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    Default we are rebuilding an old schooner

    i have made 100 stanchions

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    OK I'm curious.
    100 stanchions. Big schooner.
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.
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    Curious ????
    We want more about this project immediately !

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    Peter is very economical with his posts on his wonderful projects. Maybe we could encourage him to be more forthcoming...you know how Brits can be.

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    i have made a new stern

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    Cool project! I checked out the instagram. I need to take a lesson from you in brevity!

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    I can remember seeing America for the first time at English harbor, Antigua, in 1980...
    I was subjugated by the beauty of her lines.
    There's another replica with a white hull. Is she still afloat?
    I don't have instagram ( I don't need/want it ).
    Should be nice having pics of the progress...
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    I stole Véronique's phone to use insta.
    Is the shipyard in Italy???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapelapente View Post
    I can remember seeing America for the first time at English harbor, Antigua, in 1980...
    I was subjugated by the beauty of her lines.
    There's another replica with a white hull. Is she still afloat?
    I don't have instagram ( I don't need/want it ).
    Should be nice having pics of the progress...
    I saw her there about the same time. I think it may have been a year or 3 later.

    She certainly is an eye catcher!
    Schooner sailors love to get blown offshore!

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    Thanks Peter.
    It's nice she has an owner that can afford this huge project.
    Gerard.
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    it takes one day for one person to lift a 20 ft deckbeam off the ground with chainblocks and tackles, 20 ft high and fit it to the 16 x 4 inch beamshelves

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    Thanks for including the pic Peter, (I’m another that doesn’t do the instagram thing so couldn’t see the photos in the link). What an absolutely amazing project to be working on, I am very jealous - America was the first model schooner that I built as a kid - actually probably the only one I think, the rest of my models were Spitfires, Hurricanes, Messerschmitts and Flying Fortress, Beaufort and Lancaster bombers .......
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    I can't help but think this boat would have had better maintainance and not needed this much de construction .She is from 1967?

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    If that schooner is old, then so am I (oh wait)!

    Really, one of my favourite boats, and the only real replica.

    Do you know the story,it was the Guadeloupe race circa 1977. America was overtaken by Arthur Holgate sailing his self built schooner, Antares. Holgate's crew was a French girl, wearing the traditional attire for those days.

    When they go ashore the owner of America, immediately contracted with Holgate to design a bigger faster schooner. That became Adix nee Jessica.

    Unfortunately Holgate never lived to see it completed.

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    Jan says we first saw her in 1979 in St Barts .
    We got invited aboard, I pitched a Heine bottle overboard and was chastized by a crewman .
    in those days , all of st barts trash was dumped into the sea

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hwyl View Post
    If that schooner is old, then so am I (oh wait)!

    Really, one of my favourite boats, and the only real replica.

    Do you know the story,it was the Guadeloupe race circa 1977. America was overtaken by Arthur Holgate sailing his self built schooner, Antares. Holgate's crew was a French girl, wearing the traditional attire for those days.

    When they go ashore the owner of America, immediately contracted with Holgate to design a bigger faster schooner. That became Adix nee Jessica.

    Unfortunately Holgate never lived to see it completed.
    amazing, a guy i was at school with tino rawnsley was mate on adix when she came into southampton, where i was living, his brother needed a shipwright on elba, which is why years later i am working on america

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    i liked the stern on adix based on old yachts, i later designed a similar stern on my design n,9780

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    So Peter you're in Toscana!

    Viareggio is a nice place and the must in boating industry.
    The perfect location to work on this magnificent project.
    Enjoy the italian food and way of life .
    Gerard.
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    So now I'm on Insta ... And following you
    The shipyard is 5 hours driving from my place.
    I'd love to have a look, if allowed.
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    Thanks Peter.
    Interresting historical elements.
    Gerard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcford View Post
    Peter is very economical with his posts on his wonderful projects. Maybe we could encourage him to be more forthcoming...you know how Brits can be.
    Sadly, most of his posts are links out to other sites (facebook, etc), which likely will die with time. It'd be nice if he would post things here, as especially now that photos can be hosted, our host has a much better track record than most sites (when searching, I regularly find posts 10-15 years old, sometimes much older).
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    I'm a bit surprised by the main mast location which is more aft than usualy on US schooners.
    It allows a much bigger loose foot fore
    Compared with Blue nose.

    Screenshot_20221127-151919_Chrome.jpg

    bluenose.jpg
    Last edited by Rapelapente; 11-27-2022 at 10:18 AM.
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    The 1967 launch of the America replica. IIRC Pete Culler built the pulling boat on her deck. I wonder if it's still with her.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J70B8x9lMuI
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