Materials & Equipment

Construction:

She is assembled with frame and stringer construction using spruce and top-quality marine plywood, all parts coated with WEST System epoxy.  The entire exterior is covered with fiberglass and coated with premium paints.

 

Water Access:

Seafire’s owners have been involved with a variety of marine sports over the years (swimming, snorkeling, surfing, scuba diving, kayaking, rowing, dinghy racing, large boat racing, and local and offshore cruising) and the boat is set up to facilitate access to the water for all of these activities.

The transom has been outfitted with a ladder and the stern pulpit engineered to provide both safety and convenient aquatic entry.  The rudder has an underwater step attached to facilitate ease of access.  During their five-year cruise in the tropics, four offshore (mid-Pacific passages) incursions into the water were required for small repairs and cutting away fishing nets.  Each of these was done safely and conveniently.

The expansive decks provide the ability to store two dinghies in a convenient and out-of-the-way location that doesn’t require special efforts to clear the deck before sailing.  These spaces are large enough to accommodate two of a variety of smaller boats – prams, kayaks, and inflatables all fit conveniently.  The forward netting makes dinghy launching easy for a single, normal-sized person (male or female), and provides a pleasant place for relaxing in the sun.

 

 

Mast & rigging:

Mast- LeFiell aluminum

Chainplates – new in 2005

Standing rigging -  Stalock terminals

Running rigging – 10mm V-100 Vectran

Mast steps – removable up to lower spreaders; fixed set at masthead

Spare mast – an extra 13′ boom section is stored in one of the outer hulls and can be utilized as a jury-rig mast appropriately sized for hanging the yankee sideways

 

Sails & exterior fabrics:                                  Condition

Main                                                                      Good

Geno                                                                      Good

Yankee                                                                  Excellent

Staysail                                                                  Excellent

Storm jib                                                               New

Spinnaker                                                              Moderate

Large awning                                                        Moderate

Small awning                                                        Good

Forward netting                                                    Good

 

Six halyard winches:

Genoahalyard -Barient 22

Main halyard - Barient 21

Main sheet – Barient 18

Staysail halyard - Barient 10

Spin halyard - Barient 10

Centerboard - Barient 10

 

Eight sheet winches, all over-sized:

Genoa – Two Harken 53.2st self-tailing

Spinnaker – Two Barient 25

Staysail – Two Barient 18

Main traveler – Two Barient 10

 

Other deck gear:

Genoasheet fairleads lead to cockpit for safely-made adjustments on passage

Pulpit, pushpit, stanchions, and transom ladder

 

Anchoring gear:

Primary anchor - 44-lb Lewmar Delta with 175′ of 5/16 chain and 400′ of 9/16″ nylon twist

Secondary anchor - 35-lb CQR Plow on 125′ of 5/16 chain, plus nylon twist rode

Aft anchor – 35-lb Bruce on 40′ of 5/16 chain, plus nylon twist rode

Windlass - Simpson-Lawrence SL-555

Anchor rollers – 2 forward, 1 aft

 

Engine & mechanical:

Engine – Yanmar 3GM30, 2000 hours

Note: Searunner trimarans typically have their inboard engines installed in a very small compartment on the port side of their centerboard trunks, hard to access for maintenance and replacement.  Seafire’s engine is installed one frame aft in an open section of the hull to provide easy access .

Propellers – FixedMichiganprop; spare Martec folding prop

Fuel tank – 37 gallons

Outboard motor bracket on transom — you can attach an outboard for backup mobility

 

Electrical system:

Starting battery

House bank - 490AH

Interior lighting - florescent and LED

Monitor - Xantrex Link 20

Fixed inverter – Xantrex Prowatt 600

Lighting ground

 

Power sources:

Solar panels - 192 watts in four panels, all amorphous/unbreakable

Wind generator –Rutland

Engine alternator - 55-amp alternator with external regulator

Note: During the five-year cruise, Seafire’s engine was rarely used to charge the batteries because the solar and wind systems were able to keep them charged.

 

Steering and self-steering:

Steering system- wheel with cable steering

Windvane – Scanmar Autohelm with custom trim-tab, controls lead to cockpit

Autopilot- Raytheon ST 4000+ set up to drive trim-tab, with controls wired to cockpit

Emergency rudder

 

Instruments and electronics:

Compass - Ritchie Navigator 2000

Speedo – Standard Horizon SL45

Depth sounder - Standard Horizon DS45

Mounted GPS - Garmin GPS126

Mounted VHF – Standard Horizon Intrepid+

Radar – Raytheon SL70C

Masthead lights - Deep Creek LED

SSB radio – Icom IC-700Pro

Tuner – Icom AT 130

Pactor modem  - SCS PTC-IIex

 

Interior:

Headroom is 6’ 4”.

Upholstery – New curtains, cushion covers and cushions

New interior paint

Three double bunks – bunks are 6’8” long.

Note: The aft bunk is in the sterncastle and converts into the main dinette during the day.  This aft bunk is one of Seafire’s highlights — its location and the surrounding windows provide the skipper and first mate with a 300-degree view of the surroundings, a major comfort factor at night in unsettled weather.  Additionally, this bunk provides 20 feet of acoustical privacy between the skipper and crew.

 

Galley:

Cooking system – propane

Stove – Seaward 2276, propane two-burner

Water Tankage -  41 gallon main tank; total capacity of 100 gallons with jug storage

Primary  Watermaker – Pur 40

Secondary Watermaker – Pur 35

Fresh water foot pumps in head and galley

Salt water foot pumps in head and galley

Dual sinks in galley, single sink in head

Propane Monitor - Xintex S-1

CO Monitor-  Xintex Fireboy CMD-2m

Interior lighting - florescent and LED

Six Hella fans

 

Marine Sanitation:

Head -RaritanPHII

Holding tank – 47 gallons

 

Safety gear:

EPIRB - ACR Satellite2 406 Manual

Man-overboard light - ACR

Drogue – Paratech Delta 72

 



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