Mark McGinley built this Iain Oughtred–designed 7-1/2′ Auk ELSIE KAY from okoume plywood as well as locally cut quarter-sawn oak, ash, and pine. She is the tender for his Pacific Seacraft PS-25 located in the Apostle Islands area of Lake Superior.
Paul Riedl built the rowing version of the 9'6" Granny Pram designed by Iain Oughtred of Findhorn, Scotland. He used conventional glued-lapstrake construction using marine okoume plywood, oak, and epoxy.
Randall Kleeman led a class of 12 students at the Anglo-American School of Moscow, Russia, in the construction of PETER THE GREAT, an Iain Oughtred Whilly boat design. The boat carries 80 sq ft of sail and weighs about 140 lbs. The class built the glued-lap hull from okoume plywood, oak, and spruce. They shaped the spars with handtools.
Mark McGinley built this Iain Oughtred design 7 1/2′ Auk “ELSIE KAY” from Okoume plywood as well as locally cut Quarter sawn oak, ash, and pine. She is the tender for his Pacific Seacraft PS-25 located in the Apostle Islands area of lake Superior.
“Sea Shadow,” Canada’s first St. Ayles skiff, was launched on June 1st. Twelve friends from the Bay of Quinte region in eastern Ontario started the project at the beginning of January. Most of the group knew their way around a woodworking shop and a few had prior boat building experience. Our hope is to see more boats built by communities in the region, around the province and across Canada. We will be taking the boat to this year’s WoodenBoat Show at Mystic Seaport to compete in North American Championships.
Iain Oughtred of Findhorn, Scotland, designed this 10' dinghy that Larry Dow built over the winter of 2002. After 200 hours of construction, he launched her in Eliot, Maine, in July 2002. He used 6mm marine plywood with a laminated fir stem and mahogany trim.
Jack Lightfoot has been busy. He built a Francis Herreshoff/John Gardner pram, then an Iain Oughtred McGregor canoe (15'8" x 33"), and has now started a Phil Bolger dory. Jack writes the McGregor took him six months to build, and that was without using any power tools. He used iroko and luan plywood, dimensional spruce, and some salvaged mahogany. The McGregor self-steers, he adds, but the winds at Christmas Tree Island, FL, are too strong for the sails most of the time.
Dick Harrington built this Iain Oughtred-designed Acorn skiff for Dave Clarke. Her overall length is 8' and she can be rowed or sailed. The skiff was built of okoume plywood. Dave uses her as a tender for his 40' schooner, WINFIELD LASH, that appeared on the cover of WoodenBoat 166 (May/June 2002).
Bev and Frank Salomonsen of Rochester, Minnesota, built this balanced-lug sailboat from plans of the Tirrik design by Iain Oughtred. They built the 16′10″ hull from okoume plywood planking, with stem and keel of white oak. They gave the white oak and mahogany deck a varnished finish to show off the beauty of the woods used. In this photograph, Frank, Bev, and their friend Captain Halvard Korsberg christen the boat NORSKA FLICKA last August at Leech Lake, Minnesota. You might see them sailing on any of Minnesota’s many lakes.