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    Re: The Lesser's LA VIE EN ROSE

    I went aboard in Port Townsend the year she was launched. That is the most comofortable sailboat interior I have ever experienced.
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    Re: Light dory sculling notches

    In my experience, the sculling notch it not at all useful for sculling. (I built the Bolger Gloucester Light Dory about 22 years ago.) Maybe if you had a purpose-built yuloh it would stand a chance....
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    Re: Taming the lug luff.

    The peak halyard I have rigged gives me good control over the spar. By raising the peak and lowering the main halyard, the spar collapses to vertical, and I can gather the clew and the bag of the...
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    2020 John Gardner Workshop canceled

    I've just received word from Bill Rutherford that the annual John Gardner Small Craft Workshop has been canceled for this year. (It had been scheduled for June 26-28.)

    Here is how Bill put it:
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    Re: Small Reach Regatta cancellation

    We've established the dates for the next SRR as July 7 – 11, 2021, in Brooklin, Maine
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    Small Reach Regatta cancellation

    Hi, all—

    We of the Small Reach Regatta have been holding on to the hope that the coronavirus pandemic would diminish enough by spring to allow the event we all love to continue on this summer....
  7. Re: A question for Scot and WoodenBoat management

    Hi, all—
    Following this thread, there is a new post up at the school website:

    https://www.thewoodenboatschool.com
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    15th Small Reach Regatta

    The event information (and application form PDF) for the 15 annual Small Reach Regatta is now up and available on the website, www.smallreachregatta.org. The dates are July 23-25 (arrival on the...
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    Re: Maine Visit: Can I see your boat?

    Should mention that Brooklin is an 80-mile round trip beyond Searsport. Belfast to Brooklin is about a 1-hour drive. Searsport to Brooklin, maybe 50 minutes.
  10. Re: Swedish yacht designers who worked at S&S

    Nielsen, however, didn't do an "apprenticeship" at S&S. He did a shipwright apprenticeship in Denmark, then worked as a draftsman at Burmeister & Wain before going to the John. G. Alden company as a...
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    WoodenBoat Show —*Jack Van Ommen

    Just a quick before-the-show note to say that Jack Van Ommen can't make it to his 9:30 a.m. Saturday presentation, for one of the most believable of reasons: his sloop FLEETWOOD was shipwrecked off...
  12. Aage Nielsen yachts at Classic Yacht Symposium in Castine

    Aage Nielsen will be the yacht designer recognized during the annual classic yacht symposium at Castine, Maine, this year.

    Part of the traditional yachting race week in Penobscot Bay, the...
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    Re: Australian Wooden Boat Festival 2017

    Thanks for the note (copied below) Bigfella—I added a note to the post with JAMES CRAIG in it above. I couldn't remember where the ship was found, so glad to have the information. For some reason, I...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I went to the New Sydney, and enjoyed it very much! I'm taking my fiddle next time, for sure.

    Tom
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    Re: Australian Wooden Boat Festival 2017

    I'm afraid that's all I've got—there wasn't a good way to move around her.
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    Re: Australian Wooden Boat Festival 2017

    Ned Trewartha's traditionally crafted copy of "Mrs. Wilson's Dinghy" is a complex small boat, beautifully crafted, and has a great story behind it.

    The boat is 12'1" LOA, and the original was...
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    Re: Australian Wooden Boat Festival 2017

    JANE KERR is a 49', 1981 crayfishing boat, and a fine looking one. She was designed by Ken Lacco and built by Garry Stewart in Victoria to double as a working boat but also with the potential for...
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    Re: Australian Wooden Boat Festival 2017

    SMOKY CAPE is a double-ender built in 1973 for marine artist Jack Earl, who co-founded the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race and circumnavigated (not in this boat) in the late 1940s. The boat is 23'9" LOA,...
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    Re: Australian Wooden Boat Festival 2017

    On Friday, I went out as a guest on HOLGER DANSKE, the K. Aage Nielsen 42' double-ender of 1964, and the light air was probably merciful given the number of boats out. This was the "grand arrival"...
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    Re: Australian Wooden Boat Festival 2017

    First, a rainbow, which brightened the afternoon yesterday during very high winds and a little bit of cleansing rain.
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    Re: Australian Wooden Boat Festival 2017

    I played hookie on Friday for a while to check out the session at the New Sydney pub on Bathurst Street, a few blocks up from the festival site. About 20 musicians were there, and I knew almost all...
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    Re: Australian Wooden Boat Festival 2017

    http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah50/TomJacksonWoodenBoat/Hobart%20for%20forum/IMG_3983%20copy_zps18y6mxfr.jpg
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    Re: Australian Wooden Boat Festival 2017

    Here and there on the docks:

    LATURA is a 1924 William Hand-designed, raised-foredeck cruiser,
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    Re: Australian Wooden Boat Festival 2017

    Here and there around the docks. (I'll add details as I have time to enter them.)

