"One of Seattle designer Bob Perry's .... boats is the Tatoosh 42, built in Taiwan and developed by Bob Berg. Berg has brought a number of good boats to the country, including the CT-37, Baba 30 and 40, and Flying Dutchman 35, most designed by Bob Perry" ~ Cruising World
Hannah Day was purchased by her owners with the sole intent of taking them cruising safely and comfortably. With their trip now under their belts and Hannah Day delivering on all the hopes the current owners had for her, she is now on the market ready for her next adventure. Well designed, built and maintained this yacht offers a nice opportunity.
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"When my wife and I started to plan for our life’s adventure cruising for an indefinite period of time we looked at many boats. When a Tatoosh 42, Hannah Day, came on the market in 2002 we arranged a survey by George Welch, a premier surveyor and experienced off shore sailor. George asked just what our plans were, and on completion of his survey told us that Hannah Day would do everything we were looking for. She is a true blue water cruiser.
After rebuilding the foredeck and reinforcing a bulkhead for a removable inner forestay for a new Pope day-glow orange storm sail, and installing a windlass with 250 feet of chain, we set off for Bermuda. This was our first real far offshore sail. We started to learn early that this was not for the faint hearted. We ensnared 10 feet of very heavy net in the prop at night, the same night that we got a tear in the genoa. When the seas settled down the next day, I went overboard and after 40 minutes was able to cut the net free. But we got to Bermuda, our first big step. From then on we rolled through adventures and made many cruising friends, many of whom we keep in contact .
As we sailed through the Leewards and Windwards we gained confidence and abilities necessary to maintain any cruising boat. We came to appreciate the fine sailing qualities predicted by Mr. Welch: Hannah Day handled easily in high seas: the maximum for us were 16 feet breaking seas for the 1000 mile run to St Thomas. Though pooped one night, Hannah Day maintained her heading and never seemed burdened.
As we sailed clockwise through the Caribbean we also learned that cruising means attention to all systems on the boat. We replaced the engine in Trinidad, added a solar panel in Curacao, then a wind generator and new 12 volt Seafrost fridge, and instruments in Panama. I learned so much by reading, asking questions, and taking advice from many fellow cruisers, all willing to help one another.
The greatest thing about our cruising though were the places we were able to visit, and the people we met, both as cruisers and locals. We explored Trinidad, Colombia, Panama, Providentia, Honduras and her Bay Islands, the Rio Dulce of Guatemala, Belize, the Yucatan, Isla Mujeres before we made the 1000 mile passage to Beaufort , NC, an our way home . Of the 10,000 miles plus that we sailed the best of all places was the Kuna Yala of the San Blas Islands. With our boat we could adventure to places rarely visited, be safe and comfortable. Hannah Day was the perfect size for the two of us, with as many as four guests at times. If we miss any place it is the tranquil palm islands, clear water for diving, and the beautiful, generous Kuna indigenous people.
Cruising life is an adventure par excellence. One needs a dream, a bit of courage, good humor, and a great boat. Hannah Day was that platform for us for six years. She is well made, well balanced, spacious, well ventilated, and bright below decks. We were never uncomfortable in the tropics. I met her designer, Robert Perry, once and told him of our adventure. He had been very pleased with his design, as I think he should be. We are." - Current owners Hannah Day
Stepping down the companionway steps you enter the corridor leading to the Main Salon. At the bottom of the steps to starboard is a large forward facing Navigation Station with solid teak furniture, a suite of electronics, AC and DC electric panel and shelf, locker storage above, in and below the work surface and upholstered seating and backrest. Just behind the Navigation Station is a storage area that was once a pilots berth and could be converted back to one. Located under the aft starboard cockpit seating this area featured teak paneling and a teak storage shelf running the full length of the berth.
Opposite the Navigations Station to port is the Aft Cabin. Entering the teak slat door you enter a large cabin that features a teak and holly sole, teak paneling and furniture, double berth, teak shelf storage above the bunk out board, credenza inboard, drawer storage under the bunk, hanging locker with slat door for good ventilation, a large settee and direct access to the aft head.
Entering the Aft Head that can be accessed through the Aft Cabin or Salon, you find a spacious and area that includes a teak and holly sole, teak trim, white Formica paneling, teak furniture, marble counter-top, stainless steel basin with pressurized hot and cold mixer tap with controls, marine manual head, full length mirror, storage above and below work surface, dome lighting, and a walk-in shower stall with teak grate, teak surfaced seat, shower curtain and hot and cold pressurized water mixing head with controls.
