are as solid as the rest of this cement beauty queen.
The box on the front end of the coach roof houses the genny. Completely enclosed with breather holes. Another cool feature. The genny is out of the weather and up off the deck.
Under the boom is a table. One end supported by the air conditioner condensor and motor. A cool spot to eat.
The chain lockers are just in front of the mast
below deck. The gypsy
is at the base of the mast
. The main halyard
can be wrapped on the capstan for raising. It's a heavy gaff and sail so this is a nice feature.
While the dinghy davits
are home made and a bit light to me, the owner made a dedicated outboard storage
bracket just in front of the deckhouse on the starboard side that has a lift
crane. Another workload reducer.
The deckhouse was added later but integrated well. The front, roof and back are solid but all the side canvas
rolls up. Steering
from here is like standing in a trawler
or something. Completely dry but good airflow. And in great weather all the canvas
can be rolled open.
The back porch houses the rudder
, tiller pilot (attached to rudder
vane), propane tanks
and BBQ. No gas to accumulate anywhere inside.
The PO was first owner. He had the hull
professionally laid but he and his family were marine
engineers and designed the fitout. The fitout was very thoughtful and the boat has a lot of nice and efficient features.
Ann looks a bit weird until you get aboard. Athen you realize how functional most everything is. It was built to go far, safely. She is like a big truck and she is low cost. Of course the big sacrifice is speed and IMO she is happy at 5 knots max. Above that the loads on the rig are pretty high.