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    Default Historic boat needs good home.

    No affiliation. Lying Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK.

    She is not looking for a new owner at any price, rather the right owner.

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    'STADATS'

    CONVERTED WATSON CLASS LIFEBOAT

    Built 1921 by Saunders of Cowes

    "Stadats", built as Frederick and Emma in 1921 by Saunders, Cowes, lsle of Wight, served
    firstly at Wick Lifeboat Station until 1938, her final "shout" at Wick was to assist downed
    RAF Walrus LL2237.
    During January 1939 she arrived at Amble Lifeboat Station, the first lifeboat to be stationed
    there after the reopening since the closure in L852; during her service at Amble she saved
    98 lives until end of service in 1952.
    Bought, rebuilt, converted and maintained for over 50 years by a professionat shipwright
    "Stadats" regularly appeared at East Coast Gaffer events; she is in working order however
    would benefit from some updating of the accommodation; she was surveyed on
    Robertson's slip in Woodbridge for winter maintenance and was reported as "sound"
    registered with National Historic Ships Cert No77Z.
    DIMENSIONS
    Length on deck 45 ft
    Beam LZ'6"
    Draft
    Tonnage {gross)

    CONSTRUCTION
    3'6'
    15.26
    Planked in double diagonal Honduras mahogany fastened with copper rivets.
    Heavy oak frames at 30" centres fastened with copper.
    Solid teak backbone with heavy iron strap floors.
    Decks4" marine plywood, sheathed externally and painted with deck paint.
    High toe rail all round set on galvanised stanchion bases.
    L.5" Honduras mahogany coach roof coamings with sheathed marine plywood coach house.
    Large self- draining cockpit with seating either side and vast lockers beneath.
    Thick cork rubbing band all round.
    RIG
    Gaff rig ketch on solid deck stepped masts.
    Solid varnished wooden booms and gaffs.
    Galvanised standing rigging to internal galvanised steel chain plates.
    Mainsail and mizzen by James Lawrence; staysail, genoa and mizzen staysail.

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    MACHINERY
    Perkins S6M 100hp 6cyldiesel installed new 19G5.
    MR10A gearbox with single lever controls to large fixed pitch propeller in tunnel.
    6 knots cruising speed, 10 knots max. 1 gallon/hr at cruising speed
    100 gallon steel fuel tank under cockpit sole.
    60 gallon galvanised steel water tank under cockpit sole.
    4x12 volt domestic batteries; 2x12 volt engine start batteries; engine alternator.
    2 manual bilge pumps and engine driven bilge pump.
    ACCOMMODATION
    Good head room throughout.
    Maximum 7 berths with large double skippers'cabin.
    step down from cockpit into passage way offset to starboard past engine space.
    Starboard pilot berth in passage way under deck-head . Large chart desk and storage area
    on top of engine box.
    Main saloon forward; single settee berth to starboard; double settee berth to port; dropleaf
    saloon table in centre.
    FIavel 2 burner gas stove with oven and grill. Work surface either side with stowage for
    crockery with shelves above; gas powered fridge under work surface.
    Starboard side large work surface area with single stainless sink; manualfresh water pump.1
    Forepeak stowage, bosun's locker and single berth to port if required.
    Skippe/s cabin port side of engine box accessed through a passage to port at the base ofthe
    companionway steps; large double berth when folded down; futl standing head room.
    Heads compartment at entrance to skipper's cabin; Jabsco sea toilet discharges directly
    overboard

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    Default Re: Historic boat needs good home.

    Bump.

    Any interest, pm me.

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    Default Re: Historic boat needs good home.

    Nice boat, but swallowing the anchor means I can only dream

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    so those 'rubrails' are cork?

    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Nice find with the video Paul. I'm not sure how much of the rub rails are cork, but probably all of them yes. Lifeboats tended to bump things a lot.

    Artif, i don't think she needs very much, work or money.

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    I think the other half would be a little upset if I spent the house deposit on another wooden boat. Who knows what her Irish red head temperament would do, but I expect you'd hear the explosion in Suffolk
    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic View Post

    Artif, i don't think she needs very much, work or money.

