"Sea Orchid"   Cromarty 36  Lying  Essex

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Electrics and Electronics


Sea Orchid comes exceptionally well equipped with Brookes and Gatehouse 'Hydra ' networked instrumentation including GPS position,  speed, log, depth, wind speed and direction, temperature  etc..  She also has the Brookes and Gatehouse Hydrapilot auto-pilot (new 1999). This can be operated under GPS, magnetic compass or wind direction data to provide accurate close hauled sailing or accurate course tracking.

To the left of the helm is the Lokata Racal-Decca Navtext unit for weather forecasts and navigation information, Shipmate VHF, Generator control panel, TWC Systems circuit control panel (battery charging) and the shorepower charger control panel.

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The most commonly used equipment is mounted where it can be seen easily. 

There is also a MLR differential GPS that is interfaced with the Furuno Radar

Main navigation data is repeated at the outside helm position where there is also autopilot control, Bow Thruster control and anchor winch control. A second VHF Handset can be connected here and there is a Man-Over-Board button connected directly to the GPS.


There is a Pioneer radio cassette unit with remote control

The television aerial is atop the main mast with the socket on the over galley shelf in the main saloon. 


Sea Orchid is protected by a comprehensive alarm system.


There are separate batteries for engine start, general services and the anchor winch and bow thruster. These are charged by twin engine alternators and a Victron mains charger.

Main General service batteries is made up of six 2.2V deep cycle cells by Pb Industrial Batteries 327Ah. All other batteries are Sonnenschein Gel units.


The "Super Silent" Lister Petter Diesel Generator provides up to 4 KVA of domestic 230V power and is used for battery charging, microwave cooking immersion heater etc.

Shore power

There is a full shore power installation with input connectors at both bow and stern to eliminate the need to have trailing cables along deck. 


There are two built in thermostatically controlled electric fan heaters and a thermostatically controlled diesel Eberspacher heater.

All electric circuits are protected by isolating switches and re-settable circuit breakers.

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The main circuit breaker panel is easily accessible and protected by a polycarbonate door.


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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: Freephone 0800 068 6190 or 01206  305996 Fax: 01206  307846
     or email to: adrian@astonburymarine.com
The particulars given above are believed to be correct but the Vendor does not make or give and neither the Broker nor any person in its employment has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty in relation to this vessel in respect of which any Purchaser must rely on his own inspection.