Trudy was my first build and is now going strong at 30 years old. She has crossed Bass Strait 8 times, including one memorable occasion when returning home from Wynyard she self steered for 27 hours with the tiller lashed and no one in the cockpit.( Too Wet, ) She had sailed 10 miles off the rum line to windward, and headed for the western entrance instead of Cape Woolamai.
December 29, 2199
December 28, 2199
September 6, 2011
The dotted line shows the original Dorey Shape. This would have needed heavy ballasting, which I did not want if I needed to tow the boat with a trailer. I have added an extra chine for form stability. The drawing also shows a detatchable keel, to allow the boat to carry sail.