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    Here's mine, Glen-L Rebel




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    Beth Sailing Canoe

    A simple box shaped boat that sails well. Bit of a rocket in stronger winds so really only recommended for experienced sailors.


    The Original Beth

    Shows anything narrow and low with a good sheer and a nice rig proportion will look great - a degree of historical detailing helps!

    Here is one built from the plan.


    The lovely "Kanangra"

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    Just to show how detail design works. This was a restoration project. A fellow had bought a really awful looking and awful performing plywood keelboat. We pulled around 300kg (600lbs) out of the hull, changed the rig, keel and rudder.

    It was nice to see the original waterline reappear!



    It has gone from being the slowest boat in its fleet where it races against hot trailerboats to one of the fastest.

    Here is what it looked like originally.



    I quite liked the original stern but we were able to save 30kg by lopping it off. The original waterline was an inch and a half deeper than the top of the white bottom paint - so dramatic weight saving measures were required - but all done in wood and plywood - no expensive carbon etc

    Quite like the narrow stern it gave the final creation.

    Story of the modifications
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    Finally a simple stitch and glue canoe.

    One of the big advantages of designing boats on the computer is to make sure that nothing too weird happens to the sheer or chinelines when viewed from strange angles.



    This canoe looked as right on the computer as it does in real life.

    The hull shape might be quite nice, but there is nothing quite as powerful as good detailing - the seat detail here thought up by the builder - nice and light and looks great.



    One of the great things about ply is the lightness of the boats. They come out just a shade over 45lbs with the extra special light ones like the one pictured here around the 34lb mark.

    Eureka canoe story
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    Alright fine, Ill play too...







    Great turn of speed at the oars, not tippy in the least (for a sculler), and a general pleasure even in rough water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Pre-Capsize
    Well Shane, you just cost somebody their job. I had to let my Aussie/English translater go due to your conversion.

    I am looking forward to your future posts though, as I would usually just scroll past them before - too much work to decipher!
    Send him to Australia - we don't understand Dingo either!

    (Howdy Dingo!)

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    Wow, this is the first time that I've perused this thread! There are some very nice boats listed/shown, even though many of the images appear to no longer be valid (or at least not from my link). I'm currently working on Oughtred's Acorn dinghy and will post some pics when it is done.

    I'm surprised that no one has mentioned Atkin's plywood designs (though I could've missed them, if they didn't have accompanying pictures, since I only had time to briefly browse the thread).

    Amos Brown:


    and Florence Oakland:



    Ed

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    Default Pretty in Plywood

    This sweet Atkin "Valgerda" design,specifically for Plywood Construction, most definitely belongs in this thread:







    PL

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    What a fine example of simplicity and balance.
    Gotta make one.
    -rg-

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    Default Re: Pretty in Plywood

    QUOTE=Paul Pless;664892]Request:

    Please submit photos or plans of pretty plywood boats. Any type of construction, batten, sheet, lap-ply, stitch and glue. Any size. Any type. The only restriction is that it be pretty, and plywood of course.

    Show me what you got,
    Paul[/QUOTE]


    Here my Amberjack/Stickleback Dory "Patepluma".
    Clinker/Plywood, Design Iain Oughred

    http://picasaweb.google.at/Patepluma...at=directlink#[
    Last edited by Pateplumaboat; 07-25-2010 at 04:31 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pateplumaboat View Post
    Here my Amberjack/Stickleback Dory "Patepluma".
    Clinker/Plywood, Design Iain Oughred


    Very nice.
    Steve Martinsen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Venchka View Post
    Designer: Iain Oughtred
    Design: Caledonia yawl boat, WB Plan No. 103
    Builder: John S. Anderson, St. Andrews, N.B., Canada
    Name: Elisabeth Grace
    Homeport: Belle Chasse, LA

    Shelmarine Khaya plywood, mahogany, northern white cedar, spruce & black locust.


    More about the Caledonia yawl:

    Caledonia yawl CRAZYBIRD & others

    [ 12-16-2005, 09:25 AM: Message edited by: Venchka ]
    Updating information and fixing broken links.

    Homeport: Holly Lake Ranch, Texas

    http://boats.duncan.com/caledoniayawl/index.html





    http://gallery.leica-users.org/v/ven...isabeth+Grace/
    Wayne
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeadon View Post
    The Straight of Georgia looks big.
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    Thank you Wayne!

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    18 foot Flats skiff set up for fly fishing in very shallow water.... designed by Tracy Obrien.







