Classic Boat picked this up first, but I think it’s worth repeating. Carol Hasse has her boat worked out seriously well, and for boat users there’s always something to learn – or at least to understand even if we don’t adopt the same methods.
And then there’s this:
Port Townsend Sails: A Woman, A Place, A Passion from Paul Shapiro on Vimeo.
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.
Flute, a lovely yawl inspired by George Holmes’s Eel is said to be in fine condition and is for sale following an accident sustained by the owner.
She’s LOA 21ft (27ft over spars), beam 7ft, draught 3.5 ft.
She was built in 1978 by Ian Cooper at Waterhead, Windermere, of local larch on oak with clear pine spars, and was extensively rebuilt by Jamie Clay during 2000/01.
She sleeps 2 in a newly varnished and painted cabin. Her rigging is as new and FLUTE is ready to move on its purpose built trailer in North Yorkshire.
See the Canoeyawl weblog for details.