|Jubilant is a well equipped and maintained Spencer 53 ketch completed in 1987 by Spencer Boatworks of Richmond BC and designed by John Brandylmeyer. Some of her key points of interest follow.
Her construction is of Airex cored fiberglass, external led ballast. She is painted in LP.
She has two bunks in a forward cabin aft of the sail and chain lockers. There are bunks in the aft cabin for three. There is a Vacuflush head forward . In the aft cabins is a bath tub and urinal.
Ground tackle includes a 65# Bruce, 75#plow and22# Danforth, 250 feet high tensile chain, 400 feet braided rode, 200feet 5/8 braided nylon, 30 feet stern chain. There is a Muir 12 volt windlass.
She carries 437 gallons fuel and 150 gallons water. A 27 gph water maker is belted off the main engine, an Isusu DA220 diesel, 880 amp hours of AGM batteries are charged by 160 amp alternator or off a 160 amp diesel backup genset.
Refrigeration is Grunert freezer compressor off the main and Adler Barbor 110 volt unit as backup thru a 2500 watt inverter.
Steering is hydraulic and a new Simrad/ Robertson Autopilot has just been installed replacing an older unit.
Navigation equipment includes compass, Koden 36 mile radar, two Garmin GPS units interfaced to a computer charting program. There are two Icom ssb radios for backup with auto tuner for voice and email. Also included are the basic depth sounder, log, EIRB, windspeed, barometer and the like. A Hazzanith sextant is aboard also.
Safety gear includes a 6 man raft in canister, flares, 4 PFDs, emergency VHF radio, two dingies, flares and fire extinguishers. The main bildge has one Rule 3500 pump, one Jabsco Utility Puppy Pump and one Henderson Manual Bildge pump.
Cooking is a Princess 3 burner propane stove with oven fed by two 20# tanks in a vented locker aft.
. Sails include 2007 full batten main and mizzen with 3 and 2 reef points respectively, a 135% roller furling genoa and spare, 2000 hanked on staysail, 1998 2.2 oz tri-radial spinnaker and mizzen staysail.
There is an extensive spare parts stock, never perfect, but very substantial.
Last survey at Bundaberg Australia April 2005. Last haul for bottom paint in Fiji in 2009.
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