Lymington Hampshire UK|
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This is the last existing Solent One Design still racing on the Solent. 23 were built between 1896 & 1897 for members of the Royal Yacht Squadron and the Island Sailing Club. Built at Whites of Cowes and constructed from pitch pine on oak frames with a lead keel.
The yacht benefits from an extensive refit in 2010 when she was striped to bare wood inside and out, epoxied and filled with epoxy putty, sheathed outside only to the waterline with bi-axial glass cloth. Then filled and faired, spray-painted in Awlgrip Oyster White.
Her original spars are constructed from Oregon Pine and have been lovingly kept, the varnish certainly ‘gleams’. She benefits from an extensive sail wardrobe will allow you to enter into any classic boat race. Powered by a 10hp Yanmar 1GM diesel engine with an approximate fuel consumption of less than one litre per hour.
The interior aboard is very basic for racing; sail locker forward of the mast separated from the cabin by a bulkhead with entrance. The cabin has twin berths with upholstery, to starboard aft there is a navigation table, draws and locker beneath. On the port side there is a galley, with sink and storage, the stove and gas bottle have been removed for racing.
This is an opportunity to obtain part of maritime history with a great racing record, viewing is highly recommended for any classic boat lover…
New Sitka Spruce Mast, boom and gaff
New stainless steel and running rigging
Woodwork re varnished
The spars are original Oregon pine. They are rigged with stainless steel standing rigging (checked annually) and with modern cordage for halyards, sheets and lines.
Sails – all Dacron:
Mainsail and Jackyard Topsail by James Lawrence 2004 – slab reefing
Jib and staysail on 2010 furlers by Sanders Sails 2011
Genoa by Sanders Sails 2010
Nylon Asymmetric spinnaker by Elvstrom 2010
Nylon Asymmetric spinnaker by Hyde 2011(Small)
• Mainsail cover by Sanders 2010
• Log and echo sounder
• 10hp Yanmar 1GM diesel (2001) raw water cooled is serviced regularly
• Shaft drives a fixed three bladed, offset bronze propeller (2011)
• Electrical system has two 12-volt batteries charged by the engine
Ground Tackle and Mooring
• CQR anchor, chain and nylon warp
• Mooring lines.
The Solent One-Design is 25ft 3in on the waterline, 32ft 2in between the ends, and 41ft 6in overall. Her beam is 7ft 10in and she draws 5ft 9in with a displacement of 7.38 tons. Cutter rigged with a gaff mainsail and jack yard topsail, she now sports a light genoa for use in winds under ten knots, and, in line with her original sail plan, an asymmetric spinnaker. The Solent One-Design was the first ever one-design class.
• Furling genoa
• Mainsail cover
• Log speedometer
• Depth sounder
• Asymmetric spinnakers (Small & Large)
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.
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This Solent One Design O.D. Racing Gaff Class has been personally photographed and viewed by Anthony Silver of Boatshed Lymington.
|Vessel name:||Solent One Design O.D. Racing Gaff Class|
|Builder:||Solent One Design|
|Make:||Solent One Design|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Yanmar 1GM|
|Cruising Speed:||4 knots|
|Maximum Speed:||6 knots|
|Length over all:||12.65m|
|Length at waterline:||7.7m|
|Fuel capacity:||25 Litres|