24ft Junk-rigged, plywood/glass boat for sale in NZ

  • 14 Feb 2017 20:24
    Message # 4609103

    Chris (Passepatu) pointed this out to me.  Bryan (Fantail) pointed out that the mast looks too far aft: indeed it rather looks like the JR was plonked on with the mast in the original place.  There appear to be halyards attached to the bow roller, possibly for a jib, but I can't see where it would sheet to.  However, if you are looking for a sensible-sized JR in NZ, this might be worth checking out.

    Last modified: 14 Feb 2017 20:26 | Annie
  • 15 Feb 2017 05:01
    Reply # 4609864 on 4609103

    Well, I don't know why anyone would want to buy that when for just another $65,000 they could get 'Footprints'! (Ha Ha)

    Actually it is probably quite a lot of boat for the money provided it sails OK and is not suffering from rot and general old age problem. it looks like a Frank Blom design. He designed some interesting boats through the 1970's and 80's including the 17' Swirly World in which New Zealand pop singer and talk show host Andrew Fagan has done some amazing Roger Taylor type voyages. If anyone wants a good read search for 'Swirly World Sails South' by Andrew Fagan.



    Last modified: 15 Feb 2017 05:56 | Anonymous member
  • 15 Feb 2017 19:41
    Reply # 4611009 on 4609864
    David Thatcher wrote:

    it looks like a Frank Blom design. He designed some interesting boats through the 1970's and 80's including the 17' Swirly World in which New Zealand pop singer and talk show host Andrew Fagan has done some amazing Roger Taylor type voyages. If anyone wants a good read search for 'Swirly World Sails South' by Andrew Fagan.

    Im a big fan of Swirly World. Andrew kindly sent me her plans. She is a 'stretched' (!) version of a 16 ft fin keeled, multichined, glass-over-ply racer, with a rig purloined from a 22 ft Alan Wright Variant. She was originally built by an eccentric cabinet maker for solitary travels between Tauranga and Northland. I've been aboard her, and considering that boat has now doubled the Tasman Sea and been to Auckland Islands shows how much can be achieved with so little, if you're tough enough... thinking about downsizing, David? ;-)
  • 18 Feb 2017 01:53
    Reply # 4615570 on 4609103

    With the position of the mast it could be made into an Aerojunk quite easily and join the growing New Zealand fleet of AeroJunks. It looks as if the mast is freestanding with only the halyards, rather than forestays, on the pulpit for light weather sails.

    Rob

  • 18 Feb 2017 23:23
    Reply # 4617037 on 4615570
    Rob Prince wrote:

    With the position of the mast it could be made into an Aerojunk quite easily and join the growing New Zealand fleet of AeroJunks. It looks as if the mast is freestanding with only the halyards, rather than forestays, on the pulpit for light weather sails.

    Rob

    Sorry, I meant pulpit, not bow roller - god knows where my mind was wandering!

    Or a split junk, of course.  I'd like to see one of those zapping around.


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