This post continues the description of the modifications that the Penhunes made to Empress in preparation for long-distance cruising in general and for the voyage to Portland, Oregon in particular.
|High-Resolution Radar Antenna Radome|
|Flybridge Instrumentation and Controls|
|Pilothouse Instrumentation and Controls|
After continued problems with the ancient, analog Vosper controller for the stabilizers, the Penhunes had a new Naiad digital control system installed by Chris Fonteneau, who specializes in stabilizers and has worked on Empress many times for several owners. The performance of the stabilizers with the new Naiad digital control system has been excellent. The control panel for the stabilizers is shown in the photo below.
|Control Panel for Naiad Digital Roll Stabilizer System|