1966 Falmouth Gypsy II Project & Trailer

£1,500
Norfolk
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1966 Falmouth Gypsy II Project & Trailer
1966 Falmouth Gypsy II Project & Trailer
1966 Falmouth Gypsy II Project & Trailer
1966 Falmouth Gypsy II Project & Trailer
1966 Falmouth Gypsy II Project & Trailer
1966 Falmouth Gypsy II Project & Trailer
1966 Falmouth Gypsy II Project & Trailer
1966 Falmouth Gypsy II Project & Trailer
1966 Falmouth Gypsy II Project & Trailer
1966 Falmouth Gypsy II Project & Trailer
1966 Falmouth Gypsy II Project & Trailer
1966 Falmouth Gypsy II Project & Trailer
1966 Falmouth Gypsy II Project & Trailer
1966 Falmouth Gypsy II Project & Trailer
1966 Falmouth Gypsy II Project & Trailer
1966 Falmouth Gypsy II Project & Trailer
1966 Falmouth Gypsy II Project & Trailer
1966 Falmouth Gypsy II Project & Trailer
1966 Falmouth Gypsy II Project & Trailer
1966 Falmouth Gypsy II Project & Trailer
1966 Falmouth Gypsy II Project & Trailer
1966 Falmouth Gypsy II Project & Trailer
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1966 Falmouth Gypsy II Project & Trailer
1966 Falmouth Gypsy II Project & Trailer
1966 Falmouth Gypsy II Project & Trailer
1966 Falmouth Gypsy II Project & Trailer
1966 Falmouth Gypsy II Project & Trailer
1966 Falmouth Gypsy II Project & Trailer
1966 Falmouth Gypsy II Project & Trailer
1966 Falmouth Gypsy II Project & Trailer
1966 Falmouth Gypsy II Project & Trailer
1966 Falmouth Gypsy II Project & Trailer
1966 Falmouth Gypsy II Project & Trailer
1966 Falmouth Gypsy II Project & Trailer
1966 Falmouth Gypsy II Project & Trailer
1966 Falmouth Gypsy II Project & Trailer
1966 Falmouth Gypsy II Project & Trailer
1966 Falmouth Gypsy II Project & Trailer
1966 Falmouth Gypsy II Project & Trailer
1966 Falmouth Gypsy II Project & Trailer
1966 Falmouth Gypsy II Project & Trailer
1966 Falmouth Gypsy II Project & Trailer
1966 Falmouth Gypsy II Project & Trailer
1966 Falmouth Gypsy II Project & Trailer
1966 Falmouth Gypsy II Project & Trailer

General Specification

Designer :
Rodney Warington Smyth
Builder :
Penryn Boatbuilding Co., Cornwall
LOA :
7.3m  (23ft 11in)
LWL:
5.8m (19ft 0in)
Beam :
2.6m  (8ft 6in)
Draft min:
0.8m (2ft 7in)
Displacement :
1900kg
Ballast :
454kg
Keel :
Triple

Construction

  • Composite construction
  • Fibreglass hull
  • Plywood decks and coachroof
  • Triple keel
  • Very solidly built/no known signs of osmosis
  • Last afloat c.2013/14 (currently barn stored)
  • Total towing weight estimated at 3-3.5 tons

Mechanical & Electrical

  • 9hp Stuart Sole diesel inboard engine (original, last ran July 2022)
  • Stainless steel fuel tank (c.2003)
  • Single lever control (possibly damage, see remarks)
  • Tiller steering

Rigging & Sails

  • Bermudan Masthead Sloop rig
  • Original wooden mast, plus compatible alloy mast and boom to upgrade
  • Headsail roller reefing gear
  • Mainsail (serviceable condition)
  • Jib (serviceable condition)
  • Sail area by design: 22.67sqm (244sqft)

Accommodation

  • 4 berths in 1 cabins
  • Berth cushions (as new condition)
  • Original gas cooker (2 burners & amp; grill)
  • Self-draining gas locker
  • Original sea toilet located in bow/forepeak (no holding tank)
  • Maximum headroom approx. 1.7m (5ft 7in) under large main hatch (and lowering going forwards)

Equipment

  • Custom-built, braked, mild steel trailer on twin rubicon axles (c.2003, never been used for launching/recovery, tyres believed in good condition including spare)
  • History including original paperwork believed available

Remarks:

Proving themselves to be solid, strong, sea kindly and fast for their size, a total of about 100 Falmouth Gypsy’s were built (most recently by Gweek Boatyard/Trecarne Boats) in three different versions – the all plywood Mk1, composite Mk2 (as offered here) and all GRP Mk3.

In the current ownership since c.1996, this early example Falmouth Gypsy II has previously been sailed both locally on the North Norfolk coast from Blakeney and also trailed to Brittany/Bretagne, France, by the current owner. Having since been laid up ashore on her trailer for some 8 years or so, and having recently very sadly sustained some damage/vandalism by local children (a stanchion pulled from the deck, the single lever control pulled from it’s fixings, toilet seacocks broken out of hull and fire extinguishers let off), she now requires a programme of repairs and restoration, repainting, etc. With her GRP hull, diesel inboard engine (which started and ran perfectly in July 2022 the vendor informs us!) and custom-built road trailer, she would appear to be a very worthy restoration project for someone with modest DIY skills, enthusiasm and, ideally, space to store her at home.

Also known as the Falmouth Gipsy/Falmouth Gypsy 24 Mk2.

DELIVERY: Currently lying just south of Norwich, the vendor has indicated that he’s willing to deliver the vessel within Norfolk, subject to negotiation.

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