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    Default Solway Dory Sailing Canoe

    Solway Dory Sailing Canoe for sale
    16 ft plywood construction sailing canoe by Solway Dory.
    Comes complete with SD 44 sq.ft. Bermudan sail, a set of SD outriggers, paddle and trolley.
    Can be used without the outriggers.
    Everything is in very good condition, but has had little use over the last 2 years due to other commitments.
    This will need to be collected from Norfolk (near Swaffham), so if it is a long journey, why not plan to collect then head on to the Norfolk Broads for a sail as well?
    Priced at 800 ovno, and happy to discuss the most effective means of payment.
    Let me know if you want any more photos. More photos at http://www.ocsg.org.uk/marketplace/

    http://www.ocsg.org.uk/marketplace/
    Thanks for looking.

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    Is this the Avocet model kitetraveller?
    With thanks
    David

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    Hi Fatshark,
    Apologies, I don't remember the boat type, but its not an Avocet, as far as I remember.

    Thanks
    Andy




    Quote Originally Posted by fatshark View Post
    Is this the Avocet model kitetraveller?
    With thanks

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    That is a plywood open canoe that we called Sunart. At 38 inch beam it is very stable for sailing and with the outriggers and rig is a very good value entry level sailing canoe. It is no longer a model that is available on the website as grp models took over. An Avocet would be the nearest equivalent model.

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    Thank you Dave for the details!

    If I remember correctly, this was Jan's boat for some time as well?


    Quote Originally Posted by DaveS View Post
    That is a plywood open canoe that we called Sunart. At 38 inch beam it is very stable for sailing and with the outriggers and rig is a very good value entry level sailing canoe. It is no longer a model that is available on the website as grp models took over. An Avocet would be the nearest equivalent model.

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    Still for sale?
    pm me if it is please.
    Jon

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    Hi Dave.
    I have bought the Sunart from Andy, and would like some advice when you have time please.
    My wife and I intend to do a restoration of the hull over the next 3 months:
    - does anyone have photo/s of the boat when new?
    - are there any records anywhere of the original seating layout?
    - what ply was used for the hull?
    - what is the matt black paint on the hull - is it a resin layer?

    The gunwhales, floor and sides are good, but the chines need significant work - we are thinking of cutting out the damaged areas and replacing them, stitched and glued.

    I would be grateful for any and all advice you could give please, we are determined to restore the boat to a solid condition and sail it for many years to come.

    Thanks

    Jon

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