Chinese Junk Home Built

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  1. Tanton Yachts
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    Practical Junk Rig.

    Practical Junk Rig for Practical Box Boat.
     

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  2. Vega
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    Hey, nice boat:cool:
     
  3. ted655
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  4. OldYachtie
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    You need:

    The Junks and Sampans of the Yangtze (Hardcover)
    by G. R. G. Worcester (Author)

    Out of print, and not cheap.

    The magazine design from an old, I think it was PM, was just a little sampan.
     
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  7. polaris
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    I too would like to build a Chinese Junk to travel the North West Passage.
    My insperation comes from reading a Sept 1963 Popular Mechanics article by C. P. Gilmore titled Junket on a Chinese Junk. He explians attributes of the junk for fowl weather and beaching where there are no docks.
    Please tell me of any plans that you find.
     
  8. BigCat
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    Books by CG Worcester have the best drawings available. Under 30' may not be ideal, because you have to carry lots of provisions in case you get trapped in the ice for a long time.
     
  9. frank smith
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    Would it be a Chinese Junk if built in California?

    Frank
     
  10. Dr Kung Pao
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    No, it would be cali-junk. ;)
     
  11. gonzo
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    You may have to find a library with old issues. If you are retired it will be a good passtime anyway.
     
  12. frank smith
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    Cant find much at the libraries around here any more. There used to be old collections of rudder and yachting in the basements years ago , but most have been sold off to pay for computers . I spent a great deal of time pouring over them years ago. I still have some photo copies of line around somewhere.
     
  13. frank smith
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    With a little more information I am sure I could wok one up.
     
  14. gonzo
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    Where in the USA are you ?
     

  15. polaris
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    Thanks BigCat for the C G Worcester reference.
    I'll try to buy a copy of his book.
    Here in Anchorage Alaska I have a 30ft plywood dory
    for drifting the larger rivers and motor/sailing
    Cook Inlet and Prince William Sound.
    I am looking into building a 50ft steel dory designed by Tom Colvin
    for a Northwest Passage when I retire in three years.
    A junk design might be an alturnative that can be beached
    from time to time where there are no docks.
    Thanks for the quick reply, I thought these entries were so old that
    I would not hear from anyone.
     
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