A very charming day sailing yacht, double ended with large rudder and long ballasted keel, very stable and easy to sail. I have thoroughly enjoyed sailing her around Chichester Harbour, stopping off in Bosham for ice cream then sailing back to Chichester Marina.Modelled on classic lines, some information claims them to be a copy of a Port Fitzpatrick boat. A lovely video can be found here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgPfukNuWI8 which shows a longshore happily coping with Swedish waters.This is not a dinghy, she weighs around 500 kg so is very stable, I have found launching on a nice sheltered slipway allows for easy launch and recovery.Internal she has a cosy cabin which could just take two people with plenty of storage and an ideal place to get your head down for a few hours when waiting for the tide.A new group has been established on line to locate all owners of this lovely little shiphttp://longshore16.com/longshore16.htmlOnly for sale due to getting my Moody 33 back into service.In reply to several questions I have received:Yes the trailer is included in the price, the trailer is in good condition, in the last 2 years I have fitted a complete replacement tyres, brakes and return springs, also new hub nuts and studs as the originals were corroded which would make changing the wheel very difficult. For avoidance of concern this weekend I replaced the hub bearings so anyone wishing to tow away for any distance can be assured of the bearings (see photos). The cabin can be used for sleeping, I am 5’8″ and for my sins approx 90kg and can bed down very happily. There are no electrics or lights fitted or cooking facilities.The outboard bracket is cleverly designed to use a second pair of rudder gudgeons which are located between the main rudder gudgeons and a very substantial bronze pintle bracket, the bracket can be removed and replaced with the rudder in situe.(see photo).The outboard engine is not included, I use a 2.3 hp long shaft Honda 4 stroke which pushes the May along very nicely, you could just get away with a short shaft but in any lumpy sea a short shaft would be grabbing air
Current Price: £4000.00
This Longshore 16 Day Sailing Yacht boat is located in Sullington, West Sussex, RH20 3EZ and is being sold on eBay by stephenwm.