The forward beam and the bow crash bulkhead on the starboard side: an unexpected water reservoir!

What is a crash bulkhead? The term watertight volume would be more appropriate. This bulkhead actually is designed to create a watertight volume in the boat so it can increase the buoyancy in case of emergency like a capsize situation. In the design of the JEFFCAT 44, the bow section of each hull includes a … Continue reading The forward beam and the bow crash bulkhead on the starboard side: an unexpected water reservoir!

Size does matter: the story of a narcissistic inverter!

Instead of going straight to the subject, let's talk a little about the management of electricity on board of a sailboat. Except when docked in a marina, a sailboat cannot be constantly connected to the public electricity distribution grid. Imagine this endless virtual cable that can feed your needs for electricity when you are crossing … Continue reading Size does matter: the story of a narcissistic inverter!