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Published 27.09.2014 | Author : admin | Category : Simple Boat Plans

They must have a different kind of sea at Plymouth – for at the end of November, just a couple of weeks ago, fearless Will Stirling actually went swimming in it and survived, as the photos above show. Will reports that the construction of Plymouth Breakwater began in 1812 and completed in 1841.
The beacon on the Eastern End has a spherical steel cage on top that can accomodate six shipwrecked sailors – though Will is dubious about the the benefits of dying slowly from exposure in the cage rather than dying quickly by drowning. Fowey boat builder Marcus Lewis has this newly built 11ft clinker-built rowing dinghy for sale.
The handsome little boat is based on a tender to the sailing yacht Veronique owned by Colonel Treffry, of Place near Fowey in the 1930s. Also, the 18ft Percy Mitchell-built Tosher Marcus has stored for some time has got to go because he needs the space it is currently occupying. It needs a complete rebuild, but Marcus says it has suberbly shaped hull suitable for almost anything.
The photos show Will and Dave arriving at St Helier (courtesy of the Jersey Evening post), the moment before leaving Start Point, and Will on the helm somewhere out at sea.
The plan was to sail the 14ft traditionally built wooden dinghy across the English Channel to coincide with the Jersey Boat Show – and the aim was to highlight the seaworthy qualities of the dinghy’s design. Following dinghy capsize and immersion trials in our dry suits, we were confident that we could deal with all foreseeable eventualities.
The principal passage planning concerns were the shipping lanes and the tides around the Channel Islands, and we chose a route that took us outside the traffic separation zone and avoided the worst tidal areas.
Chris Tibbs, an offshore weather expert who lives just a mile from the Stirling and Son yard, telephoned on Wednesday morning to tell me that there was a weather window for the next 48 hours. Everything had been organised down to the smallest detail: even the luminous compass was charged under a desk-top light. I rang Rob Cattell whose phone number I was lucky enough to have on the mobile and who I thought lived on our route. What could a compass be needed for at this time of night and why would anybody be launching a small boat from a peninsula beach in the dark? So here was Rob’s former tutor turning up late at night in his underwear to borrow a compass. In the dark we lowered the heavy dinghy over the ledge stern first and then lifted the bow down before skidding her on an old door that we had found across the beach to the water.
The wind became stronger as we left the land, and we soon had a good deal of spray coming over the foredeck, which was unpleasant. After two hours of rowing a light breeze filled in from the north east and blew us steadily on towards Guernsey.
We sailed around La Hanois and set a south easterly course for La Corbiere Lighthouse on the south western tip of Jersey at a distance of twenty four miles.
Having been awake for a day of work, a night of sailing and a day of sailing, we were both extremely tired during this second night, and I begun to hallucinate sounds. As the dawn broke through the night, the wind died and we found ourselves at the turn of the tide two cables from the light house and associated rocks.
We rowed as fast as we could towards the lighthouse and having tried to anchor again and failed to find the bottom, grabbed hold of a fisherman’s buoy. Stupidly we grabbed it aft of midships and quickly had the buoy trapped between rudder and transom with the boat facing aft into the tide. This was frightening as the boat lurched when she was broadside on to the tide, and we could have been awash in moments – but she sat very comfortably when moored by the bow. Meanwhile the La Corbiere lighthouse was playing a merry tune on its fog horn a cable away from us – it was very loud and there were five hours of foul tide to go before we could go on.
Notwithstanding the noise we both fell asleep for two hours after having eaten some more hot beans. We had six miles to sail in a direct line to St Helier, but unfortunately the wind was coming straight from St Helier. We tacked out to sea against the end of an adverse tide.
I rang the organiser at St Helier, Nigel Philpott, to say that we would beach the boat in St Brelade’s Bay, the first sandy beach that we could reach.


