Wooden Ships Comments on this Fairey Marine Duckling
Designed by the famous Uffa Fox and produced in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Built by Fairey Marine, Hamble more famous for their high speed power boats, they employed the same construction method which resulted in a relatively lightweight and very strong wooden hull, free of internal frames, making them ideal as yacht tenders or sailing dinghies.
This is Duckling no.1499 built in the late 1960’s. Sold by us to the current owners in 2015, she is in good condition and could be made very smart with a little tidying up of the hull but is ready to be used as she is.
Hot moulded double diagonal Agba wood, the laminations glued together and vacuum packed in large ovens. This was the typical way in which Fairey built their boats from the Duckling to the 33’ Super Swordsman. Varnished mahogany capping rail all round. Sculling notch in the transom.
Varnished mahogany thwarts and dagger board box with a covered forward area.
Wooden daggerboard and a drop plate alloy rudder and tiller.
Weight approximately 135 lbs.
Gunter rig on all wooden varnished spars.
Single shrouds and a single standing forestay in stainless steel with lanyards to tension.
Mainsheet to a bronze horse across the transom.
Mainsail and jib in red terylene.
Rudder and tiller
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