Dindy in St Hellen's Pool, Isles of Scilly, July 2018
Photograph by Mary Watson
Electronics Free Dindy
Dindy spends about three months each summer cruising Ireland or Scotland: trying never to end up east of the River Tamar. In the winter committed sailor David Roberts switches to his 20ft gaff Falmouth working boat and joins the Oyster fishing fleet in Carrick Roads. Interestingly, David doesn't do electrics of any sort and Dindy is navigated by compass, stopwatch and dead reckoning.
Originally called Beau Geste, renamed Dindy in 1953.
Built : 1931 by A Collins of Looe
LOA : 25' 0"
LWL : 22' 5"
Beam : 8' 6"
Draft : 4' 4"
Displacement : 6 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 187352, London
Signal Letters : MWQS4
Dindy Custodians & Home Ports
Mrs Jan Robson & David Roberts (?-2016-2018...) Mylor, Cornwall
Trevor D Cheesman (1965-1980-?) Bursledon
John B Miller (?-1954-1964) Chichester
Dr GA Coggin (?-1952-?) Southampton
Drs TC & JM Wilson (?-1949-1950-?) Chichester
Barry Bucknell & Hugh Kendal (?-1947-?) Chichester
FR Logan (1939-?) Barry
TB Whitelaw (?-1939) Barry
Wilfred Neal (?-1934-1936-?) Looe
• Yachting Monthly, 1995, June, Page 64
Page last updated : July 2018