Monday, 24 September 2007

first contact

Julian found the gaff cutter “Robinetta” advertised for sale on the Old Gaffer’s website. Mike Garnham, the owner, wanted £8500 for her. We were immediately interested because we like the rig (same as “Eve of St Mawes” that we did our Dayskipper on), and although small enough to be easy for 2 to handle, and cheap to berth she promised full head room and a double berth. These are almost unheard off in a 22’6” boat.

Julian contacted Mike, who replied that he thought he’d sold her to the original owner/builder’s son, who was due to see her at the start of October. So that was that. We kept looking around for other boats, but nothing attracted us both as Robinetta did, despite her wooden hull.

Sunday, 23 September 2007


Spotted Robinetta on the East Coast OGA Site and mail Mike Garnham about her.