Fowey boatbuilder Marcus Lewis has written to let us know about this for sale offer – which I would guess might be a godsend for someone…
‘I am re-rigging my vintage wooden Folkboat over the winter and converting her to a gaff ketch! I will have for sale a Sitka spruce mast and boom, made to order for me just over a year ago, by Collars.
‘It comes fully rigged.
‘I would be prepared to accept either cash or a shorter wooden mast, and gaff. My new rig will feature a loose-footed mainsail. I am 73 and need a less lively set-up as I tend to sail single handed!
‘Regards, Nick Messinger, SY Oakleaf, Portland’
If you’re interested, email me at email@example.com and I’ll pass the message along.