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1939 Gaff Cutter - £20,000


Lying : Norfolk - Viewing strictly by appointment through Topsail

Gaff Cutter

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General Specification

LOA : 7.87m (25ft 10in)
Beam : 2.54m (8ft 4in)
Draft : 1.35m (4ft 5in)
Keel : Long


CONSTRUCTION: Carvel planked in larch/spruce on elm frames. Keel, stem and deadwood all oak. Decks GRP sheathed larch/spruce planking, Trakmark covered.

YEAR: 1939

DIMENSIONS: LOA 25' 10", BEAM 8' 4", DRAFT 4' 5"


COLOUR: White with blue bootline and beige decks

INTERIOR: 2 + 1 berths plus galley area and toilet

ENGINE: Yanmar 2 GM 20 18 hp diesel plus mechanical gearbox. The engine has a 55 amp/hour alternator charging 2 102 amp/hour batteries (one brand new and still under 4 year guarantee).

RIG TYPE: Gaff cutter

MAST/SPARS: Varnished pine (keel-stepped), stainless standing rigging (1986)

SAILS: Main, genoa and staysail in tan terylene plus further staysail in white terylene, by Jeckells and a further storm jib and 2 jibs all in tan. Mainsail has boom roller reefing and the headsail has Wykeham-Martin furling. There is a white canvas sail cover.

EQUIPMENT: Internal: The boat has a reasonable sized cockpit with seating and lockers to either side. The companionway leads down into the cabin where there is a chart table to starboard opposite which is the galley area. Forward of these there is a single settee berth to either side (both with storage under). In the bow there is a Baby Blake sea-toilet, sail storage and access to the chain locker. There is also space for a third crew-member to sleep if necessary. Navigation equipment includes: Seafarer echosounder, Walker Excelsior trailing log, Kelvin Hughes Huson 55 VHF, Sowester Bosun steering compass, navigation lights and a hand lead and line. There is an opening skylight in the deckhead giving 5' 10" headroom (sitting headroom elsewhere). External: The boat has a manual anchor windlass, 25 lb plough anchor and 18 fathoms 9/32" galvanised chain. She also has a radar reflector and fog horn plus miscellaneous other gear including deck cushions, bosun's chair, covers for windlass, hatches and skylight.

REMARKS: A very pretty, traditional boat that was the subject of an extensive refit in 1987. During the 1999 she was given a further refit (including full renovation of the cabin roof). Reluctantly for sale due to age of owner (who has had her for some 14 years). Work has just started on a complete renovation, which will include adding a counter stern, enlarging the cockpit, replacing most of the internal fittings, plumbing, cooker, etc. It is planned that she will have a shower in the heads, Iroko laid decks and so on. There is still time to influence the refit, should the boat be of interest.

OUR OPINION: Whilst she would benefit from some internal tidying, there is no doubt that she would make a very pleasant small cruiser.


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