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    Quote Originally Posted by Pateplumaboat View Post


    Here my Amberjack/Stickleback Dory "Patepluma".
    Clinker/Plywood, Design Iain Oughred

    http://picasaweb.google.at/Patepluma...at=directlink#[
    Very nice job on the boat and the documentation of its construction.

    I looked at every picture and came away without figuring out what those notched pieces are for, the ones mounted just forward of the transom up under the inwale. When you added the mainsheet traveler you mounted it to those pieces. What was their original intended purpose?
    Goat Island Skiff and Simmons Sea Skiff construction photos here:

    http://s176.photobucket.com/albums/w...esMan/?start=0

    and here:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/37973275@N03/

    "All kings are not the same."

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiddleAgesMan View Post
    Very nice job on the boat and the documentation of its construction.

    I looked at every picture and came away without figuring out what those notched pieces are for, the ones mounted just forward of the transom up under the inwale. When you added the mainsheet traveler you mounted it to those pieces. What was their original intended purpose?
    MiddleAgesMan: Those where intendet to be Sheet Cleats. I copied the idea from book "How to Build the Catspaw Dinghy" where those Sheet Cleats probably work better than on a dory. I used this cleats in the beginning and they work if one is not in a hassle with stronger winds.

    As my mainsheet got always messed up while tacking, I changed first to a rope-traveller, but also this was not the best solution. Therefore I "invented" a traveller for the dory made of stainless-steel flatiron. I used the sheat-cleats under the inwale to fix this traveller. Hope this is clear.
    Regards from Austria,
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    Any ply? James M.'s Rowan. Sheet Ply, Bolger design #140 type VI .....


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    This wee boat IS Wizbang 13, I am Bruce
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    Thank you Wayne!
    You are welcome.

    Wayne
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeadon View Post
    The Straight of Georgia looks big.
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    I'm surprised HTom hasn't chimed in with our mutual favorite:

    HAVEN by Atkin&Co.





    A little bit bulgy around the sheerline at the bow. Otherwise, i think she's a beaut. Maybe could benefit from a titch of tumblehome in the stern quarters.


    Atkin claimed 35mph with a Greymarine 8; which is nothing to sneeze at. If it were mine I'd seriously think about a pair of marinized high-output 4 cylinders; I'd rather trade a little efficiency for the redundancy and handling benefits, but that's me. YMMV.

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    The sharpie Black Swan. Yes, that's a Snipe rig.

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    Sometimes it's how you take the picture:

    mcreeeve2.jpg

    So what's this new image posting system that only allows tiny images?

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    I'd better post The Mighty Pippin: Mirror dinghy extraordinaire!!!



    Jarndyce and Jarndyce

    The Mighty Pippin
    Mirror 30141
    Looe
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    Room for another Caledonia Yawl?

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    Nice to see this good old thread come back to the surface...although many links are dead now
    I am constantly amazed by the beauty and the finish of many of those little boats built by "amateurs"...it is true that "amateur" comes from aimer in French (to love)...or amore in Italian!!

    However, I regret to see that people mostly build "antique" Oughtred or Bolger designs, but are not interested in doing some high erformance sailing dinghies like the "OK dinghy" for example - an old love for me, and not as much a brute as the Finn!. Although often built with composite hull nowadays, the "original" as well as some of the most performing ones today are in plywood. They are raced all round Europe (maybe not America???) and competitions a fierce!!!




    ....and what about the Fireball dinghy? That boat is fun! fun! fun!

    Last edited by Lucky Luke; 07-28-2010 at 06:39 AM.

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    Here's one, Wharram Tiki 30
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    Does anyone know why I'm no longer allowed to post images big enough to see what's going on? All my images except the 13 KB one I posted yesterday are hosted on my site, so I'm not eating up any forum bandwidth.

    Ah well. Maybe I can just link to the image.



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    Are you un-checking the little green check in the box at the last step? "retrieve remote file..."

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    Are you un-checking the little green check in the box at the last step? "retrieve remote file..."
    eggsactly
    confused me the first time too
    Last edited by gert; 07-28-2010 at 06:20 PM.
    the wall on which I keep hitting my head is getting harder

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    Thanks, guys. Now I feel dumb.


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    Quote Originally Posted by johnw View Post

    The sharpie Black Swan. Yes, that's a Snipe rig.
    very pretty looks fast too, also, as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by perldog007 View Post
    very pretty looks fast too, also, as well.
    When I raced her, she beat the same people I beat in my Snipe by the same margin. Of course, I've only raced in friendly Wooden Boat events, so the Lightning and the 110 I beat weren't set up properly for racing, or skippered by out-for-blood racing skippers, but it felt good.

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    I have built sailed and forgotten "the weekender" And very pretty.

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