Exterior Pictures - Hull

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Leonie - Exterior Pictures - Hull


All pictures taken August 2010

Launch, mid-August 2010, Suffolk Yacht Harbour, R Orwell.
Stbd quarter, lovely lines, fair hull.  Topsides painted with International Brightside, thinned with owatrol (to keep a wet edge) and then applied with roller, tiped off with brush.
Port side
Stern to port
Transom, note unique wineglass transom (we are not aware of any other Lion with this)
Transom again showing lovely fair lines
Port side close-up
Stbd side looking aft showing run off to transom
Bilge closeup showing faired underwater hull.  Paint is standard International Cruiser Uno antifouling, two coats
Dariglow three bladed folding prop
On her trailer ready to leave for the coast and launch
Ready for the off... Trailer comes with the boat.  Note Plastimo liferaft mounted on deck fwd of cabin entrance
Launched and ready to have the sails bent on


Written By: Rowland Smith

Rowland Smith is a Naval Architect and founder of Gablemarine.  His industry experience includes Lloyds Register, British Shipbuilders Hydrodynamics Ltd, Cammell Lairds, BP Shipping Ltd & Conoco.  He has a degree in Naval Architecture, a Diploma in Marketing (CIM) and an MBA (Cranfield School of Management).  He has also held Director level positions in a number of technology and engineering companies, including CEproof, which provides RCD compliance software to builders. 

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