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    Escargot by Phil Thiel --

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    How about the Fairey Atalanta? Or does anybody really like them? I'd love to sail one some day
    https://www.sailingtoday.co.uk/boats...irey-atalanta/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh MacD View Post
    How about the Fairey Atalanta? Or does anybody really like them? I'd love to sail one some day
    https://www.sailingtoday.co.uk/boats...irey-atalanta/
    That is two of us think they are worthy of note. Post #17
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Yes, Bolger should be better represented here. This Birdwatcher belongs to a friend. She's mighty cozy on a brisk Fall sail.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    That is two of us think they are worthy of note. Post #17
    Missed that, Nick I've always been intrigued by those and by the airborne rescue boats

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh MacD View Post
    Missed that, Nick I've always been intrigued by those and by the airborne rescue boats
    Best of both worlds

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    WOW! That presses about the entire gamut of "quirky"!

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    Not so sure about like or love…
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    I love Scow schooners. I remember seeing Alma when I was in California.
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    i would live on that pete culler schooner
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    Quote Originally Posted by Priscilla View Post
    Not so sure about like or love…
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    You've got to look hard to find the original boat in that one. I start with the plank line just above the exhaust and imagine everything above it gone. Then you can begin to see the original late 1880s or early 1890s boat that she was.

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    The boat that makes me smile if not downright laugh every time I see it is Pink Panther.

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    Its relatively new, maybe 15 years or so since I first saw it as a keel sailing yacht. It was for sale for not much and had this new yanmar in it. Subsequently a friend bought it , took the rig out , fitted the sun protection and went powerboating. It clicks around at about 7 knots and not much fuel. Sometime over the last couple of years it came to Northland and moors about 200 metres from us, new owner about 5 minutes down the road. We'll catch up sometime I'm sure.
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    Oh that's brilliant. Was all or part of the keel removed?
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    This is the quirky boat I'm currently building. It's quite difficult to take a picture because she lives in a narrow tent.
    (ECO62, the same designer as the boat in #4.)
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    She will be a solar electric driven motor cabin kat, slow sailing in lakes and rivers around Berlin.
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    I have no photos, but I remember when I was young Navy lifeboat conversions seemed fairly popular. Some, I'm sure, could be seen a quirky.
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    Friend Harvey mostly builds authentic kayak reproductions. But he's done some coracles as well. They are so quirky, so challenging, and so cute, that people tend to love them. Image = NOT Harvey, but close to what he does. Coracles are FUN!! --

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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    Friend Harvey mostly builds authentic kayak reproductions. But he's done some coracles as well. They are so quirky, so challenging, and so cute, that people tend to love them. Image = NOT Harvey, but close to what he does. Coracles are FUN!! --

    The Vietnamese seem to do it better.

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    More Vietnamese:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh MacD View Post
    How about the Fairey Atalanta? Or does anybody really like them? I'd love to sail one some day
    https://www.sailingtoday.co.uk/boats...irey-atalanta/
    They seem to have a following. I sailed one back in '69 from Sardinia to St Tropez. Not a lot of wind, so difficult to asses.

    My next:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom from Rubicon View Post
    The wonderful Minnehaha has been on the hard since 2019, because they lost their dockage and can’t find a new dock with an accessible space for winter storage. A shame. She’s a delight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh MacD View Post
    More Vietnamese:
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    The Japanese version

    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Haberland View Post
    The Vietnamese seem to do it better.

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    Nah, not better, just different.
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    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Never saw the attraction in coracles. I'd rather go out in a boat than in a bathtub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WI-Tom View Post
    Never saw the attraction in coracles. I'd rather go out in a boat than in a bathtub.

    Tom
    The shape lends itself to the materials and methods at hand plus probably offers the most buoyancy in the most compact size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    The shape lends itself to the materials and methods at hand plus probably offers the most buoyancy in the most compact size.

    Kevin
    And you don't need no stinkin' trailer.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WI-Tom View Post
    Never saw the attraction in coracles. I'd rather go out in a boat than in a bathtub.

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    Perhaps these are more to your taste?
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    I'd much rather lay in my bunk all freakin day lookin at Youtube videos .

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    What? No tiny tugs??

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    Seaweed - a tiny tug designed & built by fellow-Coot Dick Mitsch --



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    Nice! But needs more bow pudding!
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    Sea Weed has a bow pudding - or a mop drying out hanging from the anchor roller that rather spoils the stem.

    Might add that the blond varnished staving ruins the color scheme.

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    Well, for me, there's this one:

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