Dosia’s Equipment List


Anchoring and Docking:

Lighthouse 1501 SS Windlass Freewheel down, Power up (Power from house banks on 4/0 Cable!)
Chain Locker and Base of Lighthouse Windlass The bow with the Lighthouse Windlass, dual rollers and anchors.
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


Icom 802 SSB Radio with SCS PTC-IIUSB Pactor Modem

A shot of the Nav Station. Control box for SSB and Pactor modem in the back.  Icom 802 far right. The pactor modem for checking email through the SSB radio
Iridium 9505a Satellite Phone
The Iridium in its home on the nav station
Standard Horizon Spectrum + VHF Radio
The Standard Horizon VHF
Three Handheld VHF Radios


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

Two 60 Watt Kyocera Solar Panels
Blue Sky Energy 2000E 25 Amp MPPT Charge Controller

Electrical Panels (new in 2004)

12 Volt

– one 5 position w/digital voltmeter monitoring of both battery banks

– one 3 position

– one 13 position

AC Power

– one 10 position panel with digital voltmeter monitoring of AC system

a shot looking straight aft at the DC electrical panels, bilge control area, SSB, and up on the left is the inside depth sounder Another shot of the electrical panel and bilge pump controls.  Blue Sky charge controller up top.


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


Force Ten Three Burner Stove (new in 2004)
Another shot of the galley Look at that shine.  We keep the stove looking immaculate mainly cause we don't bake all that much!
Adler Barbour Super Coldmachine with Large Evaporator (freezer compartment)

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 Pakcontaining 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!
Handcraft Hinged Mattress with Insert Hinged Handcraft Mattress - easy access storage
Ventilation –

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.
Overall shot of the engine room.  Clean, Clean, Clean Port side of the engine looking aft.  Balmar 150 in the background Starboard side of the engine looking aft.  Note the oil pressure gauge at the engine.
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.
A nice clean fuel filter means a happy engine
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
Navionics charts for the Raymarine C80.  From the east coast of the US all the way to NZ
Bluecharts and unlock codes included for all the South Pacific including the new BlueChart Pacific CD (latest version…I think 9)
Newest edition of Garmin Bluechart for the Pacific
El cheapo Davis sextant


Katadyn Powersurvivor 40E Watermaker
Looking under the galley sink at the fuel filter access and Katadyn Powersurvivor Watermaker system (including the coarse strainer I added before the primary filter)
Three Electronic Bilge Pumps (installed in step fashion to increase flow as water rises)

– Rule 1500 at bottom on automatic switch with Pump Cycle Counter

– Rule 1500 in the middle on automatic switch

– Rule 3700 high in the bilge (just below level of v-drive) on a manual switch (the OH SHIT PUMP)

notice the bilge counter.  i've found that to be one of the handiest things on board.  especially if you have to leave the boat for extended times Notice the three bilge pump.  2 1500's and a 3700 oh shit pump.
Whale Titan Manual Bilge Pump installed adjacent to wheel in cockpit (28 gallons/minute)

Two more small hand operated bilge pumps

Isotherm Isotemp Slim Square 4 Gallon (16 liter) SS 110 volt Hot Water Heater
Starboard cockpit locker looking forward.
Shurflo Water Pump

Full stand up shower in head draining (along with sink) to a Rule shower sump box
bilge looking forward from midships
Anchor chain locker also drains to sump box for easy chain washdown

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

Harken Raised Track Traveler System and Associated Hardware (2005)
The harken traveler system
All deck hardware back by large, custom cut SS plates on the interior

Loos Tension Gauges included for help in tuning rig


ACR Globalfix Cat II EPIRB
As you can see this is where the epirb is mounted.  The Icom 802 SSB is visible in this shot as well
Four SOSpender Harnesses with Tethers (2 in brand new condition)
4, count em, 4 SOSpenders harnesses, two of which are completely new.  Jacklines, tethers, and rearming kits for the SOSpenders too.

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.