Boat types that have been converted to junk - can you help?

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  • 17 Mar 2014 23:44
    Message # 1519628
    In the General Forum Georg Warnecke asked if we have a list of boats that have been successfully converted to junk.

    David Tyler replied: "Yes, there's a list on the Junk Information/Knowledge Archive page - Fact Sheet 5. It's way out of date, now, I suspect, and certainly is heavily biassed towards the UK and European designs. How about taking on an update, as a "Join In" project?

    After a couple of weeks and some pestering by yours truly, Georg has kindly said Yes. Thanks Georg. There is absolutely no rush (ask Ash Woods how slowwww we can be). If you need any help, just shout. You could perhaps start by trawling through our members boats list (Members' Area> Directories< Members' Boats), where you'll pick up some boat types for sure...
    Last modified: 30 Mar 2014 00:56 | Anonymous member
  • 18 Mar 2014 02:56
    Reply # 1519734 on 1519628
    It's great that Georg has offered to do this.  I think the list is actually pretty important to aspiring junkies.  It not only shows how many different types and style of boat adapt happily to junk rig, it may well also list their particular boat and reassure them that their idea to convert is perfectly sound and sensible.
  • 20 Mar 2014 05:16
    Reply # 1521348 on 1519628
    i invite everybody to join and to contribute to this little list!!!
    now – one of the first boats i've spotted is a trident 24 – owned by thomas hau.
    this one is also in germany but i'm not sure about the type of boat…
    does anyone know more converted boats?
    Last modified: 20 Mar 2014 05:22 | Anonymous member
  • 21 Mar 2014 01:39
    Reply # 1521974 on 1519628
    Well, I personally have been involved in converting a Westcoaster (20ft, UK) and a Raven 26 (NZ).  I know of loads of others, but let's see who else puts their hand up.
  • 22 Mar 2014 13:45
    Reply # 1522751 on 1519628
    so 'til now we have:
    • fiskssätra havsfidra 20
    • westcoaster (20ft)
    • van dear Stadt Splinter (21ft)
    • tom thumb 24
    • trident 24
    • raven 26
    • contessa 26
    • seacraft nor'sea 27
    • freedom 28
    • sea rover 28
    • x-99
    • freedom 33
    • freedom 35
    • nicholson 36
    • freedom 39
    • western farmer tahitianna

    Last modified: 03 Apr 2014 07:17 | Anonymous member
  • 22 Mar 2014 15:34
    Reply # 1522789 on 1519628
    Well, I notice that the Nicholson 36 is  surprisingly not on the old list. It's the boat used by Mike Ellison in the 1964 OSTAR, converted to junk schooner by Blondie Hasler for her owner, Mrs Barrington.
  • 23 Mar 2014 01:18
    Reply # 1522991 on 1519628
    Thanks for providing that download, Chris. Good idea. There's the Freedom 39 Pilothouse Schooner (left), of course. And a few Freedom 35s.

    Georg, I'll link to this thread from the Yacht Club Bar. People tend to talk a bit more over there...
    Last modified: 23 Mar 2014 01:19 | Anonymous member
  • 23 Mar 2014 02:47
    Reply # 1523010 on 1519628
    My own boat is a Western Farmer Tahitianna (31ft9in), the conversion has been most successful. I've designed a new junk rig for a Pacific Seacraft Nor'sea 27 (Jeff McFadden), she had a junk rig before but it was not well done. I'm currently designing a junk rig for Zane Krajancic's JOG racer (a "Crewcut" designed by John Hakker). All the other boats that I have done rigs for are custom one off designs.
  • 23 Mar 2014 22:36
    Reply # 1523256 on 1519628
    ... and lots more in our list of members boats - see Members' Area > Directories > Members' Boats.
  • 25 Mar 2014 00:38
    Reply # 1524018 on 1519628
    Roy Denton has a Freedom 33 ketch.
    Sally Peake has a Freedom 28 ketch.
    Last modified: 25 Mar 2014 00:41 | Anonymous member
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