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Deck Workshop Fwd Berth Saloon Galley Head Aft Cabin Specifications


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Specifications - General
Manufacturer:   Saga Yachts, Ste. Catherines, Ontario, Canada
Model:   Saga 43
Year Built:   1999 ("model year 2000")
Length on Deck:   43'
Length Overall:   46'
Beam:   12'
Draft:   6'10"
Mast Height:   62' (+ instruments and VHF antenna)
Documentation Number:   US 1091199

Specifications - Mechanical

Engine:   Yanmar   4JH3E   54hp  normally aspirated  2976 hours (11/2010)
Engine Alternator:   High-output alternator w/ multistage regulator
Prop:   3-bladed Max Prop feathering
Shaft Seal:   Dripless (replaced 2007)
Power Generator:   Ample Power Genie (180 amp 12 volt diesel generator) w/ multistage regulator
755 hours (11/2010) - water-sep exhaust (minimal noise - no splashing - gas comes out transom, cooling water below waterline.)
Oil Change Pump:   Reverso geared oil change pump plumbed to change oil from main engine and gen set
Watermaker:   Spectra Newport 400 w/MPC 3000; 13-15 gallons per hour; 988 hours (11/2010); new vane pump 5/2010
Central Heat:   Espar D10W hot-water boiler with heat exchangers in aft cabin, kitchen, head, main saloon, forward berth, and passive radiator in workshop.  Thermostat in main saloon. (Can be set to heat hot water only in 'summer'.)
Engine Driven Heat:   Dual fan heat exchanger on engine cooling loop

Specifications - Electrical

Electrical Monitoring:   Xantrex Link 2000 (2 battery bank monitoring)
Battery Combiner:   Pathmaker combiner (combines batteries when charging current available)
Battery Charger/Inverter:   Heart 2000 multi-stage charger (120v)/inverter (2000 watts)
Solar Panels:   5 Unisolar amorphous cell panels (259 watts)
Solar Charge Controller:   Blue Sky Energy Solar Boost 2000E
Batteries:   2 - 8D gelcells (replaced 2007) and 1 - Group 27 gelcell starting battery
Lighting:   All below decks halogen bulbs replaced with LED lighting
Anchor Light:   LED anchor light with automatic dawn/dusk sensor
GFCI:   All 110v circuits protected with GFCI outlets.
12 volt outlets:   12 volts outlets in main cabin, galley, and workshop for fans and other 12v devices

Specifications - Electronics

Autopilot:   Raymarine ST6000+ w/belowdecks Type I drive (computer replaced 2/2010)
Instruments:   Raymarine ST60 - wind, closehauled wind, depth, speed, multi (at nav station), ST6000R wired remote, Raystar GPS, Lifetag MOB alarm w/2 transmitters
Radar:   Nobeltec 24inch 4kw  (Sitec Radar PC)  (requires PC and Nobeltec software not included)
Cockpit Monitor:   Remote PC monitor on arm in companionway repeats navigation software from nav station (stows against galley ceiling when not in use)
2nd Networked GPS:   Garmin GPS 152
3rd Networked GPS:   Cabled to connect portable backup Garmin handheld GPS to SeaTalk network
SSB/ham Radio:   Icom M802 w/ matching antenna tuner, 23 foot whip antenna, serial connection to nav station for software control, Heil Sound 'Clear Speech' DSP speaker, WxFax DSP output to PC
VHF Radio:   Icom M422 VHF w/DSC, remote 'command mic' in cockpit
Satellite Phone:   Iridium Motorola Portable with deskmount (charger, modem, handset) and external antenna on radar arch, 3 batteries
AIS:   Miltech AIS receiver with dedicated antenna on radar arch
Stereo:   Alpine CDA9847 with IPOD interface and dual auxiliary inputs for Sirius and PC, Bose speakers in main cabin and cockpit (works well for DVDs in cockpit on remote monitor)
Video:   Toshiba 22inch flatscreen HDTV w/DVD

Specificatons - Galley

Stove:   Force 10 Marine 3 burner w/oven; propane; extra steel plate in oven for even heat and stability; gimbaled
Sink:   Stainless steel double sink
Refrigeration:   Separate freezer and refrigerator compressors and electronic controls; Frigoboat keel-cooled compressors with energy efficient controllers; new 5/2010;  freezer box rebuilt and box lids rebuilt; LED refrigerator lighting and mini air circulation fan installed 5/2010
Countertops:   Corian, grey flecked
Microwave:   110 volt microwave oven (runs on inverter) permanently installed.

Specifications - Head

Head:   Jabsco manual, valved for overboard or holding tank
Shower:   Separate enclosed shower with seat and handheld/fixed shower head
Holding Tank:   18 gallon with macerator for overboard discharge

Specifications - Tankage

Fuel:   95 gallons diesel in two tanks
Water:   120 gallons in port and starboard tanks (starboard tank filled by watermaker
Propane:   2-20lb aluminum tanks in drained cockpit locker, 1-5lb tank on stern rail for bbq
Holding:   18 gallon stainless tank with deck pumpout fitting and overboard macerator discharge

