About the Boat

 The boat is a Hunter 420 center cockpit
Cockpit (outside seating)

The cockpit or outside living area is fully screened and can be enclosed to the weather.
All lines run aft to the cockpit and the main sail and genoa are on furlers which makes sail handling a breeze.   The halyard and sheet winches are all electric (no grinding required), which makes sailing a boat this size effortless.   Docking this 25000 lb boat is assisted with a sidewinder bow thruster.  The motor is a 62hp Turbo charged Yanmar diesel which burns 3 liters per hour while motoring at 6.8 knots in flat water.

Helm (steering area)
The helm has a Raymarine  chartplotter/24 mile radar, auto pilot controls and sidewinder bow thruster controls and a large compass.  The  boat speed, wind speed and direction, rudder angle, water temp and water depth instruments are conveniently located above the companionway hatch and visible from anywhere in the cockpit.  The VHF has a remote station at the helm with AIS display.  Power outlets have been added to charge 12 volt and USB devices.

Galley (kitchen),
Quantum Joy has all the amenities of home with a full galley, double sink,  3 burner propane stove and oven, microwave, fridge and large freezer.  There is 150 gallons of fresh water in 3 tanks.  All
water is filtered before entering the tanks and the galley has a separate facet with ceramic and carbon filters for drinking  and cooking. 


QuantSaloon (living room)
Quantum Joy has all leather seating and room for 5 at the dining table, 3 on the sofa.  The entertainment center can send audio to the saloon, aft stateroom and cockpit.  There is a 22"  LCD TV/ monitor with access to hundreds of movies and 25gb of music on the Iomega media center.  Local TV is acquired from a gloomex antenna located 60 feet up on the mast and cable by plugging in at the stern.
There is 2 air conditioners/ heat pumps while at the dock and diesel furnace while away.





Aft Stateroom (master bedroom)
At the aft (back) of the boat is the master stateroom which has a walk around queen berth (bed) with tons of closets and storage areas with an ensuite head and shower. There is a dedicated air conditioner/heat pump for this area.







Pullman Berth (front bedroom)
  Moving forward there is a double pulman berth to starboard with seating area, hanging locker (clothes closet) and lots of storage and a private head (bathroom) with shower.

Electronics and Nav station
 Midship heading to the back (stern), there is a small office (nav station) with computer and access to the ships electrical and communication equipment. There is a 19" monitor for the computer and a Raymarine Graphic repeater display.   There are 5 gps receivers onboard, wireless internet (MIFI and WIFI), Telephone (VOIP), 4 VHF radios.
  GPS
1)The Raystar GPS is dedicated to the Raymarine seatalk bus used by the chartplotter and autopilot and interfaced to the computer.
2) A Garmin is dedicated to the DSC and AIS  transmitter.
3) A Dual Bluetooth GPS for the ipads and any device that does not have a built in GPS.
4) A hand held Magellan plotting GPS.
5) All onboard smartphones have GPS capabilities.
AIS
AIS information can be viewed at the helm VHF radio and the remote at the helm.  Output from the AIS is sent via serial connection to the nav computer where it is used with the nav programs and also transmitted via WIFI or bluetooth to any device that wants it.
 Navigation (chart plotting) can be accomplished from  the Raymarine chartplotter, ipad with Garmin (Blue Nav), ipad with INavX navigation program, Nav Computer and or notebook with Open CPN navigation software, hand held Magellan and if they all fail we have paper charts onboard. Tides and currents are on the computers and itides on the ipad.  Grib files for wind speed and direction forcasting are downloaded with Ugrib through the internet and iNavX. We have 24 mile radar with MARPA tracking, AIS receiver which can display local ship locations on all devices, DSC VHF radio, SPOT satellite transmitter for emailing and emergency location transmitting to coast guard or BoatUS for towing service.

