For Sale & Wanted  

 Piper Owners’ Association Ties and scarves


The ties are polyester and the scarves silk. Both cost £15 and there are only a limited number left To order please contact class secretary.


"Pied Piper"  No 7

This Piper OD is in good condition and ready to sail. She comes complete with 4 wheel trailer, outboard bracket and a full range of accessories. All wood work and upper decks were fully refurbished 2 years ago and have had one season of sailing sincepied piper no7.jpg. The boat is stored in a dry shed circa 15 miles from RHU. The boat with all equipment and sails is for sale for £4,000. She can be viewed at any time by contacting Alexander on 07770 617 876 or at

Re-advertisement – the whole boat is now available:

 For sale: Piper No.48 ‘Ailsa’ (either the whole boat or a 50% share to a potentially compatible

 co-owner) As featured extensively in the best-selling book ‘The Piper Calls the Tune’

 Complete boat as is £4,000. I can help prepare the boat and launch her for the 2018 season.

 If a 50% share is bought, any partnership must be based in Holy Loch. The half share comes with  the lion’s share of boat for HLSC races and Piper Regattas since I am now too decrepit to race.

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 Hull: 1973 Moulded by Mechans in Clydebank, completed by Robertson’s of Sandbank. 100%

 Clyde-built, unlike most of the Piper fleet. A very light boat.

 Exterior: two-pack polyurethane ‘Diamond White’. Being white on a white gelcoat can be buffed  up for another season and look fine. Bottom free from paint build-up since she was shotblasted.  Micron antifouling in dark blue – minimal coating. Silver boot-top.

 Deck: neat and decent, core inside is dry and reasonably sound. Resin injection carried out in key  areas.

 Interior: see photos in Piper book - white gloss, all bullheads capped with varnished mahogany  sections. Laminated central floorboard. Centre mainsheet track thwart (non-structural) removed  and replaced by post similar to R24 to facilitate single-handed cruising. Easily the nicest interior

 of  any Piper in the fleet.

 Spars: One of the few original (fast) Proctor K mast still standing and a fairly recent Kemp boom  with provision for slab reefing. Alloy spinnaker pole – single string hoist

 Racing sails: see photos from 2016 50th Regatta – these are pampered and extremely good sails.  Used a handful of times since 2009; prior to that two seasons use. Extra genoa (current cut) used  for two regattas only. All by Nicholson-Hughes plus a little-used flatter cut spinnaker by Saturn  Sails. These sails have been stored under the bed since 2007. Due to class rules on materials,  continuity of shape profiles and the recent reversion to cross-cut seaming they are still current in  cut and seaming.

 Cruising sails: Heavy duty mainsail with slab reefing by Amati (see cruising photos). Origional  working jib (repaired but stout). Old Spinnaker. Old boom-cover

 Running rigging, blocks, Harken ratchet blocks, winches and control lines – all in good condition.  Systems can be seen on 2016 photos. Bruce-type anchor, warps, etc. Sewn red ensign and staff.

 Four wheel launching bogie and cradle (recently repaired at great expense)

 Rubber dinghy

 Mooring (currently off Kilmun) Two big mushrooms, heavy bridle and chain to buoy. Possible to  move the mooring to Sandbank if there was an available slot to drop it into.

 Contact Euan Ross at

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