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mmd
08-30-2017, 12:42 PM
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/50ccbedae4b0a7200de16925/t/54d97b2ee4b0163ff1e3d055/1423539045013/

Ted Hoppe
08-30-2017, 12:47 PM
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/50ccbedae4b0a7200de16925/t/54d97b2ee4b0163ff1e3d055/1423539045013/

What a beauty. Off to find examples for sale so I can dream with what ifs.

Jim Mahan
08-30-2017, 12:47 PM
This reminds me I have plans for an Alden Indian.

mmd
08-30-2017, 12:59 PM
Ted, Bluenose #75 - a wooden one - is for sale in Chester for about $7,600 USD. They come up for sale quite regularly in 'glass, occasionally in wood. Prices range from around $2,000 to $30,000. Or, Snyder's Shipyard will build one from the original Roue plans on commission.

Here's a video of the fleet racing at Chester Race Week last year:


https://youtu.be/P2Apsr_iEX8

Figment
08-30-2017, 01:06 PM
ah, the things we can do when the off-season is three times as long as the sailing season! :D

Ted Hoppe
08-30-2017, 01:08 PM
Very nice lines. The draft is quite appealing.
http://blog.tadroberts.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Bluenoselines.jpg

bamamick
08-30-2017, 01:11 PM
We have a glass one at our club all the way down here!

Mickey Lake

mmd
08-30-2017, 01:14 PM
Three-quarters of the year off only if you are timid, Figment. Normal season is mid-April to late October for dedicated folk.

Guys, that linesplan is of the big Bluenose - 143-ft LOA. The Bluenose Class is a bit smaller, at 23-ft LOA...

http://sailboatdata.com/imagehelper.asp?file_id=7072


Here's a video of Chester Race Week, which features some nice classic yachts and a lingering presentation of Bluenose Class sloops racing:


https://youtu.be/pJGZ82xfUvw

Ted Hoppe
08-30-2017, 01:32 PM
Ted, Bluenose #75 - a wooden one - is for sale in Chester for about $7,600 USD. They come up for sale quite regularly in 'glass, occasionally in wood. Prices range from around $2,000 to $30,000. Or, Snyder's Shipyard will build one from the original Roue plans on commission.

Here's a video of the fleet racing at Chester Race Week last year:


https://youtu.be/P2Apsr_iEX8

A wooden one on a trailer for restoration would be ideal. She would make an excellent beautiful estuary racer. Something to make the 5.5 meters jealous. To take one away from NS would be almost criminal.

mmd
08-30-2017, 01:48 PM
No worries about taking them away from NS, Ted; there are fleets in the Midwest and down the US eastern seaboard. I don't think that you would be alone on the west coast, but probably not enough for a fleet race week.

Here ya go: https://www.kijiji.ca/v-sailboat/bridgewater/time-to-invest-in-your-own-bluenose-excellent-value/1103174784?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

mmd
08-30-2017, 02:09 PM
Tom, the B-Class in the MMA is Sail No. 1. In the winter of 1945 46 there were twelve built at Lloyd Barkhouse's shop in East Chester for a group of sailors from the Armdale Yacht Club in Halifax who wanted to revive club racing that had remained dormant over the war years. Rumour has it that the owners helped with the building, but moved about from boat to boat so that no one would have opportunity to modify their boat for an advantage. All BII's with a sail number under 100 are woodies, all over 100 are 'glass.

Ted Hoppe
08-30-2017, 02:26 PM
No worries about taking them away from NS, Ted; there are fleets in the Midwest and down the US eastern seaboard. I don't think that you would be alone on the west coast, but probably not enough for a fleet race week.

Here ya go: https://www.kijiji.ca/v-sailboat/bridgewater/time-to-invest-in-your-own-bluenose-excellent-value/1103174784?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true


Quite tempting. I might even be able to tow home with my grand wagoner v8.

mmd
08-30-2017, 02:33 PM
Yes, you would. I see B-Class boats being towed by trucks, Volvo wagons, and even mini-vans on our highways. All-up weight, including trailer, for a woodie is about 2700 - 3000 lbs. The boat is 2050 lbs.

jackster
08-30-2017, 04:34 PM
Thanks, again, Mike. :)

Ted Hoppe
08-30-2017, 04:48 PM
Yes, you would. I see B-Class boats being towed by trucks, Volvo wagons, and even mini-vans on our highways. All-up weight, including trailer, for a woodie is about 2700 - 3000 lbs. The boat is 2050 lbs.

week to get there and a week to get back. Wowsers!

mmd
08-30-2017, 04:49 PM
Plus a few days to sight-see with me as your guide, right?

johnd@simplesevens.org
10-30-2017, 12:35 PM
And then there's this one in Long Island... http://sailingtexas.com/201601/sbluenose24104.html

Slightly closer to the west coast :-)