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bamamick
11-02-2011, 11:30 AM
I am not bragging here. Not by a longshot. As a matter of fact, this is a bit of a sore subject at my house, but here it is as best as I can remember:

Penguin
Sunfish
Laser
Megabyte
Windmill (x2)
Finn (x2)
Lightning
Fish (x2. Well, the same one twice)
Star (x6)
J/24
Dragon (x2)
5.5 metre
40' sharpie schooner

So that's it. My life from the time I was 19 until now. Of course, I have also sailed club-owned Flying Scots and driven many big boats for other people. Seems like not enough boats for the time gone by. Not to me, at least.

This being out of action for health reason has most certainly gotten me thinking a lot. I want to sail now more than ever. What about you. What have you sailed in your lifetime. I love hearing about other people's times on the water.

And I still plan on getting a 210 come April.

Mickey Lake

bamamick
11-02-2011, 11:30 AM
I knew I'd forget at least one: I had a Beetle Cat!

Mickey Lake

bamamick
11-02-2011, 11:31 AM
And an IC - a 10 square metre International Canoe!

Mickey Lake

wizbang 13
11-02-2011, 11:40 AM
Seabird Yawl
21' Antigua Sloop
* 34' Venus Ketch ( she is my main squeeze)
Lightning
18' "wacky" gaffer
23' "Kutter" modified
* El Toro
* 11' Bequia 2 bow
12' Carriacou "mini boat"
*24' "Wood Marine",built in Whidbey Island.
*7' Amusement park kiddie boat, converted to a real dink.
half a Dozen S n G sailing dingys(,prams n dorys)


* = I still have them

rbgarr
11-02-2011, 11:41 AM
Making the list makes me realize how much they've been a part of my life!

Hagerty pram
Turnabout
Optimist Pram
Canvas (SOF) kayak
Sailfish
Sunfish
Beetle Cat
13' Boston Whaler
14' Grumman aluminum skiff
8' Trinka dinghy
12' fg rowboat
10' plastic kayak
Coffey rowing single
17' Hobie catamaran
13' Hobie Power Skiff
19' General Marine outboard skiff
30' Shields sloop

Steve Paskey
11-02-2011, 11:42 AM
Mostly fiberglass or kevlar in my case ... with one real outlier, a Klepper Master, the 12-foot "packable" sailboat that Klepper used to sell. (I wish I still had it -- they're hard to find in good condition.) With the exception of a 21-foot-long Dovekie, everything is 18 feet or less. I'm currently boatless, but more or less in order over the span of 15 years (wood or plywood boats are marked with a *):

*18' Lowell swampscott dory
Crawford melonseed skiff
Crawford swampscott dory
Edey & Duff Dovekie
*12-foot Daisy Skiff (the Harry Bryan design)
Klepper Master
Kevlar adirondack guideboat (from Steve Kaulbeck)
Florida Bay Mud Hen
Cornish Crabbers Cormorant (a 12-foot british gaff-rigged cat)
Kevlar "vermont dory" (from Steve Kaulbeck)
*CLC Skerry (from a kit)

I grew up sailing a Sears "Jetwind" on a small lake in Michigan, and rowing around in a v-hulled aluminum boat that my dad named "No-Mo-Shun" ... a play on the well-known hydroplanes.

bamamick
11-02-2011, 12:52 PM
lol. I didn't list kayaks and motor boats. We've had a few of those, as well.

Mickey Lake

S.V. Airlie
11-02-2011, 01:14 PM
I have not owned (my name ) many..
Turnabout..inherited.
star..loaner and crew.
Hinckley SW 34 mine
Airlie mine

Keep in mind though, I have been sailing since the early '60's regardless.

wizbang 13
11-02-2011, 01:17 PM
Ya, motor boats is another chapter.
So is boats built for others.
Boats bought to fix and sell not on the list.
FG boats not on the list.
* 14'Aristo Craft Torpedo I've had 2 of these.
*14' homemade speeder, (wizbang)
*13' homemade speeder (bingo)
12' lonestar alloy
19' Owens

johnw
11-02-2011, 01:18 PM
2 Thai sampoas, one of which was my first boat
1 18' sharpie from American Small Sailing Craft
1 Yankee One-Design
2 Snipes
1 sharpie of my own design, Black Swan.

JimConlin
11-02-2011, 02:04 PM
A Corky sailboat

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Alberg 35 sloop
Unidentified glass pram
Bob Baker Puddleduck pram
2 strip canoes
'Liz' pulling boat
Newick 'Spark' 29' tri

CrosbyStriper
11-02-2011, 03:19 PM
In my direct family, we have owned:

2 Kayaks
1 Old Town 12ft flat bottom skiff
2 Wianno Seniors, one currently, one previously.
2 Beetles, one is 1936, the other is 1973.
2 10ft wooden skiffs
1 aluminum rowboat
1 fiberglass row boat
1 inflatable Zodiac
1 34ft Bayhead Skiff (Sold 2004)
1 Star

I think that's it. Some were sold awhile ago.
I personally own:
1 1973 Beetle1 10ft wooden Skiff
1 12ft aluminum skiff
1 fiberglass skiff
1 kayak.

carlg
11-02-2011, 03:36 PM
Penguin
Sunfish
Lightning
Force 5
Maas Aero

Dryfeet
11-02-2011, 04:50 PM
Family boats as a mere lad
A R True Rocket 18'
15' albacore
17 Oday day sailer

My nickel:
18' Herreshoff America (catboat)
30' Yankee One Design (my one true love!)
Hobie 17 Sport
Hobie 18
Yamaha 25 ( 1/4 ton type)
J 105
Corsair 28-CC trimaran
18 Little River tandem sliding seat

Current boats:

MaineCat 41. W/ RIB dinghy
12' Poohduck sailing dinghy
14 Hobie tandem pedal kayak

John B
11-02-2011, 05:28 PM
I had P class when I was about 10 ( 7 ft trainer here before opti's came along), a surf ski( old ply one), a windsurfer , Waione( 1907 41 ft) in '83 to now.
A John Spencer Mustang ( 2 man centreboard boat about 16 ft) , a fibreglass Contender I couldn't hold down because I was thin.ahahahaha. 5 or 6 dinghies( tenders and sailing) .
Current ,Riada , our 45 ft Davidson ketch.The 15 ft stripper from a couple of years ago and gosh...5 or 6 dinghies in various states of repair.

thin. ahahahahahaha. thin and blonde and passable looks to cotch the girl. ahaha sure fooled her.

oh and a 67 impala.. that was a boat.

sealrock
11-02-2011, 07:01 PM
beginning from the age of 10 to the present..
13' glen-L topper
Lightning #6627
unmeasured Lightning
plywood skiff
22' workboat Lori Ann
37' troller Tanis
40' troller Argo
12' achillies
14' plywood Lucky Logger
12' aluminum
13' plywood sailboat
10' tri-hull skiff

Currently...
47' ex-fisheries protection cruiser Seal Rock
16.5' Islander skiff
(2) 9' davidson skiffs
16' clinker launch
14' monk skiff

Todd D
11-02-2011, 07:18 PM
Most of you guys have had a lot of boats. Mine, in order of ownership, are:

8' plywood sailing pram I built when I was 17
Venture 21' sloop
Challenger 7.4 (24'5") sloop + 8 foot pram dinghy tender
Allied 36 ketch + Quicksilver 270 inflatable dinghy tender (still have the Allied)
8' D4 pram I built from blue foam insulating board and epoxy fiberglass (still have)
Zodiac 310 compact RIB inflatable (still have)
32'9" Lake Union Dreamboat variant built from a Geary design in 1936 by Nunes Brothers of Sausalito, CA (still have)

I am thinking about getting rid of the Allied and replacing it with a day sailer of some sort. Maybe a Luders 16 or an International One Design. I am also going to build a traditional dinghy to go with the LUDB.

jimkeen
11-02-2011, 09:34 PM
As a kid I sailed turnabouts and a Town class, but never owned my own. As an adult I have built all of my own boats.
16' Stevenson Weekender
17.5' Willow sea kayaks (2)
18.5' Redwing 18
7' Lady Bug by Harry Bryan
12' Wood Duck Hybrid
15' Bolger Diablo
27, Blue Jacket, under construction.
I donated the completed Wood Duck to a local charity that assists families with terminally ill children.
The weekender, built quickly from non marine ply and polyester ended up at the dump, after 10 years of service.
The rest I still have.

Woxbox
11-02-2011, 09:44 PM
8' ply pram
Sailfish
tandem foldup SOF kayak (Granta?)
10' Bolger minimal kayak
poly Walden rec kayak
Wave Sport EZ playboat
SOF Greenland kayak
inflatable canoe-like object
16' clinker skiff
18' fiberglass Sanibel cabin sloop
16' Whisp skiff
25' Brown Searunner tri
35' (co-owned) Fountaine-Pajot catamaran
27' F27 trimaran

And yes, the kayaks always deliver the most bang for the buck.

