WHIMBREL – HISTORY & DESCRIPTION:
WHIMBREL was built by Rossiter Yachts to their Curlew Class design in 1988 to Lloyds 100A1 Class. The design is a proven shoal-draught coastal and off-shore vessel with triple keels which enables her to take the ground upright and to cruise in shallow waters and estuaries. The raised topsides and full-width coachroof provides plenty of space on deck as well as interior volume compared to other yachts of the same overall length. Additionally, this makes the boat particularly seaworthy and for dry-decks on certain points of sailing. The deck finished with maintenance free treadmaster is spacious and shroud free.
The interior is spacious and light with white panels, hardwood joinery and blue upholstery, the separate fore-cabin and heads compartment can be closed off using the hanging locker and heads doors. To the port side of the companionway is the galley with a gimballed double burner cooker and grill, with separate oven, sink with pantry lockers below, to starboard is the navigation station. In the main saloon, there is one double and one single settee/berths with lee cloths, with a folding table having bottle stowage below.
In the fore cabin there are two single berths, one with a lee cloth or can be converted into a double berth with storage below. Aft to port of the fore cabin is a large hanging locker. To starboard is the heads with sliding sink draining into the wc. The Bukh 36hp diesel engine is accessible from the saloon and from under the cockpit floor, with easy access to the fuel filters.
Extensive upgrade to electronics, Safety and upholstery 2017/18
Length – 9.75 metres
Beam – 3.15 metres
Draft – 1.12 metres
Built to Lloyds class 100A1
Underwater original epoxy coating; old antifouling removed, primed and re-antifouled 2018.
Glomex TV/FM aerial new 2917
A survey carried out 2017 with recommendations carried out.
5 berth, 2 with lee cloths
Material, colours: mahogany & white panels, blue Scotch Guard upholstery (New 2018) with new foam.
Cooker- oven, 2-burner, grill
Bengco solid fuel heater
Engine, electrics, water
Engine Bukh 36DV.
Vetus raw water filter fitted 2017
Fuel tank- 25 Imp.gal,114 Ltr
Propulsion: shaft, 3 Blade Prop. Grease lubricated stern gland
New cutlass bearing fitted 2017
Voltage: 12 V – 2 batteries
Control panel: switching panels (2)
Rutland Wind Generator with Marlec control
Water system – Stainless Water tanks- 50 Imp gal. 228 ltr. total (2 Tanks), pressurised system with water filter (New 2018)
Hot water Calorifier 240v/Engine heated
Rev. counter, Oil pressure gauge with acoustic alarm, Temperature gauge with acoustic alarm
Rig and sails
Kemp mast, boom & spinnaker pole
Sails: Genoa, Main (2 – 1 fully battened), Storm Jib, Spinnaker
Genoa reefing system: Furlex
Storm Jib: on second forestay
Standing rigging replaced 2010
Navigation and electronics
Raymarine Axium 9 – 9 (New 2018)
Simrad RD 35 with HD 35 remote handset (New 2018)
New VHF aerial 2017
Tack Tick wind, speed & depth (New anemometer unit 2018)
Sprayhood and cockpit cover new 2019
Mainsail cover with lazy jacks new 2019
Vetus bow thruster with port & starboard cockpit control unit
12v/240v Fridge – Cool Power mains adaptor replaced 2017
240v shoreline connection with an isolating panel (New 2018)
Fenders and mooring lines
Avon dinghy, Oars, 2.5hp Tohatsu Outboard
New Rule auto. electric bilge pump upgrade 2017
Kedge anchor & warps
Spring cleats and fairlead fitted 2017
All LED Nav. lights and all saloon lighting
Life Raft (New 2018)
Radar reflector: (New 2018)
2 Horseshoe Life belts (2) (New 2018)
Dan Buoy (New 2018)
Gas bottle locker with drain: 2 bottle capacity
Raymarine AIS 500 transponder