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					                      Inventory for “Orient Express”
LOA: 41 feet, Beam: 12 feet 10 inches, Draft: 5 feet 10 inches, (full keel), Gross ton: 14,
Net ton: 13, Ballast: 11,000 lbs.
Year built: 1982
Canadian Registry


1.0 Deck and Hull
Fiberglass hull laid up in alternate layers of mat and roving. (over one inch thick near the
keel.) A unique feature of the Lord Nelson 41 hull design is that the rub-rails are moulded
in, making the hull extremely stiff.
Hull and deck colour: white.
Upper deck, over the cabin, is inlaid with teak planking (3 separate areas on each side of
the cabin). The keel is lead and is moulded into the hull.
Waterline stripe: dark green.
The entire deck is surrounded by 6 inch high moulded in fiberglass combings for safety.
The cockpit area is finished in solid teak over the fiberglass base.
Four unique outboard storage lockers surround the cockpit area.
The destroyer type SS steering wheel is teak covered

2.0 Interior Accommodations, General:
Two double separate staterooms are located aft, one on each side of the companion way.
The starboard stateroom is slightly larger and has separate vanity (black granite) with ss
sink and hot and cold water.
The main cabin encompasses the galley and the navigation station area and the salon and
is extremely roomy. The head is located in the forepeak and contains vanity with hot and
cold water, shower and toilet facilities.
With two in each stateroom and three in the main salon, there is sleeping accommodation
for a total of seven adults.
A very roomy separate walk-in sail locker is located forward of the head. The anchor
chain locker, which is divided in two, is accessible through the sail locker.
There are five oval-shaped opening bronze ports on each side of the cabin, all provided
with fly screens. There are 3 overhead hatches (approximately 2 feet by 2 feet square
each) set in bronze frames, over the main cabin, bringing in lots of natural light. Natural
ventilation is provided by 6 dorades, including one for each of the staterooms as well as
strategically located electrical fans located throughout the boat.
Beautiful solid teak joinery is found throughout.

2.1 Galley:
Located on the starboard side in front of the largest stateroom, the galley is equipped
with: 3-burner propane stove with oven (new in 2002). (two ,20 lbs. each, propane bottles
are located in a dedicated locker located outboard with a separate drain), double SS sink
with hot and cold pressure water, separate manual fresh water pump as well as manual
sea-water pump. Main faucets are made of solid bronze.



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Huge top-loading ice box cooled by Adler Barbour. Galley area has lots of storage space
and is u-shaped to form a safe workspace in a heavy seaway.

2.2 Navigation Station:
The nav-station is aft-facing and located on the port side opposite the galley. It is
equipped with a large chart table with drawer and storage space underneath. The
dedicated chart table seat has storage space below. Electrical and electronics equipment
are mounted on the walls above the nav station.

2.3 Salon
Salon consists of a U-shaped sitting area on the starboard side around the solid teak table
which is equipped with fids all around. A unique bar is located inside the table and is
accessible through a pop-up cover in the middle of the table. The pop-up cover doubles as
a checkerboard, beautifully made, inlaid with alternate squares of dark and light wood.

Along the port side, opposite the u-shaped sitting area is a long bench that doubles as a
settee and a bunk (when pulled out). All upholstery for the salon area cushions is new.
There is plenty of storage behind and underneath all seating areas. Lee-cloths are provide
under all settees that are used for sleeping.

The focal point of the salon is the compression post under the mast step which is made of
one piece of solid African mahogany heartwood and topped with a massive collar in
polished bronze. The joinery work throughout the salon is a work of art.

2.4 Head
Three piece, with hot and cold pressure water, shower, and toilet. Dedicated shower sump
with separate evacuation sump pump. Pump-out: overboard or into dedicated FRP
holding tank. Solid teak joinery throughout.

3.0 Rigging/Sails
3.1 Rigging
The boat is cutter rigged (extra inner forestay). Mast is stepped on deck. Top of mast is
57 feet above water level and provided with one set of spreaders.
All standing rigging is 3/8 inch wire and was completely replaced in 2002. Swageless
terminals are provided on standing rigging throughout.
Backstay is serving as antennae for the SSB radio and is provided with special insulaters
at both ends.
All running rigging was replaced in 2002.
Slab reefing on main sail and roller furling (Profurl) on genoa. Staysail is hanked on.
Boom is supported in a sturdy gallows terminated in solid bronze end-brackets.