BBSebens
11-02-2011, 10:48 PM
Well, as a young guy who only got into boating a few years ago, Im pretty happy with my list.

14' San Francisco Whitehall (circa 1920's)
16' Peapod (S&O)
San Juan 21 (fg sloop)
8' Skimmar (fg dinghy)
11' Glen-L Utility (Pumpkin)
1929 Old Town Canoe


Strongly considering swapping the SJ21 for a more "family friendly" power boat, and getting a Laser to play with at weekly races.

Todd Bradshaw
11-02-2011, 10:59 PM
Mostly small stuff....but I don't even want to know how much money I spent over the years just messing around in boats :)

17' Indian Brand canoe
16' Old Town Guide canoe
16' Old Town Berrigan decked C2 canoe
16.5' Mad River Malecite Canoe
15' Lettmann Decked C2 Slallom racing canoe
13' Lettmann Decked C1 slalom canoe
16' Old Town Berrigan decked C2 canoe (another one)
18' Wilderness Boats Micmac canoe
14' Lincoln Sportsman Special canoe
18.5' Jensen USCA marathon racing canoe
16' Jensen C1 marathon canoe
16' Jensen wildwater racing canoe
22' fur trade canoe

14'8" Old Town downriver touring kayak
13' Prijon Special Slalom kayak
13' Lettmann Olymp Mark IV slalom racing kayak
13' Lettmann Olymp Mark V slalom racing kayak
13' Lettmann Mark V slalom racing kayak - ultra-light construction
13' Lettmann Alpin, heavy water kayak
14' 8" Lettmann Combi 2000 downriver touring kayak
14'8" Prijon Phantom Sprint downriver racing kayak
18' Hazen Nanaimo double kayak
21'7" Current Designs Libra double sea kayak
18' Mariner II sea kayak
2 - 19' Current Designs Extreme sea kayaks
16' Valley Avocett sea kayak
17' Current Designs Gulfstream sea kayak

2 Hobie Cat 14 sailboats
Hobie 16 sailboat
Hobie 18 sailboat
Farrier Eagle Trimaran
1960 wooden Star sailboat
Nordica 15 sailboat
14' Speedball sailboat
12' Illusion twelve meter sailboat
2- Sunfish

Lockley Skimmer 45 iceboat
Arrow Class Iceboat

12' Avon Sportboat
12' Campways river raft
14' driftboat

potomac
11-08-2011, 05:40 PM
This is a great thread. It leads me to too many questions. carig and bamamick- are the boats listed Welsford Penguins? That is a design in which I am quite interested. Any chance of seeing pictures? Wiz- I think of your Venus Ketch often. I've read where you alluded to her here and there. Did you ever write a build thread for her?

Yeadon
11-08-2011, 07:32 PM
Boats that have owned me:

Watkins 23
Matinicus Peapod 15
Old Town HW

earling2
11-08-2011, 09:09 PM
14' wooden Amesbury skiff
16' skiff
15' skiff
Beetle Swan (Beetle cat knockoff)
1947 SMYRA (Rhodes 19, wooden, hull #14)
Barnegat Sloop
Little banks dory
Ancient old whitehall
Salisbury Point Skiff
Montgomery 10
8' Owl class sailing dinghy
17' Folbot
MFG 16' converted to scalloping
Bolger Black Skimmer
Seda kayak
Eddyline kayak
Bolger Defender dinghy
Etap 28 liveaboard
Swampscott dory
Pearson Triton
Auray punt
Hurley Alacrity
8' V-bottom RIB
Sunfishes
Laser
Marshall Sanderling
Beetlecat
Canoe(s)
Great Pelican
Klepper master
Dovekie
16' Old Town 1928 motor canoe
West Wight Potter
Flying Junior
kevlar canoe
10' Dion dinghy

Rich Jones
11-08-2011, 10:57 PM
From age 18 to now (58). All wood unless noted. All built by myself unless noted. Hope to add more before I kick-off.

14' FG canoe
14' double kayak
10' sailboat
14' sailboat
17' FG sailboat
8' dink (2)
14' FG Sunfish
14' FG rowboat
20' Highlander Class sloop (restored)
14' Devlin Cackler fishing boat
15' sailing,rowing skiff
20' Stadel gaff-rigged sloop
10' striper canoe
11' 6" solo canoe (Tom Hill design)
16' Rushton canoe
11' 6" Rushton solo canoe
15' 1959 Penn Yan runabout (restored)
15' Rushton pulling boat

I think that's it. Eight of them are still hanging around. Parked outside or stacked in the garage.
Wife feels I might have too many. What a silly idea!

James McMullen
11-08-2011, 11:03 PM
I've built 56 so far. I've lost count how many I've owned. . . .probably at least 20 more if you count all the whitewater kayaks in too.

Rowan is still my favorite by a ridiculous margin.

Stu Fyfe
11-08-2011, 11:05 PM
1960's Sears Aluminum Pram 8ft
Weasel Gunter Rigged Sailboat 12ft
Bolger Triple Keel Gaff Sloop 22ft
Dyer Dingy 8ft
Hylan Beach Pea Lug Rigged Peapod Sailboat

michigangeorge
11-09-2011, 08:10 AM
At least one new (to me) boat a year for the past fifty years :-) A lot of work, a lot of fun , some grins and some tears- but worth it !

Lance F. Gunderson
11-09-2011, 10:35 AM
These are the boats I've owned; I wont list boats I've had extensive use of or crewed on.
Elegant Punt
Bolger Surf
Bolger Light Dory
L.F.H. 17' centerboard knockabout design #39
Two Bolger Black Skimmers
Marshall 18' Sanderling
Phil Rhodes Ranger 28
Mad River Malacite canoe
Cape Charles kayak
8' fiberglass punt

Lance F. Gunderson
11-09-2011, 10:37 AM
Forgot to list the wonderful Rangeley Lakes boat, 14'.

Lewisboater
11-09-2011, 11:50 AM
14' plastic canoe
12' stripper canoe (built with others)
8' LilJon (self designed & built)
10' LilJon (ditto)
2x CubCanu (ditto)
ScoutCanu (ditto)
Fisher10 skiff (ditto)
Poorboy skiff (ditto)
ScoutCanu (converted to sailing tri)
Thompson 16' runnabout
14' aluminum skiff
12' Circle Sailor/Lake Scow (with significant modifications)
Barnett Butterfly

earling2
11-09-2011, 01:44 PM
1960's Sears Aluminum Pram 8ft
Weasel Gunter Rigged Sailboat 12ft
Bolger Triple Keel Gaff Sloop 22ft
Dyer Dingy 8ft
Hylan Beach Pea Lug Rigged Peapod Sailboat

Your triple-keel sloop is one of my favorite boats. I think I saw it at the Wooden boat show in '07?

It's kind of like the American version of about a thousand popular English designs

rogue
11-09-2011, 02:07 PM
Wow, I have to think back a bit on this...I tend to keep my vessels for a long time...
A canvas skin on frame 16' kayak built when I was ten w/ help from my 11 year old brother
a 18' SolCat
a 54' LOD S&S 1936 yawl (partnered)
a 21' OD Crosby MALLARD (which I completely rebuilt)
a 17' Swampscott which I have owned for 31 years (GRP)
a 1936 32' OD raised deck cutter, which I rebuilt and have owned for almost 26 years
and a bunch of different dinghy's, four of which are in the yard awaiting repair, including a Howard Hughes Sportster
a 17' kayak built by my oldest son and I from a kit when he was 15 (we still have it..)

Stu Fyfe
11-09-2011, 07:31 PM
Your triple-keel sloop is one of my favorite boats. I think I saw it at the Wooden boat show in '07?

It's kind of like the American version of about a thousand popular English designs
Thank you. She's a great boat. I've been fortunate to have had her for 25 years.https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Rn45kvhJUgc/SrgvBNY7qcI/AAAAAAAAEm0/MvAKgTAPV58/s640/DSC01612.JPG?gl=US

cooperg
11-10-2011, 08:39 PM
#1. Ho Made - Design out of a 1960's Rudder magazine, My father Built this 19' sail boat similar to a Lighting, sloop riged, higher free board, with a cabin.
#2. 11' Double Ender Dingy. Found the first year we trailered the Ho Made to the North Channel, brought back home and rebuilt. 2 Station row, Single sail; Sun Flower Design.
#3. 17 Thistle sloop, number 375. Rebuilt and still own.
#4. Penguin.
#5. 1957 Lyman. 15' Rebuilt and still own
#6. 1959 Feadship NR. 54, 30' Dutch built sloop.

Ian McColgin
11-10-2011, 08:49 PM
Boats I have been personally owned by as an adult, not family boats and not mentioning the many diverse boats I've sailed on or served on:

Leeward - 18' Chamberlain gunning dory I built on Oregon coast.

Goblin - 1927 Alden 43' schooner

Granuaile - 1964 LFH 55' Marco Polo schooner

Marmalade - 1971 Brewer Chappaquiddick 25' catboat

Two sea kayaks, 3 dinks, 2 Tinker inflatables.

