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Paul Pless
01-25-2014, 06:38 AM
Tancook Island Fishing Sloop, Marila.


01-25-2014, 06:42 AM
20 foot x 5 foot Paul?

A lovely craft ! Very delicate .

Paul Pless
01-25-2014, 07:38 AM
Date built: circa 1895
Builder: unknown
Length: 7.3 metres (24')
Breadth: 179 cm (70.5")
Depth, centreboard up: 64.8 cm (25.5")
Place Built: Possibly Chester or Tancook Island
Propulsion: Sail, sloop rig
Designer: unknown, traditional
Type of Construction: Carvel planking over steam bent frames

Paul Pless
01-25-2014, 07:46 AM
The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic built and launched this replica, Windekilde. They once had an exhaustive webpage dedicated to her build, but sadly its been taken down and replaced with legoboats. . .


01-26-2014, 08:09 PM
I have a copy of the measurements & build notes made by the MMA resident boatbuilder, Eamonn Doorly, during the construction of the replica, Winderkilde. It is a lovely, slippery little hull and the low C-of-E gaff rig looks just right on her. I haven't had the pleasure of sailing on her, but Eamonn tells me that she is quite fast and very handy. I have some pics of her under sail on launch day somewhere. Damn, moving my office has made me misplace so much stuff! It in a box somewhere!

Paul Pless
01-26-2014, 08:15 PM
I have a copy of the measurements. . .offsets and scantlings?

01-26-2014, 09:58 PM
Ayup. Plus Eamonn's notes taken as he built the replica relating to technique, tools, etc. He's a pretty organized guy and has the luxury of time to do it right & record it that commercial, time-and-budget builders never get.