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The Crew

The Captain: Roy Cadman (formerly captain Ron) - recently demoted to first mate

 Also the general handyman, cook and deck hand

 

 

 

First Mate: Elaine Cadman - PhD in "I told you so" - now the captain (I'm better at dealing with officials)

Also weather forecaster, route planning and supplies.

  (pictures taken on a not so good day sailing in San Francisco)

 

The Boat

A 2011 Leopard 46 catamaran, designed by Morrelli and Melvin and built by Robertson & Caine in Cape Town - South Africa. We elected for the 4 cabin layout as we anticipate spending the majority of our time sailing with friends and family and enjoying the outdoor lifestyle this boat offers.

A major consideration in selecting this boat was the hardtop over the cockpit as well as the raised helmstation offering excellent visibility and protection from the weather. On long passages the front facing nav station with remote autopilot and chartplotter is ideal for bridge watch.

The engine compartments are spacious enough for someone to climb inside to perform maintenance and are located far enough aft so we don't have to gain access from the aft cabin.

 

Technical Specifications

Length 46 ft 4 in/14.13m
LWL 44 ft 7 in/13.6m
Beam 24 ft 10 in/7.57m
Draft 4 ft 5 in/1.35m
Sail Area 1,442 sq ft/134 sq m
Mast Height 70 ft 10 in/21.6 m
Power 2 x Yanmar 55 hp
Fuel 185 gal/700l
Water 206 gal/780l
Displacement 27,850 lbs/12,600 Kg
Layout 4 cabin 4 heads 


Equipment 

Engines

Twin Yanmar 4JH5E 55 hp diesel engines with SD50 saildrives with Flex O Fold propellers

 

Electrical

12 volt house system with 600 amp-hour capacity

LED lights throughout

12 volt Seafrost fridge and freezer with electronic controls

Jabsco electric heads

110 volt shore power

9 kW Northern Lights diesel generator

40,000 BTU air conditioning in cabins and saloon

540W of solar panels mounted on the hardtop

Blue Sea solar controllers

40A Victron Battey charger

2kW Victron Inverter with 80A battery charger

Victron VE.Net battery monitor

400W Wind Generator

 

Electronics

Raymarine P70 autopilot with remote at navigation station

Raymarine i70 speed, log and depth display

Raymarine i70 wind display with remote at navigation station

Raymarine e97 chartplotter with an a65 display at the navigation station

Raymarine 650 AIS transceiver

Raymarine high speed network switch

iCom 604 VHF radio

iCom 802 SSB radio

iCom AIS receiver

Iridium GO!

Dell XPS Laptop with Open CPN and Raymarine planning software

Apple iPad for satellite weather

Yellowbrick Iridium tracker

Raymarine FLIR

Nikon Rangefinder

Two EPIRB's

Wave WiFi range extender

Google Chromebox

 

Other Equipment

Spectra Cape Horn Extreme Watermaker

Paratech Sea Anchor and Drogue

12 man life raft

Spade Anchor with 300 feet chain rode

Spare Danforth and Delta anchors

Flares & Vari Pistol

 Paddle Ski's and diving equipment

Sails

Standard fully battened main sail with 3 reefing points

Standard roller furling Genoa

Quantun A2 Gennaker

ATN Gail Sail

Hood downwind Spinnaker

 

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