Wooden Ships Comments on this Junk rig Loch Fyne skiff
Built by the current owner and launched in 2005 after a 3 year build, her lines are that of a Loch Fyne skiff and were taken from an article in The Boatman magazine about the original Loch Fyne skiffs and the work they did. She has spent a couple of years with a different owner who sadly passed away so the boat has been bought back by the original owner to ensure she is not abandoned.
With this inspiration the owner built a very tough and capable boat, conventionally planked with huge sawn frames. He opted for a junk rig, designed by the Norwegian Victor Winterthun, well known for his expertise on this type of rig. The result is a very fast, powerful and extremely unusual boat.
Her decks are wide and clutter free and the rig makes her easy to handle. She has been cruised and raced extensively around the Baltic coasts of Germany, Sweden, Denmark and Poland, proving herself as a fast and capable yacht. The interior is currently in a semi state of repair as the current owner removed most of what was there, re-designed it for an open plan layout and was half way through replacing it. Sadly the owner has passed away and the boat must be sold as she is.
The previous owner who designed and built the boat works very close to her current location and will be able to assist a new owner in preparing the boat for the season and giving them some support and answering any questions that may arise.
Length on Deck 37’3″
Length Waterline 34’7″
Carvel Larch planking, 40mm/1 ½” thickness. Seams are splined.
Laminated pine frames, spaced at 50cm/20”, size 100x100mm/4”x4”. Fastened with stainless steel screws.
Laminated oak wooden floors.
Lead external ballast keel of 2 tons. Lead internal ballast of 1.5tons.
Galvanised steel keel bolts, last drawn 2005.
Larch on plywood deck, painted.
Self draining cockpit with tiller steering.
Painted oak and larch coachroof coamings, larch on ply coachroof deck.
Single mast junk rig, designed by Victor Winterthun, a Norwegian junk rig expert.
Solid wooden keel stepped varnished mast. It is 14 metres long and weighs 300kg.
Alloy boom and aluminium yard to save weight.
No standing rigging.
1 self tailing Lewmar cockpit winch and 3 non self tailing Anderson winches.
Mainsail by Tuchwerkstatt – 85sqm – 2 yrs old – good condition. It has 8 cambered panels between rigid aluminium battens.
Gennaker by SailSelect – 80sqm – 6 yrs old – very good (hardly used)
Volvo Penta MD19 75hp from 1968. Volvo Penta gearbox with single lever controls. Electric start.
3 blade folding prop on the centreline.
Cruising speed 6 kts, max 7 kts. Fuel consumption 5 litres/hour
Fuel: Stainless steel 100 litres, below the cockpit.
Water: 150 litres in a plastic tank.
4 batteries with 12v electrics. Installed shore power system with battery charging.
Bilge pumps: 1 x manual, 2 x electric.
A good amount of internal volume with standing headroom throughout with an open plan layout.
Much of the original interior was removed and re-designed. The installation of the new interior is partly completed.
Steps down over the engine box with a quarter berth to port
Much of the middle of the boat is empty apart from a chart desk and drawers to port.
Bulkhead at forward end of saloon with an oval hole in it for access to the berth. Large double V berth up forward, a very private berth/cabin.
Galley and heads areas removed.
Full specification and details available upon request
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