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  1. Re: Parker Maryland fishing sharpie 25 finishes r2ak

    I have the plans for this (in plywood), and I've also seen the Howard Chapelle paper on the slightly larger boat that Parker based his updated version on. I always thought it was an interesting boat...
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    Re: Lightweight sailboat for the family.

    I have the plans for both the Mayfly 16 and the Mikesboat. A question for the OP: will the usual load be two adults and two kids? Or will the usual load be one or two people, but occasionally, two...
  3. Re: What would be a good starter sailing boat kit for kids?

    Since you specified "kits", try Fyne Boat Kits. They handle Chesapeake Light Craft's products in the U.K. Off the top of my head, the Passagemaker Dinghy with a sloop rig looks like a good fit. It's...
  4. Poll: Re: Boat Choice: Navigator, Walkabout, Sooty Tern or CLC Guider for Baja Trip

    ShopJock, since you have a Northeaster Dory have you considered the CLC Southwester? In an article regarding modifying a Northeaster for cruising, he specifically mentioned sleeping two aboard. I...
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    Re: Beam and Sail-carrying Ability

    My "mission" for this doodling was for a fairly easy and economical boat that a family could use for day-sailing and camp-cruising. Most of the cruising dinghies we see are for two people, although...
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    Beam and Sail-carrying Ability

    Is there such a thing as a ROUGH guide to how much an increase in beam can affect the ability of a design to carry sail? This is a just-for-fun question as I'm not actually building. |:( I'm just...
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    Re: Beachcomber-Alpha Centerboard?

    Regarding the shape of the CB: I have no direct experience, but I note that my Oughtred John Dory plans show an alternative to the "hump" just as the OP described, so at least in that case, it was...
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    Re: Flat-Iron / Sharpie Design Choice

    I would love to see one of the Maryland Fishing Sharpies' built, if only because it's different than your usual sharpie. I have Parker's book and also bought the plans. I was a bit disappointed that...
  9. Re: Choice Paralysis: First time builder trying to choose plans within constraints

    CLC Passagemaker Dinghy is available in both take-apart and standard versions, weighs 90# and can be seen towed by a bike in Germany on YouTube. Good track record.
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    Re: Questions regarding first sailboat build

    Jasonikakis, there are some YouTube videos of Goat Island Skiffs in Greece. I believe they were sailing near Piraeus. It might be a good idea to get with them and get first-hand information about...
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    Re: Dory atability

    From WoodenBoat: John Dory. Beautifully-drawn plans of a Swampscott with a multitude of options (rowing version, multiple sail versions, heavier workboat construcion, etc.). Very traditional in...
  12. Re: Yet more "Which boat?" - rowing/sailing canyon reservoirs

    A gathering of (mostly), Seils in France:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDPo37gQFnI&t=8s

    Almost any video about the "sail and oar" movement in France will show some of these. Most of them are...
  13. Re: Yet more "Which boat?" - rowing/sailing canyon reservoirs

    What about CLC's Southwester Dory? It can be built as either a kit or from plans. I think it would fall roughly into the category of Vivier's Seil (a little longer, but lighter and with finer ends)....
  14. Re: Best rowboat for 2 adults, 1 child and 1 large dog

    A look at YT videos of the various sail and oar events in France will usually show some Seils in action. The boat was produced in GRP there for some years as a family-oriented rowing and sailing...
  15. Re: Best rowboat for 2 adults, 1 child and 1 large dog

    As someone who lives and paddles on a river of similar velocity, I'd just like to point out that seldom does the flow cover across the whole river. The flow is often slower and even back eddying in...
  16. Re: Best rowboat for 2 adults, 1 child and 1 large dog

    Above, I mentioned the CLC Southwester Dory, and others have mentioned the CLC Team Dory. Discussion on the CLC Forum some time ago about putting a sail on the Team Dory brought in the designer...
  17. Re: Best rowboat for 2 adults, 1 child and 1 large dog

    Take a look at Chesapeake Light Craft's Southwester Dory in its basic rowing configuration. According to the designer, it could be rowed by two and be a capable expedition rowboat. More...
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    Re: 28' Norwegian fishing boat

    Very nice drawings! Was the main a spritsail?
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    Re: GIS, First Mate, Argie 15, others?

    It's usually not a question of room, but of weight and balance. It's not simple, because it is affected by things like hull shape, conditions, if the boat is being sailed or rowed, weight of the...
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    Re: GIS, First Mate, Argie 15, others?

    In my opinion (and from the safety of my armchair!), routinely sailing with a family of four is pushing the limits on several of the designs mentioned. The Laguna is an exception, of course, and...
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    Re: CLC wowsers again!

    While I was waiting for more information to come available on Guider, I ordered a CLC Southwester Dory Manual to see what building one of the larger CLC boats would be like. I think that the Guider...
  22. Thread: Salmo 520

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    Re: Salmo 520

    Perhaps the intent is to provide two positions for one rower (with and without a passenger)? Nice looking boat, either way. seems to have two mast positions as well (perhaps for a jib?).
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    Re: Fairhaven Flyer 20

    Beautiful boat! How does she go?
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    Re: Pickup Truck boat

    From the safety of my armchair, I'd say the original version of the Piccup Pram is the best for the mission. It was designed for just this, it's been proven over the years and it will load and...
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    Re: Plans and Designs - Rights

    Tom, I'm sure the OP will agree with that (as well as most people on this forum)! For anyone: I have noticed that sails do tend to migrate from one design to another. Jim Michalak uses a couple...
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    Re: Jim Michalek`s IMB without cabin ?

