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    do i have to pick just one???



    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Don't get me started....


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    January 2005



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    What a difference a few years and tremendous amounts of time and money make...

    January 2008

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    Too many choices.

    or
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Just curious, what tools did the Viking have to cut their planks? Surely not just axe and adze!
    without freedom of speech, we wouldn't know who the idiots are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Just curious, what tools did the Viking have to cut their planks? Surely not just axe and adze!
    nope, they used froes too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Too many choices.
    i agree

    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    nope they used froes too
    Which makes their boat building skills even more exceptional.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Just curious, what tools did the Viking have to cut their planks? Surely not just axe and adze!
    Hafted splitting wedges, side axes with wide blades (see the Bayeux embroidery)

    Breast drills with spoon bits (see the boat builder in the upper hull), scrapers to cut the mouldings for the fine details.

    The Vikings could make saws, which are extremely difficult to do by hand, but they were only used by the comb makers for dividing the teeth in the horn blanks.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Yes I do.



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    Laura Ellen has a pretty back end too


    and a tattoo on her hip

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    The double-enders seem to be the favorites, and I must admit that as I have repeatedly said that the 210 is one of my favourite designs ever that I kind of agree with that assessment. The funny thing is that to my knowledge I have never sailed on a boat you could call a double-ender.

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    I've been in the bilge too much. I wasn't sure this was going to be about boats...

    But, since we are talking about boats, I'll post my favorite gal's:


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    I've liked both double-ended and transom sterns for different purposes in different types of boats. But oddly enough, it's Katie who really has a strong preference--she vastly prefers the look of double-enders to the point that she's told me not to bother to build a Whitehall or Wherry if it's for us--she'd much rather us have something like a Peapod or a Faering or of course Rowan instead. I find it quite endearing I have to admit. . . .


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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Kurylko View Post
    what is this Don

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    "The enemies of reason have a certain blind look."
    Doctor Jacquin to Lieutenant D'Hubert, in Ridley Scott's first major film _The Duellists_.

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    1953 S&S

    The other S&S

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    The port hand one.



    Oh, and here we are again:



    This is a perfect stern; it never slams or slaps, it gives room for the mainsheet buffer and so on and is wide enough on deck unlike sone counters which are too narrow, it protects the rudder stock (and deflects the dinghy when at anchor without doing much damage) it gives useful reserve bouyancy and it looks perfect.

    Heaven forbid that I should be biassed in favour of my own boat, but I've honestly never seen a better one.
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    Since we're engaging in total "mine's the best!"...

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    The William & Anthony, a 15'00" Ducktrap Wherry




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    Yes, I do have a stern that I admire eveytime I see it:

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    You win Martin!
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    Quote Originally Posted by martin schulz View Post
    Who would have ever thought cement could look so good! Nice choice Martin!

    I'd like to post my favorite but I'm such a glutton for all sorts of rear ends(Forgive me Father, for I have sinned.....again.) I wouldn't know where to stop! But then even the finest rear is all but useless if it doesn't move or get used much.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Gibbs View Post
    You win Martin!
    Well thanks!
    I must say though that this stern only looks good with that equally pleasing stem:

    Last edited by martin schulz; 11-26-2010 at 07:38 AM.

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    James can post a pic of Island Star 's lovely stern under construction, if he chooses, but by golly I think it's gorgeous.

    And my other one is no stern at all- the classic NZ yacht Rona.
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    Do we get more than one go?

    Pity about the fender.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    I hope so...


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    Quote Originally Posted by peter radclyffe View Post
    what is this Don
    Peter….that’s the boat I’m building for myself. The hull lines were drawn by Tom Colvin, an American designer better know for his steel and aluminium designs, and junk rigs. This boat is cold-moulded wooden construction. It will be rigged as a traditional, topmast gaff cutter.

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