Passport 42 Aft Cockpit
A BRIEF HISTORY:
This cruising vessel is an aft cockpit double-ended cutter designed by Stan Huntingford of Vancouver, British Columbia. Huntingford is famous for his well-founded cruising yacht designs which include the world famous Slocum 43.
Her current owners bought her in April of 2000 from her original owners. At the time, she was lightly used and had low engine hours. The original owners closely supervised her construction in Taiwan. They used her approximately six months a year from 1981 until she sold in 2000. Current owners day sailed her in San Francisco Bay until the spring of 2004.
From the spring of 2004 until September 2005, she underwent a major refit that included all new DC wiring, battery banks, harness and charging gear, lighting, refrigeration, hot water heating and more. Rigging, deck and sail handling gear were also repaired, upgraded or replaced. The interior was repainted.
The current owners departed San Francisco in September of 2005. They have since cruised to Mexico and Central America. She was shipped to FL in the spring of 2009 where she underwent additional upgrades and outfitting including installation of the European shore power transformer. She crossed the Atlantic in May/June of 2009. She has been cruising the Med since that time with winter breaks in Gilbraltar and Barcelona.
She is currently being prepared for shipment back to Ft. Lauderdale FL, USA - ETA, late May or early June.
HULL, DECK and COCKPIT:
The Passport 42 is a serious blue-water world sailing yacht and a comfortable liveaboard cruiser. She has generous headroom throughout and is equipped with teak grab rails the full length of the vessel along the cabin sides. She sleeps a total of seven adults comfortably in two private cabins, two salon settees and an open quarter berth.
The hull is single piece hand laid fiberglass construction with an Airex core. She is fashioned with a canoe stern providing excellent stability and down-wind tracking. Mr. Huntingford’s Passport 42 is an easily managed blue-water cruiser with quick response provided by its modified fin keel and skeg hung rudder. The canoe stern contains a molded propane storage compartment with overboard drains and ventilation. The rig is supported by stainless steel chainplates thru-bolted and glassed to the hull.
The deck and hull are thru-bolted and bonded together on inward turning flanges. She has original non-skid fiberglass decks with teak cap rails, handrails, house eyebrow trim, 5/8” teak inlaid cockpit seats and teak cockpit coaming. New bungs and screws - Nov '11. A teak toe rail surrounds the decks. There are stainless steel chocks in the toe rail and large stainless steel cleats on deck. A teak rub rail runs along the hull side to port and starboard. Side decks are wide and easily navigated. Substantial teak grab rails are mounted on the cabin top. Four molded dorade vents with stainless steel cowl vents provide ventilation below. Stainless steel and teak boom gallows. The vessel has a stainless steel stem head fitting with two anchor rollers and fast pins for securing the anchors. Two black anodized aluminum staysail tracks are mounted inboard of the shrouds next to the deckhouse. She has stainless steel stanchions and double life lines.
The cockpit is spacious, dry and comfortable. The tall coamings provide good security and are easy on the back on extended watches. There are three large lazarette lockers to store lines and other gear. She is fitted with a Sunbrella dodger and bimini on stainless steel frames with hand rails and roll-up, zip-in side panels port and starboard. She is equipped with pedestal mounted wheel steering with a cable and quadrant mechanical system. A fold down varnished teak cockpit table is mounted on a stainless steel pedestal guard. The companionway can be closed with an interlocking interchangable two-piece dropboard system. The boards are solid teak, slotted for ventilation or Lexan for light. The companionway hatch cover, trim and interior side walls have just been varnished. There is also a screened and barred stainless steel anti-theft drop-down panel that provides ventilation and security when owners are ashore. Two screened panels also fit into the hatch over the companionway. New cockpit cushions, Nov '11.
Bow and stern pulpits and stanchions are 1-1/4" stainless steel. The stainless stern pulpit surrounds the cockpit and is integral with the custom radar arch. It extends forward from the stern to encompass the boarding gates port and starboard. The arch carries the vessel's radar dome and a full array of antenna. The rail is fitted with a canister quick-release life raft bracket and a five-step boarding ladder that mounts on either side. An outboard engine mount with hoisting davit is also incorporated into the design. Three double Siemens solar panels, a Soverign stainless steel gas grill, fishing pole holders, a fish cleaning table and a MOB pole holder are also conveniently mounted on the rail.
Fitted snap-down Sunbrella covers are provided for the mainsail, handholds, winches, windlass, toerails, cockpit coaming, steering wheel, companionway hatch and doger windows. New mainsail cover, Nov '11. New cover for OB engine, Oct '12.
FORWARD CABIN: Large double berth offset to port with large storage lockers and chain locker beneath. Small settee next to berth. (NEW cushions, October '12) Multiple enclosed sliding door bookshelves and drawers. Hanging locker with interior light. 12v fan. Reading lights. Ovherhead prism light. Brass trimmed overhead red/white light. Overhead hatch with hinged screen. Opening port. Chain locker access. Solid beveled teak privacy door.
