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By Ross Lillistone - Esk, Queensland - Australia


Plans, Manuals and Building

Thinking about building a boat is a very exciting thing. For most of us it involves a lot of procrastination, planning, dreaming, mind-changing and so on. The actual building process can often end up being more simple than the original thinking about it. I’ve frequently advised people to just get on with it, and nine-out-of-ten of the problems you’ve dreamed about disappear. The job provides the answers as you go along.

Home-built in gentle surroundings

When I’m preparing my plans packages for publication, I find that writing the instruction manuals I supply with plans is the most difficult part. Personally, I’m very happy to work from plans which have no instructions at all – letting the job instruct me as it progresses. To have to write down on paper a single, specific way of doing a particular job is quite confronting. That is probably why many designers leave detailed instructions out and just rely on an accurate specification and building key.

All very well, you may say, but you already know how to build a boat. Well, yes, but undertaking the construction of a boat is a serious business (it should also be fun), and everybody should carry out adequate research before starting out on what is a complex and unfamiliar project.

For most people, this interest in boats is a hobby to be pursued after the other responsibilities in life have been attended to. Not many of us have the opportunity to build large numbers of boats, and without expert tuition, it is difficult to pick up skills prior to commencing construction of the one or two boats which a normal lifetime allows. I receive hundreds of emails about boatbuilding, designs, rigs, rowing and sailing. The vast majority come from people who are highly enthusiastic, but lacking in confidence and specific experience. A recent contact illustrates the sort of thing I’m talking about, and allows me to explain some of the potential pitfalls – as well as the opportunities.

An email turned up from a fellow who is currently building a simple sailing dinghy from a well-known Australian designer. The boat is an excellent example of sensible design, and represents a very good project for an inexperienced builder. I’ve built a few examples of this particular design for customers, and they have proved to be seaworthy, relatively comfortable, rugged, and they sail beautifully. Additionally, the plans are well detailed, and the specifications for materials result in a boat which is plenty strong enough for rugged use.

Mike Robert's-designed Green Island 15 - a good boat

The fellow who contacted me is a very capable and intelligent person, and his approach to the job was, and continues to be, very thorough. However, he had become hung-up on whether certain aspects of his workmanship were up to standard, and called me in to tell him what was wrong.

There was nothing wrong! Every part of this boat had been built exactly as designed, although the builder was concerned about the standard of his work, and he did not have the benefit of prior experience to gauge the required standard. It is ok if you start work as an apprentice in a boatbuilding establishment – each and every day an apprentice is exposed to the standards which are considered acceptable – but when you work alone at night and weekends you are largely in a vacuum, relying on books to provide the guidance.

In the case referred to above, there were a few minor inconsistencies in the plans which would not even have been noticed by a professional, but to the novice builder who called me in, they caused serious head-scratching.

Generally speaking, it is not enough to rely totally on the instructions supplied by the designer. The designers all have their own favourite methods of construction, but that doesn’t mean that their method is the only suitable one, nor even that it is the correct one. You must carry out your own research – reading, talking, observing, making test pieces yourself – the list goes on.

Now, the danger is that a line has to be drawn between what you can change and what you can’t! The good designers (and trust me when I tell you that there are plenty of bad ones) will have put a lot of thought into each and every element of their work, and you should not alter the design without having either the designer’s permission, or a very clear understanding of what is involved. That means having lots of experience and a substantial understanding of the engineering involved.

Concentrating on an accurate mark-out – plans at hand

But, it is possible to alter the way in which a boat is physically assembled without altering the shape, weight, strength, and looks of the resulting structure. In the notes and instructions which accompany my own design packages, I try to explain why I do things a particular way, and if there are acceptable alternatives I try to make mention of the fact in the text.

While it may be ok to alter the method of construction (as long as the alternative is suitable from an engineering point-of-view), it is definitely not acceptable to alter the shape, weight and/or proportion of a design without consulting the designer or a Naval Architect with experience in small craft design. This even includes such apparently simple matters as altering the mast material, or putting in a self-draining cockpit.

