The Tideway is one of the most successful class dinghies with over 500 built and an active Owner's Association. Designed for the family market the boat is stable, forgiving yet with good performance and easily sailed solo. Gunter rig spars stow within the boat. Good white terylene sails. Only one owner from new, very little used, in nice condition with road trailer.
Contact: Richard Gregson 01803 833899/ 07886 081657
A one-owner boat, very little used.
The original Tideways were built by L.H Walker in his yard in Leigh on Sea Essex between 1954 to 1979 but other builders followed.
The Tideway was a very successful design aimed at the family market giving a stable, well-behaved dinghy in the Swallows and Amazons tradition. Capable of carrying 4 people they are usually sailed by 2 but can easily be sailed single-handed.
Over 500 are known to have been built, there is an active class association and they have a rating.
Length on deck 12’
Draft 6” plate up. 3’ plate down
Weight est. 275lb (125kg)
Sail area 81sq’
Conventional clinker construction using mahogany planking on steam bent oak timbers all fastened with copper nails and roves.
Sculling knotch in the transom.
Rubber round below the sheer strake.
Marine ply fore deck with wave breaker.
Galvanised steel centre-plate on tackle.
Midships thwart with double knees each side supports the boat.
Fwd thwart with single knees each side.
Seating around the stern sheets.
All thwarts in varnished mahogany.
All varnished inside and out.
Bronze stem and keel band.
Twin drains with bungs in the transom.
Lifting rudder on bronze hangings.
Doubler plate on the transom to mount an outboard engine.
Gunter rig on varnished mast and boom, both stow within the length of the boat.
Mainsail and jib in white terelyene
Jib sheets through fairleads to jammer cleats on the gunnel.
Double-ended mainsail sheets to eye bolts on the quarter knees.
Bouyancy bag under the fore deck.
Pair on nice leathered spoon blade oars in drop-down bronze rowlocks.
Fitted boat cover