SINGLE HEAD: Located immediately aft of forward cabin to port. Separate stand-up shower and tub. New shower head and drain installed, Nov '11. Polished stainless steel sink with custom tile counter with vanity and drawer below. Hot and cold pressure water. Fresh water foot pump. Storage cabinet outboard. Upgraded LaVac marine toilet (’04) with 25 gal holding tank plus y valve for overboard discharge and deck pumpout. A second utility hand held shower with hot and cold pressure water is located just above and outboard of the toilet. Separate shower sump with pump. Varnished shower grate over sump. 36 x18 inch mirror. Two opening ports. Overhead dorade. 12v fan. Two brass trimmed red/white lights. Two teak towel bars. Door mounted teak waste basket.
MAIN SALON: Fixed centerline varnished teak drop-leaf dinettetable with center storage compartment and built-in drawers – accommodates eight. Straight settees to port and starboard. Storage beneath and behind both settees. New settee upholstery in 2009. Shelving and cabinetry above and outboard of both settees. Wall mounted teak chart/magazine rack. Two Alpenglow 9 watt titanium reading lights above settees. Hinged drop-down TV/DVD/CD Stereo entertainment center over starboard settee. Five opening ports. One overhead hatch with hinged down screen. Two dorades. Two 12v fans. One hanging locker converted to deep shelf locker. Drawer storage. Fout teak trimmed Alpenglow red/white lights. Four overhead brass red/white lights. Bulkhead mounted brass oil lamp.
LARGE U SHAPED GALLEY: Located to port immediately aft of port settee. Twin polished stainless steel sinks with hot and cold pressure water and fresh water foot pump. Expansive counter top space and secure storage for pots, pans, flatware, cutlery and dry goods in 9 drawers and numerous storage lockers. Overhead teak spice rack. Custom knife rack. Top and front loading refrigeration and separate top loading freezer compartments. Both boxes were entirely rebuilt with added insulation in 2004. Cooled by two digitally controlled 12v and Frig-O-Boat evaporators and two Danfross K50 variable speed compressors and thru-hull keel coolers. Princess ‘Euro’ Model 3174 gimballed 3-burner propane stove and oven with broiler – New in ’08 – with all new piping and connections. The stove area is lined with stainless steel. Stainless steel safety bar in front of stove. New Fireboy Xintex S-2A fume detection system installed in ’09. Upgraded smoke/CO detector – ‘09. Built-in 120v microwave oven. Overhead hatch with hinged drop down screen. 12v fan. Large fixed port lite. Two teak trimmed Alpenglow red/white lights under cabinets. Two brass trimmed red/white lights overhead. Properly vented lazarette locker under cockpit holds three 20# propane tanks. Bulkhead mounted teak trash bin.
DEDICATED NAV STATION: Located to starboard opposite galley. Faces forward. Large lift-top chart table with storage beneath lid. Additional deep storage in base. Bookshelves outboard. Cushioned seat and seat back with drawers below. Hinged 110vAC-12vDC electrical panels. Deep instrument array panels with easy access to wiring and connections behind. Battery bank switches and monitors. 12v fan. Teak trimmed Alpenglow red/white lighting over desk. Brass trimmed red/white light overhead. Large fixed port lite over nav station. Hanging locker with interior light located immediately aft of nav station in passageway at foot of companionway.
PRIVATE AFT STATEROOM TO PORT: Located immediately aft of galley.Large double berth with high density 8 inch foam mattress – New in 2009. Four large drawers beneath berth. Two opening ports. 12v fan. Two reading lights. Brass trimmed red/white light overhead. Bulkhead mounted brass oil lamp. Overhead prism light. Small hinged drop down table mounted on bulkhead. 18x38 teak trimmed mirror. Shelving and cabinetry above and outboard of berth. Two small lockers. Solid beveled teak privacy door.
OPEN QUARTER BERTH: Located to starboard at foot of companionway. Single berth. Cabinet storage outboard. Reading light. Overhead brass trimmed red/white light. Overhead prism light. 12v fan. Opening port above, next to companionway.
Drawers and storage lockers built into the non-skid companionway steps. Teak grate at base of companionway steps.
INTERIOR FEATURES: Yacht quality varnished Burmese teak cabinetry and joinery throughout. Varnished teak and holly sole runs throughout. Varnished teak staving on vertical surfaces. Padded white vinyl headliner throughout with teak battens. Honeycombed teak lattice door fronts on most cabinets provides superior locker ventilation. Solid brass double coat hooks located throughout the cabin.120v and 12v throughout including seven Alpenglow white/red low amperage ceiling fixtures with teak trim. Seven Hella 12v fans throughout. Six interior12v and ten 120v plug outlets. Screens for all ports and hatches. Recent maintenance includes stripping and varnishing teak hatch frames, hand rails and trim in high traffic areas in Nov '11.
