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The Boats of Swallows and Amazons
Built by Paul Gartside, Sidney, British Columbia
This superb example of the finest in wooden boat building is also a modern equivalent of the Swallow, with some refinements such as a centerboard, and also mast placement farther forward to counter windward helm without needed a jib. The appearance & layout, hull form, and rig are very close to the original Swallow, though the quality of work and finish are probably much better. Photos courtesy of John Kohnen.
Photos taken and provided by by John Kohnen at the Depoe Bay Wooden Boat Festival and Crab Feed, 1999.
Built by Paul Gartside
10305 West Saanich Road
Sidney, British Columbia V8L 5T8
See web site: http://www.gartsideboats.com/skylark.php
Her particulars are:
Traditional clinker : 3/8 in. cedar over oak frames, clenched copper fastened
14' loa x 5'7" beam
Sail area 88 sq. ft.
Oak transom, tiller, floors, kick-up rudder
cedar thwarts, floorboards (bottom boards)
English Tufnol blocks
Galvanized steel centerplate
bilge pump installed
bronze drain plug
Outboard storage for 3 hp. Yamaha long shaft
Dacron sail, two sets of reef points