This print with sketches of sloop's sailing on various parts of the Humber has been taken from the HYC (Humber Yawl Club) year book of 1903 drawn by George Holmes and appears in the book "The Humber" by Anthony V Watts (ISBN 0 905490 11 8). It has very good references to the hull lines that show the shape of the early turn of the century steel Humber sloop. The long run aft and round bow that are present on Phyllis can be seen here.
The lines show the contours of the hull and are very representative of Phyllis's hull shape. The print shows a vessel of 68 ft long with a beam of 17 ft 3" and a depth of hold of 8 ft 3" built by W.L Scarr for Mr John Deheer of Hull in 1903, she was called "Autumn". Being a foot wider and deeper than Phyllis she would have been capable of carrying in the region of 170 tons of cargo. The sailing rig also shows the sail arrangement with boomed fore sail and loose footed main as depicted by the exaggerated curve on the foot of the sails on the drawing. A light jackyard topsail is shown and this would have been the preferred sail arrangement for sloops working in the Humber and along its tributaries, the Ouse and Trent at that time. The sail dimensions given in the top left corner of the print are almost the same as those on Phyllis and I was very pleased to see this print after the sails for Phyllis had been ordered. We had also worked out that the main sail would require 13 mast hoops as shown on the print, Kath wouldn't have 13 so Phyllis has 14.