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Old 27-08-2014, 01:00   #1
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1938 Hull #1 24' 6" Typhoon Wooden Sailboat $12,000obo Oxnard, CA

1938 Hull #1 24' 6" Typhoon Wooden Sailboat
Designed by Naval Architect Winthrop Warner / Built by Whitaker Marine

This is Hull #1 documented as "Typhoon". She is a beautiful example of a compact, full keel, classic blue water yacht. Her distinctive lines and fine workmanship are evident throughout. Typhoon was restored. She yearns for an owner who can fully appreciate her legacy. Her history is detailed below, with pictures.
$12,000 obo Specs

1938 Winthrop Warner 24' 6" Wooden Sloop Sailboat - restored

Boat Name: Typhoon (Documented, same name as plans)

Hull Year: 1938

Hull#: 1 (The first, the original and the construction was overseen by Winthrop Warner)

Manufacturer: Whitaker Marine Company (East Hartford Conneticut.)

Model: Typhoon

Length 24' 6" Feet

* Lying In Oxnard , California

* Hull Material: Stem White Oak, Double Planked w/ Philipine Mahogany Wood
Fiberglass + Epoxy Glue Barrier

* Engine/Fuel Type: Single Diesel (Rebuilt < 200 hrs.)

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:


Builder: Winthrop Warner (Naval Architect)


LOA: 24' 6" LWL: 20' 4. Beam: 9' (Tip to Tip 33' 6" - Boomkin to Bowsprit)

Displacement: 11,500 lbs Draft: 4' 10? Bridge Clearance: 5'5"

Ballast: 3,500 lbs (Iron Keel)


Engine(s): Yanmar Engine(s) HP: 30 Engine Model: 3GM30F

Hours: Est.140
Cruising Speed: 5 kts
Recently rebuilt. $6000+ invested. No expense spared. Injectors, fuel pump, crank turned, professional complete assembly all new Yanmar parts! All receipts on boat


Bilge Pump: Manual Urchin & Electric Rule 1500 w/ float switch

Steering - Wooden Wheel Worm Gear

Fuel System

Fuel: 25 Gallons Diesel (Tin Lined Copper)

Shut-off valves under lazerette. Single Racor Fuel Filter. Marine Grade Fuel Hoses.

Cabin Sole

Solid Teak, professionally installed in 2005.

Galley Fuel

Shipmate Wood, Charcoal. Stove w/ Alcohol Adapter is not included in sale. No dinghy included.

Fresh Water System

Water: 15 gallons (Copper)

Manual Original Bronze Sink Hand Pump.

Bronze Seacocks.

Sanitation System

Toilet Jabsco, discharge for overboard .

Shower / Hanging Wet Locker with with manual overboard pump. (5' headroom)


The interior is very spacious for a boat this size due to her generous 9' beam. My wife and I have found her to be a comfortable cruiser for both coastal and offshore adventures. She has an impressive amount of storage.
Typhoon features a traditional yacht interior, white paint and varnished Mahogany througout. Her sole is soild teak She also has ample ventilation.

* Sleeps 4 in 3 berths

* Bronze opening ports - (6)

* Cockpit cushions (blue)

Galley Equipment

Galley is located on the port side and is offers ample space for serious chefs.

* Large Icebox

* Original Bronze Handpumps (working perfectly)

* Stainless Steel sink

We recently purchased a brand new Shipmate wood stove (NOT INCLUDED in this auction) which has a bronze alcohol burner. The Shipmate stove was originally specified for Typhoon -- pretty amazing that it's still available. If you're interested in buying the stove, please let us know. We never actually hooked up the pipe and punched through the cabin top to install the stove into the boat.


* Yanmar Engine Instrument gauges


Battery Switch.

Batteries: House: (2) 12v Group 27 AGM (100 Amp hours each 200 total) Engine: (1) 550 Cranking Amp Lead Acid Starter

Charger: ProTech 1220i 20amp

Xantrex Link Pro Battery Monitor

Horizon VHF Radio

Control Panel: Perko12v DC

OCR LED Mastlight w/ strobe and photo diode

ABYC Approved Wiring

Deck Hardware and Rigging

Sloop rigged double spreader

New 119 Stainless standing rigging w/ New Nav-Tec Norseman SS end fittings and bronze turnbuckles

Bronze Chainplates

The deck is teak w/ marine plywood which was replaced.

Solid Fir spars (varnished)

20# CQR Anchor + 15' 5/16" Chain & 250' 3/4" Line

Jib Sheet Track

Winches: 3 Merriman Bronze

Mahogany fordeck and lazarette hatches; sliding Mahogany companionway hatch

Lifeline Stanchion sockets Bronze bolted to deck & bulwarks

Sails (376 Sq Ft.)

* Working Jib - Has been repaired

* Yankee - Has been repaired

* Mainsail - Has been repaired

*New sails recommended.


*Shipmate Stove and heat shield not included in sale!

*Shipmate Stove and heat shield not included in sale!

Typhoon: An Important Part of Sailing History

There was a time before fiberglass boats were popular and plentiful. In those days, sailboats were luxuries owned by only the ultra-rich, and sailing was out of reach for most ordinary people.

Typhoon was built in those days, and she's everything you'd expect from a luxurious sailing vessel.

We aren't rich -- but when we go cruising in Typhoon, the people we meet respond to us as if we are royalty. They are drawn to the boat's classic beauty, curious about her heritage, and in turn they treat us like visiting dignitaries.

Have you read any of Lin and Larry Pardey's books or articles about cruising in Seraffyn? Typhoon is similar to Seraffyn in many ways.

