Extensive refit. full repaint, Systems, hoses, structure... teak decks removed and glassed, countertops, re-chrome, window frames...
Headroom is 77-78" in most areas with 74" minimum
Raised salon amidships, with owner and guest staterooms aft, and crew quarters, sail locker, galley and dinette forward of the main saloon. Accommodations for six owners and guests in the three aft staterooms, and for three crew forward in two cabins. There are two cockpits on deck: a center steering cockpit with centerline helm station aft and a second protected helm forward port, and an aft owner's cockpit with access to the owner's stateroom. Soles throughout are teak and holly, joinerwork is teak, and the headliner is Ultrasuede. The wall coverings are in light, neutral colors with teak trim. Natural light and ventilation are excellent from dorades, opening ports and hatches. 24 volt fans and air conditioning throughout.
Crew Accommodations: From the forepeak aft, a stand up sail locker/utility room. The washer/dryer unit is installed to starboard, across from the crew head. The crew head has a stall shower, sink, and electric toilet. The port crew cabin has a double lower berth and a single upper berth. The starboard crew cabin has a large single berth. Both cabins have ample storage space. Aft of the crew cabins is the galley with a crew dinette to starboard seating four.
Main Saloon : Next aft is the raised saloon, with six large windows providing plenty of light and great visibility. Two windows port and starboard are opening, providing cross ventilation. An L-shaped settee is to port. The large varnished hi-lo table can seat eight for dinner, or, when lowered, serves as an attractive cocktail table. Drawer storage in the saloon has been redesigned and reconfigured for custom china and cutlery storage. The entertainment center is aft to port, and equipment is described below. A lounge area is starboard, and has a settee and full wet bar with sink, refrigerator, and custom glass and bottle storage. Next aft to starboard is the navigation station. Aft and down four steps from the saloon are the owner and guest staterooms, and the entrance to the engine room.
Sony 42" Bravia HD Flat panel TV (2013)
Sharp 19" LCD TV (two units) (2009)
KVH M5 TracVision sat dome antenna (2010)
Direect TV HD Satellite Receiver (2010)
Sony marine stereo receiver (2013)
Alpine PDX 4 100M marine amplifier
Sony Sirius/XM radio receiver (2013)
LG Blu-Ray Disc/DVD player (2013)
Guest Staterooms: The two guest staterooms are next aft. Both have twin berths with a bureau between them, and drawer and hanging locker storage. Each also has an ensuite bathroom with stall shower, vanity, and electric head. The port head also has access from the central passageway, and serves as the day head.
Master Stateroom: All the way aft is the full width master stateroom, with a queen sized bed to starboard, and to port a three-quarter bed and settee. The forward facing desk is at the bulkhead. Very good storage space is provided by drawers, shelves, and hanging lockers. At the aft end of this cabin is the master bath port and starboard, with a passageway between leading to the aft cockpit. The port side has a large shower compartment with seat and a basin, and the starboard side has another basin, and an electric toilet. The large cockpit hatch provides excellent ventilation.
Cockpit: The center steering cockpit is large and very comfortable, and is accessed from deck both port and starboard. The canvas dodger and bimini provide protection for the entire area. To starboard is a refrigerator/freezer for drinks; to port is the protected helm. The large centerline drop-leaf table can seat up to eight for dining. Settees port and starboard in this cockpit have been widened for more comfortable seating, and also to accommodate outdoor sleeping. The second steering wheel is aft of the table, so the helmsman can have contact with guests. Recessed into the aft deck, the aft owner's cockpit is very private, and has settees port and starboard, with a filler to allow a double bed for outdoor sleeping or sun bathing.
Galley: The galley is full-width, with a crew dinette seating four to starboard. Across to port is the U-shaped galley, with propane stove outboard, double stainless sinks facing aft, and refrigerator forward. Counter space and storage are excellent. Equipment includes:
Sharp Microwave oven (2009)
JennAir dishwasher (2009)
Marvel Industries Wine Cooler (2014)
Toast R Ovan (2012)
U-Line clear ice-maker (2009)
Four burner propane stove w/oven
Double stainless steel sinks
Splendide washer dryer combination unit (2011)
Eurika vacuum cleaner (2010)
Magma Gourmet Series propane grill (2009)
110 volts, 220 volts, AC 12 volts, 24 volts, and two generators ( DC 30Kw Northern Lights 110v genset w/ 6500 hours and 20kW Northern Lights 110v genset w/8,500 hours). During the summer of 2012 both gensets had new motor mounts installed, new exhaust elbows, new electric regulsators, new raw wter pumps, rebuilt injectors, and new heat exchangers. The 30 kW also had a new circulating water pump installed.
