1978 Transpac49, hull number 29.
Hull length is 48' 6" (52" overall), the beam is 13' 6", and the draft is 6' 6".
The hull is made of fiberglass (2.5" thick on the keel and 1.5" thick on the sides), and the deck has teak over fiberglass.
The auxiliary engine is a four cylinder 90 HP Ford Lehman.
110V electricity is generated onboard via a Universal 6.5KW genset.
12 volt power is stored in four 4D batteries (that's 685 amp hours for you engineers).
A Trace inverter provides up to 2500W of 110V power from the 12V batteries.
Both the auxiliary and genset run on diesel, which is carried in a 200 gallon tank.
Two additional 200 gallon tanks carry fresh water, and a desalinator can produce more.
A Rix compressor fills the dive tanks (it takes about 20 minutes each).
The dinghy, named the Strumpet, is an eleven foot Avon inflatable with a 9.9 HP outboard.
The dive boat, named the Trollop, is a fourteen foot Avon RIB with a 25 HP outboard.
Communication equipment includes VHF radio, Single Side Band, EPIRB, and cellular telephone.
A Robertson autopilot, Trimble differential GPS, and Cap'n electronic charting help out the sextant with the navigating.
Furuno radar and Interphase sonar help keep us from bumping into things.
In addition to all the boating stuff, the Scalawag includes a
few luxuries from land
like flush toilets, washer/dryer, microwave, TV & VCR, and a CD/stereo.
Click here to see blueprints of the layout.