The sweet looking and snug-rigged little clinker-build sailing dinghy is on eBay, listed as ‘Classic Clinker Sailing Dinghy’ in the ‘Other sailing’category. The posting comes with lots of photos…
Kyle Abingdon of Abingdon & Skabardis Marine Carpentry based at Dargate near Faversham has written to say his outfit is refurbishing a Kenneth Gibbs 14ft Halcyon sailing dinghy.
It’s similar to one that Simon Papendick has been working on – see an earlier intheboatshed.net post.
Kyle and Maris (Skabardis) acquired the dinghy as part of a deal.
Her hull was in good order but she had a lot of rotten frames and rot at the bottom of her transom.
‘We have replaced more the half the frames – 16 – and repaired the transom.
‘We are now putting a new deck on her and then we will turn her over and varnish her.
‘It’s been a long time since she was in the water. Hope your enjoying the weather as much as we are!