I noted recently that Jordan Boats in the UK has started producing Iain Oughtred design kits. They have licensed the patterns to Hewes &Company of Maine in North America. I am guessing that this a quality kits,though they are for experienced builders (no materials provided other than the cut lumber). Even so,this [...]
I have mentioned the presence of one of Iain Oughtred’s Caledonia Yawls at the festival. I had previously only seen the design in pictures and it was a thrill to get a up-close-and-personal with the boat,one of my favorite designs. This one is REBECCA ANN,built by Geoff Kerr in 2002 and owned [...]
We are getting ready for the start of the sailing race. I am guessing there are about 40 boats out there with some really great ones among them. If have seen an Oughtred Caledonia Yawl,a couple of sweet sailing canoes,a number of sprit or lug skiffs and such. It’s very cool.
Of course [...]
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 [...]
I bit ago I realized I was overdue doing a post about Iain Oughtred,a man whose drawing table has produced some gorgeous small craft. I first got introduced to him vis his book on glued lapstake building:Clinker Plywood Boatbuilding Manual. Yeah,he’s a Brit,so he used “clinker,”which,however laden [...]