- simple to build, but properly engineered

Lastly, before you commit to the purchase of plans, ask the designer which engineering standards or scantling rules the boat has been designed to comply with. The boat you build may be required to carry many other people in its service life, and you had better be sure that its design and construction meets an acceptable standard.

See, there I am writing yet another lecture! Sorry, readers….

On a lighter note, I’m in the process of gradually up-dating my website www.baysidewoodenboats.com.au , and hope to have more pages containing edited discussion about a host of different design, building, rigging and general boating matters. Over the last ten years I’ve answered literally thousands of emails from people, and within the archives there are some valuable question/answer interchanges. It has always seemed a pity to me that other people could not benefit from the discussions.

Keep up your enthusiasm, build simply - but build to the very best of your ability, and have fun!

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For photos and regular updates, please visit Ross' website at https://www.baysidewoodenboats.com.au/


  
 
 

Upgrading to a smaller boat

Scherzo canoe | evolution 16 sailboat, about andala – my first boat.

The bottom of my Eve 16 Hull was stripped and then glue lapstrake ply on the sides.

The bottom of my Eve 16 Hull was stripped and then glue lapstrake ply on the sides.

Andala is a 16ft sailing dingy designed by Mike Roberts of Headland Boats in Brisbane, Australia. It is his Eve 16 design (short for Evolution) of glued lapstrake construction based on his stitch and glue designed Green Island 15. I did not build this Eve 16 but acquired it late in 2010 prior to moving house from Brisbane to Melbourne. To my knowledge, and mostly based on information provided by Ross Lillistone (of Bayside Wooden Boats, http://www.baysidewoodenboats.com.au ) and Mike Roberts (Headland Boats), my Eve 16 is only one of three built and is the only one with a strip built bottom.

Only the bottom of the hull was glassed

Only the bottom of the hull was glassed

The Eve 16 hull completed by Ross Lillistone at Bayside Wooden Boats

The Eve 16 hull completed by Ross Lillistone at Bayside Wooden Boats

The unique history doesn’t end there. Ross Lillistone built the hull in about 2006 and the first owner finished off the rest. Ross also thinks he built the birdsmouth mast which I expect he did given the quality of it. The boat eventually ended up being used as a mock up of a life boat in the 2008 film Nim’s Island starring Jody Foster and Gerard Butler ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0410377/ ). Jodie Foster rowed the boat in the film and it was eventually holed and sunk in the film (thankfully the real hull wasn’t holed and the boat wasn’t sunk). After the film the boat was sold to an electrician working at Movie World on the Gold Coast, Australia, with the intent of fixing it up and using it for his own purposes. Unfortunately for the electrician he never did get around to finishing the boat and it sat on it’s trailer in his garage for a number of years until I found it for sale on Trading Post.

My Eve 16 as a lifeboat in Nim's Island

My Eve 16 as a lifeboat in Nim’s Island

Top view of Jodie Foster in the Eve 16. Seats have been added crossways along with four lift points so that it can be raised and lowered alongside the larger ship.

Top view of Jodie Foster in the Eve 16. Seats have been added crossways along with four lift points so that it can be raised and lowered alongside the larger ship.

Jodie Foster rows the boat into the eye of the storm.

Jodie Foster rows the boat into the eye of the storm.

The original owners Eve 16 ready for launching

The original owners Eve 16 ready for launching

My Eve 16 being sailed in Manly Harbour Brisbane by her original owner

My Eve 16 being sailed in Manly Harbour Brisbane by her original owner

Ross Lillistone and family sailing a Green Island 15

Ross Lillistone and family sailing a Green Island 15

The Eve 16 didn’t look in great condition when I first saw it but that was mostly due to the Nim’s Island prop crew who tried to make the boat look like an old beaten up life boat. By researching the boat on Ross’s blog I quickly realised I had a bargain on my hands and secured it.

