The sight of a yawl close reaching in fresh summer winds along Maine’s Eggemoggin reach or Washington state’s San Juan Channel causes sailors and non-sailors to stop and stare. The Hinckley Sou’wester 42 yawl epitomizes the beauty, form, and craftsmanship of this sailing yacht genre. Iduna is a prime example. Her dark blue hull, gold cove stripe, white painted spars, red bottom paint, tan canvas, and varnished toe rail are a refreshing sight in marinas filled with modern production boats.
Iduna has a deep fin keel to help her stand up in a breeze and point close to the wind. She has been optimized for Pacific Northwest cruising with a full cockpit enclosure, new Maxwell anchor windlass, and Webasto forced-air diesel heating. Mainsail and mizzen Doyle stack packs along with a Tides Marine luff track on the main mast make sailing easy and enjoyable. Her interior is crafted from Honduran mahogany and has ample berths for family and visitors. All mechanical and sailing systems have been updated and maintained to a very high level, ensuring successful cruises each summer.
Iduna has had three owners. Originally named Harlequin, she was delivered at the yard in Southwest Harbor, Maine and sailed to San Francisco by her original owner. Harlequin won the Antigua race for her class in 1985. She day sailed in the Bay Area from 1986 until 2010 when she was purchased by her second owner and trucked to Seaview Boatyard in Seattle, an authorized Hinckley Service Center. She underwent a significant refit exceeding $110,000 before launching. Iduna’s current owners have carried on with significant upgrades, including new salon windows, new sailing instruments and VHF radio, cockpit cushions, exterior canvas, batteries, and engine maintenance.
Webasto forced air diesel cabin heater
Doyle mizzen and main sail (new 2013)
Furuno electronics package (new 2011)
New Furuno sailing instruments and Icom VHF radio (2020)
Maxwell 1500 watt anchor windlass (new 2014)
Iverson’s Designs full cockpit enclosure (new 2013)
Dickinson Mediterranean propane stove/oven (new 2014)
Tecma head, holding tank, and all new sanitary hoses (new 2014)
Cabin windows reglazed (2020)
Cockpit cushions (2020)
|Name of vessel||Iduna|
|Model||Hinckley Sou'wester 42|
|Builder||The Hinckley Company|
|Designer||McCurdy and Rhodes|
|Engine model||Westerbeke M-52|
|Fuel tank capacity (gallons)||60|
|Water tank capacity (gallons)||150|
|Holding tank capacity (gallons)|
The companionway sits atop a 16” high bridgedeck. Two vanished washboards and a sliding hatch close the companionway. These dropboards are fitted with bronze slides matching the bronze side channels. A dedicated, carpet-lined storage slots are located in the cockpit locker. A set of drop boards with screens are stored in a custom overhead storage bracket in the forward cabin. The cabin sole is five steps down a removable ladder. Handholds are located on either side of the companionway and in the ladder sides. Treads are unfinished teak for traction.
The interior accommodation is elegant and displays a high level of craftsmanship and materials one would expect from the shipwrights of Southwest Harbor, Maine. Furniture and bulkheads are of satin varnished Honduran mahogany. Select trim is semi-gloss for accent and contrast. Hull sides are staved with matching mahogany. Overheads are white formica on marine plywood secured in place with athwartship varnished wood battens. The cabin sole is gloss varnished solid teak and holy. Screws hold floorboard down during offshore passage. A lifting key inserts into a flush engagement for lifting floorboards to access the bilge. Interior hardware is stainless steel and chrome finish. Chrome Frigast reading lights and dome lights are all fitted with LED bulbs. Red lights are found at the nav station, galley, and head. Off-white curtains cover the cabin side fixed ports. Overhead hatches are fitted with bug screens. Seat and bunk cushions are covered with gold and blue stripped yacht acrylic upholstery. Headroom measures 6’ 2” throughout. Mattresses and cushions are 5” thick, high quality foam. All berths are supplied with custom fitted sheets.
