Revised: 23 April 2013

9 metre sail logo

Achilles 9 metre "Spearhead"

Details of the boat

Registration Number:- SSR 05683
Designer & Builder:- Chris J Butler, Butler Mouldings Ltd
Year built:- 1977 (launched 1978)
Build Number:- 027
Sail Number (Clyde):- 9027C
VHF callsign:- Mike November Charlie Romeo
DSC MMSI:- 235039805

Views inside the cabin, taken on passage on Sunday, 11th February 2007

Equipment carried

Spars Proctor silver-anodised mast (6645), boom (RE 3.0) and spinnaker pole
Mainsail reefing by the original, through-the-mast, around-boom system
Furling gear Rotomarine Rotostay E on forestay new 1995
Mainsail cover Off-white acrylic (and matching tiller sleeve) by Quayside Canvas new 2006
Anchors CQR pattern cast 25lbs on 3fms 10mm chain & 19fms 16mm braided warp
Plastimo Britany 14kg on 60m 8mm calibrated chain
? original
new 2006
Winches 1 x Lewmar 42 genoa sheets + 1 x Gibb 5 main halliard
+ 1 x Gibb 7 fore halliard + 2 x Gibb ?3 furler & chute sheets
Bilge pump Henderson Mk V manual (intake below fwd end of table) since 2000
Handy pumps anonymous (used for lazarette and cockpit locker bottom) new 2006
Boarding ladder Lalizas 4-step rigid (hangs over toe-rail) new 2006
Bo'sun's Chair Lalizas "Professional" with 4:1 tackle - self-hoisting possible over 9m range new 2006/7
Dinghy Plastimo P180 grey PVC roundtail inflatable new 2011
Fenders 9 double-ended sausages +3 globs (all in various sizes) +1 flat sponge ovoid various

Engine Yanmar 2YM15 14hp diesel + KM2P-1 gearbox + 60 amp standard alternator new 2006
Propeller J-Prop 3-bladed feathering variable pitch 63mm hub, 16" diam new 2010
Shaft 1" diam stainless steel with
Tidesmarine water-injected stern gland
new 2006
new 2012
Batteries 2 - #1 = services Tudor TF1152 115 Amp Hr.
and #2 = engine starter Vetus 310LT 108 Amp Hr:
new 2012
new 2010

Fuel tank Vetus 25 litre translucent polyethylene (+ 10 litre black spare can) dated 2001
Water tanks 2 x 100 litre Plastimo bags midships (under aft saloon seats, port & stbd) new 2006
Water delivery Whale electric and foot pumps inline to sinks' faucet 2007/original

Self-steering Hydrovane VXAI, series 1200 (fitted 2006) early 1970's
Autopilot Simrad TP10 repl 2010
Log NASA Target 1 new 1997
Echo Sounder NASA Target 1 new 1997
Compass Plastimo Contest 346 SN ? original
VHF DSC radio ICOM IC-M505 with hailer/speaker for fog signals new 2006
Navtex NASA Clipper new 2008
GPS Furuno active antenna (on pushpit) linked to VHF new 2007
Radar responder Sea-Me - on own spar on starboard quarter new 2006
Personal instr's 1 handheld Geonav 4 Gipsy chartplotter new 2007
1 handheld Lowrance Go2 GPS with basic world map new 2008
H Morin handbearing compass 1973
Solar panels Solara SM60M 18W on hatchcover and Phocos controller CM04 inside
BP N'o 255 rigid in alloy frame - unmounted and displayed as needed
new 2006
new 1990
Chart light Frensch F-4 Task Light TouchLED - 450mm stem new 2006
Nav lights NASA Supernova LED tricolour mounted on top of
Aquasignal conventional masthead tricolour/anchor, steaming/deck
(anchor light now has 50-LED unit in place of conventional bulb)
pulpit bicolour (replaced 2008), stern (remounted clear of Hydrovane)
new 2008
new 2006
new 2008
Deck torch Energizer Hardcase Lantern (uses 4 x size D cells and KPR113 bulb) recent

Gas 2 x Camping Gaz 3.0 kg butane cylinders (stowed in cockpit lockers) as emptied
Cooker Plastimo Neptune 2000 (gimballed, 2 rings, grill and oven) unused 2006
Refrigerator Waeco CCF-45 portable (mains or 12 volt) unknown
Crockery 6 of most things but not matched design ? original
Cutlery Likewise sufficient for 6 plus adequate cooking utensils various
Cooking pans Harbenware nesting pans and Prestige pressure cooker n/a
Heads Jabsco 29090-2000 compact bowl (main seacock renewed 2006) recent
Shore Power Masterplug cable reel 25m, incorporating 4 x UK 13-amp sockets new 2006

Buoyancy jackets 2 Osprey manual operation inc. harness new 199?
Flares 4 handheld white in locker
2 rockets, 4 handheld red in canister
2 orange smokes also in canister
new 2006
new 2008
new 2003
VHF Handheld ICOM M1 Euro V new 2001
Desalinator Pūr Survivor 06 (handpumped) new 2001