Tom Dunderdale is a designer who draws and builds boats that have some appeal for those of us who admire traditional boats, but not got the time, skills or wherewithal to care for them.
Apple is a sweet-sheered, yawl-rigged, balanced lug day-sailer with a good turn of speed – Tom says her lines reflect modern thinking more than you might guess from the rig.
She was designed as an open day-sailer for large lakes, rivers and sheltered estuary waters that could be built in a modest single car garage on a very modest budget, and certainly hits that target.
The standard Apple is light in weight and not intended for cruising exposed coastal waters in strong winds, but Tom has also drawn up a decked and ballasted version more suited for this purpose in the hands of an experienced open-boat cruiser. I think both versions make a very nice boats.
See Tom’s site at http://www.campionboats.co.uk
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Tonight I thought you might like to see some more of my holiday snaps.
This time they’re of the barges Pudge, Wivenhoe and Xylonite, which I managed to photograph one afternoon and evening while sailing with my friend John Adams 18 months or so ago. I hope you like them… Let me know in the comment box below if you want to see more!
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