Gus Duncan made quite a few modifications to this Chesapeake Light Craft (www.clcboats.com) that had been originally built in Brisbane, Australia. Gus rejected the standard single sliding seat on VINEGAR STROKE because it took up too much floor space and the fixed riggers for the oars made launching in spaces of limited width difficult. He installed a full-length sliding seat track on top of the lockers on each side of the boat.
Mike Jennings spent three months building DEVA from a Chester Yawl Kit produced by Chesapeake Light Craft. Launched last June, he rows her near his home in Coquitlam, British Columbia. DEVA is seen here at Rocky Point on Buntzen Lake in Anmore, British Columbia. Mike reports that she rows as beautifully as she looks. You can buy plans and kits for the Chester Yawl here.