In 111 years this boat has had only four owners. She fished until 1976, pilchard drifting and longlining out of Mevagissey, and was then sold to a Frenchman for cruising. The present owners bought her from him in 2005 and carried out a major rebuild and refit, since when they have cruised her extensively. New wheelhouse 2017.
Contact: Richard Gregson. 01803 833899. 07886 081657
Wooden Ships Comments
This boat has had only 4 owners in her lifetime. She worked pilchard drifting and long-lining out of Mevagissey until 1976 and was then bought by a Frenchman for cruising. He sold her to the present owners in 2005 who gave her a big refit and rebuild and have since cruised her extensively. They have cruised the French coasts and the Med.
Carvel pitch pine planking above the waterline, bottom 3 planks below in elm as is traditional, approx 1 1/4″ thick.
Sheer strake in 1 ½” oak with oak capping.
Sawn oak frames, size 4” at 16” spacing. Galvanised iron nail fastened. 3 tons internal iron ballast.
Marine ply, overlaid with scrubbed pine planks. Tiller steering, which is the original wrought iron.
1” ply coach-roof coamings. ½” painted ply coachroof deck.
The whole structure is epoxy treated and painted.
2 masted Lugger
Deck stepped varnished timber masts, yards and outriggers.
Stainless steel and galvanised standing rigging, 2 yrs old.
Mainsail by Jimmy Lawrence. 8 yrs old in very good conditionl.
Mizzen and roller furling jib, Chris Rees, 6 yrs old, very good condition.
Ford 60hp, 4 cylinder. PRM 2:1 gearbox. Centreline 3 blade propeller.
Cruising speed 5 kts, max 7 kts.
Engine serviced and maintained regularly and in good order.
4 x 12v in 2 banks with changeover switch, located in engine room. Shore power. Battery charger.
Fuel – 40 gals in a plastic tank, aft end of engine room.
Water – 2 x plastic water tanks, total 80 gals.
Berths – 5
Forecabin with 2 single berths port and stbd.
Settee berths port and stbd
Pilot berth stbd
Diesel cabin heater
The heads compartment is fully sheathed in glass and GRP resin to make it a totally water-tight compartment keeping the fresh water away from the hull structure
Electric sea toilet.
Basin with shower attachment. HW heated by the engine calorifier or shore power.
Gimballed Gas cooker, 2 burner grill and oven.
SS sink, pumps overboard
Pressure hot water system, heated off engine or 240v shore power..
Garmin echo sounder
4 man liferaft, serviced until 2017
Horseshoe lifebuoy with lights
2 fire extinguishers
Large 12 volt pump on manual switch.
2 x Fishermans anchor
42 fathoms 25mm warp
2 Southford Road