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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


Motor Sailer Gaff Ketch, Missuann III

Missuan III Gaff Ketch Motor Sailer built and designed by Wallasea  Bay Yacht Yacht Station as a pleasure yacht in 1954.   Construction is carvel, Pitch Pine on Oak frames Superstructure is Teak and marine ply. She has a long Iron keel. Keel bolts understood to have been renewed 1992 /1994. She had a major overhaul with much work done at Rossiter Yachts, Christchurch,  in 2006.

Approximate Dimensions

Length Overall  35ft 10.67m
Waterline Length  30ft 9.14m
Beam  11ft 9ins 3.58m
Draft  4ft 8ins  1.42m
Displacement  12.84 tons
Thames Tonnage 10.8 

Motor Sailer Gaff Ketch, Missuann III


Seven berths total
Two single berths in the forepeak
Coming aft there is Heads with hanging locker space
Then the lower cabin has a settee berth to starboard and a dinette to port which can be converted into a double berth
Up in the wheel house there is the galley cooker to port and the sink and fridge to starboard...
... With a dinette aft that also converts into a double berth 
Access to the engine is underneath the wheelhouse sole. 

Rig, Sails and Spars

Gaff Ketch Rig
Spruce spars
Galvanised Mainmast shrouds Stainless Steel forestay and running backstays
Removable inner forestay for storm jib.
Mizzen - standing rigging - Stainless Steel
Mainsail - Tan Terylene - James Lawrence Sailmakers sound but faded
Slab reefing on mainsail with lazyjacks
Mizzen - Tan Terylene - James Lawrence Sailmakers sound but faded
Furling Genoa - Cream Terylene - James Lawrence Sailmakers - Good 
Spare Genoa - very good
Sailspar headsail reefing gear 
Spare mainsail - canvas - very good
Spare mizzen - canvas very good
Jib - old original - canvas - very good
Storm jib - Terylene - very good 

Deck Equipment

65lb Plough anchor on 50m chain
Vetus 1,500W electric windlass
24lb Kedge anchor on 50m warp

Henry Browne Sestrel steering compass
Deck mop
Boat hook
Ensign / staff
Anchor ball
Motor sailing cone
Deck chairs and cushions

General Equipment

Pressurised water to galley and heads 
Plastimo Voyager cooker with two hobs, grill and oven c/w flame failure safety device.

Gas locker on deck - drains overboard 
Electrolux Refrigerator - 12 Volts ships supply + 230Vac (gas disconnected)
Pots, pans, cutlery included
ITT Jabsco sea toilet


Taylor's diesel heater in lower cabin
Silva hand bearing compass

Antique barometer


Perkins 4236, 82bhp, 4- cylinder diesel (installed 1988)
Newage-PRM hydraulic gearbox
Drives a three-bladed propeller on a stainless steel shaft with sa rope cutter


Water - 60 galls + 70 galls - stainless steel (1994)
Diesel - 60 gallons  stainless steel (1994)

Electrics / Electronics

2 x 126 AH 12V batteries
Mains battery charger
Alternator boost charge controller


Circuit breaker panel
Forgen 1000 wind generator
Aerogen Wind generator (included but not fitted)


Koden MD3000 radar
Sailor RT144 VHF Radiotelephone
Nautech ST4000 Autopilot

Nasa Clipper Duet log / echo sounder
Philips Navigator GPS
Shore power installation
Navigation lights
Interior lights
Chart table light 
Anchor light

Safety Gear

2 x life rings - one with floating light
Radar reflector


2 x Fire extinguishers  
Engine room fire extinguisher not in date
LPG alarm
Fire blanket


Boarding ladder
Emergency tiller
2 x electric bilge pumps
Life raft - (in date)

Shore Gear

Tinker tramp inflatable dinghy - (poor condition - but floats!)
Honda 2hp 4-stroke outboard
Winter cover (not all over) 

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

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