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    Default New Fal pilot cutter

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-oVJXGwT6k

    Went to have a poke round today. At Newham in Truro if you're this way
    Last edited by fisherman; 25-02-19 at 22:44.

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    Default Re: New Fal pilot cutter

    Beautiful boats those pilot cutters. If I won the lottery ......

    I often see Cariad in Brittany and she is a lovely thing.
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    Default Re: New Fal pilot cutter

    Will be the biggest gaff rig in the country, strewth!

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    Default Re: New Fal pilot cutter

    Quote Originally Posted by fisherman View Post
    Will be the biggest gaff rig in the country, strewth!
    Are you sure?

    We were in trouble in the Needles Channel with a fuel blockage and a very tired crew after a bad crossing and a Dutch built 90 footer with gaff rig towed us into East Cowes Marina. She was called " Maybe ". The sister ship is an even larger gaff rigged schooner.

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    Default Re: New Fal pilot cutter

    I think he said it in the vid, will have to check again, I did wonder, E coast barges ‘n all.

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    Default Re: New Fal pilot cutter

    The video calls it the largest new wooden boat in the country ... Spirit Yachts might dispute that one!
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    Default Re: New Fal pilot cutter

    Quote Originally Posted by rotrax View Post
    Are you sure?

    We were in trouble in the Needles Channel with a fuel blockage and a very tired crew after a bad crossing and a Dutch built 90 footer with gaff rig towed us into East Cowes Marina. She was called " Maybe ". The sister ship is an even larger gaff rigged schooner.
    He meant cutter not ketch. Maybe..

    I would love to hear the official largest gaff cutter in the UK, my tjalk at about 40 tons disp. must be a contender!

    By the way, Maybe commutes to the Algarve for the winter, and a place on the delivery trips, including tuition, is very reasonably priced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladybirdgaffcutter View Post
    He meant cutter not ketch. Maybe..

    I would love to hear the official largest gaff cutter in the UK, my tjalk at about 40 tons disp. must be a contender!

    By the way, Maybe commutes to the Algarve for the winter, and a place on the delivery trips, including tuition, is very reasonably priced.
    Maybe is a lovely boat and, at the time we met her, had two permanent crew plus the guests. They manouvered near enough to throw a heaving line, which thankfully I caught first time. The towline followed and we were off.

    It was pitch black-no moon-and our trip under tow was surprising physical-above our normal hull speed so the steering was heavy. Keeping Maybe's stern light central was not easy without getting a cricked neck!

    Safely alongside Maybe in East Cowes, the first thing over the side after the mooring warps was a case of beer!

    The Skipper-Pete IIRC-handled her well in tricky conditions and with a crew of guests who were not sailors.

    We were VERY grateful.

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    Default Re: New Fal pilot cutter

    Great to hear, Rotrax

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    Default Re: New Fal pilot cutter

    Quote Originally Posted by Ladybirdgaffcutter View Post
    I would love to hear the official largest gaff cutter in the UK, my tjalk at about 40 tons disp. must be a contender!
    I thought your boat was a Noggie Colin Archer in Risor?

    Aside from all that, Pellow is a fantastic project.

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