Dosia’s Equipment List
IF IT IS ON THIS LIST, IT’S INCLUDED WITH THE BOAT!
Anchoring and Docking:
Lighthouse 1501 SS Windlass Freewheel down, Power up (Power from house banks on 4/0 Cable!)
Primary Anchor – 150′ 5/16″ HT Chain + 195′ of 3/4″ three-strand nylon with a 45lb Bruce
Secondary Anchor – 50′ of 5/16″ HT Chain + 150′ of 5/8″ three-strand nylon with a 35lb CQR
Back-up or Stern Anchor – 15″ of 5/16″ HT Chain + 75′ of 5/8″ three-strand nylon w/ a FX-23 Fortress
2 snubbers up to 25′ or 30′ long with chain hooks (three-strand nylon 5/8″)
Dinghy anchor – Fortress Commando system
Numerous Braided Nylon Docklines
5 Polyform HTM-2 sized fenders (3 white, 2 blue)
1 Extra Large Taylor made fender
8′ Extendable West Marine boat hook
Every single wire and electrical component on board Dosia is new as of 2004. All wiring is Marine Grade from Ancor and all main studs, busbars, fuse holders for system are Blue Sea Systems.
Six 6 volt Trojan T-105′s wired in Series for 660 Amp Hours at 12 Volts
One 12 Volt Gel Start Battery (new in March 2009)
Batteries in two custom fiberglass and marine plywood boxes in port and starboard cockpit lockers
Blue Sea System Battery Switch/Combiner
Heart Interface Digital Echo Charge
150 Amp Balmar Alternator (rebuild in April 2009)
Balmar MC-612 Max Charge Regulator
Heart Interface Link 2000 Battery Monitor and Control Center
Heart Interface Freedom 20 Charger/Inverter – 120 Volt
Newmar Galvanic Isolator
Two 30 Amp 25 Foot Marinco Shore Power Cables
Electrical Panels (new in 2004)
– one 5 position w/digital voltmeter monitoring of both battery banks
– one 3 position
– one 13 position
– one 10 position panel with digital voltmeter monitoring of AC system
Raymarine ST 6001 Autopilot with Type 1 Linear Drive mounted on a custom triple reinforced bulkhead
Nakamichi CD/MP3 Player with Ipod or Aux Input
Definitive Technologies Studio Monitor Speakers inside and Polk Audios mounted beneath the dodger in Polk Audio wakeboarding Pods
THIS ridiculously expensive Pressure Cooker set
And THIS ridiculously expensive set of Nesting pots and pans
Knives for basically every purpose you can think of
Magma Grill mounted in the cockpit
And everything else currently in the galley comes with the boat!
Health and Comfort
Trans Ocean First Aid Pak – containing EVERYTHING you need for emergency first-aid
Ultra Suede upholstery on interior cushions and throw pillows
Custom made Handcraft Mattress in the V-berth – sleeps like a real bed!
One of the coolest, breeziest boats you’ve ever been in!
Two SS Cowl Vents for permanent circulation
-5 Hella Turbo Low amp fans (including the all important “foot fan” in the V-berth
-1 Caframo Fan in the head
-5 Opening SS ports (one in galley, one in head, one in main cabin, two in v-berth)
-3 Cast Aluminum Bomar Hatches (including one right over the galley)
-Screens for all opening ports
Teak Handrails on interior, SS on exterior
Boarding ladder on transom
Pilot Berth for additional crew member
Swing-out stool at Nav station
Cushions in cockpit (although one went missing in Tahiti…can easily be replaced)
Large storage area in head for toiletries, shampoos, soaps, etc…
Handhold at toilet
Whatever oil, cleaners, wax, filters, maintenance manuals, instruction booklets etc I have come with the boat. As of right now, all my tools come with the boat as well though I may take a couple of my favorites home with me. We can consider the tools “negotiable” at this point.
