Tuesday, March 3, 2009
The Chebacco catyawls are designed by Phil Bolger, naval architect of Gloucester, Massachusetts. The plans for this boat can be found at Phil Bolger & Friends and also at Harold H. Payson and Co., part of Dynamite Payson's Instant Boat Series.
LOA 19’ 8”, Beam 7’ 10-1/2”, Draft 1’ 2” (board up), and Sail Area 176 Sq. Ft.
Phil Bolger’s Chebacco 20 is a cat-yawl, with a short, unstayed mast, a high-peaked gaff mainsail with a relatively long boom, and a jibheaded mizzen sail with sprit boom.
The Chebacco is built in hardchined plywood or round hulled clinker built. You can see one of these little pocket cruisers under construction, with lively descriptions of means and methods at Chebacco.com. The plywood Chebacco is probably the most appealing to the home builder, and the lapstrake version, shown at left, is quite a beauty.
The owner/ builders of these simple, elegant boats are rightfully proud of their accomplishment.
Here we see our friend Chuck, happy as a clam in his plywood Chebacco Full Gallop.
And, in the San Juan Islands of Washington State, a rendezvous with Chebaccos and friends.
More Chebacco goodness:
Building a lapstrake Chebacco; on Tripod.
Plans for the Chebacco.
A series of DoryMan articles about Chebaccos and other gunkholing boats.
If anyone has a Chebacco with a story to tell, I'd love to hear it. Send me some pictures if you can.