Leonie - Inventory & Notes

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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)

Boom – Original, fitted with roller (original) and slab reefing (current), timber (believed Spruce)

Spinnaker boom – Alloy


Main- Quantum 2004

Furling headsail – Quantum 2004

Asymmetric Spinnaker – Quantum 2004 61.96 sqm.

Larger symmetric spinnaker – McWilliam late 90’s.

Note : Quantum are and remain the number one choice for classic as well as modern yachts and have proved their worth to us.  Our large spinnaker (affectionately referred to as ‘big yellow’ was cut down from a sail originally used (briefly) on a Corby 35 (which won the round Britain race).  Big Yellow suits Leonie well and is relatively flat cut so can be used for reaching as well as running.

Running rigging

All replaced from 2002 onwards

Main and Genoa halyards, outhaul and Genoa sheets in Dyneema

Heavy and light spinnaker sheets/guys c/w Wichard quick release

Mooring lines

Garhauer blocks for mainsheet, spinnaker sheets, slab reefing, outhaul and spinnaker boom downhaul added 2008.

Note : Garhauer are manufactured in the US from stainless steel to a deign that is commonly selected for classic boats.  These are exceptionally good blocks which both look good and functional well for racing.  These blocks were specially imported by the current owners from the USA.

Standing rigging

At least 10 years old but checked each year.  Forestay upgraded 2009.

Ground Tackle

CQR main anchor

CQR kedge anchor stored aft

30m galvanised chain (new 2002) 

Safety Equipment

1 X 6 Man Plastimo Offshore life raft (in date)

Jackstays fore to aft

Two orange life buoys, 1 automatic emergency buoy light.

6 safety harnesses

MT DSC VHF radio (New 2008)

Hand held fog horn

Radar reflector (plastic encased)

2 dry powder Fire Extingushers

Description by Area of boat from bow to stern

Bow Cabin

Batteryfor electric windlass (New 2005)

Anchor & Chain


Signal flags

4 dry storage compartments

Overhead lights

2 x 2m berths with moveable wedge to make double. Cushions to fit


Plastimo sea toilet (New 2009)

Wash hand basin and shower (hot and cold water)

Medicine cupboard

Main sea cocks

Shower sump box (overboard pump)

Note:  The toilet was moved slightly and replaced with a new plastimo unit for the 2009 season and is now much easier to use.  There is a pressurized hot/cold water shower but space is limited.

Wet Cupboard

Space for wet weather gear

Airing Cupboard

Hot water tank & calorifier with 230v AC electric immersion

230v AC charger for windlass battery

230v AC power socket (UK 3 pin)

Speed log access

Dry Storage for clothes


Two x 2 m berths

2 x 100 litre plastimo water tanks beneath berths (renewed 2006)

Overhead lights and paraffin lamp

Storage spaces at sides of berths

Fully fitted cushions

Central table with two drawers and engine beneath

Floor access to bilges and engine sea-cock

2 electric automatic bilge pumps

1 manual bilge pump

Taylors paraffin heater (mounted opposite airing cupboard door)

Note: The saloon was remodeled by the previous owner in 1995 and is constructed in a pleasing combination of Ash and Mahogany.  The galley, which would originally have been forward by the mast is now at the companionway entrance which offers better headroom, access and ventilation.

Galley Area

Worktop – Tiled (beige colour)

Sink – Deep stainless steel single bowl

Taps – Brass (antique) with pressurized hot and cold water

Fresh water tap – Bronze, manual pump

Cooker - Taylors gimbaled brass pressurized paraffin cooker with oven and paraffin tank below

Storage areas

Bronze mushroom vent above


Note: The galley area offers full standing headroom and is well equipped for cruising and use at sea when heeled.  The Taylors stove is safer than LPG and when mastered is as easy to use.

Chart Table

Chart drawer with instruments above.

Bronze mushroom vent above.


Raymarine ST60 Depth and Speed gauges (1995)

Raymarine ST 4000 Autohelm with remote control (1995)

Garmin C192 Colour Chart plotter (2003)

Raymarine Seatalk interface module which allows a PC to be connected via a RS232 or USB cable giving GPS, speed, depth and wind data.

Engine Oil and Temperature gages, Rev Counter, switch panel.

Panasonic touch screen FM/AM radio/CD system (2005)

Main battery isolator switch

Storage below chart table for tools etc.

Unused quarter berth used for bulk storage, fridge etc.

Note: Other than the ST60 and ST4000 all other instruments have been added since 2002.  The interface module allows direct connection with a PC for navigation.  We use this with a Panasonic Toughbook loaded with TiKi Navigator (not included).


Engine controls

Repeater instrumentation (New 2005) above cabin hatch facing tiller, fitted within custom made, ventilated Mahogany display case.

Cetrek WIND (360 degrees, New 2004)

Cetrek TACK (+/- 90 degrees, New 2004)

Cetrek MULTI displays x 2 (display up to four feeds each, New 2004)

Cetrek Windex instrument at mast head (New 2004)

Spray Hood (new hood ordered for September, 2010)

Sheet Winches - 2 x Lewmar 40 bronze finish self tailing sheet (New 1995)

Lewmar mainsheet traveler system (New 2009).

Note: This is a very effective setup as it provides clear view to helmsman and crew alike and the ability to select and display up to eight data feeds is particularly useful.  Each Multi can display 1, 2 or 4 data feeds.  Typically we would use one to display speed and depth together.  The Cetrek TACK is also useful when sailing close hauled.

Deck Other

Reefing/Outhaul Winch -Lewmar 40 bronze finish on coachroof top (added 2004).

Lofrans electric anchor windlass (New 2005).


Beta Marine 3 cylinder 17hp diesel (New 1995, first used 2002)

90 amp alternator (new 2007)

Batteries - 2 x 115 AH batteries (large) beneath cockpit sole (New 2008)

Fuel tank - 60 litre stainless steel beneath cockpit sole

Darglow fully feathering 3 blade prop (New 2007).

Note : The engine has been fully serviced each year by the owners.  The main propeller shaft was reamed and replaced in 2002 along with the bearings for the link shaft to the engine.  The engine has recently been serviced again prior to launching.

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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