Miscellaneous

Sprayhood/Bimini

These were custom made by Dolphin sails in 2015. The Bimini proved invaluable in warmer climates. A mesh panel can moved to either side or stern, depending on where the sun is coming from.

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Bimini provides essential shade in the tropics
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Adjustable side mesh panel
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Sprayhood

Aries Windvane

We bumped in to the previous distributor for Aries Europe in Portugal who told us that our model was older than the boat. We bought the full rebuild kit as spares and have replaced a couple of components at the time of purchase but otherwise this has worked without fault for all our travels. We made one spare windvane and the remaining spares of the rebuild kit are included in boat sale.

 

Ground tackle

Principle anchor is a 25kg CQR with 50m of 10mm chain. We also frequently used a aluminium Fortress anchor (bought 2015) with chain leader and 50m nylon rope as a back up/kedge. Tthe lightweight nature of the latter means it’s easy to deploy from the tender.

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Fortress anchor
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