Your Thoughts on a Junk Rigged St Pierre Dory
by George L
(San Diego CA)
Am strongly leaning toward building a +/- 30' St Pierre dory, junk rigged yawl for live aboard...coastal and some blue water cruising.
To be built in plywood with aux outboard motor in well.
Anyone out there with any experience with such a critter?
CommentsThoughts on a Junk Rigged
St Pierre Dory
My own Junk rigged boat
isn’t a dory but I have no hesitation recommending the rig.
And if I were to suggest the ideal hull shape for a Junk Rigged boat it would have to be the Dory.
The dory is after all just about as near to the hull shape of a sampan (three plank) as you can get.
And like the Sampan the Dory is a simple boat that has changed very little in centuries because it is such a tried and true design.
The infinite adjustments that a junk rig allows make it ideal for getting the sails right on a dory.
There have been plenty of junk-rigged
Perhaps the most famous was the “Liberdade” which Joshua Slocum built to get himself and his family back home from South America.
Another is the Jay Benford designed Badger built and sailed by Annie Hill
and her then husband Pete.
Badger was a plywood 34 foot double ended dory with a two masted schooner style junk rig.
The dory hull is a very buoyant by nature and will carry an impressive load which makes them ideal for cruising and living aboard.
The only deviation from the standard ‘double ended’ dory that I would suggest is to make the transom a bit wider.
My own boat is a double ender, she sails fine but a bit more width at the transom would allow more room for the main sheet traveller.
And it would allow a bit more room
for your outboard well.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~