Engine: an old but reliable Yanmar
3QM30(H) 30 hp diesel. Modern diesel engines are more efficient and less noisy, but the
old Yanmar has a reputation for reliability, and parts are still available
even though the engine is was built in 1980. We do not carry a Genset. The boat has a house
battery and an engine battery. Ultimately I will replace the house battery
HF Radio: Icom IC706 MkII, with a Pactor II usb modem.
Satellite phone: Iridium 9575.
AIS: Vesper Marine "Vision" transponder XB9000.
Tender: Mercury Quicksilver 2.4 m RIB, with a Honda 2.3 HP four-stroke outboard.
Anchor: CQR 60 lb. with 60 m of 10mm chain and 30 m of rode. Spare: CQR 35 lb, 20 m of chain.
Chartplotter: none - I use a PC running OpenCPN with 2010 CM93 charts. We carry a handheld Garmin GPS unit as a compass backup, and this also serves as a barometer. We have a Davies plastic sextant, although I must confess I don't know how to use it (yet).
Galley: a small vertical fridge with no effective freezer. a 3-burner LPG (propane) stove and a small oven. The boat comfortably supports four persons for one week without re-supply. For a two-week trip with three persons, we will need to conserve freshwater from the tanks (and take extra drinking water in plastic cartons). For the second week we will need to rely heavily on dried and tinned food, as there is very little ability to carry frozen food.
The boat does not have 'shore power' and so everything runs on a large 12volt battery called the house battery. A smaller battery is dedicated to the engine starter motor. The house battery, in theory, can supply up to 100 amp-hours before needing recharge. Recharge is effected via the engine's alternator, solar panels, or the wind generator.
The boat has a manual toilet and does have a 'hot' shower, heated by the engine - however showering on a boat is a waste of freshwater, so it is not often used. A small diesel space heater is fitted, but it is not a marinised unit so it can only be used when the boat is on an even keel.