Wooden Ships Comments on this Sennen Cove Lugger
Built by the Falmouth Marine School in 2004, one of a number of these boats built by students under the supervision of professional shipwrights.
The design is a replica of a Sennen Cove crabber from 1892 which means she is a solid, stable and capable sea boat. The original working boats fished for crab and lobster off Lands End with trips to the Isles of Scilly in fair weather, this was a harsh environment and these boats were designed and built to withstand everything the sea could throw at them.
With inboard engines, a 2 mast lug rig and a large open deck she is a versatile little vessel. Although heavy and solid, the boat is light enough to be towed on the road behind a suitably sized vehicle.
In present ownership she has had a thorough refit between 2019 and now, including an engine overhaul and new gearbox, new sole boards and bearers, a new foremast, new wiring and a complete cosmetic refit. She is now in smart and solid condition, ready to be sailed.
Length on Deck 22’4″
Length Waterline 22′
Planked in larch on oak frames. Bronze screw fastened into the sawn oak frames in futtocks, copper rivet fastened into the intermediate steamed timbers.
Full length wooden keel.
Full length stringer at the thwart level. Thwarts are heavily built in larch with solid supporting knees, all copper riveted through.
Painted gunnel with 2 rowing positions using thole pins through the gunnel.
All new Douglas Fir sole boards on new bearers.
Painted wooden engine box midships
Small aft deck, replaced in 2019.
Two mast lug rig on solid wooden keel stepped masts. Standing lug mizzen and dipping lug mainsail.
Foremast was new in 2019.
Mizzen sets to a large removable bumpkin over the transom. Masts, yards and bumpkin in varnished wood.
Traditional 3 strand running rigging with varnished wooden blocks.
New mainsail in 2013 by North Sea Sails. Mizzen by Patrick Selman in 2004. Both in excellent condition.
Beta Marine 14hp twin cylinder diesel installed new in 2005.
Single lever controls with stainless shaft to a centreline fixed 3 blade bronze propeller.
New Technodrive gearbox fitted in 2019.
New engine mounts installed and new salt water pump fitted in 2019.
Engine serviced in April 2020.
Stainless steel fuel tank under the aft thwart.
2 x 12 volt batteries for domestics and engine start. New 4 way switch panel installed.
All running and standing rigging
Pair of oars and rowlocks
28lb Fishermans anchor with 3/8″ chain and warp
Box of tools and bosun’s stores
Full details available upon request
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