fastenings are in bronze including keel bolts for the lead
keel. Decks are Brunzeel ply 3/4" thick epoxy sheathed.
is, we believe to be, the last of the larger Poole
smacks and therefore quite interesting.
as the Eureka in 1911 and registered for fishing on
the 25th Nov 1911 with fishing No PE62. registered
tons 10.8, according to the register. Length 28ft
6in, Beam 10ft 3in, Draft 4ft 6in. Gaff topsail cutter
rig with topmast. Sails good condition some new. All
terylene except for topsail. Margaret Catchpole is
well known on the east coast having been kept on the
River Orwell for the past 50 years.
Details: Hull pitch pine/larch/elm planks on grown
oak frames. Planking 1 5/16" thick. Frames 2
1/4" sided moulded 5" at keel, 2 1/4"
at the timber heads, spaced at 12" centers, most
doubled (futtocks) from new.
Accomodation: very spacious interior
much as it was when she was converted in 1948. Two saloon
berths, two more in the focstle, Heads, very large pantry,
Nav area opposite galley.
Engine: Rebuilt Lister STW to be
refitted in March 2002. Gives a cruising speed of 5.5 to
6 knots. Very economical.
Margaret is a very stiff boat and dry. We need to sell her
now after 20 years of ownership, we simply have too many
boats. Sensible offers please.
For more info contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.