"Fou Des Brises"
Hull (France) #351
Owner: Christian Barbe
Cherbourg, Normandy

Delivery:   Dec. 20, 1999:   3 cabin/white hull/blue deco/Yanmar 4JH3E 56hp
Standard "Clipper" equipment: 800w electric windlass/20 amps battery charger/stereo CD radio/etc.
Beneteau options: two portholes in forecabin/spi equipment/winch upgrade to 54 and 40/teak deck/fresh water foot pump /Frigoboat engine driven refrigeration unit with eutectic plate/boards in aft cabins/Eberspacher D5LC diesel heater with 5 outlets/folding Volvo-Radice 3 blade propeller/stereo loadspeakers in cockpit/large canopy over companionway.
Modifications and additions by local yard after delivery:
Rigging: adjustable single backstay with Y, Harken tensioner/removable headstay with Wichard tensioner/Facnor SD200 jib furler instead of standard SD180/aluminum protection tubes on shrouds.
Sails: all sails by Incidences loft/full batten main with Facnor slides on Torlon balls on mast track, lazy bag and lazy jacks/2 single line reefs + 2 lines third reef/ genoa without anti UV protection with protection sock/solent jib with one reef and storm jib on Wichard hanks for removable headstay/asymmetrical spinnaker with sock.
Deck rigging: Harken genoa sheet track with 2 ball bearing blocks each, 4:1 adjustment lines/Harken mainsheet track with ball bearings/Antal blocks at mast foot/Alucarbon ball bearing blocks on mainsheet circuit.
Engine: water temperature and oil pressure sensors/GORI 3 blade folding propeller, replacing Volvo.
Electronics: B&G type 2 autopilot with Lecomble and Schmitt hydraulic ram and pump./B&G Hydra instruments/Furuno GPS/Furuno radar/Geonav LCD11 colour plotter/McMurdo Ocean Sentry radar target amplifier/LVM Aerogen wind generator/LOWE HF150 SSB receiver/Furuno NX500 Navtex printer/Navico VHF with cockpit loudspeaker/3 band mast aerial(FM+VHF+GSM)/underwater ground plate.
Comfort: second refrigeration unit ( Danfoss electrical with in water condenser )/pneumatic holder on fridge cover instead of dangerous spring gizmo.
Miscellaneous: stainless arch above swim platform for aerials and wind generator/stainless handhold rail over steering pedestal/50 m mooring chain + Delta 45lbs anchor + 60m warp/stailess mooring cleat close to windlass/liferaft on deck.

Custom grab rail at helm


Radar over cockpit

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