Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!==Her details== ''Racundra'' was a two-masted Scandinavian double-ender ketch designed and built for [[Arthur Ransome|Ransome]] in 1921-22; the ''dream-ship'' he had talked about with in Reval with Otto Eggers, who he called ''the best designer in the Baltic''. His three requirements were that she was roomy enough to be a comfortable home for three, could be sailed single-handed, and could stay at sea when other boats headed for shelter. He wrote to his mother in 1922 ''You will be pleased to hear that she is twice the size of last year's, a huge creature, thirty feet long and about twelve feet broad so that it will take a miracle to upset her'' ([[LAR|Life page 256]]). She was built by a Lettish boat-builder (Lehnert) who had built a small boat for him, in a shed on an island near the mouth of the Dvina River. Originally promised to be ready in April 1922, they finally took her away, though not finished, in August (the carpenters departed on August 19). She was 29 feet 7 inches long, with a large beam of 11 feet 4 inches. Her shallow draught of 3 feet 6 inches was increased by 4 feet when the centreboard was lowered. The hull was capable of ocean voyaging, with planking over an inch thick. There was no internal ballast, but the iron keel weighed 3½ tons and was wide enough to keep her upright without legs when out of the water. She was ketch-rigged for ease of sail-handling, with only 430 square feet of canvas, and had a ''Skandia'' Swedish hot-bulb paraffin ''monster'' engine rated at 5 horsepower hidden under the companion. . The cabin was almost 10 feet square with 6 feet of headroom. There were two wide bunks and a folding table plus many cupboards including one for a typewriter. The galley had space for 3 Primus stoves, and later a Clyde cooker. The fo’c’sle had more big cupboards and a third bunk, plus storage for tins under the flooring. The WC was on the opposite side of the companion to the galley ([[NBUS]] pages 38-41). Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Arthur Ransome Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://arthur-ransome.fandom.com/wiki/Racundra"