|Tax Status:||Inc. Tax|
Greenwich Yacht Club London UK|
NIMBUS - Hunter Formula 28 - classic Steve Jones Racing Yacht. Most recently raced on the Thames and Medway - an absolute beauty to helm. Particularly successful on the Thames with 3 top 3 places in Thames Trafalgar, Travellers and club series wins. With her black hull and carbon sails she’s very distinguishable on pictures and well known at SE Sailing clubs. She comes with full set of carbon sails and a large suite of cruising and other sails. Regularly raced and well looked after and maintained with lots of new running/standing gear such as blocks, clutches, halyards, etc. outboard (strong enough for tidal Thames or Medway to manoeuvre) and yard stand included.
Designed by Stephen Jones as a One Design in the Half Ton mould Nimbus began life as one of 5 boats racing from Cork under the name Le Big Mac, after a period of neglect she was rescued and raced as Wot Like before coming to the Thames in 2012.
She has given much joy to many sailors and we are now seeking a good home to enable this to continue….more pictures and videos available on demand
Sails: Carbon sails: 1,2,3 & mainsail; Kevlar: Jib1; Spinnaker symmetric ; Spinnaker asymmetric; Code 0; Carbon pole; Many other sails -
Equipment: Radio, battery, Echo, and Tohatsu 3.5hp 2 stroke included
Data: Length Overall: 8.53m Length Waterline: 6.81m Beam: 2.5m Draft: 1.77m
Year of build 1985 ; Original Registration: SSR 1309; Hull ID number: 003 ; Most recent IRC certificate – 2016; Recent Survey - September 2018
Significant purchases: Steps installed; Sails - Full set of Carbon in good condition. Asymmetric (some damage) - Total cost much more than the advertised price; Wrap and works to hull new rubbing strake; All new blocks; All new clutches; New main halyard; Standing rigging checked and some replaced 2012
Motor and yard stand available separately.
|Vessel type:||Racing Yacht - 1985|
|Engine model:||Outboard Only|
|Fuel type:||Petrol (Gas)|
|Length over all:||8.53m|
|Length at waterline:||6.81m|
|Hull colour:||Grey - Black Wrap|
|Keel type:||Fin Keel|
Tohatsu 3.5 - 2 stroke - in need of service
Kevlar on encapsulated frame
Wind instruments - windex blown off.
Depth and speed OK when last tested
Radio - NMI not programmed properly but fine as VHF
Whale - I tested this but appears seized - needs repair and refixing.
Fenders - 3
Extinguisher - out of date!
Inshore Flairs - but suspect you don't want as out of date Nov 2018!
Anchor - heavyweight and a bit rusty
Spinnaker Pole - Carbon
Spinnaker Pole - Original Aluminium
Sail ties - various
Re configured without running backstays circa 2000, standing rigging redone 2012. Carbon spinnaker pole.
Main - Goacher - Good - tear on luff repaired with carbon tape repair - would be worth checking but looks OK with maybe a backing tape on other side.
Number 1 - Goacher - Good
Number 2 - Goacher - Fair - could do with some reinforcement over a couple of areas of wear.
Number 3 - Goacher - OK - Needs some reinforcement in areas and repairs to some of the batten pouches.
(note below on alternative).
Running - Light Winds - OK - some repairs but all sound and good
Normal - OK - Location of Number replacement sticky - needs chalk - a couple of small weaknesses could do with tape.
Assymetric - (Very handy on long reaches) - Good except for big repair from an exceptionally bad drop - Might benefit from some professional input.
Code 0 - Good
Main - Reserve Main - UK - Sail Drive - Good
Number 1 - Various - 4 number varying - Good to Fair - all useable
Number 3 - Mint - Virtually unused