“On a damp, overcast morning, late last autumn, STRUMMER our recently completed Oughtred Ness Yawl slipped into the tepid waters of Chichester Harbour, here in the UK, marking the end of six years part-time boatbuilding, and constant research.” So began Ian’s submission to Launchings announcing the completed of his first attempt at boatbuilding, a 19′2″ Ness Yawl.
Sundowner had her humble beginnings at the WoodenBoat School’s 2011 Glued Lapstrake class taught by Geoff Kerr. I was fortunate enough to take her home and finish the work we had started. A local mill supplied the cherry, walnut, and pine which I used to finish the hull. My wife and I primarily sail in the lakes region of New Hampshire with occasional trips to Vermont and the coast of Maine. Join us for a sail if you see us on the water.