This is a 1938 Herd McKenzie drift fisher. It started life as a fishing boat pressed into war service at Scappa Flow. It returned to fishing after WW2 and has been also been a survey vessel for Imray. It is currently on the National Historic Fleet Number 1443 (https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/register/1443/barcadale)
She has a fully functioning Gardner 6 cyclinder engine and gearbox.
172HP four blade prop.
2016 Engine serviced by a Gardiner engineer
2016 Gear box removed, checked & some parts renewed
Engine manual included
Large toolbox and tools included
2016 Gas system checked by gas engineer
Headroom in wheelhouse 6ft 6
Headroom in upper saloon 6ft 2
Headroom in lower forward cabin 6ft 2
Headroom in lower aft cabin 6ft 2
Headroom in engine room 6ft 3
Heads in forward section are operable with a gas operated boiler. The shower has been stripped out but not replaced.
2 burner gas cooker/stove
A new main beam has been scarfed in to support the deck and wheelhouse structure.
The wheelhouse, galley and upper saloon are all dry, a new roof was laid 3 years ago in fibreglass.
Lister engine which provides hydraulic power for the anchor winch.
Cons - What Needs Work / Condition?
The forward saloon and cabins have been almost completely taken out and the hull is exposed. This is a blank canvass to build accomodation as seen fit. (see pics)
The hull is larch on oak and although weeping around the waist is generally sound. She floats and is sound enough for passage in this respect. The deck is also larch and approximately 90% of the deck beams are serviceable. She was last caulked 5 years ago and tar was used in the seams which has become brittle and could do with resealing.
There are two new hatches which have not yet been put in and would need to be put in prior to pasage.
A limited amount of maintenance would have to be carried out prior to passage if she was to be moved/delivered.
The fibreglass roof of the forward saloon should be replaced.
She was antifouled on the starboard side 2 years ago. (she used to be on a wall)