"Fou Des Brises"
Hull (France) #351
Owner: Christian Barbe
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
Custom grab rail at helm
Radar over cockpit
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