Xanthus at Anchor in Vava'u, Tonga

Xanthus at Anchor in Vava'u, Tonga

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Interior Photos

 Down below looking forward.
 Tool cubby open.
 The tool cubby makes a great seat for curling up and reading or cooking.

 V berth/garage/sail locker
 VHF with AIS receiver.
 In line water filter and manifold.

EPRIB 2 years old comes with free replacement battery at 5 years.

Deck and Rigging

 Teak grab rails
 Looking aft with Lucy trailing behind
 That's a jack line running parallel to the grab rail.
 Bottom of spinnaker pole and mast tabernacle, and of course everyone's favotite mushroom vent.
 Looking up the mast and spinnaker pole track

 Monitor Windvane, our 3rd crew member, and actually the only crew who steers 97% of the time. 7 KG Bruce anchor.

 Port side canvas fully deployed.

 Dual pivoting stainless steel tabernacle. Easy mast lowering!
 Dyneema Dux rigging spliced around Colligo Marine thimbles. Hayns turnbuckles.

 Dux rigging and soft hanks on forestay with working jib hanked on ready to go.

 Outboard bracket.
 Mast steps up to lower spreaders.
 Starboard side canvas side flap half down/up.

 Anchor roller


Cockpit Photos from Yesterday

 Looking aft with the back flap up. The back flap and the rest of the canvas is great for both shade and privacy.

 Looking forward. Those are the chocks that Lucy sits in.
 Two 20 watt solar panels provide power. Two 6 lb LPG tanks fuel the oven and stove.
 Looking out the Companionway from below.
 Starboard cockpit locker and Den Han anchor light.
 Port cockpit locker, and fire blanket.
Companionway all closed up

Xanthus photos

 Lucy on the beach
 Sailing out of Palmyra atoll
 Lucy in the early morning
 Lucy under sail
 Xanthus under sail
 Bow wave and toes
 Wing on Wing

 Xanthus sailing in Vava'u, Tonga

Xanthus at anchor in Vava'u, Tonga