General specification for Asco:
• General description: The deck is stepped amidships, painted and non slip. A toe rail is fitted to the outer deck edge. Galvanised stanchions are fitted around fore and aft decks; the forward stanchions are fixed whilst the aft stanchions are folding to allow better access for the derrick.
• Fore to Aft: A stainless steel bow roller with stowage for the main anchor 35kg CQR style and a second CQR 35kg anchor is mounted on chocks. There are galvanised fairleads and 12'' bits, both port and starboard. A Torkmaster hydraulic anchor winch 3/8th gypsy stbd with warping drum pt; the winch handle is mounted on the forward accommodation coaming. The fresh water filler is starboard. 8'' bits are fitted midway on the forward side decks. Steps are fitted amidships with lockers built in. 8'' bits are fitted midway on the aft side decks; large 12'' bits and fairleads are fitted aft; all of these are both port and starboard. A hatch to the rudder flat is in the centre of the aft deck; with a socket for the flag staff centre aft of the hatch.
• Forward accommodation coach roof: This has a sliding hatch to the fo'c's'le and there are four mushroom vents.
• Wheelhouse: This is raised with windows 360 degrees (all glass is toughened 10mm BSMA24/25). Access to the wheelhouse is gained via doors and hatches port and starboard. Mounted on the roof are: navigation lights in boxes, a horn, a Francis searchlight, a tripod pedestal carrying a radome and one VHF aerial.
• Engine room coach roof: This has a fire/deck hose fitting with a hose; two lifebuoys with lights, cowl engine ventilation port and starboard and a sliding hatch to the engine room on the port side.
• Mast: This is mounted through the centre of the deck. It is a 12'' wooden mast with a derrick operated by two hand winches. A pin to carry a towing hook is fitted to a winch bracket. An electronic horn is fitted to the top of the main mast. A steaming light and spreader lights are in the same position. A mast band with four eyes carrying stays are fixed to the engine room and hold coamings. A topmast with a cross tree is fitted above the main mast with halyards. A VHF aerial is above the topmast.
• Hold coach roof: A small lifting hatch gives access to the hold and a large lifting hatch is in the centre of the hold where chocks carry a clinker dinghy. Aft centre of the hold are chocks for a 6 man liferaft. Port aft is a 20kg Bruce kedge anchor in chocks. A towing horse runs across the aft end of the hold and in the centre of this is a bracket for the stern light.
• Tender: The 10ft clinker dinghy, circa 1940, has been rescued and restored in the same manner as the main vessel; it has a step for a fore mast and a centre thwart. A 5hp 4 stroke Mariner outboard engine with a tank; a set of oars and rowlocks, as well as an anchor with chain and rope to go with it.
Below deck from fore to aft:
• Forepeak: This is accessed through the collision bulkhead via a watertight hatch and an automatic bilge alarm sensor is fitted.
• Fo'c's'le(Crew Quarters): A 2kg powder fire extinguisher is mounted on the forward bulkhead. 70 metres of 3/8th anchor chain is stowed in a locker forward below the sole. Deckhead 24vdc cabin lights are port and starboard; 2 oval portholes are in the coaming and 4 round portholes are in the hull sides. Pipe cots: port and starboard; when hinged down form backs to seating, the seats are cushioned. Radiators are below the seats. A table is in the centre with flaps either side and a galvanised ladder leads to the forward hatch.
• Heads: This is situated starboard aft of the fo'c's'le with access via a door. There is an oval porthole in the coaming and a round one in the hull and a Blakes lavac hand pump toilet. There is a towel radiator; a hand basin with taps and shower head with shower curtain and rail. The shower drains via a tray and is pumped overboard (shureflow 24v pump). There are seacocks for the bilge pump, shower waste and toilet discharge. Also a 24vdc deckhead light.
• Galley: This is situated port aft of the fo'c's'le with access via a door. An oval porthole is in the coaming and a round one in the hull. A stainless steel sink with taps set in a teak drainer with a lift out sink cover and a locker beneath the sink with a seacock. The plate racks and cup hooks are above the drainer. An Origo two burner cooker with an oven (runs on denatured alcohol) is next to a locker with a drawer and a hardwood worktop over; this gives access to the saloon via a hatch way. There is one 24vdc deckhead light; an automatic bilge pump sensor and a fire blanket.
