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    Default Murphy

    I have been building a couple of guitars and puttering about finishing a near done boat, and had not been on the Forum for a while. I ran across a few new boats. This one is interesting, very East Coast Martha's Vineyard looking, yet claims to get on a plane and get out of its own way...maybe like a Fulmar? Anyone built one? I can't quite envision hard chined...seems perfect for a strip build.
    http://paryachts.blogspot.com/p/sailboats.html
    Re-naming straits as necessary.

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    Ricelli ( PAR) is a WBF member, though I have not noticed a post by him in some time.

    Kevin


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    Default Re: Murphy

    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    Ricelli ( PAR) is a WBF member, though I have not noticed a post by him in some time.

    Kevin


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    Yes... and he does some Very Nice work!
    David G
    Harbor Woodworks
    http://www.harborwoodworking.com/boat.html

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    Default Re: Murphy

    He won't be posting here again sadly,he died very recently.There is more here: https://www.boatdesign.net/threads/r...iccelli.60437/

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Meachen View Post
    He won't be posting here again sadly,he died very recently.There is more here: https://www.boatdesign.net/threads/r...iccelli.60437/


    Ah. Thanks for the notice.


    RIP


    KEVIN


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    I am maybe 90% done with my build of Paul's Murphy 16.2. Really sorry when I heard about his death on the BYBY site, where he was very active. I bought the English system plans (he also offered them in metric) and they were beautiful plans but targeted a little above my skill level (first boat build after a couple restorations) so the build has been challenging and she won't be at the Woodenboat Show! Paul was very helpful the few times I spoke to him about build questions. His advice that I will always remember best was "It's your boat, build it the way you want to!"

    It was the artwork on in the Woodenboat plan site that first attracted my interest. I talked to him about any other Murphy's being built and he said the plans he had sold were pretty much to Australia so I never did track down another boat although my plan set is Number 28. I built all the spars, rudder, centerboard and well, etc. first so that I wouldn't end up with a power skiff when my interest in finishing the hull ran out. So I hope to sail this year before snow flies.

    Barry Ripley

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