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Thread: Gartside nr 203

  1. #1
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    Default Gartside nr 203

    Last winter I had possibility to purchase the hull of the boat in the header. Original builder had started the boat in 2014 but regrettably died when the hull had been built.
    As I had discussed a boat project with boatbuilder Jari Vanhatalo he contacted me when he found the boat and we agreed that he would finish the boat in his company Miiluboats, placed in Kotka, Finland.
    There were some delays due to usual reasons but I got the boat in July and as some work was still needed (battery, wiring etc and so forth) and also other everyday matters intervened, I got to sailing her only in August. As it is, I am quite happy with the boat - some adjustments and minor repairs will be done during the winter.
    Some pictures attached, sailing pictures taken by Jari.







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    Default Re: Gartside nr 203

    Beautiful! Hopefully the guy who started the build was watching from above and saw how lovely she is on the water. Hull looks very similar to Kingston Lobster Boat. Sweet lines.

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    Default Re: Gartside nr 203

    Beautiful boat Ensio. I hope you have many enjoyable times in her.

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    Default Re: Gartside nr 203

    What a beauty!
    I really admire Gartsides designs.
    Have good fun with her.

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    Default Re: Gartside nr 203

    She's a beauty!!

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    Default Re: Gartside nr 203

    Beauty!
    Location?

    Matti

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    Default



    Got her launched last Thursday. Made some possible improvements in interior; they can be removed with minimal traces if they were something else…


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    Default Re: Gartside nr 203

    Wow that's a lovely boat, looks like a little almond in this last picture, so shapely. I love the fantail stern.

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    Default Re: Gartside nr 203

    I made a video about some work for storage under the side decks and then the launch… texts are in finnish but general idea is hopefully somewhat understandable…

    https://youtu.be/VANOmxob-4w

    Now trying to get some sailing video done - some challenges there as there are several possibilitioes to break camera or get it overboard with so many ropes…

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    Default Re: Gartside nr 203

    Gorgeous boat - enjoy sailing her :-)

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    Default Re: Gartside nr 203

    I do!

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    Default Re: Gartside nr 203

    Happy sailing!!
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.
    Skiing is the next best thing to having wings.

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    Default Re: Gartside nr 203

    Quote Originally Posted by Ensio View Post
    Last winter I had possibility to purchase the hull of the boat in the header. Original builder had started the boat in 2014 but regrettably died when the hull had been built.
    As I had discussed a boat project with boatbuilder Jari Vanhatalo he contacted me when he found the boat and we agreed that he would finish the boat in his company Miiluboats, placed in Kotka, Finland.
    There were some delays due to usual reasons but I got the boat in July and as some work was still needed (battery, wiring etc and so forth) and also other everyday matters intervened, I got to sailing her only in August. As it is, I am quite happy with the boat - some adjustments and minor repairs will be done during the winter.
    Some pictures attached, sailing pictures taken by Jari.







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    This is amazing... I love it

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    Default Re: Gartside nr 203

    super pretty
    how you like that two stick top ?
    bruce

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    Default Re: Gartside nr 203

    The topsail… well, the fore and main are mostly enough to move the boat well enough; need some practice with it still…

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    Default Re: Gartside nr 203

    Lovely. I though I saw a retractable bowsprit on one picture but I imagine it was the topsail spars or something else.
    Deeply envious!

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    Default Re: Gartside nr 203

    She has a bowsprit for the gennaker…

    new video

    https://youtu.be/LXU5JIKKD8w

    Now with some text in english also,

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    Default Re: Gartside nr 203

    Thanks for video Ensio. Beautiful boat and looks great for day sailing. Does that electric motor run off a battery under the deck?

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