THE AWESOME

Gus Hedden took twice as much time as he expected to build this 15′8″ x 4′5″ Stickleback Dory designed by Iain Oughtred.

He salvaged the sail from a 25-year-old Bolger Gypsy design and the spars from small Sunfish style boat. Taking inspiration from John Gardner’s Chamberlain Gunning Dory, he built a drop-rudder.

Gus launched THE AWESOME on Mother’s Day, 2011, in Lebanon, Maine. He plans to use for “fishing and messing about in local ponds, lakes, rivers and coastal waters.”

Design Specs

LOA:
15′ 
8″
Beam:
4′ 
5″
Designer Name: 
Iain Oughtred
Type/Rig/Power: 
Stickleback Dory
Builder Name: 
Gus Hedden
Home Port: 
Lebanon, Maine
Launching Date: 
May 08, 2011