Baltic Trader Gaff Ketch
Planked in 2.25″ oak fastened with iron boat nails to 5″x 5″ oak frames at 14″ centres.
Hull refastened and copper sheathed below the waterline in 1984.
24 tons of internal steel ballast.
Straight laid solid Iroko deck laid in 1974. Seams re-payed in 2012.
High bulwarks all round on oak through deck stanchions.
Three deckhouses in massively built solid pine.
Gaff ketch rig on keel stepped solid pine masts.
Main mast and all standing rigging new in 2015
Mizzen mast was replaced in 2011.
Fidded topmast on both main and mizzen
Galvanise wire standing rigging with rigging screws to external chain plates.
Sails new in 2006 by Patrick Selman of Falmouth:
Mizzen topsail (older than other sails)
Flying jib (older than other sails)
Perkins Sabre 6cyl 135hp naturally aspirated diesel.
Installed as reconditioned unit in 2013.
Borg Warner Velvet Drive hydraulic gearbox to fixed 3 blade propeller.
6 knots cruising speed at 1800rpm
4 x 180ah domestic batteries with 24 domestic systems.
3 x 12v engine start batteries
3200 litres of fuel in 2 separate tanks.
14 berths in total.
Twin berth cabin either side of the main mast and twin berth cabin forward to port.
Centre-line door to the fore peak chain locker, paint store and work bench.
Saloon cabin, large table to starboard with L-shaped seating around. Water tank and freezer to port.
Port twin berth cabin.
Centre-line steps to the galley in the deck-house. The galley is under the midships house with the floor level at half-height below. Full size commercial stainless steel 4-burner and oven gas cooker. Twin stainless steel sinks. Ample locker space.
Stbd passageway aft.
Small single berth under the side deck to stbd of the passageway, curtain doorway.
Athwartships lobby with heads and shower compartments on the centre-line fwd, 2 single berth cabins in line under the port side deck. 12v toilet.
Stbd door in the lobby after bulkhead into the engine room.
Separate deck entrance to the Captain’s cabin aft with 3 berths and chart desk.
Full specification and details available upon request
Designer: Traditional Length on deck: 65'
Builder: Sweden Beam: 19'4"
Year: 1914 Draft: 7'6"