1985 Traditional Gaff Dayboat, much recent work including GRP sheathing of the underwater hull, lift keel, high quality sails, running and standing rigging renewed in 2013, Yamaha 4hp outboard, great value!
Built in approx 1985. Carvel wooden construction of edge glued planking on oak frames, GRP sheathed, lead ballast, lifting keel, transom hung lifting rudder, side decks and foredeck, bowsprit, gaff sloop rig with tan sails, seating.
LOA 20' 0" (6.1m) excluding bowsprit
Beam 7' 11" (2.4m)
Draft 2' 0" (0.6m)/3’6” keel down
Slab reefing Gaff mainsail by Ratsey & Lapthorn with blue mainsail cover. Roller reefing system with furling tan Jib. Several other older sails. Wooden mast, boom and gaff, new running and standing rigging (2013).
Yamaha 4HP outboard motor on transom bracket.
Solar panel on aft deck powering 12v battery & electric bilge pump.
2 Gibb sheet winches, over boom cockpit tent with windows and openings, Plough anchor with chain and warp, kedge anchor & warp.
Manual and electric bilge pump.
4 wheel yard trailer (would need improvement for road use).
“Albert & Florence” is a very attractive Gaff day boat, she has a good volume, easy to sail with one, two, three or four people and the benefit of a Yamaha 4HP outboard motor. Her standing and running rigging were renewed in 2013 and she has a roller reefing Jib. She also has several older sails.
In recent year the following work has been carried out;
600lb of pg iron ballast has been replaced with lead ingots on a purpose built tray.
Iron centre plate has been removed, blasted, re-profiled and epoxied.
Rotten sampson post has been replaced with new Oak sampson post.
The transom rudder has a stainless steel sleeve to strengthen, as does the mast.
The hull below the waterline has been taken back to bare wood, dried, filled and then epoxy & glass sheathed professionally.