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  1. 1947 Colin Archer Gaff Rig Flush Deck double ended Cutter

    October 17, 2012 by EVAN

    About this Sailboat:

    Taihoa: a Colin Archer styled Gaff Rigged Cutter, Double ended Full Keel Boat built to take offshore.

    Nothing epitomizes the Romance of the Sea like a classic Gaff Rigged Sailboat.

    Taihoa has a Beautiful interior with many amenities to make living aboard a dream come true.

    Taihoa was a winner at the Victoria Classic Boat show in 2007, and is the only Canadian Boat featured in the Book “Down Below Aboard the Worlds Classic Yachts” by Matthew Walker.

    If you are not comfortable with being the center of attention at dockside, or under sail, … this boat is not for you!

    She is heavily built with Steamed Oak Frames, planked with 1-1/8” red cedar, topsides are Honduras Mahogany. Backbone is Fir. Gaff and Boom are spruce, Mast & Bow Sprit are Fir 2×6 Fir Stringers. Deck T&G red cedar with fiberglass cloth over easy deck compound & painted over with non-skid. The hatches, skylights & exterior trim are Teak. Deck beams are laminated fir (3”x2.5”)

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    Equipment on Board:

    Westerbeke /Perkins 107-4, Tandem Racor Filters, Sea Tiger 2 speed manual Anchor windlass w, gypsy for chain and rode.
    66# Bruce w/200′ chain 200’ 5/8 rode
    2 Danforth Anchors & Rode,
    3 Burner stove w/Oven
    Front loading 110v fridge
    IBM PC tower, UPS Power supply, Philips 23″ LCD HD TV/Monitor Handheld GPS
    SH Chart plotter, auto pilot,
    Garmin Bluewater fish finder Depth sounder, speed and water temp.
    Sitex 855 VHF Radio,
    Sharp LCD TV w/video and DVD player in Stateroom,
    Sony CD player & Tuner,
    110 and 12 v systems,
    Xanetrex 2000 inverter charger,
    Link 2000-battery monitor,
    60 amp Alternator,
    No maintenance starter Battery, New wiring and 110 v panel (2005)
    New mast wiring and lights (2006) Many 110v plug ins, Shore power conections with cable /phone hookups,
    4 -6v golf cart batteries
    Jib Sail roller furling
    110 Genoa hank on
    Hank-on Staysail
    Mast surveyed and refurbished 2006
    SS rigging fore & Aft stays, New Galv. Stays 2006 New double braid running rigging
    Main Gaff Sail , roller reefing, as well a standard reefing.
    2 Barient self-tailing winches
    Sunbrella “Brass” Sailcovers, winch covers etc.
    Cockpit cushions (2007)
    Force 10 Stow n Go BBQ
    5# propane bottle
    Teak cockpit flooring and seating area
    10’ Dingy c/w under seat stowage
    Honda 2hp w/clutch
    Brass Trawler Lamp
    Brass Clock Barometer Set
    Brass Binicle Compass

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