Wooden Ships Comments on this 32′ Robert Clark Sloop
Wooden Ships Comments
Designed by Robert Clark and built in 1966 to Lloyds 100A1. Designed as a comfortable yet capable offshore boat, Clark has made maximum use of the dimensions by incorporating raised topsides to increase internal volume. Unlike some raised topside yachts, this design is very elegant and it works extremely well.
She finished 6th in the 1968 Transat race and went on to be a successful charter and training yacht based in the Solent, taking many people out sailing and introducing them to a new world. Her balanced rig, impeccable manners and kindly motion made her an ideal teaching boat.
She has been in the present ownership for many years and has benefitted from unwavering attention when required, however the time has come when she is too much boat and she must be passed on
A major refit was carried out in 2009 when the ballast keel was removed and all keel bolts replaced, engine lifted out and reconditioned along with the engine beds and stern gear. The rudder bearings were all replaced and all seacocks were either serviced or replaced.
Length Overall 32′
Planked in teak all copper fastened to steam bent oak timbers with some large section frames in way of the mast.
External iron ballast keel with iron keel bolts. This was all removed and replaced with new Maxi mag bolts in 2009.
Decks and cockpit
Yacht laid swept teak deck screwed over a plywood sub deck on heavy oak deck beams. The coverboards and small toe rail are scrubbed teak with stainless stanchions bolted through the cover boards.
Centreline companion hatch of varnished teak with an incorporated butterfly skylight just forward and a varnished teak forehatch.
A very deep and reassuring self draining cockpit with varnished teak coamings and laid teak thwarts all round. There is a small bridge deck before the entrance hatch and large cubby lockers either side for storage of rope tails etc. The cockpit sole hatch was rebuilt in 2012 with all new seals and new seacocks.
Masthead bermudan sloop rig on a keel stepped alloy mast with alloy roller furling boom.
Stainless standing rigging to external stainless chain plates. Twin lowers and a single cap shroud over one pair of spreaders. Twin standing backstays and twin forestays for quick sail changes in bad weather.
2 x jibs
Pair of non self tailing sheet winches on the deck forward of the cockpit
Captive wire halyard winch
Non self tailing mast winch
Saab twin cylinder 20hp diesel, reconditioned in 2009 with refurbished starter motor and alternator.
Variable pitch propeller giving ahead and astern gears.
Pair of stainless fuel tanks in the lazarette, deck filled.
GRP water tank below the saloon sole.
12v electrical system charged from the engine alternator or through the installed shore power system. Also a wind generator for battery charging.
7 berths including a quarter berth, twin saloon settee berths + pilot berths over, and a double berth in the forepeak.
Full standing headroom through the saloon with full length settee berths and pilot berths over either side. A table drops down from the forward bulkhead. Galley to port and forward facing chart desk to starboard at the aft end with a starboard quarter berth.
Sole boards recently replaced with holly inlaid teak boards.
Heads compartment to port forward of the saloon with a manual Blakes sea toilet discharging directly overboard. Hand basin with manually pumped cold water.
Galley with two burner and grill non-gimballed gas stove and single stainless sink. Manually pumped cold water.
Clock and barometer
2 x electric bilge pumps
Munster Simms manual bilge pump
35lb CQR with 25 fathoms of 8mm chain
35lb CQR as a spare
Inflatable dinghy with oars
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