About "Feel Free"

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.


The Galley.

The fridge and freezer.

The bedroom.

Table.