Looking aft from galley
with headroom 7' and a cabin beam of 12' one never feels cramped
drop down table creates desk
Handy for children, computer work, extra table
looking forward from galley
bright and spacious
fiddle closes library for passages
dinette and lounge
table drops down to make double birth
wood stove and shower door
demand propane heater for dedicated shower (which doubles as locker for rain gear)
ample fresh water makes this a welcome luxury
passage to aft cabin
fuel and water tanks, batteries, and electrical panel live under the bridge deck
designed with ample counter space, this galley makes food prep a pleasure
counter with fridge under
A lift top fridge keeps cold from escaping. Drawers surround on all sides.
Looking aft from forepeak
Door affords privacy to fore peak . Foot of fore mast carved by Richard Charlie of Penelakut Island.
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Double birth-comfy and private. Full hanging locker and cabinets to port.
Ahead of bunk, full access to chain locker with extra line stowage.
Engine box (sides remove to give complete access to engine) Top is chart table and work bench. Head to port. Quarter births either side.
Passage to main cabin, drawers for tools
top of engine box
Full chart lay out on top of engine box
lift up workbench is close to tool drawers. Engine box becomes work space.
aft cabin looking aft
Navigation equipment all swings out to be visible from cockpit
3 cylinder GM diesel
Sides of box come away for access. Engine will fit through skylight , if ever necessary to remove it.Panels insulated for noise
Head -port side aft cabin
Bronze head with holding tank/over board options. Sea chest handles all salt water needs. Only 2 thru' hulls in boat.
computer for electronic navigation
Computer, GPS , fire extinguisher
Radar swings out for viewing from cockpit
helm and aft cabin
All lines lead here, to the cockpit. Autopilot gives you freedom when on watch.
deck box aft.cabin and cockpit
removable dodger keeps helmsman and nav.equipment out of the weather
wide decks and low cabins mean you can move quickly with safety
Cradle covers remain in place and catch the sails as you drop them. Being beamy, Grail Dancer is comfortable on all points of sail.
reliable worm gear steering
Traditional bronze worm gear steering with electric auto pilot for safety and freedom
samson post , hydraulic windlass
hydraulic windlass ensures effortless leaving even in deep anchorage
fog alarm or dinner bell it has good resonance
fife rails at each mast keep lines off deck, and extra lines readily available
fresh air in warm weather, rapid stowage of top sails, exit from forepeak.
Traditional quarter bits .
Stern bitts for towing, or making fast a heavy load.Stepped below deck on heavy stringers.
1 cylinder Kubota diesel
Deck engine runs a 190amp alternator, emergency fire/bilge pump
Schooner Grail Dancer has classic grace but modern systems.
Grail Dancer is fast and steady on a down wind course.