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    Murray Peterson Coastal schooners seem pretty beefy for their LOD. This one is 41' on deck, but looks like a little ship. Are these sort of character boats, or do they sail okay?
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    Default Re: Murray Peterson Coastal Schooners

    They are purported to sail very well. I am planning on building one of his designs and have done some significant research on them. They're "all ship" as they say. Solid, seaworthy, capable, handy, classic cruising boats.
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    Very cool, thank you. Excited to see your build progress on the forum when you get there
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    Default Re: Murray Peterson Coastal Schooners

    that's a gourgeous boat
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Default Re: Murray Peterson Coastal Schooners

    Paul, couldn't agree more! ⛵
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    Default Re: Murray Peterson Coastal Schooners

    I can quibble over a few picayune things in Mr. Peterson's designs, but nothing of substance, only personal aesthetics. He designed very good, capable traditional schooners, and has left lots to emulate and desire.
    Hope for the best, but plan for the worst.

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    Default Re: Murray Peterson Coastal Schooners

    Very shippy and lots of strings to play with. There was one about that size in a schooner race Goblin and I entered. Typical Buzzards Bay with a Strong Breeze from the southwest. We were competitive with each other.

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    Default Re: Murray Peterson Coastal Schooners

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian McColgin View Post
    Very shippy and lots of strings to play with. There was one about that size in a schooner race Goblin and I entered. Typical Buzzards Bay with a Strong Breeze from the southwest. We were competitive with each other.
    I was in Portland (ME) today and saw Tar Baby an Alden schooner that had Hyannisport as its hailing port. Sadly deteriorated and seemingly abandoned on the hard under worn shrinkwrap. https://classicyachtinfo.com/yachts/tar-baby-4/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/lollopins/8386768957
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    Default Re: Murray Peterson Coastal Schooners

    Talking of schooners Arcturus is now for sale just $750,000 kiwi roubles.
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