New decks 2012
Price: £29,950 GBP
Boat Name: Fly MN17
Location: Brightlingsea, Essex UK
Class: Antique and Classics
Oyster Smack Wooden gaff rig, Fly MN17, East Coast Sailing Smack. A traditional gaff cutter ex working vessel. Her year of build is put around 1850’s. It is noted that due to her turn of speed she was actually used as a Police vessel, patrolling the local fisheries. She is one of the smaller pole masted smacks, a solid mast and gaff. For motoring needs there is and inflatable rib with an ouboard engine which will sit under her counter to push her along. She is utilised as a family pleasure yacht. She has a basic fit out below, sitting headroom, approx 4ft. Lovely classic lines with her counter stern and a joy to sail. Length overall including her bowsprit 48ft. An Oyster drudge and fishing gear can be included in her sale.
Main sail reefing: reefing points Rig Type: Pole masted gaff cutter
Standing Rigging Material: synthetic hemp Standing Rigging Material: galvanised and stainless wire
Sail Wardrobe: Spinnaker. Fly motif. working staysail. No1 & No2 jib, storm jib. Topsail. on a yard. tow staysail. mainsail with cover.
All sails made by Gayle Heard. white terylene. All sails 1998.
From the flush deck step down into her accommodation, along the portside there are cabinets and a worksurface with small sink. On the forward bulk head there is a small gas cooker with double burner, grill and oven. On the starboard side there is a full length berth and then space for another with cushions laid on the cabin sole, if required. Lighting hatch in the coach roof, gimballed oil lamp. In the forepeak her sails are all stowed to starboard and port side there is a built in double berth. Her interior has been painted out. Hatch to foredeck. “Heads” would be a bucket.
Electrics: 1 battery for minimal 12v equipment
General Equipment 3.6m Quicksilver rigid floor inflatable with a Mercury 15hp outboard, 2 stroke fuel
Ground Tackle: 35lbs main anchor with chain 12lbs kedge anchor .
6 x fenders, various mooring warps
Navigation: Compass, Echo sounder and log, Navigation lights
Safety Equipment: Lifebuoys, lifejackets, fire extinguishers, Whale manual bilge pump sited port of the companion way
Length Overall: 11.10m, Beam: 3.20m,Draft: 1.22m
Engine Power: 15hp outboard on the rib
Number of Engines: 1
Cabins: 2 cabins. double berth forward. Sitting headroom below. Basic facilities.
Hull Material: Wood Construction: carvel planked larch on oak
Long shallow keel ,counter stern. flush decks , accommodation sliding hatch. originla coaming heights. Esthectically kept as she has always been. Lead internal ballast.
Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 6 knots plus
Engine Model: Mariner
Fuel Type: unleaded
Engine Transmission Description: outboard from Inflatable rib