1976 Allied Seawind Mark II Cutter "Petrel"

January 2016 update from Brian and Judy Manley: We live in Anchorage ,Alaska and have a Seawind II 0n lake Ontario that we get to sail summers when we return to Upstate NY to see family  .The Westerbeke has fired up each summer even after  setting for 11 months .We normally do not even have a dock in marina, I just get all system running still on stands .He sets us in the water and we leave right away, try to be out  for 10 days or so. Always some of best time of summer. This boat was a salvage from Katina, never sank just pushed ashore. someone else brought it to Rome NY. It was under a great cover so was able to work on it all weather great fun. Stopped almost every night on way home just  to do something. Maybe just follow a wire that was not labeled ,lots of those on old boats. At the time we were racing and cruising  a 1969 Morgan 30. In Alaska we are partners in a 30ft Sundowner tug on Prince William Sound, little warmer inside then being on sailboat .

Brian sent some before and after pictures:

The following info comes from an email received in 2006. I don't know who sent it.

I am the new owner of Petrel (1976 cutter, #36).

The good news is that Petrel is restorable. She is afloat right now and will soon be shipped up to Rome, NY to a marina on the Erie Canal,where restoration will begin.
The deck is largely undamaged except for stanchions, some rigging, the aluminum toe rail broken loose (not serious), and the pushpit. The worst damage is the rudder, the mainsail, and amidships: one crack above the water line, lots of scratches, furniture tabbing and several small details. Considering the pounding she took, I think it's a testament to the strength of the boat. She will take some work to restore but is certainly worth it. I have included a few photos taken in early June, 2006 to add to the site. You can see that things are not so dire.


O/N 577330
Hull no. 36
Designer: Tom Gillmer
LOD: 31.6�
Beam: 10.4
LWL: 25�6"
GRT: 11
NRT: 10
Draft: ~4�6"
Displacement 14,900 lbs
Ballast 5,800 lbs

Interior Layout From forward:

Rope locker
V-berth for two persons
Hanging locker to port
Vanity to starboard
Enclosed head to starboard
Settee to port, settee and table to starboard
3 burner Force 10 stove and oven to port
Navigation station to starboard
Single basin stainless steel sink with H/C pressure water, manual water and raw water to port
10 opening ports with screens
Screens for hatches and companionway
Interior modifications ~90% completed
Tiller steering
Deck stepped aluminum mast
1 spinnaker pole
1" stainless steel mast pulpits



Westerbeke Model W30, 30 HP diesel engine

Starboard settee


Diesel 40 gal. in one Monel-fabricated tank
Fresh water 60 gal. in one FRP overlay aluminum tank



2 Barient 23 self-tailing winches (cockpit)
2 Lewmar 16 self-tailing staysail winches (deckhead)
2 Barient #16 single speed (mast-mounted)



30 amp 125VAC shore power cord, 50 ft.
Autohelm ST50 Plus (installed 2003)

Multi (depth, log, hdg., wind)


Tri-data (depth, speed, trip)

Magellen GPS 5000DLX with external antenna (6 satellites)
WC-20 Smart Battery charger
Three deep cycle 105 amp hr. batteries two years old
110 Shore power
IDEAL Electronic Windlass



Danforth S2000 with ~40� chain and ~200� �" rode
Bruce 33 lb (15 kg) with ~10� chain and ~200� � rode
Dual anchor rollers w/cleats at bow



Complete awning with aluminum telescoping poles
Winch, hatch and tiller covers


Sail inventory:

Main with cover
1 spare mainsail
1 - 135% Genoa (new 1990) � fitted with hanks over roller furling cord
1 - 125% Genoa
1 - 110% Genoa (fitted with hanks over roller furling cord)
1 storm trysail
1 staysail
1 spinnaker pole

Settee starboard


Pressure and manual water
Automatic and manual bilge pumps
Force 10 kerosene heater
Running rigging new 2001
Rudder rebuilt completely in 1994, solid
Last haulout and antifouling paint application Fall 2003
Engine completely checked and new hoses, zincs, antifreeze, oil, water pump kit, impeller, oil & fuel filters, alternator belt, etc. fall 2003.
Compass: Danforth constellation 5" on custom teak/ebony binnacle
Cold Machine � Adler/Barbour
Flexible holding tank
V-berth fan
Monitor Self-steering Windvane