    Beam reach, you have been doing exactly what I've often thought about with respect to the IMB. I've had the Mikesboat plans for years and it remains my favorite in the "Camp Cruising" category, but...
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    Re: Family camp daysailer under 1500lbs?

    If sleeping all four on board is not a requirement, then you might take a look at Mikesboat by Jim Michalak. 17' x 5' 6" (inside plank). 138 sq ft lug yawl (113+25). Empty weight is about 450 lbs...
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    Re: Swallow - the dinghy

    Yeah, I knew about the downhaul for the boom, but I didn't know that it was called a kicking strap. I was thinking of the types you see on some Goat Island Skiffs and other Luggers who want to...
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    Re: Swallow - the dinghy

    I have the S and A books and also the volume about the Nancy Blackett ("Good Little Ship" by Peter Willis), which gives some history of all of Ransomes' boats. Here's some condensed points from...
  30. Re: Looking for suggestions for my first build. South Florida daysailer.

    The Mayfly 16 would be better (I think) at carrying two on a camp-cruising trip. If solo, the 14 would be a quicker build. The main difference between the two is the bench seating, which could be...
  31. Thread: Seil 18

    by Brian W.
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    Re: Seil 18

    I've been interested in this design for years and I downloaded the study plans some time ago. The building jig looks really convenient, but you will waste a lot of wood building it. The cost of the...
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    Re: Does anyone recognise this dory design ?

    At first I could have sworn that she was a modification of the two-masted fishing dory shown on page 93 of Chapelles's "American Small Sailing Craft". I know there used to be one in Oregon. But...
  33. Re: Open water tandem sculling boat, row cruiser for three

    How about the Bolger Long Dory? The plans and a construction guide are in the book "Instant Boatbuilding with Dynamite Payson:". 19' 6" by 4', with tack and tape construction. It has three movable...
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    Just a hello from another (sometime) Coot in Corvallis. Good luck with your build! Looking forward to seeing it.
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    Re: Small sailboat that can be comfortably sailed

    Aaaaand...for something completely different: Storer's take on the PD Goose. The Goose is a 12-foot lengthening of the Puddle-Duck Racer. Storer now lives in the Philippines, where they seem to...
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    Re: Small sailboat that can be comfortably sailed

    If thwarts would work, then check out Devlin's Sea Swift. The thwarts are all about 15" higher than the bottom of the boat. There are no side seats in this (it's a modified Grand Banks Dory with...
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    Re: Small sailboat that can be comfortably sailed

    Paul, what height of seating do you need in order to be comfortable for a couple of hours? Many of the boats shown in this thread so far have seats that are only about 11" above the sole or bottom. ...
  38. Re: Sailing Dory, opinions on contemporary designs?

    I've had a copy of the Sea Swift plans on the shelf for years. There's a lot to like and a little missing. The plans are fairly clear. The boat appears to use only seven sheets of 1/2" ply. The...
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    Re: Cultural Differences

    I prefer to sit up on something as I am getting older, but the real reason I am replying is that I LOVE the juxtaposition of wizbang 13's boat with those monstrosities in the background!
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    Re: Large Jon boat 20' x 6'

    I have quite a library of Michalak designs, and while I don't have the Jon boat plans, I will second what Al G says above. If you get Michalak's book and his plans, you should be on the water in...
  41. Re: Muri-Maru, a 17' 5" birdwing Yangtze Pelican microcruiser

    Kenjamin, I have nothing to add to the discussion, aside from the fact that an open version of the GP has always been on my list of interesting boats. I just would like to say that I hope you build...
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    Re: Rowboat design for family of 5

    May I toss in one more: Seil 18 by Francois Vivier. It seems to fit your requirements: big enough for your family as they grow, fits in your garage, rows well, no boom to hit heads with, seems to...
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    Re: Rowboat design for family of 5

    I once very briefly owned an 18' Pete Culler skiff in traditional construction, but never got it in the water. I think it would make a good family boat and it would fit in your garage. If there is...
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    Re: A call for designs

    I'm in the Corvallis area. The PDR and descendants all started with a Bolger design called Brick. Andrew Linn, from Salem, was part of the PDR contingent that sailed in several Texas 200s. He also...
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    Re: A call for designs

    I like these kinds of "What if...?" thought projects. I live a bit upstream from the OP, and have often thought about the same thing. My current doodlings are of larger versions of the Puddle Duck...
  46. Thread: Vivier Kernic

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    Re: Vivier Kernic

    I think Mr. Vivier has drawn a winner here!
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    Re: Sailing Dinghy Similiar to Mirror

    Michalak's Piccup Pram and it's descendants (one of which was shown above), are about the biggest boats you might want to cartop. They rig very quickly and seem to accomplish a lot for their size. ...
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    Re: Minimum comforts in small boat accommodation.

    For those who need a cabin on a small cruiser, I think that the 15' 6" Bolger Micro has the best in its size range. The two bunks are comfortable for any reasonable sized adult, there is good...
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    Re: Family Boat building ideas

    I would second Michalak's nail and glue designs. There is one in his book "Boatbuilding for Beginners and Beyond" that might fit the bill: QT Skiff (rowing version). 13' by 45", about 75 pounds,...
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    Re: Designs for old codgers

    Rudderless: Yes, I have the newer sweptback skeg on mine, it really tracks great. I have two of the more-expensive strap seats and one of the those inflatable seats. Both work (I put a boat cushion...
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