build a duck punt – the best fun an old man can have lying down

clearly canoe sailing is increasingly popular

but canoes are designed to paddle – not to sail

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now that I have owned and sailed a duck punt for a year I feel genuinely sorry for the canoe sailor who has to contrive leeboards and rudders

I have tested the purity of the hard chine and oar

I know what it is to gently heel the boat and feel it come up towards the wind

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steering the boat with the smallest movement of a leg

I have also experienced the pleasure of fine reaching in four inches of water

and felt the bow wave lift me over a sandy spit.

I have even enjoyed paddling occasionally

so lads….

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Duck punting is the best fun an old bloke can have on his back

you can build a three 6mm sheet punt using 1×2 for all the other timbers for under $150

you can assemble one in 18 hours using cascamite and self driving screws

buy an opti training rig for $150

or borrow one

by next weekend you could be a duck punter

load it onto the roof of your car

become the envy of your friends

no-one has ever kicked sand in the face of a duck punter

but don’t take my word for it

believe this brilliant boat builders

http://duckpunt.wordpress.com/

believe these hard drinking East Coast sailors

http://www.duckpunt.org.uk/

believe bill

http://bills-log.blogspot.co.uk/2009/12/duck-punts.html

this boat designer

http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?140673-West-Mersea-Duck-Punt-simple-S-T-version-first-studies-and-paper-model

utterly free plans here

Here are some pdfs of the plans courtesy of the Duck Punters of West Mersea.

https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/keepturningleft/WestMerseaDuckPuntSheet1.pdf

https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/keepturningleft/WestMerseaDuckPuntSheet2.pdf

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https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/keepturningleft/WestMerseaDuckPuntSheet3.pdf

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https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/keepturningleft/WestMerseaDuckPuntSheet4.pdf

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https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/keepturningleft/WestMerseaDuckPuntSheet5.pdf

yours

the Supreme Punter

 

 

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4 Responses to “build a duck punt – the best fun an old man can have lying down”

  1. 5 February, 2013 at 6:59 pm Rusty Knorr says:

    Well, I got a pic in at least! My punt is done and I have had it on the water twice so far. Brilliant little boats! Build one folks, you won’t be sorry!!! -Rusty
    Builders blog (with crappy video) at http://www.ridingonadonkey.blogspot.com

  2. 20 March, 2013 at 4:15 pm michael greenwood says:

    can anyone sell me decent sized plans of the Mersey duck punt . have tried printing them off the screen but they are illegible. help will be very welcome as I am stuck. will reply with address and phone number

    • 20 March, 2013 at 4:23 pm dylan winter says:

      if you download the pdfs and take them into your local print shop they will run off A3 versions for you at a very low price

  3. 2 September, 2013 at 4:44 pm mike greenwood says:

    Thanks Dylan I got plans from that lovely man in the Shell Bungalow.Regads Mike

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