May : Project Available
Allen Clarke writes, “Having sold Sequoiah our 12 ton Hillyard in 2011 we were hoping to enjoy the use of the wooden Sparkman & Stephens cruising yacht Sage for some years to come. The intention was that this would be the only wooden boat we would have to look after but a rather fateful telephone call from Peter Lucas in Dartmouth alerted us to the 1933 2½ tonner May. She was in need of a good home and currently lay somewhat dejected in Darthaven Marina. Having tracked down the current owner and got permission to go and have a look, with a prodder and torch we trekked down to the marina.
The deck canvas had lifted everywhere and the rigging was loose and baggy, but with some nicely varnished spars. There was more paint on the inside than I could ever have imagined, but the diesel engine did turnover and there were also some reasonably clean and useful sails inside the boat. I doubted that she had had any sails up in the present ownership. I noticed a number of cracked frames but surprisingly few soft patches. I have agreed a sale price and will be taking her over shortly. Next I need to find somewhere to keep her and then I'll try and work out what to do with her”.
Built : 1933 by David Hillyard at Littlehampton, England
LOA : --' -"
LWL : --' -"
Beam : -' -"
Draught : -' "
Displacement : 2½ tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° ---
May Custodians & Home Ports
Allen & Kate Clarke (?-2014-2017...) Dartmouth, England
• None found (February 2017)
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