We have lived aboard and cruised Uhane for about 15 years. We have outfitted her to be comfortable underway, at anchor and as a live aboard.
LOA 42' Beam 13' Draft 5' Displacement 23,500 lb Fuel about 120 gallons
80 hp Ford Lehman (3269 hrs) Westerbeke 8kw diesel generator (3002 hrs)
water about 160 gallons
Furuno 1734 C radar/chart plotter
ICOM M802 SSB with Pactor PTC-IIex modem
ICOM M502 vhf with remote in cockpit
Navman depth and speed (paddlewheel)
Simrad AP 20 autopilot
Garmin 126 gps
55 lb Rocna on 200' 5/16ht chain with 150 feet of 5/8 inch 3 strand
55 lb Super Max on 160' 5/16ht chain with 150 feet of 5/8 inch 3 strand
Fortress FX 37
Maxwell HWC 1500 windlass
Sails - 4 batten mainsail,130 genoa and cruising spinnaker by Mac sails 2007
mizzen sail and storm sail
ACR Rapidfix 400 EPIRB
twin racor 500 fuel filters
12 volt Little Wonder 8.5 gph watermaker
2 - 130 watt Kyocera solar panels with 500 watt mppt regulator
KISS wind generator
10' Caribe Light dinghy with 15hp Yamaha Enduro 2 stroke
Removable outboard hoist
2 - Anderson 52 ST 2 speed winches for primary winches
25 gallon holding tank
chain plates have been replaced
Bimini and dodger with full screen enclosure
2 - 11 pound propane tanks
Gimballed Seaward 3 burner propane stove
10 Newfound Metal SS ports
Rudder The Whitby 42 is notorious for having an undersized rudder. We had our boat's rudder enlarged, following guidelines provided by Ted Brewer to ensure the rudder's dimensions remained within the engineering specs of the rest of the steering gear.
Steering. We added a second tiller arm to the rudder post and a second hydraulic steering system to accommodate the autopilot, completely separating the hydraulic systems of the steering wheel and autopilot. If there is a problem with one steering system, the other will be available. A couple of incidents convinced us that this is the safest way to configure our boat's steering.
Galley. We had the counter tops in the galley replaced with corian. During that project we also replaced the galley sinks with two 12x13x7 1/2 inch stainless steel sinks and had corian dish storage and pantry covers installed. Corian counter tops were also installed in both heads.
Fridge/freezer A Whitby 42's cooling box is a spill over system, with both sides being pretty large by sailboat standards. We decided to rebuild the box, making separate frig and freezer boxes, each with its own cooling system. The freezer is cooled by a Technautics Cool Blue 12 volt holding plate system and the frig has an Adler/Barbour 12 volt evaporator plate system.
Stern Rail The tubular stern rail was extended, strengthening it and making it large enough to mount additional solar panels in the future.