at anchor or in a marina, Thaleďa
on her maiden voyage
Shpountz underway with course sails
underway with mainsail, foresail and staysail
always the most beautiful boat in the anchorage or on the dock...
or at a pier, we always have visitors who just want to look at Thaleia.
They especially admire the traditional rigging and have many questions about the
baggy wrinkles, ratlines and the sensuously raked masts. We enjoy meeting them
and we never tire of telling her story.|
of course, everyone wants a closeup look at her.
|The bow is
adorned with the gold leaf Shpountz ensignia and a (new) net of carrick bends.|
eye view of the fordeck, net, and v-berth cabin.
legs stow on the cabin top with the life raft.|
anchor cast with the ship's name in nickel plated bronze sits just aft of the
lovely compass and binnacle
adorn the spacious cockpit.
new Lofrans windlass sure makes life easier!|
you can see that the decks are spacious, and the bulwurks high
for security at sea.
the cockpit has ample seating for socializing, and is very secure
in a seaway.
cockpit under several feet of snow...the wheel hub is cast nickel-plated bronze
featurig the ship's name, and the bell (not shown) is also a custom piece with
the ship's name cast in nickel-plated bronze.
the hard in Deltaville overlooking the pool...|
hull is reminiscent of the Spray--full keel provides stability in any seaway.|
With only 5 feet under the water with centerboard up, she can be brought into
most harbors and waterways. The centerboard (not seen here) adds 3 feet to her
draught and provides a great advantage when sailing to weather.
the left is the engine as accessed from inside, just to port of the companionway
ladder (removed here for access).
of the routine maintenance is done from the engine room in the cockpit (shown
centerboard requires a bit of man-handling to re-install. We drop it about every
5 years to inspect and paint the board and trunk.|
year, we stripped the bottom paint, rolled 3 coats of epoxy over the bottom, then
painted. We want to ensure a dry hull, so we like to see the wood every 10 years
lovely as she is sailing into a harbor,
fulfills her promise of elegance below decks.
from the bottom of the compainionway looking forward....
to port is the centerboard
trunk below the Taylor heater To starboard is the galley. Forward of the galley
is the starboard settee and to port is the salon table, leaf down. Further forward
is the starboard bunk of the v-berth.
the overhead beams. Each beam was laminated and built separately, as no two are
the same. This, as well as the detail in the joinery is part of the charm and
elegance of this schooner.
aft from the salon...
Aft of the galley is the nav station (not seen) with
chair and the master berth on the ship's port side (not seen here). Just to port
of companionway is a second access to the engine room (the main access is in the
interior is varnished iroko and white painted wooden panels--a Yankee style (colonial)
decor. The cabin sole is varnished iroko, with each section being removable for
access to the bilge.
of the salon and v-berth...
when the curtains are opened to the v-berth, it
creates a sense of spaciousness in the cabin,and when the curtains are closed,
it's cozy as can be.
of the salon to port with table extended...
The salon seats six for an elegant
dinner or just two for a romantic evening aboard.
the center of the table is the silverware storage compartment and a provision
for securing a wine bottle while underway. Behind each settee is a bookcase.
v-berth is comfy and well ventilated; it sleeps two full size adults. There are
bookcases and plenty of lockers. It also has a ladder that stows to one side or
swings into place to allow access to its own companionway. It is has 4 opening
ports as well as the companionway and two reading lamps for your guest's comfort.|| |
lamp provides a beautiful glow to the salon, and the other two kerosene lamps
in the salon augment the light. The salon also has 4 12-volt lights for reading
above the settees in each corner.||
has large storage lockers both under and in back of the settees. Throughout the
boat, the opening ports are gold-plated and are equipped with screens. The overhead
skylight hatch provides light and ventilation.
the v-berth curtains can be closed for privacy, or opened for a more spacious
refrigerator (center) can be accessed from the top or front. To the right is the
bronze Taylor kerosene stove, and a large baguette storage compartment behind
the kerosene locker. Dishes and glassware are stored in their individual compartments
behind the counter top.
galley is compact and the space is well laid out. To the cook's left are the two
large bronze sinks and gold-plated fixtures. The sinks are outfitted with iroko
cutting board covers. |
the cook is the centerboard trunk and heater.
better look at the bronze oven...
is to port aft of the salon. It is spacious and beautifully appointed with its
gold-plated fixtures. It has a large built-in hamper, a hand-held shower, and
a Baby Blake head that not only functions properly, but looks good.|| |
nav station....this beautiful iroko table lifts to reveal a large storage area
for charts, and the section to the right lifts to provide easy access to the wet
locker. The aft locker (right of radar) contains a built in Weems and Plath sextant
lamp and the bronze commissioning plack sit just above the nav station. Note the
wood panelling used for the bulkheads inside; it contasts beautifully with the
varnished iroko. |
nav table lifts two ways; here you can see the wet locker just to starboard of
berth, a full-size bed with folding lee boards, lies to port of the companionway.
It is comfortable at anchor as well as in a seaway, and contains a huge under-the-bed
locker, convenient for spare parts and tools storage. It also has 3 clothes lockers,
a bookcase, and a large hanging locker.
view of of lockers behind the berth. The beautiful joinery is apparent at every
turn in this boat.|
Weems and Plath barograph sits on the shelf just above the master berth. You can
see it here.|
is a view of the companionway. Just to port is the engine access--behine the engine
box shown above. The drapes shown here close for master berth privacy. |
don't forget the sunset!
there are any other pictures you would like to see, feel free to contact us. We
can snap them and put right here for you very quickly.
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