It is with embarrassment and regret that I must announce that I have to sell my boat
Even more embarrassingly, I have to sell her off cheap!
Dozens of photos available, PM me and I'll send you some more.
? She ‘owes’ me £10,000 ish, but then she's only worth what someone is willing to pay for her.
I think £5,500 is fair, CF member
discount not withstanding...
Here's the speil:
Mariposa – Junk Rigged Contessa 26
The legendary Contessa 26 from the workshop of Jeremy Rogers is a marque that's taken several intrepid sailors around the world, one of the most famous being Tania Aebi.
This one is Junk Rigged:
Solid wood mast
Galvanised steel mast
collar at the deck
frame supporting the mast from foot to deck
Cambered seven panel sail made by Chris Skanes
Aluminium battens one side, doubled with PVC on the other.
Three part tackle on halyard
PJR sheeting and running lines.
No inboard motor
, 6hp Mariner two stroke long shaft on transom bracket.
on massive roller.
TP10 tiller pilot.
100w semi-flexible solar
panel and controller.
Plastimo cockpit compass
, Navman depth sounder
All through-hulls removed, except cockpit
Smaller windows installed for heavy weather
Flawless spray job on hull
in Fiat Rosso.
CopperBot antifoul, no growth.
100 litre water
capacity, in 10 x 10 litre jugs with taps.
Innovative (if I say so myself) clothes storage
in hanging tote bags.
Fenders & lines.
And a bunch of other regular boaty paraphernalia.
Mariposa was sailed happily around the UK’s south west coast
for years, then she was bought by Peter Scandling who stripped her out, replaced and fibreglassed the bulkheads, re-did the rudder
pintles, and a thousand other things that were major structural items. A history
of his work
on the boat can be found in two articles for the JRA magasine (the most recent two issues).
When I bought her I did some interior
carpentry, and set about accessorising her: Origo stove
, 100w solar
panel with controller, interior
LEDs, 10 x 10 litre water
jugs, 6hp Mariner outboard
, stern anchor
and chain locker, Simrad
TP10 tiller pilot, did some rewiring including a second cig lighter outlet, carpet, re-bedded stanchion mounts, replaced mast wedges.
Lying in Torpoint Yacht Harbour (near Plymouth), Corwall, UK.