In fact, we once emailed Lin and Larry to ask them a question, and when they responded, they signed off with a note that made us smile: it said, "enjoy your fine looking little vessel."

We agree: Typhoon is quite a fine vessel, indeed.

Typhoon was designed in the era when sailboats were not mass-produced. They were made by master craftsmen who knew their materials intimately. Typhoon was designed by Winthrop Warner, a noteworthy naval architect.

If you wanted to build a replacement for Typhoon today, it would not only be expensive, it would be quite a challenge. We have a record of the original commissioning paperwork for Typhoon, which called for materials "to be of the best of quality for their respective purposes." Sailboats today are just not built with such workmanship, materials or attention to detail. Materials utilized in Typhoon include bronze foundry work, and solid fine hardwood planks like hardwood mahogany, spruce and oak.

If you were somehow able to acquire the necessary materials, it's rare today to find master craftsmen who are capable of such workmanship. Most of them have long since retired or passed away.

Immediately after we purchased Typhoon, the former owner told us, "What you have here is something very special." Then he urged us to think of ourselves as her caretakers, and to enjoy her. We'd like to pass the same request onto you: if you buy this boat, please know that she's an important part of naval history, and you'll become an important part of her provenance as well. We really hope you'll enjoy owning her, sailing her and caring for her.

Typhoon's Provenance: Typhoon was originally commissioned by Edward P. Jones of Hartford, Connecticut. This is noted in Typhoon's original specifications, which we have a record of. Click here to see. We plan to pass the specs along to the boat's new owner along with the sale. The plans are rolled up in a protective tube, as pictured.

If you were to buy these plans separately, the plans alone would cost you $249.00.

Major 86's Restoration

She had a major restoration on her in 1986 and received new mahogany shear planks, mahogany transom planks, deck beams, teak over plywood deck, mahogany gunwale planks, reinstalled bowsprit, new dawg house, and interior.

Detailed Condition Report

Some time in early 2000’s she was improperly stored inside a warehouse on the east coat for wintering, and it was too warm. She showed signs of plank separation as would be expected. At that point a decision was made (not by me, by a former owner) to lay a fiberglass sheath over the planks. I don’t know why they didn'’t simply repack the planks and float her. Important: I drilled a new thru hole for the Bronze Depth transducer in 2009 and the wood was perfect. No water damage, no sogginess, no mold it was like brand new wood.

I have never had a problem with her, and amazingly enough she is drier than the newer fiberglass boat I own.

If you wanted to, you could remove the fiberglass barrier which was attached with Epoxy glue and restore her original wood planking finish. I considered it myself, but never got around to it.

Her 2 AGM batteries finally died after 10+ years. She needs a new ignitiion key switch for the yanmar panel.

Not a lot to do for such a vintage boat starting at such low auction price!

If you decide to ship her, we can assist you in hauling the boat out, stepping the mast, securing all items and supervise her loading on a properly setup and permitted delivery truck. There would be 2 sets of costs which are not included in the auction!

1) The first set of costs are the boat yards. This includes the haul out fees, and crane fees required to load the boat on the truck, plus removal of the mast which requires a crane and one additional hired, qualified boat hand. Estimated $1200.

2) The second set of fees is for the Owner's agent to supervise and assist in the complete process. $600

The acutal hiring / contracting of the shipping company would be solely the buyer's responsibility. Those costs vary, but shipping it back to the East Coast will most likely cost about $5K when all is said and done.

If you require a survey with a haul out, the yard fees will be an estimated $400 for the first day, then additional fees for laydays thereafter. Although if the surveyor is scheduled correctly, it shouldn't require more than one day. There will also be a $250 fee for the captain required to move the boat to the haulout ramp, and back. The cost of the surveyor can vary, estimated cost of at least $300 - $500.

The whole proposition estimated $1000 -1200. Generally the buyer selects a surveyor to ensure there is no bias to the owner in the report. The survey is paid for by the potential buyer.

Special Notes

The Shipmate Wood Stove & Heat Shield are not inlcuded in the sale and the oil lamp featured in the pictures is not included. A simple inexpensive alcohol or propane stove can be installed if you desire.

Sale & Payment Terms

The boat is sold as is without warranty, and all sales are final. We accept a bank check, cashiers check or cash. The final payment will be held until the payment clears. A personal check can take up to 14 business days. A cashier's check will now require a 3 day hold due to the massive fraud using them. Upon completion of payment clearance, we will issue the buyer the Federal Documentaion with our authorized notary required, via Fed Ex mailer.

If our assistance is required to haul the boat, step the mast, and assist the truck driver, these fees can be included in the initial payment or you can wait until after you receive the Federal Title Docs, and then issue another payment to cover these costs.

All yard fees are to be paid directly to them. Our preferred yard is Channel Islands Boat Yard. They have pulled Typhoon many times, and are the cheapest, closest yard in town.
Slip Fees

The boat is currently on a county slip in Oxnard. It is possible they might allow it to be transfered to the new owner, but no guarantee. You will have to fill out all the appropriate applications, etc. The current slip rent is $372 per month. We can assist you and leave it under our name, if you continue to make the additional monthly payments until you can successfully apply, or have the boat moved. If the sale occurs before the next month's payment is due, there is no charge to you until the next month's payment is required. We also pay $30 a month to have the bottom cleaned, and $20 per month to have the topside cleaned. You can continue paying this fee, or we can cancel it, it is up to you once the boat is yours.
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Old 04-10-2014, 13:12   #2
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Re: 1938 Hull #1 24' 6" Typhoon Wooden Sailboat $12,000obo Oxnard, CA

What a lovely sailboat you have..Good Luck finding the "proper" care taker...
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