Vertue No 34, 1951, Larch on Oak, Slutter rig, Beta 14 diesel fitted 2008 with less than 350 hours, good sails, beaching legs, charcoal stove, Simrad tillerpilot, Gamin GPSMap 400/500, Navtex, dinghy, anchor windlass, lots of cruising gear, ideal for single handed sailing!
1951. Substantial traditional wooden construction of Larch planking on sawn and steamed Oak frames, long iron keel. Slutter rig with wooden spars, aft cockpit, transom hung rudder, marine ply decks Grp epoxy sheathed, cabin trunk, cockpit and forehatch all teak, last survey in 1996.
A Potter to designs by Laurent Giles. Sail No 34.
Displacement 5 Tons TM
Slutter rig. Slab reefing mainsail (2005, Lawrence) with mainsail cover. Sailspar genoa roller reefing system (2013) with furling genoa (2002). Staysail (2005, Lawrence). Cruising Chute. Wooden mast and boom, stainless steel standing rigging.
Beta 14, twin cylinder 14hp inboard diesel engine installed new in 2008. Approx 326 hours running. Alternator charging to 2 x 70 Amp/hr 12v batteries, shaft drive, 6 gallon fuel tank. Folding propeller to quarter.
Pushpit, pulpit and guardwires, sprayhood, dodgers, cockpit cover, recent heavy duty winter cover, cockpit cushions, boarding ladder, tiller, spinnaker pole, 2 sheet winches, 2 halyard winches, hard GRP dinghy, 25lb CQR anchor with approx 120ft of 3/8 chain, Lofrans Royal anchor windlass, 10lb CQR kedge anchor, boat hook, deck scrub, bucket, mooring warps and 6 fenders.
Auto Steer complete windvane self steering system (not currently fitted but boxed at owners home)
Plastimo Contest compass (lit), NASA Target 2 echo sounder, Huson 70 VHF radio, FM/AM radio and CD player, Simrad TP10 tiller pilot, Garmin GPS Map 400/500, NASA Target Pro-Plus Navtex, Furuno GPS, NASA AIS, Firdell Blipper radar reflector, navigation lights, steaming light, tri-colour masthead light and anchor light.
Jackstay lifelines on side decks, lifebuoy, safety harness, coastal pack of distress flares, two fire extinguishers, fire blanket, anchor ball and motor cone, manual bilge pump.
Solar panel. Charcoal stove. He galley has a calor gas cooker with 2 burners and grill, various pots, pans, cutlery and crockery, water supply from 2 x 5 gallon tanks. Marine toilet in forepeak. Blue upholstery, curtains.
2 single settee berths with lee cloths.
Purchased by her present owner in March 1983, her 3rd owner from new, "Maid of Tesa" has been sailed hundreds of miles, mostly single handed. She was built by her first owner Mr A Potter to the deign of Laurent Giles who regularly visited during the built. She is substantially stronger than many Vertue's having closer spaced swan Oak frames on Larch planking. Her last survey for insurance purposes was in 1996. Her owner has sailed her to Holland eight times, Belgium twice, Ireland and to the West Coast of Scotland, as well as exploring the whole of the East Coast and Thames Estuary. "Maid of Tesa" is an excellent sea boat, easy to sail and waiting for a new owner to take her on more adventures!