Sometimes boats arrive in one's life already correctly named, as Goblin certainly was. When I got Granuaile she was Nerius, a terrible misspelling but, like a cat revealing that secret name, she told me who she really way. Marmalade had been correctly named early on but the people before me changed it to Lady Bandit - so very wrong. She's been nicer to me than to them as a result, I'm sure, of my calling her as she wants.

sailnstink
11-10-2011, 10:26 PM
8' FG Eli dinghy
Mad River Freedom canoe
Mouseboat
PD racer
zodiac
Sunfish
Elegant Punt

Built a bunch of rafts as kids, we weren't industrious enough to build real boats. Looking at the boats I've built some would say I'm still not industrious enough to build a real boat.BY:D

wasteland
11-11-2011, 04:37 PM
Just wandered into this thread while looking to see what Ian's Catboat looks like.
Nice boat, Ian!

Here is my boat lineage:

- A 12' Plastic Boston Whaler that got run over by a fishing boat and sank. Good Riddance;
- An itty bitty Crosby Beetle Cat with lots of centerboard transom rot. It sank in Lewis Bay just out front of the Kennedy Compound. Rose sat in the front yard and waved. Ian came and rescued me during that event during a mild gale back around 1989;
- A 25 foot Wianno Senior (1929?) that was great in Lewis Bay as well. This one didn't sink. Traded it for a harpsichord in Hyannis circa 1990;
- A 1927 vintage Old Town Canoe that I did the total restoration on. I think I traded this one for a rusty car to get the hell off of Cape Cod and move to Boston, circa 1990;
- My current boat is a 1959 17' Century Resorter that I did a complete restoration on. New decks, total refastening, etc. She rides like a dream (but don't anybody tell Ian I have a stinkpot in the garage!)

Dan

Ian McColgin
11-11-2011, 04:41 PM
Ah Dan, you'll be forgiven and even indulged if you come out for a sail.

wasteland
11-11-2011, 05:10 PM
pick up your phone, ian. ;-)

wasteland
11-11-2011, 05:14 PM
last digits 3397?

wasteland
11-11-2011, 05:16 PM
(getting all info from Gayle, so God knows what any of that means! lol )

wasteland
11-11-2011, 05:18 PM
and, as i love wooden boat and KNOW Jon will defend my privacy, here is my email:
rowntree2007@gmail.com

let's touch base.

Dan

Bobcat
11-11-2011, 05:20 PM
I have had a few, which is the advantage of liking small boats. I am not counting the family boats we have when I was growing up.

At age 8, I got an 8 foot pram as a birthday present. It was unpainted and cost $35 at the local hardware store. She was used hard, patched a couple of time and given a viking burial after about 20 years

At 12, I bought a 10 foot sailing pram. I sold it when I was 19.

At 18, I bought a 20 foot Highlander with a cuddy cabin added on her. Sailed the hell out of her, mostly single handed, donated her to the Center for Wood Boats many years later

At 20, I bought a 23 LOD Schooner, a converted surfboat. She was slow and salty and lots of fun, but not the boat for me. Sold her after a couple of years.

Since then, I have had a Penguin and a beat up river kayak, but don't remember when I got them and when they left.

In the last 10 years or so, I have amassed 5 boats I still have: an Old Town Canoe, which has had a sail rig and now has a drop in sliding side rig, a six hour canoe, which I built with my daughter, an Old Town Otter Kayak, a Bolger Bobcat, and a Michalak Batto, 18 foot pulling boat, built with my daughter as her high school senior project.

Next up will be an outrigger sailing canoe or a small trimaran

Phil Y
03-31-2016, 03:35 AM
I'm not telling, except I got my first boat for my 5th birthday.

skuthorp
03-31-2016, 05:43 AM
Does a tin bath count? 'Shooting the rapids' on the creek below grandpa's place at about 6.
An old Sharpie named Roebuck. painted battleship grey, it leaked and the sails were rotten.
An Australian Sailfish, built by my cousin and I in 1963. Still sailing it.
Inherited VJ
A Cunningham XY cat (awful)
A paper tiger.
Half a Cherub
Several canoes and kayaks including a wooden K1 and a FG K2 and a paper mache canadian canoe.
Plastic sea kayak
Macgreggor sailing canoe (Oughtred)
Wooden Sabre, racing it every week now. Lovely.

RFNK
03-31-2016, 08:21 AM
Hartley TS 16 (Dad's boat) - gone
Laser - gone (sold to raise deposit for first house)
Windsurfer - gone
Various sailboards - many gone but still a shed full
Mirror
Nordic Folkboat - clinker, coachwood plywood, 1962
Brooke 38 (Masina) - strip planked cruising yacht, 1975
Some kayaks and canoes - gone except for one kayak
Aluminium runaboaut (Quintrex Fishabout) - gone

Rick

nedL
03-31-2016, 09:17 AM
Myself, ....
my first boat was a salvaged generic 14ft sheet plywood rowboat at the age of 8, kept it in a local salt marsh creek.
14' canvas covered kayak my dad & I built when I was 14 (still have it)
two other canvas covered kayaks -restored from piles of broken sticks & shreds of canvas, still have them
three OldTown wood & canvas canoes over the years - two were salvages that were passed on to others for restoration
Thompson W&C canoe
16ft Banks fishing dory that was old as dirt, but a good boat & lots of fun
13'6" 1954 OldTown lapstrake runabout w/ a 25HP 1964 Gale outboard
three 16ft inboard "Jersey Speed Skiffs" - still have one, for almost 40yrs now
9ft lapstrake dingy - on my restoration list
23ft 1962 Luhrs sea skiff - bought & disassembled for the engine, hardware & mahogany lumber
14' 1946 Pappy Seaman built inboard tunnel drive skiff - passed her on to a collector of local Jersey built boats
17' Joralamon built (Monmouth Beach NJ) inboard pound boat - on my restoration list
33ft 1957 Hubert Johnson 'Jersey sea skiff'

That's most of them. The list of boats in my family while growing up is probably twice that. And some people might say I have a problem with boats :D

outofthenorm
03-31-2016, 09:32 AM
Not counting 4 or 5 family boats from when I was a kid, I have owned

Several plywood prams and fibreglass tenders
5.5 metre
fibreglass folkboat (Continental 25)
Mik Storer Beth sailing canoe
and for more than 35 years, Fiddlers Green, a T. Harrison Butler Englyn cutter.

Dan McCosh
03-31-2016, 10:29 AM
Never thought much about his before, but my list is actually pretty short:

eight foot Chris Craft sailing pram

Designed and built a 15-ft. sailing dory

Mower designed 27 ft. cutter

NY 32

Plus a handful of tenders: three inflatables, an inflatable kayak, a 14-ft. Old Town canoe

trefor
03-31-2016, 10:39 AM
Bolger "Elegant Punt"
Gary Dierking "Wa'apa" 16' outrigger canoe
Marine Concepts "Sea Pearl 21"
Dave Gentry "Chuckanut 12" kayak
Dave Gentry "Kidyak" kayak
Dave Gentry "Lanui" SUP

I built all the but the SP21 and I've only been a boat guy for about 6-7 years.

-Trevor

Edit: I also have a 17' Grumman canoe

Benson Gray
03-31-2016, 02:19 PM
It was slightly alarming to put this list together:

1965 17' Struer Rapido 65 model
1981 17' Old Town Canoe Company Molitor model
1982 13' Old Town Canoe Company Mark IV model
1983 13' Old Town Canoe Company Mark IV model
1980s 14' Old Town Canoe Company Hunter model
1995 15' Old Town Canoe Company Trapper model
1978 15' Old Town Canoe Company Downriver model
1994 14' Old Town Canoe Company Hunter model
1970s 17' Old Town Canoe Company Molitor model
1907 16' Old Town Canoe Company Charles River model
1922 17' Old Town Canoe Company Molitor model
1920s 13' Unknown builder Baby Buzz model
2001 9' Old Town Canoe Company sailing dinghy model
1936 18' Old Town Canoe Company Otca model
1960 16' Old Town Canoe Company Otca model
1936 16' Old Town Canoe Company Yankee model
1932 18' Old Town Canoe Company Guide model
1976 16' Old Town Canoe Company Wahoo model
1914 15' Old Town Canoe Company Fifty Pound model
1938 15' Old Town Canoe Company Fifty Pound model
1959 18' Old Town Canoe Company Otca model
1919 15' Old Town Canoe Company HW model
1927 17' Old Town Canoe Company Special Sailing Canoe model
1904 15' Old Town Canoe Company HW model
1931 14' Old Town Canoe Company John Alden sailing dinghy model
1952 11' Old Town Canoe Company Fifty Pound model
2010s 13' Old Town Canoe Company Cayuga 130 model
1901 18' Indian Old Town Canoe Company GG model
1921 18' Old Town Canoe Company Molitor model
1906 15' Old Town Canoe Company Charles River model

It would be fun to have them all back.

