2013 Junk Rigged 34ft Sailing Yacht £69,995

  • 20 Jan 2022 19:25
    Reply # 12288425 on 12150329

    I haven't been a JRA member very long. I have been trying to find more information about "Malliemac" There seems to be a lot of information from around and before her launch.

    I am curious about how well it performs in different sea states. Is she the only boat of her kind with this dagger board setup? Are there any JRA members that know some detail of the voyages Peter made with her? Did she cross the Atlantic?

    I know the boat was designed for long, single handed, passages, but dit she actually make any?

  • 20 Jan 2022 20:06
    Reply # 12288817 on 12150329

    Malliemac is a sistership to Tystie. There is a different layout to the forecabin, but the main difference is that Tystie has pivoted bilgeboards, whereas Malliemac has vertically-lifting bilgeboards. The sailing performance will be identical.

    Peter Manning saw Tystie soon after she was commissioned, in 2000, and decided that he wanted to build the same. Unfortunately, he took on a project that was too much for him, and while I was sailing Tystie up and down the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, 85,000 miles in total, Peter was spending years and years struggling to complete Malliemac. He only made a couple of local cruises in the Irish Sea in her. With the same rig as Malliemac's, I sailed Tystie from the UK to Lofoten, and into the Baltic to Finland and back, so Malliemac is certainly capable of doing some good long-distance cruises, in the right hands. Subsequently, I changed Tystie's rig to a ketch, then back to two different single sails, then back to the ketch that she is now. With her second single sail, I sailed single-handed from NZ to Alaska, and with her third single sail from Canada to NZ. The design has therefore been proven to be capable and comfortable.

    All of which is a long-winded way of saying that Malliemac was in build from about 2001 to 2012, was hardly sailed at all, and didn't cross oceans; whereas Tystie, her sister, was built very quickly and sailed in all the oceans except the Indian Ocean.

  • 20 Jan 2022 20:26
    Reply # 12288951 on 12288425
    Ivan wrote:

    I am curious about how well it performs in different sea states. Is she the only boat of her kind with this dagger board setup? 

    The other junk with bilgeboards is, of course, Annie's FanShi - smaller, but should still be capable of offshore passages if Annie  chooses to do any. She seems to be getting on well with the boards, and sailing performance seems to be good. In Tystie, I felt safe in rough seas because with the boards raised, the boat can "ride the punches" better than a boat with a deep keel, and tracks more controllably downwind in a blow. 
  • 20 Jan 2022 22:00
    Reply # 12289916 on 12150329

    Thank you David for this information.

    Hopefully I can have a look at her after the winter when I get back to Europe.

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