Monday, February 19, 2018

Northbridge Junior; A Japanese Build

I wrote about Frank Bethwaite's plywood junior scow, the Northbridge Junior, as part of a post on the sit-on-top dinghies. Last fall I came across some photos on the Web of a new Northbridge Junior built for a Japanese junior. The blogmeister, being one that feels we should encourage junior sailors in home-built dinghies, offers up the photos of the first day launching:

Two sheets of Northbridge Junior plans:

Sheet 1:

Sheet 2:


Bursledon Blogger said...

Terrific - love the decorations presumably for the launch celebration

Anonymous said...

Fantastic! I learnt to sail on a Northbridge Junior (NJ 40, if I recall correctly). Great little boats.

David Quirk said...

My first sail boat was a Northbridge Junior “Tiki” built by my father about 1965.
The plans were in an issue of Seacraft 10 Easy Build Boat Plans magazine.
I sailed nd raced it for several years and have a lifetime of memories with the boat.
The boat changed hands several time among members of the Oyster Bay Sailing Club, Georges River in Sydney.
Fabulous training boat and fun to sail!