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Pain Clark 39 ft Ketch 1925 - Sold



Pain Clark 39 ft Ketch 1925

Designer J Pain Clark
Builder Wm King & Sons Burnham
Date 1925
Length overall 41 ft 8 in / 12.7 m
Length deck 39 ft 3 in / 11.96 m
Length waterline 30 ft 0 in / 9.15 m
Beam 9 ft 2 in / 2.8 m
Draft 4 ft 11 in / 1.5 m
Displacement 12 Tonnes
Construction Carvel teak on oak frames
Engine Perkins Parama M35 3 cylinder diesel
Location United Kingdom
Price Sold

These details are provisional and may be amended



Designed by J. Pain Clark LOLA was built in 1925 by William King & Sons in Burnham-on Crouch. She was the largest - and last of about 8 yachts he designed – another; LONA II, built before the Great War, is also still sailing. Lola is a wonderful boat and for 20 or so years her present owners have sailed her over 30,000 miles – mainly in Northern, Baltic and French waters. She is reportedly strong, well mannered and utterly dependable. She will handle rough weather better than most, and she heaves to beautifully. While she cannot compete with modern yachts to windward, off the wind she will show any comparably sized boat a clean pair of heels. Her beauty always turns heads both afloat and ashore. Well known, especially around the Clyde, so many people stop to admire - perhaps having crewed her or known someone who did. Like any wooden boat, the maintenance demands are significant, but if kept up with a regular schedule; not too onerous. Fully equipped with all modern navigation and safety equipment, she has been fastidiously maintained by the current owner. A full out of water insurance survey was carried out in 2010 and the report is available for inspection. She is now arguably in as fine a condition as she has ever been in her 85 years. With supremely happy memories, her present owners must downsize - so LOLA is now waiting for someone to look after her anew and perhaps to mark her century afloat. She will give that person nothing but joy.

The first 3 picture shown are by kind permission of Kathy Mansfield



LOLA is carvel planked in teak with steam-bent oak frames. She has sweet lines with a spoon bow and canoe stern. There is a long lead keel with the aft end supporting the angular mounted rudder. The original Kauri pine deck was replaced in 1998 with 25 mm iroko; traditionally laid. She has hollow Douglas fir spars and stainless steel standing rigging. All exterior bright work is in varnished teak, and the accommodation below is also all varnished, mainly teak with some iroko & ash



Originally built for ‘a Gentleman & Member of the Royal Thames Yacht Club’, she has had 8 owners including the present. She spent the War in a Chichester garden – then in 1967 moved from the south coast to the Clyde. LOLA spent the next 23 years developing a reputation as an extremely competitive passage racer, with a handicap of 19, which she still keeps along with sail number 200C – at home on the Isle of Eigg on the Scottish west coast.


Accommodation and domestic equipment

From the forward cockpit, via sliding hatchway, companionway steps offset to port lead down to the navigation station to port (instruments detailed elsewhere below). The chart table seat lifts to form a full length quarter berth. Opposite across the companionway is the galley to starboard, equipped with:
- Twin stainless steel sink
- Freshwater tap & Whale foot pump
- Saltwater hand pump
- Sink drain via Whale foot pump
- Plastimo Neptune 2000 gimballed gas cooker – 2 rings, grill & oven (2001)
- Tiled work surface with lift-up lids to access stowage lockers outboard
- Set of drawers
- Lockers below sink & cooker
- Sliding doors to access locker below deck outboard
- Gas alarm
- Dry powder fire extinguisher

The companionway steps slide up vertically to create more space for quarter berth access
At the aft bulkhead is a hatch to the engine bay with access to:
- Fuel switch & sight tube
- Water tank sight tube
- 50 litre water tank below cabin floor
- Electric bilge pump with float switch below floor

- Moving forward to the Saloon
- Full length berths port & stb’d with canvas lee cloths & stowage below
- Seat backs raise to form pilot berths both sides - cushion infill outboard for full width
- Gimballed drop-leaf table
- Drawer unit forward starboard side
- Glass fronted lockers port & stb’d with turned pin rails to shelves
- Pioneer stereo unit with FM / AM tuner,
- Cassette tape & multi CD player with 6 CD auto changer.
- Speakers port & stbd.
- Force 10 propane cabin heater
- Negretti & Zambra Barometer
- Several bookshelves & lockers, drawer unit

- Double door arrangement gives spacious heads compartment forward of saloon port side
- Blakes ‘Lavac’ toilet
- Stainless steel pull-out sink with tiled surround above toilet
- Decklight /vent / extractor fan
- Locker below deck level outboard

Fore cabin
- Full length bunk to port
- Spacious locker to starboard
- Fold-down bunk to starboard forward of locker
- Sail stowage net to port
- Chain locker
- Glazed hatch to foredeck


Rig, spars, equipment aloft and sails

Main mast
- Keel stepped hollow elliptical section varnished Douglas fir, top 25% tapered
- Twin sets varnished spreaders
- All stainless steel standing rigging new in 2011
- Twin forestays, cap, intermediate & lower shrouds,
- Twin backstays all 1 x 19 stainless steel
- Internal halyards & wiring
- Wind speed & direction transducer, Wind Hawk, Masthead tricolour, VHF aerial
- Main halyard winch & clutch (also used for slab reefing)
- Genoa winch
- Winch handle pocket
- Main boom – hollow rectangular section varnished Douglas fir (2001)
- Blocks, leads & clutches for slab reefing (2 slabs rigged)
- Kicking strap with 5 part tackle
- Twin spinnaker poles – hollow square section varnished Douglas fir in deck chocks (2001)
- Spinnaker pole track
- Bronze & SS belaying pins on band round mast

