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Old 10 March 2017, 16:09   #1
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Old girl for sale

Not a rib but this old girl was my son's late father in laws and were looking for a new home for her.

Selling this lovely authentic Miller Fifer boat which needs a bit of TLC (hence price drop from 12.5k). Built in St Monan's, Fife, this is an example of a classic motor sailer, She's been owned for 13 years in which time general upkeep and maintenance has been carried out. However, in the last few years due to personal reasons we have not been able to sail her (she has been kept in water and only brought out into dry dock for short periods of time) and she now needs some work to restore to former glory. Formerly docked in Anstruther marina and now at Bo'ness.
New sea toilet was fitted in 2014.
New upholstery done 2015.
There are full details and over 80 photos on the Boatshed Scotland website and photos are credited of Martin Docherty at Boatshed Scotland.

I am happy to answer any questions on 07810522527.
The boat is available to view when convenient at Upper Forth Boat Club.

Short 3 day listing due to needing quick sale - no reserve. An absolute bargain for a gem of a boat which has given many years of sailing pleasure on the River Forth.



Length 8.02m (26'4")
Year 1964
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Sleeping berths 3
Engine 1 x diesel, (unknown year or hp)
Lying Upper Forth Boat Club, Bo'ness.
Last survey 29/04/2008


Length
8.02m (26'4")
Beam
2.77m (9'1")
Draft Min
1.30m (4'3")
Airdraft
0.82m (2'8")
Displacement
6,804kg (15,002.6lbs)
Storage
Dry Berth, Bo'ness**UFBC

Rigging
Ketch rigged James Miller Wood spars (1962) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year) -**
12 volt,
Construction

Construction
Wood
Underwater profile
Long Keel
Finish
Paint finish
Built by famous James Miller yard in Fife. Larch on Oak Hull with mahogany fittings.
Accommodation
Total # of berths
3
No. of single berths
3
Heads
1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Stove

Broiler

Oven

Sink

Drapes

Pressurised water system

2 burner propane Stove
Nav Equipment
Compass

Speed

Log

Wind

Radar

VHF

VHF DSC radio

GPS

Chart plotter

Clock

Barometer

Navigation lights

TV

Deck Gear
Sail cover

Rode

Fenders

Instrument Covers

Cockpit Enclosure

2 sheet winches
Manual Simpson Lawrence windlass
1 anchors
(CQR)
0.00m (0'0") of chain
Safety Equipment
10% Discount on courses
Life jackets

Life buoys

Searchlight

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No returns accepted.
Boat is sold as seen.
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Old 11 March 2017, 09:07   #2
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Old girl for sale...

For a moment there, I thought you were selling yer wife!!
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Old girl for sale...

For a moment there, I thought you were selling yer wife!!
TBH, for a microsecond it occurred to me too - but if you've met Jambo's good lady - you'd know who'd be posted the For Sale ad in that dynamic...

...and it wouldn't be Jambo!

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Good luck with the sale for the family Jambo. Fond memories of a very similar Fifer I spent a good few trips on as a kid... very solid traditional craft. Looks like yours has a higher cabin profile but otherwise very similar.

Here is a pic I took when aged about 10 borrowing dad's Ashai-Pentax in the mid 60s when the Fifer was being pulled out for overhaul.
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Very classy looking windcatcher!
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Good luck with the sale for the family Jambo. Fond memories of a very similar Fifer I spent a good few trips on as a kid... very solid traditional craft. Looks like yours has a higher cabin profile but otherwise very similar.



Here is a pic I took when aged about 10 borrowing dad's Ashai-Pentax in the mid 60s when the Fifer was being pulled out for overhaul.


Thanks David. Yes it's a sad time but she has to go as there is plenty of enjoyment left for someone.
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Old girl for sale...

For a moment there, I thought you were selling yer wife!!


Very good JW. I'll pass it on to my good lady!!
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TBH, for a microsecond it occurred to me too - but if you've met Jambo's good lady - you'd know who'd be posted the For Sale ad in that dynamic...

...and it wouldn't be Jambo!



Thanks for that. I shall remember
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Hi Douglas. As per the op there's 80 on Boatshed Scotland.
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Hi Douglas. As per the op there's 80 on Boatshed Scotland.
Miller Fifer 26 for sale, 8.02m, unknown year | Boatshed Scotland

This one?
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The very same
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Lovely boat Billy good luck with the sale.
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Thanks Jeff. It's not a lot of money so hopefully we will get a bite.
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It would be a great retirement project live on her whilst doing her up brilliant.
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The boat is now sold thanks for views.
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Well done mate a slight sadness I suspect hope the new owner enjoys her cheers
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Yes mate very sad. They seem to have her best interests at heart. Cheers J
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Lovely boat Billy good luck with the sale.
X2 Mate tis a lovely Craft!
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