Drascombe – Lugger for sale

£ 6,000

 
£ 6,000

Sailing BoatsDaysailersDrascombeLuggerWell maintained 1990 GRP Drascombe Lugger equipped to a high standard; Hull number 1626; Small Ships Register SSR 166381. Bought by me 2002 and sailed regularly ever since, including at many Drascombe rallies on the South coast. GRP hull and deck, with wooden masts, spars and fittings.
Kept out of water on her trailer since 2002 to preserve her pristine condition. Reluctantly for sale in order to trade up.Superb family boat, very forgiving, great fun. The retracting centreplate makes sailing in shallow water and up tiny creeks all part of the fun. She has had lots of TLC over many years and has given us tremendous pleasure.White GRP hull, cream GRP decks, bilges painted blue this year; hull outside cleaned of all paint so it can be confidently inspected. The GRP hull needs very little maintenance – just a polish once a year to keep her looking good.Tan sails by Jeckell, valeted periodically by them – mainsail, furling jib and mizzen all new in 2004 and all still in excellent condition.Cruising chute by Jeckell on Facnor furler, in golden yellow, fitted by Churchouse on removable bowsprit – a very unusual extra, eye-catching and fun to use.The two-mast gunter yawl rig is very flexible, suiting any weather, and the sailing with just jib and mizzen gives great visibility (without the mainsail) for enjoying the scenery and the wildlife at a leisurely pace.In contrast to the white hull, the abundance of wood – two masts, all the spars, the gunwales, and many other parts – makes her most attractive and she is much admired by all who see her.Spray hood by Churchouse in excellent condition, on quick-release fittings – very valuable for shelter in rough weather or when anchored for lunch.6hp Mariner 2-cylinder 2-stroke outboard in great condition, with ‘Sailpower’ propellor fitted – easy to start first pull – religiously flushed and serviced. Always reliable, due to careful maintenance.Raymarine speed and depth instruments, duplicated on both sides of centre plate case for best visibility; 12volt battery fitted.Plastimo demountable compass.Excellent running rigging with oversized ropes, and with load-sensing ratchet blocks on mainsheet and spinnaker sheets, all for ease and comfort.Excellent standing rigging with quick-release fittings installed by Churchouse.Jib tracks fitted.Tapered aluminium whisker-pole, and telescopic aluminium boat hook, each fitted on quick-release clamp on the foredeck.Centre-plate refurbished, upgraded and re-galvanised. Now good for many years of reliable service.Bronze fairleads doubled-up, at bow and stern, for ease of mooring.Masts, spars and (8ft-6in) oars varnished; gunwales oiled. She looks beautiful as a result, and gets many admiring compliments.Oiled teak rowing seat; bronze rowlocks. She is easy to row, making her very flexible. It’s good exercise too.Set of pine slats fitted to provide full double-sized flat sleeping platform. Very spacious. A double camping mattress (not included) and a standard tent from Milletts (not included) fit nicely on top – very economical overnighting.Blue synthetic canvas cockpit cover, also used for trailing.Overall heavy blue synthetic canvas winter cover, with ridge-pole frame, used for storage when not out sailing.3 fenders (fender eyes fitted).Full-size Dan-buoy and life-buoy.Side-decks and quarter-decks fitted with padded non-slip surface (as used on surfboards – very comfy).Galvanised swing-cradle trailer – refurbished this year – new Al-ko axle, suspension and bearings, new fastenings throughout, stainless steel roller spindles. Very ‘grippy’ Walkers Treadmaster on steel mudguards for safe access aboard – gives confident footholds when clambering around. A good trailer is essential with this type of boat. This one is really good now, after all this work. The swing-cradle design makes launching and recovering the boat so easy, so you don’t need a mooring – just keep her on your driveway – I do ! Extremely economical way to go sailing.Known minor damage (shown in full set of detail photos on request) – scratch in gel coat stbd amidships; star-craze crack in gelcoat stbd amidships. Not bad for 30 years of sailing, I reckon. Easily repaired, but not very noticeable so I haven’t bothered so far.If you buy this or any other Drascombe boat, I strongly recommend that you join the Drascombe Association. It amazing value for money and is a tremendous organisation, arranging rallies all over the UK, welcoming beginners and old salts alike. I have made many good friends that way. I hope you do too.Thanks for reading….*

Drascombe – Lugger for sale

£ 5,450

Chichester, South East