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    I've been looking at Scottish One Designs based on the Clyde and I came across the Gareloch One Design. My post on another sailing website is drawing yawns but I thought you folks would understand.

    THE CLASS -
    http://garelochod.org/

    and for the porn.







    and so on. the boats were designed in 1927, specifically for racing on the Gare Loch. Seventeen were built, sixteen still race on the Loch. LOA is about 24 feet.
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    Very nice! Amazing that all but one are still racing.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan H View Post
    I've been looking at Scottish One Designs based on the Clyde and I came across the Gareloch One Design. My post on another sailing website is drawing yawns but I thought you folks would understand.

    THE CLASS -
    http://garelochod.org/

    and for the porn.



    and so on. the boats were designed in 1927, specifically for racing on the Gare Loch. Seventeen were built, sixteen still race on the Loch. LOA is about 24 feet.

    The others must be uneducated and tasteless troglodytes.
    That's a very good looking day sailer - and with what looks like minimal crew requirements.
    8 out of 9 still sailing is a rare feat too. Must be doing something right



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    Ohhh, I love these boats. I sail as crew on a couple of them on a Sunday afternoon during the summer. So there is some confusion in the history that is published about them. Basicly, McGruers built 16 in all, and the 17th boat was actually built by a doctor in Trinidad in the 1970's at some point. The whereabouts of this boat is not known. Currently, there are 15 boats on the water and racing at the Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Club, the 16th Dione, is just coming to the end of a very extensive restoration.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/bankst.../shares/qp4746

    Flickr has totally changed how you grab a link and post it, but that's my favourite shot I have of Catriona

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    Jonathan Burke, I found the Gareloch One Design after finding the Loch Long One Design. I don't think I could ever afford a Gareloch Goddess, but a Loch Long...yeah! Would LOVE to sail one of those!
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    When I taught sailing in Scotland at Tighnabruaich in 1974, we had a Loch Long. Nice boat and simply built. Similar to a Quincy Adams 17 in the states or a husky Luders 16.

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    I think that if someone were to drop a few large - denomation bills in my bank account, I could be persuaded to spend them on a Loch Long OD.
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    Loch Long One Designs...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Burke View Post
    ...So there is some confusion in the history that is published about them. Basicly, McGruers built 16 in all, and the 17th boat was actually built by a doctor in Trinidad in the 1970's at some point...
    Funny, while reading a book I was googling this class for more information and hopefully some pictures and came upon this thread (on the forum where I've already spent far too much time!).

    There is a book entitled "Trinidad's Doctor's Office: The amusing diary of a Scottish physician in Trinidad in the 1920s." by Vincent Tothill.

    He talks about the boat in chapter 11. A craftsman named Claude Nanton laid out the lines for him (on the floor of the San Fernando Boat Club). Dr. Tothill worked with a local carpenter named Victor to build it from local cedar (sawed frames). The keelson was from "matured cypre". The stem and deck ties were cypre. The hull was planked with 3/4" cedar. A 2000 lb. lead keel was cast by the foundry in Port of Spain. The completed yacht was 1.5 feet longer than the plans and several inches wider as they "had forgotten the plans were inside measurements". He enlarged her sail plan to 275 square feet to meet her oversize.

    He spoke very highly of the boat: "What a joy! There is no sensation in this world like the feel of a tiller of a well balanced yacht...Limpie has been in the water for eleven years, and still holds pride of place in Trinidad as the best looking yacht, although now outclassed in speed by the American Star Yachts and Kismet."

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