Hello Forum members,
My name is John Robinson and I live in Townsville, North Queensland
. I acquired the plans for the Tom Colvin's junk-rigged schooner 'Gazelle' and built and sailed her("Iola") in these waters before she was sold over 10 years ago. When Tom posted the plans he also included a drawing for the construction of a 9' lug-rigged dinghy
of his design, the Auray Fisherman. I didn't actually build the dinghy
then but have a desire to do so in my retirement
to add to our caravanning lifestyle. Being familiar with the ease of handling of the junk rig
(the lugsail being of the same family) the Auray Fisherman dinghy would seem to be a great compromise for lake or bay sailing/rowing, with perhaps a small outboard
added for greater flexibility re fishing
and exploring. Sadly, I lent the drawing to a friend who now advises me that he's lost
it! I've started trawling the net in the hope of connecting with someone who similarly might have the drawing, from which I might obtain a copy, and have emailed the Colvin website (though Tom has since passed away) and I may yet get a reply from that quarter. In the meantime, I wonder whether someone among forum members might be able to assist me in my quest?
Look forward to what I hope may be a favourable reply from members who might have tuned in to the thread.