16ft Sailing Dinghy, est.1900

Price Details

Price:  £6,750 GBP ONO
Location: West Mersea, Essex. GB
Estimated Year of Build: 1900
Condition:  A completed restoration, New rig spars and sails were purchased 2019.
Category: Small Boats
Class:  Racing / Sailing Dinghies
Keel Type: Dagger board Keel

Boat Name: Froggy


A 16ft carvel planked wooden open boat, the hull, fully restored in 2000.
New spars, sails, and centreboard were added 2019, rigged out as a Gaffer. The vessel is estimated to have been built around 1900.

She has been set up for racing, a full inventory of racing gear is included with a launching trolley with Bronze bearings (won’t corrode being immersed in salt).

Sails against the Sailing Brigs of West Mersea, carries sail number WM 99.


Length Overall: 4.88m
Length At Water Line: 4.57m

Beam: 1.63m
Draft: 1.07m
Air Draft: 6.10m
Max Draft: 1.07m
Keel Up: 0.23m
Keel Down: 1.07m

Displacement: 650kilograms approx.

Passenger Capacity: 4

Hull Design: Displacement



Carvel planked open boat, long Iroko keel,
Douglas Fir planks on to Oak frames. Painted finish of white with a blue top plank.
Straight stem , transom stern 2 x thwarts.
Accommodation: bench thwart seating.
Equipment: a bespoke weather all cover.

Sails: wooden spars. Spruce mast, gaff and boom. Stainless steel 4 mm standing rigging
Dynemma core traditionally coloured sheets.

Sails: A Gaff Rig
Main Sail, slab reefing by Seaden sails Dacron in very good condition
No1 Genoa, No2 Jib, all of Dacron in very good condition.
Reaching Genoa, OP Stormlite, Good condition
Asymmetric spinnaker by Seaden sails in average condition.
Spinnaker pole
Navigation Equipment: tiller steering.

At home during refit.



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