Sunday, December 04, 2011

Duck Punt Plans

Cropped photo of my computer screen showing Duck Punt #17

On Saturday, 19th December, 2009 I did a blog about Duck Punts. (See link below) At that time getting hold of plans to build one was not easy, but I know of one person who succeeded. I think he paid a nominal fee to cover the cost of printing and posting the plans. Now, thanks to Dylan Winter, plans in PDF format are available at his website,* courtesy of John Milgate of West Mersea.


Dylan is so enthusiastic about Duck Punts that he has set his mind on building one. I had the same idea, but instead, I built a Sharpy designed by Derek Munnion. She is very similar to a Duck Punt, except she has a deck, a drop keel and a rudder. A Duck Punt is simpler and cheaper to build. She’s also better for shallow water sailing because she doesn’t have a keel and a rudder. The boat is steered with an oar, while the crew trims the boat by shifting his weight and trimming the sail.


Text for the Day

Galatians 5:1 ‘Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with the yoke of bondage.’


Links


*Duck Punt Plans (PDF)

http://www.keepturningleft.co.uk/ktl-3-north-norfolk-and-the-wash/ktl-vlog-duck-punt-01-plans-arrive/


Duck Punt Org

http://www.duckpunt.org.uk/


Duck Punts

http://bills-log.blogspot.com/2009/12/duck-punts.html


Keep Turning Left

http://www.keepturningleft.co.uk/


Keep Turning Left – Dylan Winter

http://bills-log.blogspot.com/2010/12/keep-turning-left-dylan-winter.html


Dylan Winter – Keep Turning Left

http://bills-log.blogspot.com/2010/01/dylan-winter-keep-turning-left.html


My Sharpy – Cost of Building ‘Talitha’ and Satisfaction

http://bills-log.blogspot.com/2011/07/cost-of-building-talitha-and.html

2 comments:

Danilo VeleiroK said...

Thank you, Bill! This very valuable project. A jewel of English culture.

Rusty Knorr said...

I have a blog about my process of building a Duck Punt. Follow my progress here at www.rustyknorr.com