Wooden Ships Comments on this Selway Fisher ‘Grace Hawar’ longboat
Designed by the well known Selway Fisher company, this example was built by John Holiday on Hayling Island in 1998 for a Dutch client.
This is not a small dinghy, she is a very stable and weatherly boat capable of more than just a trip up the river, she has sailed with 9 people and 2 dogs in the present ownership.
Built in buoyancy tanks and water tight lockers make her a safe boat, Two mast gunter rig gives plenty of sail area for a good turn of speed.
She is able to be launched and retrieved from the road trailer and the rig can be set up by one person making her a very easy boat to handle and sail. She has a full inventory including the outboard engine, compass and anchor and with her lifting centreboard she is ready to go and explore the creeks and coasts.
Length Overall 21’4″
Draft 1’8″/ 4’5″ plate down
Multi chine design using 9mm marine plywood glued with epoxy. Stitched and taped seams.
Varnished mahogany gunnels and trim inside.
Water tight storage lockers down each side and built in buoyancy tanks.
Transom hung rudder.
Two mast gunter rig on varnished wooden spars by JSH. Hanked headsail on the forestay.
Sails in excellent condition, made for her in 1998. 16.38sqm sail area.
Galvanised standing rigging to external chain plates.
Sheathed plywood centreboard box.
Yamaha 9.9hp petrol outboard, new in 2008.
25lt fuel tank and inboard controls.
Anchor and warp
Electric bilge pump
Solar charging panel
2 x manual bilge pumps
2 x oars and rowlocks
All over cover
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