Hello again Sjogin fans…… as mentioned in the last thread on plans development for Sjogin, after some back and forth conversations with Mr Paul Gartside, I am again trying to see if we can follow the successful method used with the original Sjogin… and get plans developed for a smaller trailerable version with a ballast shoe, centerboard, etc... while closely following the styling of the original. There have been several on this forum show interest in such an idea and I have always thought it a great idea from the beginning of the original project...
As with the previous group comissioning, Paul has agreed to draw up plans for a smaller Sjogin if at least 10 folks commit to $200…. And he would have the plans done within 6 months…. With each participant getting a copy of the plans at that time. As before, a $50 deposit would be necessary for work to begin. Per the previous thread on the wrap up of the plans for Sjogin, we already have 4 folks willing to participate In this project for a smaller open hull version of “Sjogin”. The following is the initial description and feedback is welcome before plans development begins.
I would assume as with the original plans development, when Paul has completed an initial concept drawing, it would be posted here for feedback from those participating.
General description of a “smaller Sjogin”
A smaller Sjogin craft closely incorporating the styling of the original that is a seaworthy little craft, but with a larger cockpit ( an open hull design) … a keel centerboard…with a “foil” centerboard that has a “period profile….
ie., a Slotted Ballast shoe for increased performance and safety and easy singlehanding)..
LOD: 19 foot
Beam: Just under 8.5 feet… perhaps slightly less
Draft: No more than 24” board up…
Rudder/tiller similar to Sjogin original ( bottom half of rudder could hinge up…???)
Cockpit combing similar to original Sjogin
Toe rail similar to original Sjogin.
Stems similar to original Sjogin
Plans could include options for two rigs… gaff sloop (low aspect shorter mast easier for trailering) (note to paul… bow sprit or not….????) Paul said he thought a small bowsprit would be in order....
Bermuda sloop as a secondary choice if enough demand is there.
Two 10 foot oars with stowage location integral to cockpit design… for those builders who do not desire an outboard or auxiliary. (see Paul’s comments on this).
Plans to include option for auxiliary power
Plans include drawings etc... for both glued ply lap and strip/cold molded construction.
LINK TO FIRST THREAD ON DEVELOPING PLANS FOR THE ORIGINAL SJOGIN....
Committed participants as of now:
The following are some comments by Paul Gartside:
Sounds good to me at 19ft and just under 8ft 6ins beam. I would make it half decked and forget about a cuddy, or at least keep it very minimal.
A motor is a big problem in a small double ender. I'm inclined to be a purist and just use oars but I know there will be requests for some kind of auxiliary. We might work in a well on one quarter, this is going to be a fully glued hull so cutting into it is no problem, but I don't much care for the drag if the outboard is left in place. A light 2hp dropped over the side in a clam is another option. It would be easily stored forward.
I assume you mean no more than 2ft board up draft. I agree a gaff sloop would suit best.
Please feel free to chime in and offer any suggestions..... I did point Paul to Canoe Yawls website www.canoeyawl.com so that he could see a great trailer system that allows easy launching just about anywhere... I was thinking that many more folks would be interested in building a 19 footer that is trailerable than the original... and Paul will certainly come up with a beautiful rendition of the original "Sjogin".
Have a great day...
Reminders of the original....