A forward stateroom is access through a locking privacy door to starboard of the mast. A large “V” berth measures 6’ 3” long by 2’ forward and 6’ 8” wide aft. A removable cushion and board infills the “V” for sleeping couples. A double door in the forward bulkhead hinges open to the chain locker. Two storage bins and two drawers are beneath the berth. Lockers with sliding doors are up high and outboard, beneath the deck edge, above the berth on each side. A 28” wide, tall hanging locker is aft to starboard. Aft to port is a cabinet with two shelves, above an open shelf atop a bank of three drawers. A door to the head is aft to port. A large overhead hatch, two reading lights, a cabin fan, and 110V outlet complete this stateroom.
The head compartment is to port and forward of the salon. Access is from two locking doors: from the forward stateroom, or the salon. An electric flush Raritan head is to outboard/forward. A 12” diameter round stainless-steel sink with dual handle faucet is set into a white laminate counter. Two storage cabinets are outboard, beneath the deck edge. A wood-trimmed mirror is on the aft bulkhead. A shower curtain, handheld nozzle and hose, single lever mixer valve, teak shower grate and drain pump are fitted for showering. A towel bar, soap dish, cup/toothbrush holder, paper dispenser, 110V duplex outlet and two sconce lights complete this space. An opening coachroof port and overhead dorade vent allow for air flow.
The salon is centrally located and well configured for dining, sleeping, and lounging. An 18” wide tall hanging locker is forward to starboard. Next aft, a locker with three shelves sits outboard of a bank of two drawers and hinged-door storage bin. A pilot berth measuring 6’ 6” long by 29” aft by 18” forward is outboard of the starboard settee. A lee cloth is fitted to this excellent underway berth. The starboard settee slides inboard exposing a 6’ 6” long by 29” wide sleeping mattress. Three large drawers are located behind the settee back. A “U” shaped dinette is to port. The dining table’s port side leaf drops down transforming the dinette into a 6’ 6” long by 45” wide berth. The center portion of the dining table is fixed with a hinged leaf to starboard. Full open, the table measures 56” wide by 39” long. Moveable pin rails can be used underway and are much more useful than fixed fiddles. Top opening bottle storage is beneath the table’s center section. Storage bins are outboard of the port settee back cushions. Two storage lockers flank an open bookshelf along the hull side up high beneath the deck edge. A gimballed kerosene lantern, three reading lights, stereo speakers, a cabin fan, an overhead hatch, and overhead grab rail complete the salon.
A “U”-shaped galley is to port of the companionway ladder. A partial bulkhead separates this space from the salon while still allowing conversation between the cook and guests. Starting forward and inboard, a 10” by 20” white plastic wood-trimmed cutting board hinges up for extra working surface. A hinge-out trash bin is beneath this cutting board. A double stainless-steel sink with 14” x 16” x 6” and 16” x 7.5” x 6” basins is fitted with a single lever mixer and pull out spray nozzle as well as a freshwater hand pump and salt water foot pump. The countertop is white laminate and trimmed with solid wood. A knife block and top opening storage bin is outboard of the sink. A large storage locker is below the sink. A microwave in a dedicated shelf is beneath the deck edge. A three-burner stove and oven sit in a stainless-steel surround. A cabinet for pots and pans is beneath the oven. Two narrow drawers and a storage locker are aft of the stove beneath the countertop. Storage shelves for pantry items and cooking gear are located above the countertop behind louvered sliding doors behind the stove and aft of the refrigeration boxes. Dedicated racks for small and large plates, cups, silverware, and bowls is located in a cabinet aft of the companionway ladder, behind louvered sliding doors.
Panasonic 800-watt stainless steel microwave oven
Dickinson Mediterranean three burner propane stove/oven (new 2014)
Top opening 3 cubic foot stainless steel-lined refrigeration box (non funcional)
Top opening 2.5 cubic foot stainless steel-lined freezer box (non functional)
Wood storage rack for six mugs on aft galley bulkhead
Wood storage rack for six glasses on aft galley bulkhead
Carbon monoxide detector/alarm
Wood paper towel roll holder
Three white and one red over counter dome lights
110V duplex outlet
The forward-facing navigation station is to starboard of the companionway. The navigator sits in a 24” wide by 14” deep seat with back and bottom cushion. A storage bin is below the seat. The chart table measures 32” wide by 28” long. The chart table top hinges open to a 3” deep storage drawer. Three drawers are beneath the chart table. A Furuno radar/chartplotter display is mounted forward. The VHF, stereo, and battery monitor are mounted outboard of the chart table. The AC/DC switch panel is outboard, behind a clear acrylic door. The chart table is illuminated by red and white dome lights and a flex arm chart light.
