Gaff Cutter, ex Mevagissey Lugger
Oak, iroko and larch planking on oak frames. Watertight bulkheads. 6 tons lead ballast.
Deck and cockpit
Marine plywood screwed and glued to solid deck beams and finished with epoxy sheathing.
High bulwark all round on stanchions with a scrubbed teak capping rail. Manual windlass mounted on the deck forward just aft of the heavy bitts holding the heel of the bowsprit.
Self draining cockpit with a deep well right at the aft end. Hydraulic wheel steering to a transom hung oak rudder with emergency tiller steering. Bronze compass binnacle mounted on the wheel pedestal with deep lockers under the thwarts either side.
Marine plywood on a hardwood frame, all epoxy sheathed. Double glazed windows all round.
Gaff cutter rig designed by Oliver Van Meer. High aspect gaff with hollow glued spars to make handling of the rig much easier and lighter.
Galvanised wire standing rigging, parcelled and served in the traditional manner to dead eyes and lanyards. External iron chainplates, all removed and refastened.
Pin rails for running rigging. Self tailing winches and jammer cleats mounted on the capping rail take much of the hard work out of handling the rig with jib and staysail sheets led back to these. Running backstays on 4:1 block and tackles, with all halyard falls coming to pinrails on the bulwark in way of the shrouds.
Roller furling jib and a hanked on boomed staysail making handling the headsails an easy task.
Main is set on mast hoops with stretchers on the halyard falls to aid setting the main.
Kubota 62hp 5 cyl diesel. Max rpm 2800. 1200 hrs running.
ZF Hurth hydraulic gearbox with an Aquadrive coupling to stainless steel centreline shaft. 20” fully feathering Maxprop. Engine compartment is under the floor of the doghouse which can all be lifted to give good access.
Fuel – 1 x 650 ltrs, 1 x 450 ltrs with double independent water separator systems.
Waste – 320 litre waste tank.
Water – 600 ltrs in Stainless steel tank. Pressure pump and foot pump. Pressure fed engine powered calorifier for hot water to shower and galley.
12v system and 230v AC through inverter/charger combi unit.
120 amp alternator on engine.
All batteries are Gel type with 1 dedicated engine starter and 2 x 220ah domestic batteries.
Interior has been completely re-designed and rebuilt to make the most of the space offered in the hull. The addition of the dog house is not particularly traditional but does hugely increase the space in the boat and makes her much lighter and easier to move around in. The joinery has been finished with white panels and oak trim which helps with the feeling of space and light.
6/8 berth accommodation. Doghouse with 2 sofas, each 1.3m length. Aft cabin with double berth.
Saloon with U shaped settee and table which converts to a double berth. Forward cabin with twin V-berths.
Chain locker forward with storage.
Located to starboard as you descend from the dog house in to the main cabin. Force 10 3 burner gas stove with oven and grill. Large freezer/fridge cooled by Danforth compressor. Single S/S sink. Ample locker storage around the galley.
Baby Blake. 320L waste tank with deck suction outlet.
Comfortable seating area around the drop leaf table that can be converted to a good double berth. Dickinson diesel cabin heater.
20kg Bruce anchor
50mx 13mm chain
Simpson Lawrence anchor winch
Antenna system: RR Electronic Hawai 3G, configured for GSM and Navtex
Garmin GPS 152 [standby]
Sailor RT144 VHF
Raymarine ST290 speed/depth/watertemp
Raymarine E120 chartplotter/radar/GPS
Raymarine SX-10 core pack with gyro and fluxgate
Raymarine ST7002 Autopilot + S100 wireless remote
Sestrel Compass with internal electric[dimmable] and oil lighting
Wind meter [on sound, no moving parts, integrated in plotter]
Top three color sailing/anchor/strobe light OGM LED [US Coast Guard approved]
Navigation traditional and steam lights brass LED converted
RFD Seasava 6 man liferaft in hard container
4hp 4 stroke outboard
- Designer: Traditional Length on deck: 42'
- Builder: Oliver, Porthleven, Cornwall Beam: 13'6
- Year: 1920 Draft: 6'
- Location Holland