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:


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

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:
Dickinson "Antarctic" Diesel heater
Espar "Hydronic" with passive radiators throughout interiors
Engine-heated anti-freeze to heat exchanger for passive radiators

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)

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



Some photos of Pelagia (from forward to aft)

Pelagia on the TravelLift

V-Berth/forward cabin
Forward cabin storage

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)

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