South Coast One Design - MELD SC67
Excellent 1972 Lloyds registered classic wooden boat
I bought this boat in August 2002. The MELD is a South Coast One Design designed by C.A. Nicholson and built in 1972. The hull has been constructed in the traditional carvel style of mahogany on oak. The yacht has been rigged as a three quarter Bermudan sloop with wooden spars, stainless steel rigging and terylene sails.
At that time the boat was in working order - a bit rough around the edges but sound. I replaced the material berth cushions with water proof leatherette and had the internal electrics replaced and new fish finder, GPS and radio ed. It had the original Yanmar 9 bhp engine which I have recently replaced (Sept 05) with a new Vetus 17bhp engine along with shaft, cutlass bearing and new exhaust and fuel system. There is also a new water inlet and battery system. The new engine and prop transform the handling of this boat under motor.
This work was completed last year when the boat was taken to Carrickfergus and Carrick Marine Projects repaired the wooden mast and replaced the spars, stays and rigging. The hull was anti-fouled and repainted.
All the above work has been done by appropriately skilled craftsman and I have all the receipts.
Boat in yard
For full details contact Shane .