Wooden Ships Comments on this Beer lugger
Built by Paul Mears of Seaton in 2008 to a traditional Beer lugger design. The Beer luggers have been used as local fishing boats for many years, launched and retrieved from the beach with large winches and wooden rollers. Because of this they are built very robustly and have a very conspicuous shape to the hull with high freeboard, a sharp turn to the bilge for stability and bilge keels to keep them upright on the beach.
This is a very stable and spacious boat for her size with capability to be sailed or motored. The cosmetics are all in very tidy condition with new varnish and antifoul this summer.
She comes with a galvanised single axle braked road trailer and all over cover.
Length on Deck 16’5”
Planked in Elm all copper rivet fastened to steam bent oak timbers. A single large sawn oak frame just forward of the engine gives stiffness to the hull
Heavy gunnels of oak and mahogany, fastened right through with large copper rivets.
Small foredeck and aft deck of straight laid mahogany.
Fore and aft thwarts are set deep in the hull giving good shelter to the occupants.
Transom hung rudder on specially designed stainless pintles so it can be lifted when the boat dries out.
Two mast lug rig with main and mizzen both on keel stepped varnished spruce masts. Loose footed sails with alloy main yard for lightness and ease of handling, and a timber mizzen yard.
Mainsail tack is taken to a small bowsprit and sheeted inboard. Mizzen is sheeted to a fibreglass bumpkin out the stern.
Tan terylene sails by Rowells of Exmouth in 2010
Single winch on a stainless pole in the centre of the cockpit which can be removed when not in use.
Yanmar 1GM10 single cylinder raw water cooled diesel installed new in 2008.
Single lever control with a centreline stainless shaft and 3 blade bronze propeller.
30l stainless tank under the aft deck.
Single 12 volt battery for engine starting and running the automatic bilge pump. Charged from the engine alternator.
Manual and electric bilge pumps
Oars and rowlocks
Anchor and warp
All over heavy duty cover 2011