A 33' 6" Ketch
By William Atkin
A 33-Foot Ketch-Rigged Auxiliary
If you will look at the book Three Little Cruising Yachts (reprinted in Of Yachts and Men) you will find therein plans and description of one of the loveliest of small cruising yachts. This will be Tally Ho!, designed by the author for his shipmate Edward N. Wigton, rear-commodore of the Huntington Yacht Club, Huntington, N. Y. Tally Ho! has exceeded our fondest expectations. She has been sailed three summers now and thoroughly tried. In Jonquil we have all the excellent characteristics of Tally Ho!; we have her image in slightly different dimensions. And a grand little ship this will be!
Jonquil is a ketch. She has gaff-headed mainsail, Marconi mizzen, staysail and jib. There is much to be said for this rig, not the least of which is the modest height of the masts. It is all shipshape and very practical. One can shorten sail quickly with a ketch by taking in the mizzen and jib, and standing on with the main and staysail; or taking in the main and jib, and standing on with the mizzen and staysail. She will sail with the mainsail alone with two reefs down. So you see Jonquil has an especial appeal to a short-handed crew. She would be a far better craft for a long ocean voyage than most of the little fellows that have logged the girth of the world.

The deck arrangement is similar to that of Tally Ho!, everything being a little larger. The two-cabin house plan works out beautifully in practice. The main house is 11 feet long by 4 feet 2 inches wide. The fore end of the house is composed of a hinged top which lifts. This is hinged on a Davis skylight hinge and fitted with deep brass lips and will not leak when closed. From the after deck hatch to the aft end of the main house measures 8 feet 6 inches; this is the cockpit length, and the well is 4 feet 6 inches long by 5 feet 4 inches wide. The forward deckhouse makes the living room under the fore deck comfortable, lights this space, and gives excellent ventilation. It is not any more in the way on deck than the usual hatch. Standing well above the deck it is not likely to be tripped over either. It is handy to sit on and is in every way a useful thing.

The cabin is arranged for the accommodation of three. There is room in the forecastle, however, for an additional pipe berth if this is required. The toilet is installed in the open; but privacy is secured by the simple means of opening the locker door which operation closes the fore end of the cabin from the rest of the layout. The galley is nearly in the center of the boat; this is the quietest place when it becomes rough. There is plenty of room for every convenience, the compartment being 4 feet 10 inches long and from the face of the sink to the ice chest opposite, 3 feet 1 inch. There is a coal range, table, sink, lockers on starboard hand, ice chest, with chart table on top, hanging lockers, and a large wardrobe on the port hand. The main cabin is exactly like that in Tally Ho!; slightly larger and with the addition of two generous lockers each side aft. The motor is installed under the cockpit floor; doors completely hide it from the cabin. There is plenty of room to get at the motor; nearly 3 feet headroom under here. By setting the motor to port better room is provided and steering is greatly improved under power. The motor sets nearly level.

This auxiliary of ours is 33 feet 6 inches in overall length; 30 feet on the water line; 9 feet 10 inches beam; and 5 feet 3 1/2 inches draft. Freeboard at the bow is 3 feet 11 1/2 inches; and at the stern 2 feet 11 inches; lowest point 2 feet 8 inches. The displacement is 22,144 pounds; the sail area 666 square feet. The lead outside on the keel weighs 10,153 pounds, with 600 pounds inside for trimming. The lines show a perfectly balanced model; she is symmetrical both in profile and sections and when heeled down under a press of sail her centers remain constant. There is an even drag to her keel and sufficient forefoot to prevent her bow from falling off when the going is hard. The fullness through the garboards contributes not a little to the boat's speed, and a lot to the width of the cabin floor. It is a proven feature, and very much worthwhile.
Plans for Jonquil are $300




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