I brought the yacht
about 25 years ago from a friend at school I have all the rigging,sails, fittings
and deck. The deck was removed because it was split., The hull has been carved
out and is about 4ft long and about 10 inches at the widest point and the
mast is about 4ft high. It has a single keel which you can see from the pictures.
Written on the main sail, as it
has a jib and appears to have a stern sail, is "6m 38".
Comment from Russell Potts:
It could indeed be a 6-m. If the sail number is right it's very early. We don't have the old register, but I would have thought it must date from the mid 1920s
Comment from JB
Can't help but think that Nigel's Yacht resembles my Alexander 6M (1947)... photos below.
Followup from Russell Potts: There is a
strong family resemblance between 6-m, especially between the wars, because
of the constraints of the Rule. It could be an Alexander. Without the Register,
we can't be certain. Examination of the fittings would help, but Alexander
sold fittings as well as putting them on the boats he built.
From Graham Reeves: At 55.5" long this may be an 18 footer re-registered as a 6 metre. 55.5" is a bit short for a Alexander 6 metre. Also I think most of the Alex 6's had a larger fin than Nigels boat
JB I think
Nigel's is an Alex for a couple of reasons, but also because the mast base
in the hull absolutely resembles mine. I think that the scan of my Alex 6M
plan proves that those boats could have been around 55 inches, by the way!