    This is GYPSY maneuvering into the dock. The subject of a WoodenBoat article by Australian writer Bruce Stannard...
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    Re: Australian Wooden Boat Festival 2017

    From the Dutch contingent (of which the music boat above is another):


    Tjotters
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    Re: Australian Wooden Boat Festival 2017

    DARCE, a Couta boat.

    http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah50/TomJacksonWoodenBoat/Hobart%20for%20forum/IMG_3880%20copy_zps20xj7tu1.jpg
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    Re: Australian Wooden Boat Festival 2017

    Here are a few photos of BRITANNIA, the 18-footer —*with 3,000 sq ft of sail.

    http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah50/TomJacksonWoodenBoat/Hobart%20for%20forum/IMG_3861%20copy_zpsnigc8ygd.jpg
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  28. Re: The "Get Carl, Matt, Scot, Tom, Maynard, McMullen, et al to the 2017 Hobart WB Fe

    I had a horrendous flight, Jeff—weather delay in Seattle for 24 hours, followed by mechanical problems and another 24 delay in San Francisco. Left Sunday afternoon from Seattle, and got to Hobart on...
  29. Re: The "Get Carl, Matt, Scot, Tom, Maynard, McMullen, et al to the 2017 Hobart WB Fe

    Hey, all—
    I'll be arriving in Hobart on Tuesday evening. I'll be around the festival and also the symposium. Hope to see some familiar faces there!
    Tom Jackson
  30. Re: The sailing boats of the Naval Museum, Karlskrona, Sweden

    I warmly remember going through the storage building after Raid Sweden, which ended at the museum. What a treasure—great pieces of rigging, crosstrees, and boats everywhere. We walked up to the top,...
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    Re: Snow in Port Townsend

    I'm wintering over in Port Townsend this year, until June...guess I brought some Maine weather with me.
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    Re: Small Boats 2017!!! Woot!

    Hey, thanks, Tom—that's awfully nice to hear.

    Tom Jackson
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    2017 Small Reach Regatta

    The Small Reach Regatta dates for 2017 have been set—we'll be arriving Wednesday, July 19, sailing July 20, 21, and 22, and departing Sunday, July 23.

    Things worked out so well in Brooklin, Maine,...
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    Re: Small Reach Regatta

    We ended up with a total of 60 boats this year, and it was a comfortable fit both in the campground and the anchorage. Babson Island and Sellers Island both worked out well for lunch haulouts. A...
  35. Re: The "Get Carl, Matt, Scot, Tom, Maynard, McMullen, et al to the 2017 Hobart WB Fe

    I had a wonderful time in 2015, and would love to go again— but it's not in the cards. Have a great time, all.

    Tom Jackson
  36. Thread: Mystic WBS

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    Re: Mystic WBS

    Harry won't be at the show this year, unfortunately.
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    Re: Thank You Wooden Boat.

    Thanks for the kind words, Ted! I sailed the regatta some years ago (2010—wow, time does fly...), and I had a great time. Would love to go again....
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    WoodenBoat Show skills demonstrations

    Hi, all —

    I thought you all might appreciate having a heads-up about the skills demonstrations coming up at the 2016 WoodenBoat Show, June 24–26 at Mystic Seaport. We have a full and varied slate...
  39. Ed Monk Grants — Center for Wooden Boats

    I just got this note from Dick Wagner at The Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle, letting us know about the coming June 10 deadline for Ed Monk Grants:


    Still Time to Apply for The Center for...
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    Re: 2016 Small Reach Regatta

    Right now (March 28), our fleet stands at 65 boats. For those who are interested in joining, the paperwork (available at www.smallreachregatta.org) should be filed very soon.

    Our details will be...
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    Re: Happy Birthday, Tom Jackson

    Hey, thanks all for the kind remarks. As I've been telling people, it's just one more phone pole along the highway, nothing more....

    Tom
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    Re: TSCA New Year's Day row, Camden, ME

    Nice photos, Christophe! This year was an especially good one, with a lot of participants from near and not-so-near. The New Year's Day row has become quite a tradition. This year was very mild—but I...
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    Re: gislinge plans?

    Looks as though they recently redesigned their website.

    http://www.vikingeskibsmuseet.dk/en/professions/boatyard/building-projects/gislingeboat/working-drawings-for-the-gislinge-boat/
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    Re: Bird's mouth spars - how to...

    See Aimee Fraser's article in WoodenBoat No. 149.
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    Re: Small Boats 2016! Woot Woot

    Thanks for the nice words! Things were different this year, I guess. I did have an article in the SBMonthly online about the canvas bunk I made up for my boat....
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    2016 Small Reach Regatta

    The dates for the 2016 Small Reach Regatta have been set—July 27-31. We'll be in Brooklin, Maine, again next summer, camping at Ocean Camping at Reach Knolls and sailing out of Atlantic Boat on...
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    Re: Universal Fisherman One-Lunger Project

    Congratulations on a great project!
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    Re: Woodenboat magazine

    Words to live by, Tim!
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    Re: Woodenboat magazine

    The original post's reference to "newspaper" is a mystery—the only thing I can think is that he might be talking about the "Getting Started in Boats" pull-out section, which is on a coarser grade of...
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    Re: 2015 Small Reach Regatta

    Video footage by Truman Forbes for WoodenBoat is now up in a YouTube WoodenBoat channel:

    Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKFI3PdaCJU

    Enjoy!
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