Single-handed sailing on Sonabia: Design 4 Sea
2013 01 16 – At anchor, Puerto Williams
- Passengers and autonomy
- Architecture – construction
- Sails and rigging
- Deck safety
- General safety
Plans – lateral and front views
2013 06 25 – Technical zone, Hendaye.
Dimensions: 10.50 m. x 3.95 m., draft 1.60 m.
Displacement: loaded ~ 6.5 tons.
Hull: plywood epoxy, 5 chines.
Deck: fiberglass polyester, sandwich on roof.
Twin keels (cast iron, 800 kg each).
Main anchor: 20 kg. + 60 m. high resistance chain and shackles (10 mm. grade 40).
Spare anchor 16 kg + 10 m. high resistance chain.
Shore lines: 2 x 100 m. (diameter 18mm)
Tender: inflatable, capacity 3 persons.
Fresh water capacity: 2 x 250L.Warm water: heater 30L, on engine and 220v.Plans – interior
2 cabins + 2 sea berths in dining room.
Pillows, sheets and sleeping bags provided.
Heating and insulation
Fuel stove (Refleks 66).
Engine heater (radiator + electric fan).
Roof insulation: 10 mm. PE foam, on 10 mm sanitary vacuum.
Double glazing on portlights.
Central folding table, seats for 6 persons
Sink, 2 taps + shower.
Gas burner (plancha) to cook outside.
Washbasin, 2 taps + shower.
Chart table and instrumentsPanoramic view (windshields)Light:Daylight: windshields + roof portlightsCeiling lamps with LEDsIndividual reading lampsClosets and storage:Storage under floorsClosets : storage boxes – secured with elastic lacingPlans – Deck2015 10 06 – Hendaye2016 03 20 – Puerto WilliamsDeck coverAnti slippery material (sand+rubber paint)Lateral foot restsStratified, 5cm highSecondary function: reinforce deck-hull junction.
Deck chainplatesStratified tubular chainplates to secure sails, etc.Deck gearSimplified deck gear for robustness and ease of maintenance, friction rings, etc.Dog houseLaced polycarbonate panels (flexible structure).Sidelines 10 mm. dyneema-polyester.Textile handles wherever needed.Safety straps at the mast and at the stern.Safety net at the rear of cockpit (originally open).Deck lifelines: 10 mm. dyneema-polyester, elevated and centered to tie oneself short.Safety marking: reflective + luminescent.Personal safety devices:Life jackets.