Wooden ships comments on this Loch Long
The Loch Long One Design racing yacht was originally commissioned by members of the Loch Long Sailing Club of Scotland to mark the coronation of George VI (and initially called the Coronation One Design). Modified from a Norwegian design the hull has moderate overhangs and long coamings to the cockpit, a low coachroof, she is a sporty fun boat and still remains very competitive in her fleet.
This Loch Long OD, “Gaen” #39, was a fleet leader back in the 80’s. She had the hull restored about 7 years ago and had new standing rigging at this time as well.
Designer : James Croll
Builder : Ernie Nunn of Waldringfield, Suffolk
LOA : 6.4m (21ft 0in)
LWL : 4.95m (16ft 3in)
Beam : 1.78m (5ft 10in)
Draft : 0.9m (2ft 11in)
Displacement : 816kg
Ballast : 318kg
Wood carvel construction, planked Mahogany on Oak frames, with recent stainless steel fittings. The hull had a new rib two timbers aft of the mast step in the winter of 2013/14. She had a new coach roof and comings in 2008 and has also had a replacement laminated tiller and the decks are believed to have been replaced in its lifetime.
Maintenance in 2015 has included:
- Topsides sanded, filled where necessary and painted,
- Underwater areas lightly filled where necessary and primed and antifouled
- Coachroof taken back to wood and re-varnished
- Covering board taken back to wood
- Decks repainted
- Interior planking repainted white
- Mast taken back to wood and re-varnished
Fractional Bermudan Sloop rig, Spruce mast, Halyards in good condition.
Stainless steel standing rigging in good condition (new 2008)
Mainsail (late 1990’s, serviceable condition)
Genoa (late 1990’s, serviceable condition)
Sail area 145sqft / 13.47sqm
Spare set of older sails
Harkon or similar racing blocks
Steel yard trolley/cradle with removable wheels
New class racing certificate 2015
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