About Feel Free
By Feel Free - Published January 01, 2008 - Viewed 880 times
Type of Vessel: Spencer 51, Hull # 1, cutter-rigged sloop, center cockpit
Length : 51'
Beam : 13'2"
Draft : 8' (externally mounted keel)
Year built: 1970
Port of Registry: Vancouver, B.C.
Gross tonnage: 28
Net tonnage: 22
Material: Fiberglass hull and deck (above turn of the bilge -- Airex core; solid fiberglass below turn of the bilge), with skeg-hung rudder
Tanks: Single fiberglass fuel tank with 140 US gallon capacity, single fiberglass water tank with 130 US gal. capacity
Builder : Spencer Boats Ltd., Richmond, B.C. Canada
Machinery and propulsion: 4-cylinder, 70 hp Isuzu (fresh-water cooled); Shaft size 1 1/4" with hydraulic shaft break; Propeller- fixed 3-bladed bronze prop with left hand turn, 21" diameter, and 18" pitch; Yanmar 2.5 KVA air cooled diesel genset
Ground tackle: 66-lb Bruce, 65-lb CQR, 35-lb CQR, 600-ft 7/8" double-braided nylon line, 300-ft 3/8" high-tensile chain
Dinghy: 9’ Malaysian, custom-built, hypalon inflatable; 2 outboard engines (8 hp Mercury and 3 hp Suzuki)
Deck hardware: Maxwell 2200 electric windlass; 13 winches; aluminum mast (57' above deck with double spreaders, stepped on the keel, 21' boom); Beaufort 8-person liferaft; Sayes Rig wind vane; Harken Roller Furler; running backstays; stainless-steel arch on stern; Furuno 16-mile range radar with scanner mounted atop mast on transom; 4 solar panels, putting out approx. 150 W of 12-volt power; hard dodger and bimini; hydraulic wheel steering (pedestal mounted).
Electronics: 2 handheld GPSs; 2 laptop computers; Brookes and Gatehouse depth sounder; Brookes and Gatehouse wind speed and wind angle indicators; Sea 222 SSB radio; ICOM VHF radio; Benmar 210 hydraulic autopilot; CPT autopilot (backup); BC 911 battery charger
Down below: Forward double cabin with forward head and hanging locker; main cabin forward; walk-through passageway on starboard side leading aft to galley; engine room under cockpit; aft double cabin and aft head with shower. Aft cabin and galley, and head are aft of cockpit. In the galley, fridge and freezer with dedicated compressors; Force 10 three-burner propane stove/oven. Two Jabsco 3000 GPH bilge pumps; pressure water system; two Brydon head pumps; one manual bilge pump
Toys: Ipod; 9-foot Malibu surfboard; scuba gear; World Space Radio
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