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    Default Herreshoff's Fish Class

    Someone gifted me a 1916 copy of The Rudder Magazine.
    In it was the introduction of Herreshoff's Fish Class sailboats for the
    Seawanhaka-Corinthian Yacht Club.
    The article is about the results of that year's racing and mentions the new class almost as an afterthought.
    I thought it might make interesting reading.
    I never knew it was called the Fish Class because all the boats were named after fish.

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    Default Re: Herreshoff's Fish Class

    As with the Herreshoff 12-1/2, Joel White designed a centerboard version, the Flat Fish for home construction.
    https://www.artisanboatworks.com/cla...oats/flat-fish
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    Default Re: Herreshoff's Fish Class

    Whitney, Morgan, and Roosevelt among the owners.

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    One boat sank.
    I wonder if it sank during a race and if it was recovered.
    That would be a pity to lose a boat during its first season.
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    Default Re: Herreshoff's Fish Class

    I've only ever seen one out in the wild, but it looked PERFECT IN EVERY WAY.
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    Default Re: Herreshoff's Fish Class

    I missed buying a recently built Flatfish a while ago and am still kicking myself about it.
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    Default Re: Herreshoff's Fish Class

    I have sailed a Fish class just once at the Museum of Yachting at Newport. RI. It was a scaled up Hessashoff (sp) 12/2 from 16 ft LOA to 21 ft LOA I believe. Sidney Dewitt extended the hull astern a few feet more and made her into a small FG cruising boat for Cape Cod Shipbuilding. Forgive me for my perhaps faulty memory.

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    A Flatfish would be on my Dream boat list.
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    Default Re: Herreshoff's Fish Class

    https://bullhouseboatworks.com/Dave Corcoran (RIP) / Bullhouse Boatworks built a number of Herreshoff Fish. Beautiful work.
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    Default Re: Herreshoff's Fish Class

    Quote Originally Posted by JimConlin View Post
    https://bullhouseboatworks.com/Dave Corcoran (RIP) / Bullhouse Boatworks built a number of Herreshoff Fish. Beautiful work.
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    I thought that Cape Cod Shipbuilding owns the rights and has always refused to let anyone else build the Fish or the 12 1/2. That's why Joel White came up with the shoal draft versions.
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    Default Re: Herreshoff's Fish Class

    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Jones View Post
    I thought that Cape Cod Shipbuilding owns the rights and has always refused to let anyone else build the Fish or the 12 1/2. That's why Joel White came up with the shoal draft versions.
    I think that Cape Cod Shipbuilding bought the rights to the 12-1/2 and the Marlin and maybe others. The bulk of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company designs, including Fish, went to MIT.
    Dave Corcoran was building the Fish under agreement with MIT.

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