Continuing forward to starboard is the C-shaped Galley with teak paneling and white counters. Storage above and below work surfaces with teak slat sliding and opening doors to excellent air movement and teak drawers. The galley also featured a double basing stainless steel sink with hot and cold mixer head and retractable spray nozzle, 4-burner Force 10 propane range, large counter top loading fridge with cold plate and 120-volt outlet.
Forward of the galley, port and starboard in the Salon with teak furniture, paneling and custom upholstery. This area features fantastic storage with (3) 4-drawer storage units, recessed book/storage nooks, cabinets, built in storage wells in table and counter surfaces. The curved settees offer good maneuverability through the cabin and seating for up to 8. LED reading lights, fan, CD/stereo with Bose speakers, and brass lamp make this space very comfortable and usable.
Moving forward to port is the Forward Head that has been converted to storage. The head has been removed but the stainless steel sink, hot and cold fresh water mixer tap head with single lever control, drawer and cabinet storage, marble counter-tops, teak paneling and teak and holly soles remain. This area can easily be converted back to a serviceable head or remain as a storage closet.
The Forward Cabin is located just forward of the head with a teak and holly sole, teak paneling and furniture, and upholstered cushions. The area features a V-berth with infill, shelf storage, port and starboard, above the bunk, lockers under the bunk, drawer and cabinet storage unit and a hanging locker.
U-shaped galley with considerable amount of storage in drawers, cabinets and bins:
The TATOOSH 42 represents a major evolutionary step for one of my office's clients. It is a cruising boat that makes no attempt to be "salty". Instead the TATOOSH has been able to take advantage of all our experience designing pure "performance cruisers". This is the type of boat that literally put Robert H. Perry Yacht Designers on the map, and the vast majority of the designs we have produced could be included in the performance cruiser category. With the TATOOSH we are able to combine the clients considerable skill at interior plans with a hull and rig that best fulfills the clients requirements.
The hull design of the TATOOSH 42 employs features that have been slowly assembled by both empirical and theoretical computer data. Programs are currently available that allow very accurate predictions of performance to the extent that for any true wind speed and direction you can compute the apparent wind speed and direction. This data also includes speed through the water, speed made good to wind-ward, leeward angle, heel angle, and several other rather esoteric values that would mean little to the layman. The point is that recent studies at M.I.T. directly involved in the evolution of new M.H.S. (Measurement Handicap System) have spent over four years in preparing methods to predict performance of sailing yachts. This has resulted in the qualifying of many factors that in the past were simply left to the "eye" of the designer. By employing these latest tools the cruising yacht designer can make careful quantitative steps forward.
The forefoot is father pronounced on the TATOOSH 42. There is a hard knuckle directly at the cutwater and the section forward are U-shaped to reduce superfluous displacement and increase the prismatic coefficient. The keel foil used is a section slightly fuller aft than the commonly used NACA 64 series keel. This keel gives the helmsperson a bigger "slot" for steering and at the same time is an easier shape to layup in fiberglass. The actual planform of the keel is a balance between wetted surface, draft and required lateral plane for lift. The thickness ration of the tip of the keel has been kept low for reduced drag. The midship section of this design shows hard bilges for stability and volume at the cabin sole level. The run is smooth and clean and there is sufficient counter aft to eliminate the truncated look that many modern cruising yachts exhibit.
The late Bill Tripp used the vertical transom frequently but recently it has been neglected in favor of double enders and reversed transoms. If properly handled there are several objective reasons to use the vertical transom. The vertical transoms allows for maximum length on deck and simultaneously maximum sailing length. While cruising parameters are seldom responsible for producing beautiful yachts, I have resigned myself to the fact that any time you spend extended periods on board you will value usable interior volume above all else with the exception of performance and seaworthiness. The aesthetic side of the component can be handled by increasing the camber of the transom and slightly reducing the beam at deck. Physically, the vertical transom produces the smallest transom. I had felt that there would be questions concerning this feature and I thought a detailed explanation was in order.
The interior has been laid out for comfort during long stays on board. Th head includes an entry from the owner's stateroom and the main cabin. Note the adjoining shower stall. I have found, through personal experience, that a separate shower stall is a very valuable component of a cruising yacht's interior. The aft stateroom also includes a seat, hanging locker and bank of drawers. The settees in the main cabin have been arranged fro comfortable lounging and the ability to do double duty as berths. There are low :end tables" at the forward end of the settees. Note the large navigation station aft. There are five opening hatches additional to the companionway hatch. This is an exceptional number and does provide for a hatch over each living area...." ~ Robert H. Perry Yacht Designers, Inc.
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