El Gato The Cat
The Boat and her Crew
Other times, other journeys
"Endurance Of The South"....memories.
Our beautiful old boat, "Endurance Of The South"
We've sold our beautiful Hans Christian to wonderful new owners who are starting out on their own adventure. Here's some of the pics that I put together for the sales brochure....
Under full covers at Townsville Yacht Club for the previous wet season.
The HC long keel, with cutaway forefoot.
A view of the deck.
And another view of the deck...
Bounding along at 7.8 knots
A day out on Corio Bay.
Heading back into Port Douglas after a day on the Reef.
Stove was replaced in 2013. Top-loading fridge to the left.
A great, secure galley.
Hot and cold fresh water on tap, plus saltwater and freshwater hand pumps.
Looking aft on the starboard side.
The wood burning fireplace for cold Tasmanian nights. Looking forward.
All of the settees have lee cloths for security and extra bunks in a seaway.
Everything on the boat is well-documented with original manuals all filed conveniently.
looking towards the aft galley from the saloon.
The Huon Pine table has removable fiddles.
The spacious and comfortable dining area to port.
My cosy spot.
Privacy curtains on the Pullman berth.
The double Pullman berth, centrally located on the boat for comfortable and secure sleep in a seaway.
Same bed, different day.
Yes, a strange place for the Ship's Bell, but here it is....
Inside the helmsman's berth, secure and private with storage locker and shelving.
The doors at the foot of the bed open into the vast engine cavity and allow easy servicing of the hydraulic Autopilot.
The helmsman's Nest.
Marble-topped bathroom sink with hot and cold water.
Looking forward through the bathroom to the Anchor locker
The electric-flush toilet hides under its own lid cover.
Rockin' along comfortably....Hans Christians have a Cadillac ride.
Raymarine C80 plotter and engine controls.
Electronics central. AIS, VHF, HF, battery monitor and more.
Endurance has her own website/domain name, so why not her own mouse pad too?
The AM/FM/CD also connects to iPhones for charging and playing.
Hand-held VHF extension and Autopilot controls in the cockpit.
The thumping' big, low-hours 50HP Beta motor drives like a train and has all of its servicing points forward.
Magazine review on our HC38, in company with the likes of Hallberg-Rassy.
Celebrating comes easy on "Endurance".
Somewhere South of the Whitsundays.
The barbie, charcoal fired, is easy to stow when its not required.
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