The Web Site of the 1928 Gaff Cutter Yacht Emanuel

Taking Emanuel into the 21st Century.




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GALLERY Pages - page 1

Gallery 1

Above…   Jan Holden resting on the Gaff during a festival in Ramsgate harbour.

Freshly painted and gleaming in the sunshine on the hard in front of the Ramsgate Maritime Museums  Clock House building. Interior - Port side.  The Galley Click here for more pictures >>>

On the visitors buoys at Queenborough. 

Emanuel partly hidden behind Nokomis - another Anderson designed and built yacht dating from 1914.

‘Wash and Brush up’ - May 2016

- on Sandwich Sailing and Motor Boat Club slipway.

After, that is, washing the slipway of over a foot of several months accumulated mud.

2 weeks later - Job done and Emanuel moved back down the slip to avoid being neaped, and in preparation for a return to her mooring.   Note the quality of the River Stour mud.  Lovely between your toes!

On the slip ready for the repaint to commence.

  Varnishing completed on the mooring but the mast varnished later by use of bosuns chair and self hauling with 3 to 1 tackle.  Two hours later back on deck and no varnish left in the paint kettle.

Dates of Emanuel’s previous visits  to the slipway since 1989 painted on the slipway.


Resplendent in the new livery of cream and dark green.  Shame about the muddy water, leaving it’s mark on the nice red antifouling.

Gallery Page 2

Left:  Late June cruise to the Rivers Medway and the Swale:  

Putting Emanuel on the concrete grid at Queenborough Harbour for an overnight check of the Propeller nut tightness.

It was loose but the propeller was firmly on the shaft.  Thankfully the split pin kept the nut in place.  A recurring problem!

A generous helping of Locktite was applied along with much muscle applied to the spanner in re-tightening the nut.  A check in September on the home berth at LW showed all well.

Picture shows Graham Mason ashore helping Robert with mooring of Emanuel over the concrete with just inches to spare beneath the keel.

A little light varnishing - spring 2016

The tide has gone out(!) - leaving reeds for company.

5th January 2017

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