Ocean Hermit – sailing, solitude and stories

My plans to retrace Captain Cook's unfinished voyage have been postponed a year while I work on the next Marine Diesel Basics book and get my new boat SV Oceandrifter ready for sea.

* Tahitiana sailboats (2) – “Ness” of Seattle, USA

What to have a good look around a samll, neat sailboat.  “Ness” is your opportunity.  Check out the photos in the gallery.

The Tahitiana is a “granddaughter” of the famous lifeboat built in the 19th century by Colin Archer to serve the Norwegian fishing fleet in the North Atlantic in winter time. This design of “double-ender” is renown for being seaworthy and seakindly even in atrocious weather, though she needs a fair amount of wind to sail well into the wind. There are many Tahitianas around the world – and many have made circumnavigations.

In the interest of encouraging owners to share their experiences and knowledge with other owners and people interested in this robust design, I’ll be posting photo albums of Tahitianas I meet at anchor, along the dock and on the internet.

If you have any information about this boat or other Tahitianas please let me know.

[album: http://dennisonberwick.info/wp-content/plugins/dm-albums/dm-albums.php?currdir=/wp-content/uploads/dm-albums/Tah – Ness/]


One comment on “* Tahitiana sailboats (2) – “Ness” of Seattle, USA

  1. Steven rayfield
    August 11, 2012

    Dennison. I have been keeping up with your website for some time now. It is very interesting. Thank you for your very keen published thoughts. I located the photos of ness of Seattle. Fell in love with her,exactly what I have in mind do you have any further information on her, I would like very much to get the sail plan of ness. Thanks very much. Steven rayfield.


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