Here is a link to a discussion of Teach on the Woodenboat Forum. You may have to type it into your search engine
, but the comments are worth paying attention to.
As an FDP (Former Danish Person) I departed my mother's womb rowing a skiff. Shortly thereafter I transisted to the Scowegian "Junior" boat which is basically a 3/4 scale version of the Nordic
Folkebåd (Folkboat). Both of them were specifically designed for the Baltic
strengths are about the same as off the coast of Natal, though the seas are shorter and steeper. No combers or rollers, just short sharp waves, sea state 5 being the daily summer fare in the Kattegat.
19 feet, or so, overall including the sticky-out bit on the blunt end. Open cockpit
, no bulkhead twixt cockpit
and cuddy, 1,500 lbs displacement
, no flotation. Poop 'er, and she'd sink, so you learn not to poop 'er :-). No engine
either, in my day. Coming out through the ship canal
with the wind
on the nose, short board after short board, certainly smartens up your ship handling :-)!
There is a specimen advertised here in apparently tip-top condition. EU9K (ZAR 125K):
Juniorb?d #376, 1969, Price EUR 8.900, Used Sailing boat/Sailing yacht For sale, Troense, sydfyn Denmark
Well, for that you can get a grown-up cruising boat around here.
If it were me, like some of the people on the WoodenBoat forum, I wouldn't try to lap-strake a hull
like Teach. The Junior's lines are MUCH more amendable to that. Planking Teach with ply would require some serious torturing of the material. However, STRIP PLANKING is a kettle of fish
of a different colour. That would be an absolute snap!