For Sale and Wanted

An opportunity for anyone to get in touch with others for buying and selling items related to canoe-sailing, cruising and camping.


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Items For Sale/Wanted


For Sale - Reynard Cruiser "Turbo" Open Canoe

Originally from the USA, the Reynard Cruiser was 17ft 4in long, 35 inches wide, and was manufactured in GRP by Mobile Adventure during the mid to late 80s. An ideal expedition boat, it is fast, fast, stable and a delight to paddle. In the mid 90s the "galleon-style stern" was added (by Valley Canoe) to allow the attachment of an outboard motor. This not only retained the fast hull shape at the waterline, but also provided greater room in the rear half of the boat.

After extensive use in a sailing form (something it does very well) the hull shearline was raised about 100mm at the bow and 50mm at the stern, which incorporated a moulded glass gunwale - this stiffened the boat considerably!

Following this, a separate deck moulding was make (by Howard Jeffs and Peter Scott) which incorporates a fore and rear side decks as well as a centre thwart. Storage/buoyance compartments can be incorporated under the fore and aft decks.

The version for sale was produced by Howard Jeffs and Peter Scott. It is of lightweight construction with a foam core floor.

The boat comes complete with two aluminium masts, one with a sail track pop riveted to it. Two GRP tubes, which once bonded in place, could take the 4 aluminium cross tubes (supplied) if you wanted to use outriggers. Aluminium Outboard and Leeboard brackets and Outrigger clamps are also supplied.

Any GRP work (bulkheads, hatches, cross-tube bonding etc) willingly undertaken at additional cost to help you get this craft onto the water.

 £400 ono. For further information, contact Howard Jeffs - mobile 07740 554618 or


For Sale - Predator Trimaran

The concept of using two hulls from a dinghy-sized catamaran as outriggers for a trimaran is not a new concept. "Tough T" used Tornado hulls, both sailing on the south coast and further afield!

In this case I have used the two hulls from a Tornado as outriggers and the centre hull from a DREAMCAT 585, which had the original moulded-in stub-keel removed. To balance the boat in length as well as buoyancy, the rear of the Tornado hulls have been chamfered off.  The bow has been reinforced with KEVLAR, two large eyebolts added/glassed in and the deck is now bonded into place. The two Tornado hulls have additional bulkheads and hatches bonded in, as the boat was used for cruising previously. The high-volume DREAMCAT 585 hull has sufficient space within the hulls for two people to sleep comfortably. The addition of a small cuddy/cabin would make this a very comfortable extended cruising boat. However it could be left as it is and used a a day boat. The boat comes complete with a full Tornado complement of equipment, including an additional reduced-size main with additional reefing points added and an asymmetric spinnaker and pole. A new full-length HARKEN track and traveller for the mainsheet is also included (cost £400+!) 

The original heavy-duty (bit rusty) launching trolley is also included in the sale, but it would need modifying to take the centre hull.

What is needed to get it back on the water?

A cross-beam system will need to be created. This could be the folding type using the existing Tornado beams cut in half, or new tube sections fixed in? A pair of tubes from a Firefly Trimaran are also available. These are 4 inches in diameter and are about 25ft long.

The original trampoline could be cut in half and an additional length of track is supplied to fasten this to the main hull. The centreboards and rudder are supplied, however a large rudder will probably be needed for the main hull.

Trailer - In addition to the Trimaran sale is a fully galvanized flat-bed trailer (non-braked), which has an extendable draw bar and mast support. This was used to transport the Tornado, but would now need modifying to take the centre hull as well.

£600 ono. For further information, contact Howard Jeffs 07740 554618 or


Sold - Sunart Sailing Canoe by Solway Dory

2 complete sailing rigs.

Comes complete as shown, with outriggers, buoyancy bags, splash deck for bow section and trolley.

In good condition and ready to go.



Sold - Waterman sailing canoe

Selway Fisher design, 15ft 6ins x 38ins. Full sailing rig with outrigger and floats. 4mm okume ply and epoxy sheath.

Used less than a dozen times, built 6 years ago and dry stored in garage. Folding trolley and paddles included.

VGC £700 



For Sale Dagger Reflection 16 in royalex

Modified for sailing by Solway Dory, but can still be used as a river canoe.

Bermudan rig with mizzen. Leeboard, rudder and outriggers all in good working order.

At present in Congleton, Cheshire


Also for sale a large box trailer suitable for transporting the canoe and sailing gear.


Richard Hale 01260 271264 or 07500 871738


For Sale

16 ft Sailing Canoe - I converted this from an old wooden canoe, age unknown. I fitted a new deck and finished the hull with glass clothe and epoxy resin. The hull has been strengthened around the mast fitting and stern to take the rudder. The mast is from a Topper and the sail is a Topper storm sail in nearly new condition. There is a furling mechanism so the sail can be doused immediately, which is an enormous advantage.

