My current project is a 19.5' Caledonia Yawl designed by Ian Oughtred. He is from the Isle of Skye in Scotland which is also where my own MacQueen clan hails from. I have a grand daughter name Isla so the boat will be named "Isle 'a' Skye" The design is a double-ended two-master of Norwegian heritage.

This is the largest boat undertaken to date. Its progress has been interrupted several times including me doing a stint with Home Depot interrupted by Covid-19 and a few months working pretty much full time in Vermont.

The build has also been slowed down by my obsession to make it pretty much self-rescuing and at the same time create as much storage as possible for camp cruising. This required the creation of 12 independent tanks, one each in the bow and stern, and five each along each side under the seat and full deck. In effect, the cockpit is surrounded entirely by these buoyancy/storage tanks and yet still has plenty of seating and room for several adults. The tanks not only provide a lot of storage space but should provide enough buoyancy in the event of a capsize so that righting the boat after a capsize results in a boat that is not still swamped with water and is again ready to be occupied and sailed.

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