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    Re: Boats in Netherlands Post WW2 era

    Thanks so much, Dutchpp, your comments have made this much more interesting than I thought it would be!
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    Here is the last boat photograph in this book. The caption is "Lek bij Vianen", which means literally "leak at Vianen", but I assume here means the river Lek at the town of Vianen in central...
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    Re: Best Boat... For This Specific Scenario

    I think the passenger discussion was inevitable when two factors for the boat are under 14 and an occasional crew of a wife and two kids.

    I love the Penobscot 14, but it was meant to be a good...
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    Re: Boats in Netherlands Post WW2 era

    Today's caption clearly lets us know where the photo was taken. It is "De sprong over de Waal bij Nijmegen", which means "The jump over the Waal near Nijmegen". I don't know why it says jump. The...
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    Re: Boats in Netherlands Post WW2 era

    Thanks, as always, Dutchpp! Here is the same view as the prior photo (the boys on the bridge), about 65 years later:

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    Here we have a photo of 3 boys on a bridge or quay. It is captioned "Trio in Groningen", which you can probably translate yourself. Interestingly, this city is about 20 kilometers from the open...
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    I'll give a little pushback on the thought that 3 on a 14 foot boat is impossible. WI-Tom (whom I admire a ton) is right that 3 in his boat would be miserable. But his boat is made for easy single...
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    Re: Best Boat... For This Specific Scenario

    I grasp your needs because I have a big family :)

    I'm not a builder so I can't advise on the difficulty of building one or another.

    A prom nose would be great to get volume in a short boat. I...
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    Re: Best Boat... For This Specific Scenario

    You want beam for all those people in a boat under 14 feet. You'll be sitting side by side in that length, so having room port to starboard is what you need. Plus, you want the stability from a...
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    Re: Boats in Netherlands Post WW2 era

    Another photo from Friesland. This has three sailboats moving down a river or canal. The caption is "Wit en grijs", which google translate says is "white and gray", which is no real help.
    No...
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    Re: Boats in Netherlands Post WW2 era

    Sorry for the delay, there are more pictures but I've been busy at work. This one is titled simply Dike, Friesland. Again the boats have little detail to them, but it is still a neat scene.
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    Re: Pricing for boat work

    Someone once offered to build me a kit boat for a price of double the cost of the kit and supplies. I thought that was an interesting way of pricing things, though the multiplier might have to change...
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    Re: Boats in Netherlands Post WW2 era

    Here is another small boat resting on the beach. The caption is "Slib (Zeeland)". Slib means sludge, and Zeeland is, according to wikipedia, "the westernmost and least populous province of the...
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    "The hardest part is trying to identify the boat and her details but I'm afraid the resolution is too limited to discover real details.
    The shape of the boat doesn't look like a traditional Dutch...
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    Our caption today reads "De Brandaris is er altijd (Terschelling)". Terschelling is one of the Frisian Islands. My only reference to these islands is the excellent book "Riddle of the Sands" by...
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    Re: Boats in Netherlands Post WW2 era

    here are each of the three photos zoomed in. I like imagining what the lady is saying to the two men in the second photo.
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    This next photograph is not as pretty as others, but has a lot of detail that should be interesting. It is a spread of three photos with one caption, "Werk tussen wolken en water" , meaning "work...
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    Re: Boats in Netherlands Post WW2 era

    Here is another fishing boat. No leeboards that I can see. It looks like a free standing mast with a lug sail, thokugh the sails are down to let the net dry out in the wind. The caption is...
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    Re: Boats in Netherlands Post WW2 era

    Today's photo has 7 boats, to my count. We are in a canal again, but the size of some of the boats, and the sails and nets, says these boats are for larger waters. And we've got very visible...
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    Wow, thanks again for the research. Burning planks into shape!?

    yes, the windmills must be before 1959 because the copyright date of the book is 1957.

    Also, I looked at the sticker on the...
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    Re: Boats in Netherlands Post WW2 era

    Ok, two smaller boats in canals today. The first boat has four people in it plus the oarsman. The caption is "Men noemt het Holland's Venetie (Giethoorn)", which is "They call it Holland's Venice",...
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    Re: Boats in Netherlands Post WW2 era

    Bedankt, dutchpp, you are making this fun!
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    Thanks, I'm looking forward to hearing more.
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    Photo 5: There are more photos of boats like these on the home page of a sailing club on that lake. Website:...
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    Photo 5: Ok, finally some closeups of some boats. The six boats sailing in the same direction, with numbered sails, gives me the impression that this is a race, or at least a sailing group. A gaff...
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    Wow, I'm really enjoying the responses here, thanks! And today's picture has LOTS of boats!

