wooden ships comments on this Dallimore sloop for refit
A real little ship that has fallen on hard times.
Planked in 3/4″ mahogany all copper fastened to steam bent 1 1/4″ x 7/8″ oak timbers on what appears to be an oak back-bone
Long external 1 ton iron ballast keel.
The deck is laid in the old way with T&G boards covered with canvas and painted. Part of the canvas has been removed or damaged.
The coamings, sky-light, entrance hatches and cock-pit are all in mahogany and finished varnished although all the varnish now has to be stripped back and replaced.
Varnished mahogany sheer strake with bronze port holes.
Fractional Bermudian sloop rig on varnished spruce mast stepped through the deck onto the keel setting 265sq’ of sail.
Varnished roller reefing boom.
Mainsail and headsail and storm jib.
Pair of sheet winches, not fitted.
Volvo Penta 1-cyl 7hp diesel engine on the centre-line to conventional centre-line shaft drive with3-blade bronze prop.
Saloon cabin with galley to port by the entrance and the chart desk opposite to stbd
Port and stbd settee berths.
Fore peak with Baby Blake sea toilet on the centre line and a fold-away pipe-cot over to stbd, sail bin to port.
Solid fuel cabin heater in the saloon.
Stainless steel sink
All original varnished mahogany joinery.
Rigid plastic water tanks and new bras hand pump to the sink.
Good 4-wheel trailer.
There is a considerable amount of equipment stored on board, all of which is included in the sale of the yacht.
She was in tidy condition and much loved by her elderly owner until only 3 or 4 years ago. After his death she lay untouched and suffered slowly bu insiduously. She has now emerged from her period of hibernation and looking for a new owner to refit her. She does not appear to have any obvious deteriorated timber but there has been considerable drying which now necessitates extensive refastening, the deck must be resheathed and the whole boat repainted and varnished. This is a challenging but very satisfying job.