Last week we posted an article about hull #021 of the Swan 36 class, the beautiful s/y Seamróige. Here we have a wooden sister, Rumbuster, which is hull #026 of the entire lineup of design #1710 (this excludes the Swan 36 numbering sequence).
The owner of Rumbuster dropped us a note and included the beautiful image of her seen above, courtesy of Beken of Cowes. The image looks like it was taken in the Solent but could not be the start of the Fastnet Race as it was not held in that year. Nice image. She's being pressed about as hard as she can.
Our records say Rumbuster was built by "Port Hamble" but in my mind that could mean a couple of yards in that area. Perhaps the owner will set us straight?
Here's a copy of her original rating certificate. I include it as it is interesting in that it shows her scantlings.
In any event she is a beautiful boat. She makes her home near Oban on the west coast of Scotland. The image below was taken off Eilean Dubh Mor, part of the chain known as the Inner Hebrides on the west coast of Scotland.