Shrimper Mk 1 Puffin
Puffin is a standard Mk1 Shrimper and original sales invoice shows that she was a company demonstrator for Cornish Crabbers
As such she had a full inventory including echo sounder and log (serviceable), self-steering gear (fittings and electrics still in place but unit missing) and spray hood (stainless steel frame complete and most deck fittings still in place but fabric not good).
Her inboard Yanmar 1GM10 is in good condition and running well. Recent work includes full strip down and rebuild with new piston rings, new cylinder head and new stainless steel exhaust manifold (original mild steel manifold is prone to corrosion causing ingress of sea water and cylinder head failure). Fuel lines replaced. Stern-gland packing replaced. New starter motor fitted and gear box stripped down for inspection and reassembled. Annual service complete and now ready to go.
Boat itself is in good condition for the year although the hull is looking a little tired as would be expected in a boat of this age. Centre-plate has been shot blasted, re-galvanised and refitted with new lifting cable, single CQR anchor, automatic engine compartment bilge pump, two batteries, new saloon cushion covers in blue, new bucket, Single burner stove (un-gimballed), water container, one suit of tan sales in good condition, recent VHF radio with new masthead aerial, wind vane and masthead light.
Overall Puffin is an excellent prospect for someone looking to get on the water in a classic Shrimper without any work required. She is ready to be trailered on her break-back trailer to her new home and launched in time to enjoy the best of the summer season.