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Spacesailer 18, 1979, Longmont, Colorado, Back on market, Price reduced 10/30/16 to $3,790, SOLD 11/3/16

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Spacesailer 18, 1979

  • 1979 Spacesailer 18, "Akasha Wind"

    Please see article on Spacesailers by Gary Dick.

    Rare boat. One of only 75 Kim Swarbrick-designed Spacesailers built under license in Missoula, MT

  • 1100 lbs. displacement
  • 400 lbs. ballast in fin-keel
  • LOA 18-ft.
  • LWL 16-ft, 2-in.
  • Draft 3-ft.
  • Beam 7-ft.
  • Sail area 120 sq. ft. Masthead rigged
  • Sails in reasonable condition. Main and hank-on jib
  • 4-h.p. Nissan motor, 2002, carburetor replaced 2013.
  • New cooling impeller Aug. 2015 and function-tested. All works excellent. Appears to be a low-hour motor.
  • Motor mount hardware replaced and motor mount backing upgraded 2013
  • Rudder and rudder attachment re-built with stronger hardware 2012
  • New grab rails 2013
  • Grab rails and other brightwork refreshed with teak oil April, 2015. Fresh coat Aug. 2015
  • New tires 2012
  • New trailer bearings 2012
  • Companionway door and other brightwork refinished 2013
  • Some hardware re-bedded with stronger backing
  • Stronger, well-bedded and backed bow cleat added, 2013
  • New custom-made cockpit cushions, 2013
  • Cabin cushions original, serviceable
  • New hinges on aft cabin storage hatch
  • Cockpit drain plumbing replaced in 2013 vStrong hardware added for jacklines. Removable, custom-built jacklines included with boat sale.
  • Removable flotation added
  • E-Z Loader trailer, with tongue extension and third wheel/hub for strap launching
  • Spare tire and hub Trailer designed specifically for fin-keel boat makes launch & retrieve very easyalso serves as third wheel for strap-launch
  • She has been stored about 50% of the time I have owned her in a pole barn
  • She is easy to rig and handles very well under sail
  • She is built very strong with 5/32 over-sized fixed rigging (standard Swarbrick specification)
  • All running rigging serviceable
  • No battery or running lights
  • She has one area, aft starboard, that suffered some type of impact and was adequately-repaired by previous owner
  • Bottom paint serviceable but showing signs of wear. Painting needs depends on intended use.
  • Cast iron keel recently partially stripped and painted to check rust while waiting for boat to sell

    Akasha Wind was featured in an article in Small Craft Advisor, No. 83, Sep/Oct 2013

    Tows well in cross winds despite high profile

  • Location Longmont, CO


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