Renova is a 36 foot Cape Dory 36, built in Massachusets in 1980. She is cutter-rigged, with a cut-away keel. A well respected offshore cruiser! She has been a fabulous vessel for this adventure and has carried her crew and guests to distant shores safely and with confidence.

Here is a partial list of her gear, and a few photos:

Main Sail (on a furling boom)
Trisail (hoisted on a separate mast track)
130 Genoa (roller furling)
Spare 120 Genoa
Storm Stay sail
Working stay sail (although on the thin side)
Whisker Pole

1980 Perkins 4-108 48hp
45 Gallon Diesel Fuel Tank
3 blade prop

Ground Tackle:
35lb CQR
35lb Delta-like plow
25 lb Danforth

6 person OpenSea Life Raft (re-certified in 2009)
EPIRB (2009)
Satellite Phone (2009)
Man Overboard Pole

2 Inflatable life vests and 2 survival jackets

2 large solar panels on stern arch (approx 220 watts)
4 - 12V batteries (2 house, 2 engine)
AC and DC panel
60 Amp alternator
Guest battery charger and regulator

Furono Radar
Garmin Handheld GPS 76
Computer Charting system with integrated GPS
Standard Horizon VHF Radio with DSC and integrated GPS
SITEX SSB Receiver

Edson pedestal, wheel and chain/cable steering system
Monitor windvane and rebuild kit
Autohelm 1000 autopilot for use with monitor windvane

All standing rigging replaced in 2008
Running rigging replaced 2008-2010

Harness/tether attachment points
Custom dodger (2008)
Spray clothes
Self-tailing Lewmar genoa winches
Three cabin top winches

Galley and Creature Comforts:
2 burner Hillrange propane stove and oven
12V DC refridgeration
Deep, double stainless sinks
Hot and cold pressure water in galley and head
Available foot pump for fresh water system
Campbell water filter

Lavac head

V-berth sleeps two
Port side settee slides out to form double berth
Starboard settee is single bunk
Quarter berth
Total possible accomodations: 6

Isn't she a beauty?

Our layout is slightly different, but pretty close to this.


Starboard settee

Port side

Looking aft

Forward V-berth