After consulting with Ian Farrier, we
removed all of the stock interior and replaced it with
a carbon/nomex interior. Chart table, nav station, instrument
pod starboard side. Cooler and micro galley port side.
A pipe berth was installed port and starboard in the
The forward cabin was blocked off with a carbon nomex
bulkhead and a new environmentally friendly carbon/nomex
head has been fabricated and installed. Access is through
the foredeck hatch.
The stock aluminum bowsprit has been replaced with
a carbon tube bowsprit and a new bow pulpit was designed
to support it. An 85 gallon water ballast system for
the transom of the main hull was installed (adds about
800 lbs). This is to prevent the boat from flipping
over in high winds sailing downwind.
The forward cockpit well was removed and a new carbon
structural bulkhead was installed between the aft AKA
mounting pads on the main hull.
The main hull features a full length longitudinal stringer
on both sides to provide hull rigidity after having
removed the interior liners and bulkheads. The main
hull was skinned with carbon for additional strength.
Lifting foils by Waterat have been added to the port
and starboard Amas, here were are having a hard time
getting the foils to drop down into the case after installation.
Much sanding was required.
Net supports beams are now all carbon as I broke the
30' mast from my A Cat almost exactly in half on Labor
Day in 2003.
The stock dagger board has been replaced with a new
light weight, high tech, high aspect ratio dagger board
that has been designed by Larry Tuttle at Water Rats
in California. You can see how high it sticks up through
the deck in the photo.
New PBO Navtec standing rigging was installed.
The boat was weighed with the sails, rigging and the
required sailing gear to meet PIYA Category I safety
requirements on board. The boat weighed 4,180 pounds.
The boat lost about 200 lbs this time. Since we began
in 95, the boat has lost a total of 650 lbs.