Benson

willmarsh3
03-31-2016, 03:11 PM
Most of y'all have me seriously beat. My list of boats so far is as follows:

25' Catalina
11' Shellback dinghy
32' Charles Wittholz Sail Ho custom built by Robert Pulsch
20' Steve Redmond Elver
10 1/2' Old Town Cayuga kayak

I may be adding a SOF kayak in the near future. I'd seriously like to build a William Garden Eel but time will tell.

skuthorp
03-31-2016, 03:45 PM
I think we might conclude that we all have a habit here………… or an obsession…………. or a hobby that constantly renews itself and our interest.:D

Ian McColgin
03-31-2016, 04:33 PM
Not to count family dinks but counting family boats growing up:
Cape Cod Knockabout - New when given to Mother when she was a young girl. Not the best boat for Long Island Sound aka The Dead Sea
Narasketuck - Superb south shore of Long Island boat that was happy blasting around Long Island Sound.
Pearson Electra - 22’ MORC sloop that went off-shore, won some Off-Soundings multi day races but that Dad still would not let me fit for a transAtlantic.

My own boats:
Leeward - 18’ gunning dory I built in Oregon.
Suzanne - Actually my cousin’s 35’ Wm Garden “Foam” ketch. A wonderful intro to living aboard and caring for an older wooden boat.
Goblin - Alden 43’ centerboard schooner. Lost to Hurricane Bob.
Granuaile - 55’ Marco Polo schooner. Lost to three day northeaster.
Marmalade - 25’ Brewer catboat, looking for a new swain because
LastBoat - the project name and not mine till final payment just before launch - An LFH Golden Ball 47’ leeboard ketch
2 ocean kayaks
2 dinks of my own, one stolen the other still with me.

Hantu Laut
03-31-2016, 04:46 PM
Nice see this thread re-activated - as someone correctly posted above, the boats own us. Boats under my sometimes very poor care include:

30 ft Malabar Jr sloop (teak) (John Alden design)
40 ft cutter (steel) (Bruce Roberts design)
52 ft (LOA) 42 ft (LOD) Terengganu-style junk ketch (Kapur) (traditional design)
33 ft Cheoy Lee Clipper ketch (GRP) (Bill Luders design)
29 ft Carter 29 sloop (kauri) (Herreshoff 28 design slightly lengthened by builder Max Carter)

They all had their positives and some had a few negatives. Discovered I didn't like steel. The one I most regret not still having - though I wouldn't like to be maintaining it now as my years creep up - was the junk. Rediscovering the merits of my Carter 29, built in 1996, acquired in 2006, neglected for a few years when I was out of the country, now slowly coming back to its former glory, and I suspect likely to outlast me.

This forum as been a great source of inspiration and useful feedback.

David

auscruisertom
03-31-2016, 04:52 PM
These are the boats that really mattered in my life.

14 ' plywood skiff
22' Bruce Kirby
7.5 m Tanzer
32'Contessa
30' Alberg
25' Pacific Seacraft
20'Svage Nautilus
14'Hartley
25'double ender "Wee Barkie"

RFNK
03-31-2016, 05:28 PM
I like this thread! Making me feel much better about the state of my mental health.

Hee ha heee ha hee hah .....

Rick

Bobcat
03-31-2016, 05:34 PM
I have had a few, which is the advantage of liking small boats. I am not counting the family boats we have when I was growing up.

At age 8, I got an 8 foot pram as a birthday present. It was unpainted and cost $35 at the local hardware store. She was used hard, patched a couple of time and given a viking burial after about 20 years

At 12, I bought a 10 foot sailing pram. I sold it when I was 19.

At 18, I bought a 20 foot Highlander with a cuddy cabin added on her. Sailed the hell out of her, mostly single handed, donated her to the Center for Wood Boats many years later

At 20, I bought a 23 LOD Schooner, a converted surfboat. She was slow and salty and lots of fun, but not the boat for me. Sold her after a couple of years.

Since then, I have had a Penguin and a beat up river kayak, but don't remember when I got them and when they left.

In the last 10 years or so, I have amassed 5 boats I still have: an Old Town Canoe, which has had a sail rig and now has a drop in sliding side rig, a six hour canoe, which I built with my daughter, an Old Town Otter Kayak, a Bolger Bobcat, and a Michalak Batto, 18 foot pulling boat, built with my daughter as her high school senior project.

Next up will be an outrigger sailing canoe or a small trimaran

Interesting reading this post 4 1/2 years later

A few months after this post, I bought Leketoy, a Monk designed Roughwater 35, and my boat life changed almost completely. "Formerly a small boat guy" The boat was a liveaboard when my then-wife asked me to move out. In addition, I have been cruising Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands since then. The last few years with the light of my life who is now my wife.

I have also been learning diesel mechanics by necessity. Leketoy's Perkins 4-236 was very old and tired. We spent a couple of years patching it together and repairing what we could fix. In August 2014, the Perkins committed suicide, blowing out a main seal and dumping her life blood in the bilge. We have since re-powered with Volvo Penta, which is still having some teething issues. Getting the old engine out and the new one in was a bear. Fortunately, the back of the pilot house is canvas.

Leketoy came with an inflatable, that I initially disliked. Now I like it for sheer utilitarianism. I bought a mostly finished glued lapstrake dinghy, which sat because of the divorce I eventually sold, not needing another project. I sold the Bobcat. The Old Town Otter was traded for a sit on top kayak. I sold the sailing rig for the canoe (now I wish I had not) and sold the drop in sliding seat because I did not use it as I thought i would.

Now I want my next boat to be a sailing dinghy I can either stow or tow behind my cruiser.

Willin'
03-31-2016, 05:37 PM
Short and sweet...

Growing up in CT Dad had a beautiful 14' Thompson runabout that was the only family boat we ever had,

1979 27'x 9' Radon Inboard work boat
1956 H-28 ketch
1998 11' Shellback dinghy
1963 31' International 500 yawl
2010 15' Sea Hoss skiff

I still have the last 3.

John B
03-31-2016, 05:48 PM
I was given a 12 ft clinker boat the other day.
gettin scary now.

Ian McColgin
03-31-2016, 06:02 PM
Interesting to see how my selective memory at #56 managed things differently from #37. Forgot I'd even contributed.

Woxbox
03-31-2016, 06:55 PM
Interesting to see the bump. Since I first posted here in 2011, I have four more boats to add to my list, kayaks being much too easy for anyone's good to build or collect:

16' stripper kayak, modified Schade Great Auk (link to build (http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?187213-Prohibition-stripper) thread)
17' SOF baidarka (link to build (http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?156207-Baidarka-build) thread)
11' Perception Pirouette whitewater kayak
6' LiquidLogic CR80 whitewater kayak

Charlie Santi
03-31-2016, 10:06 PM
Current collection:
'54 Penn Yan Commander
'58 Penn Yan Sealiner
'62 Penn Yan Couquet
'58 Penn Yan Baltic
'58 Penn Yan Swift (CUT model)
'65 Penn Yan Explorer
4 Wright 'K' sailboats (324 built from '32-'68 I have a very early one #39 and 3 others from building period)
'57 Frank Pierce built Lightning
'60 Cruisers Inc. 17' outboard
'64 Melges C-scow
'58 Cortland built Thompson 18' canoe
GlenL 12' Orca stand up paddle board (I built this one from a frame kit)
replica 1904 Keuka Lake Style '12 trout built (took lines from one in the Finger Lakes Boating Museum in Hammonsport, NY and built it)
'72 24' Penn Yan tunnel drive (fiberglass first year for tunnel drive)
'88 19' Imperial I/O (the boat I keep at the marina to use on Seneca Lake it is fiberglass)
Boats I used to have:
Wright 'K' #309
replica '12 trout boat (the first one I built)
Clark Craft Windmill sailboat (lost in a marina storage fire a year after I built it)
'60 Penn Yan Baltic prototype mercruiser I/O boat (would love to buy it back)
'57 Penn Yan Swift (CUT model)
'26 Old Town 'Oacta' sailing canoe
'12 kayak built from Wooden Boat plans
'60 16' Cortland built Thompson outboard

That is all I have now out of room for collecting, but always looking.
Charlie Santi
Horseheads, NY

tanbark
03-31-2016, 10:23 PM
My name is Tanbark and I have a problem...
It all started when I was 7.




