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2006 Woods Designs RHEA 40

16 October, 2012 by EVAN

About this Sailboat:

The RHEA 40 is a sailing catamaran designed by the architects Richard and Liliam Woods.Throughout its three and a half year construction, the owners received invaluable technical support and feedback from the highly qualified and expert team of a number of shipyards where the owner worked for many years, with the certification by a nautical engineer and sponsored by the City of Ferrara. The original length was increased by 0,5m making its final dimensions 12.5m by 7.10m. The hulls have exactly symmetrical internal layouts in mahogany marine plywood, including the bulkheads. Their structure is also in plywood and epoxy fiber-glass while the cockpit and indeed the whole central section has a one-off system sandwich structure of termanto-fiber composite with epoxy fiber-glass, including the bow gangplank and the stern platform. By all accounts this boat is virtually unsinkable! She need a new rig,
replace port head seacock;
replace tramoline nets;

Equipment on Board:

Navigation instruments:
1x Suunto 16″ fixed compass;
1x Suunto Commander handheld compass;
1x Raymarine ST 7001 Plus Autopilot;
1x Raymarine ST 60 Rayethon-Wind;
1x Raymarine ST 60 Tridata;
1x Raymarine ST 60 Multi;
1x 12v depht meter;
1x La Crosse 868MHz radio controlled weather station and barometer;
1x Bresser 10×30 binoculars;

Electric power:
220v and 12v fireproof wiring and spares;
1x AirX Marine 400 wind generator;
2x 60x70cm solar pannels;
1x portable generator;
1x IUOU Mobiltronic automatic battery charger;
1x Mobiltronic Waeco 300w inverter;
4x 12v batteries wired as two pairs with paralell (for extra power) and serial (for 24v) switches and emergency shut-off switch;
3x lightweight extention cords;

Communication equipment:
1x Icom 401E fixed VHF;
1x Icom IC-MI Euro V handheld VHF;
2x Brondi handheld VHF with charger;
1x Kenwood TS50 SSB radio with tuner;
!x Pactor Controller SCS PTC-LLUSB DSP multimode modem;
1x Pirostar SX20 SSB-Pactor SWR and power meter;
1x Telit Globestar GSM/satellite dual mode telephone;

Woods Designs RHEA 40
Woods Designs RHEA 40
Woods Designs RHEA 40
Woods Designs RHEA 40
Woods Designs RHEA 40
Woods Designs RHEA 40
Woods Designs RHEA 40
Woods Designs RHEA 40
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