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  1. Anybody know if you can still get bronze running pole ends for wood running poles?

    Hey guys, I'll apologize right off and admit my boat is fiberglass, but was originally a wooden boat design.

    Good now that thats taken care of, I am on the hunt for some used or new running pole...
  2. Re: anybody know of a book that discusses rig proportions for gaff rigged working ves

    Same designer as this one.

    https://www.yachtall.com/en/boat/nomade-cotre-franc-very-beautiful-modern-classic-374530
  3. Re: anybody know of a book that discusses rig proportions for gaff rigged working ves

    Read the article! Love it! I'm actually surprised that with modern lightweight materials and line there are not any modern cruising yachts coming off production lines with gaff rigs, it seems like...
  4. Re: anybody know of a book that discusses rig proportions for gaff rigged working ves

    Thanks for all the great replies. Will be digging through these. I have sailed a small handful of modest bermudian rigs, our boat included and quite a few gaffers and I'm curious what you think the...
  5. Re: anybody know of a book that discusses rig proportions for gaff rigged working ves

    LWL: 26' LOA: 33' Beam: 9.75' Displacement: 15000 Lbs

    Shes a roughwater 33, basically identical to the Southern Cross 31, and there was another one.. Aries 32 I think the name was. All small...
  6. Re: anybody know of a book that discusses rig proportions for gaff rigged working ves

    Ohh, That looks like the ticket. Thank you. I can get that through Woodenboat?
  7. anybody know of a book that discusses rig proportions for gaff rigged working vessels

    Hey there. I wanted to find a good book based around rig plans and proportions for traditional gaff cutter rigged European working boats. I am doing a gaff rig conversion on our cruising boat, a...
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    Re: Three Boats I Lust After

    Jay Benford Sunrise Ketch, number 1
    This is the second one built, named Smaug, this is an early picture before her rig was finished but she carries a square topsail and course as well. Absolutely...
  9. Re: Question about Bronze VS Iron or Galvanized fastenings in tropical climates

    Yup, you guys are really making a good argument for Bronze/copper. There is a Bronze fastened Jay Benford Boat in Victoria that I really like, Owner showed me inside the bilge and everything looks...
  10. Re: Question about Bronze VS Iron or Galvanized fastenings in tropical climates

    Yeah. I was thinking less than 20 grand for anything around that size needing a major facelift, but you are probably closer the mark. Of course it's all a mystery until the surveyor starts smacking...
  11. Re: Question about Bronze VS Iron or Galvanized fastenings in tropical climates

    Really great info here guys. I heard back from a representative of the seller, he is a rigger who has done work on and knows the boat fairly well, he's doing online advertising for the elderly...
  12. Re: Question about Bronze VS Iron or Galvanized fastenings in tropical climates

    tarred irish felt eh?? I figured they would have slathered the sheathing in tar but I didn't know about the felt.
  13. Re: Question about Bronze VS Iron or Galvanized fastenings in tropical climates

    Yeah, as scary as it is to look at a boat thats potentially a hundred years old, the registered passenger vessel I work on was built in Norway and mostly trunnel fastened in 1939, and she is one of...
  14. Re: Question about Bronze VS Iron or Galvanized fastenings in tropical climates

    This is the boat, Might go look at it if it's still for sale in the spring. Really prefer a ketch but if the right cutter comes up you never know. I just love the adaptability of a ketch to a...
  15. Re: Question about Bronze VS Iron or Galvanized fastenings in tropical climates

    Thanks for the insightful replies! What is the inherent advantage to Iron if I might ask? I ask because there is an old english gaff cutter for sale here that a local shipwright has told me is in...
  16. Question about Bronze VS Iron or Galvanized fastenings in tropical climates

    Hello there. My girlfriend and I have been searching for the right gaff rigged ketch for a bit now, I have been researching and researching designs and fastening material advantages etc.. I have...
  17. Anybody here heard of Atkin design #864 "Tusitala". Owner is thinking of selling..

