Wooden Ships Comments on this Andrew Woolstenholme Swallow
Andrew Woolstenholme ‘Swallow’ design gaff sloop built by the owner to a very high standard. Only launched for sea trials and presented as a virtually new boat. The build was started in 2012 and first sailed in 2016.
Built with top quality timber and materials, mostly from Robbins timbers, and bronze fittings from Daveys. Her strip plank construction makes her a relatively low maintenance boat while still be strong and practical. Because of her glued and sheathed hull she will not dry out when stored ashore and therefore will not leak or need to take up upon launch.
An ideal day sailing boat with an attractive gaff sloop rig, easy to launch and recover with just one person but with space for the whole family.
Length on deck 14’6”
Length Overall 16’6”
Strip plank hull in 9mm Western Red Cedar, all epoxy glued and sheathed inside and out with epoxy glass cloth.
Keel and hog of oak with a laminated oak stem.
Buoyancy tanks bow and stern, and along the sides of the hull, built into the hull using 6mm Robbins marine plywood, sheathed inside and out with water tight inspection hatches.
Fitted out using a hardwood, possibly afromosia but the exact timber is not known, it all came from a salvaged church pew.
Hardwood gunwhales with laminated hardwood breasthook and quarter knees. Single rowing position set in the gunwhales.
Midships thwart of varnished hardwood.
Centreplate box of sheathed marine plywood with a varnished hardwood top. Centreplate made from 25mm plywood.
Slatted sole boards in oiled douglas fir
Drop plate rudder on bronze hangings from Seasure
Gaff sloop rig on a varnished douglas fir mast, built using specially selected timber from Robbins. Varnished douglas fir boom, gaff and bowsprit.
Bronze mast fittings from Daveys. Leathered hardwood gaff jaws with parrell balls.
Simply rigged with a single stainless steel shroud either side with lanyards to external stainless chain plates. Fixed stainless forestay to the end of the bowsprit with a stainless steel wire bobstay.
Jib is set on a Barton roller furling system at the end of the bowsprit.
Mainsail and jib in cream Clipper Canvas by James Lawrence Sailmakers, all new in ?
Traditional 3 strand running rigging with halyards to belay pins by the mast base.
Jib sheets come to jammers midships. Mainsheet on a 3:1 tackle to a rope horse across the transom.
Mainsail and jib by James Lawrence Sailmakers, Brightlingsea
Roller furling headsail system
Running and standing rigging
Drop plate rudder with tiller
Pair of Collars oars and rowlocks
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