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1999 Pacific Seacraft 40
Designed by W.I.B. Crealock, the Pacific Seacraft 40 is within the evolution of the 31, 34, 37, and the 44.
A deck layout features a centerline king plank for footing, an extended bow platform for anchors, a windlass boss, and a double spreader keel-stepped mast. The hull is a round-bilge, modern long chord fin keel design with an inboard hung rudder aft of a full skeg, a raked bow and a canoe stern. The foredeck has a stainless-steel anchor platform/bowsprit with dual anchor rollers forward, with teak-capped bulwarks and wide side decks that lead aft past a long trunk cabin amidships to an aft cockpit. A custom radar mast antenna farm supports multiple antennas further described below. A D400 wind turbine and solar panels complete the aft cockpit architecture.
Narrative: Owner/singlehander purchased Quan Yin and renamed her Jury’s Out in 2014, and immediately began outfitting her for a circumnavigation. After sailing offshore from Bellingham to San Diego and spending a season in Mexico, the COVID hit and owner’s lifelong dream to cross the Pacific came to an end. Owner spared no expense to outfit an already Bristol PSC 40 for the enterprise, spending an additional $238,000 (not including routine maintenance), keeping all receipts and a log of expenses. Offshore equipment and other upgrades include:
Aft Cabin. Starboard at base of companionway and fully enclosed. Large hanging locker, two-person berth with custom mattress, mirrors on two bulkheads, and access to engine compartment from amidships.
Head and Separate Shower. Opposite aft cabin at base of companionway equipped with manual Groko K head (household size), hot and cold pressurized water, foot pump for fresh water, stainless steel sink. Separate ample shower stall, with slatted teak settee and teak floor grate. Sump pump switch in shower. Aft of head, full wet locker with drain.
Galley. Large G-shaped offshore galley with two centerline stainless steel sinks, hot and cold pressure water, Seagull spigot with filtered water, foot pumps for fresh and raw water. Force 10, 3-burner stove/oven/broiler, generous counter area, ample pantry and storage cabinets. Top loading refer is capacious.
Nav Station. Forward-facing port placed nav station, chart table with hinged top, storage below. At nav station the following navigation monitors are displayed: Vespermarine AIS, ICOM M802 SSB, iPad Pro on Ram mount, Raymarine E80 chart plotter, Iridium Go! Satellite Device, IC-M422 VHF, Raymarine ST60+ multi-display, “fish finder” switch, multiple USB ports, Raymarine autopilot control head, portable VHF in mounted caddy; Alpine SiriusXM CD radio.
Main Salon. Starboard placed dinette with drop leaf table that seats six and converts to a double berth. Settee to port doubles as a single berth, with offshore Lee Cloth. Bookshelves and cabinet space above, behind, and below both settees.
Forward Cabin. V-berth configured with cabinet and drawer storage below berth. Port and Starboard hanging lockers with cabinets below, an elevated forward cabinet with access to chain locker, and full-length shelves both port and starboard.
Climate Control. Both cabins, head, and main salon and galley serviced by a forced air diesel hydronic heating system. Air conditioning freezes down whole boat when on shore power or generator. As mentioned above, there are 10 Hella fans throughout the boat, and a custom “boom” awning for additional tropical protection (never used).
SAILS AND RIGGING
The Iverson Dodger has window covers, the 4 deck hatches and all teak is continually kept covered when boat is not in use.
