|Tax Status:||Tax Paid|
Southampton Hampshire UK|
'Harbinger' is a Manx Nobby converted to a gaff cutter, she was built some time before 1917, when the last Nobby was built. She underwent a major rebuild between 1975-1985 in Shoreham. Register of Historic Vessels no 3534.
|Vessel type:||Gaff Cutter|
|Designer:||Meikle & Watterson, Peel|
|Model:||Manx Nobby converted to Gaff Cutter|
|Registry:||Register of Historic Vessels 3534|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||3 cyl Volvo Penta 2003 series|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||50'|
|Length of deck:||38' 6"|
|Length at waterline:||33'|
|Maximum draft:||5' 6"|
|Hull colour:||Pale blue|
|Keel type:||Full Keel|
|Displacement:||13 metric tons|
|Fuel capacity:||28 Gallons|
|Water capacity:||60 Gallons|
The spacious cockpit has a wide bridge deck and seats each side with storage under. Headroom in accommodation 6ft, galley, to port, has gimballed gas stove with 2 burners and oven/grill, s/s sink draining overboard. Saloon with quarter berth to starboard, settee berths with chart table over starboard settee. At forward end of saloon is a bulkhead with solid fuel stove and access to foc'sle and heads. Variety of lockers and stowage throughout., 2 x 30 gallon water tanks, cold only manually pumped to heads and the galley.
Double ended ex fishing boat with long keel. Carvel planked in larch on oak frames, all now doubled and a few tripled. Fastened with iron nails.
Ballast internal, mostly sash weights, lead ingots, some pig iron all held on mild steel cradles clear of the hull planking.
Ground tackle: Main anchor: 40lb CQR w 35m galvanised chain marked every 5m. 20lb Danforth for use as kedge SL manual anchor winch on fore deck. Additional 30m unused galvanised chain could be added to main chain or used with the kedge.
Tender: clinker stitched & glued construction from a kit, capacity 2 adults and gear.
Garmin 128 GPS ICOM IC-M411 VHF/DSC, Plastimo contest 130 steering compass, NASA 2 log and depth instruments.
Internal engine: 29HP 3 cylinder Volvo Penta 2003 series new in 1984, engine hours unknown, approx 600 since hour meter first fitted in early 2014. Single lever cable, range 250hrs - 1000nm. Last serviced December 2019. Tiller steering, fixed 3 blade 14" diameter propeller. Freshwater closed circuit w heat exchanger. 2 x 14 gallon fuel tanks
Solid pine gaff, boom, bowsprit and keel stepped mast.
Rigging mostly TS Rigging 2004, choice of slab or roller, currently using slab w 3 reefs.
2 jibs, 1 stay sail, Storm stay sail with hanks (unused). Sails by Crusader, approx 2004. Tan
Standing rigging galvanised steel wire lowers, s/s masthead shrouds.
Running rigging 3 strand rope, topping lifts are braided. Running back stays are s/s wire with tackles in 3 strand rope.
Sails, Gaff Cutter Rig, tan terylene, good condition.
Interior lighting with incandescent lamps plus red LEDs over chart table.
12v batteries of 110ah (household & navigation) and 90ah (engine starting). Control panel has switched fused circuits for navigation and interior lights, cockpit instruments, radio, GPS and the W10 netbook running chart software. USB socket for phone charging.
A separate 240v shore power circuit with fused double pole isolating switch is installed with 5 double sockets distributed throughout the vessel. Connecting cable to shoreside supply.
Lifebuoys x 2, 1 with 100' floating line, the other with short floating line and automatic flashing buoy.
Steel stanchions w s/s guard wires with gateways fitted 2019. Jackstays on deck. Lifelines with carbine hooks for crew lifejacket harnesses.
Bilge pumps, 1 engine driven, 1 electric, 2 manual.
Drogue, life sling.
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.