14’9″ Tuck-Up

 “Tuck-up”

This boat is well described in “87 Boat designs” by Benjamin Fuller.  The article is at the bottom of this page and fully describes these incredibly unique, fast and fun boats! These were built in Philadelphia and raced on Delaware Bay by the builders Themselves on Sunday afternoons. The design has a huge amount of sale for the relatively small boat size. I built it with the specified 160 sq ft of sail and it is very, very lively!! I am working on a reduced amount of sail so the boat is swamped less often! Notice the large sail (already reefed!) and lively performance in these initial pictures. You can also learn more about “Tuck-ups” here:   http://traditionalsmallcraft.com/Tuckups/index.html

 

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August 28th, 2014 update:

 I now have a smaller sail and lowered the center of effort. Additionally, I have made both a new and lighter mast and  boom. Now the boat is quite manageable and still achieves hull speed in a modest breeze. The sail is reefable if the wind should get very fresh. She is a sleek looking boat and a nimble sailor too. Photos of the new rig and final boat follow.

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Posted October 28, 2013 by Kingston Wooden Boats