8' sailing pram (plywood, 1st boat to feed the sailing and water bug)


11' Gunter rig Princecraft sloop (glass, 1st boat with a jib)


17' Venture Macgregor (glass, 1st boat with a cabin, opened up opportunities, filled a void at the time)


25' Dutch Treat (plywood coastal cruiser built in Holland learned a lot on this one)

8' pram (plywood, got for free, was previously used to hold gun targets first experience using fiberglass for a repair)

8' dingy (glass, found floating in L.I. Sound, nobody claimed it)


8' pram (plywood loaned it to someone and they lost it while towing it at night...didn't even get a 6 pack)


8' skiff (plywood, had a free sign on it)


16' canoe (plastic, looked like birch bark paddled like a tank)


32' BB Crownishield Gaff Sloop 1919 (looked like a big Dark Harbor 17 and sailed like a Jaguar)


21' Alden Black Rock Sloop 1926 (Designed for Black Rock Y.C.(CT) as a club racer. Club discovered they sank like stones when swamped, we loved it)


19' Rhodes O'day (Glass, keel model ..... great day sailor... centerboard version would be a great camp cruiser)


28' Sloop built by Elmer Collamer (never did get it in the water)


95' Gaff Topsail Ketch (140 tons of power & grace....one of the true loves of my life,....good thing because I was also consumed by her)


13' Pen Yan outboard skiff (relatively light weight plywood lapstrake from the 1960's)


14' Latvian yawlboat (hung in the stern davits of the baltic Ketch Gundle which Mystic Seaport scuttled in their early years)


18' seine boat (built by Orvil Young & Cappy Quinn, 8 oar powered that shuttle lots of people ashore and she did it very very well)


14' 1930's owners tender from 110' schooner yacht (lapstrake mahogany, we re-powered it with 2 cylinder yanmar, sweet boat)


13' Matinicus sailing pea pod (never did like hanging in the davits)


14' Penobscot (Arch Davis, sprit rig, light weight, very happy in the davits, enjoyable rowboat)


16' flat bottom outboard skiff good work skiff (plywood, loved the flat bottom for its utility)


17' Mad River explorer canoe (glass/kevlar nice tripping canoe)


14' Old Town kayak (good for loon snooping)


10' Nutshell (sail model ...Joel got this one right!)


9' Boston Whaler Harpoon (lateen rig, frigging heavy but good for the kids as long as they didn't have to pick it up)


8' Livingston skiff (glass, who the hell designed this stupid craft? No wonder it was abandon)


8' skiff (plastic, must have been designed by the Livingston guy)


13' flat bottom outboard skiff (Maine built Seaway....glass....once again loved flat bottom for its utility)


13' plastic old town square back canoe (great to fly fish out of....stable but heavy... good with the dog)


26' Nimbus (1972 glass, awesome Swedish diesel family cruiser we logged lots of miles......voted Europe's "Boat of the Year" in 1970.
Designed by Pelle Petterson)


32' Gus Skoog lobster boat cruiser 1974 (cedar on oak handsome vessel)




Every boat needs a purpose......
Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

Hugh MacD
04-01-2016, 01:19 AM
WOW! I'm debating if I should feel lucky or deprived from spending so many years sailing the OGB (Other Guy's Boats)! My personal list is pretty short:
8' El Toro (Wood)
14' "Super Seminole" (Wood) Anybody know anything about this design? Came from Florida and I can't find anything on the class anymore. 14' (I think), hard chine ply, iron centerboard, sloop rigged...looked a lot like a Snipe.
16' Old Town Canoe (Plastic)
Catalina 27' (FG)
J-30 (FG)
25' Merit (FG)
11' Mirror (Wood)
15' CLC Skerry (Wood-In process)

There's a pattern here but I have to admit that I'm transitioning back to wood slowly...I still have the Merit and the J and whatever I have in the water needs to be VERY good upwind, since I sail in a ditch with the wind blowing lengthwise up it.

bamamick
04-01-2016, 10:06 AM
Since I put up this thread and since my last input, you can add a third Dragon, a 210, a 14' Handy Cat, and if we are counting power boats, a 17' Cape Horn.

Mickey Lake

Charlie Santi
04-01-2016, 09:30 PM
I like this thread as well. My wife and daughter keep telling me I am crazy owning so many boats, but after reading this I need to build another barn and go find more.

RonR
04-02-2016, 08:20 PM
As best I recall… Still have all the rowing boats. Many years spent boatless, ocean racing in the OPYC (other people's yacht club).


Aluminum fishing skiff- Sears?
“Super Satellite” daggerboard sloop
Self- designed and built cold molded 16’ peapod type rowboat.
Finn- 1954 vintage wood- still have it.
Small FG sloop- rescue of unknown vintage.
Thistle
33’ Aphrodite 101 (10 meter FG racing class)- now for sale.
Self designed and built 21’ rowing gig, edge glued cypress and kevlar.
Three single rowing shells- Maas single, Bay 24’ and a training shell.


And, as of yesterday, a 39’ S&S Brin Wilson built cold molded kauri one tonner, a former Sydney-Hobart winner. That will keep me busy for a while.

Woxbox
04-02-2016, 09:32 PM
And, as of yesterday, a 39’ S&S Brin Wilson built cold molded kauri one tonner, a former Sydney-Hobart winner. That will keep me busy for a while.

You know you can't slip in a line like that without at least one photo. An entire gallery would be much better, of course.

RonR
04-02-2016, 11:58 PM
You know you can't slip in a line like that without at least one photo. An entire gallery would be much better, of course.

I'll try- I was not able to get links from Flickr to work- it generates shortened URL's- no other option I find to get the full URL, and the forum doesn't accept the links. Wait, I think I just found out how to get the actual URL from Flickr's latest version. Nope, didn't work.


https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/71299384/Pathfinder_0286_sm.jpg

Hugh MacD
04-03-2016, 10:59 PM
VERY Pretty! Now, where are the rest of the pics? :) A friend's dad had a Super Satellite. Won a race after capsizing a boatlength from the finish line (missed a hiking strap on the tack...only had one leg). Upside down and backwards, but he won :)

John B
04-03-2016, 11:27 PM
Wellll, Pathfinder! How cool is that...And built by one of the best. I'll be pulling out some old books tonight for a refresher!
She was one of the hero boats when I was growing up , and caught up in the frenzy of the one ton cup.

RonR
04-04-2016, 12:02 AM
I don't want to hijack this interesting thread with one boat, so I will try to post some photos elsewhere and give a link. I'd love to learn more of her history- I have some old magazine articles (New Zealand Boating World), and the prior owner- a very accomplished boatbuilder who has owned her twice- gave me quite a bit of info. There are launch day pictures up on the builder's website. The boat is in amazing shape after 45 years, which I attribute to a very high standard of original construction. Should have her moved to our slip later this week.

Capsizing a Super Satellite is something I'm familiar with- great story about winning a race, though. Turtling one was when I learned that a non-floating aluminum daggerboard needed to be secured....:eek:

RFNK
04-04-2016, 03:00 AM
Pathfinder is very nice! Congratulations!

Rick

John B
04-04-2016, 05:03 PM
I don't want to hijack this interesting thread with one boat, so I will try to post some photos elsewhere and give a link. I'd love to learn more of her history- I have some old magazine articles (New Zealand Boating World), and the prior owner- a very accomplished boatbuilder who has owned her twice- gave me quite a bit of info. There are launch day pictures up on the builder's website. The boat is in amazing shape after 45 years, which I attribute to a very high standard of original construction. Should have her moved to our slip later this week.

Capsizing a Super Satellite is something I'm familiar with- great story about winning a race, though. Turtling one was when I learned that a non-floating aluminum daggerboard needed to be secured....:eek:


I don't see it as a hijack , the thread will drift off the front pages and languish without further discussion.
Anyway , I had fun reading some old Sea Sprays last night. A few mentions of Pathfinder, I'm speculating 1972 was the Sydney Hobart win, I'm up to an announcement of Pathfinder being one of the NZ Southern Cross cup team competing.
We share an old owner between us actually. Ian Titchener sold my boat Waione to buy Pathfinder.( If I have the sequence correct, I don't think there was a boat in between)

RFNK
04-04-2016, 05:40 PM
1971

Rick

denisag2
04-04-2016, 05:55 PM
Too many boats, but what could be more enjoyable.
12ft CL Echo sailing dinghy
22ft Tanzer keel sailboat
17.5ft Winisk tripping glass canoe (Swift)
21ft Southwind tandem sea kayak (Seaward)
15ft Hiawatha strip canoe (Bear Mountain Boats)
15ft9” Huron Cruiser strip canoe (Bear Mountain Boats)
17ft Chesapeake S&G sea kayak (CLC Boats)
17ft Merganser S&G sea kayak (Shearwater Boats)
14ft Widgeon hybrid kayak (Shearwater Boats)
12ft Wood Duck S&G kayak (CLC Boats)
13ft Mill Creek S&G open kayak (CLC Boats)
15ft Mississippi Yawl River Skiff (Reuel Parker)
21ft Sea Pearl camp cruiser sailboat (Marine Concepts)
16ft Prospector glass/kevlar canoe (Chestnut version from Muskoka, ON)
16ft custom outrigger sailing canoe (based on Michalak’s Larsboat, Storer’s outrigger, & Bradshaw’s batwing sails)
Next project in the works: A 20ft Va’a Motu Tahitian outrigger canoe (G. Dierking)

RonR
04-04-2016, 05:57 PM
I don't see it as a hijack , the thread will drift off the front pages and languish without further discussion.
Anyway , I had fun reading some old Sea Sprays last night. A few mentions of Pathfinder, I'm speculating 1972 was the Sydney Hobart win, I'm up to an announcement of Pathfinder being one of the NZ Southern Cross cup team competing.
We share an old owner between us actually. Ian Titchener sold my boat Waione to buy Pathfinder.( If I have the sequence correct, I don't think there was a boat in between)
The builder’s website and Wikipedia list the Sydney-Hobart win as 1971, which would have been Pathfinder’s first year. I was given an article from NZ Boating World with Pathfinder as “boat of the month” from October ’71. Interesting because it shows the rationale for much of the deck layout and hardware (double ended genoa tack downhauls...). Other than Brin Wilson I only have the name of one prior owner (apart from who I bought it from, I mean)- do you know what years Ian owned her, and where? Everyone seems to have taken good care.

