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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.
    She's similar Isla but will be a bit deeper and I'm after 5'9'' headroom.

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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.
    A perennial problem on small boats Andrew ! Dinghy storage ! Possibly a removable transom ? As drawn it looks perfectly perched to catch a wave .
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    Like Brian,I read the book about Antonio's designs and he definitely has an eye for a pretty boat.I look forward to reading about the construction and enjoyable use of the boat over the coming decades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rum_Pirate View Post
    On KATE Philip 'introduced' (snuck in) a slightly arched (from side to side) deck which kept the thwarts and lines good on the hull but allowed a couple inches of head room below, plus when heeled the deck on the 'upper' side was not quite as steep as it would have been if it had been flat from side to side.
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    I've met Antonio. He seems a really nice guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by isla View Post
    Oops my bad Sorry folks, I really should spend some more time upstairs.
    No bad at all.

    But you gotta check out that thread. FULL of cool boats.

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    Peter -

    A beautiful boat & even better attitude. My 2 cents would be to cut down to 2 headsails & keep the mizzen. Somehow, the mizzen just looks right on her - plus it helps you do flashy docking maneuvers.
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    Oh, the horror! OH, the SHAME! A BOAT in the BILGE??? WHAT were you thinking?? Surely a trip to the Band Camp will follow along as soon as The Gnome has sufficiently recovered to use the guilloti.... I mean, keyboard!

    (BTW, sweet little number... LOVE the deep hull!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    Peter -

    A beautiful boat & even better attitude. My 2 cents would be to cut down to 2 headsails & keep the mizzen. Somehow, the mizzen just looks right on her - plus it helps you do flashy docking maneuvers.
    Thanks Garret and it will be interesting to see how Mr Dias progresses the design.
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    Hey Sibbo! Thanks for the note in the gate!
    And the heads up on this thread too! Let me know when you'll need the services of Languishing Heights Plan Printers. If Mr Diaz sends DWG files I can make sure they're actually to a correct scale this time!

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    All your offers will be exploited to the full Duncan .... thank you !
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    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.

    We're all terminal. I don't have brain cancer, or any that I know of. But, time is short in the grand scheme of things, regardless.

    I have a life's worth of projects. I've already achieved so many things. I don't know of a cutoff point. I figure when I am on my last breaths, I will be haunted by something I hoped to finish. I know how to do a lot of things but you have still managed to impress my interests or as asides to. We'd have been interesting neighbors to the point where any ideological differences would have seemed trite, comparatively. Some people manage to inspire industriousness in others just by commonality and good nature. You're one of those.

    With that said, I believe if anyone could pull this off, you'd be at or near the top of my list. You, Jim Ledger, or Erster. At least you won't be pi$$ing it away on redundant politics. I am thankful it doesn't take something like a cancer to figure that out for me.

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    I gotta say Peter, I'm with Garret on this.. but either way, cool!

    Now, guess I'd best go check the Jim thread for a status update - Android is such a pain!

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    So nice to see you doing this. She is beautiful and will give you years of happy sailing when done.

    You and your attitude is inspirational. <3

    This is needs a sticky, Scot, please.
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    Thanks everyone, it took a bit of typing this and posting it but your responses are wonderful. You really make me feel appreciated and I in turn appreciate you..... my invisible friends as SWMBO calls you !
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    At the risk of being self-serving, I'd love to see this thread migrate to an above-decks area as I rarely visit the Bilge, and I'd hate to miss any of this.

    I'm really looking forward to what Antonio Dias comes up with regarding the development of the design.
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    One way or another you will know Bruce.
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    Excellent, affirmative thread, Peter - and I really like that design (as much as any flat-lander can appreciate such a beauty). And I shall endeavor to remain 'topsides' to watch your progress.
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    Gem of a wee vessel.
    STEP on it!!!

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    Peter,

    I have been into and out again of a similar situation. Nothing can be more effective in making life worthwhile than a project that consumes you. Working on a boat problem may keep you awake at times but is far far better than the other thing robbing the hours. That such a project as yours can make most of the daily crises that may otherwise seem so important into trivia is one of the main reasons we do what we do.

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    I can't wait for the launch photos.

    You've offered up your design preferences in the past, and I have to say this seems to embody all the things you like in a small sailing ship. Well done!

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    Damn right scot this deserved a sticky. This is why I love this place
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    Thanks for making this a sticky, Scot.

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    And Peter, will there be custom cast bronze hardware from fiendishly clever patterns... and all melted in a furnace of your own making?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    ... my invisible friends as SWMBO calls you !
    Tell her we're imaginary, not invisible.

    Press on, Peter!

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    Good idea, Peter!

    Building is healing.

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    ps -- I'd consider skipping the veneers -- at 23', just strip-plank it. Adding veneers will be like building another boat. And that cabin -- I'd give it a lifting roof for headroom and light.

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    I've been cruising the Maine coast in a 20' LWL sailboat for over 40 years. I wouldn't have a sailing life any other way except for this kind of rig you're looking at. There are days she isn't so comfortable out there with that single powerful sail. Especially, now I'm not so agile or strong.

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    Great project and approach, Peter.

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    That's a great looking boat, Peter! Have fun.

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    That's a wonderful boat Peter. She reminds me of a little sloop that my Dad had for a while back in the 80s. Built in England in the 1920s, about that same size and a very similar hull. I'm looking forward to following your progress as the design is finalized and she comes together.
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    Peter, i have no idea how you've become you but it would make a great story. I'm envious of your outlook on life.
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    Good on you Peter, All the best!
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    Good stuff Peter.

    Thanks
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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.
    I was thinking the same thing, but then remembered that quote in Amadeus:

    Emperor Joseph II: My dear young man, don't take it too hard. Your work is ingenious. It's quality work. And there are simply too many notes, that's all. Just cut a few and it will be perfect.

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Which few did you have in mind, Majesty?
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    Good job Pete, I prolly would drink and feel sorry for myself instead of taking on a project like this.

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    Thanks bobby, drinking too much is off the list..... I'm allergic to headaches these days.
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