Bridge Clearance: 48’
Displacement: approx. 16,000 lbs.
Ballast: 7,800 lbs. encapsulated lead
Builder: Cecil M. Lange, Cape George Yachts, Port Townsend, WA
Halo has a main cabin with a quarter berth and a dinette/chart table aft to port and galley to starboard. Forward of these are two settees, with leecloths, which may be separated by a curtain from the galley and chart table. The port settee pulls out to the compression post to sleep two. There is a head forward of that. Storage and chain locker are in the forepeak. The main cabin is spacious and practical for a 31’ vessel.
Behind and below the settees are areas for storage. The dining/chart table is flanked by fore and aft cushioned settees. The aft one forms the forward portion of the quarter berth. The table holds charts and supplies and has three positions: retracted for more space at sea, extended for dining and down to seat level for additional sleeping accommodations. The VHF radio, GPS and depth sounder are located in this area along with space for additional instruments and books. There are two kerosene lamps, two dorades for ventilation, fans and over 6’-0” headroom. Two 21” x 21” Lewmar hatches provide additional light and air.
Located to starboard at the base of the companionway ladder. The sink has fresh and saltwater pumps and a well-insulated icebox under the countertop. Forward of the sink is a Dickenson Pacific cooking/heating diesel stove with baking oven. A Force 10 two-burner kerosene stove sits on top for warm weather cooking. A kerosene Seaswing stove attaches above for safe cooking in heavy weather. Sliding door cabinets outboard hold tableware and supplies with additional storage behind the stove and under the sink.
A Lavac head is starboard with 5 gal. holding tank and storage shelves inset above and outboard. On the port side is a sink with cabinet and mirror above and full storage under the counter. The sole is grated for easy on-board showers using a pump-up sprayer.
42 gal. main tank under cabin sole
12 gal. gravity day tank under cockpit seat
80 gal. fiberglass (divided between two tanks)
20 gal. stainless steel under chart table seat
Sabb 10 hp; 1800 RPM true marine diesel; easy hand start if needed. Made in Norway and famous for their reliability
Fully feathering prop controls forward/reverse and feathers to reduce drag when sailing.
Automatic Fire boy halon 1211 fire extinguishing system in engine compartment.
Electrical / Mechanical
Panel at beneath the companionway steps with separate breakers for most functions. Two marine batteries plus permanently mounted half-size Solarex 30watt solar panel. All through-hulls have bronze ball valves. Groco anti-siphon valves for engine cooling water and head.
Sails and Rigging
Working sails by Hasse & Petrich, Port Townsend: High cut Yankee jib; Staysail; Mainsail (25% / 50% reefs); Cruising chute with gear; Trysail
Mast/boom (Ballenger), standing and running rigging replaced 2004.
Custom “Suwarrow 12” nesting dinghy. Stows with oars and mast on cabin top. Rows superbly with one or two oarsmen and sails as well.
Tinker “Tramp” hypalon inflatable. http://www.tinker.co.uk/html/tramp.htm
Deck and Anchoring
Anderson halyard winches: Jib 28 self-tailing; Staysail 28 self-tailing; Mainsail 40 self-tailing; Reef 12 self-tailing
Barient 27 self-tailing Jib sheet winches
Anderson 28 self-tailing Staysail sheet winches
Monitor self-steering gear mounted on transom
Bow and stern pulpits and dual lifelines
Running back stays and chain whisker stays
External and easily maintained chain plates
Lifesling with tether
Edson manual bilge pump in addition to automatic Rule 2000 electric bilge pump
Simpson Laurence 555 windlass; 300’ 5/16” high test chain and 1/2” nylon rode; two anchor rollers with oversized cleats and fairleads; anchor ball
Two anchors: 45 CQR bower anchor and Fortress FX 23
Navigation / Electronics
Radar: Raytheon R-10X with scanner on a 316 SS pole aft visible from helm and cabin
Radio: ICOM VHF M55
GPS: Magellan 5000 with antenna on radar post
Depth Sounder: Coastal Navigator
Backstay insulated for future single side band or ham radio
Barometer and clock
Instruction manuals for all equipment