#1 2011-10-03 14:30:51

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Frances 26 BARBICAN 3 (Chris Coggins)

Chris Coggins owns and sails 'Barbican 3', which is a rather special cutter-rigged Frances 26.

Chris lives in Norfolk and berths 'Barbican 3' in Lowestoft Haven Marina.

These three pictures were taken early in May 2008 during what appears to have been a visit to the River Orwell.

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Historic note:
Barbican 3 was originally built for Bernard Hayman, ex-editor of Yachting World.  It was through Bernard Hayman that Peter Gregory, Managing Director of Victoria Marine, contacted Chuck Paine in the United States and so brought the Frances back to this country.

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The photograph shown here dates from many years ago and was published in various magazines.

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#2 2011-10-03 14:32:43

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Re: Frances 26 BARBICAN 3 (Chris Coggins)

Chris sent an e-mail on the 30th August 2010 and attached these photographs. He has been working hard over the last three years and 'Barbican 3' is much improved.

The first photograph shows the new bowsprit that Chris fitted himself this year. Note the gleaming stainless steel work carries a bi-colour navigation light well forward and the two rings, that probably enable buoys and anchor cables to be held at arms length! Also mounted on the bowsprit is a fine looking horizontal powered winch.

Chris also fitted a replacement Vetus hatch and this is seen most clearly in the photographs below.

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Barbican_3_2.jpg

Barbican_3_3.jpg

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