Boatyard: Hong Kong
Year Built: 1969
LOA 39 ft 9 in.
LWL 28 ft
Beam 10 ft. 9 in.
Draft 6 ft.
Sail Area 686 ft.
Engine Perkins 4 cylinder Diesel 50 h.p.
Fuel 40 gal
Water 100 gal
Displacement 21,000 lbs
Summary of refit (2005 – 2007)
Removed original teak deck. Fibreglass and paint new decks
All teak stripped to original wood (wooded) 6 coats of varnish
Installed ground plates for radio
New teak in cockpit
Installed new rigging:
Painted and refit mast
Removed existing boom gallows
New self-tailing winches
New self- steering vane
New AeroGen 4 wind vane
Mast – re-rigged
Perkins diesel 4107 – rebuilt
Installed new instrumentation including:
New propeller and propeller shaft
All ports and hatches removed and refinishd
All glass replaced and re-bedded with new stainless steel outer trims and teak inner trims
Four bulk heads replaced
Gold anodized mast sanded and all gripped/painted white
New bilge pumps
New cockpit drains
All tanks removed and pressure tested
New suit of sails including main, jib, staysail, system staysail, yankee and drifter, new mainsail track (strongtrack)
New mainsheet traveller
Removed hydraulic steering – installed new tiller steering
AeroJen 4 wind generator
Monitor self-steering made by Scanmar
Extensive modifications over the past four years include the installation of an AeroGen 4 wind generator, 2 Carmanagh solar panels and a rebuilt Perkins Diesel 4107 with a 130 amp alternator. In addition, Kim Chow has all new standing rigging from the chain plates up. She has her original Proctor aluminum mast with a new boom. Self-steering on board is by Monitor and is attached to tiller steering replacing the original hydraulic wheel steering. Her original teak decks have been removed and replaced with Algrip Grip-Tex. Kim Chow has a Furuno 1625 radar system as well as a Collision Avoidance Radar Deflector (CARD).
Her new suit of UK Halsey sails include:
mainsail with 3 reefs (plus a spare main)
For communication, Kim Chow carries an ICOM 802 single sideband interfaced with a Proctor 3 modem and Toshiba Prestige 500 laptop computer. Email will be sent through SailMail to Glenn's wife Marylou who will post regular updates on this website. See photo gallery for details of the refit.