Sunday, March 29, 2009

Gear on USA 724

I have had a lot of people asking about the gear I am putting on the boat so I thought I'd run through the list:
Sails: X-Voiles (http://www.xvoiles.com/)
Spars: AG+ with curved lower spreaders to allow a larger Solent
Running Rigging: A mix of Liros (http://www.liros.com/) and Samson (http://www.samsonrope.com/)
Hardware: Mostly Harken (http://www.harken.com/)
Sailing Instruments and Auotpilot: NKE (http://www.nke.fr/)
Spare Autopilot: Autohelm 4000 (http://www.raymarine.com/default.aspx?site=1&SECTion=2&Page=87&Parent=5)
VHF: Icom IC-M411 (http://www.icomamerica.com/en/marine/)
GPS: Furuno GP32 (http://www.furunousa.com/Furuno/Rooms/DisplayPages/LayoutInitial?ProductCategory=com.webridge.entity.Entity%5BOID%5B47BAB8251F963E4B80B185EBEC79EAD4%5D%5D&Product=com.webridge.entity.Entity%5BOID%5B56581F42548CA640994778258E62064D%5D%5D&Container=com.webridge.entity.Entity%5BOID%5B21770BDA09318942A541B7ED3499FFCD%5D%5D)
Fuel Cell : Max-Power (http://www.marine-fuel-cell.com/)
Solar Panels: Two floating panels to be positioned as needed as needed
Cooking: Jet Boil (http://www.jetboil.com/)
Active Radar reflector: Maretc Active Echo
Safety Harness/flotation: Spinlock Deckvest (http://www.spinlock.co.uk/products.asp?l=deckware)
EPIRB: McMurdo (http://www.mcmurdo.co.uk/products/products.html?product_type=1&product_sector=1)
Survival Suit: Guy Cotten TPS (http://www.guycotten.com/)
Life Raft: Viking 4 Person (http://www.viking-life.com/viking.nsf)
SSB Receiver: Sangean ATS 909 (http://www.sangean.com/)
Electronic Barometer: Vion A4000 (http://www.vion-marine.com/english/index.html)


I am sure I have forgotten some important items and will add them when they occur to me.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Chris, are you going 100% Fuel Cell, or will you have a solar panel or two?

Andy

Chris said...

Andy,
Will have solar too, I added them to the list. Will be two panels on the cabintop plus a floating one.

Brian Duff said...

What about your spars? Who made the masts and rigging, bowsprit, etc?

Cordage? Thanks for keeping a gerat and facinating blog.

Brian Duff
Yacht Rigger

Chris said...

Spars are AG+ and running rigging is a combination of Liros and Samson.
Since the boat is a planned Series the rig is aluminum, per the Classe Mini Rules

Anonymous said...

Hi there. I am the buyer of hull no five.
Where in france are you going to keep yours?
I am based in Sweden but planing to have the boat in france or UK.
The boat should come in May (delayed)

ulf.brandstrom@grpms.com

Chris said...

I am keeping the boat in Locmiquelic. Although much of this year will be spent other places for regattas.