La Volpe Photo Tour: Interior

All photos on this page were taken during the first week of May, 2019.  For best results, please view in landscape mode if on a mobile device.

Interior tour (34 photos)

At the base of the companionway steps is the galley area. This vantage point is looking aft from the forward end of the galley

Looking aft we see the engineroom door, removeable counter space extension, sink and shipmate stove to starboard. Underneath is the battery box for the 4D house battery. The grill immediately to port of the engine room door is a heater unit that is plumbed into the engine coolant system and has a fan to circulate engine heat into the cabin when the engine is running

Looking aft, the engine room door from the galley area provides easy access to the front of the Yanmar 4J4E, 4 cylinder, 40 HP engine for oil and filter changes. The engine was purchased and installed in 2006. The Racor primary fuel filter is mounted to starboard. On each side of the engine is a 90 gallon copper fuel tank. The tanks were pressure tested and new valves installed in 2001.

This view of top of the aft end of the engine shows that air filter and exhaust elbow. The engine is in excellent condition and starts instantly. In the background is the port fuel tank and exhaust hose. You can see that when the cockpit box is raised, there is plenty of room for accessing all sides of the engine.

On the starboard side of the galley is the top-loading fridge with electrical panels outboard. The counter-top doubles as a navigation table when underway.

The Isotherm fridge system consists of a control unit, compressor, cold plate in the fridge box, and seawater cooled coil that is integral with the galley sink drain throughhull

Lockers above the electrical panels house the VHF radio and various safety equipment. (Locker doors were removed for painting and are in the process of being reinstalled)

A mirror was installed in the galley area in part to cover the carved US hull number and to magnify lighting in the galley area

Two levels of lockers on the port side of the galley are used to store cooking equipment and galley supplies. The area under the counter includes: raw water filter and 3 value seachest, freshwater and washdown pumps, hot water tank, tool storage, fridge compressor, PUR 12 gph watermaker, kitchen garbage, and kitchen supplies

A previous owner found a 16″ bronze opening portlight from a ship and installed it horizontally on deck on the port side above the galley sink and stove. This provides additional light into the galley and can be opened for ventilation when cooking. The glass in this port appears to be over 1/2″ thick

Looking forward from the galley there are settees to port and starboard and outboard are two levels of lockers with shelves / bookshelves above. The off-white paint and varnished teak creates a cozy nautical environment. Note the laminated teak beams above, and the unique carvings on the upper locker doors.

Closeup of upper salon locker with painted door opening downward

Closeup of lower salon locker with varnished teak door opening downward

Still looking forward from the salon entrance note the beige settee cushions, front end of the salon table, head door, telltale compass, and view forward into the starboard cabin. Observe also how the morning light from the skylight makes its way into the starboard cabin

Starboard side settee, lockers, and RAM computer mount. Copper freshwater tanks, each with 20 gallon capacity, are mounted under the port and starboard settees

Looking toward the aft end of the starboard side of the salon. Note the teak storage units for navigation instruments and the handholds

View into starboard cabin, showing electric heater, step, linen locker above the forward end of the berth, and storage under

Starboard berth with outboard gear hammock

Under the starboard berth are three sets of upper and lower drawers, with additional storage under

Looking forward into the forward cabin

Deck prism in starboard cabin. Note also the handrail: similar rails are installed throughout the galley, salon, and starboard cabin

Looking aft at the head end of the starboard berth. Note reading link and teak storage unit

Berth for two in starboard cabin, with anchor rode storage area forward

Forward cabin has reading lights for both occupants, and a private entrance into the head

Additional book storage. Note also the 3″X3″ laminated white oak frames, the inside ends of the copper rivets that hold the planking to the frames, and the chainplate mounted on the frame just forward of the pillow

Locker area and vintage light fixture on the starboard side of the forward cabin

Additional storage is forward on the starboard side of the forward cabin. Note the light coming in from another deck prism

Looking aft from the forward hatch you can see two aluminum reaching poles mounted on the forward side of the main mast. These stabilize one or both jibs when running before the wind

View forward into the head

Faucet on the head stainless sink converts to a handheld shower

Additional lockers in the head provide storage for head supplies, toiletries, and first aid kit

Lavac toilets are generally regarded as the most reliable marine toilets. They are operated using a powerful Henderson pump. The toilet is plumbed with three way values that provide four options: direct discharge overhoard, discharge into the holding tank, pumping out the holding tank manually when in an area where discharge is permitted, and pumpout out the holding tank at a shoreside pumping station.

When taking a sitdown shower, the area under the head catches the shower water and drains it into a shower sump that then pumps it overboard

Salon skylight guides a surprising amount of light into the salon, head, and starboard cabin

 


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