Wooden Ships Comments on this Ian Oughtred Tammie Norrie sailing dinghy
Ian Oughtred Tammie Norrie sailing dinghy professionally built in 2007. Oughtred was the architect of many small sailing and rowing dinghies that have proven to be very successful for professional and amateur boat builders alike. The Tammie Norrie was originally based on a rowing skiff but altered slightly to enable her to carry a rig, the result being a very pretty little boat that both rows and sails extremely well. The present owner bought a custom made road trailer with a piggy back launching trolley so it could not be simpler to launch and retrieve the boat single handed. The rig can be put up by one person meaning you can be on the water and sailing in a very short period of time.
Built by a now well established Cornish boat builder as a show piece of his work, every care was taken to ensure the quality of the build was first class. Bought by the present owner from the builder and used occasionally in summer months, but otherwise stored ashore. She does not seem to suffer from drying out and hardly leaks at all after being ashore for long periods of time.
The size and weight of the boat means she can be towed by any car without problems and can be stored in a garage or on a driveway without taking up too much space, and because she is so simple to launch and rig up there is no problem in launching her simply for a short sail up the creek and back, or even a gentle row up the river to the pub in the evening.
Length overall 13’6”
Clinker planked in larch on steamed oak timbers, all copper rivet fastened in the traditional manner.
Varnished mahogany sheer strake and rubbing strakes with a white painted hull shows off her exquisite sheer line nicely. Inside of the hull is all varnished with a white painted bilge.
Varnished mahogany thwarts with oak hanging knees. Grown oak knees and breast hook, all copper fastened.
Varnished centre plate box with a drop down weighted wooden centre plate.
Transom hung rudder on bronze pintles.
All deck fittings are cast bronze including fairleads, cleats and rowlocks.
Simple gunter rig on a varnished spruce pole mast.
Very simple standing rigging with a single cap shroud each side and a forestay making her easy to rig up for one person.
Mainsail and jib, both by Jon Alsop of Salcombe and in very good condition.
2009 professional road trailer with piggy back launching trolley.
Spars and sails
Spoon blade oars with bronze rowlocks
All over tarpaulin cover