Considering that she is only 20'8" (6.3m) on the waterline and the size of that cockpit, somehow there is a lot of space below. It is divided by a full bulkhead into two separate cabins. The forepeak can be provided with a pair of berths with an infill to create a double and there is space between the singles to fit a chemical or sea toilet. Alternatively, this compartment could be used mainly as a heads and stowage area, with a large hanging locker and maybe a single berth. Although there is only crouching headroom, thanks to the escape hatch the area is not too claustrophobic. The main saloon has full length 6'6" (2m) berths on each side with a galley area aft. The galley has a gimballed twin burner cooker on one side and a removable basin with hand pumped fresh water supply opposite. Crabbers say that they can vary this to a degree to suit individual requirements. A table with fold out flaps sits on top of, and effectively hides, the centreboard case and there is ample space for four or five adults to sit in comfort. There is also space between the berths and the centreboard case for either or both to be converted to a double. Although there is not quite full standing headroom in the saloon, there is plenty of sitting headroom under the sidedecks. Two small portholes in each of the coachroof sides provide additional light. Stowage is good with plenty of space beneath the berths as well as in a number of cave lockers above and around the galley or chart areas. The box for the Yanmar diesel protrudes into the saloon and forms a convenient step down from the cockpit, as well as providing an extra workspace for the cook. It also gives excellent all round access to the engine.
Mechanical and Rigging
Like all of Crabbers' boats, the 22 is strongly built. Four main mouldings are used. The hull itself is hand laid to a substantial thickness and then fitted with a full length internal moulding. The deck moulding is also backed with a further moulding which provides an interior tongue and groove like finish to the deckhead in both cabins. The deck itself is interspersed with end grain balsa for additional rigidity and also has substantial plywood pads in way of all deck fittings. The GRP finish both above and below decks is good, and oiled or satin varnished hardwoods are used below. Ballast in the form of steel punchings is encapsulated within the area adjacent to the keel, making for an extremely strong and rigid unit and providing a good high ballast ratio. 1 x Yanmar 1GM10 9hp Diesel The Crabber 22 has the high peaked gaff rig that is very much a trademark of the boats that Roger Dongray has over the years designed for Cornish Crabbers Ltd. But this one is a gaff cutter with just one shroud each side and neither fixed nor running backstays. There's a similar refinement to the running rigging: though all the sheets and halyards are led back to the cockpit and the side coamings are devoid of cleats, winches or clutches. Wooden mast and boom, 1 x Mainsail with slab reefing, 1 x Jib, 1 x staysail. Mainsail cover.
Silva handheld S12 VHF radio Garmin hand held with fitted bracket 20lb anchor, chain & warp 6 x Fenders & 3 x mooring warps Boat hook Bathing ladder Stainless steel pushpit fitted. Horseshoe lifering 1 x 2kg Dry powder fire extinguisher 4 x Lifejackets and 2 x harnesses Manual & automatic bilge pump
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