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  1. Re: Searching for info re L. Francis Herreshoff-designed ketch "Landfall"

    Chris,
    I hope you have had some success in locating Landfall. I have long considered her L.F.H.s finest creation. I find it interesting that she was created at a time when when one of his former...
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    Re: "The Bill Belichick of yacht design"

    George Owen, not George Crouch. It would have been an odd diversion for Crouch! Owen was well versed in such things.
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    Re: "When and If" docked in Chicago

    My Father had more than one adventure on board her when he was young. His aunt and uncle were in-laws of Gen. Patton who had her built, after his death, they owned her for many years. Nice that the...
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    Re: row and sail under 16'

    John Brooks Ellen http://www.brooksboatsdesigns.com/BrooksBoatsDesignsplans/page9/page9.html would be a great option! My wife and I have been the proud rower and sailor of Ellen for 14 years. She...
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    Re: New L. Francis Herreshoff Biography

    The day I finished LFH Vol. 1, I received my copy of the C. Raymond Hunt Bio. Both are first rate, making my much delayed work on Frank Paine, that much harder to complete, due to the sheer...
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    Re: Going Very Fast: An International Canoe Kit

    Actually, it is still in my friend's garage. Lad has not picked it up yet and the sail inventory is still with me in MA. If you are serious, give them a buzz. I have not been given the donation...
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    Re: Going Very Fast: An International Canoe Kit

    I may not have read every word as thoroghly as I might have, but an IC thread is hard to resist. I owned #166 for over 30 years. A King Ferry Nethercott with CB trunk filled, making for pivoting...
  8. Thread: "Whirlwind"

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    Re: "Whirlwind"

    To TPrice's point: Some of the afterguard were savvy guys. The guy with the money had sailed as crew on Star Boats. That's it. Now he was skippering the largest, most complex J class yacht in...
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    Re: 10 square meter International Canoe

    Yes, Jay! so let us hope that some younger forumites, not that I am really all that old, take up the fun of sailing one of the best boats ever! Like a Kite, or a Finn and many other things of that...
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    Re: 10 square meter International Canoe

    Indeed, the most fun you can have sailing. I never got to be very good. I did some local racing against a variety of stuff and did OK, but against other canoes I was an also ran. None of that...
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    Re: 10 square meter International Canoe

    If anyone still wants one, I have King Ferry Canoe Co. (Steve CLark) U.S. #166, that I have owned for thirty one years, It is now older. So am I. We are both still in decent shape!
  12. Re: My Mystery Yacht found - and she's a Herreshoff!

    Sheila was designed by W. Starling Burgess with input from L. Francis Herreshoff in 1921 when Burgess, Herreshoff and Frank Paine were living in Burgess house in Provincetown MA. At the same time...
  13. Thread: Chesapeake Area

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    Re: Chesapeake Area

    I have lived in the St. Michaels area for most of the last 27 years. Pluses and minuses to everything of course, but I have stayed. Good sailing community that does not (usually) take itself too...
  14. Thread: Frank C. Paine

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    Re: Frank C. Paine

    Re Lampshade: My Aunt Virginia Aldridge (Thorndike) was last in possession of it. I asked her to find it for me, but no luck. I remember it well in Virginia Paine's Library. It had all the boats...
  15. Thread: Frank C. Paine

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    Re: Frank C. Paine

    Yes,
    I know of Saki. I looked at her myself back in the 80s when she was known as Gull. After I looked at her I asked Virginia Paine (my Great grandmother) about her and she had good stories bout...
  16. Thread: Frank C. Paine

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    Re: Frank C. Paine

    Yes, Very old post. Yet I am still working on the book. I have written an entry on Paine for the Encyclopedia of Yacht designers as well as a short piece on Q boats for our favorite publication. The...
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    Mr Jim once told me how he had invented a new way...

    Mr Jim once told me how he had invented a new way of rabbeting garboards so that when you caulked the seam it would always get tighter.. things I wish I had written down. so it goes.

    Jon
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    Not a Bugeye. Bugeyes are round bottomed and...

    Not a Bugeye. Bugeyes are round bottomed and usually round sterned.

    Jon
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    Mike, We haave the sliding gunter rig. It all...

    Mike,

    We haave the sliding gunter rig. It all stows neatly within the boat for transport and storage.

    We often sail with three people aboard, no problems. In fact I have only sailed her solo...
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    My wife and I are the owners of the original...