A quarter berth measuring 6’ 6” long by 24” wide is nicely tucked away aft of the nav station. This berth is fitted with a lee cloth, cabin fan, overhead dome light and reading light. Storage in this space is found in sliding door lockers up high outboard of the berth, in two cabinets inboard, and in two drawers beneath the berth.
DECK & HULL:
Iduna has a dark blue painted hull with 3” tall white boot stripe and Hinckley signature gold leaf cove strip began terminated with Hinckley logos at each end. A varnished teak rub rail just below the deck edge is capped with a stainless-steel plate and protects the hull sides. A subtle rising sheer line connects the traditional transom with an overhanging bow leaving no doubt about the comfortable motion at sea. Iduna has a fixed deep seven-foot keel and rudder hung behind a full skeg.
A 3” tall by 1.5” wide varnished teak toe rail at the deck/hull joint rises to 3.5” tall at the bow and seamlessly joins into the custom HRH stainless steel stemhead casting. Open mooring chocks are set into the casting. Closed aft mooring chocks on each quarter are also custom cast and fitted with padeye for mizzen running backstay attachment. Another set of closed chocks are set into the toe rail amidships. A single stainless steel and rubber anchor roller is bolted atop to the stemhead to starboard of the forestay. A Maxwell 1500 anchor windlass with bow pushbuttons and wireless remote make light work of anchoring. A deck plate and cap to port of the windlass allow secondary anchor rode passage from the anchor locker.
Iduna has wide side decks and a low profile coachroof. The deck and cabin are off-white gelcoat. Contrasting tan nonskid is molded into the deck with a diamond pattern. Smooth waterways break the non-skid around the perimeter. The cabin top non-skid is off white. Gutters and below waterline drains with stainless steel strainer plates remove water from the deck low points on each side. 25” high double, uncoated wire lifelines run between bow pulpit and stern pushpit. Midships boarding gates are fitted with Johnson snap hooks on each side. The bow pulpit has a teak “dolphin watching” seat forward of the headstay. The stanchion bases are set on raised platforms to keep mounting bolts out of the water and minimize the leaks. Varnished teak handrails and eyebrow trim adorn the coachroof on each side. Two 24” by 24” varnished teak deck hatches with opaque lenses can hinge open fore or aft. One hatch is over the forward stateroom and the other over the salon. An array of fixed glass ports are fit to the cabin sides and an opening oval port ventilate the head.
Raised coamings extend aft from the cabin sides and wrap around the aft end of the cockpit to keep water out and provide seatbacks for the “T”-shaped cockpit. The coamings are capped with and covered on the inside with varnished teak. Raised winch platforms are outboard of the coaming on each side. Oval openings in the seatbacks access coaming “cuddies” beneath the winch platforms. A curved/raised dodger foundation is atop the coachroof aft of the mainsheet traveler and forward of the companionway hatch. The cockpit is fully enclosed with an Iverson’s Designs dodger, bimini, connector, and side panels. The connector piece, side panels, and bimini are removable for fair weather sailing. The cockpit settees measure 6’ long by 21” wide with 14” high seatbacks. A 16” high by 18” long bridgedeck runs between the seats and keeps water out of the companionway. A 20” helm seat runs along aft end of the cockpit on either side of the mizzen mast. Teak and rubber are inlaid on the cockpit sole. Drains are fitted aft and forward to rain spray and rain on any angle of heel.
Deck-accessible storage is located in the cockpit and on the aft deck. A large cockpit locker is accessed through a 14” wide by 34” long gasketed and guttered hatch in the port settee. This climb-into locker has hooks and a bar for hanging dock lines and running rigging. A single lever mixer valve for the cockpit hot/cold freshwater shower is mounted on the forward bulkhead. The Webasto furnace, engine start battery, refrigeration compressor and a varnished/carpet-lined washboard holder are mounted in this space. Gasketed and guttered hatches on either side of the mizzen mast/helm seat access the stern locker/transom space.
