Tuesday, December 04, 2007

A bit more of Roach's history

Roach's Current Sail Wardrobe

Recently I put a post on the YWB.COM yachting forum to see whether Roach was listed in the Lloyd's Register. Some very kind people looked through their bookshelves and fount out that in 1959, 1961 & 1964 Roach was registered under Blackwater Charter Company Ltd. In 1966 she changed ownership to a M D Clarke. She was built in 1953, of Stebbing's yard in Burnham-on-Crouch.

Her sails were are Taylor, 1958 & 1961. Now she sports a mainsail by Hong Kong sailmakers. No. 1 (heavy cloth - high cut) by BM sails (2002 - never used) No. 2 running sail light cloth by Jeckels (date unknown). No. 2 (on furler) by JM sails (2000) and Genoa by Lucas.

Her first engine was a Coventry Victor 2 cyl, 6 BHP, dated 1950, then a Stuart Turner 1 cyl, 4 BHP, of 1962, this is the one I must have removed from the yacht. That has now been replaced by a 2001 BETA BZ482 13.5 HP running through a Halyard aquadrive unit.


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