Penguins in the South
Mark Siddle of East Coraki in Australia's New
South Wales built his Penguin
“Pingu” (a cartoon featuring a penguin called Pingu)
over a period of several years, and has very recently launched
her into the river near his home. We had several exchanges of
letters over the time he was hammering away and by all accounts
he has enjoyed the building process.
Greg Pullens " Little Wing"
out on the river. Would
I like to be there right now? You bet!
He has been good enough to send me a number of
photos which I will be using along with fellow Aussie Greg Pullens
photos of his “Little Wing” to start a Penguin Builders
archive in my
Mark tells me that he is amazed at the space
inside, he compares her very favourably with a 26 foot long
keel yacht that he knows well, and has sent me a photo of his
Daughter standing with comfortable headroom under the main hatch
of this 22 ft ( 6.4m) Gaff rigged trailer yacht.
Little Wing thrashing along on
a really brisk day
Greg Pullen’s photos of Little Wing under
sail on a seriously windy day on the river in Hobart are shown
above. They demonstrate that the design can stand up to a bit
of adverse weather. Mark is away on a long trip, wont be home
until after Christmas but you can bet that I am looking forward
to hearing about the first cruise on Pingu.