For sale - two cheap junks; UK

  • 31 Mar 2019 16:57
    Message # 7253295

    I'm currently ashore at Mariners Farm on the Medway.  The boatyard owner there has two junk rigged boats that he woud like to get rid of; I believe he's asking about £600 each.

    1.  Newbridge Navigator.  19 feet LOA.  Bilge keels.  Looks like a tan sail.  Mast stepped on the keel

    2.  Newbridge Virgo Voyager.  23 feet LOA.  Bilge keels.  Aluminium mast with a large tabernacle.

    Location and contact details here: http://www.marinersboatyard.co.uk/ 

    James


  • 04 Apr 2019 22:36
    Reply # 7260855 on 7253295
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Update on Jame's posting.

    I visited Mariner's Farm this evening but didn’t inspect too closely as a cold rain came on.

    The Virgo Voyager has been sold.

    The Navigator is still for sale but ownership is still being sorted. There was a fair amount of water in the bilge – some had already been pumped out – I noticed a blocked cockpit drain which was probably the cause. The sail wasn’t properly covered, the ends of the sail bundle being affected by UV so will likely need replacing, ditto on rigging.

    Had the head room not been an issue for me (I’m 5 foot 11) I would have probably bought it, but it is, so I didn’t!


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