Photo Gallery

The pictures below are 'thumbnails' of photographs which have been uploaded by members to show their boat or details of her junk sail/s or rigging. The idea is to provide a quick way of seeing:

  • the huge range of boats (mono-hulls and multihulls) that can be built for or converted to junk, and
  • the variety of rigs, from single sail to schooner, flat-panelled to cambered

How to use

Where members gave their images captions, extracts appear below; roll over it to see the full text. Click an image to enlarge it, then use the 'Next' and 'Back' buttons to scroll. Images shuffle along as new ones are added.


Please try to give each image a caption so we know whose boat it is, her name, model, length, type of rig and any further info, eg "... showing her downhaul system".

504 photo(s) Updated on: 17 Jan 2022
  • Sea Elf last fall, Mobjack Bay.
  • Sea Elf last fall, Mobjack Bay.
  • Sea Elf last fall with new poly-tarp sails....(note: Ignore the graphics....I'm using this as my wallpaper)
  • Maurice Poissonot's junk Mathilda in Porto Vecchio, Corsica
  • Pete Hill's 'Oryx' - tabernacle design
  • Pete Hill's 'Oryx' - tabernacle #1
  • Pete Hill's 'Oryx' - tabernacle 2
  • Pete Hill's 'Oryx' - starboard double berth
  • Pete Hill's 'Oryx' - self steering (windvane removed) and rudder with blade raised
  • Pete Hill's 'Oryx' - saloon
  • Pete Hill's 'Oryx' - port 'dressing room'
  • Pete Hill's 'Oryx' - port double berth
  • Pete Hill's 'Oryx' - port cabin
  • Pete Hill's 'Oryx' - port aft single bunk
  • Pete Hill's 'Oryx' - Pipsqueak solid fuel stove
  • Pete Hill's 'Oryx' - pantry starboard forward
  • Pete Hill's 'Oryx' - heads starboard aft
  • Pete Hill's 'Oryx' - galley to starboard
  • Pete Hill's 'Oryx' - forward part of the cockpit
  • Pete Hill's 'Oryx' - bubble over the saloon
  • Pete Hill's 'Oryx' - Nymph dinghy, solar panels on cuddy roof, and wind generator
  • Pete Hill's 'Oryx' - sailing #2
  • Pete Hill's 'Oryx' - sailing #3
  • Pete Hill's 'Oryx' - sailing #4
  • 'Amiina' trying a THP (Throat Hauling Parrel)
  • 'Amiina' downhauls adjusted
  • 'Amiina' showing upper downhauls
  • 'Amiina' downhaul detail 1
  • 'Amiina' downhaul detail 2
  • Both Flutterby's sails hoisted for the first time together. (perspective makes the mizzen look taller. It is not)
  • First hoist of the main "topsail." My top two panels are sewn together, and the bottom five are a split rig in two more pieces. Ran out of daylight before I could put up the rest.
  • View showing twist in second hoist of mizzen sail
  • Second hoist of Flutterby's mizzen sail, with some sort of sheet, Slieve's style spanned downhaul-parrels, hong kong parrels, and a temporary tack parrel and downhaul.
  • First hoist of Flutterby's mizzen sail, only the lazy jacks and a couple parrels rigged.
  • The revamped and relaunched 'Footprints'. New solid companionway dodger and mast now raked forward by 3 degrees. Yes, a new sail cover is one of the next jobs on the list.
  • "Underway" thanks to GIMP
  • Solar panel
  • Sunbrella "doors" for my lockers
  • Fore and main
  • Sea Elf (outhaul not install on main)
  • David renewing batten ties at sea. This picture also shows the original gallows and the clutter of sheets and sheetlets.
  • The gallows arrangement aboard Tin Hau showing the control points for the sheetlets.
  • Sea Elf foresail, port side- full view
  • Sea Elf's foresail
  • Sea Elf foresail (furled, stbd side)
  • Sea Elf foresail (furled, port side)
  • Arion, Tom Thumb 24, at Townsville about to depart for Cairns, August 2012.
  • Arion at Magnetic Island, October 2011 before the refit. The boom now sets higher and further forward than in this photo.
  • Lexia closer still
  • Plymouth Rally. Lexia from Mariposa
  • Jester disappearing into the fog at the start of the 2012 Jester Azores Challenge
  • Oryx port bow
  • Oryx stern with cockpit cuddy
  • Oryx plan view of sail
  • Oryx sail plan
       " ...there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in junk-rigged boats" 
                                                               - the Chinese Water Rat

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