Estuary Class One-Design - 1973 - £5,450
A GRP version of the 18ft, classically-lined 'Essex One-Design' dinghy that was originally designed by Morgan Giles for use in the the rough waters of the Thames estuary.
This design shares many features seen in other designs of the 1920-30 era such as a cast iron centreplate weighing approx. 225lbs, and commodious cockpit to accommodate a crew able to sit within, rather than necessarily on the side-decks, while also - in an effort to avoid the complexities associated with the carrying of a spinnaker - being fitted with deck arrangements to be able to pull round (or swing) the jib's luff to windward of the centre-line to present as much sail area to a following wind.
A fabulous family boat for cruising, racing or camping.
She will float in about 10 inches of water with the centre plate up and, because of the weight of her centreboard, will happily weather strong winds if left on a mooring.
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