3.1 Sails:
Foresails:
    1. Yankee, high-cut, original sail in excellent condition (good off-shore sail),
    2. 150 % genoa, brand new in 2002,


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   3. Staysail: 2 reef points ( fair to good condition, re-stitched in 2002)
   4. Spinnaker: cruising spinnaker with snuffer, excellent condition
Mainsail: 3 reef points, good condition (re-stitched in 2002)
Winches: 8 Barient, (all except one are selftailing)
Winch handles: 4 (2 locking)

4.0    Machinery/Steering
4.1 Engine,
BMW 3-cylinder marine diesel, 50 HP at 3,200 RPM, (overhauled in 2003)
Total hours: 2,900
Gearbox: Hurth 250-2.0R (new in 1997)
Drive shaft: 1.5 inch diameter
Propeller: fixed 3-bladed broze

4.2 Steering
Pedestal with cable transmission to heavy duty cast-iron quadrant mounted directly on the
rudder stock. Emergency tiller mountable directly on top of rudderstock.
Self-steering systems:
    1. Com-Nav (commercial grade) hydraulic self-steering connected directly to
        rudder-stock below deck, (new in 2002)
    2. Navico, belt driven electric self steering system connected directly to the wheel
        (used as spare only), (new in 1996)
    3. Voyageur self-steering wind vane (of the hydrovane type), new in 2002.

4.3 Ground Tackle,
Three anchors total, 2-45 lbs. plough type (Kingston) anchors and one 33 lbs. Bruce. The
Kingston anchors are mounted on the bow with the following tackle:
One with 50 feet of chain and 200 feet of 5/8 inch rode,
The other with 300 feet of chain.
Foot-switch operated “Vetus” electric chain winch is mounted on the bow.

5.0    Electrical
5.1 Batteries
There are a total of 4 batteries as follows:
     One 8D 220 amp gel-cell battery located in the forepeak is dedicated for the
       anchor winch,
     Two 8D 220 amp acid cell house batteries (brand new),
     One 120 amp. acid cell starter battery (new 2002)

5.2 Alternator: Balmar, 150 amp (new in 1996), the original 60 amp. alternator is kept on
board as a spare
5.3 Inverter: Heart 1000, new in 1996
5.4 Wind Generator: Kiss High output, (new 2002)
5.5 Transformer: 220 V to 110 V (new 2003),
5.6 Miscellaneous electrical cords and adaptors


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5.7 Incandescent brass lamps with separate night vision red bulbs in certain areas. Night-
vision floor lighting provided throughout.
5.8 AC outlets throughout boat.

6.0    Electronics
6.1 Navigation
     Garmin 35 GPS connected to a Compac laptop computer with “The Captn”
       electronic charting software. (Boat moves in real time across the electronic chart.)
       This GPS can also “command” the hydraulic auto pilot in the navigation mode.
       (New in 2002.)
     Garmin 162 chart-plotter with external antennae, (new in 2003)
     E-Trex hand-held GPS, (new in 2002)
     Numerous electronic and paper charts of the north Atlantic and the Mediterranean

6.2 Depth sounders:
     Standard Horizon with internal transducer (new in 2003),
     Apelco fish-finder with external transducer (new 1996),

6.3 Radios:
     SEA 156 VHF, antennae and cabling upgraded 2002,
     Icom 600, SSB radio converted to be operational on HAM bands as well,
     Hand Held Standard Horizon VHF (extremely compact), new 2002,

6.4 Other Electronics:
     Wind speed and direction,
     Speed and sumlog (in-water paddle wheel),
     Weatherfax software: Weatherfax 2000 displayed on the laptop from SSB
       obtained information,

7.0    Miscellaneous
7.1 Miscellaneous Canvas
     Dodger (spray hood), new 2002,
     Bimini and side curtains, new 2002,
     Large tarp and frame work covering over 60 % of the deck (for use when in the
       tropics),

7.2 Volume Capacities:
     Diesel fuel: 110 gallons (400 litres),
     Fresh water: 220 gallons (800 litres),
     Holding tank: 20 galons

7.3 Warps, Rope-work, Fenders etc.:
     Two 5/8” warp coils, 300 feet (100 m) long each,


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      Miscellaneous other rope-work,
      Mooring lines,
      6 fenders
      Full cockpit cushions made of close-celled foam

7.4 Spare Parts,
     The boat contains several thousand dollars worth of spare parts for the engine,
       rigging, plumbing, etc.

8.0    Safety/Dinghy and Motor
8.1 Life Raft, etc
     Avon Ocean Class 6-man in canister mounted on deck (new 2002)
     406 Class ACR EPIRB,(new 2002)
     Additional Class B ACR EPIRB kept as a spare, (new 1996)
     Man-over-board bag including hand operated water-maker (brand new)
     Man-over-board pole with attached horse-shoe buoy,
     Life jackets, flares, etc
     Collision mat

8.2 Dinghy and Motor,
     10 foot Caribe RIB dinghy (hard bottom planning type) new 2002,
     10 HP Nissan OB motor, (new 2002),

8.3 Fire-Extinguishers:
     As per regulations, all new inn2002.

8.4 Watertight Bulkheads
     The two foremost bulkheads (the one between the chain locker and the sail locker
      and the one between the sail locker and the head) were professionally retrofitted
      to become watertight in the 2002 upgrading of the boat. (Accidental “holing” of
      the hull in front of these bulkheads should, therefore, prevent loss of the boat.)




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