1935 Island Class 14ft Clinker Sailing Dinghy & Trailer

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1935 Island Class 14ft Clinker Sailing Dinghy & Trailer
1935 Island Class 14ft Clinker Sailing Dinghy & Trailer
1935 Island Class 14ft Clinker Sailing Dinghy & Trailer
1935 Island Class 14ft Clinker Sailing Dinghy & Trailer
1935 Island Class 14ft Clinker Sailing Dinghy & Trailer
1935 Island Class 14ft Clinker Sailing Dinghy & Trailer
1935 Island Class 14ft Clinker Sailing Dinghy & Trailer
1935 Island Class 14ft Clinker Sailing Dinghy & Trailer
1935 Island Class 14ft Clinker Sailing Dinghy & Trailer
1935 Island Class 14ft Clinker Sailing Dinghy & Trailer
1935 Island Class 14ft Clinker Sailing Dinghy & Trailer
1935 Island Class 14ft Clinker Sailing Dinghy & Trailer
1935 Island Class 14ft Clinker Sailing Dinghy & Trailer
1935 Island Class 14ft Clinker Sailing Dinghy & Trailer
1935 Island Class 14ft Clinker Sailing Dinghy & Trailer
1935 Island Class 14ft Clinker Sailing Dinghy & Trailer
1935 Island Class 14ft Clinker Sailing Dinghy & Trailer
1935 Island Class 14ft Clinker Sailing Dinghy & Trailer
1935 Island Class 14ft Clinker Sailing Dinghy & Trailer
1935 Island Class 14ft Clinker Sailing Dinghy & Trailer
1935 Island Class 14ft Clinker Sailing Dinghy & Trailer
1935 Island Class 14ft Clinker Sailing Dinghy & Trailer
1935 Island Class 14ft Clinker Sailing Dinghy & Trailer
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1935 Island Class 14ft Clinker Sailing Dinghy & Trailer
1935 Island Class 14ft Clinker Sailing Dinghy & Trailer
1935 Island Class 14ft Clinker Sailing Dinghy & Trailer
1935 Island Class 14ft Clinker Sailing Dinghy & Trailer
1935 Island Class 14ft Clinker Sailing Dinghy & Trailer
1935 Island Class 14ft Clinker Sailing Dinghy & Trailer
1935 Island Class 14ft Clinker Sailing Dinghy & Trailer
1935 Island Class 14ft Clinker Sailing Dinghy & Trailer
1935 Island Class 14ft Clinker Sailing Dinghy & Trailer
1935 Island Class 14ft Clinker Sailing Dinghy & Trailer
1935 Island Class 14ft Clinker Sailing Dinghy & Trailer
1935 Island Class 14ft Clinker Sailing Dinghy & Trailer
1935 Island Class 14ft Clinker Sailing Dinghy & Trailer
1935 Island Class 14ft Clinker Sailing Dinghy & Trailer
1935 Island Class 14ft Clinker Sailing Dinghy & Trailer
1935 Island Class 14ft Clinker Sailing Dinghy & Trailer
1935 Island Class 14ft Clinker Sailing Dinghy & Trailer
1935 Island Class 14ft Clinker Sailing Dinghy & Trailer
1935 Island Class 14ft Clinker Sailing Dinghy & Trailer
1935 Island Class 14ft Clinker Sailing Dinghy & Trailer
1935 Island Class 14ft Clinker Sailing Dinghy & Trailer
1935 Island Class 14ft Clinker Sailing Dinghy & Trailer
1935 Island Class 14ft Clinker Sailing Dinghy & Trailer
1935 Island Class 14ft Clinker Sailing Dinghy & Trailer

General Specification

Designer :
Charles Nicholson and Uffa Fox
Builder :
Alfred Grech of Senglea, Malta
LOA :
4.27m  (14ft 0in)
Beam :
1.7m  (5ft 7in)
Keel :
Centreboard

Construction

  • Wood clinker construction
  • Very similar to Royal Navy Sailing Association (RNSA 14) dinghy which was based on Island Class One-Design
  • Planking mainly pine, copper fastened, on oak frames
  • Mahogany sheer strake
  • Oak garboards and keel
  • Mahogany transom, centreplate case, foredeck, thwarts and fixed draft rudder
  • Galvanised steel centreplate (raised by four part tackle off stem, re-galvanised 2003)
  • Oak tiller
  • Original buoyancy of four copper cylinders, now augmented by four yacht fenders
  • New brass keel band screws 2018
  • Exterior re-varnished 2018
  • Bilges painted in black bitumen 2018
  • Interior re-varnished 2020
  • Last afloat 2019 (Kielder Water)
  • Wintered ashore annually in shed
  • No recent survey

Mechanical & Electrical

  • 2.5hp Mariner two stroke outboard motor available by separate negotiation (low hours, asking price £250)

Rigging & Sails

  • Bermudan sloop rig
  • Island 14 keel stepped wooden mast (25ft long)
  • Wooden boom (10ft long) with roller reefing drum and line at gooseneck
  • Forestay, upper and lower shrawds all in stainless steel
  • Mast, boom and standing rigging all in excellent order
  • Some running rigging
  • Old cotton mainsail and jib (not in good order but useful for ordering replacements)
  • Spinnaker
  • Mirror dinghy jib for use as rough weather jib

Equipment

  • Strongly built braked road trailer with winch, rollers and supports, docking arms (for easy recovering single handed) and spare wheel, all in excellent condition (tyres in as new condition) and only used in freshwater (stored inside September to April each year, new oil seals August 2020, no light board)
  • 15lb fishermen anchor with 6ft chain and 60ft Terylene warp
  • Removable plastic sprayhood (homemade, but very effective!)
  • Pair of Silva 85 compasses mounted port and starboard behind sprayhood
  • Boat hook (can double as spinnaker pole!)
  • 4ft 6in boom crutch
  • Pair of 8ft spoon blade paddles by Celtic Oars, Cornwall
  • Pair of rowlocks
  • 4 x waterproof storage boxes
  • 6 x small fenders
  • Storage cover by The Sail Register (can be used with mast up or with small mast substitute to support, about 3 years old, only used 2 seasons)
  • Camping tent (requires boom to be raised, main over boom part in heavy lorry tarpaulin, forward part in plastic sheet, velcroed together, all in serviceable condition but homemade)

Remarks:

This Island Class/Island 14 sailing dinghy was built by Alfred Grech in Malta in 1935 for a British officer who formerly owned an estate on the north coast of Loch Melfort, Scotland, and she was purchased from his heirs by the current owner some 17 years ago (2003). She therefore had only two owners from new! Understood to be in very good condition throughout, she simply requires new sails before being relaunched. For sale as the user wishes to up-size slightly.

PLEASE NOTE: The photos show the boat at various times throughout the vendor’s ownership and the loaned RSNA gaff rig/sails shown in some of the photos is NOT included in the sale.

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