The Ant is similar in size to our Bungay but represents another variation of the type of delightful dayboat found on the Norfolk Broads. She has a simple high peak balanced lug rig - this shape of sail allows the use of stays which in turns means that the mast can be tabernacle mounted.
The beam is slightly less than that of the Bungay design amidships but we have given her a wider quarter deck again, following another line of Broads dayboats.
Construction is again Cedar strip planking over computer faired moulds/jig. The mast is stepped in a tabernacle for easy raising/lowering and she can take 4-6 adults comfortably. Storage is under the fore deck either side of the mast.
The keel consists of lead ballast bolted to a central steel plate (which has a flange at the top throâ bolted to the inner keel) - the plate is sheathed in wood/epoxy to a foil shape.
There is no reason why the Bungay rigs cannot be used on the Ant and vice versa.
The Ant by the way, is a river on the Norfolk Broads.
18' Ant Particulars
|Hull Mid Depth||2' 1 1/2"||0.65m|
|Sail Area||194 sq.ft||18.09 sq.m|
|Approx. Dry Weight||1450 lbs||658 kg|
|Ballast||470 lbs||213 kg|
|Hull Shape||Round bilge|
|Construction Methods||Strip plank|
|Major strip wood requirements for hull||1800' of 5/8" x 1 1/4" (550m of 16x30mm) Western Red Cedar|
|Guidance Use||2-4 adults|
|Drawing/Design Package||7 x A1 drawings + 5 x A4 instruction sheets|
|Additions and alterations included with the plans|