Lady Stardust (Baba 30' Sailing Cutter)

Technical details
Liverpool Refit
Contact Information
ARC 2006
WX Links

Alphabetical List

Electronics, Engine, Hull, Sails.


Details about the Hull, deck, rudder, Spars and rigging

 After purchase the Gelcoat and first layer of fibreglass roving was removed. The hull was faired and a new layer of roving applied, further fairing and many layers of epoxy were applied to give a stronger and very secure hull. Osmosis is not going to be a problem on this hull At the same time all the sea cocks were removed and serviced.

Standing rigging was replaced and the wire baby/bob stays were replaced with rods.

Later all Chainplates port/stbd were replaced and forestay/backstay plates where removed and checked.





     Sail-data (click for details)

Cutter rig, Jib, Staysail and Main or

Choice of 3 Genoas and Main




The Iron Sail

Volvo Penta MD11D

Runs well, had piston compression checked and it measured as if new!

Fixed air getting into fuel system when running in Idle.





Electronics on board


 Radar -  JRC1500
 VHF    -  NAVMAN 7000
 GPS    -  NAVMAN 5600
 AIS     -   NASA AID Standalone unit
 SSB    -   ICOM 725 (Ham unit modified)
 NAVTEX - Furono NX300
 MUSIC -  PIONEER 4 way sound Radio/CD/MP3 player




Onboard MIPS


bulletI decided I must have a computer system capable of performing many various tasks on the boat, however the boat should not in any way be dependant on these systems. The following functions have been provided for

Chart Plotter (Cmap-ECS)
Entertainment (Playing DVDs and editing / storing Digital photos and music)
Wefax display for SSB stations (using JVCComms)

This has been implemented using a mini-itx EPIA M motherboard  This runs directly from 12-14 Volts and is very efficient on power. It drives a flat screen TFT display picked up for 50 from a pcworld clearance bin as it had no power supply and needed a 12V supply. Couldn't be better. The unit is bolted to a bulkhead while wrapped in foam to give it some protection.