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Motor Sailer Gaff Ketch, Missuann III, Lying  Dorset

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Missuann III 
Sails and Deck Gear
Wheel House
2006 Refit

Owner's Comments

Motor Sailer Gaff Ketch, Missuann III

I bought Missuann because I was looking for a solid, stable and safe sea going vessel with a good sized engine and plenty of room that would be ideal for days or weekends out locally or trips further afield and even through the European canal system. 

Also in this country, when we have a nice day there is in variably no wind, so it was important to me that I had a vessel that would be comfortable cruising under power or sail or both.

I have not been disappointed the large light and airy wheel house has been great for entertaining - all year round irrespective of the weather! She has plenty of accommodation and space for 4 to 5 to cruise for long periods and areas on deck for sunning oneself or sitting in a deck chair on the stern and sipping a sun downer or fishing whilst cruising slowly under mizzen & /or jib only great for keeping kids of all ages amused and good for dinner!

She sails well in the right conditions and the engine has pushed us through a force 8 gale with a 10 to 15ft. swell. We also motor sailed across to the Channel Islands when there were only very light breezes and the steady but gentle thud of the engine was not intrusive, pushing us along at a comfortable 6 knots. When we came back the wind had picked up and we had a very nice broad reach sail home making up to 8 knots at times. She will motor along at a steady 5 knots at 1400 revs consuming less than 1 gallon per hour and will go at 7 knots at 2000 revs.

The Gaff Ketch rig is very versatile and easy to use and the mast can be easily lowered using the windlass.

It is with great regret that due to a change of family circumstances I have got to sell her now I had planned to go across to France and down through the canal system, as her previous owners had done and the other trip planned was to go around the UK with a trip through the Caledonian Canal another day maybe!?


[ Missuann III ] Sails and Deck Gear ] Wheel House ] Layout ] Galley ] Cabin ] Forecabin ] Heads ] Engine ] Specifications ] 2006 Refit ] [ Comments ]
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