Ripsie of Hamble : Neglected 12 Tonner on eBay
Unfortunately Ripsie of Hamble has suffered from neglect over the last few years due to the illness of her owners. Rainwater has found its way into the boat and done considerable damage. She's now being offered on eBay as a 'project'.
She was first owned by an extraordinary man, Kenneth Burns. His escapades as an RAF bomber pilot in the Second World War are quite remarkable. Follow the link below for a taste of what lead to him being awarded the Distinguished Service Order, and the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Ripsie of Hamble Statistics
Built : 1968 by David Hillyard at Littlehampton, England
LOA : 37' 0"
LWL : -' -"
Beam : 9' 10"
Draught : 4' 9"
Displacement : 12 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 335397
Ripsie of Hamble Custodians & Home Ports
Chris & Mary Kozlowski (?-2010-2014-?) Hamble River, England
Pole-Star Sailing Co Ltd (1978-1980-?) Birdham Pool, England
Mr & Mrs J Clear (1977) Birdham Pool, England
Quentin Agnew-Somerville (1975-1976) Ramsey, England
Wg Cdr Kenneth Halstead Burns DSO DFC RAF(ret) (?-1969-1971) Southampton
Wing Commander Kenneth Halstead Burns DSO DFC.
Ripsie's first owner was shot down in the Second World War, losing a hand.
As a commercial airline pilot he often detached his false hand, leaving it
where he knew he'd find it again, on the flight control wheel,
often disconcerting passengers visiting the flight deck
One suspects he'd have done the same aboard Ripsie.
Page last updated : November 2016