1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer

£5,500 Sale Agreed
Norfolk Broads
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1935 Chumley & Hawke Reverie Class
For Sale
Price: £4,000 (All reasonable offers considered!)
1912 Ernest Collins River Cruiser Class
For Sale
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
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1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer
1937 Ernest Woods Half Decker with Cuddy Cabin & Trailer

General Specification

Designer :
Ernest Woods of Horning
Builder :
Ernest Woods of Horning
LOA :
6.4m  (21ft 0in)
Beam :
2.01m  (6ft 7in)
Draft min:
0.82m (2ft 8in)
Keel :
Long

Construction

  • Wood Carvel construction
  • Mahogany on rock elm and oak
  • Distinctive varnished hull, cuddy and counter stern
  • Decks painted.
  • Blue antifoul with white boot topping
  • Last surveyed 2021(condition report for insurance purposes and stating very good condition. Can be viewed on request)
  • Wintered ashore annually

Mechanical & Electrical

  • Honda BF4 SHNU petrol, 4 stroke, 4hp with integral 1.5L tank (2019, as new & unused – BY SEPARATE NEGOTIATION)
  • Transom mounted outboard bracket
  • Tiller steering

Rigging & Sails

  • High aspect gunter rig
  • Colombian pine spars
  • Mast stepped in oak tabernacle
  • Standing and running rigging in good serviceable condition
  • Mainsail (Red terylene, very good condition, hardly used)
  • Jib (red cotton, in good serviceable condition)
  • Red sailbag
  • Rigging purposefully kept in very original condition with no modern style fittings (a new owner may choose to update and modernise some rigging and blocks)

Equipment

  • 4 wheeled trailer from Beccles Trailers, very substantial, 25+ years old. Trailer brakes currently not working, tyres cracking and 2 lose air (has previously been used for short local journeys and storage purposes only. Vendor would be pleased to keep trailer by negotiation)
  • Sail cover grey acrylic (Jeckells 2022)
  • Tonneau cover in grey acrylic (Jeckells 2022)
  • Old canvas tonneau cover to keep boat clean during winter storage (not waterproof)
  • Old canvas camping cover with mahogany frame (dry stored for 20+ years, probably serviceable)
  • 2 mahogany boom rests (1 short for Potter Heigham Bridge)
  • 2 sculling oars and rowlocks
  • 1 long varnished wooden boathook
  • 2 small plastic fenders

Remarks:

Mig is a real ‘head turner’ with a varnished hull and cuddy, fabulous counter stern and red high aspect gunter rig. Her provenance is impeccable – commissioned to be built by Ernest Woods in 1937, she was sold in 1938 to a member of the Broom family for his 17th birthday and who kept her until 1999 when she was sold to the current owner.

Mig is one of a class of similar classic cuddy half-deckers all built by Ernest Woods who took the inspiration for their long fixed keel from his time working earlier on similar craft on the Great Lakes in Canada. There are thought to be 4 other similar boats still in existence. Oriole and Demoiselle (both wintered at Buttifants), Nirvana and Cirrus. Mig, unlike the others, has never been fitted with a bowsprit nor a wing engine. Collectively, the boats are known colloquially as ‘Tizzy Wizzy’s’ but much of the information about this has been lost to history.

She has always been professionally maintained since she was built and has been looked after by Robin and Patrick Richardson for the last few years, who will attest to her fine condition. The boat is totally original (a testament to the quality of the mahogany sourced by the builder Ernest Woods) and the only work required in her long life has been a new mast and the area below the tabernacle including the garboard plank replaced by Colin Buttifant in 1999. She has never been modified, thus retaining her charm and authenticity. Now reluctantly for sale owing to her owners advancing years and change of pace into motorboats.

Photos taken October 2022.

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