Wooden Ships Comments on this Norman E. Dallimore Gaff Cutter
Norman E. Dallimore gaff cutter believed to be the earliest surviving example of his work.
Built by Cole & Sons of Hammersmith, London in 1912. It is understood she was purchased in 1935 by Major Cecil Crawford Lindsay Ryan, H.B.M. Consulate General, Bushire Persian Gulf and the yacht was shipped to Bombay at that time, returning to the UK in 1943 when she was sold.
Major professional rebuild between 2005 and 2007 which included major hull repairs, new deck, new sails and rigging, new engine and new interior. The boat was then not used at all after the refit and came into the present ownership about 5 years ago, at which point the refit was completed, the boat commissioned and has been used for occasional local sailing over the last 4 years.
The running and standing rigging was all new in 2018, the sails are like new and the engine has done very few hours.
Recently she has been painted and varnished so is now looking exceptionally smart with a mirror finish to the topsides.
Large amount of documented history comes with the boat making her a very special little yacht.
Length on deck 22’
Length Overall 24’
Length Waterline 19’
Thames Tonnage 4TM
- Planked originally in 1” pitch pine with some new planks of oak or larch. Garboards renewed in 2003.
- Copper fastened to steam bent oak timbers. In 2005 17 timbers on the port side and 26 on the starboard side were replaced.
- External iron ballast keel with stainless steel keel bolts approximately 5 years old. Internal lead trimming ballast.
- Sawn timber floors across the centreline fitted new in 2005. The floors are of large dimensions with long arms for added strength.
- Yacht laid teak deck glued with epoxy to a marine plywood subdeck, the seams payed with Sikaflex. Scrubbed teak margin boards, covering boards and toe rails.
- Bronze deck fittings and fixings.
- Varnished teak skylight incorporated into the varnished teak sliding hatch. This deck structure is typical of her period and a very elegant design.
- Self draining cockpit with teak coamings and a scrubbed teak bridge deck.
- Transom hung rudder.
- Gaff cutter rig on a keel stepped varnished spruce mast.
- All spars were new from Collars in 2007 complete with bronze fittings new from Classic Marine.
- Varnished spruce slab reefing boom.
- Stainless steel standing rigging new in 2018 and hardly used since new. External bronze chain plates.
- All new running rigging in 2018 with varnished ash blocks.
- Mainsail, staysail, jib and topsail all new from Ratsey and Lapthorn new in 2007 but not used until 4 years ago, since when they have only had light use. All sails in excellent condition.
- Yanmar 1Gm10 to a starboard offset 2 blade feathering propeller.
- Engine installed approximately 20 years ago and never used until the last 4 years,
- Plastic fuel tank of approximately 25 litres.
- 3 x 12 volt deep cycle batteries charged from the engine alternator or from a small solar panel.
- Simple accommodation with single settee berths that can be made into one large double berth with a central infill.
- Headroom in the cabin of 5’11”.
- Companion steps down into the cabin with a work surface and locker either side.
- Portable gas stove can be used on the work surface.
- Full length settee berth either side with central infill to create a large double.
- Solid teak cabin sole boards. Hull interior finished with varnished mahogany slats.
- Port side passageway into the forepeak with storage lockers to starboard of the mast.
- Forepeak used for stowage of sails and other items.
- Seacocks fitted in the forepeak for a heads but no sea toilet installed.
- Standard Horizon Explorer DSC VHF
- Manual bilge pump
- Auto electric bilge pump
- Heavy winter cover
- Mainsail 2007
- Staysail 2007
- Jib 2007
- Main topsail 2007
- 3 x 12 volt batteries
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