Excellent 1972 Lloyds registered classic wooden boat 

No. 67 of the SCOD boats


 

 

I bought this boat in August 2002.  The MELD is a South Coast One Design designed by C.A. Nicholson and built in 1972. The hull has been constructed in the traditional carvel style of mahogony on oak.  The yacht has been rigged as a three quarter Bermudan sloop with wooden spars, stainless steel rigging and terylene sails.    

At that time the boat was in working order - a bit rough around the edges but sound.  I replaced the material berth cushions with water proof leatherette and had the internal electrics replaced and new fishfinder, GPS and radio inserted.  It had the original Yanmar 9 bhp engine which I have recently replaced (Sept 05) with a new Vetus 17bhp engine along with shaft, cutlass bearing and new exhaust and fuel system.  There is also a new water inlet and battery system.  The new engine and prop transform the handling of this boat under motor.

This work was completed last year when the boat was taken to Carrickfergus and Carrick Marine Projects repaired the wooden mast and replaced the spars, stays and rigging.  The hull was antifouled and repainted.

The boat requires some work to the deck and cosmetic work to the cabin only to bring it to pristine condition.  

Purchase of a new boat prevents me finishing this project.  The boat sails beautifully, the hull is absolutely watertight & it is safe and stable even in very inclement conditions.

All the above work has been done by appropriately skilled craftsman and I have all the receipts. Anyone interested in buying this excellent example of a SCOD can contact me by email at mmurnaghan@gmail.com or by mobile 07525357582 - please leave a message on the voicemail.

An Enduring Charm about the SCOD is their strength, beauty and History. They still have their own class in Cowes week and compete fiercly for the Teapot trophy. But what is all this about a Teapot trophy? asks Vanessa Bird. You’d think that on a skiing holiday at the foot of the Eiger in Switzerland, miles inland, boats would be far from your mind, but this is said to be the birthplace of the South Coast One-Design (SCOD). Six members of the Island Yacht Club, Isle of Wight, on a skiing trip in 1954, came up with the idea of the SCOD while propping up the bar. It proved to be more than just beer talk, though, because on their return they approached designer Charles Nicholson and, in 1955, the lines of the SCOD were laid down. The sailors wanted an inexpensive racing/cruising boat for four people. Nicholson’s answer was a simple design — a 25ft 11in (7.7m) long-keeled yacht that had strong hull sections forward and a delicate run aft. Construction was to be simple and they had to be cheap too, so enough boats could be built to generate interest in the class. The first six SCODs were built at Clare Lallows’ yard in Cowes and thereafter at various yards along the South Coast, including: Camper & Nicholsons’, Woodnutt & Co, R&W Clark, W Souter and David Cheverton. The main builder of SCODs, however, was Burnes Shipyard in Bosham, Sussex, who, between 1956 and 1967, built 62; over half of the class. As competitive racing boats the SCODs are not to be sneered at, and they helped to resurrect interest in racing in the Solent after the World War II. In 1956, a year after the first SCOD was launched, the top six prizes at the Round the Island Race went to SCODs, and there is still a strong fleet of half a dozen boats racing in the Solent. During Cowes Week the boats race for the “Teapot trophy”, a pewter teapot which was first presented by Yachting World in 1990. The trophy was established after Dick Johnson, the commentator for Cowes Week, suggested that after the SCODs had crossed the start line, their crews went down below to make a cup of tea.