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.’
*Duck Punt Plans (PDF)
Duck Punt Org
Keep Turning Left
Keep Turning Left – Dylan Winter
Dylan Winter – Keep Turning Left
My Sharpy – Cost of Building ‘Talitha’ and Satisfaction