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Cape Cutter 19 ‘Drift’ now for sale £27,950

One of the most recent Cape Cutters in immaculate condition having only been sailed about 8 times and winter stored in a dry industrial unit. Launched in April 2014. Sails exceptionally well, draws admiring glances and has an extensive Inventory. … Continue reading

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Coppercoat

This was the copper coat after a full season where weeding has been bad. A few small areas where weed has taken, but very pleased with the performance overall. Now its February and I have been repaired, its time to … Continue reading

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Monday Sail

Its been a disappointing summer for us and Drift. An early season exacerbation of a shoulder injury has severely curtailed the amount of sailing, despite such good weather. In early July on a Monday the weather was perfect and a … Continue reading

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Instruments

Having seen the instrument arrangement on Mike Brookes circumnavigation boat Sea Badger, I have also made a swing out instrument panel.                 this swings out from hinges on the reverse side of the … Continue reading

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Drifting Along

It was ‘Gaffers’ last weekend in Yarmouth and the previous day’s forecast had been for light winds, but not quite as light as they turned out…..  The sails are all now rigged and functioning correctly. They look great, but as … Continue reading

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Three sails and a christening

Sails all present and correct and a sea breeze on Saturday  was a chance for a first sail for my wife and I.  The engine arrangement works well allowing the outboard to turn and make reversing much easier. The beauty … Continue reading

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Sea Trial

Last Saturday, we bent the sails on for the first time and it became pretty obvious that the torsion line in the staysail was not stitched in to the stay sail, so it hoisted like a crinkly bag! We still … Continue reading

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Launch Day…… At Last

Friday was finally the day to get Drift on the water. Once the boat was moved to the yard I started the rigging process. The manual together with having seen other boats makes it reasonably straight forward although it takes … Continue reading

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False Start, but she has a name..

Well today was rig and launch day, but illness in the yard that were doing some work for me means the work is delayed. A combination of  work demands and holidays means that launch now won’t happen for another few … Continue reading

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On The Move

Drift is out of the shed, ready to be moved to for rigging and launch later in the week. Hull has had a polish with UV resistant polish. Sprayhood, cockpit tent all fitted. I have been through the lines, checked … Continue reading

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Sprayhood

The spray hood from Tecsew is now fitted and it looks great…..

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Bowsprit

Here is Drift packed in between the folkboat fleet.  I attached the bowsprit this weekend and it doesn’t clear the roof so you realise that it really is quite long! I need to find some bottle screws for the stays … Continue reading

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Bits

The mooring bill arrived this morning, a nice sobering thought and time to kick on with a few more bits. The cockpit tent and sprayhood are being fitted in the next couple of weeks. A few more bits have been … Continue reading

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Boats currently at the factory

This is a new boat in build and not far away from being finished – in theory its hull number 122. The second boat was Hull Number 56 ‘Foxglove’ which has just been bought by Colin and Randi McDougall and is … Continue reading

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Homeward Bound

At last the waiting is over and I headed North on Wednesday. Having spent the night at Oldhams finest (?) Premier Inn, I arrived nice and early to collect ‘Drift’. I was able to have a look over her before … Continue reading

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This is the week

Weather permitting I will be setting out this Wednesday on the 520 mile round trip to collect our new boat and bring her home. The last minute preparations such as the final payment transfer, insuring the boat and trailer, checking … Continue reading

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Motoring on

I haven’t collected the boat yet, but I was able to collect the auxiliary power this weekend. A 6hp Yamaha with tank and fuel line. I am sure 4 or 5hp would be enough for the boat, but as they … Continue reading

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Build Complete !

The boat is now complete and collection booked for two weeks time. This shot shows the finished interior with a couple of changes from the standard specification. Firstly the upholstery is not standard and the cushions are 5 inches thick … Continue reading

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…the rumour has it…

The noises from Lancashire are suggesting that Cape Cutter 19 sail number 121 is now complete! The positioning of the furler lines remains undecided as I have concerns about friction in the proposed system, so want to play around with … Continue reading

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Furler Fixing

The boat as standard comes with a Plastimo furler on the Yankee/Genoa, but Drift will have furlers on both headsails. Whilst open furlers do work for most of the time, its always when you need them that they can get … Continue reading

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More Progress

Progress continues, the sails have arrived from Hydes as have the furlers. As can be seen below the anchor well drain holes are in, the handrails, rubbing strake and samson post are on and the woodstain finished. The additional stainless chafe … Continue reading

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Slowly Slowly Catchy Monkey

The build continues up at Honnor Marine in Rochdale. The deck, hull and inner moulding were all bonded a few weeks ago and as can be seen the hatch structures are now complete as is the wooden compression post. The … Continue reading

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Nearly here … apparently

The gestation of ‘Drift’ has been quite lengthy, but now the diversion of the boat show is over, the word from up North is a “couple of weeks or so”. Given that the mast wiring is happening and a battery … Continue reading

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Southampton Boat Show

We went to the Southampton boat show today, where Honnor Marine had a stand with some of their craft, including the Cape Cutter. With Drift getting close to completion, it was particularly useful to be able to crawl over a finished … Continue reading

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Drift is in build

Drift is currently in build at Honnor Marine.  As with any new boat there have been many things to consider – Hull colour, Sails, outboard, extent of electrics, etc etc. Drift is blue with cream sails. As with any build, … Continue reading

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