A 14’L x 6’B x 1’d open clinker-built launch built by Watercroft of East Mosley (suppliers to the Admiralty) with a celebrated inboard 4HP Stuart Turner (of Henley) P5MD petrol engine with electric Dynastart, complete with road-launch trailer, boat cover, and auxiliary equipment. A modern ‘kill-cord’ was installed following its purchase in 2012.
In 2002 the boat was stripped back to bare wood and the engine removed so the oak keel, ash frames and mahogany hull and interior could be inspected. Any suspect wood was replaced with ‘period’ timber before the hull was treated with Deks Olja oil, and relevant internals with varnish. A new oak keel was fitted, and planks were re-rivetted. The engine was totally rebuilt and the trailer refurbished and re-entered service in 2004.
Recently the boat, trailer and engine have been refurbished following its use to train young people. In August 2016 the engine was stripped down and examined by a Stuart Turner specialist. New parts and additional refurbishment were completed in May 2017, including a further application of Deks Olje boat oil on the hull. Boat is in secure depository storage, but can be viewed with sufficient notice.
This is a beautifully balanced easy to launch and handle classic boat attracting admiration and critical acclaim by many, and especially suitable for river, canal and lake cruising.
|Tax Status:||Tax Exempt|
|Location:||Reading Berkshire UK [ Map ]|
|Vessel type:||Clinker-built Classic open day launch|
|Builder:||Watercroft of East Mosley|
|Model:||Classic day cruiser|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Stuart Turner Limited P5MD|
|Fuel type:||Petrol (Gas)|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||14'|
|Hull colour:||Natural wood|
|Keel type:||Full Keel|
|Fuel capacity:||5 Litres|
Classic Stuart Turner Marine petrol engine model P5MD fitted with Dynastart. This is a single cylinder engine that runs on a 50/1 two-stroke engine (i.e. 2 gallons of unleaded petrol and one third of a pint of two stroke oil). It can be started using the keyed ignition or starting handle. Kill-cord fitted for emergency stop of engine.
New battery and V-belt fitted May 2017 during full engine check and test session by qualified mechanic. Propeller shaft withdrawn and inspected, and found without defect or blemish.
Original Stuart Turner instructions manual supplied in hard and soft copies.
Construction: Open Clinker Launch
Keel Runner: Stainless Steel
An open boat, but with enclosed stowage in the bow that houses the fuel tank and small equipment. The battery locker and a small stowage locker located under the aft athwartship seat
Additional equipment includes:
Blue coloured full waterproof boat cover and centre-line support
Rudder and tiller
A pair of oars recently sanded and re-oiled with Deks Olja boat oil
A pair of crutches for oars
4 large fenders and selection of small fenders
Folding anchor with chain and line
2 Petrol cans
Flag pole and red ensign
Trailer with new Jockey Wheel, spare road wheel, recovery winch
Anti-theft guard for towing ,with padlock and 2 keys
Life jackets and a dry powder fire extinguisher.
Indicated location is approximate general area only.