Having tied up the boat and enjoyed a dazed walk ashore we were taken to St Helier’s best hotel, the Pomme D’Or where we washed, ate and slept.
Stirling and Son undertake traditional yacht building and wooden boat repair, and are based at Tavistockin Devon. Have you got news for us?If what you're doing is like the things you read about here - please write and tell us what you're up to.
Classic Sailor is a new magazine about traditional and classic boats from ex-Classic Boat editor Dan Houston and colleagues that promises rather more coverage of the traditional craft around our coast. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Follow me on TwitterLooking for something?This is a busy weblog, and what you're looking for is probably still here - just a little way down the list now. Our Faversham-based friend Alan Thorne can help with boatbuilding projects - constructing to plans in very tidy stitch-and-glue or more traditional techniques. A fine boat with a generous beam which gives her great stability and makes her a dry, buoyant boat.
Planked in mahogany, clinker laid and fastened to steamed oak timbers with copper nails and roves all in the traditional manner. The hull is finished in varnish to the water-line inside and out, anti-fouled below the wl. Varnished ply fore deck with enclosed cuddy under, locker doors in the fwd bulkhead above and below the mast thwart. Mainsail and jib in red terylene setting 201 sq’, seen in almost perfect and apparently unused condition. The National 18 Restricted Class began in 1938 following a design competition for an 18’ sailing dinghy, suitable for day sailing but fast enough for racing. Well known designer Uffa Fox won the competition with his ‘Ace’ design for a clinker built wooden boat. In 1967 the Class voted to allow GRP construction, although the wooden designs continued to win National Championships up until 1977. Lightweight, strong and in as new condition, the construction means she won’t dry and leak as is common with clinker dinghies.  Gorgeous little boat at half the build cost.
The rig has been cleverly altered as various teething problems occurred after being commissioned.  Nicely leathered as required and the correct sheet leads make it an easy to use rig.
Rowing Dinghies, work boats, Sturdy with 3 integral wheels Dinghy,work boat, fishing, rowing craft, a tender. Work boat 14ft New, Sturdy 400 Polyethylene moulded Dinghy, work boat, fishing,rowing craft. Over the summer we have completely restored an original Uffa Fox designed National 12 sailing dinghy.
Last week we recovered the anchor which had become caught under a rock but was none the worse after four months in Mr D Jones’ locker. It is 1,560 metres long, 13 metres wide at the top and 65 metres at the base, lies in about 10 metres of water and is composed of 4 million tons of rock. The 14ft Expedition dinghy is one of the company’s range of handsome clinker-built dinghies. It is planked in spruce, with steamed oak timbers, mahogany top strake and seats, and will be supplied complete with a pair of scoop paddles, bronze rowlocks, and a cover.
She is built of mahogany on oak, copper and bronze fastened with a gold leaf inlaid cove line and carved scroll-work. The distance to be travelled, if we could follow a direct course, was 95 miles from Start Point in Devon to St Helier harbour on Jersey. We carried a hand-held VHF, GPS, EPIRB, Iridium telephone, radar reflector and and offshore flare pack including white collision flares. We adjusted the passage plan to suit the weather window and decided to leave from the Start Point area at midnight that evening, the 2nd May 2012.


At 2230 on a dark night, I found it difficult to explain that we were planning to sail across the channel and mumbled something about launching a dinghy from the beach. Rob had two hand bearing compasses and as luck would have it his house was right on our route. The voyage had been planned so that we would cross the shipping lanes to the west of the Casquets Separation Zone in daylight. Due to a north west-going tide the dinghy had to be steered west of south, and with the wind having backed to NNE we were sailing dead downwind. We then tacked again and were able to make the course to La Corbiere which we could now see at a distance of eight miles. We both donned our Russian hats with their ear flaps pulled down, and hoped our ears wouldn’t start bleeding.
We made slow progress as the wind increased to a steady F4, which by now was almost too much for us both. Nigel thought that would be fine but that it would be better if we could reach St Helier for the media. Try scrolling down, clicking on the 'older posts' button at the bottom of this page - or try the search gadget! The mast has been adapted to sit in a tabernacle allowing to be easily lowered for bridges when river sailing.
The balanced lug sail is of clipper canvas with three strand rope rove through bronze and ash blocks.
An hour after we had left I remembered where the compass was – at home and still under the desk  lamp. With the dry suit open at the waist an enthusiastic wave top leapt over the foredeck and straight into my underpants; the extent of the error became apparent when I stood up and felt the cold rivulets of seawater run down and collect in the foot of the dry suit. Crossing the shipping lanes was one of the principal concerns of the voyage, and I felt that we would be able to judge distances better in daylight. To the south of the shipping lanes the wind died away to give a flat calm sea through which we had to row.
We had come to the east of the direct course from Start Point to La Hanois lighthouse in order to gain some distance to windward in case the north easterly wind veered round towards the east. As we sailed through areas of slight overfalls I was concerned that the dinghy might be turned by the current, which would cause a gybe and a possible capsize.
We sailed south south east and as La Corbiere became due east of our position I began to worry that if the wind came back from the north east as expected we may find it hard to reach Jersey at all.
We needed to attach ourselves if we were not to be washed back out to sea and lose several miles made good.
We couldn’t consider the trip without the compass. What could we do as the tidal window had to be met?
We arrived back at the same junction for the third time minus one trailer mudguard and phoned Rob again. Finally, the recent stormy weather had washed the shingle beach away and there was a 3ft 6in drop off the end of the steep slipway onto large rocks embedded in the remaining shingle.
I cooked a can of beans on the MSR stove and a saucepan of tea for us both, which proved a a morale-booster.
With a great effort Dave managed to push the buoy underneath the rudder while I warned him not to fall in on any account. After an hour and a half the tide turned and we made much better progress over a choppier sea with wind against tide, and finally reached St Helier at 1330 on Friday.



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