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Windrose 18, 1976, Northern Arizona (Clarkdale), $3500, SOLD 1/18/19

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Windrose 18, 1976

  • $3500 obo
  • 1976 Windrose 18 by Laguna Yachts
  • Shad Turner Design
  • LOA=18’, LWL=15’10”, Beam=7’, Draft keel up=1’, Draft keel down=4’
  • Displacement=1500lbs, swing keel weight=440lb
  • Factory foam block flotation
  • Vee berth and 2 large quarter berths, perfect for a couple maybe with two small kids
  • Lots of storage under berths and in two large lazarettes

  • Main sail and jib in good condition, newer 150% Genoa and asssymetrical spinnaker in very good condition
  • 6 hp Tohatsu 4-stroke
  • All lines led aft
  • Running rigging replaced 2 years ago
  • Jib downhaul
  • Boarding ladder
  • LED lighting
  • New group 24 deep cycle battery
  • Humminbird depth finder
  • Brand new keel winch (brake type), cable, and underwater hardware
  • Kick-up rudder
  • Gimble mounted propane stove can be mounted in the cockpit or cabin
  • All accessories included (cabin and cockpit cusions, boat hook, fenders, docklines, VHF, ground tackle, sail covers, etc., everything you need)

    Boat is fully functional needing no repair. Gelcoat shows some topside crazing typical of a 40+ year old boat. Bottom side is in very good condition with no damage, bottom paint in ok condition.

  • Overall, she is in very good condition.
  • Trailer has 15” wheels with spare, very good tires, new bearing buddies, all lights functional
  • Located in Northern Arizona (Clarkdale), will be in the water at Lake Havasu mid-February

    Laguna Yachts Windrose 18 is very well built, very stable, easy to rig, easy to launch, and easy to sail. A 12" draft means she can be beached and launched in shallow water, but the retractable 440 lb keel with effective 4' draft and 1500lb weight overall, she has the feel, stability, and safety of a much larger boat.

  • Accommodations include a vee berth and two large quarter berths, and lots of storage including space for a porta-potty, though we don't use or have one.
  • Cabin sole has custom wooden grates.
  • Cockpit is suitable for up to 4 adults.
  • Sails include the standard mainsail, and three headsails including the basic jib, a 150% Genoa, and a very nice asymmetric spinnaker. "Moxie" is rigged with all lines lead aft and can be single handed.
  • Auxillary power is provided by a 6 hp 4-stroke Tohatsu with very few hours on it. I've refitted her with LED lighting, new deep cycle battery, new running rigging, and a new brake winch making raising and lowering the 440lb swing keel easier and safer than the factory arrangement.
  • The keel lifting cable and associated underwater hardware are all new. She has large foam blocks under the cockpit, ostensibly making her unsinkable. Boat comes with anchors and all associated ground tackle, cushions, adjustable portable cockpit seats, fenders, Windex wind indicator, boarding ladder, jib downhaul, Humminbird depth finder, VHF radio and antenna, boat hook, dock lines, sail covers, a very nice gimble mounted stove that can be mounted either inside the cabin or out in the cockpit, lots of spare hardware, and pretty much everything you will need.
  • Trailer is in good condition, with new bearing buddies and all lights fully functional.
  • She is a very solid boat in excellent working order; there is nothing damaged or in need of repair. The topside gelcoat does show some crazing due to her 40+ year age; the bottom side gelcoat is excellent.
  • She has bottom paint in good condition, but we don't leave her in the water more than a week or two at a time so bottom paint has not been an issue.
  • Overall I would call her in very good condition. She would be a great starter boat or suitable for extended gunkholing.
  • The previous owner, a lifelong sailor, lived aboard and cruised the Columbia River on her for an entire summer!

  • The boat is currently in the Verde Valley (Clarkdale) but our plan is to take her to Lake Havasu next month for our final week or two of sailing; we'd be happy to show her at either location.
  • We bought her for $3500 in 2016, made a number of repairs and improvements and would like to get $3500 back out of her.
  • We are selling because we live in Northern Arizona and are too far from water to use her as much as we would like.


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