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

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    Nice. Who is building that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by isla View Post
    Nice. Who is building that?
    http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/...ding-1-6714103

    Two were built and are finished and have been put up for sale.
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    Why is this down here?

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    This is NOT Bilge material!
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    Salmon coble at Abbotsford on the Tweed. (from my collection)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    This is NOT Bilge material!
    It's Pron.
    Needed to leaven all of the threads about some dead guy.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Agreed , pass .
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    Freedom of speech, intellectual freedom....
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    nice house

    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    Salmon coble at Abbotsford on the Tweed. (from my collection)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    nice house
    Built by Sir Walter Scott.

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

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    Another sign of the end times. More boat content in the Bilge. See what Pless hath wrought? And see what Scot hath enabled. The end is NEAR I tell you!!

    Of course... if the thread really HAD been about cobble... the Bilge would have been a fine place for it. Unless we're discussing its use as removable small boat ballast.

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    I walked on some interesting cobble the other day... between Ban Nong and Ban Dong, there's a preserved section of the original French-cobbled road that became the Ho Chi Minh Trail.

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    ^David, Those are setts, these are cobbles

    They provided better grip for the carriage horses than setts.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Nick - thanks! I always pictured cobble as rounded, but that image popped up when I googled.

    Now... about that infiltration...
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    I would like to build Paul Fisher's big coble. I won't, but I'd like to...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimD View Post
    I would like to build Paul Fisher's big cobble. I won't, but I'd like to...
    You mean this 12'6 version?
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    PM, the 27 footer

    Most East Coast Cobles were of clinker (lapstrake) construction but a few were carvel and the 27’ Northumbrian Coble emulates one of these by using modern strip planked construction. I have not attempted to ‘modernize’ the concept too much and so have gone for the traditional deep forefoot, well angled rudder and twin ‘drafts’ (skegs) to help keep her to windward under sail and ‘grip’ the water. She is essentially a large open working boat with moveable seating set up mainly for rowing but with and an optional outboard well and a traditional standing lug rig.
    Although not shown at present, we can produce the moulds and jig details for a clinker version, if that is preferred.

    ...although I'm not sure I could leave that rudder blade as is. Looks like it could catch a lot of seaweed. The rudder in the smaller coble makes more sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimD View Post
    PM, the 27 footer

    Most East Coast Cobles were of clinker (lapstrake) construction but a few were carvel and the 27’ Northumbrian Coble emulates one of these by using modern strip planked construction. I have not attempted to ‘modernize’ the concept too much and so have gone for the traditional deep forefoot, well angled rudder and twin ‘drafts’ (skegs) to help keep her to windward under sail and ‘grip’ the water. She is essentially a large open working boat with moveable seating set up mainly for rowing but with and an optional outboard well and a traditional standing lug rig.
    Although not shown at present, we can produce the moulds and jig details for a clinker version, if that is preferred.

    ...although I'm not sure I could leave that rudder blade as is. Looks like it could catch a lot of seaweed. The rudder in the smaller coble makes more sense.
    Not on his website where I looked the first time I searched. There are some interesting interpretations in that section.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    These sections of the Paris - Roubaix are called cobbles, but again more like setts.

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    My cranial Spellcheck says coble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by purri View Post
    My cranial Spellcheck says coble.
    Pronounced cobble over the Yorkshire part of their range. Its that local dialect thing again.

    Got you going didn't I .
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    ^David, Those are setts, these are cobbles

    They provided better grip for the carriage horses than setts.
    Right-o. Cobbles are stones shaped and polished by flowing water, ice, and sediment, usually found sorted by size according to current velocity. Since English towns tend to be near rivers, there was nearly always a source of such stone nearby. According to a mason friend, cobbles are not great for vertical walls, as it can be hard to get them to stay in place. Temperature changes cause them to pop out, he said.


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    It can be done if the cobbles are big enough


    Most of the old buildings on Walney are large beach cobbles, rough red sandstone and some slate.
    They are sometimes napped to create a smooth surface.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnalogKid View Post
    These sections of the Paris - Roubaix are called cobbles, but again more like setts.

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    Chip,
    The first settlers of New England built dry stone walls with small boulders and big cobbles.


    The batter helped as with all dry stone walling.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    On ebay
    http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/281948717621?_mwBanner=1
    No interest etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamesh View Post
    Those are the cobles mentioned in the opening post and post #3
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamesh View Post
    I like that in the "condition" it states "unopened."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chippie View Post
    Lovely model.
    It's interesting that a motor coble still needs a deep rudder.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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