Designed by Westmacott and built by Woodnutts in 1922. Details of her early years are not known but after her first major refit in 1983 her history has been well documented.
In 1983 the new decks and coachroof were fitted and a new rig design put in. After this she was kept locally in Falmouth and raced successfully for periods of time. Bought by the present owners in 2009, she had a further refit to optimise her for racing, mainly with adjustments to the rig and fittings. During this ownership she has been very successful winning many local cups.
In 2018 she had another period of professional work where the keel was removed and re-bedded with new bronze bolts plus new laminated oak floors were fitted to strengthen the hull once again. She was surveyed in September 2018 and a copy of that report is available.
This is a very attractive yacht, exciting to sail and a joy to own, fresh from some significant work she is on a heavy duty road trailer and is a fantastic fun boat for both racing and cruising.
|Vessel type:||wooden gaff sloop|
|Model:||Westmacott Z Boat|
|Length over all:||24' 7"|
|Maximum draft:||3' 11"|
|Hull type:||Displacement with cut away long keel|
There is no internal fit out as the boat has been used primarily for racing, however there are sole boards and space to fit a berth either side which would allow sitting headroom under the coachroof.
Also ample space for stowage of fenders and gear up forward.
Planked in 11/16″ pitch pine all copper rivet fastened to steam bent oak timbers at 6″ centres.
The hull was treated in 1983 by soaking it inside and out with a thin epoxy resin after a long period of drying. There is no glass cloth or sheathing on the hull.
External lead ballast keel with bronze keel bolts, all replaced in January 2018.
Laminated oak floors across the centreline with long arms either side, all new in 2018. The keel bolts pass through the floors for added strength.
1/2″ marine plywood deck over pine deck beams, epoxy sheathed externally. Finished in cream deck paint with a varnished teak cover board all round and a varnished teak toe rail set slightly in from the deck edge. Stainless steel stem head fitting with twin bow rollers and gammon iron.
Varnished teak coamings around the cockpit and coachroof with a painted plywood coachroof deck. Various turning blocks and jammers mounted on the coachroof.
The decks and coachroof were all fitted during the major refit in 1983.
Deep non self draining cockpit with varnished teak all round. Scrubbed teak thwart across the aft end and in each forward corner. Mainsheet traveller splits the cockpit, could be removed if not racing.
Tiller steering with a stainless steel rudder stock.
Heavy duty road trailer
Manual bilge pump
New electric bilge pump
Anchor and warp
SKB Sails: one reefable main, black white and red tops'l, 2 x jibs
Silva steering compass
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.