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Things regarding my Seascape 18

Seascape 18 zu verkaufen – Boot ist verkauft!

Hallo zusammen!

Schweren Herzens verkaufe ich meine Seascape 18 GER98 „Plain Vanilla“ da ich mich bootsmässig vergrößert habe und nun auch  eine Django 7.70 besitze.

Weitere Bilder findet Ihr auf dieser Website.

Das Boot hat folgende technische Daten bzw. kommt mit der folgenden Ausrüstung:

  • Baujahr 2011 (aber nur 4 Saisons gefahren – das Boot stand das ganze Jahr 2015 sicher und trocken an Land).
  • Für Segeltouren ausgerüstet:
    • Solaranlage mit Batterie und Laderegler
    • LED-Toplicht (Anker- und Positionslicht)
    • B&G Zeus 7 Chartplotter
    • Raymarine T070 Racemaster Regattakompass
    • Raymarine T120 Windmesser
    • Raymarine Triducer T910 und Hull-Transmitter T121 für Tiefe, Fahrt durchs Wasser und Temperatur
    • Raymarine NMEA Transmitter T122 (macht, dass alle Geräte miteinander reden)
    • LED Licht im Boot
    • Ladekonsole für USB-Geräte im Boot

Die Geräte sind im Wesentlichen alle angeklebt, so dass das Boot nur minimal „bleibend“ verändert wurde. Eine Batteriefüllung reicht locker für einen Segeltag – wenn es sonnig ist, kann man die Batterie fast nicht leer fahren.

  • Mast und andere Carbonteile sind mit UV-beständigem Lack gestrichen.
  • Groß- und Vorsegel sind noch gut
  • Grüner Gennaker – noch gut für Touren und zum Üben
  • Neuer weißer Gennaker für Regatten
  • Arretierung für Ruder zum Einhandsegeln
  • Neue, stabile Edelstahlwinde für den Kiel
  • Trapezvorrichtung (darf zwar bei Regatten nicht benutzt werden, ist aber auf Touren großer Spass und bringt viel Bootsgeschwindigkeit)
  • Segeltaschen für das Großsegel
  • Halterung für einen Aussenborder
  • Zelt für das Cockpit
  • Getränkehalter
  • Zwei Paddel
  • Normale Gebrauchsspuren
  • Trailer mit TÜV bis 6/2016 und bis 100 km/h zugelassen
  • Preis 17.000€
  • Schreibt mir einfach unter

Vielleicht noch wichtig zu wissen: Angucken kann man das Boot in Hamburg.

The box for the chart-plotter

In order to mount the chart-plotter without irreversibly sawing wholes into the Seascape I built myself a casing out of plastic.

The casing is made of UV-resistant plastic and bent by using a hot air gun and a form made out of wood.

It is not exactly stylish like an Iphone but considering my manual skills quite okay.


Electrifying my Seascape 18 – Part 2: Power Supply

Please find the scheme how I supplied my Seascape 18 with electrical power.

Main goal was to provide the Seascape with power independently from a fixed power grid installation and to have enough battery storage to supply the attached devices with power during one sailing day.

Scheme of the power-supply

Comments on some of the components I used:

  • The Raymarine Racemaster and the Wind Transducer have own solar cells and do not need any external power supply.
  • The battery Longex 12LCP-36 is mounted in the front tank under the front berth (I have a whole for an  inspection lid built into the tank where it just fits through if I take out the inspectin lid).
  • The NASA Supernova Combi Anchor / Top Light is a brilliant device! It is LED-based, has both the white Anchor Light as well as the three-coloured position light and can be supplied with power by a single cable (the included switch switches not only power on and off but can also change the polarity which chooses the respective colour scheme).

Electrifying my Seascape 18 – Part 1: Goals and description of the network


Some time ago I decided to equip my Seascape 18 „Plain Vanilla“ with a number of sensors, a chart plotter and a radio. Goals and reasons for this decision were basically:

  • I wanted to use the Seascape also on the Baltic Sea and not just on the Alster lake in Hamburg and felt that a chart plotter and a radion would significantly increase safety.
  • Especially if I somehow could receive AIS-information and display them.
  • I wanted to help increasing my sailing skills by using objective measurements concerning speed, drift and other dimensions.
  • I like toying around with technical things and thinking about and building all this was meant to be a nice, sailing-related occupation during the winter season. It is never too late to have a nice childhood I guess.
  • I wanted to do the whole setup with doing as little remaining changes or damages to my boat as possible

Picking the right components

Whoever has tried to connect different nautical instruments from different vendors for sure had to face some issues regarding incompatibilites regarding the different interface standars like NMEA 0183, NMEA 2000, Seatalk, Seatalk NG,….

I spent some considerable time on researching what kind of components would interface well while at the same time delivering on the goals mentioned above.

I came up with the following list:

B&G Zeus Touch 7
Central piece of my whole setup. Has nice sailing-related functionalities, is completely configurable and can connect NMEA 0183 as well as NMEA 2000 messages.

Raymarine Racemaster T070 Compass
I went for the Raymarine Tacktick series because most of the components are connected via a Raymarine-proprietary Wifi-protocol (thus less cables) and are also solar powered (thus also less cables and also less battery capacity required).
The racemaster gives directions, has a nice race countdown and can display not only information about the heading but also other measurements. It „coordinate“ all other Tacktick instruments.

Raymarine Wind Transducer T120
Feeds wind information into the network (which is necessary to enable all the nice sailing-related features on the Racemaster and the B&G).

Raymarine Triducer T910 and Raymarine Hull Transmitter T121
Feed in information about the speed through the water, depth and temperature. The hull transmitter is needed in order to „translate“ the information from the Triducer to the Wifi-network.

Raymarine NMEA Transmitter T122
Translates all the wireless information into NMEA 0183 messages which then can be read by the B&G. Works like a charm…

Lowrance Link-8 radio
Can obviously be used as a radio with DSC-functionality (it receives GPS-information from the B&G) but also receives AIS information from ships in the vicinity and transfers those to the B&G where they are displayed on the screen.

I guess I was lucky but the whole setup did not cause one single problem regarding compatibility and has been working ever since I installed it.

Here you find a picture that illustrates the interconnections.

Network interactions
Network interactions

In the next episode of this little series I will talk about the power supply of all this…