The JDB has an 8kw Fischer Panda generator under the sole of the cockpit, and it, too, is almost completely silent. Its huge power makes possible electric heating throughout the boat using quiet Imtra Dial-A-Watt fan forced heaters, electric hot water, and power for any possible use. In addition, an engine heat-exchanger provides heat throughout the boat, and hot water as well. A large Pro-Sine inverter provides ample 110 volt power throughout the boat, with standard electrical outlets accompanying multiple 12 volt outlets everywhere. There are dual radar reflectors on the mast shrouds. There is a bilge pump alarm panel, with cumulative hour timer so you can watch for activity. There are fresh water deck washdown Hose Coils in the anchor well deck and cockpit. Electrical panels are by Panelgraphics in Seattle. A special lifeline can be connected between the pilothouse and the anchor well deck for safety in rough seas. There is an Alpenglow helm work light. Galley soles are natural yellow cedar. Roll-up canvas shades on all galley and saloon windows and doors. Large deep cycle battery bank.
Overall a good article. I would point out one minor error regarding ballast. Our Triton #301 EC, has external lead ballast hung from the keelson, not internal. Fairly common, I believe. Sailing characteristics for our boat don’t seem to compare to the article. Light air sailing is ok as long as you are going upwind. Downwind is not so good in light airs – a spinnaker helps but newer rigs are better. Upwind our boat points as well as any newer rig I come up against. Weather helm can be strong if you maintain full sail – reef the main over 15 kts and she settles right down. Heavy weather sailing is surprisingly dry even with the low cockpit/freeboard.
Westmarine inflatable dinghy with wood transom
Sunbrella dinghy cover
4 hp outboard- four cycle. Mounts on stern pulpit when not in use.
Lifting davit for outboard on stern.
Propane barbeque on stern pulpit
Sunbrella Covers for outboard and barbeque.
Folding stainless boarding ladder with teak treads.
Stainless flopper stopper with bridle.
Attaches to spinnaker pole at anchor.
Cruising custom dodger with sunbrella fabric and windows with covers.
Cockpit sunbrella sunshade with side curtain, removable.
Cockpit table, removable with support socket in cockpit sole.