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1979 taos 34 34

16 October, 2012 by EVAN

About this Sailboat:

The Taos 34 was specially developed by Van der Stadt from the highly successful
Legend 34 to fit the dual role of being an exciting boat to race and at the same time a
safe comfortable family cruiser that can be handled by one or two crew. Two moulds were built from the same plugs, the Legend 34 built by Tylers of Tonbridge in the UK and the Taos 34 byTaos Yachts in Sri Lanka. Taos had the advantage of ready availability of high quality rare hardwoods and traditional skilled craftsmen to complete the interiors. It is one of a kind craftmanship that is no longer available. “Herring Choker” has been thoughtfully upgraded and well maintained, ready for this season of sailing.


Builder: Taos yachts Designer: Van de Stadt

LOA: 34’ LWL: 24’ 6” Beam: 10’ Draft: 4’ 8”
Ballast: 2.0 tons Displacement: 10,000 lbs

Power: 1979 Volvo 23 HP Diesel Engine, 2 Cylinders Top End rebuilt 2007

Tanks: Fuel: 40 gal in (1) FG Tank Water: 70 Gal in (2) FG Tanks

Electircal: 12V System, 2 Marine batteries, 110 V Shore power, Navigation, spreader and
7 Cabin Lights

Construction: Hull is white, hand laid fiber glass, modified fin keel with skeg rudder
fiberglass laid to Lloyds 100A1. Hull & Deck refinnished 2006

Spars/Rig: Spars are aluminum. Stainless steel standing rigging, color coded braided
dacron running rigging. Spinnaker and genoa gear. Jiffy reefing, hyde roller furling. lewma

Equipment on Board:

Sails: #1 Genoa North Sail 2002
#2 Genoa Lucas
Main Bondell 2007 Sail cover 2007
Spinnaker asymetrical

Accommodations: Sleeps six in two cabins. Double V berth in forward cabin with Custom recovered Memory Foam cushions 2010. Double in Starboard pull out berth in main cabin and single aft quarter berth. Main Cabin cushions recovered 2007. Headroom is 5’ 11”. LaVac Head, considered the most rugged fool proof head (new Mark 5 Pump 2009)with holding tank, sink, (shower can be installed) Aft port galley with Swedish Origo 3000- 2 burner alcohol stove, sink & counter redone 2008, 2 ice boxes. Cold pressure water & seperate hand pump, drop leaf table, two hatches.

Electronics/Nav: Lighted Richie Globemaster compass, 72 Channel VHF Radio, AMFM Radio with 2 cabin speakers, Standard Horizon 150 GPs Chart plotter, Fathometer & Knotmeter.

Wheel Steering Fire Extinguisher 2 Manual & Elec Bilge Pumps
Emergency tiller Life Jackets 1 CQR35 Anchor
Bow Pulpit & Stern rails Life Ring 1 Danforth 12 High Tensile
Stantions new 2006 chain & 225’ 5/8” line
Double life lines new 2006 Fenders
Dock Lines Storage cover with Metal frame Boat hook
Cockpit Cushions new 2006
Forward & Main Cabin Cushions recovered 2010 & 2007
Cockpit Awning Cover
Dodger new 2009
Binnacle Cover
Swim Boarding ladder

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