Another Harrier, Wilbur Larch

Wilbur Larch sailing off Port Townsend.

Photo courtesy of The Doryman‘s Flickr.

This most recent Harrier is Andy McConkey’s Wilbur Larch.

Andy got right to it and built his boat in just a few months.

Wilbur Larch has a centerboard instead of the daggerboard used on Ran Tan. Note the steam bent ribs, similar to Ran Tan. This is my favorite way to lay out an open boat. Combining glued-lap planks and riveted ribs, you get the reliable trailerability of glued-lap with a traditional look. It also makes it possible to build a proper, traditional interior with open gunnels and a proper seat-stringer.

Andy chose the same high-peaked standing-lug rig Ben Fuller used on Ran Tan. He built his own hollow wooden spars instead of carbon fiber.

Harrier, Wilbur Larch under sail. Courtesy of Andy McConkey

Wilbur Larch in beach-cruiser heaven!

Dockside for this year’s Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival.

Harrier, Wilbur Larch, Photo courtesy of The Doryman's Flickr site.
Photo courtesy of The Doryman‘s Flickr.

Andy can be reached at:

fishbag at methownet dot com

The Doryman has a good overview of the festival, check it out!

Andy started a thread at the WoodenBoat Forum.


Published by Antonio Dias

My work is centered on attending to the intersection of perception and creativity. Complexity cannot be reduced to any given certainty. Learning is Central: Sharing our gifts, Working together, Teaching and learning in reciprocity. Entering into shared Inquiry, Maintaining these practices as a way of life. Let’s work together to build practices, strengthen dialogue, and discover and develop community. Let me know how we might work together.

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