Tattler II is a modern version of a late 1800's gaff rigged sloop sailboat. The sandbagger boat type refers to heavy bags that were used for ballast.
- LOD: 28' 4"
- LOA: 63' 3"
- Beam: 12' 4"
- Displacement: 5,000 lbs
- S/A: 975 ft. sq.
- Draft: 2' Centerboard up. 6' Centerboard down
- LWL: 28' 9"
Ben Van Dam checking the sails during the first water test on Lake Charlevoix
Boat owner catching a little wind on the water test
Taking her out for a test run
No need for sand bags - plenty of Van Dam crew to keep her steady
Rolling the hull over
Final coat of paint
Name painted on
Trevor preps for the waterline paint
Kimbo sews on the leather to the metal hoops
The finished cockpit
Getting ready to go on her cradle
Loading up for delivery
On her way