• Saloon (Wardroom): This is situated aft of the fo'c's'le. There are 4 oval portholes in the coaming and 4 round portholes in the hull. Seat/bunks are port & starboard with lockers and radiators below. A fridge is built into a box(below hatch to galley). A table is on the starboard side with one flap. On the port side bulkhead is a barometer; a clock and a keyboard. There are 2 x 2kg powder and one 9 litre foam fire extinguishers. The steering column, electrical wiring and controls are enclosed within a box on the wheelhouse bulkhead. The freshwater tank (500litres) and a water pump(flojet 24vdc) are below the sole and the companionway steps lead to the wheelhouse.
• Switchroom: This is situated starboard aft of the saloon with access via a door. This area contains: a 24vac consumer unit; a large GRP enclosure carries the 24 and 12vdc circuits which are protected by circuit breakers. Controls for the electric bilge pumps and sensors for the system is alarmed and sound in the saloon. There is a Raymarine transducer control box, a Mastervolt 24vdc to 12vdc dropper and a Wenchi inverter 24vdc to 240vac. Also the battery isolation switch; a bilge pump outlet seacock, a radiator and a 24vdc deckhead light.
• Heads: This is situated port aft of the saloon with access via a door; with a seacock, a towel radiator and a 24vdc bulkhead light.
• Domestic batteries: These are situated in the centre with a hatch access via the saloon, below the wheelhouse. There are 6 x Numax XV31MF batteries; a battery charger 40 Amp ProMarine ss/ex 24/40 and a through hull log / transducer. A seacock, an automatic bilge pump with sensor; a hot water expansion tank. Hi fi speakers are in the forward bulkhead.
• Wheelhouse: A door and a lifting hatch access the wheelhouse via the saloon companionway steps. Steps, doors and sliding hatches, lead onto the decks, both port & starboard. A VHF Icom IC-M421 is situated on the port side deckhead and a VHF Sailor Type RT144B is below. The steering compass is a Silva which is positioned above and forward of the wheel. The steering wheel is an original Simpson & Lawrence. A Raymarine A65 combined chart plotter, echo sounder and log display is mounted on the stbd side. There are three throttle controls. The engine monitors: rev counters,oil, volts and temperature dials are mounted on a hardwood panel. There is an electric window wiper and a switch control panel for: the wiper, engines, all deck and navigation lights and horns. A Furuno RDP 076 Radar and an Aldis signalling light are starboard of the wheel. 24Vdc deckhead lights and sound speakers are pt & stbd. There is a teak helmsman grating below the wheel. 2 x 2kg carbon dioxide fire extinguishers port and starboard and a watertight door leading to the engine room.
• Engine room: Access is via a solid hardwood watertight door through the wheelhouse and down on a short galvanised ladder. It is A40 fire/sound insulated throughout. Another companionway galvanised ladder leads to a hatchway port side aft. The sole is aluminium chequer plate. There are 4 x 24vdc lights; 3 fitted onto the coaming and one onto a pillar. The hydraulic oil is in a tank fitted to a pillar. There are seacocks for the main bilge pump which is a clutched Jabsco run from the centre engine through valve chest pick ups in the fo'c's'le; the saloon, the engine room and the hold. The fire hose is also controlled via the valve chest and a fire/deck inlet. The bilge pump outlet is connected to an automatic bilge pump with sensor. The Webasto heater is an 11 DBW mounted on the port side aft bulkhead with the exhaust exited through the hull. There is a calorifier water heater which contains 20 litres. There are 3 x Perkins diesel 6354 engines; the two outboard engines being turbo charged. The port and starboard gearboxes are Borg Warner velvet drive and the centre one is a 500D PRM. There are 2 x 500 litre diesel fuel tanks one port and one starboard. An electric clutched hydraulic pump is on the centre engine for the anchor winch. The engine batteries are central aft with port and starboard cowl ventilation.
• Hold: This is accessed from the deck; via a hatch to the companionway steps and is situated on the forward port side of hold. The light switches are fitted to the forward bulkhead. An automatic bilge pump sensor is forward accessed via a hatch in the sole. The heads is opposite the steps via a door. The seacocks for the bilge pump and heads are forward on the starboard side. There is one radiator port & one starboard. The 3 x 9 litre foam fire extinguishers are behind the steps. There are 2 x double power points pt & stbd forward and one aft. 2 x 24vdc bulkhead lights are forward and 2 aft There are 5 round portholes in the coaming, both pt & stbd. A bulkhead sections the hold with a door on the port side. The shaft logs are accessed via hatches in the sole. Aft is a bulkhead between the hold area and the rudder flat.
• Rudder flat: There is a central lifting hatch on the stern deck, with storage area and access to the rudder stocks. The chain and rope for the kedge anchor is stored here.
• Below water line: All of the water inlets; the log paddlewheel, the echo sounder, the anodes, the P brackets; the stainless steel shafts, the bronze propellers and the bronze rudders.