Wooden ships comments on this Bangor S Class
No 16 of 18 of these distinctive yachts designed by R.N. Slater and built by the Bangor Shipyard, N Ireland, 1962.
See the Class web site on http://shipyardboats.co.uk
Long keel, fine canoe stern. 7/8” mahogany planking all copper fastened to heavy oak frames at 24”c with 3 steamed intermediate oak timbers between on an oak back-bone with external iron ballast keel.
Several cracked steamed timbers strapped and hanging knees refastened on survey recommendation April 09.Regalvanised ferrous strap floors, keel bolts drawn 2001.
Iron keel bolt drawn July 07, found excellent and replaced.
Spring 2012, undergoing a complete and very thorough paint and varnish job, under cover, ready for inspection at any time.
A remarkably solid construction for her size.
Sheathed t&g pine deck, painted, between varnished mahogany cover-boards, king plank and toe rails with inscribed cove line in the sheer strake. Galvanised steel pull-pit, stainless steel stanchions with twin guard wires.
Galvanised twin chain roller stemhead fitting takes the fore stay. CQR anchor in varnished chocks.
Varnished mahogany coach-roof coamings with 4 oval portlights in bronze frames each side.
Quadrants rebedded 07. Fore hatch on the fwd end.
T&G pine deck, GRP sheathed and painted. Copper vent on Dorade box to port of the mast and another to stbd of the entrance hatch. Grab rails each side.
Sliding hatch and double doors to the cabin.
Nice clear side decks and fore deck with Sampson post, bronze fairleads, bronze mooring cleat on aft deck. S/s pull-pit, 3 pairs of s/s stanchions with guard wires, rebedded 2007.
Deep,safe cock-pit, bench seats each side, locker under stbd seat. Locker under the aft deck. Varnished mahogany sole boards.
Masthead Bermudian sloop rig on keel-stepped varnished mast, single spreaders. All over-size s/s rigging to bronze internal; chain plates.. Single standing back-stay (1999) twin lowers and cap shrouds ( 1985).
Sailspar roller furling gear.
1999 mainsail 178sq’ + 2 older mainsails.
New 2007 genoa on Sailspar roller gear 228sq’
Working jib 121sq’ 1988
Storm jib 50sq’ 1988
Spinnaker with squeezer 1988
Spinnaker pole and whisker pole.
Pair of Lewmar 16 self tail cock-pit sheet winches.
Pair of Lewmar 6 mast winches.
Headsail sheets through track cars on s/s toe- rail track, main sheets to aft deck.
1998 Nannidiesel 14.5hp 2-cyl diesel engine with single lever controls to centre-line 3-blade prop gives 6.5knts. 1998 shaft and prop. 10 gall s/s tank in the stern locker.
2 x 105amp/hr 12v batteries.
3 berths + pipe cot.
Fore cabin, fore hatch over with port side Jabsco sea toilet and stbd cot berth. Sea water at the hand basin on the bulkhead. Heads partition bulkhead removed to open this compartment.
Stbd mahogany bulkhead door to saloon cabin with port and stbd 6’ settee berths.
Table cleverly folds up to stow vertically midships against the fwd bulkhead.
Bulkhead locker port side contains a remarkably complete set of original glassware inscribed with the Bangor Shipyard crest.
Hanging locker and chart table aft to port over the head of the quarter berth.
Galley aft to stbd with gimballed Taylors 028 paraffin 2-burner cooker (pressure tank in fore cabin locker) and sink with hand pump from 70 litre flexi water tank, manual overboard waste pump.
New Taylors paraffin cabin heater with stainless steel flue to deck.
5’8” head-room in the saloon cabin
Autohelm 1000 auto-pilot.
35 meters 3/8” chain
Galvanised chain gipsey on the mast band.
Life buoy with light
12v auto bilge pump 2008
Whale Titan manual pump
2 fire extngs.
Little used Honda 2.3hp outboard engine.
Warps,fenders and cock-pit cover.
Clock and barometer
1st aid box.
Sold by Wooden Ships in 1991 for excellent long term owner with all survey recs carried out at that time. Regular yard maintenance. 1998 new engine installed with new stern gear. Hull wooded in 2001, repainted and revarnished.
Sold again by Wooden Ships in 2004 but change of domestic plans dictated an early sale to the present owner.
Very attractive and eye catching yacht. Enthusiastically and methodically up-dated in line with 2006 survey, revarnished using Tonkinoise and very much enjoyed in East Coast waters.