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Oysterman 22

Oysterman22

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22 Oct 2019
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Thank you . I had the same experience with a Shrimper. I had graduated up from Drascombes to a Shrimper until I got caught in wind over tide in Waterford estuary and was nearly thrown out of the cockpit. So i decided to call it a day and get something heavier which could take me around the coast safely if the weather blew up . The Oysterman is a bit of a brick at 5 tonnes all up on a 22 ft waterline, but I feel the heavy displacement very reassuring when the wind and swell pick up.
 

Seadog Steve

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13 Jan 2021
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Thank you for inviting me into Oysterman 22 appreciation society!
I’ve actually owned her since 2014 so not a new boat to me but I’m always learning!
That is a fantastic picture, I’m trying to organise a photo shoot with Jenny,will have to be post covid though.
I’m interested in your spray hood, Jenny doesn’t have one but I feel it would be useful sometimes. Are you pleased with yours?

Steve
 

Oysterman22

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22 Oct 2019
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Thank you for inviting me into Oysterman 22 appreciation society!
I’ve actually owned her since 2014 so not a new boat to me but I’m always learning!
That is a fantastic picture, I’m trying to organise a photo shoot with Jenny,will have to be post covid though.
I’m interested in your spray hood, Jenny doesn’t have one but I feel it would be useful sometimes. Are you pleased with yours?

Steve
Hi Steve, yes the spray hood is old but still good. I can send you more details should you wish. My email is john.oshea@honeywell.com
Regards
 

Padraicdeb

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2 Aug 2020
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Hello,my first post on ANY forum! I’ve owned Jenny, a lovely Oysterman 22 since 2014.
I agree with all your positive comments about these amazing little ships.
We chartered a Shrimper 7 years ago in Falmouth but found it too small for two and a large dog to live aboard.
While we on the Shrimper we spotted a well proportioned, good looking gaff cutter, we later found out it was an Oysterman, one thing led to another and we ended buying one! We keep Jenny up the Percuil River St, Mawes. She’s a great boat for the lovely cruising waters in Cornwall and is very at home. Although she carries a large sail area, it is very manageable with furling headsails and an easily reefed main. I have made several ‘improvements’, the two most useful have been fitting Anderson self tailing winches and a lifting tiller. Looking forward to sailing her later this year, hopefully!
"Self-tailing winches"! Wow, that's posh, I don't have any winch, except for hauling anchor. Have a good summer sailing. P
 
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