Wednesday, September 03, 2014

‘Minnow’ Advertised for Sale on Ebay – Inventory

Ebay Item Number: 161437876632 Please note that this advertisement has expired.

For those who have an interest in ‘Minnow’, here’s the complete inventory if sold at the asking price of £2,900.

The Boat

She’s a Matt Layden Paradox with a modified cabin trunk.

Construction:  Epoxy Sheathed Plywood with copper based antifouling for dry sailing.

LOA                        4.2 M                     13’ 10”

LWL                        4.1 M                     13’ 5”

Beam                    1.23 M                  4’ ½”

Draught                0.23 M                  9”

Sail Area               9.3 Sq M               100 Sq Ft

Displacement    640 Kg                   1410 lbs

Sail professionally made by Jeckells

Steering by line and tiller with extension

Rudder with lead weight and up-haul

Rigged with boom furling lugsail to a un-stayed mast

Running rigging (halyard, furling line, and topping lift) all controlled from within the cabin

Entrance via sliding hatch and companionway with Perspex washboard


Bunk Space         6’ 2” X 3’ 00”

Transverse Helmsman’s Seat

Storage Shelves and Bins either side of cabin

4 X Under floor lockers for provisions

1 X under floor ventilated locker for anchors, warps and chains

Forward cabin and separate forepeak chamber

Lazarette for general storage


1 X Steering Compass with two mounting positions

1 X Lowrance Expedition c GPS with charts covering UK waters, French and Portuguese Atlantic Coastal waters

1 X Garmin ‘eTrex’ GPS – works, but old

1 X Autohelm 800 with fixing brackets

1 X Packet of South Coast Charts and East Coast River Charts – coverage Harwich to Scillies

1 X Solent and Local Waters Tidal Stream Atlas

1 X Tatty and old East Coast Pilot


1 X Solara Solar Panel with control unit

1 X 12 Volt Ship’s Battery (almost new) secured in box with ventilated lid

1 X Nikkai unit with 4 sockets for powering GPS, Mobile Phone etc

1 X Single socket unit for laptop

1 X 3 pin standard socket (12 Volt) for the Autohelm or mains converter charger.


Folding Gimbal with a single burner FloGas butane cooker

1 X Freshwater dispenser with pump

1 X Kettle with whistle

3 X Saucepans

1 X Frying Pan

2 X Washing up bowls

1 X Enamelled Plate

1 X Plastic Cereal Bowl

1 X Plastic Mug

1 X Glass Beaker

1 X Kitchen Knife

1 X Wooden Spoon

1 X Set of cutlery

1 X Rotary tin opener

1 X Gas lighter with spare fuel

1 X Tupperware airtight container for matches

1 X Trash bin

1 X Plastic container with washing up liquid and sponge

Ground Tackle

1 X 5 kilo Plough type galvanised anchor (new) with chain and warp

1 X 2 kilo Bruce galvanised anchor (almost new) with chain and warp

Various assorted warps and lines

1 X Anchor pendant

3 X Fenders

1 X container with an assortment of cord/ties

Auxiliary Power

1 X Honda 2 HP four-stroke outboard mounted on adjustable stainless steel bracket

1 X Spanner plug for above

1 X Spare plug for the outboard

3 X 5 litre tanks (full) for fuel – 2 are stowed forward in a plastic container – the other in the lazarette for easy access

1 X Funnel with strainer

Other Means of Propulsion

1 X Yuloh

General Chandlery

1 X Stainless steel support pin for yuloh

4 X Ball bearing blocks for steering lines

6 X Blocks for running rigging and sheeting
1 X Masthead pennant

2 X Brass locks (for outboard and cabin)


 1 X Waterproof PVC helmsman cushion (Excellent)

1 X Pair of Gloves for rope handling

3 X LED cabin lamps

11 X Assorted canned foods

2 X Large unopened bottles of drinking water

3 X Sponges (2 New)

1 X Brush and pan

4 X Plastic washing up bowls used as storage bins

1 X Strong plastic box for warps – fits in lazarette

1 X Brush for cleaning anchors etc

1 X Container with clothes pegs

4 X C 200 Butane Camping Gaz canisters for cooker

Road Trailer

1 X De Graff SB 730/ADJ Road Trailer adapted with flat rollers especially for ‘Minnow’

1 X Lighting Board (Detachable for launching)

1 X Ball Cup lock

General Remarks

The boat is in good working order, recently repainted, and varnished. She’s ready for instant use.


‘Minnow’ Advertised for Sale on Ebay

Open to Offers for ‘Minnow’, My Paradox Sailboat

Open to Offers for ‘Minnow’, My Paradox Sailboat – Part 2

Open to Offers for ‘Minnow’, My Paradox Sailboat – Part 3

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