Friday, 30 September 2011

What's in a name? Pelagia

Pelagia means "of the sea"; it comes from the Greek word “pelagos”, which means the “open sea”. It was, therefore, an appropriate name for women born on the Greek islands.

We pronounce Pelagia with a soft  <g> (i.e., /dʒ/), as in "Pe-la-gee-a"  
(In Greek,  pronunciation is Pe-la-yeé-a)

Pelagia is a wise and strong woman, ready to deal with the misfortunes of life. She is a capable and very intelligent woman, dependable but sort of introverted.

We agree!

Monday, 26 September 2011

Pelagia: Sceptre 41



Pelagia is a Sceptre 41 Pilothouse sloop/cutter, Hull #10 built in 1983 by Sceptre Yachts in Richmond, BC.

Bob Perry reviewed the Sceptre 41 in 1992: http://www.sceptremarine.com/s41perryreview.pdf


 



Interested in Sceptre 41 specs? Click on the picture to the left.








Statistics:    
LOA     41’0”
LWL     36’0”
Beam     12’8”
Draft     6’1”
Headroom     6’5”
Vertical Clearance     61’0”
Displacement            21,500 lbs.
Displacement/Length Ratio 201
Ballast (External Lead)      8,700 lbs.
Fuel Capacity    105 US Gal (397.4 litres)
Fresh Water Capacity    166 US Gal (628.8 litres)
Holding tank: 18 US Gal (68.1 litres)
Main Sail     306 Sq Ft.
100% Fore Triangle   468 Sq. Ft.
Sail Area    774 Sq. Ft.
Sail Area/Displacement Ratio        16.01
Theoretical Hull Speed    8 Knots
Provisional PHRF Rating     110
Designer      H. Driehuyzen

Sails: (as of Summer 2011)
Main (2011)
125% Furling Genoa (2011)
70% Furling Yankee (2011)  
Staysail (pre-2008; near-new condition)
Asymmetrical cruising chute (pre-2001; from 38' boat)

Engine Systems:
56-HP Yanmar Diesel Engine with 70-Amp Alternator


Heating & Hot Water Systems:
Heat: 
Dickinson "Antarctic" Diesel heater
Espar "Hydronic" with passive radiators throughout interiors
Engine-heated anti-freeze to heat exchanger for passive radiators

Water:
Dual-coil system in Dickinson diesel heater (heats up water in hot water tank)
Espar "Hydronic" with heat exchanger in hot water tank
Engine-heated anti-freeze to heat exchanger for heat exchanger in hot water tank
Electric (110 V) heater element in hot water tank 

Ground Tackle: (as of summer, 2011)

Primary: 25 kg Rocna, 300' 5/16th" G4 chain
Second: 44 lb CQR, 250' 1/2" rope rode (with ~20' 3/8th" chain)
"Stern": Fortress FX-23 (15 lb), ~200' 1/2" rope rode (with ~20' 5/16th" chain)


Electronics/Navigation: (as of November, 2011)
Hardware:

Tacktick wind/speed/depth
Stowe depth (backup)

Furuno NavNet2 1724 Colour Plotter/GPS/Radar with C-Map
3 backup GPS
Wagner S50 Autopilot
Uniden class D VHF with "wired" wireless WHAM4x mike
ICOM M-802 SSB



Software:

OpenCPN
OziExplorer
Sailcruiser



Some photos of Pelagia (from forward to aft)

Pelagia on the TravelLift





V-Berth/forward cabin
Forward cabin storage

Head
Shower
Main salon
Port settee & inside steering

  







Inside steering





Nav Desk (starboard)




Quarter berth (starboard, aft of Nav Desk)









Galley (port)

















View forward from cockpit
Pelagia's skeg-hung rudder

Pelagia on the TravelLift (stern)