General Description of Wind Song
Custom one-off ketch-rigged yacht in the style of a Cheapeake Bay bugeye
Sharply raked, tapered masts, tapered booms
Full-boomed self-tacking jib
Marconi sails
Very large, open cockpit

Designed by:  Kaufman and Ladd, Annapolis, MD, 1977
Built by:  Don Loweree and Associates, Oxford, MD, 1977-1979
Built at:  Crockett Boat Yard, Oxford, MD
Launched:  April 14, 1979

Hull: solid fiberglass, hand-laminated over SeaFlex FRP lath on male frame mold
Deck & cabin: plywood-cored fiberglass. Laid teak deck and cockpit. Teak cockpit grate
Spars: spun-tapered aluminum with welded aluminum trucks and lathe-turned caps
Bowsprit:  wood, rectangular section, hollow

Rigging: 1x19 SS wire, spreaderless, fore-&-aft lowers and swept-back uppers with interior tangs
Sails: Hood, dacron, single reef points on jib & mizzen, double reef points on main
    -- adjustable track-and-car travelers on main and mizzen; SS self-tacking traveler on jib
Contemporary, easily-driven shoal draft underbody
Shallow cutaway-forefoot keel containing the faired centerboard foil
Inboard, balanced spade rudder on a vertical shaft
Open driveline on a strut with a feathering propeller (3-blade Max Prop)
Performance under power
Westerbeke 40 diesel ("marinized" Perkins 4.108), ~2000 hours. Oil and Racor fuel filter changed every 150 hours, secondary fine fuel filter on engine changed every 300 hours
Separate throttle and gearshift controls near helm
18" 3-blade bronze Max-Prop, strut-mounted, just forward of rudder

Cruise speed:  6.7 knots @ 2000 rpm
Maximum speed:  7.1 knots @ 2400 rpm
Fuel consumption:  0.7 gallons/hour at 2000 rpm
    -- Average consumption 0.4 gallons/hour in cruising mode for six months in the Bahamas
Performance under sail
•   Reaching in open ocean Wind Song has averaged 7.5 knots over 20 nautical miles
•   Surfing on ocean swells she has regularly sailed 8+ knots and has touched 10 knots
•   On a 135° reach she will sail half the true wind speed with 90° apparent wind angle
•   She will close-reach at 7.0 knots and beat in flat water at 5.8 knots in 15 knots of true wind
Forward cabin
Divided chain locker for two secondary anchors
V-berth forward, 7' sleeping length, shelves above, drawers below
    -- main anchor chain locker and other storage beneath berth
Large hanging locker aft to port; shelves outboard
Drawers and cabinet to starboard
Main salon
Symmetrical 6' 7" settees
Settees pull out on roller bearings to make generous single or snug double berths
Double-leaf table with wine storage inside and storage cubby beneath
Full length shelves outboard
Dickinson "Chesapeake" diesel heater
Canned goods stowage trays under cabin floor, protected from bilge water

Luke 3-burner propane stove with oven; two 10 lb aluminum propane tanks
Large ice box
Stainless steel sink
with hinged trash bin under
Vanity with SS sink, shower, hot and cold pressure water
Medicine cabinet with mirror
Two fluourescent vanity lights and 12V incandescednt overhead light
Shower sump pump

Raritan head with holding tank and Y-valve
Macerator pump for overboard discharge of holding tank
Forward cabin:  two forward-facing opening bronze port, large chromed scoop vent on anchor locker, large overhead butterfly hatch with combination rain cover/windscoop
Main salon:  two Dorade vent, breeze from butterfly hatch wind scoop
Head:  Large Dorade vent
Screens: all hatches, ports, and vents, including butterfly hatch forward and entire companionway, equipped with bug screens either built in or in custom-fitted varnished-wood frames

Hot and cold pressure fresh water, water heater (engine or 115 VAC)
    -- equipped for direct hose pressure water supply at dock with continuous AC-heater
Manual backup pump for cold fresh water at galley sink
Pressure salt water at galley sink
Raritan head with holding tank and macerator discharge pump
Diesel:  47 gallon aluminum tank
Water:  51 gallon aluminum tank
Water heater:  30 gallons
Holding tank:  30 gallons
Main anchor:
    45 lb stainless steel CQR

        200' of 5/16" HT chain
        200' of 5/8" double-braid nylon rode
       Maxwell "horizontal" windlass (vertical axis) with deck switch, chain gypsy,
        warping drum
, and SS hawse pipe to chain locker below V-berth
        Two 30' long, 5/8" diameter double-braid nylon chain snubbers with chain hooks
Secondary anchor:
        Danforth 20H (high tensile)
        50' of 5/16" high tensile chain
        250' of 5/8" nylon double braid rode
        hawse port to port side of forepeak chain locker
Tertiary anchor:
    Danforth 22S (standard)
        25' of 3/8" proof coil chain
        250' of 3/4" nylon 3-strand rode
        hawse port to starboard side of forepeak chain locker
Each anchor has individually held in steady 35 knot winds with sustained gusts to 50
Electronics & instruments
VHF marine radio, 3db antenna on mizzen masthead
800W 115VAC-to-12VDC inverter (runs laptop computers, stereo, power tools, etc)
Signet knotmeter
Signet anemometer
Signet depth sounder

Other equipment (partial list)
Two 3-speed cockpit winches for auxiliary sails or stern anchor lines
9'3" fiberglass sailing dinghy with oars, oarlocks, motor pad, and two traditional sailing rigs
    -- large sliding gunter rig
    -- small leg of mutton rig
    -- solid wood spars
    -- 1/4" thick aluminum daggerboard
Danforth Constellation compass in chrome & plate glass binnacle with red illuminator
Sunbrella sail covers (3)

Sunbrella boom-tent cabin cover for sun protection when docked
Sunbrella sun cover for forward butterfly hatch, binnacle, and teak steering wheel
Rainproof forward hatch cover/wind scoop of sailcloth
Full cockpit sailcloth sun awning
Full cabin sailcloth sun awning out to the rails
Teak boarding/swimladder with Sunbrella cover and stowage chocks on cabin top
6-8 person deployable cockpit table with two folding canvas chairs (stows under port settee)
Six large built-in spares/equipment drawers in engine space under cockpit
Teak bung repair kit: bungs, adhesive, Git-Rot epoxy, and electric grinder, in dedicated toolbox
LifeSling man overboard recovery system
Life rings (2), PFDs, flares, fire extinguishers (several), and other safety equipment
Four 8" Big B fenders in Sunbrella covers
Two large (24") spherical inflatable rafting fenders
Chrome-plated brass, fluted-lens 12V anchor light