Preparing for the first sail

Preparing for the first sail

Thanks to Brian, Nick and Mac from the Wooden Boat Centre is Melbourne I was able to refurbish the boat to a decent standard, renamed her Andala (Andrew & Alana) and now regularly sail the boat out of Black Rock on Port Phillip Bay. Ross Lillistone and Mike Roberts were also extremely helpful and forthcoming in their efforts to help me resture the boat they had both had a place in creating in the first place (thanks Ross and Mike, I really appreciate the help!) I also hired Ross in the building of the missing spar and boom which came out beautifully. The handling of the boat is fantastic! I couldn’t have asked for a more versatile boat. Having not sailed since I was about 14 for a season on the Brisbane River in 125’s ( http://www.125assoc.com ), I was initially a little out of my depth but quickly adapted as my other half and I dodged the Spirit of Tasmania ferry and other large ships on our maiden sail out of the mouth of the Yarra River. The sail is a gunter rig which initially added more complexity but is really handy for when stowing the mast and spars.

On the dock ready to go

On the dock ready to go

Alana at the helm on Port Phillip Bay

Alana at the helm on Port Phillip Bay

The boat sails  great. I can’t express enough how easy and yet fun it is to sail. It’s perfect for taking the nephew out in (he slept under the foredeck likes he’s never slept before), and has capacity of 5 adults, although 2-3 is more fun. I can single hand the boat very easily and whilst I’ve shipped a little bit of water over a side rail when sharing the main sheet and tiller duties with a mate as we tried to pour a beer in gusting and choppy conditions, I would say it’s definitely an exception and we hadn’t filled the water ballast tanks which make a big difference as the boat heels. We certainly weren’t concerned, but then maybe that was the beer, which was unfortunately spilt.

Stopped for beer and fish and chips at the Sandy

Stopped for beer and fish and chips at the Sandy

Alana and the flag she gave me for Christmas

Alana and the flag she gave me for Christmas

I’ve made a number of modifications to the boat including increasing the stowage compartments of which there are plenty. I’ve also added a couple of fishing rod holders at the back which will shock the purists and does change the smooth appearance of the rear deck. But my Eve 16 is meant to be used. She doesn’t have much bright work and the paint is functional and does not belong in any art gallery I know of. I’ll probably fill in a couple of the rod holders once I get around to it but in the mean time their handy for how I mount the video camera and of course my fishing. Now that my sailing skills are of a suitable standard the next step will be a camp cruise with mates. As a camp cruiser I expect she will be extremely good fun.

Interior looking forward

Interior looking forward

Finished interior

Finished interior

Please feel free to ask questions about this boat,

Update as of 19 Sep 2013: I have recently sold Andala to Brian of Noosa, QLD. It was a regrettable sale but I’m confident she is going to a good owner. My reasons for selling were due to the lack of use I was getting from Andala on Port Phillip Bay, and because I am already moving on to my next project – the scherzo sailing canoe. Brian has promised to send me some photos of Andala in her new warmer climate. I wish all the best to Brian and his family and hope they get a lot of use out of this unique boat in the years to come.

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I am very happy to have run across your blog. I love the boat! I am interested in the Green Island 15 and the Eve 16. In fact, I would love to find Mike Roberts so as to get plans from him. Do you know if he is still in business? I live in the US and tracking him down is not easy from here. Best, Dennis

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Hi Dennis, Thanks for the comments. It’s a great boat to sail. Try calling the number listed on this website: http://www.hotfrog.com.au/Companies/Headland-Boats If you can’t track him down, let me know. In the mean time I have sent Mike a message with your email details. I think Mike still sells plans but has just not maintained the website. Ross Lillistone at Bayside Boats is another great source of information on the GI15 as he has built several for himself and customers. I might improve the blog to make it easier to find for anyone seeking information on the GI15. Unfortunately this blog started off more about my new build rather than Andala which was an after thought. She probably deserves more than that. Was the blog hard to find given that you were looking for information on the GI15? Andrew

Hi Andrew, Thanks for the information. I will try to give Mr. Roberts a shout. Every few months I Google Headland Boats, Green Island 15, Mike Roberts. I have never seen your site before this last attempt just today. I was thrilled to run across it. I had asked Ross Lillistone about the design on his blog a couple of years ago. His write up on the GI 15 from a decade ago and his comments on Eve have been very helpful. I have plans for the GI 15, but would really like the round bilged version as I think it would suit my sailing waters better (Lake Michigan of the Great Lakes, USA). I have come to the conclusion that a 15.5 — 16′ x 5.5′ is the ideal boat size for me (I’ve built 4 thus far) and Mike Roberts’ GI 15 and his Eve are the ones that I keep coming back to over and over again. Thanks for your kind reply and thanks for putting up this blog. I have enjoyed it very much. All the Best, Dennis

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Sailing the "eve 16".