John B
04-04-2016, 10:31 PM
Thats neat Ron , I'd forgotten that site was even there. The article on the Wilson site is a 2010 Boating NZ article written by a friend of mine ,John . Check out the repair on Gypsy Moth on that website , I visited that when it happened, peered in through the hole and back out.
The magazines I'm looking at are 1970 +- Sea Spray magazines, so contemporary , like the boating world. I didn't have a january 71 , but I'll check again in another box.
Funny , but I read the article and the boat names from that period when I was just a kid, but now spend my time around those boats or perhaps racing them. Quicksilver is owned by a friend , so is Tempo( she beat us in a race at christmas ), Satanita I saw about 2 weeks ago at anchor.Young Nick is around. A lot of the others like yours were sold or sailed overseas. The most famous is Rainbow II but she just came back after a lifetime overseas and was restored here last year.
I'm sure I'm right about Pathfinder being owned by Ian Titchener but there was another boat in between mine and her it turns out ( Fandango).

About a month ago an older friend arrived here at work , gave me two magazines and a 12 ft clinker( mentioned above)
Just looking at one of those and voila...

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd48/Waione_photos/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-02/20160405_151751.jpg (http://s227.photobucket.com/user/Waione_photos/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-02/20160405_151751.jpg.html)



and a bonus hijack

Gypsy Moth after her oops in the Tuamotu's...

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd48/Waione_photos/Gypsy%20Moth%20IV/191_9199.jpg (http://s227.photobucket.com/user/Waione_photos/media/Gypsy%20Moth%20IV/191_9199.jpg.html)

RonR
04-04-2016, 11:47 PM
Great picture, thanks. As I understand Pathfinder was sailed to the US about 1980, and has been in the Pacific Northwest ever since. Which is where I am now.

Jay Greer
04-05-2016, 01:14 PM
Although I hate to see a boat damaged that badly, I take solice in the thought that wooden boats are infinatly rebuildable!

As I think back, every boat I have owned was a stage in the gusto of life and adventure! Some were small and some were capable of off shore voyages.
All were the stuff that dreams are made of!

So, here is my list. Starting with boats my dad and I had.

Builder/class Name Year built
28' Lester Stone sloop "Pronto" 1907
12' Snow Bird Olympiad Cat #1 "Green Dragon" 1937
23' Atkin motor sailer "Bingo" 1940
15' Snipe Class Sloop "Halcyon" 1940
18' Ted Geary Flattie "Slappy" 1942
35' Six Meter "Rhapsody" 1939
14' International 14 "Crice" 1948
28' Common Sense "Red Witch" 1935
sloop #5
Matt Walsh
28' Gallart/H28 Ketch "Bright Star" 1960
8' Avon Redstart "Haggis" 1985
18' Grand Banks Dory "Gus" 1960
6' Pram/J.Greer "Hex" 1950
18' racing Dory/J. Greer"Gallatea"1965
8' Barrow Pram "Twinkle" 1995
14' St. Lawrence No Name 2005
River skiff

You will note that I have not had a lot of boats in my lifetime. That is mostly because I mostly sail OPB's, "i.e. Other people's boats"

My all time sweetheart is the Common Sense Class Sloop "Red Witch" CS5. I have had a love affair with that boat ever since 1949! She is indeed, of them all, the best boat I have ever sailed! I should also mention the 38' Stay'sl Alden Schooner "Wanderlure II" that I spent many a happy league racing and cruising on since 1979. And I should also mention "Little Dipper", "Huckster", "Serena", "Pirate", " Butcher Boy II" "Bounty", "Tioga", the 12 meter "Newsboy",The Albatross sloop "Pintado", The Dutch Jadt "Groote Beer", a New York 50, meter boats, Rboats, PCC's, 5.5's, Rodes 33's and PC's plus various "Rosinantes" and a long list of others on both coasts and in the canals of Venice Italy plus the Pacific North West. OPB's offer an amazing amount of variety to the joy to sailing! Even land yachts are a hoot!
Jay

RFNK
04-05-2016, 05:06 PM
There seems to be a H28 missing Jay ...

Rick

John B
04-05-2016, 05:11 PM
I can see it. It starts with 28.

John B
04-05-2016, 05:34 PM
A couple more for Ron.
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd48/Waione_photos/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-02/20160406_092014.jpg (http://s227.photobucket.com/user/Waione_photos/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-02/20160406_092014.jpg.html)

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd48/Waione_photos/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-02/20160406_092036.jpg (http://s227.photobucket.com/user/Waione_photos/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-02/20160406_092036.jpg.html)
The Sydney Hobart is run on boxing day so I needed to look in feb 1972 to see the Dec 1971 race results. Southern Cross cup seems to be run in conjunction with the race for a teams result. I'm surprised that there isn't more written there about Pathfinder. I'll be skim reading the rest through to 1980 and see if more pops up.

RFNK
04-05-2016, 05:49 PM
I can see it. It starts with 28.

How did I miss that? Must have been the Gallart!

Rick

John B
04-05-2016, 06:27 PM
How did I miss that? Must have been the Gallart!

Rick

Ain't you all overcome with what might have been ,Rick ? Brin Wilson ! If the dice had just rolled a little differently?

Quiccccksilver, S and S, Brin Wilson build for himself.....
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd48/Waione_photos/Classic%20regatta%2016/IMG_9537.jpg (http://s227.photobucket.com/user/Waione_photos/media/Classic%20regatta%2016/IMG_9537.jpg.html)

Have I got a deal for you! ( no interest apart from a friend owns it)

I thought I better add, I know the answer.;)

RFNK
04-05-2016, 11:28 PM
Yes, yes, lovely boat and it could have happened. But I'm very happy with Masina!

Is that the answer?

Rick

Anyway, it looks like it takes about 6 Kiwis to sail it so I'd need a crew of at least 3 Aussies - and, not surprisingly, I don't have that many friends!

John B
04-05-2016, 11:54 PM
Of course.:D

Six to race it , one to sail it.

RonR
04-06-2016, 12:17 AM
A couple more for Ron.

That's fantastic. I probably have some of those very Hood sails in my garage now. Maybe I can ask you questions about some of the hardware mysteries I will no doubt uncover. Some bits have gone missing over the years. I knew Pathfinder had a history but am just now realizing how much of one.

RonR
05-09-2016, 07:23 PM
Finally got around to sorting through the dozen or so sail bags in the garage.
https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7104/26828668592_187cf7ef46.jpg

Chris-on-the-Boat
05-10-2016, 01:47 PM
Boats that have owned me...
32' 1968 Trojan
32' 1940 Ed Monk cruiser
55' 1956 Huckins
32' 1930's troller
34' 1950's troller
42' 1937 troller
34' navy utility hull
50' 1930 Menchions Shipyard workboat. She was converted from commercial fishing to a fisheries patrol-style yacht in 1945.

Wow. Looking at that list I see why I'm broke after working 25 years.

CapnJ2ds
05-22-2016, 09:18 AM
Geez! I feel like a piker after seeing some of the lists above!
But here goes;
Sea Hawk - 12' Z-class sailing dinghy
Corsair - 30' Cox sloop
Kotiti - 41' Cox schooner
Ika Rere 43' Hartley cutter
Un-named 21' x 3'6" ex surf life-saving boat converted for one man rowing
Starsong (ex Claes Compaen) - 48' Capell gaff ketch
Sirena - 36' Orams bridge-decker launch
and the usual small fleet of skiffs and dinghies up to my current 15' Bolger "Gypsy".

RFNK
05-22-2016, 04:48 PM
Just added a VJ to my list.

Rick

Chris249
05-22-2016, 07:02 PM
A Cunningham XY cat (awful)


That's a boat I have an issue with. Much respect to the Cunninghams, but even they admitted in a printed article that the XY wouldn't tack. Sometimes that's not too bad, but when it's blowing hard and the crewman comes off the trapeze wire or it breaks and you're on Botany Bay with a boat that won't tack and which you can't gybe for fear of a capsize, very bad things can happen.

In the case of the XY 16, it means that you don't get back to the crewman (who was a bloody good sailor; 2nd in the VJ nationals, first in the G12 states, 16 Foot Skiff Zone champ, etc) in time. I really wish the XY16 was a better boat; then I'd have known my dad.

