|The boat||Catalina 375 (2009)|
|Length overall||11.73 metres (38'6")|
|Length of hull||11.38 metres (37'4")|
|Beam||3.96 metres (13'0")|
|Displacement||5,868 kgs (12,937 lbs)|
|Water storage||367 litres (97 gallons)|
|Fuel capacity||151 litres (40 gallons)|
|Holding tank capacity||119.2 litres (31.5 gallons)|
|Engine||Diesel 3-cylinder 29.8 kw (40 HP)|
|Main sail||North Sail Master Furling NPTL X i09 Gray 312 sq ft|
|Head sail||North Sail Genoa 135% NPTL X i06 Gray 430 sq ft|
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- Aft cabin
Double berth, with a locker and shelves.
- Forward cabin
Double berth, with a locker, shelves and drawers. Direct access to head.
- Port berth
Skipper’s berth (night). Sofa (day). Dinning table (retracted in plan—showing as dots).
- Starboard berth
Two sitters with game table. Can be converted to a berth. Hanging locker.
Fully equipped galley with 2-burner stove, oven, microwave, front door fridge, plus twin sinks with hot and cold water.
Head with marine toilet, locker, holding tank, washbasin and a shower with hot and cold water.
Where you will relax — and sleep
A ‘Blue Water’ Sailboat
Since he bought the “Moraira” some 6 years ago, Ivan has continually added extras, so that the yacht is now a true ‘blue water’ sailboat.
- Solar panels 2 units 185w (installed on top of the davits). Modern sailboats use a lot of electricity. Due to the continuous demand of autopilot, refrigerator, electronics (chart plotter, radar, radios, etc.), lights, pumps (sink, shower, toilet) and if the engine is not running the batteries are not being charged. (When the engine is running, just like a car, the alternator charges the battery/batteries.) When the engine is not running. the solar panels charge the batteries. Moraira also has a generator — 3.5 KWatts that can be used for charging batteries if there is no sun, running the microwave and the water maker. (These last two need 110v to run.) The solar panels only produce 12v.
- Max-prop feathering propeller. When propellors are not in use they produce drag. Using a feathering prop can increase up to 15% the sailing speed in light conditions. On long passages could mean fewer days sailing. Also it works very well on reverse.
- North sail, “NPL tour”. Main sail and genoa. Strong and light with good stretch resistance. Less heeling and faster than the original sails
- “Rainman” water maker. Especially on long trips, it helps to have an unlimited water supply. We can shower more frequently. (After spending a few hours in the rain on the cockpit, a shower before going to rest makes a difference). Also wash clothes and dishes with fresh water, use toilet with fresh water instead of sea water (which means fewer odours)
- Whiskers pole. It’s a great tool for downwind sailing. It keeps the jib full and stable, enabling it to work more efficiently.
- Mercury dinghy with a 3.5 HP motor — big enough to carry 4 crew ashore and small enough to be folded and stored inside the boat for long trips, or keep it hanging from the davits aft of the boat.
SSB radio (single side band) to be able to communicate hundreds of miles away from land or with other boats in a “NETS” (informal groups of ham operators who communicate on specific frequencies at preset times) are an invaluable resource. It is also possible to download files with weather reports with info about what is ahead.