Off she goes, Iain Oughtred's slightly foreshortened Penny Fee, at 15ft. Sails by Jeckells, spars by the wonderful Jeremy Freeland at Collars. The rest by Messrs Burke and Morgan (that's Jonny by the way...)

Saturday, 17 November 2012

One I Made Earlier...

You may remember in posts passim I built a duck punt. No? Well, I did and not without misgivings because, sensitive creature that I am, attuned to nature and the damage we humans inflict on our planet, I was not altogether happy to build a boat that ran contrary to my deepest inclinations: a boat that would have to built in (whisper gently) pl****d and e***y.

Well I did, and here she is in her natural element, slipping into the mists in pursuit of duck. A thing of lethal beauty. Man the hunter. I'll let you know if that gert great gun at the front made any significant inroads into the wildfowl population of the estuary that day. Sure as hell the couple in her needed a dram or two to warm up on their return.


  1. Seems a little short for a double, what's the LOA?

    I have a couple of double punts and they are 23' 6" long (there is great diversity in design of punts, many evolving to suit the characteristics of specific estuaries or river systems).

  2. From memory it's around 24ft, and based on a local design used on the Tay estuary.

  3. Must be my eyes then!!

    Perhaps the larger cockpit makes it look smaller...