The last we heard was that she had been restored to her thirties splendour, and was moored somewhere in the Mediterranean. In which case she should know the way home, for Willie is refitting her for the trip back next year. Demelza came from Plymouth last year, 2009, she was moored in the Cattewater and was a brokerage sale from Tony Hole Marine - very helpful and obliging outfit. A true representation of the designer's and builder's original concept.There was a sister ship 'Sequence' which also sailed from Cardiff at one point. We don't know much about her, being a brokerage, but whilst repainting her on the hard at her current home, West Bay Dorset, a visitor told me he knew her - had been moored next to her for a couple of years. Anyway, she needed a minimum of work to use her right away - we brought her round from Plymouth via River Yealm and Brixham in July 2009 and she has been busy ever since. I spent a very pleasant few hours with him in his yard at Thundersley on two separate days some years ago .She was built for a friend of Maurice Griffiths and is to a far better specification than usual.Stephen Dodge is Maurice Griffiths Bawley Yacht built by Johnson and Jago in 1962.I kept Maplin Maid for a few years, the previous owner, Fred Aurtherell, also did, before me, in this old bomb hole off Small Gains Creek, there was enough water to scrub her off at low tide. the power of chain is amazing and she wound the 2 anchors together as she was wind rode then tide rode as she swung.Fred always told me he thought Hitler was not such a bad bloke for giving us this nice big hole with loads of water to scrub off with!! When Fred saw the ball of chain and anchors sticking out, he exclaimed 'Christ we caught a mine'.She was almost identical except she lacked a bowsprit. have been forwarded from Silvio in Italy, June 2010, along with the paper copies of the original drawings! BOAT OWNER: David Bullen LOCATION: AFLOAT, KF1-28 - 8 OVERVIEW: Length: 9.9m, (32' 6"), Launched: 1951, NZ Kauri Pine Carvel Cutter Designed by Maurice Griffiths and built by David Bullen Resides in: Victoria HISTORY: Her owner completed a west-about circumnavigation between 19. Stripped and repainted decks over winter, took off a load of peeling Treadmaster, she's almost ready for a return trip to the Yealm in May, then.... (South Africa may be a bit ambitious, but it's encouraging to hear about that journey - do you know who it was? The first being when I asked him to make me a new mast for Stella Marie (receiving a severe dressing down for breaking one of his masts) The second day being when I collected my smart new one.
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Currently used as a fishing / day boat, she offers accommodation for three with a galley and basic heads. She is ownered by Goeffrey Barker and has been totally refurbished over the past 12 years. The vessel was built for a friend of Maurice Griffiths who was a large man . This and other small details were the only differences in the two vessels. Barcarole now has her own page on the Builders and Restorers section. ) Tony was looking for a shared ownership agreement with maybe one of our number to fit her out and get her back in the water for 2006. All is there, a coat of antifoul and a lick of paint on the topsides.My brothers and sisters all loved that boat, and were truly sad when she was sold. she may have been called Zigg Zagg and is purported to have sailed out to Africa on her own bottom. A new gaff rig has been built complete with Oregon spars, wooden blocks, hand spliced rigging served with marlin and laid halliards. Norman has changed the galley and heads and altered the accommodation to suit her new role as a coastal cruiser. See the advisors page We have a list of all known Lone Gulls and some more photos here. Sept 2004 update, Andrew Wallace, one of our 221 registrants, has bought her and is working on her to be afloat next year we hope! I have seen many wooden boats as a specialist wooden boat shipwright and have rarely seen a better built boat this one, beautifully ribbed and fastened with strong floors. BOAT OWNER: Wayne Parr LOCATION: AFLOAT, KPWN - 6 OVERVIEW: Length: 7.6m (25'), Launched: 1953, Kauri Carvel Sloop Designed by Maurice Griffiths & Alan Buchanon and built by W. Hughes Resides in: Victoria HISTORY: Moonraker was built for Mr A. Her design is directly out of the Book Dream Ships by Maurice Griffiths.
The gear on board is all 1970's but most works, Tony admits it might want more up to date gear as time goes on... She will be out and about with the EOG later this year. We have started a page just for all the Lone gull II designs that we have owner information on, courtesy of our Advisor Malcolm Jolly. the 'Swin' class built locally by Johnson and Jago of Leigh on Sea, but centre cockpit!
Carvel built of Mahogany on Oak with a long iron keel she was substantially re built in 2001. Her first owners sailed her for 7 years around the Pacific? Colin reports she is of 4'6" draft , a gaff rigged cutter with bowsprit and solid dodgers.