About WAHOO




Wahoo is a 1992 Hunter Passage 42 with a center cockpit . The bright, airy and spacious interior has 6'6" head room, large salon, galley and nav station.


LOA:  42'
LWL:  38'
Beam:  14'
Draft:  4'11"
Bridge Clearance:  62'
Displacement:  24,000 lbs.
Ballast:  7,600 lbs.
Hull:  Fiberglass - White

Interior Layout

The guest cabin and head are forward with a queen V berth. The captain's cabin and head are aft with an island queen bed. Electronics include a (new) Chart Plotter, (new) Radar, (refurbished) Auto Pilot, Depth Sounder, VHF and SSB radios. A stereo and iphone give us music. When an access point is available we have WiFi throughout the boat thanks to our long distance WiFi antennae and Ubiquiti Bullet Client Bridge. Computers are used for charting our course, email, web browsing and watching movies and TV shows which we bring aboard on hard drives. (1 more piece of equipment and the computers will talk to the chart plotter!)

Two air conditioner units and a generator make for a very comfortable boat. The galley has both a refrigerator and a generous freezer. The (new)propane fueled 3 burner stove and oven has prepared some tasty meals.the freezer makes ice for all the sundowners we consume. The main salon converts to a double berth so we can carry 4 passengers in addition to Captain Roy and 1st Mate Dale.

Here are photos after the winter of 2011/2012 refurbishing. 

new galley(2018)
 


The Salon, Bar and Galley



Forward of the Salon is the guest V Berth and Head.  Roy says its only for fast ladies because of the racing stripe.



Looking Aft from the Saloon is the hall and nav station. The covered baskets hold lots of goodies and keep the salon "ship shape". The instrument panel at the nav station handles the electrical system for Wahoo. It also has a new safety feature added last year.  The Epirb, supposedly it will send help in a nano second. We discovered last year that it also sends an "I'm safe message" when we are out of cellphone reach. We've arranged for it to let John Edward know our whereabouts when we are doing anything dicey.


Aft of the Nav Station is the Captain's Quarters - I'm sure glad he lets me share them.

The steps leading down from the companionway have been refinished. We also had a hugh sun shade made for when Wahoo is laid up in the tropics.
Fresh interior work like repairing the water damage on the cabin sole and the refinishing of the woodwork in the salon was handled in 2013 while on the Rio Dulce in Guatemala.

arrival of "big" dinghy
The bottom was recoated in Farado, PR in Oct 0f 2014 and again in July 2016. That new Princess 3 burner stove, replaced in 2014, is still churning out great Caribbean dishes. The rigging was replaced in St Martin in 2016 and a new 9.5ft dinghy and outboard was purchased near the same time. That dinghy was too small so a new 10.5ft dinghy was purchased in 2017.


mast step rusty
mast step like new
Boat upgrades are continuous and many small upgrades won't get a mention. But, among the noteworthy in 2017 was having the cabin sole refinished with 8 coats of Epifanes Hand Rubbed polyurethane(wow, what a difference that made). While the guys at Tortugal were at it we had them refinish the salon table and companionway stairs.

In 2018 the bimini/dodger was replaced and the galley got a makeover with new counter, sink and faucet. The Lifeline 8D AGM batteries added in 2013 were replaced after 5 years. Small projects included changing out the hoses that connect the heads to the holding tank (they get old and stinky), painting the pole for the dining table, the AC grills, and the mast step that runs from the deck through the cabin sole to the keel. All where rusty after years of salty air.

Plans for 2019, at this time, include continuing the interior varnishing by doing the v-berth, aft cabin and both heads plus new mattresses for both berths. Want to get it all done while we're still on the Rio with wonderful workmanship at extremely reasonable prices.

Wahoo has always been a lovely, sturdy boat and now she's a beauty!




2 comments:

  1. It all looks so great! I still win for having the coolest parents.

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  2. Lovin' lookin' at all this :) What a fantastic lifestyle :) Lo

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