Blog: August 2010

Interior Pictures

Leonie - Interior Photos


All photos taken August 2010

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Leonie - Inventory & Notes

Mahogany carvel planking on steamed oak frames.  Traditionally built by Woodnuts, IOW

Hull was stripped and epoxy splined in approx 1995.  Caulking was remived and timber splines glued (with WEST epoxy) between planks to form a ridgid structure.  Hull was coated with WEST epoxy inside and out and faired.  Not only does this result in a high stength stable hull, it also allows the hull to be faired.


Mast – Original single spreader masthead, timber (believed spruce)

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Classic Lion Class Yacht (now Sold)


We are selling our Classic yacht 'Leonie'.  She is a Lion class sloop, designed by Arthur Robb and built in the UK in 1952 by Woodnuts on the Isle of White.

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What and how much?


The most serious potential non-conformity relates to engine emissions.  If certification for gas emissions does not exist then the options are:

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Do I need CE?

Why a CE mark

CE marking is required on recreational craft in order to demonstrate compliance with the Recreational Craft Directive (RCD) which became law across the EEA on 16 June 1998.

Does your (intended) craft need a CE plate?

This largely depends on the age, location and history of the craft. The starting point is to recognise that the RCD applies to all recreational craft (with few exceptions) between 2.5m and 24m at the first point of sale or use of a craft in the European Economic Area (EEA) – whichever comes first.

So, in brief, craft:

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Gablemarine and CE

People talk of a CE marking service, CE proofing, CE certification and CE compliance, so lets first put things into perspective. 

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