DC Blakes & Sons Folkboat for sale lying ashore in Dartmouth, Devon. This boat is a lovely example, having had many upgrades in her current ownership including new engine, wind generator, webasto heating and many others. These boats are noted for their seaworthy character, they have regularly been raced in winds of 40 knots and often carries full sail in 20-25, this example is more set up for cruising being very well appointed inside but would be more than useful around the cans should you choose to use her for some club racing.
4 Berths in 2 Cabins and separate head.
Cream GRP hull. (repainted 2021)
Off White deck and superstructure.
Transom Hung Rudder.
Beta Marine 14.(New 2010)
13.5HP 3 cylinder Engine.
On shaft to Shaft Bruntons Folding Propeller.
200 Hours (Approx)
Cruising speed: 5 knots.
Max speed: 6 knots
Mast Head Sloop
Aluminium Mast and Boom.
Stainless steel standing rigging (New 2012)
Genoa Furling gear.
Genoa. (New 2016)
Mainsail (New 2015)
2 x Mast Winches.
2 x Genoa Winches
Log-depth Raymarine ST40 Cockpit
Chart plotter Garmin GPS Map551 Cockpit / Chart table (twin brackets)
AIS Nasa receiver only chart table
AIS Garmin 600 transceiver chart table
VHF Chart table
Electronic barometer Chart table
Auto pilot Raymarine Tiller pilot
2 x 12v Battery charged via alternator. (New 2016)
Solar Panel and Wind Charging.
Anchor with chain.
1 x 20L Fuel Tank
1 x 40L Water Tank
Pressurized Water System.
Encounter is a cruising Folkboat built in the UK in 1986 by D C Blake and sons. She is good condition having been well maintained. A copy of the 2018 survey is available. Encounter does not have a spartan interior, in fact her accommodation is both comfortable and well appointed. She has just been re painted in Awl gripped by Dart Haven and is looking superb who also serviced the rudder bushes, new antifoul by Darthaven. The original engine has been replaced with a modern Beta 14hp with only 180 hrs use. The engine drives a Brunton feathering propeller. All control lines have been led aft to the cockpit and she can be sailed single handed. Encounter has beaching legs and by separate negotiation a substantial cradle
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