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    Default Prettiest boat under thirty feet

    Food for thought; in your opinion, what's the prettiest boat under thirty feet? No restrictions beyond that, although it might be nice to disclose whether you own your nominee.

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    Default That's easy.

    www.intdragon.org.

    Yes, I do.

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    how about a 29'10" Noank Sloop...........on my drawing board.......maybe for me if I were to build another sailboat......
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    Dark Harbor 17-1/2

    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do, than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain

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    24' Al Mason Ostkust:





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    maybe Dick Wynne will come along and post photos of his
    Last edited by Paul Pless; 04-08-2007 at 07:24 PM.
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Herreshoff's Alerion.

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    I'd say the Shields b*t it'* longer than 30 feet.
    Last edited by rbgarr; 04-08-2007 at 06:45 PM. Reason: or B*zzard's Bay 25, b*t it's longer than 30', too.

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    Real tight race between the Dark Harbor and the schooner Susan

    And no, I don't own either...
    Heute ist so ein schöne Tag...

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    23' 6" Bluenose Class boat


    Folkboat
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    any number of small LFH cruisers would qualify...

    His Rozinante comes immediately to mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post

    maybe Dick Wynn will come along and post photos of his
    'specially if you spell his name right. (None taken!)



    More snaps here
    Last edited by Dick Wynne; 04-08-2007 at 07:10 PM. Reason: Add snap and tidy up link

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    She's a little old fashioned now, but i've always had a soft spot for OddJob


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    Default a thread I can't resist, sorry i can't pick just one

    How 'bout a working boat instead of all these yacht types?

    Crotch Island Pinky from Chapelle's American Small Sailing Craft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimH View Post
    Dark Harbor 17-1/2

    I'd be glad to second this one. I grew up on the Penobscot Bay and the local sailing school had several of them. I'll never forget seeing 4 or 5 of them in anger between Bayside and Turtlehead on a warm summer day.

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    Admitting to a profound bias cuz she's my girl, T Harrison Butler's Cyclone design. 28 feet.


    Last edited by outofthenorm; 01-30-2009 at 07:15 PM.

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    damn that's purty....especially with tanbark sails..........and that's why I had a full suit of 'em.....
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    Default Dark Harbor 20

    My vote is for the Dark Harbor 20,
    30-foot LOA, 20-ft DWL

    http://sports.webshots.com/photo/143...72575951dAttxC

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    I'd have to place another mark for Wenda, from Albert Strange.

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    Sally is my favorite


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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    Sally is my favorite

    Yup, very pretty!
    Allan of the Grove
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    My first thought was Wenda, but since she's already been nominated by a couple of people, I'll say that I also have a soft spot for a proper, bright-finished, decked sailing canoe with a nice pair of batwing sails. I can't find a decent picture if one on line. There was a beautiful one in WoodenBoat magazine many years back. No, I don't own one. Someday maybe I'll get around to building one...

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    I'd have to divide my response into keel/non keel types. In the keel type, I rather like the one I own; a Townsend 30 (29'10'' lod). It's a slightly enlarged H28 hull w/ a cutter marconi rig. For looks in the keel dept. I like Atkin's Eric Jr., and W. Warner's Little Gull. But in the non keel dept., hands down, no contest is the Heir Island Sloop by Gubby Williams. He hasn't drawn up plans yet, but I'll wait it out.

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    Dick Newick's 'Spark'. (coming soon)

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    Default Friendship Sloops of course!


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    I don't think the Blue Moon is pretty.
    It's absolutely beautiful.
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    Pretty probably isn't the right word to describe Sam Devlin's Oysta designs:


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    I used to think my old folkboat was the prettiest around, until I went for a sail with a Rosinante.
    Not only beautiful, but she ate the folkboat upwind and down.

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    Last edited by P.I. Stazzer-Newt; 09-04-2013 at 12:34 PM.
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    Tornado - yep, biased and have one

    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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    Default Pretty boats....

    the list seems full, but today I'm traveling to see a Rozinante in CT.
    Anyone know much about a Rozinante built in 1997 by McLaughlin, cold molded, known as RELISH?

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    No contest......



    Our dear Sjogin
    Hove to off Swan Point......

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    The Dark Harbor 17-1/2 holds a special place with me as well.


    The one at the M.O.Y. in RI.



    The one the Apprentice Shop restored.


    My bias comes from being in the middle of a restoration...


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    Quote Originally Posted by jwilson View Post
    the list seems full, but today I'm traveling to see a Rozinante in CT.
    Anyone know much about a Rozinante built in 1997 by McLaughlin, cold molded, known as RELISH?
    They did this one in '95 so perhaps she'll be okay: http://www.dmcboats.com/edith.htm

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    Default McLauglin Roz

    Yep, I saw EDITH on the builders' site. RELISH has a little Elco 3hp inboard and the rig of RED HEAD with Clark sails. I won't get to sail her this trip, but it'll be fun to check her out.

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