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Paul Pless
01-24-2014, 01:01 PM
Many of us here endlessly romanticize the past when it comes to boats. I certainly am guilty of doing so.

Do you have a boat or two that may or may not be constructed of some other material, that's fairly modern that you admire for some reason or another? If so, please post it to this thread with a brief explanation.

Andrew Craig-Bennett
01-24-2014, 01:06 PM
Oh, yes!


Paul Pless
01-24-2014, 01:07 PM
Oh, yes!care to elaborate? :)

this is interesting
the Master's cabin was arranged on the port side, not the customary starboard side. This had an odd consequence, when the "Chekiang" was twice pirated by Indonesians, the pirates went straight to the Chief Engineer's cabin, expecting to find the ship's safe there

Andrew Craig-Bennett
01-24-2014, 01:09 PM
She's one of my babies!

Here she is again, lengthened, at the age of 21 and still running like a sewing machine:


She, and her four sisters, are the thing in my life that I am most proud of.

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
01-24-2014, 01:17 PM
simon rogers sticky fingers

And Adrian Thompson's Alice's Mirror

01-24-2014, 01:29 PM
Midnight Lace.


01-24-2014, 01:31 PM
How modern do you mean? Probably the most modern boat I am really interested in is the modern 5.5's of Seb Schmidt and Christof Wilke. Fabulous looking boats in a fabulous class. Of the larger boats I like the RC44 class, which coincidentally look just like a 'blown up' modern 5.5.

Mickey Lake

ron ll
01-24-2014, 02:16 PM

01-24-2014, 02:27 PM
Any of the Bertram's


Tom Hunter
01-24-2014, 02:28 PM
I had huge fun with this type of boat when I was a teenager playing in the winds and tide rip off Nobska point on Cape Cod that is my first reason for liking it, my second reason is it appears to have hooked my daughter on sailing.


She is on the tiller, and just turned 13 yesterday. I'm the parent of a teenage girl. Help!

01-24-2014, 02:31 PM
Nothing too big and flashy- a Spirit 46 will do for me, when I find that rich widow.

01-24-2014, 02:49 PM
Very nice, birlinn. I have always been fairly critical of these 'Spirit of Tradition' boats, because I would like to see every metre boat ever built in perfect trim before I worry about building stuff like this, but I have to admit, pretty sporty looking.

Mickey Lake

01-24-2014, 02:49 PM
The 505 - very fast and light, it planes upwind and flies downwind. Regrettably, I got old and it did not.