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Miscellaneous / WB7 for sale - £500
June 04, 2024, 10:32:22 AM
Minim - WB7- is now up for sale at the extremely cheap price of £500. Complete (except for no outboard) includes trailer. Needs some work as it hasn't been on the water for several years. Currently on a farm near Nuneaton. Email me for more details
Miscellaneous / Magazines Available!
February 09, 2023, 07:53:27 AM
Roger Parish has a large collection of Classic boat and Watercraft magazines which he is having difficulty giving away! Too many to post but available for collection from West Midlands.

Contact Roger on
Miscellaneous / Winkle Brig Wanted
September 27, 2022, 07:01:11 AM
Kevin Wilkes (email: has asked me to post this:

Hi. I was wondering whether you would post a wanted ad for me please. Looking for a winkle brig. Must have roadworthy trailer. I'm located in Cornwall. Cheers
Miscellaneous / Winkle Brig Wanted
March 09, 2021, 03:44:27 PM
I am returning to UK sailing. My previous UK sailing was in the North Norfolk coast and Deben river. I want to get back to coasting and creek crawling. The Winkle Brig is my ideal choice for this. So if you are thinking of selling your boat and would like it to go to a home where it will be cherished please drop me a line.  tel 07929913766.
Miscellaneous / WB81 Bittern For Sale
February 21, 2021, 07:16:25 PM
Miscellaneous / Looking for a Mark 2 Winkle Brig
November 25, 2020, 04:21:14 PM
Hello I am looking for a mark 2 winkle brig if anyone is thinking of selling at some point, regards Robert Letts, Email:
The Rig / Gaff and Boom Jaws - what wood?
June 21, 2020, 05:21:54 PM
Request from David Wood - Our fore stay parted and the mast fell down smashing the jaws of both gaff and boom which need to be replaced. What wood should we use and where can we source it. With thanks David
Miscellaneous / Cockpit Cover
July 30, 2019, 06:37:25 AM
Could any body help me please with suggestions as to if or where I could get a off the shelf cockpit cover for Coomb?.It is needed quite urgently!.Many thanks John Green.
Miscellaneous / Racing Handicap
July 27, 2019, 07:58:01 AM
Gilbert Hayward is organising a South West Gaffers rally on the River Dart on 10th August as part of 'Ditsum Regatta'. He has an annual gaffers race using the OGA T(H)CF handicap with 1 and possibly 2 Winkle Brigs entering. Does anyone know if any Winkle Brig has been measured for this handicap?

Forum Information / MOVED: Water below cabin floor
June 25, 2019, 03:06:22 PM
This topic has been moved to The Hull.
Miscellaneous / Dutch Winklebrig for sale
June 25, 2019, 09:25:29 AM
From Thea Kuling-Fibbe

Hi! Boat a tiny house on the water with a mooring for a small boat. Looking for a small nice boat I found this one.

It is the 95 I think. Any idea if the price of 6900 euro is realistic?

I don't know anything about these type of boats, only that they are very quite! Kind regards from Holland.
Miscellaneous / WB Cockpit Seats
June 05, 2019, 06:32:35 AM
Received this email from Diana Brooks (

Friends, Anyone interested in bespoke PVC cockpit cushions. Smart navy with white piping. As new, originally made for much loved WB "Tarkie of Rye"?

My postcode is TN3 8HZ
Miscellaneous / WB98 For Sale by Private Auction
January 18, 2019, 02:00:07 PM
I received the following from the Administrator of the Hove Hospice - the current owner of WB98 is a resident, and is wanting to sell with the money from the sale going to the Hospice.

For photos - see the mainsite Gallery for WB98.


20 Foot Winkle Brig Camper Sailor.   Collection from Hove BN3 area
This boat has been out of water for over 2 years with the plan for it to be renovated.
The owner has now decided to sell as is and donate 100% of the sale to the Martlets Hospice.
Please see photos for current condition and feel free to contact us via email –  if you need any more information.

