Saturday Night Special build
There are several builders of this design aiming at next years Texs 200, we’re hoping for a fleet of them, some to be available as fundraiser charters to raise money for cancer research.
To recap the project, the build projects and the sponsorship to help build them is being managed by Jackie Monies , and we’re hoping for half a dozen to front up on day one of the Texas 200 next year.
Phil McCowin decided that this sounded like fun, and is busy building one with which to participate, I’m pleased to say that I’ll be his crew. I’m very much looking forward to this event.
Phil has his SNS all planked up, she’s looking lean and slippery. Do bear in mind that the design is intended to be a very quick build so the build standard is not fancy, just basic carpentry rather than a lesson in “how to build a heritage standard boat”. To give you an idea of how the build goes I asked Phil how long it took to plank her, and he tells me that it took about 6 1/2 hours, thats the chine panels and topsides, essentially from a basic frame to "a boat". One day with coffee and lunch breaks.
She has just the simplest structure and basic interior which means shes light, quick and easy to build, and may well be the most bang you’ll get for the buck.
She’ll be fast, capable of planing on most points of sail, has a lot of bouyancy built in and in the strong quartering tailwinds that characterise the T200 course at that time of year should be a fun ride.
Here are some of Phils pics from the Saturday Night Special Facebook page, you can see more over there. Thanks Phil.
Plans are available from www.duckworksmagazine.com