    My wife and I are the owners of the original Ellen (Built for my mother, Ellen). We find her to be a stable rowing and sailing platform. She seems to get more stable as she is loaded.

    She sails...
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    Joe Liener was one of the great characters of our...

    Joe Liener was one of the great characters of our times. I was proud to have Joe a Lillian as neighbors for ten years. Until Joe became ill, and to some extent afterwords, he keep me informed on...
  22. Thread: Ellen

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    I am no builder, BUT, I my wife and I are the...

    I am no builder, BUT, I my wife and I are the proud and very happy owners of the original Ellen.

    She was designed and built for my mother in 1994. Mom gave her to us as a wedding present last...
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    Mark C quoted the Ranger website or rather pulled...

    Mark C quoted the Ranger website or rather pulled directly from the website the bit about 77c being a Stephens design (It's NOT). I have sent them an email with the full realization of its futility....
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    I too discovered the online initiative at Mystic,...

    I too discovered the online initiative at Mystic, specifically this very collection.

    To me it illustrates the six degrees of separation, or one or two. At the time, Starling Burgess' partner was...
  25. Thread: Bugeye re-launch

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    The Bugeye at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum...

    The Bugeye at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is NOT a reproduction. The Edna Lockwood is the real deal built by John B. Harrison in, I believe, the 1890s.

    I too had the privilege of meeting...
  26. Thread: Highland Light

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    Adam, I think many of us got the same email. I...

    Adam,

    I think many of us got the same email. I also spoke to him at some length a few times.

    I had been trying to drum up interest here on the east coast. I gave a few talks about her and gave...
  27. Thread: Highland Light

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    I was part of that thread and was hoping for an...

    I was part of that thread and was hoping for an update.
  28. Thread: Highland Light

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    Hey, Any of you left coasters seen anything...

    Hey,
    Any of you left coasters seen anything happen with poor old Highland Light?

    It would be a shame if she just withered away, but I suppose it happens to all of us.
  29. Thread: Feluccas

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    I believe the maritime museum in San Francisco...

    I believe the maritime museum in San Francisco built one recenty, actually I know they built one. It is currently at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum visiting. So give them a buzz and see what...
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    A couple of comments. Cap't Nat's Columbia of...

    A couple of comments. Cap't Nat's Columbia of 1899 was the first boat to defend the cup twice as she was called in in 1901.

    I always thought that it was Philip L. Rhodes that designed Weatherly....
  31. Thread: RELIANCE

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    I have a couple of Stebbins of Reliance, and she...

    I have a couple of Stebbins of Reliance, and she looks white to me. Of course a b&w photo is not the best way to tell!

    Yes, Capt'n Nat did make his views on the subject quite clear.
  32. What I find interesting in the Moral High ground...

    What I find interesting in the Moral High ground aspect of this thread is that NGH had LONG sold out of the company by 1948. In fact he had sold out by the 1920s although he remained somewhat active...
  33. Thread: MASCF

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    My Moth is made of a material not usually...

    My Moth is made of a material not usually discussed in this forum. Wish it were.

    Allow me to point out that the MASF is NOT just for wooden boats. My poor Moth took some heat last year for its...
  34. Thread: MASCF

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    See you there. I will one again have my...

    See you there. I will one again have my International Canoe and my Moth and this year I will also have "Ellen" the prototype of the species Built by John Brooks in 1994.

    Looks like for the first...
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    Not Louie's father. Grandfather! His father and...

    Not Louie's father. Grandfather! His father and uncle along with FCP protoge Ray Hunt, founded COncordia.
    all fun stuff.
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    Sarah, I sent an email but igot returned. ...

    Sarah,

    I sent an email but igot returned. Louie's Burgess articles can be found in WB #71-73

    The letters I found were part of the L. Francis Herreshoff collection at mystic as part of their...
  37. Thread: What is this?

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    Looks like some weird cross between a Victoria...

    Looks like some weird cross between a Victoria horbor shuttle and something Jay Benford might produce after having a nightmare

    Jon
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    Thad, Yes, Burgess breakup with his wife...

    Thad,

    Yes, Burgess breakup with his wife caused some issues within the firm. It seemed that when the partnership broke up, LFH felt as though he had to chose sides
    bewteen the principles. He...
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    I seem to be slow on the uptake here but I have...

    I seem to be slow on the uptake here but I have to say the whole story of the Yankee one design just plain intrigues me.

    There is a whole series of letters between Waldo Brown(who conceived of the...
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