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12-23-2006, 02:19 PM
Does anyone know anything about a wooden boat design called a Baby Bluenose (not to be confused with Bluenose II up in Halifax,NS)? I am trying to get specifications on the vessel. One sailed into a friend's harbor in Florida and the owner signed the boat over to a single mother of three who offered to give him (Denny Hill) a ride to the airport. My friend wants to help the lady sell the boat, but it would be helpful if he had some information on the boat's design. The vessel is very salty in appearance . . . wood construction . . . wooden mast and boom . . . appears to be a cutter rig . . . about 7.3 meters in length not including the 5' spar on the bow. The external hull appears to be wrapped in resin since there is no appearance of lapstrake construction (like you would see on a wooden kayak). The owner (Mr. Hill) built the boat and sailed/lived aboard for the past 10 years. Any insights or help that anyone might share on this vessel's lineage will be most appreciated. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org and I can forward jpegs if it would be of any benefit.
William Roue, the designer of the fishing schooner Bluenose, designed a 24-ft (7.46m) sloop-rigged boat called the Bluenose Class Sloop, but I doubt that it could be used as a liveaboard.
Photos of the boat in question would help a lot with identification.
Roue also designed Bluenose Junior, but that would have been bigger than your boat.
12-25-2006, 01:19 PM
Here's a link to the web page of fellow fourmite, S/V Laura Ellen. Laura Ellen is a Roue designed Bluenose Jr.,schooner rigged;
A bigger boat and different rig from what you have described. As MMD pointed out Roue also designed the Bluenose Class sloop which is about the length you stated but is definitely not a live aboard.Here's a link to the class association web site which has some pics;
And just for fun here's a link to the William J. Roue site;
Good luck in your search.
12-26-2006, 09:18 PM
Thanks for your responses. I can't post a jpeg to this forum, but my address is listed above in my original post. If you will email me I'll send you a photo. The vessel in question shares some similarity to the schooner rig that Earl made reference to (Laura ...), but obviously shorter in length and with one stick in lieu of two.
12-27-2006, 06:39 PM
There was a guy around Barnegat selling one of these last year... the hull was copper sheathed.
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