Salna is number 19 out of 22 of these beautiful yachts to be built in the 1960’s. Designed by R.N. Slater band by the Bangor shipyard, they are unusually heavily built for a 27 foot yacht, using 7/8″ mahogany planning on sawn frames 24″ apart, with steamed oak timbers between each pair of frames. Cabin sides and toe-rails etc are made from solid mahogany. She has been re-painted and varnished in the summer of 2012 and the engine has been removed for servicing. See www.shipyardboats.co.uk for history of this class.
LOA: 27 foot Beam: 8ft 3″ Draft: 4ft 8″ Tonnage: 6MT Keel Type: Long keel Designer: R.N. Slater Builder: Bangor Ship Yard Year of Manufacturer: 1962 Construction: Mahogany planking on oak Engine: Nannidiesel 14.5hp 2 cly diesel rig: Bermudian sloop
Construction: Long keel, fine canoe stern. 7/8” mahogany planking all copper fastened to heavy oak frames at 24”c with 3 steamed intermediate oak timbers between on an oak back-bone with external iron ballast keel. Several cracked steamed timbers strapped and hanging knees refastened on survey recommendation April 2009. Re-galvanised ferrous strap floors, keel bolts drawn 2001 & 2012. Sheathed T&G pine deck, which has been painted. Galvanised steel pulpit, stainless steel stanchions with twin guard wires. Galvanised twin-chain roller stem-head fitting takes the fore stay. CQR anchor in varnished chocks. Varnished mahogany coach-roof coamings with 4 oval portlights in bronze frames each side. Quadrants re-bedded ‘07 and sealed with Coelan 2012. Fore-hatch coated in Coelan on the fwd end. Copper vent on Dorade box to port of the mast and another to stbd of the entrance hatch. Grab rails each side. Sliding hatch and double doors to the cabin. Nice clear side decks and fore deck with Sampson post, bronze fairleads, bronze mooring cleat on aft deck. Deep, safe cock-pit, bench seats each side, locker under stbd seat. Locker under the aft deck. Varnished mahogany sole boards.
Rig, Mast and Spars: Masthead Bermudian sloop rig on keel-stepped varnished mast, single spreaders. All over-size s/s rigging to bronze internal chain plates. Single standing back-stay (1999,) twin lowers and cap shrouds (1985). Sailspar roller furling gear (serviced by Sailspar 2010).
Sails: 1999 mainsail 178sq’ + 2 older mainsails. New 2007 genoa on roller gear 228sq’. 1988 Working jib 121sq’. 1988 Storm jib 50sq’. 1988 Spinnaker with squeezer and Spinnaker pole. Pair of Lewmar 16 self-tail cockpit sheet winches. Pair of Lewmar 6 mast winches. Headsail sheets through track cars on s/s toe-rail track, main sheets to aft deck.
Mechanical and Electrical: 1998 Nannidiesel 14.5hp 2-cylinder diesel engine with single lever controls to centre-line 3-blade prop gives 6.5 knots, 1998 shaft and prop, 10 gallon stainless steel tank in the stern locker, 2 x 105amp/hr 12v batteries.
Navigational Equipment: Compass, B&G sounder, Sumlog, Icom VHF, Garmin GPS, Autohelm 1000 auto-pilot.
Accommodation: 3 berths. Fore cabin, fore hatch over with port side Jabsco sea toilet. Sea water at the hand basin on the bulkhead. Stbd mahogany bulkhead door to saloon cabin with port and stbd 6’ settee berths. Table cleverly folds up to stow vertically midships against the fwd bulkhead. Bulkhead locker port side contains a remarkably complete set of original glassware inscribed with the Bangor Shipyard crest. Hanging locker and chart table aft to port over the head of the quarter berth. 5’8” head-room in the saloon cabin. Galley aft to stbd with gimballed Taylor’s 028 paraffin 2-burner cooker (pressure tank in fore cabin locker) and sink with hand pump from 70 litre flexi water tank, manual overboard waste pump. New Taylor’s paraffin cabin heater with stainless steel flue to deck.
Ground Tackle: CQR anchor and Fisherman’s anchor, 35 meters 3/8” chain, Galvanised chain, gypsy on the mast band.
Additional Equipment: GRP dinghy, warps, fenders, sail cover and cock-pit cover (both 2009). Barometer. Oil lamp
Safety Equipment: 2 fire extinguishers Life buoy with light, 12v auto bilge pump 2012, Whale titan manual pump, First Aid box, Fire Blanket
Lying: Southwold, Suffolk.