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Iain Oughtred kits available

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 [...]

Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival in review – Iain Oughtred’s Caledonia Yawl

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 [...]

Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival LIVE! – Getting ready to race…

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.

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For Iain Oughtred fans – an interesting online forum on the Caledonia Yawl and others

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 [...]

Top designer: Iain Oughtred

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 [...]