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    Blue Leopard, Jack Laurent Giles
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    I have a thing about paid crew...

    My limited time on the water is expressly to get away from employees.

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    I've always been a day sailor with little offshore experience, so the cabin structure here looks heavy to me. That said, if I were going offshore I think this would be a TERRIFIC boat to take on a long distance sail! It looks fast and strong and ready for weather. That looks like a great boat!

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    Blue Leopard, Jack Laurent Giles
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    I have a thing about paid crew...

    My limited time on the water is expressly to get away from employees.
    Exactly. When I think about boating, I think about managing the vessel myself. In my mind, and especially when I'm missing having a cruising boat, the mental image I conjure is always of my wife and me underway together heading for points north. Guests are fine if they're not with us too long, but a yacht bigger than two can manage is not intellectually the adventure I'm looking for. I'd rather have several boats scattered around the world than one obscenely expensive mega. A helipad would be nice though
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    I have a set of design drawings for Blue Leopard that I have studied for a couple of decades. A lovely boat of her era.
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    no body gets location of and proportion of house to hull done as well as giles
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    I wasn't too much impressed with the superstructure of Dorus Mhor (1963) and Donella (1958), but Kerilos of '63 is veddy nice, as is Famalu of five years earlier.
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    If I hit the lottery, the boat I would commission would be this one:



    I wonder if Alex Low would build it for me?

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    What kind of underbody? Keel, props, etc.

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    finish up this project (from sandeman)


    so it looks like the original

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    I have a thing about paid crew...

    My limited time on the water is expressly to get away from employees.
    I prefer a boat I can sail single handed. I doubt winning the lottery would change that.

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnw View Post
    I prefer a boat I can sail single handed. I doubt winning the lottery would change that.
    If I won the lottery I would buy all my friends a boat so we could all go single handing together.

    And maybe hire a crew to show up at the anchorage after cocktails to fix and serve dinners, and then leave.

    edit to add; That would include anyone here that wanted to go. Excepting those on the ignore list.

    Now, who will buy me a lottery ticket? Because that is just stupid!
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    I prefer a boat I can sail single handed. I doubt winning the lottery would change that.
    and Jake, yeah..

    maybe something like this -



    and it's for sale..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post

    More Better..

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    I would want a boat of a size sufficient to carry me - and occasionally a few friends - wherever I would wish to go that was accessible by water and where I wasn't likely to get shot at for showing up. As I would be living aboard it for considerable lengths of time, it should have the amenities of a comfortable life - hot running water enough for nice showers, capable of crossing oceans, and not too affected by weather. Between eighty and one hundred feet seems about right, and able to be handled by the owner and wife plus two crew on long passages, or just owner & wife when coastal cruising. Classic exterior lines of the late fifties and early sixties seem to be a nice combination of interior volume, deck space and 'shippiness'. I would probably carry a small daysailer on board for putzing about in foreign ports.

    This is the 85-ft Olympia, ex-Monara II, designed by De Voogt Naval Architects and Carlo Riva and built by Feadship in 1969:

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    Something close to this, maybe. . . but just a few feet longer.

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    crocker?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    crocker?
    Yeah. Presto type.

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    Irina VII. Designed by Mylne. Built by Fife 1935. For sale now.

    My second favourite boat of all time. I was working as mate aboard her nearly 50 years ago (OMG!) and I would love to own her now. A beautiful boat and a good sea boat. Winning the lottery, I would stay where I am, keep the beloved old tub and moor this lovely boat up in Scotland or down in the west country.

    irina vii.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by downthecreek View Post
    Irina VII. Designed by Mylne. Built by Fife 1935. For sale now.

    My second favourite boat of all time. I was working as mate aboard her nearly 50 years ago (OMG!) and I would love to own her now. A beautiful boat and a good sea boat. Winning the lottery, I would stay where I am, keep the beloved old tub and moor this lovely boat up in Scotland or down in the west country.

    irina vii.jpg
    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...77#post5572777

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...49#post5572849

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...39#post5572939

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    It would depend on how big the lottery was. A few million and I'd have someone build the boat I'm trying to build, and let me work alongside them the whole time. "Money's no object" kind of lottery (say 75-100 million or more) and I'd replicate Cutty Sark. Unfortunately, no lotteries in Canada are that big. I think we top out somewhere around 60 million, which might be enough to build her, not sure.
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    I could budget for $60 million, even with the types of boats that I have been posting today.
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    That lobster boat in the back. I don't need much.

    Cabin for big dory.jpg

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    Oh, that's nice! It's like Peter's "Small Boat Porn" thread with money.

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    A Down-Eastuh. Nice boat.
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    crocker?
    Yes, Macaw.
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    If I won the lottery today I would buy this house:



    https://www.realtor.com/realestatean...9_M49972-76601



    and I would buy this boat:



    https://www.bridgespointboatcompany.com/about.html.
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    I don't need anything more, and you can't buy time and years anyhow. We have had a plan for years to establish educational and music foundations for the bottom end of early childhood development. But we seldom buy tickets so……………………...

    But an almost local couple won A$40 million last year, and that's what they have done.

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    Well, maybe just go for the boat, it is a beautiful thing...

    (One lazy summer afternoon sailing Sally with Joel at the helm we rounded the southern tip of Babson island and a Bridgespoint sloop appeared. We crossed tacks and talked about that specific boat and some of the details. I half- heartedly lamented that I hadn't rigged Sally as a sloop as he observed some of the differences between the two boats (same displacement/sail area). He suggested a "little race" but it never materialized)

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    Funny you mention that Michael, I would likely search for your help in the design work if I was ever so unfortunate as to be encumbered with sufficient funds to go about that project.
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    i have to express my surprise that Paul doesn't let his enthusiasm for Araminta guide him in the direction of Ticonderoga.





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    I’ve really not much interest in big boats any more. These boats suit me fine. If I had a few extra millions to spare, I’d just pay to have them and their captains shipped around to different places once in a while, like the Gulf of Thailand, Lake Te Anau, the Baltic Sea. Or maybe I’d have some extras built so they could be staged.


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    Who of us has not frolicked in this particular rabbit hole?
    I somewhat doubt i'd change much. The first lot on money would go to the farm...new fencing, out buildings...a new(er) tractor, perhaps some other machinery....blah blah......blah.
    boat wise, I am pretty happy with my Whimbrel. I'd probably get a more skilled person to do most of the work. I am more of a sailor than a shipwright. I like...almost prefer..... single handing. There are a slack handful of folks I might like to spend intimate time with, cooped up in a small boat.
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