H23 SPECIFICATION AND DESCRIPTION OF BASIC SAIL-AWAY PACKAGE
HULL AND DECK COMBINATION
GRP laminate entirely hand laid comprising of chopped strand mat and woven rovings carefully designed to provide high strength to weight ratio. Two longitudinal stringers and all marine ply bulkheads incorporated. Deck built utilising end grain balsa sandwich construction which provides immense stiffness and also helps sound deadening and insulation, keeping the interior cooler in warm weather. Colour pigmentation of outer qelcoat surface to owner’s choice incorporating two hull stripes. Anti-skid panels incorporated in deck moulding. Well thought out deck layout allows moulding to incorporate pads and channels for fittings and hatches. Moulded toerail incorporated in deck. Hinged cockpit seat hatch easily accommodates battery, outboard motor, fenders and mooring lines and separate leak proof gas bottle housing; sliding companionway hatch and handrail grounds; translucent moulded flush fitting forehatch; anchor hatch. Deck joined to hull and bulkheads by GRP bonding, forming a strong monocoque structure which is absolutely watertight.
INTERIOR STRUCTURE AND ACCOMMODATION
Single piece GRP moulding from bow to stern forms basis of interior structure. Marine ply divisions bonded beneath bunks add strength and provide watertight storage bins. Sleeping accommodation provided for five adults with a double vee-berth in fore cabin, a single berth converting to double in the main saloon and a spacious quarter berth aft. In addition, there is a shorter berth in the saloon which could accommodate a child. Aft of the fore cabin is the heads compartment with portapotti toilet and a storage bin outboard. A hanging locker is situated opposite the heads. A door separates the heads compartment from the saloon area. The main saloon has more than l,75m headroom.
The galley is located next to the dagger board case and houses a two burner stove with grill and a sink, both with lids to provide a work surface. Above the galley is a cupboard for crockery and cutlery with doors fitted. A table with two drop leaves extends down the centre of the saloon.
The chart table is situated aft to starboard and hinges up to allow access to a huge area for a fridge or coolbox.
The companionway ladder is removable enabling access to a storage area under the cockpit. The companionway is closed off by a sliding hatch and two washboards.
The bulkheads, hanging locker, heads bin, chart table and saloon table are manufactured from teak faced marine ply with solid, teak cappings. All fiddles, cappings and the companionway ladder are of solid teak. All cleats and grounds not visible are of meranti or similar timber. Wherever plywood is used, it is approved marine ply. Teak handrails are fitted on the coach roof. Only waterproof glues are used and all fastenings are of solid brass, bronze or stainless steel.
TRIM, PAINTWORK AND FURNISHINGS
Hull sides in cabin lined with stain and moisture resistant non-rotting carpeting. All bunk mattresses made from firm foam and are fitted with acrylic rot-proof removable covers. A curtain is supplied for closing off the fore cabin from the heads compartment. All varnish used is hard-wearing polyurethane. A moulded deck liner is fitted from bow to stern with teak trim strips allowing access to fittings and electrics. All deck fittings are completely removable and fastenings open for inspection when desired.
Galley bulkhead and work surfaces finished with Formica.
The cast iron drop keel is primed with epoxy zinc chromate primer and coated with epoxy tar paint giving exceptional resistance to corrosion.
The drop keel is a one-piece iron casting with a low drag foil section providing good windward ability. The bulb at the bottom of the keel contains almost half of the 373 kg keel mass ensuring safe heavy weather characteristics with exceptional stability. The top of the bulb is square shaped giving the foil an end-plate effect allowing beating to windward in shallow waters with as little as one third of the keel down. A lifting tackle is located in the board case with the tail coming up through the mast tabernacle to the halyard winch for easy raising and lowering of the keel.
Once in position, the keel is positively locked in place with a stainless steel retaining bolt and clamping device.
The GRP rudder blade slides vertically up and down and can be fixed at any height by a stainless steel clamping screw. A teak hinged tiller (fitted with a tiller extension) is provided. All rudder fittings are stainless steel.
12 volt system used with a 45 amp-hour battery supplied complete with battery box securely fastened. Electrical supply controlled through switch panel with 5 toggle switches and fuses. Lighting provided by one double fluorescent light fitting in main saloon, one bulkhead light above quarter-berth, one bulkhead light in heads, one bulkhead light in fore cabin and one bulkhead light over chart table. Approved navigation lights comprising of bow bicolour light and stern light fitted as standard.
Hand pump fitted at sink provides fresh water from removable water can. Sink drains into removable can to comply with local regulations but skin fitting and sea cock can be fitted if desired. Porta Potti chemical toilet supplied as standard.
Two burner gas stove with grill, stainless steel pot holder and fiddles provided as standard. Cadac No 7 cylinder supplied and fitted in separate compartment in the cockpit locker such that in the event of a leak, gas would drain overboard.
Teak rubbing strake fitted for protection and aesthetics.
Spring loaded outboard motor bracket mounted on transom.
Stainless steel stanchions, guard wires, pulpit and pushpit fitted as standard.
Stainless steel stemhead fitting incorporates robust anchor roller and bow U-bolt.
Stainless steel chain plates through-bolted on main bulkhead complete with backing plate and deck cover plates.
Two mooring fairleads and two cleats mounted forward with two mooring cleats aft.
Ventilation louvre mounted in washboard and cowl vent on coach roof provide ventilation when boat is closed.
Locking points for padlocks provided at companionway and cockpit hatches.
Two Lewmar 6 jib sheet winches mounted in cockpit.
Two cleats for jib sheet winches provided in cockpit.
One Lewmar 200mm locking winch handle supplied as standard.
Winch handle pocket fitted in cockpit.
Jib sheet fairlead tracks fitted complete with two sliding fairlead blocks.
SPARS AND ASSOCIATED RIGGING
Anodised aluminium mast and boom by Bellamy Masts. Hinged mast tabernacle allows for easy stepping of mast. Stainless steel wire with swaged terminals used for standing rigging. Five stainless steel turnbuckles with toggles fitted.
Lewmar 8 halyard winch fitted on pad on mast.
Main halyard and genoa halyard complete with stainless steel shackles. All halyards run internally. Main clew outhaul with internal tackle fitted in boom.
Slab reefing system supplied including two internal reefing lines exiting to cleats on side of boom and reefing horns on gooseneck.
Provision on mast for possible fitting of spinnaker halyard, spinnaker pole topping lift, spinnaker pole and main boom topping lift.
Two sails are provided, namely:
Mainsail with two rows of reefing points, luff slides and foot boltrope. Sail numbers, class insignia, battens and bag included.
Working jib including hanks and bag.