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nigel_evans
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 at 15:31   |   Subject: deben six tonner
Hi. I'd be interested in finding out more about this class of boat and if anyone can point me at a source of lines or photos.

I understand that "deben six tonner" might not have been it's original name.


Regards
debenriver
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 at 22:53   |   Subject: Deben six tonner
Deben six tonner was the "class" name. We built two or three of these boats, which were comissioned as a larger version of the Deben 4-tonner. Everyone said they were splendid boats, sailed nicely and were really sea kindly – but for some reason they were never so popular as the 4-tonners.

I do have the original lines and construction drawings, which are very fragile now. I keep promising myself that I am going to transcribe both 4-tonner and 6-tonner drawings and make them generally available. But time never seems to be available somehow!

I also have some photos and the old brochures. Again, when I get the time to move the History section of the website from the older (now defunct) site to the current one, these will be available.

If you want to know anything about a particular boat, I will do my best to help you.

Best regards

George
nigel_evans
Posted: Feb 27th, 2010 at 22:32   |   Subject: deben six tonner
Thnaks for your prompt reply.

I've purchased a brochure from yacht brochures and realised that the boat i'm interested in isn't a deben six tonner.

Could you possibly help identify her?

She's advertised on andy seedhouse's website name of Alexandra.



Best Regards
debenriver
Posted: Mar 3rd, 2010 at 21:09   |   Subject: deben six tonner
You are right – she isn't a Deben 6-tonner. I took a look at her on Andy Seedhouse's site but I can't really identify her.

The only boat of about her size that we built around that time was a 6-tonner (not a Deben 6-tonner) built in 1936. She is Yard No. 99; she was built for W G Crawford and named Scotia. Unfortunately I don't have a photograph of her, nor any other details.

The coachroof with its doghouse and windows doesn't look entirely typical of the period, but it is hard to be sure of that just from photos.

Perhaps you would let me know if you find out anything more about her?

George
nigel_evans
Posted: Mar 4th, 2010 at 09:04   |   Subject: deben six tonner
Many thanks, i'll let you know if i find out anything else.