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02-18-2008, 12:58 PM
Hello every body! Iím coming with this almost artistic proyect. I bought a wooden boat recently and I want to remodel it as an antique sailboat. Because of that I would like to get some ideas of antique sailboats (model types, sail formats, age, etc.) u believe could be realized in accordance with my boat, witch its 7 meters hull its shown in: http://nicolasdelafuente.sitebooth.com/P1000030.JPG (http://nicolasdelafuente.sitebooth.com/P1000030.JPG)
I really ThkU in advance!
Excuse my French, Iím typing from Argentina!
Wecome to the forum, Nick. I was unable to open the link you gave. Got another? Looking forward to seeing your boat.
02-18-2008, 01:46 PM
try again in:
hope those work!
02-18-2008, 02:40 PM
Neither link seems to work. Says I don't have permission to access.
02-18-2008, 02:58 PM
probe this pls!
02-18-2008, 03:32 PM
Here's one of the pics....
02-18-2008, 03:33 PM
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02-18-2008, 03:56 PM
Looks interesting! I'd pick up some of the John Gardner books like and perhaps Chapelle's _Amercian Small Sailing Craft_ for ideas on classic rigs.
Another alternative is to keep the boat more 'local' in character - look for old photos from the area showing similar boats from 100 years ago. If you can find one with a similar hull shape, you could build a rig that should work well in your local waters and winds.
02-18-2008, 05:32 PM
Looks like a classic river dory, they used to make similar craft from redgum on the Murray In Aus.
02-18-2008, 05:45 PM
Nico, it appears you are in Argentina, along Rio de la Plata? I would say this already looks like an antique. What type of change would you be wanting to make? adding a sail, seats (thwarts), and a motor? a deck?
02-18-2008, 06:35 PM
It'd be a shame to change it much, it's a very cool little boat with that Briggs and Stratton.
It seems a bit narrow and shallow to carry much of a sail and cutting a centerboard slot will weaken it a lot, not having a keel plank.
Also, think about the winds. I'll bet there might not be much a lot of the time if you're on a river and you might end up paddling anyway.
02-19-2008, 08:30 AM
Ive been looking for those John Gardner models, the attached below I think would be a great one to improbe over my hull. See it and tell me pls! Someone knows how its keel is?
Iam from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and I use to sail in the Rio de la Plata river, I sailed throught the Delta and to Colonia, Uruguay, too.
The idea of let it as it is is one of the most consciousness, but Iam dreaming sail an antique wooden boat.
02-19-2008, 02:07 PM
You have a pretty cool little boat there.
I have a long, narrow, fast row boat, different from yours, but they share those qualities.
I have never been able to make her a good sailboat, she is too good a rowboat to sail well.
But I have had some fun making fishermans sprit sails out of old canvas and using them to run before the wind. So you can row out, sail back.
I would say that you should not put in a centerboard, just accept that you cannot sail against the wind. If you do not have a skeg you might add one, but I am not sure that is a good idea either.
I would experiment with very cheap sails, keep your boat as a wonderful row and motor boat, and have fun.
After a year or two of experiments you will have better ideas about the sail boat you want. And you will still have a really good rowboat.
Be sure to post pictures for us. Fortunatly for me, my experiments (and sinking) was done before digital cameras.
02-25-2008, 12:49 AM
I have posted new photos on http://www.navigare.com.ar/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1201269675/15
Pls! see them!
03-01-2008, 12:44 PM
She's a beautiful boat. Good luck with the project! I can't tell whether she's a flat bottom, but if she is then you should check out some material on how sharpies handle under sail. Sharpies are flat bottom sailboats. One excellent resource is Reuel Parker's "The Sharpie Book".
03-01-2008, 01:21 PM
Hey Dutch, are ya gonna put a wheelchair ramp on her?;)
08-19-2009, 06:57 PM
Long time has past... I invite you to visit www.poiatzie.blogspot.com (http://www.woodenboat.com/forum/www.poiatzie.blogspot.com)
08-19-2009, 07:08 PM
Sorry, link above won't work. Always do a copy and paste of the full URL, also try it on another computer if possible.
Looks VERY nice -- you've done a wonderful job of restoring your boat!!!
08-19-2009, 07:16 PM
got it! Thanks!
Well done indeed!!! Fun sailing!
10-04-2009, 10:28 PM
My friends, I had just need to share this sailing moment with you in www.poiatzie.blogspot.com (http://www.poiatzie.blogspot.com)
Sorry that isnt translated yet, but u will see that images speaks for itselfs.
The dream is almost complete, last a voyage, and hope it will be a sea coastal one. I could be very appreciated by the chance to sail in Brasil, for example. In this moments I will be dealing with Argentinian navy burocracy to get a premission number, and with that, the sailling "freedom".
10-05-2009, 08:12 AM
Quite an accomplishment.
10-05-2009, 08:18 AM
Excellent! (Pirates have no time for beaurocracy, and only talk to foreign navies at the point of a cutlass! ;))
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