    Hey folks. I am always cruising the various gaffer groups on the web, as my girlfriend and I are in the market for a solid 30-35 foot gaff cutter or ketch, looking to buy spring 2021 or early...
  18. Re: Any tricks or bit recommendations for boring existing pinrail holes larger?

    Thanks for the ideas guys!
  19. Any tricks or bit recommendations for boring existing pinrail holes larger?

    Do you guys have any drillbit recommendations and or tips for getting a good clean straight bore out of existing pinrail holes? We are beefing up the belaying pins on the boat I work on and the new...
  20. Is the owner of Ronin, William Atkin Eric built in 1966 in Japan still active here?

    Is the owner of Ronin, a William Atkin Eric built in 1966 in Japan still active here? The boat seemed to be in the Pacific Northwest from what I've read. I noticed it is advertised for sale on...
  21. Re: Increasing William Atkin Eric sail plan for light airs.

    Thanks for the Insight Bruce. I am still not sure if I will look at that particular boat seriously, his survey wasn't even glowing. If I were to look seriously I would get Jean and Rob to survey...
  22. Re: Increasing William Atkin Eric sail plan for light airs.

    Thanks again Bruce, wow, quite the history with you and your boat. thanks for sharing.
  23. Re: Increasing William Atkin Eric sail plan for light airs.

    I really appreciate all the input from everyone. My background is that I have been working through the ranks from deckhand to chief mate in the last eight years aboard a number of different...
  24. Increasing William Atkin Eric sail plan for light airs.

    Hey folks, I've been reading and not posting on here for a little while. I am saving and searching for a good William Atkin Eric ketch that my partner and I are looking to fit out for offshore. As...
  25. Re: Seaworthyness of Bill Garden Pinky Schooner for offshore passages?

    All bets are off gentlemen. She is in a pretty awful state, so I won’t be touching this one with a ten foot pole. Atleast 6 broken ribs, quite bad electrolysis in the bilge spaces, looked like...
  26. Re: Seaworthyness of Bill Garden Pinky Schooner for offshore passages?

    Man the Spanish windlass really does it all. I’ve pulled gaff jaws off a large main gaff that were really stuck on with a big Spanish windlass, levered by a boat hook. Here is the website run by...
  27. Re: Seaworthyness of Bill Garden Pinky Schooner for offshore passages?

    Keep in mind this photo is some years old now but the layout remains the same.
  28. Re: Seaworthyness of Bill Garden Pinky Schooner for offshore passages?

    Your guys experience is really valued here. I will be keeping all this in mind today. She is flush decked, no pilot house or windows, one concern I have is a forward hatch with almost no coaming,...
  29. Re: Seaworthyness of Bill Garden Pinky Schooner for offshore passages?

    Wow, she is a real beauty!
  30. Re: Seaworthyness of Bill Garden Pinky Schooner for offshore passages?

    Will do. Her fastenings are bronze, I will be looking at that closely. Thanks for the helpful advice guys!
  31. Re: Seaworthyness of Bill Garden Pinky Schooner for offshore passages?

    Yes, Im going to look at the boat today, will be poking and tapping around every nook and cranny, the owner claims that her bones are good, w'ell see.
  32. Re: Seaworthyness of Bill Garden Pinky Schooner for offshore passages?

    Thanks for the insight Bruce. How long is your boat?
  33. Re: Seaworthyness of Bill Garden Pinky Schooner for offshore passages?

    This one was built at Port Ludlow, WA. According to the survey, in 1951, by a Richard Bennet and he was assisted by William Garden.

    Thanks for your input, it is highly appreciated. I have made...
  34. Seaworthyness of Bill Garden Pinky Schooner for offshore passages?

    Hello there. New to the forum. I am sailor and wooden boat nut from Vancouver Island looking for a heavy full keeled cruiser, either in a Gaff rigged ketch arrangement or sloop. Anyway, I'm looking...
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