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    Default Caledonia Yawl or Welsford Navigator within 6 hours of Rochester NY?

    Folks,

    I know - rather different craft but they both have merit for what I am looking for. Would be great to actually see one in person. I'm wondering if there is one relatively close by I could get a gander at.

    May also attend the Mid Atlantic Small Craft festival if you have one and are bringing it there.

    Thank you

    John

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    Default Re: Caledonia Yawl or Welsford Navigator within 6 hours of Rochester NY?

    Don't know of any, but some of the builders have fairly extensive videos of the CY == I think you have to pay a small fee to subscribe. Both are scarcer than hen's teeth, with the CY being a bit more common. And there are usually several at the Small Reach Regatta every year. https://www.facebook.com/groups/104933556820/about/
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    Default Re: Caledonia Yawl or Welsford Navigator within 6 hours of Rochester NY?

    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Default Re: Caledonia Yawl or Welsford Navigator within 6 hours of Rochester NY?

    Hi John

    As far as I know I am your closest source for a Navigator, but I'm right at the end of your six hour limit. I would love to give you a tour anytime.

    There's also a Welsford facebook page - you could put a note there.

    You should be able to find a CY, as they are much more popular. As Thorne said, there were 8 at the SRR. You could try contacting the Downeast TSCA folks to get contact info.

    Send me a PM if you want to come over and look.

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    Default Re: Caledonia Yawl or Welsford Navigator within 6 hours of Rochester NY?

    Kenny,

    Thank you. Looking at event in Maine (thanks Paul!) and the Mid Atlantic Small Craft festival. If I go Maine you are on the way!

    John

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    Default Re: Caledonia Yawl or Welsford Navigator within 6 hours of Rochester NY?

    I'd consider posing your question to whoever manages your local chapter of the Traditional Small Craft Association.

    http://tsca.net/chapters/
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    Default Re: Caledonia Yawl or Welsford Navigator within 6 hours of Rochester NY?

    Quote Originally Posted by jshaley View Post
    If I go Maine you are on the way!

    John
    Good. If you come through on Friday or Saturday we can go for a sail.

    Kenny
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    Default Re: Caledonia Yawl or Welsford Navigator within 6 hours of Rochester NY?

    Drats. Maine event is a weekend I am checking out a college with daughter. So thank you for your very gracious offer Kenny but I will have to pass.

    Still looking into Mid Atlantic Small Craft festival and reaching out to local Traditional Small Craft Association chapters.

    Thank you all

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    Default Re: Caledonia Yawl or Welsford Navigator within 6 hours of Rochester NY?

    Bummer. Well you know, no one has more colleges than the Boston area . . .
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    Default Re: Caledonia Yawl or Welsford Navigator within 6 hours of Rochester NY?

    Raced a Navigator at the Bribie Island Regatta a few years ago and I found her a very forgiving fast and weatherly boat.
    While I have no experience with the Caledonia I have previously build and owned a Ness boat and if given a choice between the two would choose the Navigator .

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    Default Re: Caledonia Yawl or Welsford Navigator within 6 hours of Rochester NY?

    I will be at MASCF with my Navigator "slip jig" There will likely be another Nav and a couple of Pathfinders as well. Come on down, I'll be happy to take you out and answer any questions. There most likely will be a Caledonia there as well, there is usually at least one.

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    Default Re: Caledonia Yawl or Welsford Navigator within 6 hours of Rochester NY?

    I will also be at the festival with my Caledonia Yawl “NIP”. Would be happy to discuss boat with you and take you for a sail.
    It is probably an eight or nine hour drive for you.
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    Default Re: Caledonia Yawl or Welsford Navigator within 6 hours of Rochester NY?

    Slip Jig and Nip, I look forward to seeing you at MASCF. I will pm contact information. Many thanks for the very generous invites. I plan to arrive Friday (possibly Thu night) for the event.

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