|First trip, motoring home with new bottom paint|
Rhapsody is now a documented vessel, No. 1242996
The following numbers were gleaned from the web and may not be accurate.
Displacement: 14500 pounds
Length on deck: 31'8"
Length at waterline: 26'
Ballast: 7000 pounds (reportedly concrete-encapsulated steel)
Engine: Westerbeke W30
Sail Area: 470 square feet
I (deck to mast top): 36.9"
J (mast to foot of jib): 13.6")
P (boom to top of mast): 31.7
E (boom length): 13.5'
20140115 edit, as measured when hauled:
- Draft: 60", aft keel about under cockpit winches
- Center of prop: 23" below waterline
- Engine Intake: 17" under waterline
- Galley Sink Drain: 10" under waterline
- Watermaker Intake: 33" under waterline
- Head Intake: 17" under waterline
- Head Pumpout: 16" under waterline
- Head Sink Drain: 10" under waterline
Rhapsody had been more or less abandoned when we found her, and was in need of much loving. She's becoming more or less seaworthy and has been for several short sails on San Francisco and San Pablo Bays.
This site will attempt to chronicle our work on her, and hopefully one day our adventures on her. Please check back often, and leave a comment if you have any questions or suggestions.
A quick tour, with the disclaimer that we're completely incapable of taking a systemic picture. Rusty bolt? Thousands of pictures. Cockpit layout? Zero.
|In the slings with a new bottom|
|The cockpit is small and constructed of teak. Engine access if through a hatch in the footwell.|
|Teak doors guard the companionway, and a new dodger gives us a place to dodge.|