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Can negociate she remains on mooring once you have purchaced her

This beautiful Nantucket Clipper Mark III in British racing Green. Designed By Alan Buchanon and buit in the early 1970's. Has been sailed regularily since we bought her in 2006. Children have left home and health prompts sale.

Servey and serviced last year, New hard wood main hatch, bilge pump engine and sea-cocks all serviced.

Like any boat of this age, this stable and beautiful Yawl requires some maintainance, but her fully encapsulated GRP long keel will keep you safe in any weather. Sails are designed to be underpowered and she will just keep cruising. A head turning beautiful Yawl that is a delight to sail. New Standing rigging and New Beta Marine 13 hp Engine, gearbox, shaft and prop in 2006. Hull repainted in 2012.

Web Domain http://www.gracefullady.co.uk included in the price. Take at look at the many pictures old and new here.

Also the the Beta Marine 13.5 Hp engine starting here:-

Colin and Mandie and Graceful Lady

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Well I bought her and after about a months work I now know the size of the problem. Basically if it does not move sand it down and paint it. if it moves replace it. Genoa roller is a museum piece ! give me another month and it might be a boat again. So Far new cooker, new gas locker which vents overboard rather than the cockpit.All relevant bits new. New Bilge pump and electric one. Blackwater holding tank and loo ordered as well as new sails. Looks like about 300 metres of assorted rope needed, I put all the verdigris encrusted in the washing machine and it came up really clean but also told me the next place for it. Just sorting out the nav aids before rewiring, got my fingers crossed the nmea box works. All bilges painted and a lot of the woodwork varnished. I have made new handrails for the cabin tops, not fitted yet. Most of the leaks fixed. New shoe for the mizzen being made.
So all in all I am pleased with progress and I think she is going to be a lovely boat.
Oh, by a freudian slip she has got renamed to Gracious Lady. and she has her old SSR number.
I shall keep you posted on progress.
Has anyone any suggestions for either cleaning off the gold anodising on the spars and or renovating them.

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Hello John,

Congratulations on the purchase of this great ship!
Many safe and happy sailing miles!

Happy sailing,

Zonder geluk vaart niemand wel.
( .. Without luck nobody sails well..)
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