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    Default Peep Hen with Junk Rig

    I just can't get enough of this.





    Who makes a plan similar to this Peep Hen with a junk rig.

    14-16'
    Shoal draft
    Ballasted (ie. not just a dinghy)
    Cabin with sitting room, quarter berths (or partial) and room for a porta potti.
    Self draining cockpit
    Junk Rig

    Perfect little camp cruiser IMO. You wouldn't get anywhere fast, but you would be comfortable, could tow it all over, quick to rig and drop in the water and easy to store at home.
    Last edited by sean27; 07-07-2014 at 01:47 AM.

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    Default Re: Peep Hen with Junk Rig

    That's a very nicely set up junk rig !
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    Default Re: Peep Hen with Junk Rig

    It looks cute and seems to fit that boat pretty well in both style and function.

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    Default Re: Peep Hen with Junk Rig

    The PocketShip from Chesapeake Light Craft is the closest thing to a Peep Hen that I know of, though it is likely a better sailing design than the Peep.
    You'd have to figure out the Junk Rig part for yourself, but there's lots of info on that available.

    http://www.clcboats.com/shop/boats/w...uiser-kit.html

    Bob

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    Default Re: Peep Hen with Junk Rig

    I wan'na try a Junk Rig! Will e looking for a suitable small cruiser that can absorb a conversion to a free-standing mast. Found a used copy of Junks And Sampans Of The Yanktse at the WB Show in South Haven,MI.

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    Default Re: Peep Hen with Junk Rig

    Bolger Catfish or Lynx,maybe even a Hartley TS14 - 16. Enough info on the web to rig up a suitable junk rig.

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    Default Re: Peep Hen with Junk Rig

    Don't forget John Welsford's Swaggie, a mighty miniature long-range cruiser.


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    Default Re: Peep Hen with Junk Rig

    A couple others that are close.

    Selway Fisher Morning Tide 14 (Tideway 14)

    Plans come with Junk rig and the Charlie Whipple modifications to add quarter berths and a self draining cockpit.

    Very heavy displacement and full keel so not the best for trailing and shoal draft coastal use.



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    Default Re: Peep Hen with Junk Rig

    This design hits all points other than a true Chinese Junk rig doesn't come with the plans. I am sure one could be added.

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    Default Re: Peep Hen with Junk Rig

    I like what he is doing, BUT, his portlights are hideous and spoil the rest of the design. IMHO of course..

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    Default Re: Peep Hen with Junk Rig

    What would you suggest as a better alternative?

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    Default Re: Peep Hen with Junk Rig

    Seems to me to be an excercise in modern art. Granted ports that size will let in a huge amount of light, and if built of lexan or something similar will be pretty much bullet proof. Not my cup of tea either, but 2 or 3 smaller ports, either round or oblong depending on your own asthetics would do the same job. Important to realise that the cabin structure on that boat is part of the design to assist in self righting so any ports fitted must be able to take some water pressure.

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    Default Re: Peep Hen with Junk Rig

    There is always the 'snowy egret' - a much larger 2 junk design, but I always am intrigued when I see it:


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    Default Re: Peep Hen with Junk Rig

    Quote Originally Posted by sean27 View Post
    What would you suggest as a better alternative?
    Oval ones...

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    Default Re: Peep Hen with Junk Rig

    Helped this guy launch his Peep Hen at the Richmond marina yesterday - nice! He said he'd modified the centerboard to be longer and much more foil-shaped, as the stock one performed poorly and didn't hang properly when fully down -- the single bolt didn't hold it well enough.

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    Default Re: Peep Hen with Junk Rig

    I wonder if the modified center board increased performance. Peep Hen's aren't very weatherly.

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    Default Re: Peep Hen with Junk Rig

    http://www.junkrigassociation.org/

    This my cambered panel JR sail that I made myself.


    This is Redwing sans wind unfortunately.


    Junk Rig is not difficult to do, check the link above and particularly the articles by Arne kverneland.
    My take is that if you poke someone with a sharp stick they'll get annoyed, if you smile and shake their hand they will be your friends.

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    Default Re: Peep Hen with Junk Rig

    I meant to add that cambered panels give improved windward performance. My sail have 8% at 47% of the chord from the luff. The top planels have less as these are your heavy weather panels.
    My take is that if you poke someone with a sharp stick they'll get annoyed, if you smile and shake their hand they will be your friends.

    John Welsford

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    Default Re: Peep Hen with Junk Rig

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirc View Post
    There is always the 'snowy egret' - a much larger 2 junk design, but I always am intrigued when I see it:

    I do like that.
    My take is that if you poke someone with a sharp stick they'll get annoyed, if you smile and shake their hand they will be your friends.

    John Welsford

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    Default Re: Peep Hen with Junk Rig

    Here is a guy and his junk rigged Micro, shot by Dylan Winter. Seems pretty much equivalent to the Peep Hen boat. I love the totally DIY look of the boat and rig.


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    Default Re: Peep Hen with Junk Rig

    It is a simple rig as I've said before, it can be a basic flat panel polly tarp sail or it can be a proffessionally made cambered split rig that will give an equivalent BM rigged racing boat a run for it's money.

    There are a few junk rig sailors experimenting with JR racing sails, mainly in Norway and Germany.
    My take is that if you poke someone with a sharp stick they'll get annoyed, if you smile and shake their hand they will be your friends.

    John Welsford

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    Default Re: Peep Hen with Junk Rig

    Quote Originally Posted by photocurio View Post
    Here is a guy and his junk rigged Micro, shot by Dylan Winter. Seems pretty much equivalent to the Peep Hen boat. I love the totally DIY look of the boat and rig.

    Something rather wrong with his sheeting arrangements- junk rigs shouldn't twist that much.

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