Magewind upgrades since purchasing in September 2010, plus additional listing of appliances and equipment that will go with the boat.
At time of purchase, the catamaran was a neglected, unknown maintained and in disrepair. Though, a very good design, well built and nicely finished, there were several assembly issues. I essences, the catamaran was never really commissioned properly after launching.
Basically the catamaran was nothing more than day sailor heavily dependent on the services of a marina every night for moorage, water and electricity.
Now, with the systems in place, Magewind is able to go weeks on end cursing or at anchor.
~~~~~~~~~ Boat upgrades~~~~~~~~~
• New DC wiring system All loads (lights and appliances) and supplies (battery banks. and
generators) are now on a high current wiring bus. Any of the engines, be it the two main engines or the generator, can be started with any of the other engine's batteries or the house bank.
The auxiliary generator (Northern Lights M673LD2.3) has a completely independent alternator for its own starting battery which under normal operating conditions is switched off the bus. In this way the generator can be started regardless of the state of the rest of the system.
The auxiliary generator (AUX GEN) is also fitted with a high output externally regulated alternator rated at 150 amps at 12v.
The House Battery Bank is 350 amp hour in the form of two six volt flooded batteries in series who's status is monitored by 3kw inverter system which auto starts the AUX GEN before the bank reaches the 50% discharge point.
Amp Hour meter installed to monitor house battery bank.
350 watt solar panel array installed connect to DC bus through Blue Sky 3024iL MPPT charge controller.
Air-X 400 watt wind generator on board but not installed.
Converted mast head navigation lights and main salon lights to light emitting diodes (LED).
• New AC wiring system The connecting point between the AC and DC systems is the inverter/
charger / transfer switch system is a Xantrex SW3000 which has its own communications network interconnecting to the control panel and the AUX
GEN start controller. Through this system, there are also remote manual AUX GEN start and start switches in the generator compartment and the galley. In the galley the inverter can also be remotely controlled.
The AC system was unable to cope with the loads and the distances and has been upgraded to 10 gauge wire to all major load points. Also the bonding system has been reconfigured to control electrolyses between thru hull fittings and the shore power.
Shore power has been upgraded 30amp single circuit to 50amp two 110 VAC circuit, primary and secondary.
• Primary AC circuit is controlled by the SW3000 which services the charging of the house battery bank, freezer, refrigerator, AC lighting and outlets. Interruption to this primary AC circuit is instantly switch over to the inverter by the transfer switch which start to use the main house battery bank which in time, will start the AUX GEN.
• Secondary AC circuit supports the port and starboard air conditioning units and AC element for the hot water heater. The air conditioning units can be manually switched between this secondary AC circuit and the AUX GEN for use under way. AC element for the hot water heater can not switch off this circuit and will only operate when shore power is available. All other times, hot water is created by a heat exchanger and the AUX GEN cooling system.
Replaced failing freezer compressor fan with two high flow box fans.
• Over hauled pluming system Replaced all incorrect and leaking faucet connections, which were just
about all on board. Inoperative on demand 110vac hot water heater was replaced with a 11 gallon AC and heat exchanger unit housed in the generator compartment. On deck forward pressured fresh water fitting is used for wash down and in port is connected to dock for supply. While connected to shore pressured water supply, a valve was installed to be able to fill water tanks.
On deck aft pressured water fitting. In operative wash down pump was replaced with higher capacity and pressure 12v pump. A two way valve was installed to select saltwater or use fresh non potable water from the converted starboard holding tank which gets filled from deck fitting or when the water maker goes into fresh water flush mode.
380 gallon per day Spectra water maker was installed in forward starboard equipment compartment. Output is plumed into galley sink for testing with a two way valvebus to switch to tank. Water maker monitoring is also mounted in galley. 40 gallon per day water maker is still installed under forward port
bunk and status is unknown.
Showers in port midships head and starboard forward master head no longer drain into bilge and have their own discharge pump. Bilges are dry at all times.
Galley foot pump has now been converted from salt to fresh water. Foot pumps in heads remain salt water but are turned off under normal conditions.
• Hull and Deck All ports removed, cleaned, resealed and reinstalled.
Hull escape hatches removed, upgraded and installed during haul out. Two out of the four deck hatch have been upgraded. Other two are slated to be replaced. Two main salon hatches over hauled.
Hulls were sand blasted to gelcoat, painted with epoxy barrier and three coats of Micron 66 bottom paint.
Several at and just above water line plastic thru hull fittings were replaced with bronze thru-hulls and shut off valves were installed.
Main engine compartment hatches were removed, cleaned, sealed and reinstalled.
Both rudders replaced. After moderate weather sail to and from St. Croix, starboard rudder was bent 4°. Upon investigation, found the rudder post wall thickness to be less that 3mm, well below designers specification of 4mm. Old undamaged rudder is now a spare.
Installed second set of mooring cleats on inside of stern hulls.
Added hand rail in cockpit in center of sliding door.
Replaced and increased size of lifeline rings on bow and stern pulpits after one failed.
• Machinery Correct propellers and cones were installed on main engine sail drives. New
zincs installed at time of haul out. Starboard engine had to have clutch replaced. Maintenance cycles for main engines and AUX GEN all brought up to date.
Leaking raw water pump for AUX GEN replaced.
All deck wenches overhauled.
Bow anchor system over hauled. Bow roller system completely rebuilt with roller welded into stainless plate which was then through bolted into the hull and deck. Decorative 25 pound stainless anchor with 30 feet of 3/8 chain with 100 feet of nylon rope replaced with 60 pound Supreme anchor, 200 feet high test 3/8 chain and 300 feet of 3/4 nylon rope.
• Navigation Inoperative wheel auto pilot removed and Autohelm 6000 hydraulic autopilot installed.
Chart plotter, radar, autopilot, wind, speed and depth instruments are all networked together. Complete with USB interface for navigation laptop computer.
Installed wireless autopilot remote control.
Mast head looking video camera. Color by day and inferred black and white by night. Displayed onto large LCD monitor that can pivot into the cockpit for viewing from helm station.
• Interior / living spaces Reupholstered cushions and bolsters in main salon and port and starboard
hulls. Converter port midships toilet from manual to electric flush. Blue-Ray player with surround sound. Added large gas grill for the cockpit. Convection oven for galley. Sun shades for cockpit. Pressure washer, steam cleaner and wet & dry vacuum cleaner.
• Documentation Alternator-Regulator
Charge Controller Furuno Hatches Hydraulic Steering Jabsco Electric Marine Toilet Lewmar Windlass
Northern Lights M673LD2.3 Plumbing Propane systems Raymarine
Refrigerator Spectra Watermaker Volvo Xantrex SW3000
||Staley Weidman, Yacht Sales
THE CATAMARAN COMPANY, Ft. Lauderdale Catamaran Center
4005 North Federal Highway, Suite 200
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Phone: (954) 449-4654
Cell: (954) 494-7569
Fax: (954) 727-0024
Please contact Staley Weidman at 954-449-4654
The Catamaran Company.
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Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308
Fax (954) 727-0024
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