This is the first Eve 16 hull I built, showing the original sheer line, and in the process of being fitted out by the owner
Here she is heading out of the driveway on launching day
This is an upside-down photo I took to check the new sheer line that we were marking on the second hull to be built. You can see that there is not too much hull to be cut away, but the visual difference was amazing.
The new sheer line being displayed just before I towed the hull to the owner for the finish work. This is the boat in the sailing photos, and the one which ended up in "Nim's Island"
The second boat under sail in Manly Yacht Harbour
And another view of the same boat
A sailing powerfully on the west coast of U.S.A. It looks like she has a triangular mainsail, but it is just the angle of the sprit mainsail
Me sailing on launching day

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Ross: I love my Green Island 15 but I do not agree that is a "WEEL KNOWN" boat. You find only a few on the web and No support or web page. I would like to make some small modifications but imposible to contact Mike Roberts.

hi there, i've been in contact with Mike, He's fully retired now and packed away most of his boat designing stuff. he's even shut down his website. I own a Green Island 15 and have just opened a Facebook page hoping to contact other owners and share info. the link is..https://www.facebook.com/greenisland15/

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anyone out there heard of headland boats from australia? interested in the green island 15, but cant find any info except designers website. just wanted an unbiased opinion on the construction, sailing characteristics, etc. before purchasing as the plans are a bit expensive for a 15 footer. any help appreciated...thanks  

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The boat you’re looking at is a Green Island 15 Gunter rig sailing boat designed by Mike Roberts of Headland Boats QLD. I purchased the boat from its builder on the NSW south coast in May 2010 when he had not long completed it. If you’re looking for a sailing boat that is easy to handle in and out of the water and can really move and give you a great sailing experience do consider this one it has plenty of get up and go. Named ‘Captain Bligh”, after that extraordinary mariner, it is solidly constructed of sheet marine ply with a swing centre board and two water ballast tanks to provide extra stability when sailed single handed. There are large for and aft buoyancy tanks and all tanks have inspection hatches fitted. The boat is easily rigged, launched, retrieved and sailed by one person but can comfortably carry four or five crew. The two part Gunter rig, mast and gaff, allows all the spars to be transported in the boat. The interior of the boat was recently revarnished and repainted, non slip deck paint has improved grip on the floor. There are two sails, main and jib, in excellent condition. The main has two sets of reef lines and three batons all in good order. An outboard motor bracket to carry a small three or four horse power motor is attached. (NOTE, THE MOTOR PICTURED ABOVE ARE NOT FOR SALE) There is a danforth anchor onboard, all sheets halyards and blocks and the boat comes with a complete set of building plans. The trailer is in good condition. I have replaced the wheel hubs, fitted a foot plank, spare wheel bracket and LED lights on the tail board. The trailer is registered until 8/12/2014 The boat is comfortable, stable, and a pleasure to sail. I am selling it only because I have recently purchased a larger boat. For further information please give me a call.

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Has anyone out there heard of these boats? I just bought one for fun, sailing around the river behind the house but I don't know anything about the sailing characteristics or reputations. The lines are sweet and fair, looks like a nice little daysailor. These boats are built by Sumner Boat Company, Amityville NY (I guess out of business) Thanks, Tom  

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No, never heard of it. Is that all you needed? pigslo  

Just trying to get some specifications on it as well as any reports on its sailing characteristics...thanks  

Info on a Sumner Dink OK, If no one knows anything about the 17 footer ----- I have a dink that I belive was built by the Sumner Boat Co. of Amityville, NY. This boat appears to have had lee boards therefore must have had a sail and all that goes with it. I am looking for a sail plan if there was one. I also am in search for any information about what the lee boards may have had and what they looked like. This dink was built in 1976 or '77 is about 7.5+ ft long, fiber glass and very light with a wooden skeg. Any help would be most welcome. Thanks, Truewind  

