Sparkman & Stephens 48’ - 1966
|LWL||32'6"||Cruise Speed||Fuel Capacity||140|
|Weight||27800||Maker||Sparkman & Stephens||Drive Type|
Thanks to a wonderful new owner, the decision was made to restore the ex “Windhound” to better than new condition. The boat has undergone a keel up transformation into a shining example of how you can take a classic and make it even better.
The aluminum hull was fully gone over and any needed repairs made. Then the hull was fully faired and painted in its original white color. The deckhouse and deck were removed and a complete new deck and deckhouse were put in. The new deck now has laid teak over the entire deck, including the cockpit. The engine is a Yanmar with approximately 40 hours run time. The plumbing has been redone as well as the electrical system. The original spar has been replaced with a taller and lighter mast. The winches have been replaced and upgraded. Windhound has new North Sails; mainsail, roller furling genoa and asymmetrical cruising spinnaker. The list of equipment upgrades, replacements and new are too many to list here.
The interior has been fully varnished and updated. A modification has been made to the starboard settee to turn it into a u-shaped dinning area. This makes the interior of the boat much more user friendly. The head has been enlarged and refit, including a shower and a stone countertop to add some elegance. A new forward facing nav station has been added
There are still some choices to be made in the final stages of completion such as the instrument package and some other items.
The new and improved “Windhound” is now available for sale to the next owner who will enjoy the wonderful benefit of this great restoration and improvement of the original boat. She is as close to a new boat as you can get and in many ways is much better than “Windhound” was when she was first launched.
This design is intended for efficient racing and cruising on the Great Lakes, based on extensive tank tests conducted at the Davidson Memorial facility. Aluminum construction was chosen for it favorable strength to weight ration and for its space saving factor. An attractive flush deck combined with excellent equipment should contribute towards ease of handling under all conditions. -Olin Stephens
Rigging & Sails
New ‘used” mast section rebuilt, and painted with Awlcraft 2000.
Batt-car system, new wiring, lights and electronics.
Hydraulic outhaul, rod rigging, aramid runners and aramid inner forestay.
Boom - aluminum painted with Awlcraft 2000 and rebuilt to fit this boat.
New North main, Genoa and Asymmetrical - new in 2010 and used once.
Roller furling is Profurl. Sent in to factory and rebuilt
The winches are made by Barient. The primary winches are #32 w/3 speeds. The mast and secondary winches are #28 w/2 speeds. All are self tailing black aluminum drums.
Port lights are new stainless steel with screens
Deck hatches are original Yacht Dynamics with new Acrylic installed and metal frames powder coated
New anchor locker forward
New bow pulpit, stern pulpit, lifelines and stanchions
Cockpit opened up, with new teak sole, seats and coamings
Cabin top painted with Awlcraft 2000, teak cabin sides finished bright on the exterior and mahogany interior finished bright
Deck removed, frames cleaned up and primed with Interprotect, new Lloyd register plywood coated with epoxy and bedded in 3M 4200 and installed using 1/4” stainless bolts, washers and nylock nuts.
Deck coated with one layer of 17/08 fiberglass cloth laid in epoxy.
Teak decking hand laid into epoxy with caulking all the way through to the underlayment.
Cabin house removed, replaced completely to more accurately represent original cabin house.
Rebuilt pedestal with new bushings, wheel brake, and Awlcraft 2000 paint.
Hull originally built by Yacht Dynamics in California
Bulk wards sanded, faired and primed with Interprotect, 545 Awlgrip primer and painted with Awlcraft 2000
Blasted by Farrow system to remove all old bottom paints and loose fairing
Seven coats of Interlux Interprotect primer
Rudder log was cleaned and repacked
Steering system was completely removed, cleaned, serviced and reinstalled
Topsides sanded down, faired, and painted with Awlcraft 2000
Lazzerette rebuilt with grating for dry stowage, propane locker and diesel heater
Wiring completely replaced while using the original panel with double pole
All new light fixtures throughout with low amperage requirements
Courtesy lighting throughout boat
New battery charger
The electronics are B&G - all sent in and rebuilt with a new mast wand and new senders.
Transducers / senders on centerline bottom
New cutlass bearing, repacked shaft log and Aqua drive system
Yanmar Turbo engine, 80 HP - approximately 50 hours
All new plumbing fixtures
Water tanks, cleaned out, sanded, vacuumed, and the interiors coats with West epoxy special high solids.
New senders for tanks
Fuel tank cleaned out, and flushed. All new fuel lines and filters
New 3 burner stove and oven by Force Ten
See Frost 12 volt refrigeration
Stainless steel double sink
Plenty of storage, with shelves and drawers
New navigation station was built to face forward with large chart table, storage and place for electronics if desired.
Head enlarged to include a shower, granite counter top, Groco head, stainless sink
All new cushions throughout the boat
Quarter berths all repainted, varnished and new lighting
Overhead to be white semi-gloss through out boat
Interior removed to include all ceiling, overhead and sole, aluminum scrubbed with acetone, lacquer thinner and sanded with scotch brite pads. Then washed with soap and water. Then painted with white Inter protect. All exposed areas painted with Pettit semi-gloss.
All ceiling removed, sanded, varnish on all sides, reinstalled.
All interior bright work stripped off, sanded, and re-varnished.
New starboard salon settee built in lieu of berths