Relisted due to phantom buyer…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.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 Richard at R&J Sails this last week. He also completely replaced the clew – slightly shockingly cut off the old one as it had a tiny tear and made up a new reinforced one. The Jib (headsail) was replaced 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 which has only ever worked in forward gear, most recently serviced by Mariners Weigh of Shaldon in 2017. I will be going down on Monday to clean the hull, rig her and take some more pictures of Babba in all her glory. Will update then.Please note that there is no trailer as we have never trailer-sailed the boat. We would be happy to allow her to stay on the mooring for the remainder of the season but moorings are not transferable so you would need to speak to the Teignmouth Harbour Commission if you wanted this or another, drying out mooring on the estuary. I know they are available on both the Dart and the Exe and we would be happy to help move her to either for you – or simply come with you for the jolly.
Current Price: £3750.00
This Drascombe Dabber 15′ 6″ Day Sailing Boat boat is located in Taunton, TA1 1AH and is being sold on eBay by rmoore_2007.