Truewind, I was just given a Sumner-8, which sounds exactly like the boat you describe. The sail rig on it is a sprit sail. My sail rig is missing the sprit but the mast, sail, and boom are all there. I could not find any info on the boat either. I posted a question on Woodenboat Forum and got good pictures of the complete sail rig. Follow this link to the thread: w w w . w o o d e n b o a t . c o m /forum/showthread.php?t=86430 Take the spaces out. That forum is where I lurk, and the best place to reach me would be on that thread. I can email you pics of my boat and take dimensions if that helps you. Maybe we can help each other get these boats fixed up right.  

In my search for Sumner-8 info I also came across a six page thread somewhere with info on the Islands 15 and 19. There are references to places where replacement parts can be found and several people reported on sailing them. It seems I cannot post links here, but I'll do my best to point you in the right direction. w w w . v o i l e . o r g /forumvav32/read.php?2,1063,page=1 Again, take out the spaces. I have no ties to either "link" and only offer them to help folks who are looking for info. I tried to PM Truewind to tip him off that I can help him with his Sumner-8, but I cannot PM either. If someone can nudge him over here I can arrange a direct exchange of photos with him. I tried to get my post count up to where I cam PM and post links, but that disappeared. I am trying to offer help but the board is uncooperative. I'll go away if I'm not welcome here.  

OK, your post is pretty old, but I just ran across it. I own an Islands 15 and it is an awesome newbie and family friendly boat. Quite broad and very stable. Easy to launch and sail. Almost impossible to capsize. When I got it, I had no experienced crew so I got something simple. I've sailed mine single handed and with 6 people on board. It is NOT a performance boat, it points horribly and has limited sail controls. I have my original brochure with some specs if you are still out there.  

Hey! Ollie here. I also have recently purchased on old Islands 15 and trying to get it shipshape and in the water. I have no info on the boat. A copy of the manual would be awesome if still available. Thanks!  

John, I just got an 1986 Islands 15 for FREE, but it had no owners manual or sails and is missing most of the rigging. If you could email me the manual i would be ecstatic. Finding info on this boat is harder than finding Jimmy Hoffa! Thx, Kevin  

It's just a brochure, no manual. The sails were labeled Bottger Sails, Lindenhurst, Long Island. SailNet wont let me upload or post links, but the brochure is here if you remove the spaces h t t p s://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=5C98F280198DE72!2298&authkey=!AG9RDblL8gllXvM&ithint=folder%2cjpg  

Thanks John! Thats more than i had to start with! Kevin  

I'm in the process of resurrecting mine (I stopped using it when we had kids and it sat unused for years). I need to patch some mouse holes in the sails. If you like, I can measure my sails when I do. I can do the basic luff/leech lengths, I don't know how to determine sail draft, but any sail maker should be able to make reasonable guesses. BTW, I looked into getting new sails, but they were pretty expensive, $500 or so based on the size, so I didn't pursue it.  

Has anyone had any experience making repairs to the centerboard of this boat? I just purchased one, and the centerboard is not functioning properly. There also was a few gallons of water in the bilge, that I am wondering if it came from the housing around the centerboard. Hasn't been sailed in over 10 years. Taking it on as a fall project.  

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I had an Islands 17. The centerboard box was very well sealed. In my case the water in the bilge was coming from rainwater getting through not properly sealed inspection ports on the floor. Centerboard design is really simple and not hard to figure out. My boat had a 4" inspection port mounted on the side of centerboard box so you could reach inside with your hand and check the steel cable to make sure it is not jammed. Make sure that you don't have any junk in the centerboard well that restricts it's movement.  

