Small craft

Rock Rainbow Sailing Dinghy

(REF: 24997)

£1600

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Kempthorn Lay & Sons
  • Year: 1950's
  • Location: Essex
  • Length on deck: 14'
  • Beam: 6'

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Rock Rainbow sailing dinghy built in Rock, Cornwall in the 1950’s by Kempthorn Lay & Sons.  Thought to be the only surviving example of the fleet, the design was built for the Rock Sailing Club by a local boat builder in the 1950’s for sailing around the Camel Estuary.

The boat is a substantial dinghy with a very full bilge midships giving terrific stability and load carry ability.  The bows are quite fine and the transom has a marked tumblehome making her rather interesting and unlike many other clinker dinghies of her size.

Being a half-decker there is dry storage space under the foredeck and she can take a bit more weather than a completely open dinghy, ideal for the sometimes rough open waters of the Camel Estuary.

Professional refit in current ownership with a new lower section of the transom fitted and some new planks.  Her trailer is in good order with recent new bearings, wheels and tyres and recently completed 700 mile round trip to the Lake District.

 

Length                  14’

Beam                    6’

 

Construction

Clinker planked in mahogany all copper rivet fastened to steam bent oak timbers.

Painted hull with the sheer strake varnished.

Varnished mahogany transom, the lower board was replaced recently.

Varnished marine plywood foredeck and side decks fastened down with bronze grip fast nails.  Curved mahogany coaming around the edge of the cockpit.

Mahogany centreboard case with a galvanised centreplate, raised with a traditional reduction pulley.  Centreboard recently re-galvanised.

Varnished mahogany thwarts and slatted sole boards.

New rudder in current ownership

 

 

Rig

Fractional Bermudan sloop rig on a keel stepped varnished pine mast.

Varnished wooden boom.

Stainless steel standing rigging to internal bronze chain plates.  Single lower shroud either side and a forestay.  Set of cap shrouds over small spreaders.

2 sets of terylene sails, both sets of an age but still useable.

 

 

Equipment

Old but functional road trailer

Rudder, tiller and galvanised centreplate

Mast boom, rigging

2 x mainsails

2 x jibs

2 x paddles

 

 

 

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