|Tax Status:||Tax Exempt|
Felixstowe Ferry Suffolk UK
A traditional gaff cutter, possibly built in France 1880's. Later used in Cornwall as a half-decked fishing boat until the 1940s, then converted to a two-berth pleasure yacht.
Extensively renovated 1992. Regularly sailed since on East Coast rivers. Constructed of clinker planked Larch on Oak with a counter stern.
Open aft cockpit.
Traditionally rigged, Full suit of sails, including topsail on Cornish yard.
Recently installed a reconditioned Yanmar 10hp inboard diesel engine.
Re launched back into the water 1st June 2019
|Vessel condition:||good requires commissioning|
|Vessel type:||single wooden displacement hull|
|Builder:||French ? 1880's|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||27' 6"|
|Length of deck:||21' 6"|
|Length at waterline:||24' 6"|
|Maximum draft:||2' 8"|
|Hull colour:||white/ dark green rubbing band/ varnish|
|Keel type:||Full Keel|
Engine sited under, bridge deck. Oak engine beds were installed when the auxiliary power was installed. The stern post was beefed up for the stern tube with cheek plates.
Reconditioned engine 10hp Yanmar inboard. Installed recently.
Shaft driven, single lever controls, electric start.
Clinker larch planked hull on Oak frames. Counter stern. Fixed long keel. Heavy oak floors
In 1992 much of her planking and stem were replaced. Fastened with silicon bronze screws Topsides are painted white.
Keel bolts were also replaced in 1992.
shallow draft of just 2ft 8ins.
Centreboard casing housing the centre board which pivots on a pin fitted through her cast iron keel, The pin and plate were replaced in 2011.
Open aft cockpit painted finish, cockpit cushions.
Stainless steel shoe on the keel and up her stem
Gaff rigged cutter
Traditional rig, galvanised wire standing rigging.
Tan mainsail, 3 reefing points
White fore sail reefing gear.
Top sail on a yard.
Wooden mast and spars with bowsprit
Chain plates are bolted to the outside of the hull
Clock and barometer
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.