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"Boojum", 46ft LOD Gaff Cutter  Lying  Scotland

Sails and Deck Gear
Mid Cabin


Boojum is a 46 ft gaff cutter built by W.E. Thomas in 1909. The hull is constructed of Pitch Pine planking on oak frames epoxy sheathed; the deck is two layers of 3/4 inch ply overlain  with 7/8 inch pitch pine planking bedded in epoxy and seamed with Sikaflex. Bulwarks and doghouse are Teak.   The keel is Iron, held by Bronze keelbolts - last inspected 2004.

Approximate Dimensions

Length Overall  58ft 17.68m
Length on Deck  46ft 14.02m
Waterline Length  39ft 11.89m
Beam  11ft 3.35m
Draft  7ft 2.13m
Displacement  16.53 tons 16,800kg

Rig, Sails and Spars

Gaff cutter rig
Douglas fir spars
Galvanised steel standing rigging - new 2002
Mainsail - Nicholson Hughes - fair 
Genoa - Nicholson Hughes - good
Jib - Nicholson Hughes - fair 
Staysail - Nicholson Hughes - worn
Storm jib - new
Topsail - good

Deck Equipment

2 x CQR anchors with 80m chain
Manual anchor windlass
Steering compass
boat hook
Anchor light
Teak grating

General Equipment

Taylors paraffin cooker - gimballed
Refrigerator - 230Volts ac,  Gas or 12Volt DC
Solid fuel heating
Baby Blake sea toilet
Pressurised and manual hot and cold water to heads, shower and galley


 BMC 3.4l 70hp 4-cylinder diesel engine


Diesel - steel - 200 litres
Water - stainless steel 200 litres

Electrics / Electronics

3 x 12volt batteries
Echo sounder
VHF radio telephone
Navigation lights
Chart table light
Interior lights

Safety Gear

Lifebelt - with light
Boarding Ladder
Radar reflector
 2 x fire extinguishers
Fire blanket
2 x First aid kits
Manual bilge pump
2 x electric bilge pumps
6-man life raft

Shore Gear

Inflatable dinghy

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For further details or to arrange to view, please contact Adrian  Espin at: - Astonbury Marine Services 
19 Colne Road, Brightlingsea, Essex, CO7 0DL  Tel: 01206 305 996  or +44 1206 305 996
or email to:
In this case we are acting as Brokers only. The Vendor is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at his own expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted.