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MV Waterfront 42" Chris Craft Houseboat
Designer: George Band Builder: J. N. Simmonds Launched: 1947 Vancouver British Columbia Length: 48 feet overall 37 feet 10 inches on deck 35 feet 10 inches at waterline Draft: 5 feet 10 inches Beam Max.: 11 feet
Displacement: 12.6 ton
Keel : cast iron 7400 Lbs, with 4000 lbs iron pigs inside.
Sail Area: 850 square feet Engine: Westerbeke 4-107
Transmission: Hurth ZF
Horsepower: 37 hp @ 3000rpm
Max. Torque: 80 ft. lbs
Hull and Deck:
Heavy Steamed oak Frames, planked with 1 1/8” red cedar, topsides Honduras Mahogany. Backbone fir. Gaff and Boom spruce, Mast & Bow Sprit, Fir 2x6 Fir Stringers.
Deck T&G red cedar with fiberglass cloth over easy deck& painted over with non-skid paint
Hatches, Skylights, Exterior trim Teak
Deck beams laminated fir (3”x2.5”)
Professionally Painted May 2008
Equipment: High painted Galv. stanchions w/double LL for safety at sea
8 Heavy Duty Bronze ports 4 removable screens
2- Deck hatches w/covers
Cockpit cushions (2007)
Force 10 Stow n Go BBQ c/w 5lb. propane bottle
10’ Dingy c/w under seat stowage and cover
Nissan 8hp outboard motor
Sea Tiger 2 speed manual Anchor windlass w, gypsy for chain and rode.
35# Danforth Anchor 50’ 3/8chain 200’ 5/8 rode
66# Bruce w/200' chain 200’ 5/8 rode
25# Danforth Stern anchor w/ 150’ rode
4 Large fenders new 2007,
Garmin Fish Finder/Depth sounder Standard Horizon Color Chart plotter new (2008) 2 100w Solar Panels w/regulator
Gimbled 3 Burner Seaward Princess Propane Stove w/saftey burner, and Broiler
2000 Watt Honda Generator 110v,12v
Xantrex 2000 Inverter Charger Link 2000 12 volt power management system professionally installed 2008. Most recent survey Fall 2008.
A quote from the Builder:
“ This vessel was built in its entirety by a professional Boat Builder for my own use.
Every possible precaution, without regard to cost, was taken to insure longevity and freedom from deterioration."
Comments about the Construction of Taihoa from the Builder:
"The oak frames were cut green over twelve months before use, air dried, soaked in urea, re-airdried, and soaked again in salt before steam bending, followed by two coats of Cuprinol.
Planking was all air dried for 12 months. Caulking seams were cuprinoled before caulking and the caulking cotton soaked by means of a jet of Cuprinol and allowed to dry before being payed with red lead paint and red lead putty.
Great care was exercised to ensure full air circulation to all parts of the skin and bilge. Bilges are dust dry except for intentional stuffing box drip at the heal.