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    My friend Bert van Baar is teacher in boatbuilding at the HMC, a college in Amsterdam that focuses on woodwork and furniture making. When the students graduate I often come to visit the presentation as it is a very pleasant show and tlast summer I wrote an article about it for the Dutch sailing magazine 'Spiegel der Zeilvaart'. Because a magazine nowadays sells only with good pictures I asked my son Sam, who lives in Amsterdam, to team up for the pictures. http://forum.woodenboat.com/images/a...attach/jpg.gif

    Laurens, glasses and beard, is one of those guys who is raised with 'Swallows and Amazones', and he choose Andrew Wolstenholmes 'Coot'. Now Coot is meant for glued clinker plywood, but a visit to Bert's shop where a party was steaming frames and hammering in copper nails etc. convinced them to do it the old way. So in this boat they used White Oak for frames, European Oak for the keel and Slavonic Oak for stem and stern. To keep the weight low the hull strakes are Red Cedar. Iris, the lady, first entered school with a vague idea to do something with computers but Laurens saved her and now she ia working on the interior of a big gaff schooner.
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    Great! I hope some young folks get to adventure in her like in the stories. Amazing workmanship.

    S+A forever!

    Mike
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    Thanks Mike, soon more pictures of the Coot

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    Finastkind.

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    I'll pass it on, Ian. Now, something different. The guys that built the proa, from CLC, did an internship at a boatbuilder who specialises in ligt small craft in stripbuilding with e-glas so while the boat is set up for plywood they used yellow cedar strips that were routed hollow and round, so bevelling was not needed. Last time I talked with them one was working in a Marina near Amsterdam and the other going to Thailand for conscription. He saw that as a new interesting adventure.20180716_172252.jpgIMG_1991.jpgIMG_2006.jpgIMG_2008.jpgIMG_2076.jpg

    Now I am connected to these boats as I made the sail for Coot: Laurence, the builder drove a hard bargain but then I found my name in his list of sponsors so that fine. And I will help the proabuilders to make their crabclaw sail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF View Post
    I'll pass it on, Ian. Now, something different. The guys that built the proa, from CLC, did an internship at a boatbuilder who specialises in ligt small craft in stripbuilding with e-glas so while the boat is set up for plywood they used yellow cedar strips that were routed hollow and round, so bevelling was not needed. Last time I talked with them one was working in a Marina near Amsterdam and the other going to Thailand for conscription. He saw that as a new interesting adventure.20180716_172252.jpgIMG_1991.jpgIMG_2006.jpgIMG_2008.jpgIMG_2076.jpg

    Now I am connected to these boats as I made the sail for Coot: Laurence, the builder drove a hard bargain but then I found my name in his list of sponsors so that fine. And I will help the proabuilders to make their crabclaw sail.
    Dang! Wish I were closer, and Id have you make the sail for OUR proa. Were planning a Gibbons style rig, though, not a crab claw.

    Awesome thread, again, Yo!

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    Hi Robert, are you building a Gary Dierking proa? I made a sail for an Ulua but have no feedback on her performance. The sailmaking instructions in Gary's book are good. I would love to try a proa. Wish you happy building. Frank

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    Frank,

    It’s my own “design” based on loads of reading and a while spent sailing the duck punt and learning how a boat weight steers...

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    These guys were inspired by a WoodenBoat article about a replica sandbagger by Steve van Dam and took the lines of a 'NewYork Bay model and rig of small working-sloop, using both sloop and cat rig', on page 247 of Howard Chappelles 'American Small Sailing Craft'. They built it with epoxy, mahogany, teak deck, and were charmed by the price the American replica was costing: They foresee a pink future, but at the moment they are doing something else. Sebastiaan, the guy at the right, was, when I phoned him, sailing, in heavy weather, in the Gulf of Bisqay to Pasaia to help Xabier Agote as volunteer with his galeon 'San Juan'. Which reminds me, I should call them again: "When shall we start doing the sails for your sandbagger", another project where Sebastian and Sean, the other builder, will help me with.
    These three boats illustrate that the WoodenBoat mags that are sent to Bert van Baar, the teacher, are very well spent.

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