wooden ships comments on this Gaff rigged punt

14’ gaff rigged punt, believed to have been built in 1890.

Gaff rigged punt

Clinker planked pine, fastened with copper nails and roves to steam bent timbers.

Oak back-bone.

Additional timber keel recently fitted full length to give the hull a little more grip in the water for sailing.

Short bilge keels fitted recently to allow her to sit on the beach.

90kg ballast carried as steel punching in removeable plastic milk bottles stowed centrally under the sole boards.

2011 refit when new capping rails were fitted.

New marine ply sole boards fitted

Hull painted

Spars varnished.

New outboard bracket fitted to the transom.


Gaff mainsail.

Fore sail.

Mast stepped in a tabernacle on the forward thwart for easy lowering.

Midships rowing thwart with twin knees.

Jib sheet fairleads on the gunnel to jamming cleats on the midships thwart.

Halyards made off to mast cleats.

Fixed bowsprit to port of the stemhead, heel secured to the mast tabernacle.

Bobstay chain and whisker guys.

Single shrouds set up with rigging screws to internal bronze chain plates.

Masthead forestay to the outer end of the bowsprit.


Pair of oars

Road trailer with new bearings and tyres.

Anchor and warp.

Mooring warps

3 fenders

Seagull outboard engine