|Tax Status:||Tax Exempt|
Gillingham, Kent Kent UK|
Alando CK 178, a Colchester registered ex working boat, an Essex sailing smack built by the renowned barge and smack builders of their day the Aldous Borthers of Brightlingsea. Initially she was one of six, half decked open oyster boats, commissioned by a local Oyster man in 1923. Converted into a yacht in 1938.
She has taken part in the local Smack races and Traditional sailing Regattas.
She offers basic accommodation for two/ three persons. She has an auxiliary diesel inboard engine.
|Vessel type:||single displacement carvel wooden hull|
|Builder:||Aldous Boatyard, Brightlingsea|
|Model:||25ft gaff cutter|
|Class Society:||Old Gaffers Association|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Cruising Speed:||5 Knots|
|Maximum Speed:||7 Knots|
|Nominal length:||25' 7"|
|Length over all:||33'|
|Length of deck:||25' 7"|
|Length at waterline:||23'|
|Maximum draft:||3' 8"|
|Hull colour:||Dove grey|
|Keel type:||Full Keel|
|Displacement:||6 metric tons|
|Dry Weight:||4 metric tons|
|Fuel capacity:||5 Gallons|
|Water capacity:||20 Litres|
Renault marine 16hp, 2 cyl engine driving a twin bladed propeller. There are 2 batteries in parallel, acting as engine and leisure.
Straight stem transom stern with a long keel. Carvel pine planked displacement hull. with oak frames. Iron ballast keel
Decks are epoxy sheathed marine ply and painted.
She has a small coach roof and a deep open cockpit.
Accommodation: step in over the engine box. galley facilities set to port with Stowage cupboards and shelving, a Vanessa gas hob with grill and oven. One open cabin.
two full length 6ft settee berths with grey vinyl covering, a smaller aft berth under starboard cockpit. Portlights set in the coach roof.
5ft 6ins headroom below decks. Marine toilet sited under fore hatch in the fore deck.
Interior has a painted out finish. painted wooden planked ceiling.
fenders and warps
25lbs CQR main anchor and chain
Varnished wooden mast boom and gaff. & bowsprit.
She carries a full gaff cutter rig: Tan main sail with reefing points, sail cover.
3 jibs, a stay sails, a Ghoster and a spinnaker
Mast hoops, blocks and tackle. Traditional galvanised wire standing rigging.
Highfield levers on the backstays.
Aluminium booming out pole
NASA echo sounder
240v socket for shore supply.
12v cabin lighting
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.