SOLD – 38′ Winfield Lash Schooner - ID: 42479


Launched 2000
LOA 38' 10"
LOD 38' 0"
LWL 30' 3"
Beam 11' 3"
Draft 6' 0"
Gross Displacement 32,100 lbs
14,560 kg

SOLD – 38′ Winfield Lash Schooner

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Crusader is one of kind. The hull of this Atkin designed schooner was built by Winfield Lash and the interior was finished by the first owner, David Clarke. There are stunning details throughout the boat. Carvings of Neptune decorate the salon and custom bronze work is fitted throughout the boat. Crusader is charming. The ideal scale of this cruiser paired with the fine finishes and traditional approach to schooner sailing makes it hard not to fall under Crusader’s spell.

The current owners have kept the boat in excellent condition, sailing from the Noank River. Crusader is available for viewing in Mystic, CT. A 2015 survey and additional images are available upon request.


Builder: Winfield Lash (hull) David Clarke (interior) 

Designer: William Atkin

Rig: Gaff Schooner

Sail Area: 1150



Hull: Carvel planked cedar over steam bent and kerf sawn 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” white oak beams sat at 12” centers.

Fasteners: 3” bronze #16 wood screws

Floor: Sawn white oak 2 1/2” thick – set at frame stations

Stem, Keel, Keelson, Dead Wood, Stern Post and Horn Timber: Sawn white oak

Keel: Cast iron bolted through floor timbers; 7000lbs

Decks: Douglas fir over 2 3/8” x 2 3/8” sawn oak beams. Black Locust knees reinforcing deck at mast locations. 

Cockpit: Dynel and epoxy coated plywood with two drains above waterline bronze fittings

Cabin House: Mahogany sides with cabin top planked over 2” x 2” oak beams with Dynel and epoxy coated plywood. 

Rudder and Steering: Hardwood planks with 2” bronze post and straps supported on bronze heel fitting. Post is capped with bronze gland on heavily built horn timber. Edson worm gear steering with emergency tiller.



Make/Model: Yanmar 4JHE

Horsepower: 44

Hours: 3560

Gear: Kanzaki

Engine Location: Flex mounted to oak beds below cockpit with easy access

Cooling: Fresh water cooled with raw water heat exchanger

1” bronze seacock 

Groco sea strainer

Vented loop

Exhaust: Wet exhaust system with Yanmar mixing elbow

Fiberglass waterlift muffler and gooseneck

3” exhaust hose

Fiberglass elbows to transom exit

Shafts, Bearings, Struts: 1 1/4” bronze shaft with inside and outside bronze packing glands and oak shaft log

Propeller: 17” Luke bronze feathering 3-blade

Shift and Throttle Controls: Single lever control in cockpit knee well

Gauges and Alarms: Yanmar panel with gauges and alarms in companionway


Fuel System: 

Type: Diesel

Number of Tanks: 2

Material: Aluminum

Total Capacity: 78 gallons

Location and Installation: Tanks on platforms to starboard side in the engine compartment and to port outboard of galley

Fill: 2 deck fills

Filters: Two Racor primary and Yanmar Secondary


Masts, Rigging and Sails:

Masts: Schooner rigged glue laminated hollow Douglas Fir spars – keel stepped with Mortice and Tenon to oak steps spanning the floor frames. Masts built to “Bird’s Mouth” technique.

Booms: Douglas Fir ; 3 booms and 2 Gaffs

Standing Rigging: Traditional rigging with 3/8” galvanized 7 x 9 wire with spliced eyes. The wire is parceled and served and held with bronze fittings. The shrouds are held with deadeyes and lanyards to 3/8” bronze chain plates bolted and backed through the hull. The head stay is held with a 7/16” bronze tang, integral with a ring fitting at the end of the glue laminated bow sprit that has a 3/8” galvanized chain for a bob stay and 3/8” galvanized whisker stays to bronze fittings bolted through the hull

Running Rigging: Three strand nylon halyards and sheets

Wood shell blocks with bronze roller bearing sheaves and belaying pins

Travelers and Vangs: Bronze rod travelers for boom sheets



All by Center Harbor Sails, approximately 18 years old.  Tanbark Duradon fabric.




