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"Cape Athena", Sweden Yachts 45 lying Hants

Sails and Deck Gear
Nav Station
Aft Cabins

Sails and Deck Gear

Selden silver anodised aluminium mast and boom and spinnaker pole
Two steps 150 cm below masthead
Selden in-mast mainsail furling
All lines led aft except for halyards
Luff groove on mainmast for trysail
Selden rod kicker
Aluminium rigging screw covers
Stainless steel standing rigging
Mainsail: crosscut 8.5 oz, (Hood) 49 sq m 

Yankee: biradial cut 6.6/7.3 oz, 57 sq m 
Staysail: biradial cut 7.3/8.0 oz, 20.5 sq m 
Sails cleaned and valeted March 2006
Trysail halyard
Sail number GBR 7615T 

Deck Equipment

CQR bower anchor
Kedge anchor, Bruce
Double anchor roller
Anchor cable 60 metres all-chain, 8 mm calibrated, rope at bitter end
Lewmar Ocean anchor winch/windlass; can be used for hoisting man aloft
Extra-large steering wheel
Gates in guard-rails, port and starboard
Extra hand-holds at companionway
Washboard split 3:2:1 for safety and easy access

Opening transom/swimming platform with S/S boarding ladder
Locker for 2 LPG bottles
Locker for petrol (outboard engine)
Suunto steering compass
Whitlock Cobra steering
Cockpit table, two sizes
Split backstay with Nemo tensioners
Lewmar self-tailing winches: 2 x 54, 2 x 48, 2 x 44, 1x 40
Twelve Spinlock rope stoppers
Salt-water deckwash
Stern gangway (passarelle) with deck fitting
Back cushions at stern
Stowage on sternrail for outboard engine
Shower at transom, hot and cold
S/S rails for stowage of warps and fenders


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Hood designed and made the sails at Lymington in Hampshire (where they have recently been checked, cleaned and valeted, March 2006). Neither the high-clewed yankee nor the staysail have any significant overlap, making the windward performance only slightly inferior to that of an equivalent sloop. For short-tacking we normally wear only staysail and mainsail. Although all three sail areas are infinitely variable, each one is marked at first, second and third reefs in order to simplify decision-making and the passing of instructions. The mainsail is set and reefed from the cockpit; but it is also possible to reef from the base of the mast.

We do not carry a storm jib, and Hood designed the staysail with this in mind. In heavy conditions we have found that she is comfortable with deep reefs in staysail and mainsail - with of course the yankee fully rolled up. She heaves-to happily under reefed staysail and mainsail.

Although we did not intend to use a spinnaker we fitted all the spinnaker gear, including pole, in case of a later change of mind. 

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Deck Layout

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For further details or to arrange to view, please contact Adrian  Espin at: - Astonbury Marine Services 
19 Colne Road, Brightlingsea, Essex, CO7 0DL  Tel: 01206 305 996  or +44 1206 305 996
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In this case we are acting as Brokers only. The Vendor is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at his own expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted.