Reluctantly, we've decided that Summer Rose should have younger owners. We've sailed her north to Alaska, to the southern end of New Zealand, and many places between. We never found conditions that the boat couldn't handle with ease, including hurricane-force winds and heavy seas.
The moderate-displacement design is known for its seaworthiness, quality of fittings above- and below-decks, extraordinary storage capacity, and superb hand-crafted teak below. She has a modified full keel, a rudder hung on a separate skeg, and a canoe stern, providing a comfortable yet responsive vessel. The hull is ruggedly built of hand-laid fiberglass, plywood cored in the deck and cabin roof.
As a cutter, she typically sails under main, 130% genoa, and staysail. This combination, and roller-furling on the genoa, permits great flexibility. Three reef points are provided, for jiffy slab reefing.
2 owners: present owner since 1998. Boat hauled or in fresh water, not used, late 2005-mid-2012. Very limited salt water use 2012-14. Currently US documentation, registered in Oregon. Lying in the Columbia River near Portland.
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