Aaron Turner led a group of students and volunteers at Workshop Residence in San Francisco, California, in the construction of a Coquina cat-ketch. They started with plans by Doug Hylan and Maynard Bray, who drew their plans from the work of Nat Herreshoff, who in 1889 had built the Coquina as his own personal boat for daily use. Aaron and his team made modifications to the Hylan plans to more accurately reflect Herreshoff's original construction.
Willy Hampton says the homeport for his new modified Rozinante yawl is Earth, but he sails out of Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Doug Hylan (www.dhylanboats.com) reworked the L.F. Herreshoff design, widening the beam by a foot to 7′4″ for more stability and comfort. JUPITER is the second boat built with this modification, RED HEAD, covered in WB No. 123 was the first. JUPITER’s hull is strip-built of Spanish cedar on frames of laminated mahogany.
Dennis Robb and Raul Nelson built this 16′8″ Coquina cat ketch, which they named COQUINA, from plans by Doug Hylan, which were based on a design by Nat Herreshoff. The pair cold-molded the hull with okoume plywood planking and ipe sheerstrakes. They inlaid the name in maple on the mahogany transom. COQUINA's bronze fittings are from J. M. Reineck, and her sails are by Dabbler Sails. Emerson Brooks took these elegant photographs of this graceful design.
Rick Pope plans to row his Doug Hylan-designed peapod on every lake and pond in Vermont. He built the Beach Pea using just the articles Doug wrote in WoodenBoat magazines #133, 134, and 135. Rick started building this 13'6" boat in July of 2000, and was happy to launch her at Peacham Pond in Montpelier, VT, on August 17, 2004.
Duncan Burns writes of his 13' peapod, SWEET PEA, “Built to the Doug Hylan design and launched in February 1998, this peapod has logged better than 2,000 nautical miles in Long Island Sound between City Island, NY and Stamford, CT. For the first 1,000 miles, I was preoccupied with the lack of mechanical fasteners in the planking. Regular meetings with rocks while fishing and occasional icebreaking outings in the winter have finally convinced me that these epoxy guys may be onto something.”