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Millbrook Cornwall UK
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A North Quay 19 in beautiful condition with many extras including trailer, camping tent, new full winter cover, new cockpit and sail covers and outboard with full service history. This is a lovely day sailer, with an enormous well protected cockpit, great for 4 to 5 adults. Sails laundered and professionally serviced, new trailer 2016, cockpit and sail covers 2018, winter cover 2018/19. She has the capability to sleep 4, but you have to be good friends. Portaloo, new battery 2017, navigation lights, echo sounder, compass and hand held VHF radio included. Spray hood, immaculate camping extension to spray hood and cushions.
|Vessel type:||Gaff Cutter day sailer|
|Model:||19 Gaff Cutter|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Honda outboard|
|Fuel type:||Petrol (Gas)|
|Length over all:||23' 7"|
|Length at waterline:||19' 3"|
|Maximum draft:||1' 10"|
|Hull colour:||Teal blue|
|Keel type:||Lifting Keel|
|Dry Weight:||975 kg|
|Fuel capacity:||10 Litres|
Designed by Ted Spears and the brief was for a safe trailer sailer that the owner could use to explore lakes, rivers and estuaries. The appearance and ease of handling were of equal importance. A traditional concept with regard to the rig and hull shape was the natural solution.
The hull shape is evocative of 18th century naval cutters and gigs and has an easily driven shape with fine entry having the transom tucked up. Reserve buoyancy in the hull will make for a very stiff vessel able the stand up to her canvas. Plenty of sheer gives a jaunty appearance and helps to keep the crew dry. The rig offers plenty of sail area for light conditions or a good thrash with a heavy crew. The ease of handling and reefing a gaff sail together with the traditional appearance works well with the hull shape. The mast is approximately the same length as the hull to facilitate trailing the craft with safety. The bowsprit “unplugs” and everything stows onboard. The twin cockpits are laid out to enable three large adults to enjoy the cruise or with everything to hand for a single-hander. The use of cedar epoxy lends itself to economical series production with the possibility of some customisation.
The shell is constructed of 12 mm Western Red Cedar tongued and grooved strips glued together. The hull is sheathed with woven glass and epoxy resin externally and internally. The hull is stiffened with a laminated hog and stem. The beam shelf and carlin is of Douglas fir. Transverse partial bulkheads and frames are fitted at 500-mm centres of marine plywood. The transom and coamings are of solid Mahogany. The remaining furniture is of marine plywood and all contribute to the stiffening of the hull. Internal trim is Mahogany. Adhesives and Fastenings
Epoxy resins are utilised throughout the construction and are produced by an approved manufacturer. Stainless steel (A4), solid copper or silicon bronze fastenings are utilised below the waterline and stainless steel (A4) or brass above.
The deck is 12-mm marine plywood sheathed as for the hull and supported on laminated deck beams and knees. The coamings are varnished Mahogany and twin Teak rubbing bands are fitted
A galvanised steel plate keel is fitted through the timber keel and is operated by a rope winch from the aft cockpit. The keel is pivoted on a stainless steel bolt that is fitted through the ballast keel.
Rudder Tiller and Skeg
The rudder is constructed with Mahogany cheeks and a sheathed marine plywood blade. The tiller is Ash cut to shape and fitted to the rudder head mortice.
The permanent ballast is fitted externally. Loose trimming ballast may be required.
Provision is made for the installation of any outboard up to 6 HP.
Lockers are formed in the benches with top opening lids between frames. There is space for two berths under the foredeck. The forward locker between the bunks is large enough to stow a Portapotti which slides out to a usable position. The aft cockpit seat tops have non- slip panels. A well is formed for an outboard engine having the controls easily accessible and the propeller protected by the extended keel. A diaphragm type bilge pump is fitted to draw from the lowest part of the bilge and to discharge overboard. Non-skid coated bottom boards are fitted to the cockpit. Cushions covered in sailcloth are fitted in the forward end of the vessel held in place with press-studs. The tabernacle and stem head fitting are bronze and are fitted using stainless steel bolts. The stem head fitting is to have an eye to accept the tack of a sail when required. The halyards pass through the comings and are cleated in the forward cockpit. A bronze horse is mounted on the aft deck. A samson post in Iroko is fitted through the foredeck and onto the forward bulkhead by at least 500mm and is fastened with stainless steel bolts and epoxy resin. Substantial cleats are fitted on the aft deck and on the foredeck with the decks stiffened in way.
Spars and Sails
The mast is hollow with the remaining spars solid Douglas Fir and the fittings are bronze. Terylene sails are supplied by Jeckells in cream.
The standing rigging is 7 x 19 flexible wire tensioned with lashings. The running rigging consists of jib/genoa, peak and throat halyards and a topping lift. All are 8mm braided polyester and the sheets are 10mm. The blocks are all by Barton Marine Equipment.
The paint finish is Polyurethane over epoxy high build and polyurethane base coats. The spars, rudder, tiller and coamings only have a minimum of 5 coats of traditional varnish. The rubbing bands, samson post, toe rail and seat slats are left bare. The underwater area is coated with antifouling in a colour to choice.