An Acorn 15 Whitehall style dinghy designed by Iain Oughtred. The ply is okoume and all hardwood is black walnut, finished bright. All fixtures and fittings are bronze, as is the forward facing rowing system (from Gig Harbor Boat Works). She handles like a dream.
For sale by owner Roy Morford
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Customer Noel Lynam and Kathy Hayes; currently living in Kolonia, Pohnpei, Micronesia. Which is a sub-region of Oceania, consisting of thousands of small islands in the western Pacific Ocean close to the Philippines and Indonesia.
Noel and Kathy needed to make mast repairs to their boat and that is where West Wind came to the rescue! We shipped to them some Sitka Spruce and in turn received some lovely photos of their boat which is sure to be a vision when complete.
This is an older boat, which my friend decided to restore. The old woodwork was taken out and each piece was replicated with templates, and Ipe has been installed. I can tell you the Ipe is stunning in boat work, however, it is very hard on the steel tools, like chisels and hand planes. Carbide power tools have no trouble at all with it. The wear on the steel tools is overwhelmed by the beauty, strength and value of Ipe.
- Bill Howard
After a full life on the Columbia River, OR, Lars Nielsen acquired her in 2004. Starting life as ‘Toby’, he renamed her ‘Marika II’ and refurbished her for family boating.
Now this old lady is living the life of a grand dame on the Elbe River. She is fully restored to her original state under the name of ‘Viva of Conover Cove’.
West Wind would like to find a new home for this real gem of a boat. Built at Silva Bay Boat School in 2004. It has lots of figured wood and brightwork. Non-dipping lug – Sitka spruce spar. Includes a trailer!
12 Ft Sailing Dinghy “Riff”, Design #136
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