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
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