The Evening Telegram January - March 1926. Chat with Mark, 47 today. From Frederickburg, United States. Start talking to him totally free at Badoo. 1926 - Carrie of the Chorus: The Berth Mark; Refer
Alfred Mylne 5. 6 ft Sloop 1. Alfred Mylne Design 3. A. M. Yachts sold by classic yacht broker. VAT UNPAID VAT is unpaid on this yacht HISTORY Early history is still being researched but Peter Nicholson once told her current owner he remembers CHICANE at moorings on the Solent from his boyhood years. There are numerous Beken photographs recording CHICANE's history pictorially, one of which in 1. Bermudan rig. Throughout she has remained a cutter with elegant bowsprit and three lofty headsails. In the 1. 95. 0s CHICANE underwent several radical changes.
Her bowsprit was removed and boom shortened. Her doghouse was moved aft and lowered in profile. That not only removed a signature Mylne feature but effectively cut the cockpit in half. Moreover as all access below was that way any privacy of the owner's aft cabin was lost. Notwithstanding she was still a beauty to behold - and during her subsequent restoration and rebuild all these changes were put right. In 1. 95. 8 William Kempe sailed CHICANE to Bermuda, where she has remained ever since. His nephew Reid bought her in 1.
Lucia aboard over the gunwales in 1. The joinery and furniture is of the highest quality and true to period. Ventilation is provided by windows, hatches, companionways and deck cowlings. Semi spiral companionway stairs down - Companionway and nav station in rugged and functional teak panelling- Stiles and rails are thick and robust, withstanding salt water, wear and tear- Douglas fir cabin sole rock steady firm and creak free- Numerous lift- out sections edged with hard white oak on both lift- out and sole prevent fraying- Navigation station to port, engine room to starboard. Forward to saloon- Traditional mahogany ornamental panelling with thin and delicate stiles and rails- Settees in Chesterfield bamboo anti- bacterial fabric upholstery, convertible to berths each side - Shelving and lockers to port- Fold down berth behind panelling screen to stbd- Tight grained Cuban mahogany drop leaf table easily mounted to cabin sole and demounted- Hand made Scottish thistle style cabin lights with hand- blown crystal shades and bronze stems.
Galley forward - Galley athwartships in decorative and functional butternut panelling with port light stbd- Fridge under worktop to port- Sink and 3 burner hob in worktop to stbd Head compartment fwd of galley and mast step to port- Bermuda cedar ornamental panelling and port light - WC and oval porcelain period basin in Bermuda cedar counter top with hot and cold 1. Hand held shower mounted on the bulkhead- Grate in cabin sole drains into grey water tank; can be emptied electrically and manually. Forepeak cabin - Varnished Longleaf yellow pine; rugged and functional- Large 7 ft 6 in fixed berth to port- Pipe cot berth to stbd- Chain / rope locker fwd. Coming aft through the saloon and corridor aft- Navigation centre right after saloon to port side of companionway- Engine compartment offset aft to stbd with a utility work shop and port light. Corridor aft to owner.
The work has involved tens of thousands of silicon bronze fastenings, thousands of feet of cotton and oakum caulking and a traditional laid teak sprung deck. The process has effectively renewed most of the yacht. What remains of the original is essentially her shell; half the stem, keel, the stern post and all of the original Burmese teak planking.
The planks were left in place during the re- build with frames being renewed from the inside. All the rest is new. All floors are new and of mixed construction Fabricated silicon bronze. Composite; part wood - 2. All frames are new.
Black locust double sawn (double futtocks bolted with silicon bronze bolts) alternate with steamed 2 x 2 inch white oak. The bases of all double sawn frames are dovetailed into the keel to ensure security. The laminated teak bottom sections of all dovetailed frames are glued with Resourcinol. The rig. The rig and sailing gear have been designed with the combined efforts of Tom Cunliffe, Paul Goss and Don Costanzo using the original rig drawings by Alfred Mylne. Reverting to the original rig requires a taller mast, which has not yet been completed. The bowsprit however has been and is a thing of beauty.
Fittings. All bronze bowsprit and rig fittings were designed and manufactured by the late Harry Spencer . Electrical systems are often problematic or not substantial enough . Wendy Bliss who worked alongside Luther Goff designer of the entire electrical system, has written up detailed manuals of the system; the quality of which has impressed visiting boat owners and builders alike. Team input. While the skill, dedication and aesthetic sense of shipwrights Joe and Wendy have been key to the quality and authenticity of this restoration, early advice and expertise was forthcoming from Ian Nicolson and David Ryder- Turner of A.
Mylne and Company and Gordon Swift and Giffy Full also of Woodenboat School fame. Further input, support and advice came from a host of wooden boat and system experts including Paul Goss, Tom Cunliffe, Theo Rye, Donn Costanzo, Harry Spencer, Bob Snow, Duncan Walker, Mark Ratsey, Mike Toomer, Mark Webby, Jeff Law, George Moffett, Joe Liener, Luther Goff and John Ford. Most of this input was given free of charge because the project was so admired ! In addition to this cast, CHICANE has been visited over the years by a 'Who's Who of Yachting'; Elizabeth Meyer, Olin Stephens and Ross Gannon to mention a few.