    Photograph 4: The caption is "Oudejaarsavond (Scheveningen)". The first word means "New Year's Eve". ...
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    Re: Boats in Netherlands Post WW2 era

    Thanks, DutchPP. That port sure has changed in 70 years. I would not want to navigate those tight quarters and large vessels in that small rowboat today!
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    A little google maps sleuthing for photo 3. "To the King" must refer not to the palace, but to the statue seen in the background. That is the Statue of King Willem II.
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    Re: Boats in Netherlands Post WW2 era

    Photograph 3

    Some sort of small pram or punt. The caption is "Drie man in een boot ... naar de koning (Hofvijver in Den Haag)"

    You guessed it, that means "three men in a boat". The Hofvijver...
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    Photo 2. Large barges, but note the two small craft in the foreground, and oars still in use in the harbor. The caption is "Mond van de Maas". Google translate is "mouth of the mesh", which is...
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    Re: Boats in Netherlands Post WW2 era

    The caption for this first picture is "Dit is Amsterdam: in alle getijden zijn schone zelf". Google translate is "This is Amsterdam: in all tides his fair self".
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    Boats in Netherlands Post WW2 era

    I am borrowing a book from my Mom title, simply, "Nederlands". It is mainly a picture book of scenes around the Netherlands. Copyright date is 1957. There are several pictures of boats and ships...
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    Re: Commission a boat outside US

    I would not have guessed shipping increased that much. You're right, that makes it all prohibitive!
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    Commission a boat outside US

    The US dollar is at historical highs--a NYT article today calls it "supercharged." This got me wondering whether the strong dollar would make it feasible to commission a small boat build overseas,...
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    Wow, I really enjoyed scrolling through all of these.

    Vivier's website says "Boats to make the sea more beautiful"--I love that phrase. This thread could be "paintings to make the forum more...
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    Re: Definitions of "sail and oar" boat

    I've never been in a Caledonia yawl, but here is my theoretical objection. It's a double ender, and in my experience that cuts down on usable crew space. Now, it's long, so maybe the lack of a...
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    Re: Buying A Small Boat in Europe?

    I've seen that video. They're really pretty.
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    Re: Buying A Small Boat in Europe?

    Shouldn't some local sailing club adopt you as "International small boat camp-cruising expert and author in residence" and let you use their boats for free?! I'm only half joking.
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    Re: Roger Barnes Latest Videos

    I helped organize a get together this summer on Grand Traverse Bay. Only four boats, but still fun. We put in about 13 statute miles, first out to an island then into a bay, and then back to the...
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    Re: Buying A Small Boat in Europe?

    Looking solely at the WSJ today, my advice would be to buy in pound sterling, not euros!

    I have no expertise here, but one way of thinking would be to use this two years as a chance to try...
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    Re: Definitions of "sail and oar" boat

    I enjoyed reading through this revived thread.

    One issue I see overlooked is multiple rowers. The sail and oar armada seem to be all individualists. It seems to me that having two or more...
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    Re: Sneak Peek At A Boating Adventure

    Next month? I'm glad I can still read at least one more of your sailing tales before you headed off into parts unknown (and by that I mean I know you moved somewhere in Europe but I can't remember...
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    Re: Calendar Island Yawl 18 - First Sail

    This post sent me on a review of your Jewell build. What a beautiful and functional boat!
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    Re: Lightweight sailboat for the family.

    I don't think I was finger waving. There are certainly plenty of folks who say they want to build a sailboat and they've never sailed before. My thought process is that if the poster has sailed a...
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    Re: Lightweight sailboat for the family.

    If "My skills aren't that advanced" refers to your sailing skills, I would really recommend that you take some sailing lessons before you take the kids out. Making rookie sailing with kids on board...
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    Re: Lightweight sailboat for the family.

    I have a bunch of kids and echo the thoughts about width and no double-enders. The width is doubly important--you can get two people in the same length, sitting across from each other, if the boat...
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    Tom, as usually an excellent adventure followed up with even better writing!

    Have you ever been to Lake Vermillion in MN? I was looking at a map and it looks like great sailing. Parts of it are...
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    Re: Gentry custom boats....

    Any update on this? The website is still down.
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    Re: Dinghy sailor question?

    It's tempting to look at boat length, but I think you need to look harder at beam width. If you are actually going to be sailing with 3-4, the boat needs to be wide enough to withstand that load,...
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