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Falmouth Working Boat  Gaff Cutter

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Boat REF# 7443
removed from sale
Length 8.03m (26'4")
Year 1898
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Lying Cornwall


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Extra Details

Lying Cornwall
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Last survey 14/12/1998


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Length 8.03m (26'4")
LWL 7.32m (24'0")
Beam 2.60m (8'6")
Draft Min 1.52m (5'0")
Draft Max 1.52m (5'0")
Displacement 4,000kg (8,820.0lbs)


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Gaff rigged Other spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail Russell Pickthall - none (2003)
Headsail - (2003)
Other sails Top Sail (2003)
Stay Sail (2003)

The sails were designed, cut and made by the late Russell Pickthall, sail co-ordinator to Silk Cut and the British America's Cup attempt. These are competition sails made from Contender cloth.


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Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

Heavily constructed. All planking, topsides and bottom have been refastened with stainless steel screws. A new keel comprising a steel box with internal lead was fitted with new keel bolts.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Beaching legs tick

4 sheet winches

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

Broker's Comments

Preliminary Details: awaiting confirmation by owner. Built 107 years ago ! Originally, built for oyster dredging on the River Fal. Latterly, after re-builds, used for serious competition. This 24 foot open boat will carry up to 1000 sq.ft of sail. The Falmouth Working Boats are powerful craft and their heavily constructed hulls carry impressively big rig loads. The 18 foot long low boom and low cut fore sails flown from a 12 foot bowsprit make for exciting sailing with some pretty scary blind spots ! Rarely for sale, Falmouth Working Boats are sought after racing machines. This one needs a minor repair to the transom and this will be undertaken by a time served shipwright before she is sold.
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Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.