Benford Dory 26 going for free in Norway

  • 05 Sep 2020 20:16
    Message # 9214249
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    There is a Benford Dory 26 (or 28, possibly) in need of some repair being given away in Trondheim.  The owner is a member of the JRA and I have written to him to ask for more information, but the advert is here.


  • 17 Sep 2020 14:24
    Reply # 9242882 on 9214249


    My name is Øystein, and I can tell that I am the new proud owner of Gecko here in Norway. I have been looking for a Benford Dory with junk rig for many years, and have now found my boatdream. I really look forward to take care of and enjoy sailing this beautie of a boat.

    I have never sailed a junk rigged sailboat before, so I am new in to that. But I have some sailing experience from my previous sailboats I have owned and lived onboard. Leisure 22, Maxi 95 and Bavaria 32.

  • 19 Sep 2020 13:18
    Reply # 9248277 on 9214249

    Welcome Øystein

    I'm new here myself, but there are experts who'll help with any questions you might have I'm sure. She is a beautiful looking boat and I hope you have a great time with her.


  • 20 Sep 2020 10:48
    Reply # 9250144 on 9214249
    Welcome, indeed.  I have always admired this boat and had she been available 5 years ago, I might well have gone against all my principles and flown to Norway to buy her.  I would have saved myself 5 years of hard labour, too!  I hope you have lots of good times with her and that you can get her up and running before winter sets in.

       " ...there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in junk-rigged boats" 
                                                               - the Chinese Water Rat

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