Tue Sep 25, 2001 4:23 pm
During my search for Flicka, I looked at several SWII's. I found that many had the Formica teak which always bothered me. I like the wood and decided that It was an essential requirement. The teak was an extra cost option and I found it on only a few boats. Hulls 038 (Flicka), 122 (Daybreak), 130 (Tailsman, Sal's boat)and 005 (Summerwind) I'd be curious which other boats have this feature.
I also decided that I could not live with the L shaped dining settee and wanted the open space of the folding bulkhead table (you need the space to play the guitar inside). It seems the early hulls had this arrangement. Summerwind and another in FL had this arrangement.
Sep 25, 2001
My SW II Niko (#91) has the teakwood option.
1560 Feb 18, 2002
I am interested in finding out if anyone has a Seawind II which has a Dinette Arrangement instead of the offshore layout (folding table etc.) which I believe to be standard although I have an original brochure which states that a dinette arrangement was offered. Any help will be appreciated. Also I saw recently someone asking about the bowsprit. I removed my old one and installed a new one which I built myself. Biggest mistake was making it exactly like the original as after reading the threads on anchors it seems I could have made constructive changes.
1561 Feb 18, 2002
Sure, my Seawind 057K has the dinette arrangement. I like it for living aboard as a table is a great convenience. It makes putting the double berth up a real pain, though, so never do that.
1562 Feb 18, 2002
Hull #1 is the only vessel I have seen with the "dinette".
It still had the berth/settee most of us are familiar with but the "seat at the forward end, against the bulkhead, was quite small. I seem to remember a pedestal table that may have opened to fill the "double" berth sample.
Paul, Sea Quill, # 29K
1563 Feb 18, 2002
My boat, SW75, came with the dinette arrangement, I believe. It had an "L" shaped settee along the starboard side of the cabin and the head bulkhead. The table set on a pedestal and had extension flaps as I recall, so the port settee could be used to sit at that side of the table. The table could be lowered, then a cushion put in place over it to create a double berth.
That rig is satisfactory for long-shore, port to port cruising, but I changed it for blue-water sailing. I took the table and the starboard seat out and installed a permanent table with drop leaves, between the after bulkhead of the head and a sole-to-overhead stanchion abreast the after end of the port settee. There is an extension transom to starboard that provides the starboard seat to the table, also a pilot berth above and outboard. This is a better arrangement for offshore work. The stanchion provides a place to grasp when thrown across the boat by a sea while cooking.
At sea, we can sleep 3 in the main cabin with bunkboards and a lee cloth. When cruising offshore with just the two of us, the off watch uses the port settee with a bunk board.