Bristol 39 - 4 Winds has a thin 3’ x 2’ copper panel fastened to her bottom just forward of the keel, the purpose for which is described as :
The flat copper is often used for what is known as an antenna counterpoise. The copper acts as a substitute for earth or ground as part of an antenna system. It's unique to wire or whip antennas, and is a necessary component for the antenna to be effective. Basically the counterpoise allows the antenna to “see” an image of itself, effectively reflecting and transmitting the radio signals. Without an effective counterpoise of ground plane, the SSB antenna will not function. If the counterpoise doesn’t have adequate exposed copper surface area, then the range of the SSB will be greatly affected. This is a case where more exposed surface area is always better.
3 fairly new batteries
110v battery charger
Deck and Hull Equipment
3-piece winter cover
wheel cover and winch covers
West Marine inflatable dinghy
Sails and Rigging
3 headsail halyards
130% roller furling genoa
older storm sail
Mechanical Equipment and Engine Details
raw water cooled
1 manual bilge pump, 2 electric bilge pumps
3 blade Max prop
marine head with 20 gallon holding tank
Engine was tested at Crowley's Yacht Yard docks in September 2019 and all systems checked out with no mechanic’s recommendations.
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