Tideway 10 - Lugsail

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The 10ft Tideways have again a history dating from the original Walker boats of the 1950’s. A Tideway 10 is for the owner who wants a smaller but still well mannered traditional looking boat – a dinghy that sails well is stable easy to sail and row and which has good looks with a high standard of finish and equipment.

For a 10ft boat they are surprisingly roomy with a safe open layout – Tideway 10’s are again boats you sit in and not on - and the high boom gives comfort and confidence allows easy boarding and enables the crew to move safely round the boat. 

She can be sailed single-handed or with a crew – there is plenty of room for two – and she can be rowed either from the bow (with the mast down) or amidships. The rig is practical and manageable with mainsail reefing as standard.

The 10ft model comes with a lockable aft locker and two buoyancy bags under the side seats.

Lugsail Rig (Single Sail) - Centreboard
Open Boat Model with single lugsail but with proper centreboard in marine ply. Supplied complete with rig all fittings oars cover etc. Complete and fully rigged

Key Statistics

Length - 10' 2 " (3.1m)
Beam - 4' 10" (1.48m)
Sail Area - 49 sq ft - single lugsail
Draft - 5" Plate Up / 2' 3 " Plate Down
Weight - 165 lb (75 Kg)

The boat is constructed in glassfibre in cream. The hull is constructed as a clinker built boat with the inside of hull finished with  “flow coat” – a special gel coat to give the best possible appearance and durability.

The Tideway 10 has a bow buoyancy tank constructed in glassfibre which is an integral part of the hull as is the glassfibre  centreboard case giving maximum security and strength.

The stern locker is fitted out as lockable storage space and two buoyancy bags under the side benches properly secured with webbing straps are fitted.  The total buoyancy is ample - more than that required under the relevant safety directive – and the design is fully certificated.

The wood finish on the boat is in solid  mahogany - the gunwales the forward and centre thwart and the aft seat all supporting knees the centreboard case top and side benches plus the transom pad. The rudder is in mahogany and the tiller in ash. All wood is properly finished and varnished. The centreboard is in marine plywood properly sealed and varnished. The centreboard if fitted is secured when raised by a simple tackle and in place when lowered by a conventional friction device - all making the plate straightforward to handle.

The floorboards (included as standard) are in douglas fir and finished with wood sealer to give an attractive matt and non-slip finish.

The design has wooden runners on the keel and bilge stringers each side to protect the hull on launching and beaching on the shore or slipway.

Hull fittings included are a bow eyebolt oars and a pair of bronze rowlocks rowlock clips and a drain bung aft.

The rig is a single lugsail which is simple and effective with an unstayed mast with the simple lugsail laced onto the gaff and loose footed on the boom. There is therefore no standing rigging and only a single halyard a downhaul a mainsheet and topping lift as running rigging.

Raising and lowering the mast which fits through a hole in the bow thwart and into a block on the keelson is simple . The mast boom and yard are in douglas fir properly finished and varnished. All rigging is in terylene and blocks and fittings are in stainless steel and nylon. The running rigging includes a double topping lift/lazyjacks to make hoisting and lowering the sail as straightforward as possible makes reefing straightforward and helps prevent heads being bruised by the boom on sail hoisting and lowering. The mainsheet is a simple two part tackle which makes sail handling straightforward.

The sail is in terylene with reef points. If it is necessary to reduce sail the mainsail reefing system included means the mainsail can be reduced easily even away from the shore - the lugsail rig and topping lift makes this simple and safe.

Tideway 10s are finished with high quality varnish. The fittings all necessary items are supplied and fitted as standard are of best quality from high quality suppliers. All Tideway 10s are supplied complete and ready to sail with oars and bronze rowlocks a flat cover spare rope fenders painter and burgee included as standard.