Morbic 12 "PROTEUS"
The name was inspired by the shape-changing nature of our craft - Lug to Sloop-Lug rig - a characteristic attributed to Proteus the Greek god of rivers and oceanic bodies of water. Apparently "He answers only to those who are capable of capturing him".

(If you wanted the "MyMorbic UK" Website and Forum, click here)

1) From Kit to Completion
7/2/20 to Launch 9/9/20

Major highlights

Still adding to this group.

9/9/20 Onward

"Proteus"was launched 9/9/2020
(But is a self-build boat ever complete?)
Other recent pics to be uploaded.

Click any image to enlarge. Slideshow and other controls are then top right. Higher resolution available, just ask. . The Gallery system is courtesy of Nick Waterman

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Capsize and Recovery - Boarding Ladder PROTOTYPE

Notes and pics of the following will be added
Please ask if you would like them ASAP.

Bowsprit Iron.
Stowing mast forward.
Stem trim.
Bowsprit aft end hardwood inserts.
Fore-deck "Plinth", Bushes and "Lug-Plug"
Belaying pins
The "Dual Rig" Option.
Forward buoyancy hatch.
"The Shelf"
Forward Thwart - Removable. (+ Stowage?)
Centreboard case "logs" infills.
Rowlock Bushes
Rowlock restraint
Jib-sheet Bullseyes. Cords through fwd rowlock bushes.
Interior deck "sanded" areas.
Quarter-Knees, flush. no holes.
Rudder - Hole for lead, reverse chamfered.
Rudder stock - Extra screws.
Rudder stock enhanced head
Extra keel bands.
Transom mast & light-board-support.
& More.

Trailer & Launching Trolley:-
To reduce banging when towing:-
(i) Drawbar
(ii) Aft end of trailer.

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Clywedog August 2021.

======= 2022 =======

Falmouth Classics - June 2022

OGA Dart Regatta August 2022
(Linked from Events - 3rd Morbic Meet)

Dorestad Raid September 2022

======= 2023 =======

Calshot / Cowes 2023 - Soon to be written

Semaine du Golfe de Morbihan 2023

Falmouth / Helford 2023

OGA Dart Regatta August 2023 .

Netherlands September 2023
Raid Extreme & Dorestad Raid

======= 2024 =======

Happy New Year!


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Other pics, and some repetition of the above, available HERE. .

Our Sources
Design - Francois Vivier.
Plywood kit supplied by Jordan Boats.
Hardwood, and spruce for mast and spars from Tyler Hardwoods.
Expert advice from our friend, master boatbuilder Colin Henwood.
Sails James Lawrence Sailmakers


Morbic 12 Sloop diagram
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RSC - Lakeview, Live weather, Windfinder. Sonning Lock level, Thames levels (by Nick W)  

Page version - 21/2/2024.

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