Holding: 12 gallons
Interior: Caribbean Soul has a large aft cabin with ensuite head,
v-berth with private head access, u-shaped galley with 12-cubic foot
refrigerator/freezer and new propane stove, comfortable salon with new
upholstery, and lots of hanging lockers and storage space. Most of the
interior has been recently varnished.
Exterior: Caribbean Soul's deck and topsides were painted in November
2007, and she's scheduled for new bottom paint this summer. A hardtop
with full enclosure, including sun screens and mosquito nets, protects
the crew from Mother Nature. The exterior teak is freshly varnished and
gleaming. A 55 lb. Delta and a 20 kg. Bruce are deployed from dual
rollers on her stainless bow pulpit. A Maxwell-Nilsson windlass and
washdown are also located on the foredeck. On the stern, strong cast
aluminum davits with Harken lifting tackle secure the 10.5' dinghy with
15-hp motor. She's a beautiful boat and always receives lots of compliments.
Electronics: Navigation couldn't be easier with the Furuno color GPS
chartplotter/depth sounder/36-mile radar. A Simrad autopilot integrates
with the Furuno and can be programmed to follow your route. The Icom
M700Pro SSB and Standard Horizon VHF with remote microphone provide
communication. All these items were installed in 2003. For the latest
technology (new in 2008), the Milltech AIS receiver displays ship data
on a compatible PC-based charting program.
Sails & Rigging: The main and mizzen were replaced in 2006, along with
new stack-pack sail covers. All chainplates were replaced in 2007. The
split backstay and insulator was replaced in 2006. The jib and staysail
were restitched and given new UV covers in 2004. There's also a cruising
chute in an easily deployed sock.
Mechanical: The engine is a Ford Lehman 90 HP, and the generator is a
Westerbeke 4.4 KW. A Little Wonder 150 watermaker makes 5 gallons/hour.
The transmission was replaced in 2006. Two new 4D gel house batteries
were installed in March.