Exterior Pictures - Deck

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Leonie - Exterior Pictures - Deck


All pictures taken August 2010

Foredeck looking aft port side.  Deck and (mahogany) Cocahroof is painted with Coelan to give a brightwork finish.  Coelan, though expensive (GBP 45/l) has two vital qualities; Excellent UV resistance and flexibility.  This means none of the cracks associated with normal varnish and a watertight deck.  The surface, though slippery wet in bar feet is not at all slippery in deck shoes.
Foredeck looking aft from stbd.  Note spinnaker pole and large bronze mushroom vent at bow (to keep interior sweet)
Foredeck looking aft.  Note Lofrans windlass.
Foredeck looking fwd from mast.  Hatches are coated with Cetol.
Deck by mast showing vent for Taylors alchohol heater (just aft of mast), bronze air vents and single Bronze (finish) Lewmar 40 two speed winch (under blue cover) used for outhaul, slab reefing and general purpose fwd.  Note outhaul rope clutch mounted on boom
Mast/Boom detail.  Light blue ropes are for (3) slab reefing, led through Lewmar triple rope clutch in custom enclosure under boom.  Ropes feed to blocks at mast base for winching.  Also note Spinlock rope clutches mounted on mast for halyards.  Four are fitted for main, genoa and 2 x spinnaker halyards.  Main and Genoa halyards are 8mm Dynemma.  Original bronze roller reefing at gooseneck is redundant, but looks the part...  Mast has two bronze halyard winches.  Mast is deck stepped, supported by steel frame beneath.
Deck stbd from aft looking fwd.  Note custom instrument binnacle above companionway entrance providing excellent visibility of instruments from cockpit/helm.  Sprayhood is to be replaced in September 2010 with new (Quantum sails).
Cockpit looking fwd.  Batteries (x2) are mounted in rack under aft deck hatch.  Picture shows new (2009) Lewmar mainsheet traveller system, custom mounted in mahogany pillars and integrate with existing cockpit coaming.
Cockpit looking aft.  Note fuel filler deck fitting, pushpit with custom mahogany seat, backstay fixing, pushpit mount for outboard and Garman plotter antenna.  Genoa sheets (red on port side, green to stbd) are 14mm Dynemma.
Cockpit viewed through companionway steps.  Note engine morse control on RHS.  Cockpit hatch (under grate) is watertight (screwed down) but can be removed to gain access to fuel tank (stainless steel) and aft bilge.
Cetrek Cockpit instruments.  To LHS is TACK (+/- 60 deg, excellent for upwind), to RHS is WIND (360 deg), both have digital wind speed.  Two centre displays can show up 1, 2 or 4 data feeds each.  Left as shown has boat speed, SOG, COG and XTE (track).  Right as shown is depth, both as number and with visual history.  These displays can show any data through the NMEA163 / CANBUS / Seatalk setup.  Boat is fitted with a RAymarine SeaTalk interface bus which enables data from various source (including laptop) to be integrated.
Closup of Lewmar mainsheet traveller/car and Garhaur mainsheet blocks.
The crew, God help us....


Written By: Rowland Smith

Rowland Smith is a Naval Architect and founder of Gablemarine.  His industry experience includes Lloyds Register, British Shipbuilders Hydrodynamics Ltd, Cammell Lairds, BP Shipping Ltd & Conoco.  He has a degree in Naval Architecture, a Diploma in Marketing (CIM) and an MBA (Cranfield School of Management).  He has also held Director level positions in a number of technology and engineering companies, including CEproof, which provides RCD compliance software to builders. 

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