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    Default Phil McCowin in his prototype of my Long Steps design,

    Pics from the Salish 100. All went well, as a designer, the first real test of a new boat is a bit nervous making but it sounds as though it all went really well.
    Now I can get on and finish mine.

    Lots of pics here https://www.facebook.com/groups/JWDesigns/

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    Default Re: Phil McCowin in his prototype of my Long Steps design,

    Quote Originally Posted by John hartmann View Post
    Thank you John, performance to date is good in all respects. Phils just spent a week on board, sleeping, cooking and travelling. He has vowed to be there next year, so it must have been reasonably comfortable.
    BTW all, there are lots more pics over on the Facebook page.
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    Default Re: Phil McCowin in his prototype of my Long Steps design,

    Congrats, John! Nice to see the first Long Steps on the water. Looks great.

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    Default Re: Phil McCowin in his prototype of my Long Steps design,

    Is this the Walkabout “plus”, as it were?

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    Default Re: Phil McCowin in his prototype of my Long Steps design,

    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Is this the Walkabout “plus”, as it were?

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    Same "family" of design Rob, the lessons learned from Walkabout, and SCAMP have both been applied to this design, and I'm very pleased with the result. Must get out there in the shop and spend a bit more time on mine, she's about 2/3 the way through the build but its dead of winter and I'm busy earning money so I can pay for a new main for Spook. ( thats my 18ft gaff sloop. I've got 8 boats and sometimes they stretch the budget rather a lot).

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    Default Re: Phil McCowin in his prototype of my Long Steps design,

    Quote Originally Posted by john welsford View Post
    Same "family" of design Rob, the lessons learned from Walkabout, and SCAMP have both been applied to this design, and I'm very pleased with the result. Must get out there in the shop and spend a bit more time on mine, she's about 2/3 the way through the build but its dead of winter and I'm busy earning money so I can pay for a new main for Spook. ( thats my 18ft gaff sloop. I've got 8 boats and sometimes they stretch the budget rather a lot).

    John Welsford
    Sweet. I figured she was an evolution and not a straight update or whatever.

    As to money and the budget and all... me choir, you preacher.

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    Default Re: Phil McCowin in his prototype of my Long Steps design,

    I hope we read more about the voyages of this boat and her sisters.Much to admire.

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    Default Re: Phil McCowin in his prototype of my Long Steps design,

    NFRTT?

    Looks good! Are those lines down the side the Rice self-rescue boarding lines?
    "Yeah, well, that's just, like your opinion man"
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    Default Re: Phil McCowin in his prototype of my Long Steps design,

    I got to see it handle both calm and some serious fetch -- all perfectly! And it looked quite comfy for camping.
    "The enemies of reason have a certain blind look."
    Doctor Jacquin to Lieutenant D'Hubert, in Ridley Scott's first major film _The Duellists_.

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    Default Re: Phil McCowin in his prototype of my Long Steps design,

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt young View Post
    NFRTT?

    Looks good! Are those lines down the side the Rice self-rescue boarding lines?
    "Nefertiti"

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    Default Re: Phil McCowin in his prototype of my Long Steps design,

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt young View Post
    NFRTT?

    Looks good! Are those lines down the side the Rice self-rescue boarding lines?
    Yes, Howard and I developed those boarding lines for SCAMPs, and have been using them on other boats as well.
    And yes, Nefertiti.

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    Default Re: Phil McCowin in his prototype of my Long Steps design,

    Cool, thanks for that. I was stuck on NFRTT being an acronym.
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    Default Re: Phil McCowin in his prototype of my Long Steps design,

    A matching set of Welsford's! Long Steps and Navigator. -photo by @skipperted, on Flickr

    NFRTT, the "Long Steps" design, has a lot more cockpit than a Scamp! photo by Dale Simonson, on Flickr

    NFRTT, Phil's prototype Long Steps, designed by John Welsford photo by Dale Simonson, on Flickr

    It was great to see Phil out there... usually ahead of us :-(
    Another cracker of a design, John!!

    Cheers,
    Dale

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    Default Re: Phil McCowin in his prototype of my Long Steps design,

    Oh great. I already added a cuddy (folding fabric) on my Walkabout, now I want to hack up the side seats and make a draining raised sleeping area .

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    Default Re: Phil McCowin in his prototype of my Long Steps design,

    Quote Originally Posted by rgthom View Post
    Oh great. I already added a cuddy (folding fabric) on my Walkabout, now I want to hack up the side seats and make a draining raised sleeping area .
    Yup. And I want to stretch my Scamp.

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