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Boat types that have been converted to junk - can you help?
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17 Mar 2014 23:44
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 It's way out of date, now, I suspect, and certainly is heavily biassed towards the UK and European designs.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...
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18 Mar 2014 02:56
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
i invite everybody to join and to contribute to this little list!!!
now – one of the first boats i've spotted is a
– owned by thomas hau.
is also in germany but i'm not sure about the type of boat…
does anyone know more converted boats?
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21 Mar 2014 01:39
Well, I personally have been involved in converting a
(20ft, UK) and a
26 (NZ). I know of loads of others, but let's see who else puts their hand up.
22 Mar 2014 13:45
so 'til now we have:
fiskssätra havsfidra 20
van dear Stadt Splinter (21ft)
tom thumb 24
seacraft nor'sea 27
sea rover 28
western farmer tahitianna
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22 Mar 2014 15:34
Well, I notice that the Nicholson 36 is surprisingly not on the
. 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
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...
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23 Mar 2014 02:47
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
... and lots more in our list of members boats - see Members' Area > Directories > Members' Boats.
25 Mar 2014 00:38
Roy Denton has a Freedom 33 ketch.
Sally Peake has a Freedom 28 ketch.
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