The main cabin is in the starboard hull and has plenty of light and ventilation. At the forward end is a double bed with 135 litre water tank under, plus plenty of stowage. In the bilge, low-down and midships, is the storm anchor, chain and warp. The mattress is hinged to allow easy access to two large storage compartments. There is a flip up writing/coffee table. Above the bunk is a Lewar 600 x 600 hatch. Portlights throughout the boat have privacy/solar screens. A hanging wardrobe is fitted opposite the navigation area.
The navigation area is one long desk with a fiddle rail and locker storage above and below. At the aft end of the cabin is a single bunk which is used largely as a dressing room/wardrobe. Under this bunk there is storage and starboard side battery bank.
Galley and Saloon
The galley and saloon area in the port hull occupies the same space as the main cabin in the starboard hull. The galley is located aft, and has a top loading 40 liter fridge with a Danfoss compressor, Plastimo two burner grill oven and stove with piezo. The Echo-Tec watermaker control panel is fitted to the aft bulkhead. The sink has whale hand pumps for fresh and sea water. Lighting is by LED under-counter lights all round and overhead cabin lights. 12v power point. A top loading bin is set into the bench top with storage underneath. Behind the stove is a pan locker. Cupboards with sliding doors finish the storage for cups, glasses, crockery, with 3 drawers for cutlery. A shelf opposite holds airtight storage containers. The cabin has a battery monitor and 12V outlet. The galley is compact and functional.
The saloon area consists of L shaped seating with a fold down table which doubles as an extra work surface. A bunk board converts the settee to a spare double bunk. All cushions are dual density foam with removable covers. Overhead there is a Lewmar 600 x 600 forward facing hatch above bunk for ventilation with a smaller Lewmar hatch above stove. Underneath the settee is a handy shelf for tinned goods up forward and fruit and vege nets along the side. There is ample storage below the sole for wines and other bevvies. All interior spaces are trimmed in African Mahogany. Cabin soles are inlaid African Mahogany.
A lovely cabin located in the port bow has a three-quarter double bunk, storage under and access to bow compartment. A 600 x 600 Lewmar aft facing hatch provides light and ventilation. Three fixed portlights provide exciting views of the sea.
Occupying the same space as the forward cabin in the port bow, the head in the starboard bow comprises a Jabsco twist and lock manual toilet which discharges into a 42 litre holding tank. The holding tank is bulkhead mounted and gravity discharged. Simple! Addition of a bilge pump and shower seat will allow the heads to be used as a shower/wet room. Accessible from either the heads or on deck through 600 x 600 hatch is a 52 litre National Luma fridge/freezer. Forward of this is storage for the cruising chute, staysail and lines etc.
Located in port hull, aft, the lazarette occupies the same space as the aft bunk in starboard hull. Large deck hatch provides easy access to the 65 litre water tank that serves the galley, EchoTec watermaker, ropes, fenders, gear and three x 105 amp battery bank.
Reading the excellent guide “Anchoring & Mooring the Cruising Multihull” by Mark Johnson made me aware of the recent advances in ground tackle and their application to multihulls. The prime consideration being keeping anchors and chain light without compromising holding power and strength.
On Luckyfish the list comprises:
Primary: 20kg Rocna on 40m of Maggi Aqua4 8mm chain and 60m of Liros 14mm anchorplait.
Secondary : FX-16 Fortress on 15m of Maggi Aqua4 8mm chain and 50m of Liros 14mm anchorplait.
Storm Anchor: FX-55 Fortress on 10m of 8mm chain and 60m of Liros 18mm anchorplait. This anchor is dismantled and kept in its bag along with the chain and warp in the bilge of main cabin under the double berth, (top view, pictured below).
The bridle is 14m long on one side and 17m on the other to allow corrections for current opposing wind etc. It is made from stretchy 12mm Liros anchorplait and works like a charm. With this set up and LF’s low profile she lies facing the wind happily without sailing around.
Luckyfish’s build story is here…