LIONHEART A fast cruising production monohull sailing vessel built in the U.S.A.




                                                                        

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"LIONHEART" A Macgregor 70 One of the fastest cruising production monohull sailing vessels built in the U.S.A. "LIONHEART" averaged 9.9knts on the leg from California to Samoa. 4500 nms. Top speed 21.5 knts in 29 knts on true wind speed. In light airs on another leg 3.5 knts in 5 knts of true wind speed.

 

 

Navigation centre and chart table. Note the visibility available to the deck and the high seas. laptop connected to Garmin handheld G.P.S. Using electronic charts. Weather charts Via "Icom" S.S.B. radio IC-M 802 with DSC capabilities- Antenna tuner AT-140 (The best) safety feature. Recommend suction caps (4) fixed to bottom of laptop to keep in place on nav table. Would dearly love a water proof high contrast LCD display read out repeater at the helm. I prefer as a safety requirement all navigation and instruments (including laptop screen, auto pilot) to be displayed, in addition and controllable by the helmsman at the helm. Bilge pumps warning lights, alarms, VHF Mic with outside speaker, loud hailer mic as well. B and G VHF, B and G Hercules 2000 auto pilot with MFDs, B and G instruments with 20-20s at mast and in the cockpit at the pedestal. In addition two 12 volt female outlets for plug ins in an emergency for hand helds and search light. I only had to leave the cockpit to have a pee when on watch. Brillant foresight and lateral thinking went into the cockpit design on this vessel.

   

The good guys from Australia having a sun downer in the cockpit. Lazerette aft ( large area dived for safety), Cockpit-Lazerette. Large Bimini with side screens. A must in the tropics for protection against the sun and rain. Excellent for entertaining without going below (Where entertaining should be done) as guests ususally don't do the cleaning up. Steps aft with fresh water flexi shower head retracting into a flush surface compartment. Salt water pressurized to port and fresh water to starboard wash down out lets. (Aft and forward). A Garmin GPS 120 set up with independent 4 ENERGIZER 9 volt batteries as power source, plus 12 volt DC cable connected at the pedastal to the vessel's 12 volt power supply via 12 volt female plug at the pedestal. It was required at a critical time when the vessel's chart plotter an ["NORTHSTAR"] brand 961 xd GPS/colour failed. The TWO GARMIN GPS'S where reliable and a GOD send on this passage.

   

Vertical hammock. Three aussies keeping the bow trimmed. Note the boom cradle instead of lazy jacks. A far better system and makes for ease in reefing, lowering, stowing the sail and reinforces the boom from breaking when unavoidable chinese crash gibes occur. An important safety feature when crew are inexperienced. Low topsides a safety feature if someone falls overboard and halyards that reach the water plus some to winch them aboard.

   

Under main and jib going to windward as the tropical sun sets in 5 knts of true wind speed. Boat speed 3 knts. Speed is safety in my opinion these days. Make haste while u can saving fuel. Light air performance was outstanding for a cruising keel boat.

   

Lunch, with Andy on the helm. (Auto pilot) A good view of the boom cradle this photo and the one above. Cockpit had two large electric winches (Harken) and four manual winches, all self tailing, two speed. Radar "Furuno".

   

Ed and Jerry posing for Cleo magazine. Left (PIC) a good view off the lazerette aft of the cockpit divide, engine bay with heaps of storage underneath. Two could sleep comfortably in the aft half in the tropical night heat.

   

Creaming in 10 knots of true wind. A good day at the office. It's no 9 to 5 job. A lot a laughter on this passage. (Smile). Left (PIC) Lionheart at anchor SAVU SAVU, FIJI ISLANDS.

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