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Tirrik is complete!

We completed the Tirrik in time for the 2011 Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend, Washington in early September. The weather was perfect for the festival, so the Tirrik gleamed in the sunlight. We love participating in the … Continue reading

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Caledonia Yawl – Chapter 8: Getting ready for paint

There is a lot of prep work to get ready for undercoat. We are also doing a lot of sanding and filling, and epoxy coating of plywood end grain. Graphite filled epoxy on the interior surfaces of the rudder head … Continue reading

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Caledonia Yawl – Chapter 2: Construction continues

We are getting into full swing on the construction of the boat. In the last few weeks we have made the station molds and set them up on the ladder frame. Making the molds is an interesting operation. We take … Continue reading

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Caledonia Yawl – Chapter 1: Getting started on a new CY

Iain Oughtred’s Caledonia Yawl is proving to be a popular design for us. And why not? It is an attractive double-ended lapstrake sailboat that is easily rigged and sailed single-handed, yet can accommodate the better part of a cub scout … Continue reading

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Planking complete on the Tirrik

The sheerstrakes are on, and the outer stems are fitted, but not yet glued. Tomorrow I will start in on the skeg and keel.

Once these boats have their garboards on, planking goes quickly. On all but the smallest boats the planking needs to be scarfed to make up the strakes. Continue reading

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The Tirrik’s centerboard, centerboard trunk and beaching rudder

I’m jumping around a bit in the build sequence to keep the project moving while waiting for the planking material to ship. I have laminated the rudder blade and centerboard from four layers of 6mm okuome. A doorskin pattern from … Continue reading

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Construction begins on a Tirrik, an Iain Oughtred design

We are just getting started on another Tirrik. We built one a few years ago which was partially decked and included a motor well for a small outboard motor. Since we build to a customer’s specifications, this one will be … Continue reading

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