The Minstrel was a development of the collaboration between Hunter Boats and David Thomas that had previously led to the Hunter Liberty with twin masts and a 'Cat' rig. The gunter-rigged Minstrel followed-on and sports slightly more sail area with a consequently better off-wind speed without having to recourse to additional sails. 'Rosie' is a relatively late (sail No. 110) - factory built - example of the Minstrel/Liberty, that appears to have been much loved in each of her five ownerships, but in this, the latest has seen much upgrading and important replacement of equipment and inventory.
The Minstrel represents a trailer-sailer that is about as easy as it gets by way of trailing and set-up, with a super-shallow draught for exploring the upper reaches of rivers and estuaries and a practical accommodation for one or two people. The sailing reviews express surprise at the Minstrel's sailing ability - even with the keel up, and the outboard engine's well, located on the centreline, forward of the rudder ensures immediate response under power as well as under sail.
A new set of spars supplements a barely used, recent (Feb. 2019) Yamaha F6MHA 6HP 'Sailmate' engine; new running rigging and modernised instrumentation, while the road trailer and 'piggy-back' launching dolly appears to be in in good and fully roadworthy condition - the current boatyard's engineer has been commissioned to inspect and service the wheels and brakes prior to the marketing of this very complete package.
Early viewing is highly recommended.
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