Install Titanium Chain Plates to reinforce current design remove older stainless plates.
The inboard Diesel engine is Westerbeke 5424, Universal refers to this as an M30 / Kubota D-1101
Most parts with the exception of marine cooling system can be purchased from Kubota tractor dealer much less expensive than universal or Westerbeke. Example Marine alternator 865.00 I I paid 124.00 for the same part. this is a 3 Cylinder Diesel engine. Burns clean, uses about 1/2 Gallon HR - at 4kts. Approximately 1 GPH at 7kts. The engine has a pressure pump that brings fuel from Tank via Racor separator. Separator filter was changed last year a spare is provided. Alternator was replaced last year. Engine Oil every other month. Fuel gauge sending unit replaced last year. Cooling is via heat exchanger it has two water pumps one for the closed system (Antifreeze). Fresh water pump which drives water from through hull to the heat exchanger then overboard. The Exhaust pipe was changed recently this is a galvanized pipe and know too corrode over time. The exhaust rises vertically from the exhaust flange up to an Aluminum part which injects water into the exhaust.
Tranquility has a well if not beautifully insulated ice box. This box is fairly large for boats of this size. Access is via top doors. The onboard AGM batteries with solar power will provide for operation of all systems with full batteries at the end of the day. The cabin has 3 DC Fans but I generally run the 110 volt fans via the included 2000 watt pure signwave power inverter. I often work from the boat and I can say it is great to be able to heave to. Get out the MacBook Pro and go to work. with the combination of WiFi and Cell booster I am always in range. College Football underway is not a problem. Thank you Youtube TV!
ok what else lets see Back at the dock after a long day of sailing. Plug in the power turn on the 16K Marine Air and Relax! This unit is outstanding! Heats and Cools. Does the boat have a generator NO. I do have a Honda 2200i that I have used in the past but not powerful enough to pull the AC. Batteries Power the fans so since adding solar I don't carry the generator around. If you like AC when not pier side I recommend the Generac GP3000i about a grand. I have made a space for this under the port lazaretto.
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Catalina 38 https://www.catalina38.org/?page_id=75
She is well equipped:
Solar Equipped, BG Vulcan Chart Plotter, Cold Air-conditioning, Outstanding Refrigeration, Plush comfortable interior. 2000 Watt Inverter. Long Range Wifi, Cellular Booster, Primary 45LB Mantis Anchor 100' 3/8 HT. Secondary 30Lb 50' 5/16 200' nylon Rode.
Located at Grand Lake Oklahoma
CruiseAir 16K, Adler Barbour refrigeration, CruiseAir De Humidifier Compressor type,
B&G Chart Plotter, Forward looking Sonar, Wireless Wind Vane New B&G.
Galley: Origo 6000 Alcohol 2-burner stove/oven, Panasonic microwave.
A little about this wonderful stove. This works great, before you turn your nose up take it for a spin. I cook all of our meals on this stove. Boil water for coffee. Bake pizza I even bake bread. Frankly propane scares me a bit. Also in a pinch I can distill alcohol for the stove, try doing that with propane. A normal day. will burn 2-4 oz of fuel. Bread or pizza about 3 oz Gallon of Fuel at home depot is 19.00, last's me all season.