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The Duckworks 2000 Amateur Design Competition

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Readers Poll

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Contest Rules

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The List:

This is the list of entries for the Duckworks 2000 Amateur Design Competition in alphabetical order.  I urge you to review the brief, then study each design before voting.   Use the links above to vote, view the results, and to discuss the various designs.   Have fun.  By the way, you should observe the honor system, and only vote one time.


Gavin Atkin  

Review of Brief


  • is for cruising safely in coastal areas normally displaying settled conditions. This implies some attention to both shoal ability and seaworthiness.

  • must use sail as its primary motive power.

  • must be legally trailerable behind a family car. Design to your local laws or max beam 2.5m, up to you. Launch and retrieval should be easy for two people.

  • must be capable of acting as a basic home to 2 adults for up to a week. Cabins, cuddies, boom tents, beaching and shore camping, or combinations of these are all acceptable.

  • must be home buildable with normal DIY hand/ power tools …materials & construction methods are open.

  • must cost under $US10k or equivalent, including trailer which, along with items providing motive power, may be second hand. All other material/fittings to be new.


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Castles in the Air

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John Foster  


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Milton Johnson  

Questing Beast

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Dana Munkelt  


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John Perry  

19 Foot Cruising Trimaran

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David Routh  

Simple Cruiser

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Michael Surface  

Little Big Boat

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David Telles  

Square Knot

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Marc Van Dressel  

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Peter Vanderwaart  


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Horst Werner  

5 M Folding Tri

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Dave Zeiger  


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