Price: £11,500 GBP
Location: Itchenor, West Sussex GB
Condition: very good, well maintained
Class: Antique and Classics
Keel Type: Full Keel
SCOD Bush Baby, 26ft a fine example of a South Coast One Design, 26ft carvel cruiser racer. Built to a Nicholson design and with the pedigree of being built by Burnes Boatyard of Bosham, West Sussex. Built in 1961, classed as and raced with the Classics.
She underwent a major refit which included her Dolphin engine (2014). 2015 season she has been kept on a swinging mooring Itchenor, West Sussex. There is a small fleet of SCOD’S sailing on this part of the South Coast.
Her generous cockpit will seat 6 persons, she offers 4 berths. She has a complete inventory of gear and equipment.
Length O.A. 25’11” 7.8m
Length WL 21’0” 6.3m
Beam 7’10” 2.3m
Draft 5’3” 1.57m
Ballast 2.1 tons 1,900kg
Fuel Tank Capacity: 40ltrs
Water Tank Capacity: 125ltrs
Cruising Speed: 5 knots
Engine Power: 12hp
Number of Engines: 1
Berths: 4 all approx 7ft in length
Passenger Capacity: 6
Builders: Burne’s of Bosham
Designer: Charles Nicholson
Boat Name: Bush Baby
Engine Model: Dolphin 2 cylinder, electric start, 1995 overhauled in 2014
Fuel Type: Petrol
The vessel is fitted with a two-bladed bronze propeller, shaft driven, single lever controls
Hull Design: Single wooden Displacement
Hull Speed: 7: knots
Carvel planked mahogany on oak .
Superstructure deck, coach roof and an aft deck sheathed in Cascover cloth and resin and painted. The deck, coach roof walk area and cockpit seats are stiffened by laminated mahogany lateral beams and fore and aft stringers. The main hatch slides forward.
The superstructure is finished with cream paint and varnished hardwood. The deck has been painted with non-slip paint. Timber toe rails are screwed to the deck.
Keel and Ballast
The vessel is fitted with an oak long keel. An iron keel ballast foot is bolted to the base of the timber keel.
Accommodation: Her interior is created with hardwood bulkheads and dividers. There is a double-berth in the fore cabin, a separate toilet compartment. The saloon has two settee berths, semi bulkheads attached to them a chart table (starboard) and a small galley area with a small Origo spirit stove.
Four glass port lights in brass frames are fitted to each side of the coach roof.
Ventilation: Three vents are fitted to the deck.
The main hatch is of hardwood and slides forward. It is fitted with wooden washboards
A fore hatch is of hardwood and hinges forwards.
An open aft cockpit self draining cockpit aft. for up to six adults.
Full boat cover, sail, hatch and tiller covers.
Mooring warps, Boat hook ,Inflatable tender, Beaching legs, Ensign
8kg/20lb ‘Rocna’ plough anchor with chain.
A kedge anchor
Sails: Genoa with roller furling type it has ultraviolet sacrificial strip;
Main sail of the slab reefing type and marked with sail number 66;
Spinnakers x 2.
Timber mast, boom, jumper struts and single set of spreaders are fitted to the vessel.
The mast is keel-stepped.
two self-tailing genoa winches by Antal
two halyard winches fitted to the mast. Standing rigging 6mm, 1×19 stainless steel wire shrouds
a wooden tiller, a wooden transom hung rudder.
Navigation lights include: Bow bi port and starboard navigation light, Stern light, Steaming light
The anchor light can also be used as a combined steaming and stern light when used together with the port and starboard lights.
VHF radio by Standard Horizon of the DSC type
Wind speed and direction instrument by Nasa
Log and Depth sounder by Nasa
‘Sea-Me’ active radar reflector
Steering compass by Plastimo,
Hand bearing compass,
AIS receiver by Nasa
GPS by Garmin,
Barometer and clock
Safety Equipment: Horseshoe lifebuoy Dan buoy, Fog horn, Passive radar reflector, Pack of distress flares, 3 life jackets (bought new 2014-5)
Stainless steel pulpit and push pit.
Manual bilge pump
An electric bilge pump