About Stan

I finished my 2nd boat build in September of 2011.  Alice Gale was launched after a two year building project.   I sail Alice Gale on lakes and ocean bays, but I need a small river boat that I can sail in very shallow water.   The West Mersea Duck Punt is and excellent design option for building as it requires no center board or rudder, and can be sailed in very shallow water.    Control of the boat is with skillful use of a shortened oar, (canoe paddle), and sail trim, and weight balance.   The duck punt has received recent interest with the publication of a build by Dylan Winter of Keep Turning Left fame, and I am looking forward to many hours of fun sailing.

Stan Richards


One response to “About Stan

  1. Stan Your punt looks awesome and I look forward to hearing how she sails and what adventures you have. I am completing mine at the moment just painting and rigging to do. It is on the wooden boat forum if you are interested.

    Regards jason

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