While the I60 remains in limbo, Phil and Suzanne have offered us a
stop-gap design in the form of #643, the Amherst Galley.
A Birdwatcher type, the Amherst Galley is 27'x6', and carries about 300
ft of sail on a reasonably sexy (thanks in part to an 8' sprit)
schooner rig. The boat features a sleeping room for 6, a camp kitchen
(stove, sink, stowage), and onboard head. Empty she should weigh in at
about #1500, making her a good trailer boat.
Originally designed as part of a build and sail educational experience
for teenagers, the design was intended to harness the students' backs
for axillery power in the form of 4-8 "galley slaves" , on to each oar.
If built, our galley would be crewed by one father/sailer and his
stalwart 6 year-old daughter/mate, lubber-mom, a six-month old
daughter, and two newfoundland dogs. This crew makes oar power an
optimistic idea, but PCP&F have some notions for how a motor might be
mounted, possibly on the rudder itself.
Over the last few weeks I've been going over study materials, and am
expecting full-scale plans by the end of the month. If undertaken, the
idea would be to produce parts over the Winter, with assembly in March
and April for a Spring launch.
- Sorry about this delay, Kev. A whole lot of good reasons for this... Your inquiry ended up in the wrong hopper.
Thanks for your interest.
Yes both plans are available. 'Jochems' has been built a number of times. 'Amherst Galley' not yet, surprisingly, as she reflects a range of increasingly relevant issues between human-power, safety under sail, speed, light weight, etc.
Plans to build one boat, sent rolled in a tube, are:- #639 "William D. Jochems" on 5 sheets of 22"x34" = $300.-
- #643 "Amherst Galley" on 7 sheets of 22"x34" = $325.-
I hope that this still helps in your choice.
Susanne Altenburger, PB&F----- Original Message -----Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2012 4:43 AMSubject: [bolger] Amherst Galley
Hi, Just wondering if plans are available for the Amherst Galley, or the Jochems Schooner. Kev