1970's classic GRP pocket cruiser, FULLY RESTORED, no expense spared, Yanmar 1GM10 diesel new in 2011, new mast and boom in 2011, Garmin instruments, topsides re-pained 2012, fantastic buy!
Built during the 1970's, GRP construction with long keel, aft cockpit, tiller steering and 2 berth interior.
Designed by Oliver Lee and built by Tankard yachts.
LOA 19'0" (6.2m)
Slab reefing mainsail (as new), spare mainsail. Genoa roller reefing system with furling genoa (as new). No 1 jib. Spinnaker. Alloy mast and coom (Z Spars 2011). Stainless steel standing rigging new in 2011). All lines led aft to cockpit.
Yanmar 1GM10 9hp single cylinder inboard diesel fitted new in 2011 and run for less than 5 hours! 25 litre fuel tank (2010). Shaft drive to 3 blade fixed propeller. Alternator charging to 2 x 12v batteries (Optima Red Top & Optima Yellow Top).
Stainless steel pushpit, pulpit and guardwires, cockpit cover, tiller, spinnaker pole, 2 sheet winches, 2 halyard winches, CQR anchor, manual anchor windlass, mooring warps.
Bulkhead compass (Autonautic Instruments, Solas class), Garmin GM10 displays with Garmin NMEA 2000 sounder, Garmin NMEA 2000 log, Garmin NMEA 2000 wind instruments. Garmin DSC VHF radio, windvane at masthead, Garmin GPS connected to VHF, clock and barometer, AIS receiver, navigation lights, steaming light, tri-colour masthead light and anchor light.
2 fire extinguishers, rope cutter on propeller, 2 electric and one manual bilge pump.
10 Watt solar panel. Porta Potti chemical toilet.Blue berth cushions.
Owners Notes on Tankard 19 – Elsie
Elsie was purchased as a project boat in Feb 2009 and totally restored by May 13 when she was relaunched at Tollesbury. The boat has been at Tollesbury since 2013 and was lifted out for Winter 2014/15 and 2015/16. The Tankard 19 was designed by Oliver J Lee, originally built in wood by Brian Tankard in Essex and then in fibreglass in Devon. I understand it is the same as the NOMAD class. The original boats did not have a
bowsprit, I suspect this was added later to improve the handling.
The restoration involved removing all the internal berths and cabinets and refitting in marine ply. The bilges were flowcoated and a new engine (Yanmar 1GM10, fuel tank, sterngear with a Tidesmarine shaft seal fitted and a 3 bladed prop. A sliding hatch was fitted and a compression post fitted. The mast tabernacle is new as is the mast and the
rigging. The backstay is adjustable. The sails supplied with the boat were possibly 20 years old and were serviced by Crusader and modified for the new mast. The original boom was boom roller reefing and this was replaced with slab reefing. A new main and genoa were purchased fro Crusader at this time. Plastimo headsail reefing was fitted.
The deck and hull were repainted in two pack and a new iroko rubbing strake fitted. The deck was covered with Permateek – a Synthetic teak material. All external timber (except bowsprit) was replaced and windows that had been fitted into the side of the hull filled using West Epoxy materials and new windows fitted in the coach roof. The inside was lined above the waterline before being covered. More ventilation and a small deck
hatch was fitted.
A Garmin NMEA2000 installation with masthead sender and thru hull speed and echosounder with two GMI10 displays installed, one internally the other in the cockpit. A VHF radio with a dedicated GPS receiver has been installed. Two batteries (OPTIMA) are fitted with a Split charge relay and there is a small 10W Solar panel. There is one automatic bilge pump at the aft end of the bilge and another at the forward end. There is a manual pump in the cockpit. The limber holes are fitted with a chain.