Now here is a thing
Steve, from Falmouth, sent me this
1974 price list and brochure
The price list is interesting
5.5 K for a Centaur - the same price I just paid for Centaur 2
this is his boat
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Phwaor indeed . I’m sure the perspective exaggerates the length of the bowsprit but nonetheless she is a fine looking boat
I often think of the power in terms of tonnes per square inch a bowsprit can deliver
the opening shot of this horny old classic makes you think
I’m fairly certain that’s a Falmouth oyster smack, if so the bowsprit is almost as long as it looks. Is it GRP – one of Gale Heard’s hulls perhaps, or a traditional wooden boat?
it is a grp version
still one heck of a lot of brightwork to keep up to date but at least you know the hull is functionally immortal
It would be good to film her in action both aboard and from the water
they do have a classic boat week
Not quite the same but what about this for a bow sprit? I wonder how much it would cost to moor it in Torquay harbour….
Not long now Dylan, when are you planning on heading for Falmouth?
According to the BofE inflation calculator, 5500 pounds in 1974 is the equivalent of nearly 52 thousand pounds today.(actually 2014).Would anyone pay 52K for a 26 foot yacht today?
Money for old rope.
2.9 for heating!I’m in the wrong business.
a cool £89,000