|Our talented son, Rod, did a great job of the lettering renaming 'Our Dreamtime'|
and even produced a very cool brass plaque to go on our mast box below.
|The Whitby 42 ketch, 'Our Dreamtime'.|
|We looked at what seemed like hundreds of boats but kept coming back to this|
ketch in East Coast Marina at Manly Harbour.
|Her centre cockpit, hard cover with full enclosure, furling mainsail,|
davits, great layout and living space ticked most boxes on our wish list.
|The cutter rig ketch sail plan is incredibly versatile and her 'Leisurefurl'|
in boom furling mainsail makes here very easy to sail two handed.
All lines lead to the cockpit making her a very safe boat.
|3.1 metre RIB lives on easy to use davits and is powered by a choice of 15hp|
Mercury or 2.4hp Suzuki depending on what's needed at the time.
|We are very impressed with the great galley layout and particularly the well|
insulated big fridge and separate freezer.
|We took this shot of 'Our Dreamtime' anchored off Moreton Island on our first |
trip out on her after the purchase.
|A friend of Karen's sailing on 'Quintessa' snapped these shots of us sailing 'Our Dreamtime' in Moreton Bay off Brisbane recently. We were very appreciative because it's always hard to get photos of your own boat under sail.|
|Whitby 42 Our Dreamtime under sail off Moreton Island|
Our Dreamtime's Hardtop
|Interior head room is 1.8m (6ft)|
|Access to aft deck is on the port side through zip down clear.|
|We have fitted two 150 and a 55 watt panel on the cockpit roof which fit neatly around the hatch.|
Note the full length grab rail each side.
|Mainsheet, preventers, main halyard, topping lift and Liesurefurl furling line all come through from the deck to clutches.|
|Zip down clears make the cockpit weather proof. Fantastic boon for living aboard.|
|Cockpit speakers are mounted to the ceiling each side. The 12v fan can be directed to blow down through the hatch into the galley or to extract hot air out.|
|Our 150 watt panels slightly overlap the sunbrella .|
|Centre window opens. All others are fixed.|
|Solar panels fit neatly around the hatch. We set them in line with it's front edge so there was still room to stand on the cockpit roof if needed.|