Meet Shadowfax of Falmouth, my home – I have worked hard on getting her ‘ship shape’ for this trip. She is a good compromise between a comfortable home but is solid and functional for expeditions to higher latitudes.
She runs almost entirely from solar energy but has a generator as a backup. She can make fresh water from sea water and can hold 500 litres in one go. With water saving taps and a the ability to wash dishes and flush the toilet with sea water, 500 litres of fresh water this can last 2 people around 3 weeks.
MODEL: SeaStream 43 MKIII Cutter
ENGINE: Perkins 80hp diesel
Possibly the last of the MKIIIs to be built and completed in Falmouth, UK under Ian Anderson. She has been refitted for adventurous sailing to higher latitudes. Modifications include conversion of bunk room into a workshop, upgraded Webasto heating, series drogue, window storm boards and Hydrovane self steering gear.
She still contains the original generator, engine and watermaker. An interesting specification when she was built is a sealed watertight bulkhead under the fore-cabin bunk and additionally the whole cabin is a watertight unit when the reinforced cabin door is shut and locked down from the galley area.