1975, Ruffian 30, GRP Half Tonner, lovely boat to sail, well balanced, Lewmar and Harken winches, furling genoa, spare sails, roomy interior with 6 berths, big chart table, inboard diesel saildrive.
Built in 1975. GRP construction with GRP hull and deck, wooden cockpit locker tops, balanced spade rudder, lead fin keel, aft cockpit with tiller steering, 6 berth internal layout, masthead bermudan sloop rig.
Designed by DR W P Brown and built by Weatherly Yachts, Sail No GBR5108
LOA 30'0" (9.1m)
LWL 22'8" (6.9m)
Beam 10'6" (3.2m)
Draft 5'6" (1.7m)
Displacement approx 3856kg
Slab reefing mainsail (1990) with mainsail cover. Genoa roller reefing system (Plastimo 810-S) with No 1 genoa (Mylar 1998). Genoa, storm jib and tri-radial spinnaker. Spare mainsail. Alloy mast and boom by proctor. Stainless steel standing rigging renewed in 2002.
Volvo MD5S 8hp single cylinder diesel inboard with sailadrive to fixed propeller. Alternator charging to 2 x 12v batteries. Approx 10g fuel tank.
Stainless steel pushpit, pulpit and guardwires, tiller, spinnaker pole, whisker pole, Harken 40 self tailing sheet winches, lewmar 30 secondard winches, lewmar 30 self tailing halyard winches, lines led aft tot cockpit, Danforth anchor with chain, CQR anchor with warp, mooring wraps and fenders.
2 Plastimo bulkhead compasses, Clipper Duet echo sounder and log, Clipper wind, Icom ICM411 DSC VHF radio, Furuno GPS with cockpit repeater, chart table, barometer, navigation lights, steaming light, masthead lights.
Horseshoe lifebuoy, 2 fire extinguishers, fire blanket, 2 manual bilge pumps, 1 electric bilge pump.
Her galley has a Nelson gas cooker with 2 burners, grill and oven, 12v portable coolbox, sink with hand pumped fresh water supply from approx 20g tank. Jabsco marine toilet in separate heads compartment. Chart table, saloon table.
"Rumpus" was purchased by her present owner in 2003, she has been used for some light racing initially but mostly shorthanded cruising on the East Coast, based out of West Mersea on the River Blackwater. Her saildrive seal was changed in around 2001 and her standing rigging on puchase in 2003. She has been Gelshield epoxy coated beneath the waterline in the past (which looks very clean) and a survey was carried out in 2003.