The engine is a Perkins 4-108/ Westerbeke W40. The entire lower end was recently replaced (Nov 2008). We thought we had a fuel system problem (hence the spare fuel injection pump) and worked on the engine for several weeks only to learn that our repeated attempts at starting the motor with the raw water thru hull open eventually sucked water into the cylinders. Instead of ordering new parts we decided to replace the entire lower end with a unit we found on hand in Tahiti. The cost was over $8,000US and it was carried out by a professional mechanic in Papeete. This included a paint job and complete cleaning and rebuild. The motor supplies somewhere between 40 and 44 hp to a fixed three blade bronze prop. Oil changes every 150 hours. Primary fuel filter changes every 50 hours. Secondary fuel filter changes with every oil change. She runs smoke free and I intend to keep it that way. Engine temp stays at 180. I am anal about engine maintenance. It stays clean and I do visual inspections daily and check the oil every couple of days. I will continue to maintain the engine in this manner till the day she sells.
The boat has a Walter V-drive and Paragon transmission. With the Paragon, you must press the clutch lever down while in reverse. The boats backs to the left.
I installed a new 12 volt fuel pump day before yesterday to help in priming the Racor 500 fuel filter during filter changes. The old one purchased in S. America began to leak. Simply drain and clean the filter bowl, replace the filter and o-rings, open the bleeder valve on the engine, turn on the pump till the air bubbles stop, close the valve, and you’re done. Takes 5 minutes. I’ve never had a fuel constriction and needed to change the filter underway. The tank was cleaned in 2004. The bowl is VERY clear.
Engine access is fairly decent. You can remove a panel under the sink for easy access to the fuel filters. Impeller changes are done from the starboard cockpit locker. Oil pressure gauge in cockpit and in engine room. Engine alarms are functional.
Three GPS Units on board.
Primary is a Raymarine C80 Radar/Chartplotter
Secondary is a Garmin 276C Color Plotter (mounted in cockpit at helm station…battery power only)
Back up is a Garmin Map76 in the ditch bag
Navionics charts for the east coast of North America all the way to New Zealand included with the Raymarine unit
Bluecharts and unlock codes included for all the South Pacific including the new BlueChart Pacific CD (latest version…I think 9)
El cheapo Davis sextant
– Rule 1500 at bottom on automatic switch with Pump Cycle Counter
– Rule 1500 in the middle on automatic switch
Two more small hand operated bilge pumps
Rigging and Sails
Main Halyard and reefing lines at mainmast but room for those lines to be lead aft to existing rope clutches under dodger. I kept it this way during my ownership of the boat because I like the sailing to be simple as possible and if I’m paying attention to the weather I won’t mind going forward to reef because it’s not that bad yet!
Keel Stepped Mainmast (with new custom foot)
Deck Stepped Mizzenmast
All new standing rigging installed in 2004 including chainplates and insulators
All mast hardware and winches new in 2004 (except one winch on Mizzen)
All winches Lewmar
Most blocks are heavy duty Harken with some Schaefer and Garhauer mixed in
Schaefer 2100 Furling system
Tides Marine Strong Track system on Mainmast
Hayn Marine no fail backstay insulators for SSB antenna install
All running rigging by New England Ropes (Endura, T-900, and Sta-Set)
UK Halsey Main, Mizzen, and Pacemaker Genoa (135%) NEW IN 2005
FX Sails Asymmetrical Spinnaker NEW IN 2005
Loos Tension Gauges included for help in tuning rig
Couple of cheap-o orange old school life preservers
4 Fire Extinguishers (one in V-berth, two in salon, one in Lazarette)
Man Overboard Bag…content list coming
The “Short Bus” is a Caribe L-9 9 foot Hypalon Dinghy. All I can say is this thing is built tough. Check out the blog if you want to know why. Huge tubes, DRY boat. No leaks, Hypalon is in great shape. No bench seat. Engine is a Nissan 4 Stroke 8HP Motor. 2004 I believe. Runs great. Minimal Rust. Will plane with both me and Marge on board.