Mastervolt Chargemaster Automatic battery charger #24/100-3 (2009)
Charles 15 AMP 2000 SP series 12 volt battery charger (2011)
Xantrex XC3012 battery charger-30 amp - 12 volt (2011)
(10) Interstate Marine batteries 8D-MHD 1400 CCA house system (2013)
(2) Interstate Marine batteries 8D 12v batteries for electronics (2013)
(2) Interstate Marine batteries 8D 12v batteries for engine start (2013)
(2) 1Interstate Marine batteries 4D 2v batteries for generator start (2013)
(2) 50' shore power cords w 220v connectors
(1) 100' shore power cord w 220v connector
Isolation transformers w/selector switches for 200v to 220v 50/60 HZ shore power
Custom electric panels for 12v, 24v, 110v, 220v
Cable television shore cord
Telephone shore cord
Weems & Plath 7" brass ships quartz clocks (two units) (2012)
The navigation station is located at the aft, starboard end of the main salon, and faces aft. Electronics and navigation equipment installed for ease of use and servicing; much of the equipment has been installed recently. Includes:
Cutter rigged, with Hood hydraulic furling: in mast on the main, and roller furling on the head sail. Rod rigging and the hydraulic backstay are by Navtec, and most deck gear is by Harken. In 2009 the mast, boom, spreaders, and spinnaker pole underwent a complete refit. The entire rig was painted with Awlgrip "Fleet White", all electrical wiring was replaced along with the two aluminum conduits being re-fastened to the mast. The sheaves were turned on a lathe and then hardcoat anodized. The stainless chafe plates on the entrance and exit slots in the mast were replaced. The seven light fixtures were installed new. All of the -48 and -60 Navtec Nitronic 50 rod rigging was replaced including new 150 K-150 mast tangs. The bronze bottle screws in the turnbuckles were replaced. All of the running rigging was replaced. The 20- Navtec Nitronic 50 rod in the main sailfurling foil was replaced. New doublers in the base of the mast were inssstalled. A new lightening rod was installed. Bronze lightening grounding plates were installed 12" below the waterline midships. Spreader lights illuminate both deck and rig.
The Hood Seafurl hydraulic headstay furler and Hood Stoway hydraulic in the mast furler were rebuilt and a spare hydraulic motor purchased.
The Harken outhaul car was replaced in 2011.
Doyle mainsail (2004)
North 120% genoa (2006)
Banks staysail, hank on, never used
Winches: by Andersen ( new 2001)
(2) #68 Self tailing electric primaries
(2) #58 Self tailing electric secondaries
(1) #58 Self tailing electric main sheet
(1) #58 Self tailing electric for outhaul
Winches: by Barient (1) #32 Self tailing electric - outhaul
(2) #32 Self tailing - backstays
(2) #21 at mast
(2) #24 at mast
The hull is strongly built in fiberglass with an Airex core above the waterline, except in higher stress areas such as engine beds, through hulls, rudder post, etc., where it is solid fiberglass. The deck is fiberglass with a Balsa and marine ply core, and is finished in moondust Awlgrip (2016). The solid glass rub rail is integrally molded, and the main centerboard is fiberglass with a bronze shoe. Trimming centerboard aft is solid bronze.
All deck hardware including pulpits, stanchions, chocks, Dorade guards, cleats, tracks, bimini and dodger frames were replaced and upgraded to 316 stainless. In 1996 & 2013, Ares underwent an epoxy coating on the bottom to prevent blisters.
The spring refit in 2014 included rebuilding the main centerboard tackle. This included fabrication of a new S/S centerboard trunk cap, pennant, and S/S compression tube. All of the sheaves were removed and serviced. Before going back into the water, the bottom was sandblasted, barrier coated and painted (2014).
Motors were replaced in 1993
The Perkins 6-354 main engines were re-aligned and new motor mounts installed in 2012; fuel injection pumps were rebuilt, new water pumps installed, and injectors were rebuilt. The main propulsion shafts (six sections) were removed and straightened and new split babbit journal bearings installed; new cutlass bearings were installed in the stern tubes and struts. The Max props were rebuilt and new PSS shaft seals installed in 2011.
Twin Perkins 6-354 diesel engines, 135 hp, fresh water cooled (New 1993)
Low engine hours (4,200)
Lube oil transfer system
Engine alarm and emergency stop
Engine fuel shut-off valve
(2) MaxProp three blade feathering propellers
Spare MaxProp propeller
Hydraulic steering w/Morse controls and instrumentation
Arcturus 22hp hydraulic bow thruster
Hydraulic motor for fiberglass centerboard
Aft bronze trim board, winch operated
Hydraulic centerboard winch (2003)
Sea Recovery watermaker; 110v 1500gpd
Marine Air reverse cycle air conditioning 66,000 Btu's
(3) Raritan electric marine heads discharging to holding tank
(1) Raritan electric marine head, crew quarters.overboard discharge
(4) Automatic bilge pumps
(3) Bilge blowers
Automatic CO2 fire extinguishing system w/cockpit controls
(8) hand held fire extinguishers
This Little Harbor 75 surveyed well in July 2015. Her exterior finish was failing and the teak decks were nearing the end. Below are the highlights of her '15/'16 improvements
*All hardware, thru hulls, deck fittings removed and replaced or refinished
*Teak decks removed, decks glassed and Awlgriped with moon dust contrasting non-skid
*Hull topsides were refinished with Stars & Stripes blue Awlgrip, white double boot top
*New teak deck in the center cockpit area
*Bottom painted, props & shafts coated with Propspeed
*Windlass removed and rebuilt
*Main engine exhaust hoses and risers replaced
*New saloon window glass & frames
*New custom generator sound shields
*Fresh varnish inside and out with custom helm cabinets
*New mica galley surfaces
*Fuel tanks, lines, filters cleaned and serviced
*New isolation transformers
Winches removed and serviced
UPDATE 11/2017. The boat received port side fiberglass damage while at the dock during the last hurricane. She is now in the yard having that damage repaired and the port side re-painted.
UPDATE March 2018. Port side topside damage in hull center below the rub rail was about 6' square into the coring. Associated Marine Tech did the repair and re-painted the port side of the boat,