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    Default An affirmation of life.

    I'm in the process of working with the yacht designer Antonio Dias to complete his design proposal for Katherine Ann, to produce a 24 foot gaff rigged cutter, very similar to the drawing below. She will be strip planked with veneer overlays.
    As readers of my posts will know I have a brain cancer, a glioblastoma, something that will probably prove fatal in the long run. However I like living and have decided to assert my life and my intention to live a long time by taking on a project that will require just that.

    Katherine Ann.

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    A pretty little ship Peter. Busy head sails for 23'.

    Youre a great guy Peter, and courageous with it.

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    That's a gorgeous boat, and I feel strongly about your affirmation. Not sure what the emotion is - empowered, invigorated, very glad to know you, a little humbled at your indomitability, extremely positive about your future...

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    Great!
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    I shall enjoy watching this happen.
    My take is that if you poke someone with a sharp stick they'll get annoyed, if you smile and shake their hand they will be your friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic View Post
    A pretty little ship Peter. Busy head sails for 23'.

    Youre a great guy Peter, and courageous with it.
    A bit of simplification to come Martin, 2 headsails and the mizzen isn't a certainty either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    That's a gorgeous boat, and I feel strongly about your affirmation. Not sure what the emotion is - empowered, invigorated, very glad to know you, a little humbled at your indomitability, extremely positive about your future...

    sent from my nerdy phone app
    Thanks Bruce, I aim to remain and to remain positive.
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    Very pleased to hear this Peter, don't forget the singing and maybe a ukulele, best wishes!
    the invisible man........

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    Wonderful

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    Looking forward to the keel laying as much as the launch. Strength to your arms.

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    I might just bring a bottle of good stuff up to wet the keel..............

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    What construction method? I had a cold molded design by him

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    She looks a beauty - go for it Pete!
    Best Wishes.

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    I like everything about your post, both boat and attitude. Avanti!
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    Beautiful, love the deep hull. All the best to you Peter!


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    There's something fatal in store for us all, Peter, which is about the best reason for getting on with building your boat now. I think that a cheerful outlook and busying yourself with a long-term project are two of the best medicines available.

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    Good for you, Peter. Best of luck.

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    The method of carrying the pram dinghy should be reconsidered, imho. As drawn, the transom is sitting on or just over the companion hatch, so getting in or out will be tricky.
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    Lovely! With all them strings to pull... you'll never be bored again! <G>
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    Good onya, Peter.
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    Ditto every post above, Mr. Sibley.

    Each of us is going to fall over and for any one of us it could just happen to be tomorrow. Of all the things to spend one's last days with few of them could seriously compete with building a boat. Good for you.


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    i bought his book, Designer and Client, must be 10 years ago. Fell in love with Small.









    You have chosen well. Good on you peter
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    Peter,

    YES!

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    Excellent approach!
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    Three Cheers!

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    A beautiful boat Peter! What wood will she be?
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    Hi Peter,
    May the knowledge in your eye and hands give you joy to pass along..

    ...and thanks for your encouragement here on this forum to me early on..Looking through the archives I see that has always been your way, one of the things that has made this place exceptional as a meeting place for minds and ideas of all kinds.

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    You're an inspiration for us all Peter. My best to you.

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    What an excellent thread. A true inspiration. Thank you Peter
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    Go, go, go!
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    Lovely boat Peter. I hope you won't mind if I suggest she has something of Thomas Gillmer's Blue Moon about her. That's a favourite design of mine so I can't help but love Katherine Ann.
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    Quote Originally Posted by isla View Post
    Lovely boat Peter. I hope you won't mind if I suggest she has something of Thomas Gillmer's Blue Moon about her. That's a favourite design of mine so I can't help but love Katherine Ann.
    Haha.

    Head up to designs and read Another Cutter...

    We went round that bend.

    By the by, we share an aesthetic sense, for sure. This little boat Peter is working out is just about MY dreamboat, too. Really. I am very excited to see the new boat they devise together.

    Peace,
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    You go Peter, we can't wait for the thread titled "Lofting the Diaz Gaff Cutter."
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    Quote Originally Posted by isla View Post
    Lovely boat Peter. I hope you won't mind if I suggest she has something of Thomas Gillmer's Blue Moon about her. That's a favourite design of mine so I can't help but love Katherine Ann.
    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Haha.

    Head up to designs and read Another Cutter...

    We went round that bend.

    By the by, we share an aesthetic sense, for sure. This little boat Peter is working out is just about MY dreamboat, too. Really. I am very excited to see the new boat they devise together.

    Peace,
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    Oops my bad Sorry folks, I really should spend some more time upstairs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulf View Post
    A beautiful boat Peter! What wood will she be?
    She will be strip planked in fir with rose gum veneers over then glass cloth, all in epoxy. Backbone in hardwood.
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