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  Ness Yawl    
     
Hugh Levinson, no doubt inspired by Austin Rogerson's interpretation of the original Ness Boat as a yawl, bought Iain's no doubt similarly inspired plans for his Ness Yawl. Hugh often sqailed his in th Goolwa area with his comfortable dogs aboard, they did noit do well as ballast however, and the shifting of them in brisk circumstances led to self righting testing on a couple of occasions.

I last saw Hugh's boat on display at the Australian Wooden Boat festival, Hobart (09). Still looking good, after all these years.

 

 

 

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  5.84 m - 19' 1"
1.60 m - 5' 2"
11.25 sq m - 121.05 sqf
120.00 kg - 264 lbs
280 hours
         
 
  Caledonia Yawl    
     
I first saw one of these sailing with the gunter yawl rig in Tasmania about 8 years ago. It was a very cold, windy day, white topped waves whipping down the Derwent toward Constitution Dock. The Caledonian Yawl, with it's crew of five, looked very at ease in the unwelcoming Derwent, and I had the feeling that they could have taken much more.

Years later, Dan Houston Editor of Classic Boat came out for the special South Australian wooden Boat Festival which paid homage to Iain, and one of the boats there was a caledonian Yawl that had been trailed some 200 kilometers for the event. Dan and four others went off for a long sail down into the Coorong waterway, proving the boats' excellent expeditioning potential.

Rigs include balanced lug and mizzen and gunter yawl.

 

 

 

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  5.95 m - 19' 6"
1.88 m - 6' 2"
S15.80 sq m - 170.01 sqf
150.00 kg - 330 lbs
320 hours
         
 
  Whilly Tern    
     
So pretty. This small double ender has Shetland working antecedents, but Iain has reworked the old designs to take account of the needs of the modern recreational rower and sailor. Iain explains it best as..'worked out to suit her purpose as well as possible, absorbing as much of the tradition as appropriate, without it being forced upon her.' She should be fast to build, with the same number of wide planks as the dory style boats, but of course she is beamier.

With her canoe stern and beam she should be a good load carrier, and should e able to run before a sea without fuss.

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  4.62 m - 15' 1"
1.55 m - 5' 1"
8.82 sq m - 94.90 sqf
72.00 kg - 158 lbs
220 hours
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  Tirrik    
     
4 strake planking a side makes planking easy, and the drawings, the sweeping sheer and the double ends assure very easy on the eye as well.

A very competent small double ender with reasonable rowing and very good sailing performance.

 

 

 

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  5.13 m - 16' 9"
1.64 m - 5' 4"
S10.00 sq m - 107.60 sqf
95.00 kg - 209 lbs
260 hours
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  Arctic Tern    
     

While only 2 feet longer, Arctic Tern hs quite lot more volume than Tirrik. And six planks a side give her a more rounded look.

Sail options lug, gunter sloop or yawl.

 

 

 

 

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  5.52 m - 18' 1"
1.64 m - 5' 4"
11.15 sq m - 119.97 sqf
110.00 kg - 242 lbs
280 hours
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  Sooty Tern - Stretched Arctic Tern    
     

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