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"Wind Song", Maurice Griffiths Gaff Cutter Lying  Suffolk

Sails and Deck Gear
Ladies Cabin


Wind Song is a gaff centreboard cutter designed by Maurice Griffiths and built by George Feltham of Portsmouth in 1929 of carvel Teak planking onto steam-bent Canadian Rock Elm frames, Copper fastened. She has Teak floors and six Bronze knees each side of the centre plate case. Decks are marine ply covered with woven glass cloth/epoxy, on oak beams.  Cabin sides are Iroko.

There is a cast iron ballast keel, with an L-shaped galvanised steel centreplate in substantial teak casing. The pivot bolt is through the keel. There is also cast iron trimming ballast of approximately 120 lbs. Pivot and keelbolts were recently renewed. (2005 - 2007)

Rig, Sails and Spars

Gaff cutter rig
All spars believed to be Oregon Pine, varnished, 
Tan Terylene mainsail, with points and roller reefing (Suffolk Sails 1994).
Tan Terylene jib (Suffolk Sails 1994) with Wykeham-Martin roller furling gear . 
Tan Terylene staysail set on boom (self-tacking), with reef points. 
White Terylene topsail (1997) on bamboo yard. 
Storm jib and trisail. 
Galvanised standing rigging. 
Running backstays (not necessary to windward). 
Mast in steel tabernacle; A-frame for lowering available.

Deck Equipment

Pinrail with varnished oak belaying pins fixed to mast tabernacle. 
Centreplate gear on foredeck. 

Substantial anchor winch, with ratchet and band brake, chain gypsy plus drum for warps. 
2x  251b plough anchors with 20 fathoms of 5/16" chain. 
'Bruce' kedge anchor and nylon warp. 
Removable boom gallows. 
Cockpit cover, 
Winch and skylight covers 
Sail covers for main and staysail. 
Ensign + staff, 

Paraffin navigation lights. 
Oak sampson post. 
Galvanised pulpit. 
3 bronze mushroom ventilators. 
Oak towing cleats P and S on aft side decks. 
Large bronze cleat on aft deck. 
Bronze fairleads.
Bronze sheet winches

Silva Type 100 steering compass

General Equipment


Victory Paraffin heater

4 brass oil lamps,
Numerous spares.


Volvo Penta MD2C 2-cylinder 23 hp diesel offset to starboard 
Raw water cooled
Alternator charging
Oil pressure warning light
Rev counter
Electric and hand start
Drives a Darglow three-bladed feathering propeller (2003)
Spare (fixed blade) propeller


Diesel - 9 Gallon Stainless steel 
Water - 12 Gallon stainless steel in cockpit for galley
Water - 10 Gallon stainless steel in forepeak for heads
2 x 2 Gallon cans Water,  just in case.

Electrics / Electronics

2 x 100AH 12Volt heavy duty batteries
Change over switch for charging


Sailor RT144B VHF Radio telephone
Seafarer III Echo sounder (swings to be visible from cockpit)
Navigation lights
Interior lights

Safety Gear


2 fire extinguishers 
Lifebuoy with light and drogue
Brass bilge pump, 
large diaphragm pump 
electric bilge pump with float switch. 
Fire blanket. 
Bosun's chair. 
Harnesses and lifejackets. 
Boarding ladder. 
Firdell radar reflector. 

Shore Gear

Avon 'Redcrest' inflatable dinghy 
Full length winter cover in white PVC. 

Option - By separate negotiation

8ft. G.R.P. dinghy, with gunter rig

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For further details or to arrange to view, please contact Adrian  Espin at: - Astonbury Marine Services 
19 Colne Road, Brightlingsea, Essex, CO7 0DL  Tel: 01206 305 996  or +44 1206 305 996
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