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About one year or so, I ran across a web page about and 18ft sailboat with a cabin built on a dory hull. I contacted the owner who told me the boat was sold. The web page is gone and the type of craft is now a mystery to me. I am very interested in identifying it or similar designs in the 18 - 22 ft range. Any boating sleuths out there willing to guess or guide?
Here are the clues: 1 she is a wooden dory hull encased in epoxy. 2 Although the hull looks like my Swampscott Dory she has a small cabin and sleep-aboard capability. 3. She had a yawl rig with fractional headsail, Bermuda main and small mizzen. 4. She was based in Canada (I don't recall where)5. She had an electric inboard motor, generator and battery bank.
This may not be the boat you saw in Canada, but it has a certian charm and could be a good camp cruiser. The design is by John Watkinson, the fellow who made the Drascombe Luggers so popular in England. This design is Watkinson's Drascombe Peter Boat shaped for glued-seam lap construction in plywood.
Particulars: 19' 9" LOA, LWL 17' 1", Beam 6' 8", Draft Board Up 10", Draft Board Down 4', Displacement 1,280 Lbs. There is a Gunter Rigged Version with 195 Sq. Ft. of Sail (with a lovely curved gaff) and a Lug Yawl Version (shown here) with 175 Sq. Ft. of Sail Area. She sleeps two under the 'hard' cabin top with room for a Galley Area and a Head just aft of the V-Berths. She has a bridgedeck and a decent Cockpit that can be made self-draining.
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