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The design of the AUKLET has been closely based on the AUK, as this one has proved to be a remarkably successful tender, with its burdensome hull and excellent handling characteristics. One accomplished a long downriver cruise in Australia, carrying three adults and four children.

So it was felt that this design, reduced to 91%, at 7'-2" OA would make the perfect very small tender. Inevitably a few minor refinements crept in: a couple of inches more beam, a touch more flare forward, and a proportionately wider transom. And a few simplifications to the structure: the stem is laminated, but does not have to be. The knees are solid, but may be laminated. The hog and the gunwales are glued up in two layers, so they bend into their places more easily. The sprit rig was chosen as the simplest sail, on spars of the minimum length for a given sail area.

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  2.2 m - 7' 2"
1.2 m - 3' 11"
2.8 sq m - 30 sqf
22.00 kg -
120 hour
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  Auk    
     
One of my clients built one years ago in my old Jam Factory workshops, deep underground in Adelaide City, South Australia. He built his in strip plank, which worked but it was a fight with all that curvaceousness.

Would have been lighter, cheaper and faster to build in glued clinker ply and would have made nicer chuckling noises in the water into the bargain.

Personally I think this is the nicest tender in the Oughtred pantheon, with the possible exception of Auklet. Looks proper. Pointy bow, nice rocker, balanced lug sail, and oh heaven, a centreboard. Don't like those baitboard leeboard things! Not a quick boat but able to carry a load, safe to sail row and small outboard with one, two or even three people easily and as Iain acknowledges, even five of modest avoirdupois in not too choppy water. With a u bolt fitted at the water line, Auk will tow well too. With her rocker and short, fat form, she won't rush on and collide with your transom when you slow down, either. Helpful, that.

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  2.36 m - 7' 8"
1.20 m - 3' 11"
3.53 sq m - 37.98 sqf
27.00 kg - 59 lbs
120 hour
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  Puffin    
     
A friend built one of these in Bridge water years ago. he made it for his son, who was completely bored by the prospect, and it wandered around, like a Puffin Dutchman flying, no home to go to..

Then Morgan Clark and I used it for a while, and even put a small fossil burner inboard in its handsome belly, and then it started a whole new life.

As a small motor launch.

Along the way i came to love this type, which includes the longer and short Tammie Norries and Penny Fee. The real displacement hull form with no tilt to planing modernism; remarkably stable, capable of rowing. sailing and in this case motoring, with quite a load on.

This little boat goes together well, I have seen them built in glued plywood clinker, the preferred method, and because it has relatively soft lines it strip planks pretty well, too, if you really must. Sail choices include balanced lug and gunter sloop rig. The latter will be especially good to windward but a bit of fiddle to rig compared to the simplicity of the balanced lug. You really DON'T need that Blaxland, oars are quieter and more fun.

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  3.11 m - 10' 2"
1.22 m - 4' 0"
S6.04 sq m - 64.99 sqf
45.00 kg - 99 lbs
160 hours
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  Guillemot    
     
This displacement hull boat in the mode of tammie Norrie and friends has all their attributes, but in a size that has great appeal. Every wooden Boat festival for the past 16 years or so, the Armfields slip volunteers, with Iain's blessing have made one, with full sloop gunter rig as a VERY popular raffle prize for the South Australian wooden boat festival.

 

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  3.50 m - 11' 5"
1.36 m - 4' 5"
6.60 sq m - 71.02 sqf
65.00 kg - 143 lbs
200 hours
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  Tammie Norrie 15    
     
This is a stretched version(..well not just a stretch.

It's had a slight rework along the way...) of Tammie Norrie to achieve greater load carrying capacity than the original superb car toppable (larger car..) rowing sailing machine, while retaining the similar easy movement through the water at displacement speeds, easy rowing action and the capacity to take small (2hp) out board if your really must.

 

 

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  15' - 4.57m
1.36 m - 4' 5"
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  Penny Fee    
     
This design has grown out of the need for a boat similar to the Tammie Norrie, but of the length of the Fulmar, with the capacity for ‘proper’ rowing and good sailing performance, whether light or laden down.

The Fulmar's shape makes rowing a compromise, rather than a natural activity, two rowers plus load and a couple of passengers can really cover some miles. Penny Fee will have all of that and much increased load carrying capacity and
increased stability.

The Fulmar, being comparatively a planing hull, will dig the transom in and drag water if heavily loaded.
This effect will be less on the Penny Fee. Quite a few clients had suggested just stretching the Tammie Norrie, but Iain felt that it would be better to do a complete redraw to increase the stability and to finesse it into the best picnic boat it could be.

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  4.87 m - 16'
1.6 m - 5' 3 "
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