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Deck Workshop Fwd Berth Saloon Galley Head Aft Cabin Specifications

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Legacy's deck is well laid out for short handed sailing with most sail controls led aft to the cockpit.  All three reefs can be completed from the safety of the cockpit.  Both the genoa and the self-tacking jib can be furled and sheeted from the cockpit.  The boom preventers on either side can be released and set from the cockpit.  The only sail handling evolutions that require a trip forward are setting the spinnaker and setting the whisker pole.

The large cockpit provides a comfortable space while underway and is a great space for lounging or sleeping at anchor.  The folding table can be narrow for cocktails or be folded out for dinner in the cockpit.  The combination of the "Shadetree" awning and the shade from the solar panels keeps the mid-day sun off the cockpit for comfort.  While underway we use a 70% mesh cockpit awning with side panels which breaks the sun but still allows some visibility of the sails and the surrounding waters. 

The swim step at the stern makes it easy to board the dinghy and to get in and out of the water.  While moored at floating docks we usually back in, take the wheel off, and board from the stern at dock level. 

We have three ways of carrying the dinghy: we can carry it on the weaver snap-davits across the stern in mild or settled conditions; we can carry it inflated on the foredeck in rougher conditions (though this does block the spinnaker launch); or for off-shore or heavy weather we can carry it with the tubes removed on the cabin top in chocks.

Legacy's deck is low maintenance as there is no wood anywhere abovedecks.  The only materials are fiberglass, stainless steel, and high density plastic (Starboard).

The starboard side of the cabintop at the front of the cockpit showing the Lewmar line clutches, the Harken winch, depth and speed instruments, and the VHF command mike.  The lay out is mirrored on the port side and includes electric winch controls, wind and close-hauled wind instruments and autopilot remote plug.

The starboard genoa winch mounted on the cockpit coaming.  We added lifeline netting for safety.  It does a great job of keeping people, pets, sails, and tools aboard.  It is also easily removable.

The Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster on the port aft of the cockpit.  Also visible in this image are the Ankorolina (covered to the left), the bottom of the 23 foot HF antenna, and the lifesling box on the outside of the rail.

There is an outboard mounting bracket and an outboard lift built into the arch on the starboard side.  (Note that the kayak visible at the top of the image is NOT included in the sale.)  The outboard lift is held in place with a fastpin and is easily removed for storage.
The 8:1 Harken traveler mounted in front of the dodger on the cabintop.  Note the high density plastic chocks in front of the traveler to carry the dinghy hull overturned on the cabintop.

A view of the bow showing the Tigres windlass and the bow platform.  Note that we have added chain locks in front of the windlass.  The right hand one is raised on a custom stainless mount to assure a fair lead to the windless.

The Shaeffer furlers for the jib and genoa.  The Saga 43 is NOT at cutter.  Although she has two headsails they are not normally used at the same time as both run to the masthead.  The inner forestay terminates at the stem and holds the self-tacking jib.  The outer forestay terminates on the bow platform and carries the genoa. 

The view on the left shows the base of the mast and the routing of the lines to the cockpit through the deck.  Also visible is the lower section of the solid vang.  In the image on the right, taken from the first spreaders, you can see the channels in the deck that carry the lines aft.

As seen here the combination of the mast winch and the guard bars at the base of the mast make access to the head of the main sail easy.  Facing forward this also makes a good spot to watch when in shallow waters.  The autopilot remote is long enough to be used from this position.

For shade at anchor or in marinas we have two "Shadetree" awnings.  This image shows the aft awning.  It is supported from the lifelines on folding flexible poles and is quick to put up or take down.  We also have a small foredeck awning to provide shade to the bow of the boat.

This image shows the adjustable whisker pole in use.  One of the advantages of having the adjustable model is that it can be used with either the jib or genoa.  In a seaway it can make a huge difference as it helps prevent the sail from slatting about.  The pole is mounted on a track on the front of the mast and is provided with control lines for the car position and a topping lift for the pole.

This image shows the dinghy with her wheels in the deployed position.  The Danard wheels are tall enough that the engine does not have to be raised while landing or departing the beach.  They also make it easy to pull the dinghy far above the waters edge.

The radar arch and the additional forward arch were designed to handle any reasonable load.  As you can see here I had no problem sitting on the structure while we were installing the larger solar panels.

Legacy out of the water in the fall of 2010. (Note that this picture was taken before the bootstripe was repainted.) The right image shows the Max-prop (which we do not normally paint but...) the line cutter and the keel coolers for the Frigoboat refrigerator and freezer systems.
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