Mizzen Mast
- Keel stepped hollow elliptical section varnished Douglas fir, top 25% tapered
- Single set of spreaders with dolphin strut
- All stainless steel standing rigging new in 2011
- Forestay on dolphin strut, cap & lower shrouds 1 x 19 stainless steel
- Internal halyards & wiring
- Anchor light, DSC aerial, radar reflector (tetrahedral), Rutland 913 wind charger (refurb 2009) with charge regulator, Raymarine radar scanner, deck light.
- Halyard winch, sundry cleats
- Mizzen boom – hollow rectangular section varnished Douglas fir (2001)

- No 1 genoa, to hank on & stowed in deck bag (2009, Crusader Sails)
- No 2 genoa, to hank on & stowed in deck bag (2008, Crusader Sails)
- No 3 genoa
- Storm Jib
- Spinnaker
- Mainsail (1997, Crusader Sails) & boom cover (2009)
- Storm trysail
- Mizzen (1998, Crusader Sails) & boom cover (2009)
- Mizzen staysail
- Also available: 2nd spinnaker, snuffer, sundry older sails


Deck equipment and ground tackle

- Pulpit & Pushpit
- Stainless steel stanchions & lifelines, bronze stanchion bases
- Simpson Lawrence S-L 555 Sea Tiger anchor winch
- 35 lb CQR main anchor on deck chocks with 25 fathoms 3/8” galvanised chain
- 45 lb CQR anchor on deck, short ½” galvanised chain + 25 fathoms Multiplat anchor rope
- 15 lb CQR kedge anchor on deck chocks aft
- Webbing jackstays port & stbd
- Bronze coach roof ports – 3 fixed, 1 opening p & s
- Varnished wood & glass fore hatch
- Varnished wood gas locker main mast to fwd end coach roof (2 x 15 kg butane cylinders)
- 6 man Lifeguard canister life raft
- Varnished opening lantern light on coach roof
- Spray hood (2009)
- Navigation lights P & S on coach roof side, stern light on pushpit
- GPS & Navtex antennae on pushpit
- 2 x lifebuoys
- Boathook stowed on mizzen shroud
- Windpilot wind vane self-steering gear
- Avon Redseal inflatable dinghy with oars & pump (1992)
- Yamaha Malta 2 stroke, 3hp outboard motor (1992)
- Winter cover by Jeckells (1995) with clear panels over skylights, zipped
accesses either side of cockpit, allowing erection with the masts & rigging in place

- Main cockpit & helmsman’s aft cockpit separated by bridge deck on which:
- Main sheet traveller horse, cleats, mizzen mast, water & fuel tank filler caps and steering compass.
- Sliding hatch & double doors with bevelled edge glass on port side to
accommodation below
- Instrument panel with varnished sliding cover to starboard
- Engine control panel
- Raymarine ST 4000 tiller pilot (2005)
- Raymarine S100 remote autopilot controller & base station (2008)
- RaymarineST60 speed, depth, compass & wind instruments (all
- Hatch in floor to engine below
- 2 no Whale Mk II Gusher 10 hand bilge pumps
- Lockers under seats and access from aft cockpit to stern lazarette.
- Varnished oak tiller
- Cockpit speakers from stereo CD player


Mechanical electrical and tankage

- Perkins Parama M35 3 cylinder diesel, installed 1992. 34 bhp / 25.5kW. 1335 run hours
- 3 litres / hr average consumption @ 1800rpm.
- Hurth HBW100 marine gearbox, 1.79:1. Replaced 2007
- Lucas alternator, replaced 2005
- 3 bladed 15” right hand bronze propeller
- Rope cutter on stainless steel prop shaft through Cutless stern bearing
- Shaft anode & packing gland greaser
- 70 litre upper fuel tank (below cockpit-dividing bridge deck port side) supplying 50 litre -lower fuel tank port side of engine.
- Water traps to both tanks, in-line water trap, in-line fuel filter, engine mounted fuel filter.
- 160 litre water tank on starboard side of engine
- 2 x 105AH batteries in secure box by mizzen step; 1 engine, 1 domestic / Nav, new 2006
- Vetus battery changeover switch
- Perkins engine control panel with key start, rev counter, temp gauge, oil pressure & charge warning lights.
- Morse Teleflex engine controls, lever mounted by mizzen in aft cockpit (new 2008)
- Sound-proofing to engine bay
- Automatic fire extinguisher


Navigation and communications

- Instrument panel with:
- Electrical switchboard, each switch with fuse & neon indicator
- ICOM IC‐M501 VHF set
- ICOM DS‐100 DSC set
- Garmin 128 GPS
- NASA Target Navtex Pro‐Plus receiver
- Raymarine ST60 multi instrument (linked to other ST60 instruments in cockpit)
- Engine hours meter
- Auto/ manual bilge pump switch
- Full wiring diagram available
- Raymarine Pathfinder SL72 radar
- Chart table light
- Chart table (1/2 size Admiralty chart) with chart stowage under, & locker for lifejacket stowage below


Website for lola

To view LOLA on her own website please click here


These particulars have been prepared from information provided by the vendors and are intended as a general guide. The purchaser should confirm details of concern to them by survey or engineers inspection. The purchaser should also ensure that the purchase contract properly reflects their concerns and specifies details on which they wish to rely.


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