Specifications - Deck Gear

Mast and Boom:   Offshore Spars - white painted double spreader mast with Harken batcars (5); trysail track; whiskerpole track and Forespar 13-23 foot adjustable half carbon fiber pole; port and starboard selftailing mast winches; Lewmar stoppers for spin halyard, pole topping lift, genoa halyard, and jib halyard; inner and outer forestays (both masthead) with Shaeffer roller furling;  boom with two internal single-line reefs and one external double line reef all run to cockpit; Forespar solid vang; Shaeffer lazyjacks; boom preventers run to cockpit; Harken traveller
Sails:   The main is new in 2011 from Ballard Sails of Seattle.  The jib, and genoa from Halsey Lidgard are well used but with some life (5 years?) remaining;
Main - New 2011 full battened mylar laminated cruising dacron, regularly maintained;
Jib - Cruising dacron with UV panels;
Genoa - Cruising dacron with UV panels and foam padding for good partial set;
Light #1 Genoa - Pentex sailcloth, lightly used good condition;
Trysail - unused, nearly new condition;
Storm Jib - used twice, nearly new condition;
Asymmetric Spinnaker - good condition, sock
Cockpit Sail Handling:   Harken self-tailing winches - 2-53 2-speed genoa winches; 1-40 2 speed winch (starboard cabintop); 1-40 electric 2-speed winch (port cabintop);  Lewmar line clutches to starboard: boom vang, first reef, second reef, jib sheet, third reef (downhaul); Lewmar line clutches to port: main sheet, cunningham, topping lift, main halyard, third reef (boom); turning blocks for spinnaker sheets; reefing lines for jib and genoa furlers
Steering:   Whitlock solid geared steering (no cables) w/engine controls, Ritchie compass, anchor windless remote and binnacle guard
Cockpit Amenities:   Cockpit shower w/hot and cold water; binnacle cup holder; folding cockpit table; floor lighting; C Cushions cockpit cushions (replaced 10/2010) and backrests; Bose speakers; line boxes for cabin top running rigging; Artful Dodger Sunbrella dodger with removable cockpit shade (replacement dodger on order from Artful Dodger for installation in fall 2012; 70% mesh underway sun shade with side panel; outboard lifting arm and tackle built into radar arch.  Two custom Shadetree awnings for use at anchor or in marinas, one for the bow area (lightly used) and one for the area from the mast to the radar arch (well-used but regularly maintained).  Force 10 barbecue grill (small) with rail mounts.
Ground Tackle:   Lofranz horizontal Tigres windlass; 20kg Bruce anchor with 200 feet 5/16 high-test chain (regalvanized 2006) and 200 feet nylon 'brait' rode (to starboard); 45lb CQR with 100 feet 5/16 high-test chain and 250 feet nylon rode (to port); 33lb fortress anchor (belowdecks); 27lb fortress anchor with 15ft chain (stowed aft for stern anchor); Ankorollina 200 foot flat webbing rode (18,000 lb test) on reel on stern pulpit; small Danforth dinghy anchor with chain and rode

Specifications - Dinghy
Force 4 NZ Dinghy:   3.2 meter (10.5 feet) aluminum hulled RIB.  Force 4's are unique in that the inflatable tubes are held to the hull by a bolt-rope system.  This allows the tubes to be removed easily for stowage, repair, or replacement.  A spare set of tubes is included.  The dinghy is equipped with a manual bilge pump and comes with a set of Danard wheels for easy beaching.  Dinghy weight (without engine) is a manageable 85 lbs. (Dinghy replaced in 2006.)
Outboard:   Tohatsu 9.8 four-stroke engine with 3 gallon tank.  Equipped with Dol-fins. (New 2007)
Weaver Snap-Davits:   The dinghy is equipped with Weaver snap davits that allow carriage across the stern in moderate conditions.  This is the metal arch system that holds the dinghy further from the water allowing sailing to about 25 degree heel without problems.

Specifications - Safety Gear
Liferaft:   Winslow offshore 6-man raft in valise (stowed in purpose designed cockpit locker) repacked 10/2009
EPIRB:   McMurdo Pains-Wessex 406 GPS EPIRB (battery replacement due 2012)
Drogue:   Jordan series-drogue; custom stainless attachment points on port and starboard aft hull corners
Lifesling:   Lifesling POB recovery system stowed in hard plastic case on stern rail
Bilge Pumps:   1 electric, 2 manual (one below galley floor and one in cockpit)
Crash Bulkhead:   Bulkhead between workshop (forepeak) and pullman berth has transom above waterline, tightly sealing door, and valve closable limber hole allowing sealing of forepeak in the event of holing forward
Motion Detector Alarm:   We have a wireless motion detector with the alarm located belowdecks.  The detector can be moved about the deck to cover the hanging dinghy or to watch the stern entry
MOB Alarm System:   Integrated into the Raymarine Seatalk network is a Lifetag Man Overboard Alarm system.  This consists of a receiver belowdecks with a very loud alarm buzzer.  Included are two personal transmitters (additional transmitters available from Raymarine) which are worn by crewmembers.  If the unit worn by a crewmember gets more than a few yards from the boat the alarm sounds alerting the off-watch.
Drawer Safety Bars:   Every set of drawers is provided with a safety bar secured by threaded knobs that screw into sockets by the drawer stacks preventing drawers from bouncin open in rough conditions.  Unscrewing the lower knob allows the bar to swing free and the drawers to be accessed.  Bars are easily removed and stowed when not needed.

Specifications - Spares
Yanmar Starter:   Rebuilt starter for main engine.
Yanmar Alternator:   Original factory alternator (35 amp) with mounting bushings to high output alternator mount.
Three-bladed fixed prop:   Spare prop.
Dinghy Tube Set:   Spare unused set of dinghy tubes for Force 4 RIB.
Miscellaeous Parts:   Spare bulbs, filters, and small parts for boat systems.
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