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37' Robert Clark Sloop - Boat For Sale
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Wooden Ships comments on this 37' Robert Clark Sloop
This boat is a fine example of a classic Robert Clark designed sloop. Having had only 2 owners since new and being under the current ownership for more than 40 years she has been professionally maintained to a very high standard throughout her life. The design has been well proven and she has earned a good reputation when racing in the early years and been extensively cruised under the current family ownership; spending time cruising in European waters including the Baltic.
Subject to an extensive programme of maintenance during the last 25 years she has had considerable sums spent maintaining her in very much original trim. Some upgrading has been undertaken to make life at sea easier for the crew including a roller furling genoa, modern jabsco type sea toilet and deck wash system. In great original condition above and below decks she would be ideally suited to somebody interested in competing in some Classic Yacht Regattas or rallies. The original build drawings and scantlings along with a number of design reviews from the time of her build are held by the owner and available to view upon request.
She has been cruising throughout the 2017 season and viewing is highly recommended for anybody looking for a classic yacht.
LOA: 37 ft
LWL: 33 ft 5 in
Beam: 9 ft 7 in
Max Draft: 6 ft 2 in
Displacement: 8930 kg
Fuel Tanks Cap.: 31 L
Fresh Water Tanks Cap.: 125 L
Engine Make: Volvo Penta
Engine Model: 2003
Primary Engines: Inboard
Engine Year: 1989
Power: 28 hp
Propeller Type: 2 Blade
Depthsounder – B&G
Autopilot – Raymarine ST4000 TillerPilot.
New fluxgate compass fitted 2014
Compass – Original Lilley & Reynolds compass and hand bearing compass.
Oven – Plastimo Neptune gas cooker.
2 burner, grill and oven.
Manual Bilge Pump
Marine Head – Jabsco type heads, 2009
Heating – Taylors paraffin heater.
Teak Cockpit Teak Sidedecks
Tender – Tinker Tramp inflatable
Liferaft – RFD Type raft.
Main anchor – 35lbs CQR and 40 fathoms 5/16" chain.
Kedge anchor – Bruce type and 25lb CQR anchor.
Lofrans Cayman 88 electric windlass.
Jabsco deckwash system, with flush type deck connector. Fitted new winter 2014/15'
Selection of warps and fenders.
Lifebuoys 2 off.
Hull of carvel construction being originally mahogany planking on oak frames with teak garboards. Ballast keel secured externally and of poured lead construction.
Deck is constructed with oak deck beams, traditional laid teak deck, coachroof and coamings. The hull is currently finished in red antifouling beneath the water and white gloss topsides. On deck the margin boards, coachroof sides, cockpit coamings and structure are all finished in gloss varnish.
The hull and associated structure have been the subject of regular routine maintenance throughout the current ownership with the hull extensively re-planked below the waterline in iroko.
Summary of recent works is detailed below however in addition to this there is also extensive regular works in regard to deck caulking, bright work internally and externally and hull painting which are all deemed to be routine maintenance.
2014 – Coachroof windows stripped and renovated. Deck beams replaced in way ofport primary winch.
2013 – Companionway hatch re-built with new teak veneers to reinstate original finish. Boarding ladder stripped and re-built to replace loose fastenings. Topsides repainted completely.
2011 – Repairs to transom in way of backstay chain plate. Additional frame fitted to spread load with new quarter knees fitted.
2009 – Chainplate fastenings drawn and replaced.
2008 – Replacement oak frames fitted in way of heads.
2007 – Topsides stripped back and a number of splines replaced. Sister frames fitted in way of cracked frames on starboard side aft in way of cockpit locker and quarter berth.
2005 – Rudder removed and new rudder built from solid iroko with new stainless
2001 – New laminated top section of stem fitted. Topsides given full repaint after works completed. Underwater hull completely stripped back for inspection. 8 planks replaced. All 9 strap floors completely removed and refurbished before re-fitting with new fastenings. 8 oak frames repaired with laminated oak sections.
The original build drawings and scantlings are held by the current owner and would be part of the paper work exchanged at the time of sale.
Rigged as a masthead sloop the boat was originally fitted with all timber spars. The original timber mast was replaced with an anodised alloy spar in 1964, the boat retains the original timber spar for the boom. Standing rigging was last replaced in 1996 however the forestay was replaced in 2005/06 when the new Profurl roller reefing system was fitted. The boat benefits from still having the original bronze primary and secondary winches fitted on the cockpit coamings.
Mainsail – Slab reefing. 1999
Roller Reefing Genoa – Crusader Sails. 2008
Working Jib – 1997
Spinnaker – Believed to be original!
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