"Fionagal" Westerly Renown Ketch, Lying Devon
Specifications"Fionagal": Westerly Renown Ketch, 1973
This is a solidly built, confidence inspiring offshore cruising yacht having a roomy, safe centre cockpit with plenty to grab and steady oneself when necessary. Below decks there is generous standing head room throughout the saloon, and in the heads and part of the fore cabin.
Since the present owners are giving up sailing for health reasons, the inventory remaining with the yacht is particularly comprehensive.
GRP construction, ketch rigged, long fin keel (cast iron), centre cockpit, wheel steering, diesel auxiliary engine, six berths in three separate cabins.
Delivered and launched February 1973.
Registered in Part 1 of the Register of British Merchant Ships.
No evidence of osmosis was found by the surveyor at the time of purchase by the present owners, but as a preventative measure the hull was slurry blasted below the water line, dried out under cover until moisture readings were appropriate, and epoxied. This work was carried out by Emsworth Shipyard Ltd in 1988. They also sprayed the topsides using a two-part paint system.
Ashore at Weir Quay Boatyard, on the River Tamar, a few miles north of Plymouth.
Viewing by arrangement with the owners of the yacht: telephone 01803 855394.
Length overall: 32'6" 9.9m
Length on waterline: 24' 7.3m
Beam: 9'6" 2.9m
Draft: 4'6" 1.38m
Designed scale weight: 8700 lb 3946kg
Designed ballast weight: 4000 lb 1810kg
Thames measurement: 10.35 tons
Headsail: 330 sq ft 30.7m2
Mainsail: 150 sq ft 14.1m2
Mizzen: 54 sq ft 5.0m2
Total sail area: 534 sq ft 49.8m2
Rotostay headsail reefing gear (1985); forestay, bobstay, and rigging screw renewed 1995.
Main mast, inner forestay, shrouds, backstay and rigging screws renewed 1997. Main chainplates renewed 1994.
Mizzen standard stays renewed 1990, and rigging screws in 2001. Additional cap stays fitted in 1990 to give improved
support in view of large radar scanner and wind generator mounted on mizzen mast.
Headsail and cruising chute sheets renewed 1991, main and mizzen sheets renewed 2000.
Cruising chute halyard renewed 1997, headsail, mainsail and mizzen halyards renewed 2001.
Roller reefing headsail (1985). New UV protection strips 1996.
Mainsail, mizzen, and sail covers new in 1991.
Cruising chute and snuffer new in 1982.
Storm jib (original).
Note: all sails are in good condition.
Volvo 2002 18 HP diesel with fresh water cooling system (1991). Hours in use low, at approximately 250 hours. Good access from saloon and cockpit hatch.
Three bladed bronze propeller.
Capacity of fuel tanks approximately 20 gallons giving approximately 60 hours endurance.
Transom exhaust outlet, muffler, and exhaust hose from water trap to transom renewed 1998.
Two 105 Ah Delco Voyager marine batteries (1996), charged through blocking diodes, one dedicated for engine starting, the other for domestic supply.
Aerogen 3 wind generator with regulators (1989).
Navigation lights: pulpit mounted bicolour, pushpit mounted stern light, steaming light, masthead mounted tricolour/all-round white.
Deck lights and 12V spotlight.
Klaxon for sound signals.
Two twin fluorescent lights in saloon, incandescent lamps in forecabin (2), aft cabin (2), and heads (1). Red lamps and flexible chart light in navigation area.
12V cigarette lighter type sockets in saloon and forecabin.
Whale "Evenflow" automatic pressure pump for domestic water supply to tap at galley sink and wash basin tap and shower fitting in heads.
Par electric bilge pump.
Communication & Instrumentation
Note: the GPS, wind, log, and depth instruments are mounted on a hinged board, and can be positioned above the navigation area, or swung across the companionway to be visible from the wheel.
Navico RT6500SF VHF Radiotelephone (1996); the antenna has a wind indicator. Extension speaker in cockpit.
Tron 1E MkII 121.5MHz EPIRB encoded with boat identification (1996).
Magellan Meridian GPS; hand held or mounted operation, battery or 12V supply (1996).
Furuno 1600 Radar (1981), old but operating satisfactorily, with crisp display and good resolution.
Autohelm ST4000 "Wheel Pilot" (1994).
Autohelm ST-30 wind instrument, with "Seatalk" communication link to "Wheel Pilot" (1997).
