www.EasternYachts.com, "Nimble" Morgan Giles Day Boat
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Owner's CommentsNimble was featured in June edition of Classic Boat. She is a classic Gentlemanís Day boat originally intended for racing or day sailing. She was rebuilt at no expense spared, over 2 and a half years and has been regularly sailed since.
She has been used for staying overnight as two people can sleep under the boom tent and sailed for long distances. She was cruised extensively in the Solent and also in the Norfolk Broads and now lies in Dartmouth where she is raced each week as well as attending classic events.
Since the survey I would not say she has not deteriorated other than a few cosmetic marks, in fact we have added a few thing to improve her. For instance the mast can be lowered by one person as we had a bronze pivoting mast step made and use two spinnaker poles to form an A frame on which to lower it. This is from sailing the Broads where we would lower the mast and shoot the bridges! Also the electric switch panel has been made from mahogany and boasts switches for interior light, sailing and steaming lights as well as auto bilge pump and a socket for auxiliary power e.g. flash light. The benches were also replaced by slatted African Mahogany benches with fiddles to act as storage whilst sailing.
She has also been repainted and revarnished each season and last year we took all the antifoul off and re-primed the hull before re-antifouling her for this season.
She has a number of either first or second places in classic races as well as silver ware! She excels in light winds due to her large sail area and often beats much larger boats, as the wind rises she is simple to reef/change headsails and handles beautifully with never more than two fingers needed on the helm ( we have sailed her in a F7 in the Solent).
With her long keel she points extremely high and has a very smooth slicing action through the swells.
I can genuinely recall very few occasions when we have not received comments on how beautiful she looks and as to who designed her each time we sail. We are purely selling her as we have a family and now need a larger wooden classic, which has a cabin for cruising.
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