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A sailboat’s integrity can be measured by the care and thought given to each of its systems. Empty Pocket has a watermaker, solar and wind power generation, batteries with 400 Ah of energy storage, and a propane system with quick connects fo the Magma grill and Princess cook top.


Blue Seas 12V/120V distribution panels, circuit breakers and switching

12V 400AH Battery Bank –
300AH “House” battery – Northstar BLUE 100 AGM (x3)
100AH “Engine/Reserve” battery – Northstar 105 AGM (x1)

Solar Stik (the original one!) –
Twin 55W Shell solar panels (mono)

Air-X Silent 400W wind generator

Blue Sky Energy 3024iL Duo MPPT control with Pro-Remote display

Air-X amp-meter

Solar panels (fixed) –
Twin 105W SBM non-glass (mono)

120W flexible solar “bow tent”

Genasun MPPT controls (one each panel to maximize operating efficiency)

Magnum MS1012 pure sine wave inverter/charger
1000W 120VAC/60Hz (runs EP’s entire AC elec circuit, including AC)

60A 12V charging when connected to generator or shore power

Honda 15A alternator (upgrade) on motor

Honda EU1000i generator

Service Connections –
30A 120V Marinco
Cable TV connection
Cole Hersee battery switches –
Renewable power can be directed to either House, Reserve, or both.
Engine can be started from either House, Reserve, or both
Master “kill” switch

Marinco suite of shore power cables, adapters and gear for international compatibility and options when cruising
Dometic 6K BTU AC unit with soft start, reverse-cycle heating and digital controls

17 Gal. freshwater tank with meter (usable daily water is 40 Gal. with desalinator)

Watermaker/desalinator – Katadyne Powersurvivor 40E and MYCELX pre-filtration

Instantaneous propane water heater (for shower use outside only) with Pelican case

Rule automatic bilge pump with high-water alarm and manual/auto features

Vanity sink with manual Whale freshwater lever pump
Jabsco manual head with full valve control (overboard or tank)

6 Gal. holding tank

Macerator (diaphragm) Pentair pump for overboard evacuation of holding tank

Freshwater galley pump – Pentair 1.2GPM electric with foot activation

Saltwater galley pump – Whale manual foot pump with dedicated faucet

Charcoal fresh water filtration at galley faucet

AC circulation pump – Marsch/Dometic magnetic

Freshwater deck wash pump – Pentair 1.2GPM electric with panel activation

Saltwater deck wash pump – Pentair 3.7GPM electric pump with panel activation

Cockpit hose connections for fresh and salt water.

NOTE: All through-hulls are Marelon construction. All plumbing fittings are oversize and hoses are ABYC rated for their application and installation includes dual-clamps on all fittings. All water intakes have non-metallic strainers for easy maintenance. Freshwater flushing of the saltwater pumps and associated plumbing (AC circulation, deckwash, and galley sink) is easily performed by manipulating Y-Valves under the sink. Preserving the watermaker for periods of inactivity is performed at the unit using Y-valves, and the prefilters can be flushed, drained and dried easily.