Yard topsail




Electrical System: 


Batteries: 12V – (4) 6V DC Rolls deep cycle, lead acid

Location: Inside epoxy and cloth coated box with cover on slides below galley counter

Wire: Stranded copper

Switches: Perko

Panel: Ocean Pursuits custom 

Cabin Lighting: 12V 

Navigation Lighting: 12V

Bilge Pumps: Whale Orca


Shore Power Connection: 30 amp connector, 50’ cord

Panel and Wiring: Breaker panel and strand copper

Charger and/or Inverter: Freedom automatic inverter/charger with separate Perko switch and T-class fuse

AC Equipment: GFCI outlets, hot water heater



VHF radio- West Marine VHF 490

Auto Helm depth indicator

GPS/Chartplotter- Garmin Echomap CV

Sony stereo system

Danforth Constellation compass

Binnacle- special custom bronze casting


Fresh Water System:

Tank Material: Aluminum

Capacity: 110 Gallons

Location: Below settees

Fill: Deck fills

Vent: Raised loops

Description of System: Par-Max 12vdc pressure pump with accumulator tank, plastic tubing to galley and head

Hot Water Tank: Allcraft stainless heater with engine loop and AC element



U shaped counter with granite counter tops and painted tile back splash. 

Sink: Drains to grey water tank. Salt water manual pump fed from head intake

Stove: Force 10 LP, gimbaled 

Tank and Lines: 2 x 10 lb aluminum cylinders in stern deck box with drain, LP hose, pressure gauge

Valves: trident 12V solenoid

Refrigeration: Top load box with cold plate, Sea Frost system with engine driven compressor, condenser in-line with engine cooling system



Cushions for all berths, seating

Cabin oil lamps and electrical bunk lights

Bulkhead mounted clock, barometer

Force Ten stove/oven, with propane system and two tanks

Sea Frost mechanical refrigerator/ice box system

Manual pumped toilet with Type lll sanitation device

Three bilge pumps- one 1500 gph automatic, two manual


Sanitary System:

Head and Plumbing: Manual head with 3/4” bronze intake – direct discharge to holding tank. Sink drains to grey water tank with Whale discharge pump

Holding Tank and Plumbing: 40 gallon aluminum holding tank with Y valve to deck pump-out and manual hand pump to 1 1/2” bronze seacock

Shower and Plumbing: Hand held shower with drain to grey water tank



Living Space: Mahogany butterfly hatch with bronze hardware, bronze portholes throughout, forward deck hatch and 2 dorades 

Bilge: Spacing between frames and limber holes

Engine Compartment: Draws from aft bilge

Galley: Portholes, open to main salon

Head: Porthole

Batteries: Venter cover in cabinet space


Ground Tackle:

35 pound Danforth anchor 

Anchor rodes- Approximately 200 feet of 3/8ths chain. A separate nylon rode with approximately ten feet of 3/8ths chain, approximately 200 ft. long.

Plow-type anchor

Nilsson electric anchor winch

Dock lines


Boat hook


Deck Equipment:

Rails and Lifelines: Raised bulwarks along deck, Mahogany hand rails on cabin top

Cleats and Chocks: Wood forebitt braced below deck, two closed chocks fwd. Heavy bronze cleats for spring and stern cleats with closed chocks

Anchors and Tackle: 45lb Delta plow with 3/8” chain ; 45lb Danforth with 3/8” chain lead on nylon rode

Other: 12V bronze Nillson windless with foot switch and Maxwell breaker


Safety Equipment:

Personal Flotation: 8 x Type II ; 2 x Type III

Man Overboard Equipment: 20” Type IV ring buoy

Sounding Device: Hand held horn

First Aid Kit: Yes

Fire Extinguishers: 3 BC size 1 3lb in main cabin, locker, and forward cabin

Carbon Monoxide Alarm: First Alert CO/Smoke alarm

Manual Pumps: Edson manual pump in cockpit


Other Deck Gear:

Two brass vent cowls


Covers- deck box, binnacle, wheel, skylight, hatches, Dorades

Winter cover

Boarding ladder



American flag and staff

Engine manual

GPS manual

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