This photo of a new Cape Henry Cutter – a ply-built four-berth 21-foot trailer sailer designed by Dudley Dix and built by Tiernan Roe comes from Tiernan’s latest ‘Roeboats’ newsletter.
Those who like to know these things may be interested to hear that she has an empty weight of 1160kg (2557lb) including 520kg of ballast (1146lb), and can have a swing keel or twins. I think she looks like a fun boat; Tiernan reports that she’s set up for single-handing.
This is a splendid piece of news – Rescue Wooden Boats trustee David Hewitt has built and now launched the Norfolk Coast’s first new traditionally built crab boat for 25 years, the 17ft oak-built Auk.
Read about it on the Anglia Afloat website, or click on the image above to go to the newspaper’s nice photogallery.
Anglia TV has also put a story online.
I’m amused to notice that a little before the launch, David and his boatbuilding apprentice Tom Gathercole carefully fitted Auk’s engine beds – or ‘wrongs’ as they are known in the area. ‘Engine wrongs’. Great name chaps!
FITTING ENGINE WRONGS ON NEW CRABBER “AUK” from Rescue:Wooden:Boats on Vimeo.
A slightly extended version of Maurice Griffiths famous plywood design built using the strip planking technique.
And, I think, it looks all the better for the extra length. The plans for the Eventide are available here.
Once you’re into Facebook, page through the photos using the white arrows on each side of the picture frame.