Las Palmas Spain
Fuerteventura - Canairy Islands - Spain
Moleoba is a 1974 off shore race boat designed by Dick Carter for the Admirals cup.
She is a wood and fiber glass sandwich construction and weighs 12 tonnes.
She is very strong and safe and fast.
I single handed sailed her from Fuerteventura to Madera into the Azores and back and am currently living aboard her with my wife and two young children.
We sailed around Lanzarote and Graciosa islands December 2018.
She had a new Yanmar engine 8 years ago and new mast rigging wire at the same time.
Last year she had a new main sail.
The hull paint now needs a re-spray and does not look as good as the photos.
Moleoba has been extensively cruised from Turkey to the Canary Islands and is currently berthed in Corralejo Fuerteventura.
The is a DC and AC fridge unit.
6sqm of solar panels can run the autohelm fridge and navigating equipment 24/7 when in sunshine throughout the day.
Please visit my yachts log webpage at www.moleoba.com
Below is text from the USA Sail magazine.
Designed as a flat-out machine.
The Carter 39 sailing machine is not built from conventional wisdom.
The hull shape of the 39 has been tested; racing, on the ocean. The shape is derived from the YDRA, the prototype Carter One Tonner that the sailing press called "fastest One Tonner in the world."
With a large sail plan, it excels in light/moderate air. Yet it can hold its advantage in a breeze.
So the Carter 39 is designed with two steering stations - one port, one starboard. With the wheel in front of the helmsman, steering is more natural. A comfortable helmsman concentrates better.
When the helmsman needs to see his waves, he steers from the weather wheel.
When he wants to watch his jib, he nestles comfortable to leeward.
In rough conditions downwind, it has been proven that two-man steering is the fastest technique.
Two helmsman have more precise boat control with less fatigue.
A fast shape though is not enough.
Flat-out racing is also a function of crew efficiency.
Move crew speed up a notch and boat speed moves up with it.
There are deck innovations on the Carter 39 that appear for the first time on a production boat.
Under deck halyards, leading to halyard winches on either side of the companion way.
Three speed winches that link to ant hills, which cross-link to each other.
With cross-linked ant hills, two grinders can apply power to one winch.
|Builder:||Olympic Yachts Athens|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Yanmar 3J4HE|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||39'|
|Length at waterline:||29'|
|Hull type:||Deep V|
|Keel type:||Fin Keel|
|Displacement:||12 metric tons|
|Fuel capacity:||200 Litres|
|Water capacity:||400 Litres|
Wood and fiber glass sandwich
The hull is nearly 2" thick
4 in the saloon
Double in the forward cabin
Single in quarter berth