Ian Oughtred, Auk Sailboat

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Project by Deckerpair posted 07-26-2012 02:39 PM 7990 views 25 times favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started building boats about two and a half years ago after building furniture and whatnot for most of my life. I had always wanted to build a kayak, so that was the first one. I build a Wood Duck 12 from plans
only (I refuse to use kits) This turned out great and so My wife insisted I build a hybrid version for her. At that time one of my daughters decided to have another child. This led me to build a Baby Tender cradle
(designed by Jordan Wood Boats) again from plans only. I now have experience in Stitch and Glue, Strip built, and Lapstrake style boat building.

My mother liked all the boats so much that I decided I would build her a rowboat/sailboat of here very own. She missed going out on the lake that she lives on ever since my father passed away and this would get her back out there. This is the boat I built for her. (Miss Behavin)

-- The fair wind blows just as well whether the sailor sleeps or is awake. Keith, Highlands Texas,

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#1 posted 07-26-2012 02:53 PM

Absolutely fantastic! Your family is very lucky to have you providing and maintaining their fleet and I know you’ve got to have a tremendous sense of accomplishment.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 07-26-2012 03:01 PM

I am stunned. Bravo sir! Bravo!

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#3 posted 07-26-2012 03:04 PM

That’s one sweet looking little sailer Keith. And the rope work is first class as well.

I may be your other half…. after a lifetime of building boats I’ve recently started building furniture.

It’s always good to see another boatbuilder on LJ’s Welcome

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#4 posted 07-26-2012 03:06 PM

Beautiful work! You’ve created a beautiful work of art. You’ve got a lot of Summer sailing time left this year.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#5 posted 07-26-2012 03:17 PM

Wow! So beautifull. All of them!

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#6 posted 07-26-2012 03:28 PM

These are wonderful! What a great pair of kayaks and cradle, but the sailboat is stunning!

As others have said, the Marilinspike ropework is a very nice touch too!


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#7 posted 07-26-2012 03:43 PM

Beautiful boat, your mother is a lucky mother.
The cradle is just wonderful.
The kayaks amazing.
I’m impressed in every bone of my body.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#8 posted 07-26-2012 03:47 PM

You did really nice work and I love the sailboat. It’s beautiful.


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 07-26-2012 03:55 PM

You are without a doubt, a very talented woodwiorker.. That is beautiful.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#10 posted 07-26-2012 04:04 PM

All these pieces look first rate ! I hope my wife doesn’t notice your kayaks or else . . .

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#11 posted 07-26-2012 04:39 PM

nice crafts, and a simulator for the little trainee

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#12 posted 07-26-2012 04:46 PM

We need more boats on this site. Wonderful job on all of them.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#13 posted 07-26-2012 07:39 PM

very nice

a joy for the eye

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#14 posted 07-26-2012 08:15 PM

Very nice work! I especially like the sailboat . Do you have any recommendations if someone wanted to build a fishing boat?

-- Jeff,

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#15 posted 07-26-2012 08:18 PM

stunning , beautiful build

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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