Photos above extracted from MJLewis Archives. 2015
35ft Francis Jones Teak Sloop, Cappelle of Maldon, 1960
Type: Off shore cruiser
Category: Sail – Classic Sailing Boats
Lying afloat: Maylandsea, Essex CM3
beam: 9.6ft 2.9m draft: 6ft 1.83m
loa: 34.6ft 10.52m lwl: 26ft
air draft: 46ft
year built: 1960
hull colour: white
hull construction: carvel teak planking on oak frames.
hull type: single displacement
super structure colour: Natural varnished teak and cream painted
Epoxy sheathed marine ply coach roof
Deck construction: marine ply sheathed and painted- cream
Cockpit type: Deep open aft cockpit. All fitted out in teak. Helm seat, bench stowage bins. step out onto the deck. Wheel Steering.
Keel type: long keel
Ballast: 4tons Displacement: 10tons
Ready for launching back into the water, 2021
cruising speed: 5hp
max speed: 7hp
horse power: 35hp
engine manufacturer: Beta Marine BV1305, 2007
gearbox: PRM 80
propeller type: triple bladed
starting type: electric
cooling system: water cooled
A Classic, Francis Jones designed, Offshore wooden Bermudan Cruising sloop, built in 1959/60 by Cardnell Brothers of Maylandsea Essex. Teak on oak with spoon bow and counter stern, Cappelle has beautiful lines and was strongly constructed for an East Coast farmer to cope with the weather in the North Sea. Stiff, she has a 40% ballast ratio with 4 tons of lead/iron ballast in a total displacement of 10 tons. The engine is a little-used 35 hp Beta Marine, new in 2007.
Cappelle was out of the water for 5 years, under cover and has dried out, a Condition Report made April 2015 to assess her present condition. The report’s author concluded that Cappelle is well built and fundamentally sound, Her present owner has carried out a major refurbishment and upgrading so that she can continue into old age.
The main repair works were the decks: woodwork repairs required to her deck, toe rail and capping rail, a hull/ deck paint-up, some refastening, some new skin fittings and freeing up of the sea cocks.
Upgrading of the electrics is still on the to do list, keel bolts were checked (one was drawn about 10 years ago and was assessed as part-worn, but OK), some refastening of floors and the stanchion bases require renewing. Her previous owners spent 5 years as “live-boards” in the Mediterranean. Cappelle was just fantastic for this she is so roomy, with good ventilation in the heat, they were comfortable and safe, even in severe weather.
Teak on Oak carvel construction with a spoon bow and a counter stern and wheel steering.
Rig and Sails
Douglas Fir mast (new 2004),
Her sails although not new were regularly valeted and repaired when necessary, they are perfectly serviceable.
Sail Wardrobe: Storm jib. Spinnaker. Cruising chute. A Yacht Sail main sail with cover.
No 1 Genoa by Seagull Sails. No: 2 Genoa by Seagull Sails. A Working jib.
Sheet winches: 2 Halyard winches 3
Head sail Reefing: roller reefing Main sail Reefing: slab
Standing Rigging: Stainless steel wire and rope, A Spinnaker Pole: yes, one of 2 x Spinnaker Sheet winches
Headroom 6ft 6ins throughout the cabin. Cappelle provides 5 berths in 2 cabins.
Gas Cooker with an oven, Sea toilet in separate “heads” compartment.
Twin “V” berths forward, two opposing settee berths in the saloon with a pilots berth running under the cockpit side. Blue upholstery covered berth cushions,
curtaining at the port lights and some carpeting on the cabin sole.
Stowage below and behind the berths.
12v cabin lighting 2 x 65amp hr batteries
Fenders asstd. Mooring warps
Boat hook, dodgers, cockpit cover, winter cover for the cockpit and coach roof cockpit cushions (in very good condition), a boarding ladder
CQR 25lbs main anchor with 50m chain and warp Fisherman’s 35lbs stern anchor with warp.
Simpson Lawrence manual windlass
Cockpit binnacle, Echo sounder, Seavoice VHF radio, VHF aerial only wind vane at masthead
Auto helm, Garmin GPS 120XL, clock and barometer,
Navigation lights, tri colour masthead lights, Hand held VHF, chart table to stb’d of the companionway.
Life raft, jackstay lifelines on deck sides, lifebelt with light, life jackets, safety harnesses, fire extinguishers, electric bilge pump, Push pit, pulpit and guardrails Auxiliary tiller
20 litres Duratank pillow(rubber). Jerry cans for spare fuel
25 gallon water tank, manually pumped to galley sink – cold only