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Melissa - an Oughtred auk

I’ve been building this auk for the last five years in my garage. The idea was that I would learn how to build a boat with this one and then move onto something a little larger, but I am not too sure how my wife will take to the news that I’m starting another one. She was intended as a little sailing, rowing and fishing boat for my son Ben and daughter Lily to learn in. They both love her and are convinced that she is a lot better built than she really is. The auk is named Melissa in honour of my very understanding and patient wife.



DESIGN SPECS
Launching Date:
Sun, 01/26/2014


Everyone seems to love this little boat. Building one of Iain Oughtred’s designs has been a real pleasure — his plans are superb and to my eye at least are a work of art on their own. She performs really well, just out paddling, fishing or taking on some easy rivers. I am thinking of adding a small sprit rig for light airs. Stability is limited so this could be interesting!



DESIGN SPECS
Launching Date:
Sun, 04/21/2013
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