Chuck Denny's "Wind Gypsy"
|Name: Wind Gypsy||Model: Catalina 30||Type: Sail - Sloop-Tall Rig|
|Builder: Catalina Yachts||Year: 1988|
|Hull Mat'l: Fiberglass||LOA: 29' 11"||LWL: 25' 0"|
|Beam: 10' 10"||Draft: 3' 10" Wing Keel||Water: 43 Gal.|
|Disp: 10,300 Lbs.||Ballast: 4,300 Lbs.||Fuel: 17 Gal.|
|Fuel: Diesel||Engine: Universal M25XP||Horsepower: 25 hp|
Photo's of "Wind Gypsy"
Sloop-rigged with tall-rig single-spreader spar. Forward is a teak bow sprit with two built-in anchor bow rollers. Rodes lead aft into a hinged anchor locker which has a molded-in recess for stowing another Danforth-type anchor. Wind Gypsy has stainless stanchions and double lifelines with backrest cushions in the cockpit. The forward cabintop has an opening hatch large enough to drop sail bags below. A smaller opening hatch is located just aft of the mast. Teak grabrails are located on port and starboard side of the coachroof. Primary sail controls lead aft to the cockpit. Nav instruments are bulkhead mounted in the cockpit. The nav compass is mounted on the Edson pedestal and wheel steering system. A large cockpit locker is found on the port side and beneath the athwartship helm seat. Coaming boxes are built in on both sides of the cockpit. The boom is controlled with a multipart purchase rope vang under sail and boom vang at the dock. The cockpit traveler is cabintop-mounted. A stainless folding swim ladder is hung from the transom. The engine instrument panel is within easy reach and sight of the helmsman. Double pelican hook boarding gates are found port and starboard. The cockpit is very well suited for social gatherings but with sail controls within easy reach.
The vee berth is the forewardmost cabin with the head directly aft on the port side. The head has been upgraded to a Groco HF model and is located on the port side. Discharge is into a holding tank with evacuation from a deckplate pumpout or overboard with a macerator pump. The head compartment contains a stainless steel sink provided with hot and cold pressure water from a European style faucet which doubles as a shower wand. A storage cabinet is above the sink and a locker is located beneath. Opposite the head is a cedar-lined hanging locker with louvered door and four teak drawers. Moving aft into the main cabin, settees are located port and starboard side with storage outboard and beneath. The port settee is convertible to a double. Further aft, the U-shaped galley is located on the port side with all equipment and storage within easy reach. The icebox is in the port corner with counter space inboard. There is a gimballed two-burner propane stove with oven forward of the icebox. A double stainless galley sink with Grohe faucet is located forward of the stove with counter space inboard. Beneath this counter space and under the port settee is the classic midship Catalina 30 Universal diesel engine installation. The dinette table is mounted on the forward bulkhead. It also functions as the filler base for the portside double berth. An accommodating nav station is opposite the galley on the starboard side. Chart tube holders are built into the opening chart table. Aft of the nav station is a large aft athwartship double berth.
ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS:
Wind Gypsy carries two 12-volt batteries for engine starting and house lights. The Perko master battery switch is located on the main electrical panel at the nav station. The panel serves both A.C. shorepower and ships D.C. operations and is hinged and circuit breaker protected. The A.C. section is reverse-polarity protected. A chart light is provided. The cockpit bulkhead displays are Standard Horizon knotmeter with log and depthsounder with alarms. A handheld GPS with pedestal bracket is supplied as is a handheld VHF radio. The steering compass is by Ritchie and is mounted on the Edson wheel steering pedestal. A II-Morrow Tigershark LCD loran is fitted at the navigation station. The VHF-FM marine radio is a Ray Jefferson Model 5000M. Wind Gypsy also carries an AM/FM/Cassette player with speakers in the main cabin.
Wind Gypsy provides one roller furling 135% genoa mounted on a Hood Line drive furling system. The mainsail is standard jiffy-reefing with a double reef points. She comes with a Danforth with 25 feet of 5/16" chain and 150' of 1/2 rode. The pedestal holds a folding teak cockpit table and teak drink holder. Standard Coast Guard equipment is aboard including life jackets, flares, etc. A sternrail-mounted BBQ grill is on-board along with cockpit cushions and shorepower cable. A MotorMate outboard motor lift and outboard bracket are supplied. For finer sail trim, a mechanical backstay adjuster is rigged. A manual bilge pump is located on the side of the port cockpit locker. Primary winches are chromed Lewmar's with "Wincher" self-tailing devices installed. The mainsheet winch is a Lewmar self-tailing #16. This boat is clean and ready to go. She sports both a wing keel and a tall rig. Located in Washington, NC.