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    £ 9,950
    Chesford Marine - Classic 18ft Launch and trailer
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    Chesford Marine - Classic 18ft Launch and trailer for sale

    Motor BoatsClassic Motor BoatsavailableChesford Marine

    A very pretty classic launch, built by Robin East at his Chesford Marine Boatyard, Frogmore near Kingsbridge in Devon in 1978.

    Designed by Alan Pape of Looe, Cornwall.

    The design features a large cock-pit with a midships bulkhead dividing the cock-pit from the 2-berth cabin under the forward coach-roof.

    Clinker planked in mahogany, the topsides finished varnished, the bottom newly anti-fouled, on steam bent oak timbers all fastened with copper nails and roves.

    Transom hung rudder operated by cables to a traditional spoked wheel on the bulkhead. Slot in the rudder stock head takes a tiller for emergency or alternative use.

    Twin galvanised steel plate bilge keels allow the launch to sit comfortably on a beach or a road trailer.

    Stuart Turner Sole single cylinder 9hp diesel almost certainly the original engine installed in 1978. Flexibly mounted on long oak engine beds with flexi coupling on conventional shaft drive to 3-blade bronze prop.

    Raw water cooled, Filter on the bronze intake sea-cock.

    In the last few years she has been lovingly and professionally restored. Below the water line she has been stripped back to the bare wood. Sections of her port side have been re-planked with mahogany and 7 oak timbers replaced. She has a new cutlass bearing and propeller. The engine has been removed, serviced and repainted and has a new starter motor and battery.

    Everything inside and out has been repainted or re-varnished.
    She has a new blue canvass cover. Overall she has had around 300 hours and £4,500 spent on her. She now sits on a new SBS RB1500 Trailer costing £2,300 - and with only 300 miles of use.

    Trout is perfect for spending summer days exploring estuaries.

    Price includes trailer.


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    CategoryMotor Boats
    Sales statusavailable
    ManufacturerChesford Marine
    ModelClassic 18ft Launch and trailer
    Mooring CountryUnited Kingdom
    CurrencyGBP
    Length5.49 m/18 ft
    Conditionvery good
    Sale TypeUsed
    SalePrivate
    PropulsionInboard
    SteeringTwin control
    FuelDiesel
    Material hullWood
    Material deckWood

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