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    Re: Anyone know what design this is...

    Looks like a Francis Herreshoff Design No. 43.
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    Re: Maurice Griffiths plans?

    There are two Eventide Owners associations. The original is/was the Eventide Owners Association (http://www.eventideowners.org.uk). The Association was formed when the magazine Yachting Monthly...
  3. Thread: Lofty ambitions

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    Re: Lofty ambitions

    The table of offsets is compiled by the designer by measuring the scale drawing and either using a scale ruler or calculating the offset by multiplying the measured dimension by the scale factor....
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    Re: I'm still tempted: Matt Leyden's Elusion

    Only if you name it "Hi Ho!"... >};o)
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    Re: AGM batteries pulling double duty as ballast

    I'm pretty sure that Antonio Dias (website here: https://antoniodiasdesign.wordpress.com/2010/01/18/welcome/) designed a sailing boat with a small cabin that had batteries as ballast and an integral...
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    Re: thoughts on what to build for my needs

    If you want to avoid a ballasted boat (and as pointed out above, it makes for a heavy boat that is more difficult to handle onto and off the trailer) then instead of opting for the Pilgrim which John...
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    Re: Making my own Sailing Dinghy Plans: questions

    Yep - I get the calculated length to be 16.57 feet (16 feet 7 inches) from the beam and the calculated beam from length to be 7.12 feet or 7 feet 1 inch. But there again, I did stress (or should have...
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    Re: A Monk to tend a Monk?

    Ah, right! Now that I know what your boat loks like, then you might want a traditional looking dinghy. Billy Atkin designed handy Andy way back when and slightly modified it for the US navy as a...
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    Re: Making my own Sailing Dinghy Plans: questions

    For traditional craft (not modern "scale up a Lazer dinghy until you have full standing headroom" types) a better rule of thumb is to take the square root of the beam and multiply by beam to give...
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    Re: Making my own Sailing Dinghy Plans: questions

    Probably because people that take 7 1/2 foot boats, two up onto Puget Sound rarely live long enough to report back.

    Judging by the original set of questions about basic things, they haven't got a...
  11. Re: White oak , stainless steel fasteners above water line

    It depends on what you are using them for.

    If you are attaching trim or other cosmetic stuff (for want of a better term) such as a stainless steel window surround or a deck plate to resist wear,...
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    Re: A Monk to tend a Monk?

    John Welsford has two that fit the bill, his Sherpa at 9 foot and his Tender Behind at 7 foot 3 inches:

    http://www.jwboatdesigns.co.nz/plans/sherpa/index.htm
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  13. Re: Someone can help me identify this type of boat?

    The same reason that words change - for example "Cutter". Seeing how the name has been applied to different designs throughout history shows how the definition changes. Nowadays it refers to the rig...
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    Re: What to do with Painted Masts

    Off topic (since the mast is a glued up box section) but a friend of mine that repaired and restored yachts and boats after he retired from working in the shipyards used to fill longitudinal shakes...
  15. Re: Someone can help me identify this type of boat?

    Lancia can mean either a Lance (a spear - see the logo of the Lancia car company) or a launch, usually slim and fast for its type. I believe (and am willing to be corrected) that the name lancia was...
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    Re: Gaps Between the Strips - Strip Planked Hull

    Nick Schade (he of the strip planked kayak designs) is going away from the bead and cove style because, due to the twist put on the planks, the seams can open up and become starved of the necessary...
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    Re: What do I need to design a custom boat?

    You big girls blouse! Surely a 500 hp as a minimum ... Ahem! >};o)
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    Re: It's 'glass, but it's cool...LiteBoatXP

    Nope - not for me. Too much based on a racing dinghy and impractical for the type of sailing I have in mind. But whatever lights your candle.
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    Re: What do I need to design a custom boat?

    +1 for MMD's detailed analysis and reply. Way beyond and above the call of duty.

    My worry is that the OP will go ahead and build his dream boat (or short cut the project by sticking a 500HP engine...
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    Re: Hanna agaist Gillmer..

    No - she was a yacht named Rawanah - designed and built for a retired British civil servant as a summertime "home" for cruising.

    There are some pictures of her here, about 3/4 of the way down:
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    Re: Hanna agaist Gillmer..

