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    OCH just sent an email about this with video

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    Wouldn't that be a fun boat !.
    Well , for me at least.
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    A pretty little gunkholer. No worries about drying out on a falling tide. Great fun.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    I think so too Nick.
    I wonder what engine she has in her ?.
    Very Scandinavian , like the little boats with little hot bulb engines putting away , very similar , but even smaller.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Portland View Post
    I think so too Nick.
    I wonder what engine she has in her ?.
    Very Scandinavian , like the little boats with little hot bulb engines putting away , very similar , but even smaller.
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    Scroll through the images on the FB post.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    I've been a fan of Heather for many years. A while back I wrote Tim about building plans. He never did draw up proper plans beyond what he personally need to build her, but offered what he had to me. In the end I declined but it remains my all time favourite pocket cruiser.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Portland View Post
    I think so too Nick.
    I wonder what engine she has in her ?.
    Very Scandinavian , like the little boats with little hot bulb engines putting away , very similar , but even smaller.
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    Hooked on wooden boat has a great interview with Marty (192)
    http://hookedonwoodenboats.com/

    In the second half he discusses Heather and how he is putting a Solar Electric drive with portable Yamaha generator to make it hybrid

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    Very cute !



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    Nick , I'm not a facebook person , and wasn't able to scroll through the photos.
    Thanks for posting the engine picture.
    This https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGSu...Az0JfO&index=4 is the sort of boat it reminds me of , but I really like Heather , in her own right.
    This https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnmJvOxxXIY is nice for a motor boat. Great sound and smoke rings.
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    The hybrid drive sounds interesting too , I'd be interested in how that goes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tink View Post
    Hooked on wooden boat has a great interview with Marty (192)
    http://hookedonwoodenboats.com/

    In the second half he discusses Heather and how he is putting a Solar Electric drive with portable Yamaha generator to make it hybrid
    I wonder if he would use something like this http://ecoboats.com.au/products/elec...aster-classic/ .
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    A few more photos Rob.











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    Thanks Peter , much appreciated.
    I wish there were plans available for her.
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    http://timnolanmarinedesign.com/portfolio/ It might be worth talking to the designer ?
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    I've emailed Peter , see how we go.
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    Good Luck !
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    Thanks , I'm going to need it !.
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    If the original designer can't help email Antonio Dias, send him a photo and ask him for a quote. He's a very pleasant bloke and designed my Kathleen Gee.

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    Also Tad Roberts.
    He has done lots of work boat style boats.
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    But really , the man to put out the design should be the man who designed , built and used it for many years.
    He would know what works.
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    True but apparently he hasn't made the plan available ?
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    Not yet , I believe Peter.
    Hopefully , he will.
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    Good Luck Rob, she would be a good sized project too.
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    She would have to be professionally built , I'd want to use her , while I still can.
    But I'd love to capture the intricacies that have been built in to her by her original designer/builder/user , I think they would be the makings of the boat.
    She seems to be well thought out , in a practical sort of way.
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    That design is just plain wizard! Nothing short of genius.
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    Quote Originally Posted by webishop14 View Post
    That design is just plain wizard! Nothing short of genius.
    You will get no argument from me !.
    I've fired off a couple of emails , no response so far.
    Regards Rob J.

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    Interesting, isn't it? I like the pilot house for wet and windy days; the raised open flat deck for nice weather; the sail rig which can actually drive her when the wind gets up.

    I like the concept. But it's awkward to trailer-launch. The engine-room looks very cramped. I don't see any need to make it a double-ender. And it would also work as a hard-chine hull.

    Definitely gives food for thought...

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    Well , I LOVE double enders !.
    And I've received an email this morning that nearly reduced me to tears.
    Of happiness!.
    Its good news week !
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    Come on Rob, don't keep us in suspense !
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    PM to you Peter.
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    Another pic for luck.

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    To me she is like HS , I can't stop feasting my eyes on her.
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    Well , things were looking very very promising , now no correspondence.
    Its not looking good !.
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