Google 1890 Cornish gaff cutter

Year: 1890  
Manufacturer: Wooden Ships
Price: £6,000
(US$9,312)  


Gaff cutter. Lying Cornwall A typical West Country sailing fishing boat commonly known as a Tosher. These small boats worked inshore, usually fishing with long lines. Her history is not documented but she is thought to have been built in Mevagissey in the 1880?s. She was owned for some time by Terry Heard of Mylor Bridge who went on to design and built the Heard range of grp gaff cutters on similar lines. She had a major refit in 1995. Length on deck 20? Lwl 20? Beam 9?9? Draft 4? The design is typical of the type with long keel, straight stem and transom stern with transom-hung rudder. Planked in pine copper fastened to steamed oak timbers on an oak back-bone with oak floors. The keel has been extended by the addition of a 9? deep external full length oak keel to give the boat more grip in the water. Lead plates each side of the keel through bolted provide additional external ballast. Several internal lead pigs. The rudder appears to be quite recent with good galvanised hangings. The deck was was relaid in the 1995 refit in plywood, painted with ligt blue deck paint. A shallow bulwark is carried on new oak stanchions taken well down the hull inside with a varnished mahogany capping. The bulwark plank is mahogany, finished varnished and pierced with water-ways with a varnished mahogany rubbing strake around at deck level. A mahogany cock-pit coaming is formed into a sweet curve round the forward end to give an open, deep cock-pit. The cock-pit sole is laid in lifting ply panels. Gaff cutter rig on a varnished pole mast stepped on the keel against the forward cock-pit coamings. 2 external galvanised chain plates each side take twin lowers and a cap shroud set up to stainless steel rigging screws. Running back-stays on tackles to chain plates on the quarters. The fore stay is set up with a lanyard to the ?bumpkin?, a short galvanised steel tube made as part of a new stemhead fitting which also carries the port side gammon iron ring to take the bowsprit. This bumpkin is typical of Cornish boats like the Falmouth Oyster Boats and extends the fore triangle. A fixed chain bob-stay takes the upward pull. Varnished slab reef boom and varnished gaff with leathered saddle. The boom sheets to a bronze sheet horse on the short aft deck over the tiller The staysail sheets to a track each side by the chain plates. The jib is carried on a traveller on the removeable bowsprit and sheets to cleats aft. Mainsail, staysail and 2 jibs. Pair of tufnol sheet winches. Yanmar 1GM10 9hp single cylinder diesel engine installed under an off-set box in the cock-pit driving a port off-set duck-bill feathering prop. This engine is only a year old and looks like new. A very pretty little boat with a fair hull and no obvious faults. Ready to be recommissioned after the winter lay-up





Fuel 
Hull Material 
Number of Engines 
  
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Diesel
Wood
1
 


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