John, Thanks for the info you have sent me so far. As I am piecing this boat back together I am hitting a few road blocks. Would you be able to take a picture of how the boom attaches to the mast. I have hardware on the boom, but not the mast. Also, the mast step, I have hardware on base of the mast, but not on the hull itself. i am going to have a piece made, but need to know if it is mounted flat or if it has amny angle on it, like a shim of sorts below the mast. Pictures of the boom vang would be great as well so i can get that as well. I am still hoping to at least sail a little before it gets too cold! I hope this isn't a problem, if so let me know and i will keep hunting. Thanks again! Kevin  

kpowell01 said: Would you be able to take a picture of how the boom attaches to the mast. I have hardware on the boom, but not the mast. Click to expand...

John, I found sails at Baconsails, used ones. Just went throiugh their sail finder. they took a little refitting, which they did, but ended up not spending more than 350 for main and jib in excellet condition Kevin  

Sorry, I haven't checked in for a while. The boom mount on my Islands 15 is just as Krisscross described, the tube at the end of the goose neck slides up the track on the mast and is held up with the bolt rope when the sail is raised. A downhaul goes to the cleat on the mast. My boat does not have a vang. I had the need to take out my center board to replace the lift rope. There are two access ports on either side of the trunk. Through these you can reach the bolt that holds the center board in place. No bearings, the center board has a simple bushing. Not a likely place for much leakage unless it is damaged, though you could apply some caulk. There is a hole through the inner and outer centerboard trunks for the lift rope, I suspect this is where the leak is when under way. You might be able to put a sleeve in it to stop water leaking in between the hulls. There is also a small hole at the top of the inner center board trunk for no apparent reason. You would have to pull the center board to plug it. The mast step is a stainless plate with two side flanges about a half inch high that fit outside the sides of the mast plate. The flanges have holes drilled where the holes are in the mast plate. A pin goes through the aft most hole, through the mast plate with the mast lowered. Thus you can lift the mast and it will pivot up on the pin. Mine did not have any pin for the forward hole, only the jib stay and shrouds hold it up.  

Here are a few of our '87 Islands 15. I bought it for pretty cheap from a coworker, and have invested about $150 to update a few things (fairlead clamcleats for the swing keel, some mast step work (resecuring from beneath), some new mast step pins, some general TLC, trailer work, new wheels/tires, some trailer wiring and lights. So far we've sailed a few times (4-5) in a nearby freshwater lake (Jordan Lake near Raleigh, NC) and one time down in the Intracoastal Waterway at Atlantic Beach, NC. I need to rebuild the trunk wood (not sure proper terminology, but the wooden cover over the centerboard trunk fiberglass), but she sails pretty well. We call her "Miss Holly", after our former pet brittany spaniel. In a pic below, you can see her baby brother "Moose" enjoying a day on the water.  

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Thank you all for the replies on this thread. As it turns out, the water in the bilge of my Sumner Islands 15 was coming in from the bilge drainage hole itself. At first I thought it was from the ports on the deck, but after taking the boat out of the water and filling the cabin with water, I realized nothing was leaking into the bilge from the deck. I then decided to fill the bilge up with water to see if I could spot the leak that way, and sure enough water was coming through the drainage port. I also took the advice given here and took out the centerboard and cleaned out all of the debris that had accumulated in the centerboard housing over the years. It looked like at one point the board must have not stayed up in the housing, because someone put a plethora of blue painters tape inside the housing itself. I cleaned it all out, and now the centerboard works well. Aside from that, I had to replace the boom due to ice getting inside of it and causing the track to swell. This must have happened in storage as the previous owners kept it in a barn for several years. I made some cosmetic repairs, and other than that, she is ready to sail. Overall, a very easy boat to work on. Will post some pictures in the spring. Looking forward to sailing her. Thanks again for the replies.  

Hi, Re: the Islands 15- do you have a picture of it under sail? Tom  

Hey guys. Just pulled pulled ours out, cleaned her up took it out this past weekend. Been 15 yrs since being in the water.  

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The rigging is pretty straightforward. The shrouds had about 10 fixed positions, the only turnbuckle was the forestay. I found tightening the turn buckle by hand was usually sufficient.  

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Thank you so much for these photo's. Its enough info for a good start. You're the best! Joe and Pat  

Anyone have sail plans for the main and jib? I just came across a boat without them and trying to rehab it.  

