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Traditional 8' Classic Clinker Pram Dinghy
 
 
TRADITIONALLY HAND BUILT IN A RANGE OF SOLID WOODS

Perfect for messing about on ponds, lakes, estuaries, rivers and the sea Traditional Sail are currently producing traditionally hand built 8' clinker dinghies in a range of SOLID WOODS.

Fastened in copper and bronze throughout on steamed oak timbers these classic dinghies are ideal as a tender stowed on davits or chocks on deck and light enough to be transported on the roof of a car.

Please call us to discuss your requirements.

Delivery time is approximately four weeks.

Specification
Choose between Mahogany on oak frames (as pictured), Larch on oak frames or Elm on oak frames

Length: 8'
Beam: 3'9"
Capacity: 4 adults
Fastenings: Copper nails and roves
Bronze screws
Fittings: Bronze rowlocks
Brass ring bolt
Finish: Fine yacht varnish

DELIVERY

* We have a four week delivery time on each boat but please call to find out if we have one in stock.
* All boats will be given a collection date at time of ordering
* If you can't collect your boat we can quote for delivery by our own transport or courier at the time of ordering.
Traditional 10' Clinker Stem Dinghy
 
 
Available in a variety of woods (see the 8' clinker dinghy for details)
Traditional 13'6'' Gaff Rigged Clinker Stem Dinghy
 
 
Available in a variety of woods (see the 8' clinker dinghy for details)
Traditional 8' Gaff Rigged Clinker Stem Dinghy
 
 
Available in a variety of woods (see the 8' clinker dinghy for details)
Traditional 14' Clinker Launches
 
     
Example of finished launch    
 
Available in a variety of woods (see the 8' clinker dinghy for details)
La Bonne
1919 Harrison Butler Classic

LOA 27.81' LWL 21' Beam 7.12' Draught 4.12' Displ 3.8 tons
Iron Keel 1.57 tons
Builder H Gale & Son
Designer T Harrison Butler

Lying Salcombe

La Bonne, meaning "nursemaid", was built to sail in the Nursery Class which was suggested by Herbert Reiach (MINA), the founding editor of Yachting Monthly, in 1917. His aim was to create a class of small cruiser racers which would encourage young men to take up sailing again when the (1914 - 1918) war was over. La Bonne was T Harrison Butler's 1917 design, Albert Strange also designed for this class. She was the only boat to be built to this design and therefore unique. She was launched in 1919 on the Solent. Please see 'about us' to see line drawings.

Please telephone 01548 844284 for further information or email info@traditional-sail.co.uk.

Further reading about the Nursery Class:

"Cruising Yachts - Design and Performance" by T Harrison Butler, updated since by his daughter, published by Excellent Press
ISBN 0-8548-7397-0.

"Albert Strange on yacht design, construction and cruising" published by the Albert Strange Association
ISBN 0-9526-160-0-9
New Boat - 27' Salcombe Trader
   
 
LOD: 26'8" LWL: 25'4" Beam: 9'6" Draught: 4'8" Sail Area: 573 sq ft

Have this beautiful 27' boat fitted out to your specifications... or taken to any stage of construction to suit... or finish the interior yourself ... Because the coachroof is timber, built on to the one-piece deck and cockpit moulding, there is plenty of scope for customising including having a flush deck or extending the coachroof forward of the mast allowing ample headroom in the heads and forepeak. It's up to you. Please telephone for full specification and to talk through your requirements.
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