- 1.What size is the wire and type of connectors?
wire is 5/16" 1x7 with stainless steel compression
sleeves (same pinciple as 'nicopress') around galv. thimbles. Wire supplied and ends done by commercial
logging supplies service
-2. Have you ever had the engine compression tested or the oil
sent for analysis?
Compression has not been tested and oil has not been sent for analysis. Injectors bench tested 3 months ago and are good.
-3.When was the last time you had the bottom blasted and what kind of barrier coat system did you use?
I have not blasted the bottom since construction. Bottom was initially sand blasted and coated with Devoe Bar Rust 235, followed by 2 coats of Devoe epoxy
-4.Does the insulation go below the water line and is it in the cabin trunk sides and top?
The sprayed foam insulation goes below the waterline to just above the bilges. and of course includes cabinsides and deckhead ('top').
-5.I understand this is a frameless design, so do the twin keels have structural floors?
The keel comes up inside the hull
about 6" and is tied into 4" angles welded transversely from hull sides to centreline. Two on each side (port and starboard)
-6.Is there a second steering
station inside by the swivel seat where it is warm? If not how difficult to install one?
I did have an inside steering station but rarely used it, so it was removed. It was connected to the rudder
trimtab via push/pull morse cable and worked well.It would noy be difficult to re-install this if desired. I also had a tillerpilot that also controlled the trimtab, with a remote
control. It died in the southern ocean while motoring and I haven't really missed it.
-7.What are you doing for electrical
power? Do you have a wind generator
The boat is self sufficient electrically, with 2 x 85 watt Kyocera panels
through a Blue Sky MPPT
charge controller. Even in winter in BC or Chile
I have never run the engine for electricity. No wind generator
No 110v shore power
system onboard. No shorepower battery charger
. 100 amp alternator
(rebuilt 3 yrs ago, as preventive maintenance) with 3 step smart regulator
are 4 x 6-volt Trojan golfcart batteries
(3 years old), and a separate starting battery
(1 yr old) charged by a 'series regulator'(Xantrex).
-8.What condition are all those sails since they have had heavy use on them from a 3 year voyage?
The sails of course have some wear but are in good condition and were built specifically by the sailmaker
with this last difficult trip in mind.
-9.You did not post any photos of the aft stateroom. Can you post more interior photos including aft stateroom and bilges showing floors?
All the photos you posted are so low in resolution that it is hard to see the boat well.
Can you post the full resolution photos?
I will take and post some more specific photos per your request in the next week.
-10.Are all the winches ST?
The four cockpit winches are selftailing and the 3 mast winches are not. There are integral stoppers (clutches) for reefing lines and clew outhaul
in the Isomat gooseneck. There are 3 stoppers on the mast for halyards and topping lift
-11.What about hot water system?
No hot water system. No built in shower
-12.How thick is refrigerator insulation?
The refrigerator is an Engel 45 https://engel-usa.com/products/engel...fridge-freezer
. I have not measured the insulation thickness.
-13.What is your auto pilot set up?
is as noted above. The windvane
is used coastally and offshore.
-14.Are there baffles in the tanks?
The fuel tank
has a single
transverse baffle. The water tanks are smaller and do not need baffles.
-15.Is the SSB
a portable or permanently installed?
The HF (ssb) ham radio
is 'permanently' installed, but requires a ham license
to use. It is 'opened up' for use on marine
hf frequencies if necessary, and works well on all hf bands.