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Peter Duck ketch

Brief details

Builder

mostly by Porter & Haylett, Great Yarmouth

A Laurent Giles classic, Peter Duck ketches are solidly built shoal draught motor-sailers. As with any traditionally built wooden boat, values depend very much on condition.

LOA

28' 6"

Sail area

325 sq ft

LWL

25' 0"

Rig

ketch

Beam

9' 0"

Cabins

2

Draught

3' 9"

Berths

4

Displacement

5.75 tons

Engine

various

Ballast

iron keel and lead trimming ballast total 2 tons

BHP

40 - 50

Keel type

Long keel

A classic design from Laurent Giles, the Peter Duck class evolved from an original yacht ( called "Peter Duck" ) which was built for Arthur Ransome, the author of 'Swallows & Amazons', etc.

About 40 Peter Duck ketches were built, most by Porter & Haylett of Great Yarmouth. The detailed fit-out of each was not always identical, these yachts being built to order rather than a 'production' boat. Most appear to have been Cascover* sheathed from new, helping to keep the wooden hulls in good condition.

The Peter Duck design is well known for their passage-making qualities and afford a remarkably dry cockpit in heavy weather. The ketch rig makes for easy single-handed management.

* Cascover was a nylon cloth sheathing, glued with resorcinol glue, and popular in the 1950s/60s/70s as a means of putting a barrier coat on wooden hulls against gribble and teredo worm. It was normally professionally applied on new glued-spline carvel or plywood hulls, where movement between planks or ply panels was minimal. Fifty years on, original 'Cascovered from new' wooden hulls do generally seem to last well.

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Lines plan from Laurent Giles

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