Built approx.. 1993 by Eric Berguist in Cheshire, England.
Hull Fiberglass – no damage
Tabernacle fine but some damage/rotting to bottom few inches of mast - please see photo.
Comes with:
Sails – Deep Red/Burgundy
2 Ring Gas Hob
Camping Style Toilet
4 Life Jackets and 1 Dog jacket
Bag of mixed ropes
Custom made vinyl cushions
Auxiliary Outboard - Mariner 4
CQR Anchor
Chain Cable

Also includes trailer as pictured, this was in good working order when it was last used with cosmetic damage, however it has not been used in several years so we cannot guarantee all is as it should be.
We would advise this is either checked thoroughly before attempting to move or collected on a recovery truck.

Specs: Winkle Brig – Camper Sailor
Built approx. 1993 by Eric Bergquist in Cheshire
Length on deck – 16ft
Length overall – 20ft
Waterline length – 15ft
Beam - 6ft 8in
Draft: plates up – 1ft 2in
Plates down – 2ft 6in
Displacement – 650kgs
(inc. ballast of – 150kg)
Sail Areas:
High Peaked mainsail – 135sq.ft
Jib – 42sq. ft
Auxiliary outboard – 4-6hp ss
Sail number: WB98

Owner has said boat just needs re- assembling; mast repairing and a good clean up and will be ready to sail.

100% of the funds raised from this sale are to be donated directly to The Martlets Hospice.

We are accepting offers until 31st January 2019 as a silent auction.
We will be in touch with the highest bidder on February 4th to complete the sale.
Repair Yards / Forton Lake Boatyard
October 05, 2018, 10:43:57 PM
With over 10 years of sailing and maintaining our own Winklebrig, we are now pleased to be able to offer a bespoke renovation service to all Winklebrig owners to keep your pride and joy on the water

Based in Gosport, our highly skilled shipwrights offer a Douglas Fir replacement to the aluminium mast, refurbish or replace bulwarks, gratings and cabin hatches, supply mast hoops and varnish, antifoul, paint or polish your Winklebrig.  We also undertake GRP repairs using eco resins and natural fibre cloths to support the minimal environmental impact of sailing a Winklebrig. We are able to either visit you or for a complete refurbishment transport your boat to our yard.

As we are in an area with an impressive boatbuilding heritage and which is home to both high tech and traditional yacht companies, we are also able to recommend and liaise with many other specialist providers to ensure that your project is successfully completed in time and within budget.

We are always more than happy to talk Winklebrig and look forward to speaking to you about your boat.

Contact details:

Cedar Craft
Forton Lake Boatyard
50 Ferrol Road
PO12 4UG

Mobile: 07758829674
Miscellaneous / The Website
April 03, 2017, 08:27:53 AM
Please note that the main website ( has been updated to allow easier access by tablet/phone etc.
All the data should be as before (except for the usual updates), and hopefully everything should be straightforward.
However, as ever, if you notice any errors, omissions or you'd like to see anything else, do please let me know.
Thanks, and good sailing for 2017

(Web Admin)
Miscellaneous / WB 114 for sale
April 21, 2015, 10:47:24 PM
Constantine Falkovich (one of the site visitors from Belarus) reports that he has found adverts for Winkle Brig 114 for sale in Holland.

For details see

For non-Dutch speakers, Google translate works well!
Miscellaneous / WB58 For Sale
February 16, 2015, 08:09:22 AM
Our much cared-for Winkle Brig Skylark is up for sale. Lovely condition. Complete with 4hp Mariner engine and well maintained Roller Coaster 3 trailer. Includes mooring cover and many extras.

Ready to sail and available immediately. £6500. For further details and photographs please call Dr Tim on: 07980360578 (Norfolk).

Also see photos on main web site.
Miscellaneous / Happy New Year from Eric
January 14, 2015, 07:24:37 AM
Email received from Eric:

to all you WB owners Happy New Year & safe sailing  in 2015

Miscellaneous / Is it a Winkle Brig???
August 26, 2014, 03:49:22 PM
One of our readers found this advert - is it a Winkle Brig hull?? It looks like it could be, but does anyone know?