The Boat: S/V Summer Wind

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S/V Summer Wind – known in the sailing world as a Ta Chiao or CT-41 – was built in 1971 in Taipei, Taiwan by shipbuilder William Garden.

 

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S/V Summer Wind is a Ketch Rig vessel, meaning she boasts two masts with a cockpit aft of missen mast.  She has a fiberglassed full length keel which puts her draft at 6 feet & weighs 27,000 pounds / 14 Tons.

 

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Aboard S/V Summer Wind you will instantly stepping into a themed atmosphere dating back to 17th Century Piracy.

 

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Beside her hill, she consists of mostly teak wood finished with a beautiful dark golden brown finish.  Decks interior & exterior are also teak.

 

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Under decks starting forward she has single bunk in the V-berth, following aft on the starboard side she has a double bunk with plenty of storage space including two hanger racks & storage underneath.

 

On the port side she has a stand up shower with separate head (toilet) & sink.  Following aft is the Solon, full width of vessel; with two bunks port & starboard with ample storage capacity.

 

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Following further aft is the galley which includes sink, oven/stove & refrigerator. Directly across is the galley table with seating for four people. Following further aft is companionway to cockpit with an open deck space & seating with two ice-chests.

 

Gear available: we have a two person ocean style Kayak, two ocean/harbor displacement Stand Up Paddle Boards & an inflatable zodiac with 6 horse power engine with ores.

 

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A new added touch to Summer Wind, is a very nice hammock & rope swing for swimming use.