The time has come to part with our lovely Drascombe Dabber, ‘Babba’ by Honnor Marine. She is a safe and easy to sail gaff rigged (with boom) day boat and we have sailed many hundreds of miles in her within Lyme Bay and on the Teign, Exe and Dart estuaries, all from her base in Shaldon where she is currently moored on the beach. She has been owned and maintained by us for the last 15 years with many updates and improvements recently carried out for her onward voyage. She is painted outside and has original gel coat inside. There is minor crazing in three small areas and some filled screw holes which have not changed since we have had her. I have done a tremendous amount to the woodwork and spars which all look stunning together.Cleats and fairleads changed from plastic to Teak in 2003Curved rear transom replaced in Teak circa. 2005Keel plank replaced in Teak circa. 2008Outboard engine mount replaced in Iroko circa. 2010Thwart replaced in Iroko circa. 2012Tiller replaced in Iroko circa. 2012Floorboards replaced in Iroko 2018Rudder replaced in Iroko 2018Bowsprit replaced in Iroko 2018Central console (mast mount) replaced in Iroko 2018. Blades removed and reglued on original oars 2018Spars (mast, boom, gaff and bumpkin) all sanded, lightly stained and lacquered 2018Original bronze rowlocks and belaying pinsNew running rigging Main and mizzen sail are both in reasonable shape. There were some loose seams which I had re-sewed by R&J Sails. He also completely replaced the clew. New can be purchased from R&J Sails if required for around £500. The small headsail was replaced for a large jib by R&J Sails in 2014 and has been kept in a sail bag so is in excellent condition.Comes with a much sought-after but scruffy 2-stroke, Mercury 3.5 outboard engine.
Current Price: £3000.00
This Drascombe Dabber 15′ 6″ Day Sailing Boat boat is located in Taunton, TA1 1AH and is being sold on eBay by rmoore_2007.