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Summer Wine is NO LONGER FOR SALE!!  

October 13, 2012. Giles Grimston advised today that Summer Wine is no longer for sale! Giles joins that distinguished select group of owners who have gone through a similar "Oh my gosh? What have I done?" experience. The record time for this is 2 days.

In order to minimize the often painful reminders of this experience we remove the ad and related text from Summer Wine's main page and set up this historical page - for the record.


October 1, 2012. Update

Summer Wine is still for sale - Giles reports that he is still getting sailing time - and that his back up auxiliary power is working well


July 31, 2012. Giles is packing it in. Summer Wine is FOR SALE. Here is his email, a copy of the ad on TRADE ME, and this is the direct link to the ad http://www.trademe.co.nz/a.aspx?id=499237922

Hi Ron - Sad day, I can't justify the costs as I am the only one who uses her - Giles

S&S 24, Falcon "Summer Wine" 1798.

Sparkman & Stevens 24 with trailer
Current bid: $700.00 Reserve not met Closes: Tue 14 Aug, 3:15 pm Listing #: 499237922

Min next bid: $Place Bid Auto-bid Buy Now: $7,500 Buy Now

Photo 1 of 10 (see photos on ad)
Well known pedigree, all information at http://dolphin24.org/summer_wine.html Beaching trailer no wof etc.
9.9 long shaft Johnson Mariner 1975
Hand held GPS Garmin 1998
Hand held VHF 1998
VHF on boat no idea.
2 Burner gas cooker at home not used by me.
Rubber dinghy no leaks, 4 person missing floor boards but does not leak.
Wooder dinghy leaks but is used to get to the piles. After a day sailing is usable without bailing for 2 people but get wet feet.
Oars 2 pairs, 1 long one so I can row her if I drain the carb too soon coming into the piles.
2 boat hooks
Sundry flares out of date
Cushions but badly re-covered
Spinnaker boom and short one.
2 anchors and chain.
Lots of warps.
2 adult life jackets and 3 kids.
2 jerry cans 1 for outboard 1 with spare fuel.
Self steering autohelm 1000 (Windvane kind) Very early, not compass but wind.
1 12v battery
Life ring and buoy thing.
Box of spares.
2 compasses
Man overboard sling and float.
I am the only one in a family of 4 who like to sail, enough said.
Been in the water for 18 months, no signs of osmosis.


Giles is a senior DFI and helped us get the NZ built boats home page organized. We would have missed him. This is the link to that page. http://dolphin24.org/technical_Dolphin_with_fin_Keel.html.








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