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    In Falmouth this morning. Stinking weather, no argument here.

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    Greyhound is lovely. I am very happy there are people in the world who get a crazy idea, make it happen, and are successful. Greyhound is one of those crazy ideas.

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    Indeed... I met Will in Morwelham Quay while he was building 'Alert'... That turned out well.

    All power to visionary skilled crazy people!

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    She was in Antigua Classics a few years ago .

    A few few years before that there was a wacky purple lug rig engineless hippie boat... same hombre.
    Shes magnificent.

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    Nice Folks. We spent an afternoon on board last year ! Some photos here: http://mimijane.ca/the-story-of-a-windlass-handle

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    Good photos Mark. Ta.

    No idea what she's like to handle all up, topsails 'n all, but must be workable, given her sea miles.

    A thing of beauty me thinks.

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    I wonder if she's ever been up against La Cancallaise?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic View Post
    Indeed... I met Will in Morwelham Quay while he was building 'Alert'... That turned out well.

    All power to visionary skilled crazy people!
    What does Will have to do with Greyhound? Chris Rees was the guy behind the Greyhound build, with Marcus , Freya and a whole team.

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    Sorry, brain fart, you are right.

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    Sorry Martin, my bad also, he did build that lovely Lugger Alert. Anyway, both luverly luggers for sure. I have just missed out on the Venus 28 my uncle helped build back in the mid 70s, but like these bigger boats, 6 1/2ft of draft really limits what i like doing these days.

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    Screw the copyright. If anyone wants some money from me for posting they can PM me. Happy to pay to appreciate this...

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    Funny thing is, without being in the EU, that build might not have happened. From what i have seen, some of the funding was secured by an EU project documenting traditional boat building, not only them either.

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    Please don't start ! Although you are right, it is pertinent if one cares about Cornish wooden trad building.

    I'm pretty sure Luke's are all private owned/ built to order, but bigger one offs such as Greyhound type builds perhaps are more difficult to fund. LA Cancallaise has been a huge success which must have helped, along with good business plan

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    I have to say, I'm quite out of the local scene, ear is not to the ground much here.

    Anyone seen the Gleaner?

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    Grass roots live-aboard rebuild whilst on the water. New frame and ribs dismantled in Germany initially. Lowestoft type recreated hull, lug ketch to give 'er a bit of SW about her.

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    Oy, that some bowsprit! I think only one of Lukes builds was a commission. I give him credit for being driven enough to go all-in on creating boats that inspire him, and successfully finding buyers for them, not an easy thing to do time after time, but a laid back easy going bloke to work with. At least 3 of his pilot cutters went into sail training/charter. Even he will admit he could have made much more money as a site carpenter on the hours those boats took, but its not all about the money and maybe something only a small team of self employed people can pull off. Pendennis was the other end of the spectrum.

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    Seen in Douarnenez last summer.Unfortunately my camera had died a couple of days earlier and the phone I had then was less good than the phone i now have in camera terms.

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    Im still amazed telephones have cameras in them.......at least some of them...mine doesnt.

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    Gleaner got a feature article in the current WB issue. Very cool boat and builder.

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    You'llfind both Greyhound and La Canc in this....along with lot of other lovely boats which i can't name....

    ..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGdcaFK0PZw

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    That Sir, ^^ is a MOST excellent bit of filming. Thank you.

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    Thank you for that link: I felt I was there with you! Jim

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    I know the yellow Lugger FY221 is "our boys". the red boat behind it @7.50 is Petit Fox, she was built on Scilly as a day charter boat and since moved to the mainland, she was drawn by Vivier on a traditional lobster boat lines. Lovely to watch while demolishing a pot of tea!

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