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Tiernan Roe starts work on a Karl Stambaugh Catbird 16 small cruising sharpie

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It may not look like much at the moment, but this is the very beginning of a new project for Tiernan Roe. Tiernan is a South-West Ireland-based boatbuilder who has recently received a huge amount of positive coverage for a beautiful John Atkin-designed Ninigret 22 he built for a client.

The acclaim has come from quite a variety of sources, including the hard to please Wooden Boat magazine.

Here’s what Tiernan has to say:

‘Just thought you might like to know what I’m up to at the moment. I’ve started building a Karl Stambaugh-designed Catbird 16 cruising sharpie for a client to use on Galway Bay.

It’s to be a ‘sailaway’, as they say – so the client will be doing the rigging and painting. Oh joy!

I’ve attached a few photos of setting up the frames, and I’m hoping to do a bit of a stop motion video when I’m finished and when I get the time.

I hope all is well with you. As always I’m enjoying intheboatshed – only last night reading I was reading about canoe yawls in WP Stephens’ book, and now all I have to do is find a client who wants one.

Anyway if you have any queries etc. don’t hesitate to contact me.

Regards,

Teirnan’

Click here for Tiernan’s weblog. For  information about Karl Stambaugh’s Catbird 16, click here.

More Ninigret photos from Tiernan Roe

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Ninigret built recently by Irish boat builder Tiernan Roe. Click on the thumbnails for larger photos

These photos of the John Atkin-designed Ninigret recently built by Tiernan Roe show something of her lines developed for low power, and some nice details.

The Ninigret is an easily-driven 22ft design originally intended for fishing in the rough waters of Block Island.

Click here for earlier posts on Tiernan’s Ninigret project including building photos, and a shot of her on the water, and don’t miss Tiernan Roe’s weblog.

Thanks for the photos Tiernan!

There are more photos and articles, and some background about the Ninigret written by John Atkin at the Atkin & Co website.

William Atkin and his son John drew a great many designs over two long careers; two of William’s that have appeared at intheboatshed.net recently are the Matthews Sailer and Vintage.

If you’re developing a real interest in their work, though, the place to go is the forum Yahoogroup atkinboats.

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Tiernan Roe completes a Ninigret

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Ninigret built by Duncan Sclare

It’s well worth taking a look at boatbuilder Tiernan Roe’s weblog to learn more about the John Atkin (no relation) Ninigret he has just built and sold.

The Ninigret is an easily-driven 22ft design originally intended for fishing in the rough waters of Block Island.

See an earlier Intheboatshed.net post about this project.

I think the builder and the new owner deserve our congratulations on a very nice looking boat, but I think there’s more to this story – for along with quite a few others I think boats that go reasonably fast on relatively low power and while consuming sensible quantities of fuel must be the way of the future.

John Atkin wasn’t a lover of big engines on fishing boats, and said the Ninigret would do 18knots with a 30hp outboard. Tiernan himself says that the fuel costs of this boat will be perhaps a tenth of what a RIB would soak up, and is planning to offer a range of low-power boats in the future.

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