Wooden Ships Comments on this RNSA Sailing Dinghy
RNSA 14 sailing dinghy in superb condition having been given a very thorough refit for the late owner by Peter Freebody and Co. on the Thames.
This major refit was commissioned by the late owner and work was completed in December 2013, with minor finishing jobs done at Robertsons Boatyard, Suffolk in 2016. A full condition survey was carried out in July 2016, a copy of this is available. The boat has been used very little since and stored in a dry dark garage for most of the intervening years.
The RNSA dinghy was designed for the Royal Navy to teach sailing to the cadets with some carried on larger war ships. The design was a huge success and many examples were built for the domestic market by various yards around the country as they were such stable, safe and easy to sail dinghies.
This dinghy is an ex navy example and has a War Department Registered No. SDY/852002
There is unlikely to be a better example on the market than this little boat. All invoices from the work carried out are available along with the 2016 survey report.
Length on Deck 14’
Clinker planked in mahogany copper rivet fastened to steam bent oak timbers.
Total of 8 full oak timbers and 16 half oak timbers were renewed. A number of new sections of planking were fitted.
Varnished hull inside and out.
Varnished oak rubbing strake and mahogany transom with laminated oak quarter knees. New ash inwhales.
Oak stem and keel with a brass stem band. New oak top to the stem in the refit
Varnished mahogany thwarts resting on an oak stringer.
Varnished mahogany centreboard case with a galvanised steel plate. Raised and lowered on a bronze reduction pulley wheel.
Varnished mahogany rudder on bronze hangings with a hinged galvanised steel rudder blade. Ash tiller.
Slatted varnished mahogany sole boards
Gunter sloop rig on a keel stepped varnished spruce mast supported at gunwhale level by a new Honduras mahogany thwart.
Varnished spruce boom and gunter yard. Leathered bronze jaws on the yard
Hand spliced 4mm galvanised steel wire standing rigging to external bronze chain plates tensioned with rope lanyards.
Mainsail and jib in cream terylene.
Mercury 2.5hp 2 stroke outboard engine mounts on a bracket on the transom
All over canvas cover
Pair of oars and bronze rowlocks
Blocks for securing spars in transport
Mercury 2.5hp 2 stroke outboard engine
Standing and running rigging
Rudder, tiller and centreplate
These particulars have been prepared in good faith from information provided by the Vendors and are intended as a guide, Wooden Ships cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. The Purchaser should instruct his agent or surveyor to validate all details as necessary and satisfy himself with the condition of the vessel and its equipment.
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