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    Default Re: Lovely gaff cutter sailing video - David Gray Sail Away

    Thanks .
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    Default Re: Lovely gaff cutter sailing video - David Gray Sail Away

    Looks like a Falmouth Working Boat, logo in jib from my friend Patrick. Am I right? Frank

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    Default Re: Lovely gaff cutter sailing video - David Gray Sail Away

    Quote Originally Posted by FF View Post
    Looks like a Falmouth Working Boat, logo in jib from my friend Patrick. Am I right? Frank
    Just so.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Default Re: Lovely gaff cutter sailing video - David Gray Sail Away

    I kept wondering where the skipper was hiding.
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    Default Re: Lovely gaff cutter sailing video - David Gray Sail Away

    Oh my, what fun it would be to race one. They are quite deep so you can hide quite a few crew in one.
    Another video (music is not as nice)

    https://vimeo.com/103649149

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    Default Re: Lovely gaff cutter sailing video - David Gray Sail Away

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott de M View Post
    When young sailor, Jasper Mohan passed away, his father, Steven, reached out to that video and it always reminds us of the amazing person he was.
    There is a link here: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/cal...?pid=165856825 which tells a tiny bit of his story.
    Steven recently published a book about Jasper called "Onwards we go." http://www.onwardswego.ca/. It is not an easy book to read, but quite moving.
    The Mohans were the force for many years behind the restoration of the 1899 Bristol Channel Cutter, CARLOTTA. After Jasper passed, CARLOTTA was sold and the restoration was completed by the talented Abernathy and Gaudin yard in British Columbia. There are pictures of her finished state here: http://www.agboats.com/gallery.

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    Default Re: Lovely gaff cutter sailing video - David Gray Sail Away

    They did a fine job of work on Carlotta as did Steven (working without benefit of a boat yard).
    Carlotta was commissioned by the Cumerland Sea Fisheries Committee as the bailiffs boat and named Solway, she was used for policing the fishing fleet. She was then sold away to the Isle of Man and then became a yacht.
    She was not intended for and did not ever work as a pilot boat.
    She is claimed to be a pilot skiff because she is the only surviving product of a boatyard that did build two or three skiffs of about the same size as Solway/Carlotta.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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