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Green Island and the No See Ums (you can’t see them in the photo either)

Green Island gets a good press. The Cruising Guide calls it “charming” and goes on about the abundant birdlife and the snorkelling on the reefs. The Caribbean Compass calls it a “must-do” and puts it in the top-five Antigua destinations.

So, I was rather excited to get away from the ministrations of Jesse the mechanic at English Harbour and the Nanni diesel agent (who wasn’t) in Falmouth.

This was going to be wild cruising.

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I anchored in Ricketts Bay. I blew up the dinghy. I went ashore to inspect the wildlife.

Have you met the No See Um? I thought they only had them in the Pacific – a sand fly that is so small as to be practically invisible (hence the name) but packs a bite which on a pain-to- weight ratio leaves the Scottish midge at the starting gate.

To begin with, I thought the wind had got up and was blowing the sand along the beach – remember how it used to sting at the seaside when the British bank holiday weather turned on the Monday afternoon?

But there was no great gale of wind – just the stinging sensation. Eventually I spotted the tiny black specs on my arm. Honestly, they’re smaller than grains of sand.

But ouch! This was agony.

I ran back to the dinghy. I rowed towards the boat.

But of course, the No See Ums went with me – still crawling, still biting.

I did think of diving over the side, but my little dinghy is so small and light that getting back into it from the water is virtually impossible. It turns over before you get halfway. In fact, I’ve only managed it once and that was at the Yacht Club dock in Sint Maarten when I was drunk (I’m not sure how much help that was because it follows that if I hadn’t been drunk, I wouldn’t have fallen in in the first place…)

Instead, I grabbed a T-shirt, dunked it in the water and sluiced myself down. When I reached the boat, the first thing I did was to dive over the side.

Never mind, I had a better idea: Opposite Green Island is Nonsuch Bay which the Guide calls a “gunkholer’s paradise”. In particular, there is Hughes Bay where the Harmony Hall resort welcomes yachties on the same terms as its regular guests – who have an inclusive deal. This means there is a set price for the buffet – effectively an “eat as much as you like” deal.

This would not normally seem so exciting since vegetarianism has yet to make much impression on the Caribbean. But breakfast: Now, that might be an option…

I went looking for Harmony Hall.

First, I found a private dock with two prominent notices to that effect.

Then, what appeared to be a hotel on the point with steps leading up from a little stone dock decorated with conch shells.

I walked up the steps. I walked all round the place – I couldn’t work it out: It seemed deserted but the swimming pool was still full (although somewhat neglected). There was a car in the garage, doors open and rubbish scattered about. It wasn’t until I got down to the end of the drive and the locked gates that it appeared this was not Harmony Hall but Cinnamon Point.

Across to the other side of the bay, then – there was another dock over there.

And a private beach. With rows of sun loungers on the sand which someone had carefully raked to remove any trace of guests.

There weren’t any – at least, not until I heard the sound of voices and followed them past the beach bar (closed), past rows of self-catering cabins (all shut up) until I came to the infinity pool and a solitary American family splashing about. Apparently, the resort has been sold and the new owners yet to take over. Anyway, no as-many-as-you-like pancakes…

Tomorrow I shall sail to Barbuda. Barbuda is open, I believe.

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It’s always a pleasure to read your stories from the field. Please, keep up the good work.

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Hello John,

always a treat to read your missives – and a reason I think I’m happy to sail between the UK & south UK coast…

I first heard of the ‘ no see ums ‘ in the book ‘ Narrow Dog to Indian River ‘ by Terry Darlingnton, the sequel to his excellent ‘ Narrow Dog to Charcassone ‘ – then on the profits of the first book they had their British narrow boat transported to the US Intracoastal Waterway; all my late Dad and I picked up from the book was ‘ everything there is out to kill you ! ‘ from alligators, no-see-ums ( being the major snag, like a souped up version of the Midges in Scotland ) to pissed up locals with big guns.

Thanks for your messages, I and others enjoy them hugely – I’m computer daft but if I can contribute a bit vicariously please let me know.

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