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Casa No Hava

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Here is “Casa No Hava” from the starboard beam. You can see how the Europa roofline helps to shade the salon windows.

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This is a pretty good photo of the main salon, looking forward all the way to the captain’s berth below. The tone of the mahogany is a lot prettier in person.

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This photo shows a view of the galley as it sits along the forward, portside section of the main salon. Just to the left of this view is a raised eating bar where guests can relax and chat with the cook.

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Here’s a shot of “Casa No Hava” being trailered to the workyard in order to have the hull repainted and the decks replaced. You can see the tail end of the inflatable outboard motor tender, “El Pollo”, on the rear of the fly bridge. Just to the starboard of El Pollo sits the arm and electric winch that lowers the tender into the water. [Not seen is the word, “No” which is painted on Casa No Hava’s stern entry.]

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Here’s a view of the command center on the fly bridge. The wide bench seat you can just see in the foreground is being replaced with a similar bench, but the new one can be adjusted for height and distance from the wheel. It also has a reversible back that can be set to allow stern-facing seating (combined with a couple of folding chairs, this turns the fly bridge into a great place to enjoy dinner and conversation under the stars with guests).

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If you have never been on board a trawler before, this is what the passage looks like on each side of the main cabin (except that, sadly, the teak is now gone from this boat). Right about where you can see that there’s a step up, heading forward, there is a full-sized sliding door. The main steering station (wheel and navigation instruments) sits just inside that door, and for good reason, because it’s often convenient to stick your head out the door while operating the boat.

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This is the foredeck, though it’s since been re-done in white “all-grip” to match the rest of the new fiberglass, and you can see the shaded fly bridge, the three large windows at the front of the main cabin, and the skylight/vent that sits above the captain’s quarters (it has a canvas cover on it). The foredeck is a great place to relax and we’re planning to add some legless lounge chairs and a shade to make it even more comfortable.

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It’s a little difficult to get a decent photo of the captain’s berth because the door is so close to the bed, but you can see that it is what they call a “walk-around queen” and has storage under, over, and all around the bed. There are matching mirrored vanities on each side and a single hanging locker as well as port hole windows on both sides of the room for cross-ventilation, light, and view.

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“Casa No Hava” has a full 3-piece head with tub/shower (small, but serviceable), toilet, and sink. There’s also a washer/dryer just outside the head and a swim shower on the rear deck.

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Across the small passageway from the head is a second berth for company/crew. It has a bunk, drawers and a hanging locker, shelf space, and port hole windows for ventilation, light, and view.

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Here is the main navigation center – steering wheel and instruments. There are additional instruments in the headboard just above the captain’s line of sight. Casa No Hava has pretty much every bell and whistle you can imagine in this department – radar, sonar, radio, GPS, fish-finder, digital charts and all kinds of instruments to measure weather, depth, battery status, fuel and engine readings, smoke & CO2, etc. – there’s even a six-CD-changer stereo and a DVD-TV! The louvered door you see is the laundry center and utility storage.

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This picture gives you a pretty good feel for how the layout of the steering and navigation meshes with the footprint of the galley. You can see that the refrigerator is set just aft of the steering wheel, along the starboard edge of the main cabin, whereas the rest of the gallery is set along the port side. In between them is where you step down to access the two berths and the head. Also, most of the floor in this area is made up of various trapdoors that open to access the engine compartments and the main bilge. Beneath the deck in the aft cockpit is the fresh-water-maker.

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Here’s just a tiny taste of the beautiful seaside treasures to be discovered thanks to “Casa No Hava”!

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