Chris249
05-22-2016, 07:09 PM
I don't want to hijack this interesting thread with one boat, so I will try to post some photos elsewhere and give a link. I'd love to learn more of her history- I have some old magazine articles (New Zealand Boating World), and the prior owner- a very accomplished boatbuilder who has owned her twice- gave me quite a bit of info. There are launch day pictures up on the builder's website. The boat is in amazing shape after 45 years, which I attribute to a very high standard of original construction. Should have her moved to our slip later this week.

Capsizing a Super Satellite is something I'm familiar with- great story about winning a race, though. Turtling one was when I learned that a non-floating aluminum daggerboard needed to be secured....:eek:

I've got the Australian magazines covering her '71 Hobart win in the shed. I'll pull them out when I get my scanner wired up. A small sailplan and perhaps an accommodation layout was also featured an Australian sailing book written by Bob Ross, one of the great yacht racing journos.

Re the comment further down the thread; yes the Southern Cross Cup was sailed in conjunction with the Hobart every two years. The S CC was similar to the Admiral's Cup, with three-boat teams, but it was open to a wider variety of teams and (in those days) a wider range of boat sizes. In one of the short races Pathfinder was DNFd after grounding on rocks at the start of the first race and having to motor off, but obviously she ended well by winning the Hobart. The NZ team won from a hot fleet including the whole of England's winning Admiral's Cup team, the Fastnet-winning Ragamuffin, and an American team of American Eagle, Kialoa II and Ondine II. That was a bit of a peak period for anyone who loves the classic varnished IOR boats.

Chris249
05-22-2016, 07:24 PM
I don't change boats (or boards) very much at all, partly since even a plastic windsurfer has so much soul that you can't just give it to someone who won't use it. Hell, I'm so stupidly sentimental I even get attached to particular sails!

So my boat list since the age or 18 is pretty scanty;

Skiff Moth

Scow Moth

Various Lasers

Tasar (15' wingmasted dinghy).

Crossfire 20 (an Australian made copy of the US Santana 20).

Hobie Miracle 20 cat (not your average Hobie; basically a street-legal Olympic Tornado). We wrote her off in the last regatta, so now the search is on for a new boat and someone to donate the old one to.

Various tenders

International Canoe, built in moulded Australian cedar in 1964 with assistance from Ben Lexcen of Australia II fame. Pushed it to 3rd in the nationals when it was almost 40, but it's not competitive any more and lives in the garage roof as a slow renovation project.

International Flying 15; a lovely little racing keelboat.

A 28' half tonner in cold-moulded oregon, designed by John Spencer of Ragtime ULDB fame and heavily modified. I've done a few overnight and coastal offshore races with her but these days she's used for cruising and is another slow renovation project. I lived on her for years when I was younger, and there's jobs on her I've been going to do since 1985......

Windsurfers....lots and lots of them. A couple of them have some pretty good history, like being originally owned by Robby Naish or an Olympic medallist.

John B
05-22-2016, 08:02 PM
I've got the Australian magazines covering her '71 Hobart win in the shed. I'll pull them out when I get my scanner wired up. A small sailplan and perhaps an accommodation layout was also featured an Australian sailing book written by Bob Ross, one of the great yacht racing journos.

Re the comment further down the thread; yes the Southern Cross Cup was sailed in conjunction with the Hobart every two years. The S CC was similar to the Admiral's Cup, with three-boat teams, but it was open to a wider variety of teams and (in those days) a wider range of boat sizes. In one of the short races Pathfinder was DNFd after grounding on rocks at the start of the first race and having to motor off, but obviously she ended well by winning the Hobart. The NZ team won from a hot fleet including the whole of England's winning Admiral's Cup team, the Fastnet-winning Ragamuffin, and an American team of American Eagle, Kialoa II and Ondine II. That was a bit of a peak period for anyone who loves the classic varnished IOR boats.
My marina neighbour was sailing one of the competitor boats in that ( grounding) race, I forget which one.

Wckoek
05-22-2016, 08:21 PM
Since many of you owned so many different boats, have you guys tried swapping boat with others instead of buying or selling?

John B
05-22-2016, 08:47 PM
Owned...implication-Sell? what is this concept you speak of?:d

I still have them all ,apart from a few from my youth. You've reminded me to get back to you re JL.

Wckoek
05-22-2016, 09:09 PM
I mean some of the members do sell their boats, but I think its a good idea to swap boats for say a period of time to experience different boats without actually owning it.
About JL, too bad we are oceans apart, or you can come to see her in the region.

RFNK
05-22-2016, 09:49 PM
I don't change boats (or boards) very much at all, partly since even a plastic windsurfer has so much soul that you can't just give it to someone who won't use it. Hell, I'm so stupidly sentimental I even get attached to particular sails!

So my boat list since the age or 18 is pretty scanty;

Skiff Moth

Scow Moth

Various Lasers

Tasar (15' wingmasted dinghy).

Crossfire 20 (an Australian made copy of the US Santana 20).

Hobie Miracle 20 cat (not your average Hobie; basically a street-legal Olympic Tornado). We wrote her off in the last regatta, so now the search is on for a new boat and someone to donate the old one to.

Various tenders

International Canoe, built in moulded Australian cedar in 1964 with assistance from Ben Lexcen of Australia II fame. Pushed it to 3rd in the nationals when it was almost 40, but it's not competitive any more and lives in the garage roof as a slow renovation project.

International Flying 15; a lovely little racing keelboat.

A 28' half tonner in cold-moulded oregon, designed by John Spencer of Ragtime ULDB fame and heavily modified. I've done a few overnight and coastal offshore races with her but these days she's used for cruising and is another slow renovation project. I lived on her for years when I was younger, and there's jobs on her I've been going to do since 1985......

Windsurfers....lots and lots of them. A couple of them have some pretty good history, like being originally owned by Robby Naish or an Olympic medallist.

International Canoe? You would know Eric Dunbar and you've probably sailed out the front of our place.

Rick

Martin B.
05-26-2016, 08:34 PM
Started aged about 12 in hired 8' Sabots on Albert Park Lane, Melbourne, 1952
11' 6" VJ at Albert Park YC
Two Aust 12' Cadet Dinghies at Royal Brighton YC (actually Club owned but young skippers appointed as "steward" for their care and maintenance).
OPB 5o5 KA927 on the wire.
OK 4m dinghy KA147
NZ built "furniture quality" 12' Cherub
self built 11' Aust design Sailfish
13' Pride waterski boat with 65 hp
23' van de Stadt Juno mini cruiser ( sorry - frozen snot but otherwise a fantastic boat)
8' Sabot as tender for above plus sailing dinghy for the 2 boys.
38' Knud Reimers 22 square meter, NZ kauri planked - true 'sailing porn'.
****
35' John Spencer Scimitar light displ chine ply - the pic in the avitar - the pre-cursor of the mighty Infidel/Ragtime
4.6m tinnie with 60hp outboard
4.7m Prijon Touryak (PE) kayak
5.2m self built Tom Yost design Sea Cruiser Skin-on-frame Kayak at age 73

The **** was for an unsuccessful attempt to buy the famous Capt John Illingworth's 'Mouse of Malham' which was around Perth at the time. Luckily I found the mighty Spencer not long afterwards instead.

Now reatricted to occasional sail on son's Cole 23' permanently moored on Lake Argyle (3,200km away) trailer sailer.

Pops
08-21-2016, 06:06 PM
Currently own our second Grady , but my introduction to boating was a complete overhaul of this baby in 1980. She's a 28 ft Trojan
2933

RFNK
08-21-2016, 07:43 PM
Can add a Selby VJ to my list

http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr69/rfnk/VJ/VJ1_zpst9uawqcg.jpg (http://s470.photobucket.com/user/rfnk/media/VJ/VJ1_zpst9uawqcg.jpg.html)

Rick

John B
08-21-2016, 08:00 PM
Nice case.

RFNK
08-22-2016, 02:08 AM
Yes, it's a very nicely built boat. Selby was regarded as the VJ guru back in the 70s. I've been lucky to get this one. The guy who had it was given it, had no interest in boats and no idea what it was. It came without a centreboard, banana boards, rudder or boom, or sails. But it has a great mast. I've since obtained all the gear I need for it but I'll rebuild quite a bit of it. The boat itself needs almost nothing, just a bit of varnish and I think I'll plug some of the fastenings.

Rick

RFNK
08-22-2016, 02:22 AM
Anyone interested in the VJ might enjoy this blog that I just found. Don't miss the little video! http://earwigoagin.blogspot.com.au/2015/02/header-photo-australian-vee-jay-dinghy.html

Rick

skuthorp
08-22-2016, 07:37 AM
Blimey Martin B, we might have met. I started in sea scouts on the lake, rowed the Walsh's beautiful planked skiffs and hired rather bad sail boats from Bill Hooper. Then I had an old sharpie, built an Australian sailfish I still have and sail, crewed on a Gwen, crewed and then owned a Cherub, my favourite boat still. Had a Jolly boat for a while, several canoes and kayaks mostly self built, including a canadian canoe out of newspaper. I still preferred skiffs and these days sail a Macgregor canoe, the sailfish and I race a Sabre dinghy in a coastal club. Occasionally I look at a keeler, but not seriously.

