This superb classic F.B.R Brown design was built in 1973 and has had only 2 owners from new. Brown was noted for his designs of very pleasing, sea-worthy cruising yachts.
She has a full keel and an overhanging transom stern. Constructed from carvel planked 7/8 inch utile (mahogany) copper fastened to 1 3/8 inch x 1 1/8 inch steamed oak ribs at 6 inch centres on an oak backbone carrying 1.6 tons of ballast.
She has a traditional teak deck, very durable afromosia coach roof and self-draining cockpit. Fitted with stainless steel pull-pit, push-pit and guard rails.
She is fitted with the classic Dolphin 12 hp engine, a two cylinder two stroke petrol. These engines had a reputation for simplicity and reliability as well as being economical in use. This one has been recently rebuilt and as can be seen in the photos is in excellent condition and capable of many more years service.
She has been lightly used and clearly cherished. Her sails were new 1991 and are in excellent condition. There are three plus one berths and standing headroom.
A beautiful, classic yacht that has been maintained to a high standard.
|LOA||: 29' 6" (9m)|
|LWL||: 22' 0" (6.7m)|
|Beam||: 8' 6" (2.6m)|
|Draft||: 4' 6" (1.4m)|
|Engine Type||: 2 cylinder 2 stroke|
|Engine||: Dolphin 12|
Forward cabin with single berth, heads compartment and stowage.
Saloon with two single berths with foot box extensions. Small aft quarter berth. Good standing headroom.
Plastimo 2 burner /grill gas cooker - new 2010. Stainless steel sink.
Saturn sails 1991 – Mainsail, No. 1 Jib and Genoa all in very good condition.
Original set of Jeckells sails 1973, main, no. 2 jib, storm jib and spinnaker, only used storm jib and no. 2 jib, in good condition for age.
SX35 DSC Nasa VHF
Piranha 2X depth sounder
Steering compass mounted into cockpit bulkhead
Wasp trailing log
Hand bearing compass (Iris)
24 and 12 volt from 2x12 volt batteries charged from the engine Dynastart system.
Safety lines/ 2 attachments
I lifejacket and 1 buoyancy aid staying with boat
2 manual fire extinguishers, 1 automatic
Carbon monoxide alarm and gas detector, bilge blower
Whale 25 bilge pump
Attwood v750 bilge pump with float switch
1 long, 1 short boathook
CQR anchor and chain
Land storage trailer
Dolphin 12hp two cylinder petrol engine with centrifugal clutch, 6 gallon mild steel fuel tank
Original engine, well maintained - bottom end re-built 2008, new piston rings 2013.
HISTORY OF WORK BY CURRENT OWNERS, IMPROVEMENTS ETC. SINCE OWNERSHIP 2002
New toilet and hoses
New fire extinguishers and gas alarm fitted
DSC radio installed
Engine – new hoses and water pump belt
Replaced main sail halyards – fitted new wind indicator
Clock and barometer fitted
Fuel tank taken out and inspected – lined with tank sealer to prevent rust, new pipes and petrol tap fitted
Safety lines fitted
Batteries and connectors replaced
New depth sounder and transducer fitted
Mast re-wired – new navigation lights
Anchor swivel fitted – winches overhauled
Engine bilge painted
Electric bilge pump fitted, manual pump overhauled
Bilge blower installed
Interior of cabin/focsle painted and rest of bilge.
Sikaflex renewed - chainplates
Jib sheets replaced
New electric switches on control board
New water pump impeller and gasket fitted
Trailing log bought
Stern cleats replaced with stronger fittings
Stern gland packing replaced
Reefing strop strengthened
Bow fender bought
Float switch fitted for electric bilge pump
Carbon Monoxide alarm fitted
Routine maintenance only required
New waterlok exhaust silencer
Engine – bottom end re-built, renewed water pump pulley, water pump belt, rebuilt water pump. Engine re-painted
1 new battery
Routine maintenance only required
New bilge blower
New propshaft plummer bearing
Boxed in petrol tank
Replaced jet and slide in carburettor
New 2 burner gas cooker/grill
Ashore during summer due to extensive work building new pier and installing pontoons in harbour. Interior re-painted
Port side toe rail replaced approx stern to midships due to storm damage .
Some chaffing on planks below toe rail repaired with epoxy resin.
Work carried out by professional boatbuilder.
Engine - top end checked and new piston rings fitted, engine re-painted
New gas alarm fitted
Sikaflex re-newed chainplates
Antifouled and hull painted on slip.
Every year craned out using spreaders, stored on custom made bogie, protected from weather by tarpaulin but with good ventilation ensured.
Full paint job on hull every spring as well as all exterior woodwork, coachroof etc.
Engine laid up properly every winter and serviced in spring
(2013/2014 winter excepted where she stayed on the pontoon, protected with tarps over cockpit and coachroof)
Visited and photographed by Rob White for Western Horizon Yachts, Scotland
Listing started in October 2014
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