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Smack in Church


FOR SALE - The oyster smack Electron CK36

Worked for most of her life locally before being converted to a life of leisure.
Now in good condition with a recent survey and ready to go.
Offers in the region of £50,000 for this fine example of our fishing heritage.

Built by Robert Aldous, Brightlingsea in 1909
Length on deck - 36 ft. Beam - 9.4 ft. Draught - 5 ft.
Registered Tonnage - 9.27 tons.

Hull larch on oak. Frames sided 3" and moulded 3" at the gunwhale and 4" at the keel.
4 berth. Traditional internal ballast in lead.
VHF fitted. Two ring gas cooker in galley - gas stored on deck and copper pipe to flexible unit.
Main anchor approx. 60 lb. fishermans type on at least a shackle of short link chain handled by traditional pawl windlass. Kedge anchor 20 lbs. CQR on 10 ft. of short link chain then warp.

Some of the Work Done :-
1984/87 Re-built from the keel up by Andrew Harman and Tony Terle.
1997 ___New keel bolts throughout by Colin White
1998/99 New Yanmar 18 hp. diesel fitted by French Marine
1999/00 New wooden mast by Colin White
1999/00 New sails (Tan Clipper) by Gale Heard - main, tow stays'l, No.1 jib.
2001 ___New wooden boom by Colin White
2001 ___Rudder hangings machined and bushed with bronze.

She now lies in the Smack Dock at Brightlingsea.
For more details please contact Peter Allen,
60 Upper Park Road, Brightlingsea, Essex. CO7 0JG

25th. April 2003

Margaret Catchpole PE 62 is for sale after being in same ownership for 20 years.
Click here for more details of this rare, 28' Poole Smack

1st. March 2002



at the moment i am looking for a smack that needs a lot of work if you could e mail me with any smacks for sale and prices i would be very grateful hope to hear from you soon

6th. Jan 2002


. Roger Walker 14 April 2001 . [Revised 25/4/03]