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Old 12-10-2016, 07:02   #16
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Re: Jon (or John) Sayer yachts

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Thanks for that, BC. Sounds like a nice boat. Is she strip plank or foam, and did he build her himself? Probably so... I think he has built all his own personal racers.

Ours is not as racy in concept, and has a fairly luxurious fitout as well as all our worldly possessions aboard, but still sails quite well by cruising boat standards. Personal max of 15.7, without a kite. We, being old farts, only use our big masthead kite as a light air sail, so haven't done the really big numbers. Have done 200 mile days at sea, short handed and fully loaded... but it is a lot of work so not often achieved! There are a few photos in my profile...

I hope that you find a buyer who will appreciate her qualities!

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Old 24-05-2018, 00:36   #17
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Re: Jon (or John) Sayer yachts

Hi all,

I should probably chime in here, well late to the party.

I own 'Waywood', a Jon Sayer designed 12.2m tassie built pilothouse racer/cruiser. She was built in 2004 in the Huon Valley by Malcolm and Sally Oats to the very highest Tasmanian wooden boat building standards. The hull is triple diagonal celery top and dynal colan sheathed. 3.84m beam, 1.9 draft (2.5t steel fin w lead bulb ballast), 6.9t displacement. She currently resides in Middle Harbour. Next trip will likely be the Solomans.

The knowledge and experience of Jon Sayer is evident in the design of Waywood and her subsequent performance. Her hull shape, fin keel, lead bulb ballast and balanced spade rudder combine to make her fast and easily controlled. She was the last boat built by Malcolm, built for true bluewater cruising for himself and his wife. It's an extremely well built boat, light and fast, yet very strong, set up for typical Sayer style single-handing.

I recently sailed her to Lord Howe.. the conditions I had on this particular trip would've no doubt caused major havoc to most production boats.

He definitely designs fast hulls. I guess the rest is up to the specific builder. I am extremely happy with this boat and have no plans on passing her own anytime soon

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Old 24-05-2018, 03:35   #18
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Nic.
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Old 24-05-2018, 15:37   #19
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Re: Jon (or John) Sayer yachts

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Hi all,

I should probably chime in here, well late to the party.

I own 'Waywood', a Jon Sayer designed 12.2m tassie built pilothouse racer/cruiser. She was built in 2004 in the Huon Valley by Malcolm and Sally Oats to the very highest Tasmanian wooden boat building standards. The hull is triple diagonal celery top and dynal colan sheathed. 3.84m beam, 1.9 draft (2.5t steel fin w lead bulb ballast), 6.9t displacement. She currently resides in Middle Harbour. Next trip will likely be the Solomans.

The knowledge and experience of Jon Sayer is evident in the design of Waywood and her subsequent performance. Her hull shape, fin keel, lead bulb ballast and balanced spade rudder combine to make her fast and easily controlled. She was the last boat built by Malcolm, built for true bluewater cruising for himself and his wife. It's an extremely well built boat, light and fast, yet very strong, set up for typical Sayer style single-handing.

I recently sailed her to Lord Howe.. the conditions I had on this particular trip would've no doubt caused major havoc to most production boats.

He definitely designs fast hulls. I guess the rest is up to the specific builder. I am extremely happy with this boat and have no plans on passing her own anytime soon

Cheers,

Nic
Hi Nic, and welcome to CF.

We know Malcom and Sally well, have been aboard Waywood many times, and agree that she is well built and a good cruiser.

And I certainly agree that Jon designs quick boats, both racers and cruisers, and that they seem to make good sea boats despite their kinda racy parameters. We've now done nearly 60 K miles in Insatiable II and love her dearly!

We will be in the Pittwater for some weeks (or longer) dealing with medical issues. If you should venture down this way, get in touch and we can swap stories and Sayerisms. A PM could get us in direct contact.

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Hi Jim - I just pm'd you. Good to hear from you!
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