ENTERTAINMENT: Jensen 10 disc CD player - AM/FM stereo with cabin and cockpit speakers. Audiovox VE 1020 drop-down TV/DVD/Video/Radio/Phone - currently set up for DVD and VCR use, easily converted to TV and phone applications. Sanyo VCR player.
SPARS AND RIGGING:
Cutter rig. Double spreaders. Keel stepped Isomat anodized aluminum mast and boom. 1x19 stainless steel strand standing rigging – All new in 2005. All new running rigging in 2005. All new Garhauer halyard, turning and vang blocks in 2005. New Garhauer 6:1 mainsheet traveler installed in 2004. ProFurl roller furling for genoa – New 2005. Quick release inner forestay for staysail – New in 2005. Deck mounted sheet cars for staysail – New in 2005. Storm trisail track on mast – New 2005. Spinnaker halyard and masthead block – New in 2005. Lazy jacks. Mast mounted spinnaker pole. Botswain’s chair with 3:1 ratchet block self-hoisting system. New mainsail cover, Nov '11.
--- ST27 2-speed Primaries
--- ST24 2-speed mainsheet
--- ST24 2-speed vang winch
--- ST24 2-speed main halyard winch
--- ST24 2-speed staysail halyard winch
--- ST24 2-speed spare jib halyard/dinghy hoist winch
--- ST23 1-speed jib halyard winch
--- Mast mounted #16 reefing winch
SAILS BY HOOD:
--- 338 sq ft mainsail, 9 oz Dacron with 2 reefs, extended battens – 2000
--- 110% genoa, 441 sq ft, 6 oz Vektron with Dacron sun panel, Sea Foam
luff pad, reef down to 95% and 80% - New 2005
--- Hank on staysail, 169 sq ft, 9 oz Dacron, bronze piston hanks,
one reef, tell tale window - New in 2005
--- Asymmetrical spinnaker, 1356 sq ft, 1.5 oz nylon, TriStar panel layout,
ATN dousing sleeve – New 2005
--- Storm trysail, 118 sq ft, 11 oz Storm Orange Dacron, webbed
luff slides – New 2005
The Perkins 4.108 is one of the most reliable workhorse engines ever adapted to marine use. Her owners are meticulous with care and regularly scheduled maintenance. Engine log, manual and maintenance schedule on board. Extensive spare parts inventory.
Perkins M 4.108, 45 hp, 4 cylinder, FWC – Approx 4400 hours. Borg Warner velvet drive transmission – New damper plate on flywheel – ‘09. New stainless steel shaft – ‘09. New insulation in engine room –’09. Dual Racor fuel filters with vacuum gauge – installed ’05 along with custom fuel supply manifold. Electric pump for purging air from lines. New alternator –’09. New stop solenoid – ’08. New oil sender and pressure gauge –’08. New lift pump –’08. New exhaust manifold –’08. New oil cooler –’08. New heat exchanger –’05. Oil change pump. Flex-O-Fold 17x11 3-blade folding prop – New in ’05. Three spare 16” blades on board.
AC-DC ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS:
110v AC and 12v DC electrical service. All new DC wiring in 2004. AC and DC distribution panel with master and individual breakers. 125v AC shore power receptacle. Shore power cord. Shore power cable TV/Phone receptacle. Pro Mariner 30 amp battery charger-converter – ‘08. Total of 6 batteries in three banks – Installed new in ‘08: House bank consists of 4 Trojan T-105 6V golfcart batteries in series-parallel totaling approx 440 amp-hours. Single 12V model 31 engine start battery. Single dedicated Odyssey PC-2150 amp windlass battery with separate solenoid, cabling and fusing – ’09. Xantrex Link 2000 battery monitor. Three double Siemens solar panels – total of 330 watts. Honda portable 2000W generator – ’08 - Stored in custom rack in aft lazarette. Heart EMS 2800 30 amp inverter and 100 amp charger – currently bypassed to allow use of Olsun transformer – (See below.) Six 12V plug receptacles for lights and fans. 12V DC running and navigation lights. Ten interior 110V AC outlets.
EUROPEAN TRANSFORMER: Olsun Electric Co. 220V/22 amp transformer installed in 2009. Three voltage taps: 120V, 220V and 250V. New shore power receptacle installed at same time
TANKS AND PLUMBING:
Total of approx 200 gal diesel fuel stored in four fiberglass coated mild steel tanks (2 x 75 gal and 2 x 25 gal) located beneath cockpit sole and beneath aft cabin berths.
New in 2007: Two 75 gal stainless steel domestic water tanks with custom connection ports and access hatches located beneath main salon cabin sole. All new tubing and fittings. Tank isolation valve. Filtration systems in head and galley. 6 gallon 110v hot water tank with engine heat exchange system. 25 gal polypropylene holding tank.
