Wooden Ships Comments on this single engine motor yacht
Built by Pearns yard in Looe in 1930 for the Trescoe hotel on the Isles of Scilly as transport for the guests to and from St Mary’
The hull is unaltered from her early days, however in present ownership the new superstructure and decks have been added to transform her from a purely day use boat into a much more versatile little vessel. The large wheelhouse gives shelter and space inside out of the elements making her a more useable boat, and with a heads, galley and 2 berths, she is very much a ‘long weekender’ which is able to explore the creeks and rivers as well as being more than capable of cruising up the coast.
Planked most likely in pitch pine all copper fastened to closely spaced steam bent oak timbers, the majority of which have been sistered at some stage in the past. One or two large sawn oak frames built into the hull for added strength.
Decks and cockpit
Deck is all new constructed of marine plywood, screwed and glued to the deck beams and sheathed in epoxy cloth. All bronze fittings on deck including fairleads and cleats.
Non self draining cockpit at the aft end with seating. A good deep cockpit making it safe at sea. Painted sole boards.
Superstructure is also new and was built at the same time as the deck. Constructed of epoxy sheathed marine plywood with the interior finished in T&G cedar panelling. Large windows all round give excellent visibility. Wheelhouse roof has handrails either side
Volvo Penta MD7 35hp 3cyl marine diesel, recently reconditioned. Stainless shaft to centre line 3 blade bronze propeller with single lever controls.
2 x 12 volt batteries under the steering console with an isolating selector switch.
Plastic fuel tank.
Entrance into the wheelhouse is on the port side, the wheelhouse has full standing headroom right the way through. Helm position to port with a console and helmsman seat, there is a 12 volt switch panel, engine controls and a spoked wooden wheel on a new Lewmar hydraulic steering unit.
Engine box is on the centreline at the aft end of the wheelhouse giving easy access all round the engine. In the aft starboard corner is a heads compartment with a Jabsco sea toilet which pumps directly overboard.
Forward of the head is a small galley area with a single burner gas ring. The gas bottles are in a separate sealed locker hung on the aft side of the wheelhouse bulkhead. Also a single stainless sink with manually pumped fresh water.
Up forward are two good sized berths with cushions.
CQR anchor and chain
Manual bilge pump
Electric bilge pump