Wooden Ships Comments on this Stirling and Son sailing dinghy
Clinker sailing dinghy designed and built by Stirling and Son of Plymouth, launched in 2016.
She is a very attractive dinghy with a straight stem, attractive sheer line and a fullness to the bilge sections amidships giving great stability and buoyancy. An identical dinghy was sailed on several adventures, including a cross channel voyage to prove just how sea worthy and capable the design is.
This example is in near perfect condition and is complete with rig, cover, road trailer and everything else needed to get out on the water immediately. She has recently had a complete varnish job inside and out.
The high quality of workmanship is evident, for example the way the planks have been run into the transom is a particularly clear example that this is a dinghy built by very experienced craftsmen who have taken time to do the job properly.
Little else needs to be said about the quality, condition and provenance of this delightful dinghy, the pictures do the talking and she will be an absolute joy for anyone who is lucky enough to be her next custodian.
Length on Deck 14′
Clinker planked in mahogany copper fastened to steam bent oak ribs.
Oak transom, keel and stem. Leathered sculling notch in the transom.
Oak rubbing strakes top and bottom of a slightly broader sheer strake plank with an oak gunnel, riveted through with a mahogany capping.
Gold leaf inlaid cove line with nice bow details give her a very elegant look.
Varnished mahogany thwarts with oak supporting knees sit on an oak stringer. Thwarts finished with a nice reeding along the edges.
Mahogany centre plate box with oak supporting knees holding a bronze plate, raised and lowered with a block and tackle system using bronze blocks.
Small foredeck on oak deck beams laid in varnished mahogany.
Bronze fair leads and deck fittings.
Transom hung varnished mahogany drop plate rudder on bronze pintles with an oak tiller.
Standing lug rig on a varnished spruce unstayed mast.
Mast is stepped on the keel and held in an oak support on the aft side of the foredeck.
Varnished spruce yard and boom with stitched leather pads to protect the chafe areas.
Running rigging is all traditional 3 strand with bronze blocks
Bronze belay pins at the base of the mast to take halyard and downhauls.
Mainsail in cream Clipper Canvas by North Sea Sails with hand stitched bolt ropes.
Mainsheet attaches to a bronze horse across the transom over the tiller.
Small jib in Clipper Canvas designed for down wind sailing, easier to handle than the large mainsail.
Tiller and rudder
Varnished sole boards
Pair of spoon blade oars
Pair of bronze rowlocks
Protective plate for transom if using outboard
Honda 2.3hp outboard nearly new
4 x white canvas fenders
All over cover
Road trailer with piggy back launching trolley
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