JURY’S OUT, (By Owner)
Major Projects Completion List
Since Purchase June, 2014
(not including routine maintenance)
6/14Mounted, registered EPIRB
6/14Jack Line Fair Leads (Johnston); new position high, inboard
6/14AIS Class B added to Raymarine E-80 Chart plotter
6/14Tie-downs for 2 extra fuel containers in aft lazarette
8/14Replaced head solar dorade
8/14Balmar Smart Gauge: house and start batts
8/14Low voltage power point at Nav station; called “Accessory” at panel
8/14Monitor Wind Vane (completed 5/15)
8/14“Pole Solution” SS wind turbine pole mounted
9/14High Water Alarm (Aqua)
9/14Furono 408 Weather Fax with Fax 5 Antenna
9/14Siren Marine: monitors AC, High Water, Battery, and cabin temperature
9/14Antenna Array fabricated, mounted
10/14Engine room power post
10/14New CD/Sirius/XM radio, with blue tooth and subscription
11/14WIFI Ubiquiti “bullet” booster w/ modem
11/14Replaced small refer sump pump under sink
11/14New flat screen TV; Bose sound system
11/14Preventer system on boom
11/14Monitor Dual Blocks completed
11/14New padeyes for running backstays, plus soft shackles
11/14Running backs (Hy Mod spiced to double braid)
12/14SSB Installed, incl/ GAM ant and KISS counterpoise
12/14Vesper Marine dedicated AIS by Watchmate
2/15Alpen Glow interior Lights, all LED, full replacement
4/15New VHF Ant at masthead; new Co-Ax run through mast
4/15All new standing rigging, Hayn hardware (Ian Weedman)
4/15New thru hull for water maker
4/15New padeye for Drifter for Solent stay, new teak at bow
4/15Restrainer for Drifter at top of mast
4/15Trys’l track mounted
6/15All new running rigging (see list)
6/15Hart Tank Tender—4 tanks
7/154 new HELLA fans (“aux fans” on 2nd breaker board), total now 10
7/15D400 Wind Turbine installation complete
7/15Isolation Transformer installed (Rodger’s Marine)
7/15New sails from Carol Hasse, Pt Townsend Sails: trys’l, storm stays’l, 115 Genoa, stays’l, Drifter with sock
8/15Finished new hot water heater installation
9/15Replaced running lights with two new LED Hellas
9/15Reconfigured shore power to SmartPlug system
9/15in-line fuel pump for engine bleed plus switch at companionway
10/15Two new Lewmar clutches on mast for genoa and drifter
10/15two pad eyes mounted for trys’l, with soft shackle system
10/15switched genoa halyard and stays’l haly for better lead
10/15mounted fairlead for stay stays’l haly on mast
11/15added second barometer—Mintaka Duo from Starpath
11/15Jordan Series Drogue
12/15IridiumGo! With external antenna
1/16mounted Weems and Plath analogue barometer (2nd of 2)
7/16installed Groco ARG-1000 raw water strainer, main engine
7/16installed secondary high-water emergency bilge pump: Whale Orca 3000 (50 gals per minute). Fabricated and placed on platform just forward of mast. Platform epoxied. Thru-hull installed above waterline on Stb side. Finished completely 10/16
9/16replaced Rocna (55#) with Spade anchor (77#); second best bower is Spade (66#) placed in quarter berth with lashings
10/16CruiseRO Water Maker installation completed
10/16Lee cloth: port side bench
11/16Engine room FireBoy Xintex automatic extinguisher
4/17Installed iPad power in quarter berth; mounted iPad
4/17 (3) 4D batteries plus start battery installed
4/17Tie-down netting in all lazarettes
4/17Added Edson manual high-volume bilge pump
5/17Replaced vent whistle with LG100 fuel vent separator
5/17Lee Cloth iPad mount
6/17$5000 worth of Yanmar spare parts purchased, stowed
8/17New ignition switch
10/17New electronics suite installed. Raymarine eS127, autopilot and Quantum radar unit. Old legacy instruments, including E80, continue to function, thus adding an element of redundancy. iPads with iNavx and TimeZero run continuously. Vesper Watchmate supplies AIS to chartplotter and to iPads. Legacy E80 has separate AIS.
10/17Installed fuel polisher, and new plate on fuel tank for supply and return. Commander Kitisystem.
5/18New Groco K head installed.
10/18Dometic 16K air conditioner installed. Rerouted and installed plumbing to service both AC and Watermaker.
11/19All new upholstery. (Sunbrella)
New custom mattress aft stateroom, plus sheets, etc. All patterns with company for future use. Handcraft Mattress (HMC).