DOMESTIC WATER SERVICE: Hot and cold pressure water service provided to galley and head by a Jabsco 12v variable speed pressure pump. Fresh water foot pumps in galley and head. Sea Recovery 17 gal per hour water maker. LaVac manual marine toilet with 25 gal holding tank, y-valve for direct overboard discharge and a new (’09) deck pump out fitting.
A stainless steel Monitor wind vane steering system is mounted on the transom.
Dual stainless steel bow rollers upgraded in 2006to raise sides on both rollers. Bolt holes to secure anchors in rollers. Custom welded radius on rollers to prevent chafing. A removeable stainless steel 3-step bow boarding ladder bolts on to rollers for easy on and off when “Med” mooring.
Vetus Tiger 125 1000 watt dual direction electric windlass with 8mm chain gypsy and rode spool. New circuit break for windlass installed Nov '11. Jabsco ParMax4 50 psi foredeck wash down with 3 ft hose.
--- 44# Delta primary anchor with approx 325 ft ACCO 8mm galv chain
--- 44# Bruce secondary anchor with approx 160 ft 5/8” nylon rode and
approx 40 ft 8mm galv chain
--- Three 25 ft 5/8” nylon snubbers
--- Fortress FX37 mounted on stern rail
--- 15# Danforth mounted on stern rail
--- 35# CQR stored in lazarette
--- 8# ketel stored in lazarette
--- Dual custom heavy duty mooring bridal
COMMUNICATION AND NAVIGATION:
ICOM IC-422 VHF (2005) with ICOM IC-HM-157 remote handset added in 2008, ICOM IC-710 SSB (2005) with SCS PTC-II usb Pactor modem, ICOM AT-130 antenna, tuner and headset, Globalstar satellite phone, Iridium satellite phone added – 2007, Pedestal mounted compass, Ray Marine Instrument Pkg incl: boat speed/water temp, wind speed and direction, depth sounder, Raytheon Model R-20 Rastar Scan radar, ComNav hydraulic auto pilot with remote handset – hydraulic arm mounted on reinforced bulkhead and mounting plate ti eliminate movement in rough seas, Garmin 182 GPS map – interfaced with ComNav autopilot, Interface of GPS and autopilot allows course plots to way point or magnetic compass heading AIS Watchmate receiver – 2008. Scanmar International Monitor windvane steering system.
SAFETY AND SURVIVAL:
Viking 4-man canister life raft – Certified in Nov 2011 - good until Nov 2014 – mounted in custom fabricated quick-release bracket on stern rail, EPIRB, Full provisioned ditch bag, LifeSling System, MOB pole, Horseshoe with strobe. Up-to-date flares with 12 gauge and 25 mm pistols. Automatic Halon engine room fire extinguishing system. External engine room CO2 fire extinguisher that can discharged without opening engine hatch. Four hand held ABC fire extinguishers. Emergency tiller.
Jabsco ParMax4 31705-0092 low capacity pump located external to bilge in port lazarette. Two automatic (Sealed float switches) Rule-10 2000 gph pumps with elevated transom discharges located beneath engine – mounted on brackets for easy removal, manual spring loaded switches for both. Two minute continuous operation alarms. HIgh capacity manual bilge pump installed in engine compartment. Automatic bilge pump located forward evacuates leakage from head or anchor chain locker. Portable heavy duty Edson manual pump stored in stern lazarette.
Port-a-Boat 10 ft collapsible dinghy with external carrying handles. Nissan 6hp 4-stroke outboard engine. West Marine aluminum oars. Assorted lines, fenders, boathooks etc. Assorted life jackets. Extensive spare parts inventory. Three 5 gal water jugs. Single 5 gal diesel jug. Two 5 gal gas jugs. Single 3 gal outboard engine gas tank. Two 120V electric heaters. Parts and repair manuals. Maintenance log.
She fits our needs for both a comfortable liveaboard and a proven offshore passagemaker. The layout and superior teak joinery craftsmanship belowdecks makes her a warm and inviting home after years of cruisng. The sailplan is flexible and easily managed. Her 200 gallons of fuel enables gives us a 1000 mile range under power without the need for additional jerry jugs on deck. The Monitor windvane steering gives us steerage undersail without utilizing valuable battery capacity. Our solar panels and small Honda generator provide more than adequate charging capabilities without using the engine.
Our most welcome surprise is how dry the cockpit remains in heaviest of weather conditions and how well she powers through big seas while maintaining a comfortable motion.
Throughout our journey, we have striven to maintain all systems to the highest level possible. We carry aover 20 binders of service manuals and complete maintenance logs. Our rigidly organized spare parts inventory is extensive. We offer the next owners a minimum 3-day seminar on all service procedures to insure a easy transition.