    I have a PDF of "17 designs from the board of John G Hanna" (Seven seas Press, N.Y. 1971) and the "as designed" sail areas are ocean 422 sq. ft, coastwise 470 sq. ft. In the description it is noted...
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    Re: Hull Repair Assistance- 78 Ft sailing vessel.

    You NEED to read this thread:

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?210391-Perihelion-a-story-of-hubris-failure-and-redemption

    It's a sad but sobering description of a restoration project...
  23. Re: Perihelion - a story of hubris, failure... and redemption?

    @Nextse7en

    That's a polite way of saying "madness". >};o)
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    Re: Hull Repair Assistance- 78 Ft sailing vessel.

    My estimate is that you will take at least three times the amount of time and money you think, made up as follows:

    1) Pulling the boat apart and removing the rot, bad material and bodged repairs...
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    Re: Phil Bolger consensus?

    Ummm ... I'm split. I would fully agree with the comments that his boats were not constrained by the conventional but (and it is a very big but) yachts are not bought or built solely on function. You...
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    Re: Cruising Rowboat

    @Yeadon - here are some pictures of North east Cobles kitted out with their winter canvas fore deck shelters. They generally only use them during the winter and are a simple A frame with ridge pole....
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    Re: Welsford Houdini or Navigator?

    Before you commit, take a look at this Flickr build of a navigator. Although it looks complicated, as everyone will tell you, building a boat is a matter of building simple sub assemblies and then...
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    Re: First Time Build

    Try looking at Sam Devlins designs. His Duckboat type Cackler 14 or the Snow Goose may be ideal for what you are intending to do with the boat and his FDishing boat designs (candlefish 16) might be a...
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    Re: Autum Leaves - CLC Canoe Yawl

    My opinion (for what it;s worth) is this ...

    You buy or build a yacht or boat because you fall in love with how it looks. With the best will in the world, the slab sided design looks like it was...
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    Re: efficiency of the sprit rig

    I would point out the Bembridge Redwings as doing exactly that - a standard and highly restricted hull with any rig you liked sailed in the English Channel under an exceedingly wide range of weather...
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    Re: efficiency of the sprit rig

    You could try looking up the Bembridge Redwing yachts. These are a standard hull and the owners can out any rig they like on the hull provided it does not exceed 200 sq. feet.

    Just about every rig...
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    Re: "Faering" for singe rower: hull proportions

    Excuse me if I have this wrong but I understand that the names faerings, sixareens and ottrings are from Shetland and refer to the numbers of oars, namely four, six and eight meaning two, three or...
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    Re: shellback capsize

    That strikes me as a submarine ...
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    Re: Rule of thumb for plywood thickness

    +1 for Elements of Boat strength.

    The trouble with using Lloyds rules or others is that they need a lot of experience to use them and they are orientated for racing yachts (in my opinion) and not...
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    Re: Hello and thank you

    I presume that you want a power boat, rather than a sailing boat?

    Take a look at the designs in this manual. The plans are complete and the manual includes basic instructions too. If you have...
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    Re: do they do this where you live..?

    I know it might be a throwback but in the 18th and 19th century, rope for the British Royal Navy and the rest of the maritime trade was sold by weight. Reason was that a contractor or supplier could...
  37. Re: Frankenstein-Bolger Stumbled across this black skimmer anyone recognize?

    It is "a bit of a shed" as we say where I come from. Still, at $3 per pound for the lead ballast, and sell the rest of the salvageable parts (motor, trailer) it MIGHT be worth it. I wouldn't touch it...
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    Re: Selway Fisher plans

    One of my friends bought a Kane/Abel design and it is a nice, solid design, using water ballast. Sailing her was straightforward and she had a nice, solid feel about her. Not a racing type (but there...
  39. Thread: kayak plans

    by Phil_B
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    Re: kayak plans

    Try Ted Moores Kayak Craft and Nick Schade The Strip Built kayak. Buying them from Amazon, they will cost you a bit over $30 for both and (relying on memory for the number of plans in kayak Craft -...
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    Re: Fao plan questions

    Interesting picture - it's a Northumbrian coble registered in Leith but with the Northumberland flag and colours (blue/white). The canvas cuddy is typical and used normally only during the winter...
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    Re: Fao plan questions

    The design is from this technical paper:

    http://www.fao.org/docrep/007/y5649e/y5649e00.htm
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