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  1. #36
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    Default Re: Dreaming of Classic Schooner

    no. im pretty sure the original malabar II was used for the movie.

  2. #37
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    Default Re: Dreaming of Classic Schooner

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Cleek View Post

    If you must, though, and you want a smaller boat, Atkin's "Young America," which is really a skipjack hull below the waterline, but is a beautiful looking little character boat that might suit your purposes. I sailed one in fairly heavy weather (about 25-30 knot winds and a lot of chop) on SF Bay years ago and she stood up to it pretty well. Not a witch to windward, but respectable. She benefits greatly from her loosefooted overlapping foresail. I have no idea why Atkin didn't do the same with "Maid of Kent." Small enough to single hand. Relatively simple to build.






    http://www.atkinboatplans.com/Sail/AmericaJunior.html
    "America Junior", as it says in the Atkin link above. There's a round bilge version too. I've always fancied the design, but truth be told wouldn't own one unless I got to be 20 again - too small.
    "The truth shall make ye fret" - Terry Pratchett

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    Default Re: Dreaming of Classic Schooner

    Atkin also designed a slightly larger (36'7") schooner called Island Princess. It's similar to the Little Maid in hull form and simplicity, and can be home built.

    Endurance is one such, planked in reclaimed teak decking from a decommissioned WWII battleship.




    A little cramped below, but able in almost any conditions.

    My wife used to play with her dolls up in the bow with the builder's daughter when they were kids as the boat slowly got built around them.
    Plures Naves Quam Mentes!

    More Boats Than Brains!

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    Default Re: Dreaming of Classic Schooner

    what a beautiful photo - I can almost feel the wind

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    The builder, a gent named Bill Philips, once told me of a single handed schooner race he won in southern California back in the day.

    The fleet lay at anchor, each skipper had to row out to his boat, raise the hook, set sail, sail a triangle course, drop the hook, douse the rig and row back to the starting point.

    Talk about wooden ships and iron men. I'm tired just typing it.
    Plures Naves Quam Mentes!

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  6. #41
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    Default Re: Dreaming of Classic Schooner

    Atkin's America Jr.




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    Default Re: Dreaming of Classic Schooner

    where did you find these plans?

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