 More pics below

I have to admit I was influenced by the Trika 540 trimaran. I fitted folding akas and constructed the amas from a design sold by Fyne Boat Kits, It has a side mounted dagger board. I also designed and fitted a Bison 40 lb electric outboard which can be raised and lowered from the rear cockpit. The boat has been very successful, though I have only sailed it a few times. I would only recommend it for lake or river work, and then in not too strong a wind; I have not tested the limits, nor do I wish to do so. The only slight drawback is that I used a rudder from a Byte dinghy, which I need to retain for that boat (also for sale in trimaran configuration). I do have a rudder that could be cut down, but rudder cheeks would have to be made. I may try and get this done before it sells if I have the time, it will be a simple enough job.

I am regretfully selling it as I have too many boats (I've just bought a Hobie trimaran) and need to clear the decks, so to speak.

This I feel is a unique one-off opportunity to acquire a craft like this in great condition and I am asking for £2500. The boat is located near Arnside in South Cumbria. NB The owner is now willing to accept £1750 or offer.

Richard Oates 01539 565870 or 07909 767273


Solway Dory Little Egret Sailing Canoe (sold)

Paddle or Sail

Fibreglass construction with cedar gunwales and kneeling thwart (as pictured on the SD website - this was the first Little Egret made).

14'3" long, 31" beam. Light (under 20 kgs) and a dream to paddle - one of the fastest solo canoes I have owned.

Selling complete with: Solway Dory rudder / tiller, removeable leeboard thwart,  expedition-style leeboard, mini outriggers and ash outrigger beam.

£1550 ono




Sailing Canoe (sold)

This is my self-built sailing canoe made from gaboon marine ply and epoxy. It is 14 ft long with a beam of 36" and a stripped weight of about 70 lbs. There is generous freeboard. It has side buoyancy tanks and lockers at each end accessed by large hatches. Rails run along near the top of the buoyancy tanks sides so there are multiple positions for the seat. The rig is a Solway Dory 44 sq ft bermudan. 



Sold - Snake River 12 sailing canoe

I have reluctantly decided to sell my Snake River sailing canoe. She is not getting the use she deserves and is too good to lay idle. I bought the bare hull from Mel and Snake River and lovingly built her up 2 years ago. She has ash gunnels and seat, cherry deck plates and a paracord sliding seat. All other fittings are ash. All screws/bolts are stainless steel. I have fitted fore and aft buoyancy bags. I did not lace these in as I did not want to drill the hull. Link to build. Link to build. Link to video.

The sail was made by Freeman Sails of Padstow and is approximately 20 sqft and based on the scaled down dimensions of a Solway Dory bermudan sail. The mast is made from marine grade anodised aluminium tubing and splits into 2. The boom is from an Optimist dinghy. I custom fitted all of the rigging components based on a Solway Dory Avocet I used to own. A lot of thought has gone into making her fully functional. The sail reefs around the mast as per Solway Dory bermudan rigs. The leeboard and thwart and rudder are from Solway Dory. The mast thwart is drilled for a Solway Dory outrigger beam. She sails surprisingly well and I have had her out in some strong winds without capsizing, but even though she is only a small, narrow boat she could probably handle a bigger rig. I do have a 44 sqft Solway Dory bermudan rig I could also sell, if someone was interested.

I have made a ply, removable deck to make her more seaworthy. She can be easily carried and car loaded, which was my main reason behind building such a small canoe. She is fully sorted and ready for the water. I will include single and double bladed paddles and a trolley.




Outrigger floats and beams [SOLD]

Turn your sailing canoe into a trimaran with these two outrigger floats and beams. Something to play about with this spring. Each float is 10 feet long and the beams are 8 feet. The beams are modelled on ones in Gary Dierking's book "Building Outrigger Sailing Canoes." 


For Sale - MacGregor Sailing Canoe Kit

Design by Iain Oughtred

Kit by Jordan Boats

Picture of a completed boat - but this sale is for just a kit made by Jordan Boats for building a 14.1 foot boat.

Kit consists of:

6 sheets of 4mm ply with CNC cutouts of all the parts needed to build the boat

6 MDF bulkhead moulds to attach to building frame (see pics)


Kit cost new is £414

Sale includes:

-"Clinker Plywood Boatbuilding Manual" by Iain Oughted - m175 pages

-8 sheets of 33in x 23in plans, meticulously drawn by Iain Oughtred

- 1 sheet of full size patterns of bow and stern stems

- timber for the building frame - as per para 4.2 of the Manual - consisting of 6 x 8ft lengths of 3.5 x 1.75 ins, 4 x 6ft lengths of 1.75 x 1.75 ins

Have realised that I am not going to be able to commit enough time to complete the build.

Price - £325 for all the above. Will need to be collected from near Basingstoke, Hampshire.

