Tonight I ran across a small but active discussion forum about Iain Oughtred’s Caledonia Yawl, his other designs, and a transoceanic voyage in a related Shetland boat: The Caledonia Yawl & Voyage of The Aegre. I’ve talked in the past about the Caledonia – its a great design. This forum seems to include some owners and builders and would be a good resource for those going that route.
The Voyage of The Aegre piece I need to look at more. It seems that this guy decked over a 21′ Shetland-style boat not unlike the Caledonia and took it from Scotland to Tahiti. Brave soul. The account seems to include the obligatory gale + roll + dismasting which is still exciting to read. Anyway, this one’s is good for some more exploration.