Hollowshore, nr Faversham, Kent Kent UK
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"8ft Smack Yacht, bought as an open boat ,a "shell" from Portsmouth in 1985. The Testers Boatyard, Hollowshore, Kent, sold her on, as a restoration project to her present owner in 1986.
Originally she was a twin masted Lugger, built circa 1895.
It was decided that she would be re rigged to carry a Smack's Gaff Rig, have an engine installed, new rig, spars and sails, a deck and a simple coach roof over an open accommodation cabin.
The restoration was completed and she was back sailing in 2013.
Old surveys were made of her in 2014 and again 2018.
Afloat on a pontoon mooring, refitting and repainting underway.
She has been found to be a good sailing vessel and fast too...... She has won and been placed in local sailing matches.
|Condition:||Re-built, Re-rigged as a Gaff Cutter|
|Vessel type:||Single wooden displacement hull|
|Builder:||Testers Boatyard, Faversham Kent|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Cruising Speed:||6 Knots|
|Maximum Speed:||10 Knots|
|Length over all:||36'|
|Length of deck:||28'|
|Length at waterline:||27' 6"|
|Maximum draft:||4' 6"|
|Keel type:||Full Keel|
|Displacement:||10 metric tons|
Companionway ladder. a dining table which fixes to the ladder, when required.
2 opposing berths with vinyl covered berth cushions, with stowage shelving built in on both sides. 5ft 9ins standing headroom below. A further two bunks and a sea toilet, fitted in the forepeak 2004.
Hatches over the accommodation forward, a sliding main hatch and an engine hatch.
Single wooden hull. 1inch planks of mahogany have been over laid (double diagonal
using West epoxy system) this was done in 1998 by Chatham Dockyard.
Double layer 15mm ply Cacover sheathed and painted.
Oak through deck stanchions. Iroko capping rail an covering board. Oak deck beams
Painted Oak bitts.
3.5 tons Lead Ingots.
3 separate cabin area with full bulkheads.
Antifouled every 2 years.
22kgs Fisherman's anchor , 25m 10mm galvanised chain.
Overall winter cover new in 2003
Avon inflatable dinghy
Mooring lines and fenders
22hp diesel Vetus M3.10 engine shaft driven to a triple bladed bronze propeller.
overhauled in 2013.
Stainless steel fuel tank
Rigged as a Smack yacht cutter, she has a pully inside the mast for a jackyard topsail
Gaff main sail ( 3 reefing lines ), sail sail cover. Mast hoops.
A staysail and a jib, designed and made by Rochester Sails, Paul Martin 2005,
Made in cream polyester sail cloth, Sail area of 600sqft.
Hollow laminated mast of Douglas Fir new 2003
Bowsprit Solid spruce
Boom and gaff of solid Spruce made new 2003 ., all spars overhauled, stripped and re-varnished,
Shrouds 10mm galvanised wire to Dead eyes. ( standing rigging )
New blocks and running gear ( braid on braid rope) 2011,
2 x heavy duty batteries.
electric and a manual bilge pump.
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Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.