#46 I likewise seem to have selective memory Two cats, and how could I have forgotten the XY, beast of a thing.
And the Jolly boat was only a bit mine, 4 owners.

Drivenoutside
03-21-2017, 05:26 PM
15' fiberglass '70s kayak
16.5' CLC kayak (stolen from top of my car)
15' Beat up Grumman Aluminum canoe (1st boat)
Dagger white water kayak
16' Old Town Rotomolded canoe
14' Cajun pirogue (finest duck boat I have ever used!)
17.5' SoF baidarka kayak
17' Unnamed fiberglass over plywood cuddy utility boat
15' War Eagle Aluminum jon boat
22' Manta-ray i/o skiboat (pos Ford V8)
18' Hobie Cat
14' Laser
Catalina 270 LE (loved that boat and want another)

Oldad
03-22-2017, 02:01 PM
First boat: 1954, Something I built from the top half of a 1940s panel truck, welded in metal where windshield and tops of doors had been, hung a 12 horse motor off the 2 x 12 transom which was set in where the tops of the back doors had been, 55 gallon drum under foredeck for floatation and off we went. Total cost $15.
Second boat: 8 foot plywood sailing dinghy
Third" 16 foot Lincoln canoe.
Fourth: Cherokee aluminum cabin cruiser, after complete restoration.
Fifth: Fiberglass Old Town canoe, crushed in a collapsed barn, salvaged and repaired, still in use by son #2.
Sixth:22 foot glass sailboat converted to troller, powered by 9.9 Yamaha, long gone.
Seventh:Old wooden Snipe, restored and then destroyed in a storm on Lake Memphramagog.
Eighth: A pair of 12 plywood stitch and glue kayaks, ex wife has one, I have the other. Very happy about all parts of that arrangement.
Ninth:14 foot Old Town Still Water, bought new twenty five years ago for about three hundred, sold recently for six.
Tenth:GT 23 by Bateau, cut the plans by enough to be able to build it in my 24' shop, six years ago, still in use.
Eleventh: Nina by Bateau, modified the plans somewhat to give it a cuddy, plan to sell it this year, too damn many boats.
Twelfth: 12 foot solo kaya, designed and built by my son and I, still to be found on ponds and streams in the back country of Vermont.
Thirteenth: Restored $50 1910 power dory, converted from gas to electric and soon, I hope, to go the way of the Nina. Fun boat but still too many.
Fourteenth: Still in the shop awaiting new canvas, a 1937 Old Town canoe.
Fifteenth: Salvaged badly damaged Cape Dory 10, now serves as a tender for GT23, rows like a dream.
Also in the design stage (looking for ideas and suggestions) a SOF tandem kayak.
I wonder how many I left out?
I wonder if this is the second time I posted on this thread? Hey, I'm 83 and dam lucky I remember my name....

CWSmith
03-22-2017, 09:21 PM
A 505 (still have it), wood and canvas canoe, and a plastic canoe. That's owned. Family boats and boats I've worked on is a longer list.

rudderless
03-23-2017, 03:38 AM
Boyhood...
1) Canvas kayak about 8' over flimsy wooden frame sold as a kit from a magazine ad. Waves wobbled the sides in and out like jello.
2) Sail/row boat about 12' which I had found sunken in spite of wood construction. Wonderful after restoration with planing hull, seats, modest deck.
3) Thin plywood kayak designed by neighbor and fastened with copper wire and glass. Too high freeboard for one so I cut deck into tandem.
Adulthood...
4) Boston Whaler Harpoon 4.6 sailboat was wonderful except it's heavy, rounded, slightly tippy hull would only plane on a strong broad reach.
5) Rowing Scull with carbon fiber oars... twang! Sliding seat and narrow, but not to the point of much tippyness. What's in front of me anyways?
Retirement...
6) Hobie 12' inflatable kayak with mighty mirage fin pedal drive and sail kit - jack of all trades.
7) Minicat 420 Emotion inflatable racing sail catamaran - holy crap, how do I hold on to this stallion after an exhausting setup?
8) Dinghygo Beach inflatable sailing dinghy - comfy but deep draft daggerboard and a bit slow, especially under it's small oars.
9) Supersport high pressure inflatable that actually planes, and only has a fixed bungee for mainsheet so you can hold on with free hand!
10) Seated paddleboard inflated at high pressure with which I use a kayak paddle to surf and a sailkit in the works.
11) Seaeagle explorer 300x inflatable paddle kayak, will actually surf and shrugs off massive whitewater with 16 large self bailers.
12) Pointe65 Tequila break-in-two plastic kayak, whose modest weight capacity rating is serious, with not pound of safety margin.
13) Put a deposit down for Kayacat inflatable ultraportable cat to row/paddle/sail if the new company doesn't go bust first.

http://www.ruach.net/Harpoon/brochure/46pg1.jpg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLtlcTguofA&list=WL&index=32

Oldersalt
03-29-2017, 10:31 AM
18' Picaroon wood pocket cruiser, designed by Sam Rabl
Rawson 30 sloop
8' wood dinghy
Islander 32
26' Tolly outdrive
34' Californian twin
O'day 32 ketch
Islander Freeport 32
Redwing 18 ob (ply/epoxy)
16' sit-on-top fg kayak
9' wood dinghy/rowboat
Grand Banks 32 (fg) now

Wow! Bigger list than I thought!

gilberj
03-29-2017, 11:11 AM
I guess I never submitted a list.
Starting with family of origin.
19'circa 1930's launch Emma
19'circa 1945< Duke Playmate launch Iolanthe
16' rowing lake boat
13.5' foot rowing boat
14 foot Zephyr catboat sailing dinghy Wavelet
4 wood/canvas canoes
Rowing canoe Spider
Assorted outboard skiffs
6.5' pootzy pram Puff
20' Foster sloop Windrush
21' Herreshoff Cat Yawl Descant
8' lapstrake pram Prelude
My own boats
~8 assorted dinghies/skiffs, 3 self designed and 4 built
13' lapstrake double Paddle Canoe,
14' plastic canoe
2*8' Kayak/canoe beach boats for kids
26.5' Falmouth 26 Warrington-Smyth gaff cutter...Kotick
30' double ended Scandanavian style cutter...Stormhaven
45' 1934 wood power cruiser.... Waylin Myth
33' Herreshoff Meadowlark ...Whimbrel Current boat

I also had free use of a couple of boats in return for care and maintenance Herreshoff Rozinante Phalarope and Tramp a 45 steel ketch for a couple of years each.

David G
03-29-2017, 11:15 AM
What fun! I missed this the first time around.

My first 'personally owned' boat was a no-name 8' plywood pram that I got for my 10th birthday, along with an Evinrude Lightwin 3.0 and some oars. Still own the Olyrude.

Along the way, the boats our family has owned (I'm sure to forget some) --

A pair of (Popular Mechanics plans) plywood SUP's

A pair of (PM again) tiny hydroplanes

A 16' fg outboard ski boat (Glastron)

A pair of traditional plank on frame 12' rowboats (built to a design my dad sketched before I was born)

An 18' Burchcraft cabin cruiser (built from a kit)

One tin canoe

A 22' Pacific City dory - used for beach-launched commercial salmon trolling

Do surfboards count? I've crossed the Columbia River bar on mine, and fished for salmon from them

How about log rafts? - I built several <G>

Current boats/projects under construction --

8' Puddle Duck Racer - developmental class sailing dinghy

A pair of SOF kayaks - rescued, provenance unknown... but found worthwhile by the local kayak guru

A fg Thomas 13.5 - Whitehall-ish pulling boat

Spira 'Katchemak' - 17' fishing boat

15.5' Goat Island Skiff - sailing dinghy and multi-purpose skiff.

Saving my sheckels to build (when other projects are done) --

Wood SUP of some sort - maybe a pair... as I find there's more family involvement with pairs of boats

Fast cabin cruiser for weekends, and slightly longer trips. Maybe even the Inside Passage one day. Probably in the 22 - 25 ' range... though if the family keeps growning, it might end up larger. Want it trailerable, though

Daniel Noyes
03-29-2017, 11:49 AM
Alpha Dory... nuff said.


https://sites.google.com/site/dansdories/_/rsrc/1256977436202/3098800687_306cd453ef-large.jpg?height=315&width=420

JimConlin
03-29-2017, 02:51 PM
An update:

A 25' Downeast/ Bassboat by Ken Flowers
An Alerion express 28
A 17' Grumman canoe
2 SUP's
A 16' Cape Split peapod (under construction)
The Alberg 35, sold in 2000, has been bought back by my daughter.