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Falmouth Working Boat  Gaff Cutter

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Boat REF# 7443
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 8.03m (26'4")
Year 1898
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Long keel
Lying Cornwall


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Extra Details

Lying Cornwall
Last survey 14/12/1998


LOA 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)


10% discount on rigging

Gaff rigged Other spars (unknown year) with stainless steel standing rigging (unknown year)


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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 carvel
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
Warps 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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The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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