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    There's a lot to like going on there. Probably a good thing I'm an ocean and a continent away.
    Steve

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    What is the story behind the two holes in the keel? Part of the sling from her lifeboat days?
    Steve

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    Default Re: Historic boat needs good home.

    To attach it to the launch trolley

    Quote Originally Posted by stromborg View Post


    What is the story behind the two holes in the keel? Part of the sling from her lifeboat days?

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    "Price-at present 18,000 but open to offers…- a new owner needs to be found ASAP so this is really a starting point-I think a more modest offer from someone serious and able to do her justice would be considered for a specific period..."

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    Brokerage: quinton@nelsonsboats.co.uk

    Or contact Bruce mobile 07762326194 or email helbru@gotadsl.co.uk

    It strikes me that she is a shallow draft, strong, safe motor sailer. I personally have not been aboard, but her recent custodian was thought of highly as a shipwright. I doubt she needs much doing to her.

    A safe family world cruiser for under 18k is a rare thing indeed.



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    That's a proper boat, that is. If I was going to have a sailboat, that's the sort I'd want. She even has the correct number of pointy ends. Sigh. Can't have them all in one lifetime.

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    Default Re: Historic boat needs good home.

    Quote Originally Posted by artif View Post
    Irish red head temperament
    Commiserations

    and

    Congratulations.


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    D'oh...

    Peace,
    Sigh...

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    Default Re: Historic boat needs good home.

    Quote Originally Posted by stromborg View Post


    What is the story behind the two holes in the keel? Part of the sling from her lifeboat days?
    She was slipway launched. Those are the ruffle holes that the recovery line to the winch in the boathouse was attached, and the slip line for launching.
    They had similar holes in the sternpost as they launched bow first.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic View Post
    "Price-at present 18,000 but open to offers…- a new owner needs to be found ASAP so this is really a starting point-I think a more modest offer from someone serious and able to do her justice would be considered for a specific period..."

    stadats 2.0.jpg

    Brokerage: quinton@nelsonsboats.co.uk

    Or contact Bruce mobile 07762326194 or email helbru@gotadsl.co.uk

    It strikes me that she is a shallow draft, strong, safe motor sailer. I personally have not been aboard, but her recent custodian was thought of highly as a shipwright. I doubt she needs much doing to her.

    A safe family world cruiser for under 18k is a rare thing indeed.


    I have been aboard her. John Krejska’s other boat. John died recently soon after completing his total rebuild of the Albert Strange yawl MIST. As is evident from the pictures, John was a very highly regarded professional shipwright. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that if any of our local yards had a really awkward job, they rang John.

    STADATS doesn’t sail well; although she had an engine from new, she also had sails. She is really well thought out and John maintained her to a very high standard.
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    John Krejska's rebuild of the Strange MIST deserves votes for best restoration under 40ft in the Classic Boat nominations. https://awards.classicboat.co.uk/res...ar-under-40ft/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thad View Post
    John Krejska's rebuild of the Strange MIST deserves votes for best restoration under 40ft in the Classic Boat nominations. https://awards.classicboat.co.uk/res...ar-under-40ft/
    Tried to vote but it seems the voting is closed.
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    The cork "rubrails" are technically "sponsons"
    Standard lifeboat stuff.
    I had a big Portuguese Tippydory and I thought seriously about adding those.

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    Commiserations to her, for putting up with me
    Congratulations to me, for being so lucky

    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic View Post
    Commiserations

    and

    Congratulations.


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    I like her, she'd be slow and comfortable and solid. I can imagine that she 'would not sail well'.
    The price is not bad for what you get, but I'm in Australia and she's in GB, and anyway if my $40mill lottery ticket had come home I'd be looking for one of these...

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    Yes She was owned for the last half century by an outstanding professional wooden boatbuilder converted her and lived aboard her before moving ashore and who who recently died. She is for sake by his estate.
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