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Cornish Crabbers Trader 30 Gaff Ketch  
1979 - £56,950  
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Cornish Crabbers' Trader 30 - A 'Ready to go' package representing good value at £56,950. 
 
For those 'in the know', the Cornish Crabbers Trader 30 - with her higher deck level and the resultant greater internal headroom, combined with ketch rig's long, low sail plan and lower centre of effort, is the one to look for (as opposed to the cutter version) - despite there having been fewer 'Traders' built. 'Black Goose' is an early example - hull No.4 of eleven built - dating from 1979, but has been steadily upgraded over recent years, with much good work done and money spent - particularly since 2014. 
 
The Trader 30 features a divided cockpit with tandem wheels mounted on the same bridge deck as the mizzen mast's step ensuring that she may be hand-sailed from the main [almost midships] cockpit, or the dedicated helming cockpit, abaft the mizzen mast. Aficionados love this feature! 
 
'Black Goose' benefits from a replacement 29HP Beta Marine engine and associated sterngear all newly fitted in 2014, that replaced her smaller original engine. She has been epoxy coated beneath the waterline for decades now and was last cleaned back and re-coated, using seven coats of Hempel's in 2019. The spars have been stripped, epoxy coated and then varnished & painted. Standing and running rigging replaced 2014, with a conventional roller-furling system by Facnor fitted to the outer for'stay in 2020 in place of the Wicor Martin-style original fittings to make for a reliable and more convenient system, combining with a slightly larger flying jib. The owner reports that directional balance is enhanced and the vessel made more convenient to handle by [in effect] himself, when sailing shorthanded. 
 
In current ownership, much very good quality and detailed work has been carried out by the owner himself, including the replacement of a diesel-fired space heater with a Canadian wood-fired stove and insulated flue, replacement cooker and associated gas system throughout, re-veneered sole boards, tasteful re-painting of the internal bulkheads and fascias, LED lighting throughout, etc. etc. 
 
Currently laid ashore, with a scheduled launch date of end of March 2022, 'Black Goose' will be fully prepared and re-commissioned for the new owner and handed over on the water upon completion within the sale price. 
 
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