Power
Looking left from the nav station a well laid out panel with access to all of the ships electrical devices.  Here you will find meters for electrical draw and current condition for both 12 and 120 volt systems, all tank level gauges, battery and shorepower disconnects and breakers for the 3 electric winches and windlass. 
 The electrical requirements aboard Quantum Joy  can be supplied from multiple sources.
At the dock we have 3 x 30amp shore power connections avaliable.  One connection is all that is required to run everything and can be regulated via the Xantrex controller down to  a minimum 5 amp draw.  I have run the rear air on a single 15 amp connection with a 100 foot cord.
4-235 watt solar panels can produce up to 60 amps at 14.5 volts which charge the  2 house banks consisting of 3-12 volt group 31 and one group 29 in bank1 and 4-6 volt golf cart batteries in bank 2.  These batteries can supply almost  1000 amp hrs of 12 volts  power in total, and  feed the 2000 watt Xantrex invertor/charger that supplies 120 volts.
The diesel motor has a dedicated group 27 start battery which is charged by a small solar panel located on the cabin top.  The 80 amp Balmer alternator and regulator is dedicated  to keep the house batteries topped up while under power.
The balance of power and storage is well matched as we have gone for months living onboard and not pluged in.  We typically make toast and coffee in the morning with electricity before the banks need to be recharged.   The motor needs to be started on back to back cloudy days only. 
12 volt and USB charging stations have also been installed to keep the ipad, cell phones and MIFI units fully charged at the helm and nav station. 

The dingy (car)
 It is a 11.5 ft Mercury Hypalon RIB with a 15hp outboard. It is stored at the back of the boat by hanging from a custom stainless arch that was built for the dingy and solar panels.  It carries the dingy very high and you can dock stern in and there is enough clearance to walk under the dingy.

Ground Tackle (anchors)
Quantum Joy has a Manson Supreme and 150' of 5/16 high test chain for the primary anchor and a Bruce anchor with 20 feet chain and 200 feet of rode both mounted on the bow rollers ready for deployment.  The electric windlass makes easy work of retrieving the anchors.


Quantum Joy is a 2000 Hunter Passage 420 center cockpit sailing sloop. She is 43.5 feet overall with a 13' 10" beam.  All lines run aft to the cockpit and the main sail and genoa are on furlers which makes sail handling a breeze.   The halyard and sheet winches are all electric (no grinding required), which makes sailing a boat this size effortless.   Docking this 25000 lb boat is assisted with a bow thruster.  The motor is a 62hp Turbo charged Yanmar diesel which burns 3 liters per hour while motoring at 6.8 knots in flat water. The dingy (car) is a 11.5 ft Mercury Hypalon RIB with a 15hp outboard. It is stored at the back of the boat by hanging from a custom stainless arch that was built for the dingy and solar panels.  She has all the amenities of home with a full galley (kitchen) , double sink, propane 3 burner stove and oven, microwave, fridge and large freezer.  There is 2 air conditioners/ heat pumps while at the dock and diesel furnace while away.  The 9 batteries onboard  1 start, 2 house banks consisting of 3-12 volt group 31 and one group 29 in bank1 and 4-6 volt golf cart in bank 2.  These supply over 1000 amp hrs of 12 volts  power in total, and  supply and feed the 2000 watt Xantrex invertor/charger that supplies 120 volts.  The living area has all leather seating, 5 at the dining table and sofa for 3 in the saloon. There is a full entertainment center with Stereo and sub, LCD TV/ monitor with access to hundreds of movies and 25gb of music on the computer. Moving forward there is a double pulman berth (front bedroom) with seating area, hanging locker (clothes closet) and lots of storage and a private head (bathroom) with shower.  Heading to the back (stern), there is a small office (nav station) with computer and access to the ships electrical and communication equipment. There are 5 gps receivers onboard, wireless internet (MIFI and WIFI), Telephone (VOIP), 4 VHF radios.  Navigation can be done from the Raymarine chartplotter, ipad with inavx navigation program, Nav Computer and  notebook with Open CPN navigation software and if they all fail we have paper charts onboard. Tides and currents are on the computers and itides on the ipad.  Grib files for wind speed and direction forcasting are downloaded with Ugrib through the internet and iNavX. We have 24 mile radar with MARPA tracking, AIS reciever, DSC VHF radio, satellite transmitter for emailing and emergency location transmitting to coast guard or BoatUS for towing service.   At the aft (back) of the boat is the master stateroom which has a walk around queen berth (bed) with tons of closets and storage areas with an ajoining head and shower.  The cockpit or outside living area is fully screened and enclosed to the weather. The helm (steering area) has Raymarine radar, chartplotter, auto pilot, wind speed, wind direction, rudder angle, water temp, GPS, speed, VHF remote station with AIS display, and water depth instruments.  12 volt and USB charging stations have also been installed to keep the ipad, cell phones and MIFI units fully charged. 

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