HISTORY & DESCRIPTION:
Dawning Light 11
is a great compromise between the beauty of a classic wooden yacht and the simple maintenance of a modern GRP yacht. She has a very powerful rig and her suit of sails will cope with all winds between F6 and F1, I’ve particularly enjoyed light wind sailing with the powerful mainsail bellied out but F3 & F4 are exhilarating under full sail.
-flies along in F6 with a small staysail, no jib and all 3 reefs in the main.
-is a heavy displacement yacht which provides a comfortable motion in a seaway and her gentle heeling
angle gives confidence to her crew.
-heaves-to beautifully and allows foredeck work to be done with ease.
-drifts steadily with tiller amidships to allow crew to attend to the sails, even single handedly.
-is very forgiving to the helmsman and can be sailed in an unbelievably relaxed manner.
-is very responsive to those who seek to tweak the rig and helm positively and she has many simple ways
of tweaking the set of the sails.
-sails well with just staysail & main, which helps to get to know her ways.
– has a cosy varnished wooden cabin full of character and charm with a small galley and heads as well as
loads of storage
-has achieved coastal passages including rounding Portland Bill with crew staying in B&B’s ashore
-suits a summer mooring bouy, easy to pick up when short handed and bow sprit remains in situ
-can take the ground on her long keel on legs, quay walls or piles as used every year for a scrub
-can be reduced to 22 foot by steeving up her bowsprit when berthing in marinas
-has a 6 hp outboard which pushes her along at 4knots in flat water and can be securely left in situ when
moored (best to anti-foul leg).
– has the power to tow her tender in light conditions, as in by-gone days useful for a run ashore
– only really needs to be wintered in a yard every second or third year as long as she in berthed in a
marina at cheap winter rates.
-can be maintained over 8 week ends per year since she has full covers for the winter and two””“thirds
covers for the summer.
Sails and Spars:
Mainsail Windward Sails 1991
Mainsail Cover 1991
No 1 Jib Windward Sails 1991
Various mooring warps
4 x fenders
Navigation Equipment: Ritchie Explorer Compass
Navico ES 120/T Echo sounder
Navico RT 6500 VHF radio
Clock (brass case)
Safety Equipment: Navigation lights
Manual bilge pump
Domestic Equipment: Single Origo Cooker
Marine toilet – Blakes
Upholstered settee portside berth and forepeak berths
Electric cabin lighting
Original brass oil lamps
Accommodation: Two full size berths in main cabin
Two childrens berths in fo’castle
Approx 4ft 6ins headroom.
A traditional, relatively new tabloid gaff cutter offered in excellent condition throughout and ready to sail. An able an attractive yacht ideal for weekending, estuary and coastal passage and a great deal of fun for the money.
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