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Long Passages sports a versatile rig with strong aluminum spars, conservative wire sizes, and sails capable of handling all conditions we have encountered in 14 years of circumnavigating.

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Spars

Masts -

  • Main - Metal Mast aluminum (49' 4.5" from mast step to top)
  • Mizzen -  Metal Mast aluminum (35') with stainless mast steps

Booms

  • Main Boom - Selden aluminum single line reefing system  (installed in 2000) with internal topping lift and jam-cleats
  • Mizzen Boom -  Metal Mast aluminum

Spinnaker Pole - Forespar aluminum 3 1/2" tube, extendible to 23'

Sails

  • Mainsail- Fully battened  with 2 deep reef points- dacron (North Sails)
  • Mizzen Sail - Fully battened with 2 reef points - dacron (Housely Sails)
  • 125% Genoa - dacron with mylar core (North Sails)
  • 95% Yankee - dacron (Kostan Sails, Venezuela)
  • 185% Drifter - Ripstop nylon on its own Harken furler (Doyle Sails)
  • Staysail - dacron (Housely Sails
  • Storm Trysail - dacron (Housely Sails)
  • Storm Jib - dacron (Hood Sails)

Hardware

Cockpit

  • Primary - Barient 27 stainless self-tailing winches (2)
  • Secondary - Barient 16 stainless winches (2)

Coachroof

  • Main halyard and sheet -  Barient 24 stainless self-tailing winch
  • Staysail sheets, Reefing Lines, topping lift - Lewmar 30 stainless self-tailing winches
  • Rope clutches - Lewmar (6) allocated to all lines mentioned above.

Main Mast

  • Main halyard - Lewmar 40 stainless self-tailing winch
  • Genoa Halyard - Barient 22 Stainless winch
  • Staysail Halyard - Barient 16 stainless winch
  • Spinnaker Halyard - Barient 18 stainless winches

Mizzen Mast

  • Mizzen Halyard - Barient 16 stainless winch
  • Mizzen staysail halyard, topping lift, and outhaul -all led to convenient cleats on mizzen mast.

Traveller - Harken 4-1 with lines led to clam-cleats on coachroof

Furling Gear

  • Headsail - Profurl N42 Classic, 2 track - installed on headstay; furling line led to cockpit
  • Drifter - Harken 435 small boat furler hoisted on dedicated halyard; furler and sail can be removed and stowed below when not is use.
  • Staysail - Mariner hank-on roller furler - installed on intermediate stay; furling line led to cockpit.

Rigging

Wire - all replaced within last 3 years.

  • Main shrouds - 5/6 inch 316 stainless steel;
  • Headstay and Backstay - 3/8 inch 316 stainless steel;
  • Mizzen shrouds - 1/4 inch 316 stainless steel

Terminals - Swage fittings at mastheads and mechanical (Norseman or Stay Loc) at deck level.

Chainplates - Attached to strong bulkheads and available for inspection.

 

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