HISTORY & DESCRIPTION:
The Cyclone 11 design updated by Dr. T Harrison Butler in 1928 is a successful 6.5 Ton cruising yacht of which a good number were built during the 1930’s by various UK boatyards.
Greylag , ex: Solo , built in 1932 was first jointly owned by Dr. H Graham Hodgson CVO and Dr. J B Douglas, both of London. In the late 1930’s Major Hamilton Stubber of Marston Hill, Gloucester became the next owner. After the Second World War Col. W H Whitbread of Warren Mere, Surrey acquired the vessel, changing her name to Greylag and keeping her at Bembridge, Isle of Wight. Later he also became owner of Benbow , a well known 70ft. Camper & Nicholson Cutter.
After nearly twenty years ownership Col. Whitbread sold Greylag to R A Morris who moved her to a mooring at Bosham. In 1970 Raymond Riesco of Addingon became the next owner. Malcom Hodd of London bought Greylag in 1974 and sailed her from an East Coast mooring at Walton on Naze where the current owners bought her.
SAILS & RIG:
Rigging: Double dipped galvanised, Martins 2008
Sails: Main, as yet untried s/h
No.1 staysail No.1 Jib
No.2 staysail No.2 Jib (old cotton but sets well)
Keel stepped spruce pole mast and spars.
Major refit at Universal Boatyard, Hamble 2006 / 2007 including:
Replacement of port and starboard top strakes (the originals had deteriorated where iron nails were used to fasten the taft rail and deck).
New teak soles in cabin and cockpit.
New fuel tank
Stainless steel water tank
Deck lights fitted to fore hatch and heads
Mast and boom were unstepped and varnished under cover
Spring 2013 topsides painted and bottom antifouled.
In principal, Greylag has been a wonderful boat to own and to learn the basics of sailing.
During the 70’s and 80’s she was used most weekends either on the East Coast where she was purchased or on the Solent where she joined in with other HB owners, especially the Laying-Up Suppers at the Folly Inn, Hamble.
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Carvel pitch-pine planked hull, copper fastened to steam bent oak timbers. Replaced iroko floors, oak backbone, sheathed marine-ply decks, epoxy coated. Teak superstructure, cockpit and brightwork. Iron keel, replaced iron keel bolts.
Re-fitted four berth layout in two cabins. Galley and heads. Deep aft cockpit.
20hp Yanmar two cylinder diesel new in 2004 and fitted in 2006.
Avon Redstart Dinghy with Seagull O B Motor.
A long family ownership Harrison Butler designed cruising yacht, offering a well balanced sailing performance with period style and pedigree. Maintained to a good standard over many decades and offered at a realistic price, ready to sail this season.
GUIDE: Sold – September 2014
LYING: SOUTH COAST
VIEWING: Through the agents: CLASSIC YACHT BROKERAGE