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    Default Another beauty from Jack Laurent Giles

    52' double planked, all mahogany, copper fastened, built in 1967 and still going strong and looking very good doing so!

    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    what do you guys think of the wheel location?

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    the next few pics are for jo so cal









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    this pic is for honeybunny

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    Too bad about all the varnished plywood...

    The hull and rig are beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.Madison View Post
    Too bad about all the varnished plywood...
    if she were yours would you bring yourself to paint it?
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Default Re: Another beauty from Jack Laurent Giles

    Paul, you hit both ends of the spectrum tonight - traditional and modern. That's lovely and it looks fast!

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    Default Re: Another beauty from Jack Laurent Giles

    Some designers like L Francis Herreshoff and John Alden had a lock on a distinctive bow. Giles sure had a distinctive sense of how to design the stern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    this pic is for honeybunny

    Sometimes you are just so thoughtful!

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    Default Re: Another beauty from Jack Laurent Giles

    Stunning.

    Is there a sign in gang way saying "Don't walk on the floor" "or the white seats", "actually just stay on deck!"
    I suspect there's a decent bit of stowage space under that aft deck gone to waste for want of a hatch.....? Or is the a recessed hatch in the deck?

    As an exercise in form function and beauty - superb!


    Anyone got a design drawing for what that aft hatch might look like?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    what do you guys think of the wheel location?
    Actually, it looks like a good layout. With the helm nearly in line with, or close enough to, the winches, she'd be well set up for single-handing. One of the reasons I bought the boat I currently own, is that I also have my primary winches directly abeam of the wheel, making it easy to tack by myself.

    The rather unusual 'bridge deck' between the wheel, and the cabintop, would make it hard to create a proper dodger, though....

    As far as the cabins: lots of lovely wood, but with that much wood, a high gloss varnish is a really bad choice, IMHO.... should be a satin finish, more muted, fewer reflections.... and any minor defects, dings, or fingerprints would be less obvious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    if she were yours would you bring yourself to paint it?
    Yes, just the plywood bulkheads and doors. I just can't abide varnished plywood.

    Like Norman, I think the helm is great, but the bridgedeck would take some convincing.

    Really, I'd sell it and build a Dyarchy!

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    Default Re: Another beauty from Jack Laurent Giles

    I would be very uncomfortable aboard that boat.

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    I have lots of varnished ply inside. Its faced with Blackwood I think rather than just ordinary ply. I reckon it looks ok. In fact I rather love the interior of my boat.


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