Charles Dodson 01256 389279


Sold - MacGregor decked sailing canoe

Beautiful example - requires very little work to complete - top coat of paint to the hull and a small amount of rigging

Sails by Solway Dory

Lap clinker marine ply construction

Light weight - 13 ft 8 in long x 32 in beam

Asymmetric GRP Leeboard


This foil has been specifically shaped for canoe sailing to give high lift at reduced speeds. Manufactured in GRP and then foam filled, it is approximately 8 inches wide and 48 inches long and very stiff. It weighs 1.15kg and due to the foam it floats!
Price in GRP construction £100 each. Other construction materials are available, to produce lighter and stiffer versions, but obviously at greater cost.

For more information contact Howard Jeffs 07740 554618

Solway Dory Curlew - Now Sold

Built Oct 2015 and only used a few times. White hull and wooden decks. Complete with trolley and cover. 4 sqm sail.


PBK 15 Mk 2 single seat canoe

With a hand built 15ft hardwood frame, canvas covered, designed by PW Blandford, it is in fair condition stored dry, and comes with original plans which include two separate designs for sailing gear. I live near Penzance and I am asking £350 ono. for it Please phone me on 01736731645 if interested. Thanks Roger Davison


Items already sold

Rig for a Sailing Canoe (sold July 2106)

Solway Dory balanced lugsail with anodized alloy mast.

The sail is 44sq foot with two reefing points and comes with a kicking strap. The sail is quick to raise and lower and is fairly easy to reef. With its lower centre of effort the boat will heel less. The sail is white and the mast is red. In good condition.

Sailing Canoe (sold June 2016)

Pyranha Prospector 16 foot royalex canoe fitted out for sailing with the addition of Solway Dory gull-wing outriggers, leeboard, leeboard thwart and rudder with push-pull tiller, Solway Dory bermudan sail rig (44 sq foot), side buoyancy bags and original seats (not fitted).
The leeboard thwart clamps onto the canoe gunwhales with the leeboard clamped onto a threaded bolt on the leeboard thwart. The rudder attaches easily to two permanent unobtrusive mounts on the stern of the canoe and there is a long tiller pole that works on the push pull principle. The rudder blade is pulled up or down with lines from the helmsman's position. The outrigger beam mounts onto the gunwhales by two bolts and the fibreglass outriggers are easily attached to the beam. The bermudan mainsail is 44sq foot and is easily reefed by twisting the alloy mast. The boom is also alloy. The sailing rig also comes with kicking strap and mainsheet. All the components are easily attached and detached from the canoe to leave a fairly basic canoe to lift onto a vehicle's roof bars.

Sailing Canoe (sold May 2016)

Canadian Canoe I made this rig from a bamboo pole and an old Fireball sail (well cut down) many years ago and now want to find a good home for it. The boat sails really well and with the leeboard hung out on the leeward side will go to windward efficiently, especially with a bit of weight in the bow. It has a push and pull rudder which flips up and a primitive seat. Its dimensions are 15 ft 10 by 2 ft 10. Not sure of the weight but it is easily car top-able and can be carried short distances by one person. The hull is well scratched with one small epoxy repair to the gel coat. It might be a good idea to give it a 2 part paint finish but the hull is sound and. has built in buoyancy bow and stern. The boat is very adaptable. I have been canoe camping with my son in it and have even mounted an outboard on it once or twice.


Solway Dory decked Fulmar sailing canoe

14'6" GRP Hull with ply deck. In good condition. But not being used much hence sale. Included in sale, Outriggers, 2 x paddles, trolley, breathable boat cover, ratchet block and cam cleat. All ropes have been replaced and a new boom has been fitted. Great condition throughout.


44sq ft Solway Dory Bermudan Rig (sold Oct 2015)

Brand new and unused, All parts present and in new condition. Due to change of plans this rig is now surplus to requirements, and needs to be used. See Solway Dory website for details-


Solway Dory Curlew (sold Oct 2015)

Dedicated sailing canoe with high aspect 44 sq ft sail and 1m sq jib. Rudder, leeboard, launch trolley etc included. Finished with ash gunnels and rosewood seat and hiking benches. Front,rear and side fitted airbags make this craft exceptionally seaworthy for an undecked canoe. A home built fully detachable marine ply bow deck is also included.


Solway Dory Shearwater (sold Oct 2015)

Large rig. With outriggers, SD paddle and SD split double paddle. SD trolley with foam filled wheels. Self bailer fitted.


Selway Fisher 50/50 sailing canoe NOW SOLD

One season’s use only Details of design on SF website,

All gear including trolley, ready to go,

I built this canoe for the enjoyment of the construction and was surprised at how well it sails, even upwind, very stable and fast, (have had over 6 knots downwind),

Built with exterior ply and West System epoxy,



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