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02-03-2003, 08:15 PM
Here's a nice page on the history of cutters...
Here's one that the builder says is from half model of a pilot cutter from the early 1800's. The model is said to have been passed down within the family, until Cap'n Jennings commissioned NA Geerd Hendel to draw it at 22 feet and add a centerboard. Now this boat is being made in (well, let's just say that it has lots of nice wood TRIM ;) ). I thought it was a sweet looking little craft nonetheless. Maybe one of the forumintes could inquire whether the plans are available???
Here's one out of Oz!! Hey you Ozzies, where is this beauty at??? www.bluntboat.com.au (http://www.bluntboat.com.au)
Plywood lapstrake cutter from Dudley Dix, he of radial chine fame...
Another beauty from the talented eye and hands of Paul Gartside!!
Dunno what material this one's made of, but she's a Colin Archer type and looks fine...
From the Port Townsend Show, '01, "Bryony"
Always appreciate a little good porn, John. Thanks
02-03-2003, 11:02 PM
Now John mate its on the first page of the website... theyre in Mike and Jeffs country
Since 1858, C. Blunt Boat Builder has seen five generations of boat builders building and restoring all manners of craft, from ship repair timberwork to small classic rowing boats.
Still proudly owned and operated by the Blunt family, this historical business is situated on Nelson Place, Williamstown, Victoria, Australia and backs onto Hobson's Bay.
Our 30 ton slipway and storage area, with an ever changing boat show, is open to interested parties with a love for timber craft.
C. Blunt Boat Builder Pty. Ltd.
150 Nelson Place, Williamstown, Victoria, Australia 3016
Ph: (03) 9397 2323
Fax: (03) 9397 5530
P.O. Box 343 Williamstown, Victoria, Australia 3016now to the boats your tempting us with... mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmdroolmmmmmmmmmmmmmslobbermmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmoooohhhhyeahmmmmmmmm damn!! cant see the flamin keyboard under all this drool mate!! tongue.gif
#1 pilot cutter from the early 1800's... nice bit closer would have been great but still real nice thankee kindly
#2 see above... probably on their slip
#3 Dudley Dix Design does an interesting version but well looking from 1 down to 3 no contest really eh? ;)
#4 Lets try this shall we?...
aaaaahhhhhhh more drool!! Paul does do fine work dont he??? proud fella and so be Barb I would imagine :cool:
#5 what can one say that Colin Archer could design a fine boat!! if its not a Colin Archer its still a nice rendition is it not?
#6 "Bryony" aaaaaaaahhhh you fellas have some finestkind boats and of course you just had to poke that "Port Townsend Show, '01" in there didnt you??!! sigh :rolleyes:
So dont stop John... this fix is just whats been ordered :cool:
Cutters are cool too... no worries... not as cool as the schooners but well sweet as a nut no worries! :cool: Thanks John!!
[ 02-04-2003, 12:04 AM: Message edited by: Wild Dingo ]
02-04-2003, 08:51 AM
Ah sure, Shane, but I was at the Blunt homepage myself, now wasn't I? I suppose what I meant to say was what do our friends in Oz know about the history of this fine boat? I know that she's the "Eleanor" and was built in 1900 by C. Blunt hisself as a cruising cutter. Now just how many hundreds of 103 year-old boats do you Ozzies have sitting around down there at the bottom of the world? I'm thinking that "Eleanor" must be of historical significance, and that if we Yanks can tell ya not only what film star sailed Santana but how he sailed her....then I'm hoping that one of our Ozpals can fill us in on Eleanor a bit. More photos, say, or a bit of history? Sometimes my boat porn postings are not meant to be an end in themselves but rather a jumping off point for more research and discussion.
Don't worry....more porn in the pipeline. ;)
Thaddeus J. Van Gilder
02-04-2003, 11:28 AM
let's see if I can get a picture of IVY on this...
I don't know if it will work. If it does, This is a picture of my baby.
Thaddeus J. Van Gilder
02-04-2003, 11:33 AM
OK, that didn't work. let me try again.
If this doesn't work, I give up!
02-04-2003, 08:27 PM
Okay, here's an oldie but a goodie, "Rose", said to have been about a 40-footer. Read more at www.yachtingrid.demon.co.uk/ (http://www.yachtingrid.demon.co.uk/) .../yacht_rose.htm
02-07-2003, 02:35 PM
:cool: Sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet, and sweet. smile.gif
I really must convince SWMBO to let me order the Swiftsure plans as a birthday present. It'll be a few (hopefully not too many) years before I can start, but I need to commit. It came down to Swiftsure or the Buehler Pogo, and the square sail tipped the balance. :D
Alan D. Hyde
02-07-2003, 03:14 PM
(Photo is of Sorceress, [a Giles Laurent Dyarchy] courtesy of Dave Fleming...)
[ 02-07-2003, 04:23 PM: Message edited by: Alan D. Hyde ]
02-07-2003, 04:46 PM
Hey Alan! Nice shot of Dyarchy! Thanks too to Dave Fleming. I think this is the first shot of a Dyarchy we've had on the forum, although this design has been discussed a great deal. And it happens to be Bob Cleek's dreamboat!
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