Mystery Launch 05-07-2017

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The above launch has just appeared on trademe & according to the listing the owner due to health reasons is unable to continue with the project. The owner states that he believes she may be called ‘Leigh on Sea’, can anyone ID / confirm a name / more details.
She is 39’4″ in length & powered by a 120hp diesel, it states the engine year is 1920 but I suspect that wrong, more likely the build year?

That is one impressive cradle, built for the Queen Mary 🙂 Thanks to Ian McDonald for the heads up on the listing.

2 thoughts on “Mystery Launch 05-07-2017

  1. 1920 could be right for the hull, not the plywood on top nor the engine. Odd they don’t give the make of the engine. The quoted length probably includes the stuff on the transom and the built loa would have been either 35ft or 36ft. “Leigh on Sea” rings no bells either. Anyone’s guess of two dozen builders and the period of the hull itself anywhere between 1910 and 1940 but towards the earlier end.
    With provenance, the boat could be interesting, without provenance not so.


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