(2) 12” Stainless steel mooring cleats on bow
(2) 10” Stainless steel mooring cleats midships
(2) 10” Stainless steel mooring cleats on stern
Maxwell 1500 watt 12V vertical capstan anchor windlass with line gypsy and up/down foot buttons (new 2014)
Wireless remote control for anchor windlass
20kg Bruce anchor with 215’ of 5/16” G4 galvanized chain
250’ of ¾” Nylon three strand secondary anchor rode
Ball-Lock quick release pin securing anchor to bow roller
Fixed wash down nozzle above anchor roller for rinsing mud off chain
Full complement of fenders and docklines
(2) Fish rod holders on stern rail
Magma charcoal grill with cover on stern rail
Outboard storage bracket on stern rail
Teak flag staff and US ensign
(4) 8.5” diameter stainless steel cowl vents mounted on varnished teak dorade boxes.
Hinged top storage box between two forward dorade boxes just forward of mast
8-person Viking Rescu-You liferaft in valise with mounting cradle forward of dodger (serviced 2020)
Lifesling in soft case hung on stern rail
Iverson’s Designs tan dodger with side and aft handrails and window covers
Iverson’s Designs tan full cockpit enclosure
(4) Stainless steel padeyes in cockpit for harness tethers
Varnished teak 28” x 28” dropleaf cockpit table mounted on Edson pedestal guard
Teak holder for three drinks on pedestal guard
1 ½” thick foam cockpit cushions covered with piped white vinyl
Tan yacht acrylic covers for handrails, anchor windlass, deck hatches, cockpit coamings, and dorade boxes (covers for Dorade boxes, foredeck hatch and transom box new in 2020)
Tan Blue Performance covers for primary and secondary winches
SAILS & RIGGING:
Iduna is configured as a yawl providing numerous easily managed sail combinations and a traditional sail plan profile. The current owner often sails with jib and jigger; nicely balancing and powering this sailing yacht in a breeze. Doyle stack packs with lazy jacks are fitted to the main and mizzen sails for ease of handling. All hardware is oversized and well-installed providing confidence for offshore sailing. The spars were completely stripped of hardware, repainted, rewired, and stepped with new standing and running rigging in 2010 during the comprehensive refit at Seaview Boatyard in Seattle.
Doyle (Jim Kitchen) Dacron main sail with three reef points (new 2013)
Doyle Dacron mizzen sail (new 2013)
North Sails No. 2 genoa (new 1999)
North Sails spinnaker with snuffer and turtle bag
Storm trysail stowed under forward berth
White LPU painted aluminum single spreader main and mizzen masts
White LPU painted aluminum main and mizzen booms
Rod rigging on main mast with fore and aft lower shrouds
1 x 19 Wire rope rigging on mizzen mast
Masthead Windex wind direction indicator
Masthead Orca Green LED tricolor, anchor, and strobe light with selector switch at nav station
Masthead VHF antenna
Steaming, foredeck, and spreader lights
Furuno 4KW digitial radome on mizzen mast
Trilens radar reflector on mizzen mast
Spreader end caps covered with stitched-on leathers
External spinnaker halyard on main mast
(2) Jib/genoa halyard on main mast
Spinnaker pole topping lift on main mast
Forespar mast-mounted spinnaker pole with harken track
Varnished teak rollers on main mast shrouds
Storm trysail track on main mast
Tides Marine Strong Track low friction sailtrack on main mast
Harken MKIV headsail furler with control line lead aft to cockpit through Schaefer Clear Step stanchion blocks
Doyle Stackpack sailbag/lazy jack system on mainsail and mizzen (new 2013)
Topping lift on mizzen boom
Navtec hydraulic boom vang, backstay, and outhaul for mainsail with control panel in cockpit
Insulated backstay for HF radio antenna on main mast backstay
Mizzen mast running backstays with Spectra pennants and Harken 4:1 block and tackles
5:1 mainsheet with Harken stainless steel blocks
Harken 4:1 mainsheet traveler
12’ Long stainless-steel 1 ¼” “T” track for genoa lead cars inboard on side decks
12’ Long stainless-steel 1 ¼” “T” track atop toe rail midships on each side