NASA depth sounder (1995).
NASA paddle wheel log (1995).
Wasp trailing log.
Sestrel steering compass on bracket secured to mizzen mast.
Sestrel hand bearing compass.
All components for a comprehensive intruder alarm system, including radio transmitter for the "Harbourguard" system operational in some areas. Installation has been started but not completed.
35 lb CQR anchor with approximately 52 m of 5/16" calibrated chain; stows on bow roller or chocks on foredeck.
Danforth pattern kedge anchor stowed on teak mount on pushpit.
Deck and General Gear
SL manual anchor windlass with chain gypsy and warping drum.
Mooring cleats: three on foredeck, two midships, two stern.
Comprehensive set of warps.
Assorted boathooks, including one with Maxi-Moor "Grab-it" hook for securing a warp to a ring.
Ensign staff and red ensign.
Folding day-shapes: anchor ball and motor sailing cone.
Teak outboard mount on pushpit.
Teak platform for securing inflatable above aft cabin.
Canvas bosun's chair plus a pair of Petzl "Hand Ascender" ratchet devices which allow access to the masthead by climbing a halyard safely without assistance.
Radar reflector at mizzen masthead.
Jackstays full length of side decks, and half length of cockpit, allowing access to all parts of deck and cockpit while clipped on.
Four safety harnesses with safety-lines.
Four Crewsaver lifejackets; oral inflation plus permanent buoyancy.
Two horseshoe lifebuoys and lights, in brackets on guard wires.
Survival kit for Tinker Tramp inflatable (see tender details).
Pains-Wessex flares in canisters: Offshore pack (in date), RORC pack (expired 2000).
Emergency tiller which can be fitted to the head of the rudder stock.
Dry powder fire extinguishers in all three cabins.
Fire blanket beside cooker.
Saloon with two generously sized settee berths, lee cloth for port side berth; folding table; galley to starboard forward; navigation area with chart table to starboard aft. Extensive stowage with lockers under berths and galley, behind seat backs, and in sliding door cupboards above seat backs. Taylor diesel fuelled heater. Brass oil lamp. Panasonic stereo radio/cassette recorder with timed record facility.
Fore cabin with two good-sized berths in V configuration, and infill allowing conversion to a double. Hanging wardrobe, mirror, lockers under berths, full length shelves beside berths, and bunk-head lights. The wardrobe door doubles up as a door to close this cabin off from the saloon.
Roomy heads compartment with SL400 sea-toilet, wash basin with pressurised water to tap, cold shower with pumped drainage from tray under grating, light and mirror.
Additional hanging wardrobe opposite heads.
Separate aft cabin with two berths, two lights, removable lee boards, seat, and lockers under berths. Access to cabin from cockpit.
Cabin soles are carpeted.
Plastimo Neptune gimballed stainless steel LPG cooker having two burners with fiddles and pan clamps, grill, and oven, protected with flame failure devices (new in 2001). Two gas cylinders in vented locker accessed via starboard cockpit locker.
Sink with pressurised cold water to tap, via Jabsco "Aqua Filta". The cold water tank has a capacity of approximately 30 gallons, and is situated under the berths in the fore cabin.
Roomy insulated locker under forward end of port berth, and another behind the galley sink.
General Domestic Equipment
Vacuum cleaner operating from the 12V supply.
Drinking water quality pack-flat hose on reel with various fittings.
Length 6'6" with deep coamings.
Teak slats on seats, and teak gratings on cockpit sole.
Hatch giving access to rear of engine and stern gland.
Roomy lockers to port and starboard under seats.
Sprayhood and dodgers.
"Tinker Tramp" 9' inflatable with plywood bottom.
Rigid wooden oars 6' long with captive rowlocks.
Sailing kit comprising dagger board, lifting rudder, sectional mast, boom, sail, and all necessary rigging.
Folding grapnel anchor and warp.
Survival kit, comprising gas inflation bottles, inflatable survival canopy, and SOLAS approved sea anchor.
Foot pump and powerful 12V electric inflator/deflator.
Mariner 2 outboard.
Quick release hold-down straps to secure tender to the mount on the aft cabin top.
Fitted cover for stowed tender, colour matching sprayhood and dodgers.
Note: this dinghy, unlike most inflatables, is easily rowed; either the sailing kit or survival kit is straightforward to attach when required.