Saturday, 17 July 2010

Pea Jay

I caught a glimpse of this lovely sloop while we were walking along the foreshore at Mylor in Cornwall. Even from a distance she looked fantastic so I walked right around the marina for a closer look.

She looks new and I'm guessing she is a version of the Herreshoff designed 12 1/2 - also known as the Buzzard's Bay.

While the original was a keel boat, Joel White designed a centreboard version known as the Haven 12 1/2. A quick Google revealed that one was built by two students at the Boat Building Acadamy at Lyme Regis - see Gavin Atkin's In the Boatshed.

If it's the same boat they certainly made a fine job of her. Shame about the fenders, but it was the best shot I could get.

I'd love to see her out sailing on Carrick Roads.

5 comments:

  1. There is an article in the most recent "Watercraft" about Peter Chesworth and his fleet of hire boats based at Mylor. I think it mentions him aquiring a Haven 12 1/2 for his fleet, is there a connection? 3 Big fenders--Hire Boat ?? Regards John

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  2. That is sharp! (even with the blue fenders)

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  3. cap'n black said exactly what I was thinking. gorgeous, just plan gorgeous.

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  4. Pea Jay was built over a 4 1/2 year period in between gardening,decorating,bathroom alterations and work at my home in Devoran,Cornwall.She was launced at Devoran on June 13th 2010. I also have all the photo,s of her contruction and casting the lead keel. So pleased she is admired. Sorry about the fenders, they were a gift. John.

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