Puffin update

So the old Stuart sole 8hp engine has been donated to NARPO a charity in Plymouth that teaches disadvantaged young people marine engineering. In return they are going to do some stainless steel rudder pintle work for me.

Need to start saving for a new/used engine....Beta or Nanni 10hp?

Next job is to turn the boat upside down and re shoe it ( stainless keel and bilge bands to protect her from the beach) Then stripping varnish and paint using all the advice on this site.

Weather here in devon has been awful.

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Rudder for Puffin

So this is the original rudder. The boats are launched stern first down the the steep beach and the rudder is fitted once afloat hence the long lower pintle to help locate above the waterline. This can be quite difficult in anything other than a calm sea!

The rudder is also really heavy. I have been thinking about a replacement which is lighter with the ability to be raised on the pintles for launching and recovery. The bottom pintle is 18inches long and I was thinking if the top rudder pintle was longer it could be raised and locked into place with a simple system on the rear deck?

Any suggestions.……

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Beer Lugger "Puffin"

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So this is my Beer lugger just before I start renovation.

She was built in the 1980s in Saeto about two miles from Beer where I live.

Built by "Mears Boatbuilders" which are still going strong and still building wooden Luggers.

The Lugger bit refers to the type of sail that these boats once had when used for fishing, in fact there are several Luggers that sail/race every week in the summer from beer beach. Up until two years ago Puffin was part of the fleet.

She is 16ft x 7ft English Elm over English Oak designed for being winched up the beach day after…

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Puffin


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  • 11th to 17th August 2018
    Beer Beach,
    Beer,
    Devon,
    UK
    Luggers
    Visit Beer Regatta, come see the sailing races along the East Devon coastline. Beer Luggers are unique sailing crafts with a colourful history.
  • Oh it’s bugger to tack is a lugger
    Don't try it if you're in a rush
    The yard can get caught in the rigging
    As you drop it when you are a dipping
    And if the wind comes abaft
    You'll end up on your aft,
    Oh it’s a bugger to tack is a lugger.

    https://www.diy-wood-boat.com/beer-revolver-lug-rig.html

    Beer (revolver) Lug Rig
    I'm looking for any information I can get on some points that are basic to an ongoing ancient vessel design project, and hope that maybe someone read…
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