Built in 1882 by James Husk of Wivenhoe, COMUS OF WIVENHOE is a gaff rigged wooden schooner of carvel construction. Her current engine is a Gardner 6 cylinder diesel installed in 1982. She is undergoing restoration at Heybridge Basin, Essex.
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Old Gaffer's Association Member's Handbook and Boat Archive, 1993
Built by J Husk of Wivenhoe
The first owner was Charles Yule of Magdelene College, Oxford and the vessel has had nine owners, the current owner who bought the vessel in 1979 when the hull was full of water over the bilge planks and she had no masts. A rebuild started in October 1979 with the removal of what was left of the rotted deck followed by the replacement of the deck beams, knees, mast mates, deck and deck houses. A second hand engine was installed in 1982.
Current condition of vessel very good. Can be sailed but still undergoing restoration of exterior work; painting, varnishing as well as refurbishment of saloon.
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