Pin-adjustable genoa sheet lead cars on inboard and outboard tracks
Stacked Schaefer foot blocks for leading genoa sheets to primary winches
3:1 Mizzen sail sheet led to self-tailing winch on mizzen mast in cockpit
(2) Barient 24 and (1) 23 Barient 23 self-tailing winches on main mast
(2) Schaefer rope clutches and (2) horn cleats on main mast
(2) Barient 32ST primary sheet winches
(2) Barient 28ST secondary winches
(2) Barient 17ST and (1) Barient 19ST winches on mizzen mast
(4) Barient locking winch handles
Mainsail halyard and sheet led to Barient 23ST winch on starboard cabin top at cockpit through Lewmar rope clutches
ELECTRONICS & NAVIGATION:
(4) Furuno FI-50 wind & multi displays over companionway (2020)
Furuno Navnet 3D 12” radar/chartplotter display at chart table
Argonaut TFLEX-6615 SLR 15” monitor mounted to port of companionway on cabintop
Icom M506 VHF with HM-195GW Commandmic in cockpit (2020)
Pioneer stereo with (2) speakers in salon
Vesper Marine SP160 AIS transceiver
ComNav AIS Transceiver
Furuno Navpilot 500 autopilot computer/control driving B&G RAM-T2-12/AJ hydraulic ram
Ritchie “H.R. Hinckley Co.” 5.5” diameter card binnacle compass with stainless-steel hood
Boston 4” Diameter shipstrike clock and barometer set
MECHANICAL AND PLUMBING SYSTEMS:
The low-hour Westerbeke engine is mounted below the cockpit in a well-insulated engine compartment. The companionway ladder lifts away and a removable front/top cover opens for engine access. Side panels in the quarter cabin and cockpit locker provide additional access. An engine start/gage panel is recessed in the aft end of the port cockpit seat, adjacent the helm and protected behind an acrylic cover. This panel contains a tachometer, oil pressure gage, water temperature gage, and ammeter, and stop button. Outboard of the engine panel in another recessed panel below the cockpit coaming are waterproof toggle switches for: bow light, spreader lights, flood light, ignition, panel lights, compass light, and upper/lower nav lights, engine preheat, and engine start.
An Edson pedestal is located aft in the cockpit “T”. The 36” diameter wheel is covered in elk-hide. Throttle and shift levers are on each side of the pedestal. A Ritchie binnacle with stainless steel hood is atop the pedestal.
Westerbeke M-52 engine (1025 hours)
New engine mounts, coolant hoses, valves adjusted, new temperature sending unit, alternator rebuilt, new fresh water pump, ignition switch (2020)
Hurth HBW 150 ZR 1.88:1 transmission
1 ¼” diameter stainless-steel propeller shaft with PSS dripless shaft seal
Three blade feathering Max-prop
Racor dual 500 FGX primary fuel filters with vacuum gage and selector valve
12V fuel priming pump
Engine exhaust high temperature alarm
Jabsco 3.3 gpm fresh water pump
Whale galley foot pump (2020)
Jabsco bilge pump (2019)
Jabsco 7 gpm salt water wash down pump
Torrid MHS 10 gallon hot water heater (new 2013)
Sea Fire FD-150M manual/automatic fire extinguisher in engine space
Xintex Shadow 1 propane alarm/solenoid valve (disabled)
(2) 5 gallon aluminum propane tanks
Tecma 12V electric flush head (new 2014)
8-Gallon holding tank (new 2014)
BoatNanny monitoring system for security and bilge (2011)
Webasto Airtop 5000 diesel cabin heater (2013)
90 gallon water tank to port and 60 gallon water tank to starboard with manual level indicators
60 gallon diesel tank aft, under cockpit
Glacier Bay water-cooled 12V refrigeration
Tapered wood plug set for through hulls
(4) 6v house batteries (2019)
Interstate 24M engine start battery
Smartplug 30 amp 120V shorepower inlet and 30 amp 120V 50’ cord
60 amp 12V engine alternator
Leece-Neville 105 amp dual belt alternator
Rediline AC-DC motor inverter (non functional)
AC and DC switch/breaker panel with Analog 12V DC ammeter and voltmeter and 110V AC voltmeter
Newmar DCE service battery bank monitor
Newmar NMR PT-25W battery charger
Professional Mariner 30 amp galvanic shore power isolator