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Humber Yawl FLUTE for sale

We hear from David and Irene Carrick that this magnificent 20ft canoe yawl is for sale:

This lovely Humber Canoe Yawl inspired by George Holmes’s “EEL” was built at Waterhead, Windermere by Ian Cooper in 1978.
Dimensions – 21ft LOA (27 ft over spars) 7ft beam 3.5 ft draught  with drop keel down. Built with local larch on oak with clear pine spars. She was extensively rebuilt by Jamie Clay 2000-2001 with new keel and many fittings. She is a  clinker built double ender,and includes a purpose built twin axle trailer.She has 2 berths with cushions in a cosy cabin.The engine is out as I intended to sail her with a pair of oars.Many hours were spent removing old varnish from hull and decks scraped and prepared.The hull has had several coats of wood oil,cabin sides and cockpit interior, combings coated with woodskin, spars and masts coated with wood oil. 2 coats of primer on all deck area and completed with 2 coats of International deck paint. Below waterline, 2 coats of Primocon and one coat of antifouling, (plenty left for one or two coats pre-launch).
The hull and interior is now finished and “Flute” is now stunning!!!! All fittings are of very high standard. She is now under cover in North Yorkshire.
Inventory.
All spars ,masts and fittings plus rigging and halliards in good order, furling jib, gaff mainsail , gaff mizzen all in good order . New mainsail cover (unused)
New interior cushions, gas cooker and spare canisters . Depth / speed instruments, compass, chain and anchor  , new mooring ropes,4 fendoffs, one pair oars , spare wheel, overboard rescue system.
“Flute” has been stored undercover for approx. 7 years and has had little use since its extensive rebuild in 2001.PRICE £4,950

If you are tempted by FLUTE—and who wouldn’t be?—please use our Contact page to be put in touch with the owners.

David Moss 13-footer For Sale

We are very tardy in putting up David Wilkie’s lovely 13-foot David Moss canoe yawl, and you, prospective new owner, are fortunate she is still available! She has good paintwork, ‘reasonable’ varnish, original sails in good order, and a galvanized trailer with new wheels and bearings. David is asking a reduced price of  £3,450, and you can use our Contact page to be put in touch with him.

David Moss boats are like hens’ teeth; your Editor has owned, and had much fun with, both 13 and 15 foot versions. Don’t hang about!

A dispatch from Vancouver Island

George Kruzynski on Vancouver Island (We live a few minutes away from the Jespersen yard as well as Bill Garden’s island—sadly now for sale) has written to us with pictures of his (L F Herreshoff) Rozinante Evangeline:

“Given that lousy weather is approaching, some of your afficionados might be interested in making a windvane of their yawl similar to the one I made for my workshop. Blew up the LFH plans and cut the profile out of a piece of plywood. Got our local sailmaker to sew up a suit of bona fide sails. Bicycle wheel axle for a bearing. Been happily dealing with 3 years of blustery weather thus far.” Read the rest of this entry »

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