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    Default Watch Hill 15 HMC#880

    I've got the bug again. Anyone know who owns the plans? MIT? Didn't look like it but, of course, I could call.
    John
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    Default Re: Watch Hill 15 HMC#880

    I have some of the plans for the Buzzards Bay 15 that I got from MIT, so I think you are right that MIT probably has them. I think it was just $25 for a couple of sheets of plans and the little notebook with the offsets in it. But I got them just for study purposes. I think they charge more for the full set of plans if you are going to build one.

    I, for one, really hope you built a Watch Hill 15. I think the Herreshoff 15s are some of the most elegant and beautiful boats I have ever seen. Would love to follow a build thread because my dream is to build one.

    Mike

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    Default Re: Watch Hill 15 HMC#880

    Thanks, Mike. I'll call them Monday.

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    Default Re: Watch Hill 15 HMC#880

    Would love to follow that build thread. A fantastic boat!

    Just looked at the Artisan boatworks page and was a bit surprised to see them strip planking one. Is that what you are planning too?

    Mike
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    Default Re: Watch Hill 15 HMC#880

    I am thinking of strip planking.

    To close the loop. MIT Museum has the plans. Cost is $15/ft of waterline. In this case $375. Can be sent digitally or they will print off full scale for $17 a sheet.

    Sometime this year I'll start a thread over in building and repair documenting the build. I'm no Jim Ledger, but the Indian build was fun.

    John

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    Default Re: Watch Hill 15 HMC#880

    A beautiful design, looking forward to following along.

    $15/foot of waterline? Seems like an odd/random way to price plans but I guess if you have a collection pricing needs to be consistent.
    Steve

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    Default Re: Watch Hill 15 HMC#880

    $15 x 15 feet of waterline = $225
    "... and the great shroud of the sea rolled on as it rolled five thousand years ago."

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    Default Re: Watch Hill 15 HMC#880

    Yep, $25/ft is the accurate price. Sorry.

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    Default Re: Watch Hill 15 HMC#880

    Has to be one of the most beautiful boats ever, of all time.
    Re-naming straits as necessary.

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