View Full Version : "ICON" at twilight
A picture of the ICON captured at twilight during a salmon derby at Owen Sound, Ontario and sent to me via email from a friend in North Carolina
01-06-2005, 07:18 PM
01-06-2005, 08:10 PM
I'm standing by for some shots of the cockpit, pilothouse, interior, etc... :cool:
I have a pic of the inside of the pilothouse but I can't send it untill tomorrow.... tonight I am at the firehall.... We still make housecalls!
A sunny Sunday afternoon cruise on the ICON
Hey BHM, who's plans did you start with?
My first guess is Glen-l's, or was it hankinson, or the dory book.
Have you had it on the water enough to make any statements about it?
Since the boat is relatively light, but 30 feet long, how does it tow and launch?
Also see that you built a carolina dory, guess it was glen-l's sweet caroline, any comments on that boat as to how it rode and behaved on the water. I always like hearing about dory's and lobsterboats.
Hi Ron W
Thaks for your interest re:ICON. Yes the original plans that I studied were from Glen L, however since I chose to lengthen the boat, the plans virtually became of little or no value as far as using any dimensions. I relofted the lines using a CAD program... frames, battens, gunwale specs... everything was subject to change. I don't know that I could duplicate it myself!
As far as trailering goes, this boat launches and retrieves as easily as any 16 footer. I made a tri-axle "kick-..." trailer if I may say so, 18 large bunker rollers on it, and when it hits the water going down the ramp, it's off! I must tie the bow line to the trailer
or she's heading out to sea on her own... literally! I forgot once and found myself dashing down the dock to catch it ... would have been grate on video. The boat is beautiful on the water, but TENDER, and it has taken some time to become accustomed to this feature. I haven't totally finished it yet, and the cabin area is my current project. I have yet to install the main fuel tank and fresh water tank and I beleive they will also have some effect on the tenderness of the ICON. I hope this has answered some of your questions... Building this dory (and the Carolina Skiff, plans came from Texas dory ?) was,and still is a wonderful joy and therapy for me. I have had Parkinson 's for 14 yrs now, and not all days were as productive as I would have liked them to be... But yes, this boat has brought me an unmeasurable amount of blessing.
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