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Caledonia Yawl

photo by Holly Bird,

Our Caledonia Yawl KATHLEEN was launched for the first time on May 1, 2015 at the Cedar Key Small Boat Meet.

She is the 16th boat and 3 trimaran conversions that Kathie and I have built. Hull was built on used Hewes and Co molds from meranti marine ply, We spiled, patterned and fit each plank. Remainder of boat is fir, cypress and sapelle. Main mast is birds mouth construction.

We have documented the build on a Youtube video :

Launching Date:
Fri, 05/01/2015

After he moved toBangladesh with his wife and infant son, Henry Richards of Belmont, Massachusetts, had some free time on his hands. He began perusing WoodenBoat in hopes of finding a boat that was fast and on the easier side to build. One day, he came upon a photo of Iain Oughtred’s Caledonia Yawl that took my breath away. Exploring further, he also found the CY had a large fan base, notably on the Crazy Bird CY discussion page.

Launching Date:
Wed, 01/27/2010
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