Sailing Shanty Boats

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Angélique, Apr 20, 2019.

  1. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    № one of this thread was found on Pinterest — pic 1pic 2

    No designer details were given there, the Oyster turns out to be William Garden design #617-B, a L 24½' (7.47 m) × B 8' (2.44 m) × D 1½' (0.46 m) scow barge sailing yacht, from the below drawings estimated headroom from the top of the cabin sole to the inside of the roof is ± 5½' (1.68 m) between the deck beams, and ± 6½' (1.98 m) below the booby hatch just in front of the companionway ladder, she seems to have a bit of a V-bottom, hence the cabin sole is a bit raised at center I think. Hull #1 was built by Peter London in his shop in Sidney, British Columbia, Canada, in 3½ months by 2 professionals in workboat style.

    Sailing Shanty Boat William Garden Design 617 B OYSTER 24.5 ft scow barge yacht mystic seaport 2.jpg
    Sailing Shanty Boat William Garden Design 617 B OYSTER 24.5 ft scow barge yacht mystic seaport 1.jpg
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    Some info from: Mystic Seaport MuseumResearch PlansWilliam Garden Collection (Ships Plans Collection 96)

    ‘‘ 96.500 OYSTER 24.5' scow barge yacht Designer: William Garden, design #617-B Builder: Peter London, Sidney B.C. Date: made after 10-1979 ’’

    P.S. - Full plans can be ordered from the Mystic Seaport Museum, I hope...

    RequestsShips PlansCollectionsFor BuildersDaniel S. Gregory Ships Plans Library

    ‘‘ Sets of plans for many vessels are now available from the Ships Plans Store. Copies of plans for many more vessels are available on custom order from the Daniel S. Gregory Ships Plans Library. ’’
     
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  2. troy2000
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    troy2000 Senior Member

    Love the sail emblem.
     
  3. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    Maybe the Oyster sail emblem is an stalk eyed mud crab / macrophthalmus mated with an oyster, seen edge on . . ?

    Sail Emblem Stalk Eyed Mud Crab Hemiplax Macrophthalmus mated with an Oyster.jpg

    P.S. - Does anybody know what it says in front of "inside ballast" at the bottom of the last post #1 drawing . . ?

    William Garden 617-B Oyster what does it say in front of inside ballast.jpg
     
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  4. philSweet
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    philSweet Senior Member

    Fit 1800 pounds inside ballast???
     
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  5. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    Thanks Phil, Fit - 1800 and the # sign for pound didn't cross my mind, but it sure sounds like an realistic interpretation of the text . . :)
     
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  6. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    Some old threads with dead links and gone images (the same ones as posted here I think) about the William Garden Oyster.

    WoodenBoat forum: OYSTER (Wm Garden 24-ft "liveaboard" scow sloop)post #3 by Steve...
    NomadicistaBoatsOysterpost #6 by Sea Gypsy...
    Sea Gypsy, if you ever come across this, please post an update here about getting the plans, and on your intended Oyster build.
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2019
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