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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
LWL 16-ft, 2-in.
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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