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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    My own Wee Barkie 26' one off based on Norwegian Workboats. She still surprises me and much larger boats regularly

    reminds me of John Letcher's Aluetka

    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Lots of sail boats here. Now don't get me wrong, I like pretty sail boats and even have one that I consider to be very pretty, but I think this thread needs a few power boats too.



    Besides, this boat is at least as pretty as a few of those posted so far.

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    If we're talking power then Rich Jones' 18' Palmer fantail launch has got to be right up there. I only wish it was steam powered!


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    Default Re: A good pix of the Schooner "Susan" had to be posted...

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    The 28' 9" Schooner "Susan's" Sistership....












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    Any time it comes for sale, pls contact me
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    Quote Originally Posted by bott View Post
    I found your photos section and now I too am itching for more pictures of your Common Sence Sloops...

    Engineless 28' sloop.... droool.
    Well, here is one for you. I am in the process of drawing a set of plans for the boat as they were, originally, made from a half model by Matt Walsh. What you see here is a replica with modern up grades. Common Sense 5 is a 95%new boat.

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    oh my, this is looking alot like an Alden design, is this hull in any way related to the 27' Tyche?


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    I thought I should mention that I am now Emerald’s keeper, having coveted her for years. Sadly her skipper for many years, Roger Clarke, was forced by poor health to part with her last autumn. I had her transported 500 miles south from the Isle of Bute in the Clyde to Woodbridge in Suffolk where, after minor cosmetic attention, I hope to be sailing her this summer. She brings the number of Strange yachts on the East Coast (from the Blackwater to the Deben) to 10, and we hope to get a good few of them to our annual meet in August or September (date TBA), probably on the Deben. We ‘lost’ Sheila to Brittany two years ago, but she is in very good hands so a ‘cutting out’ expedition has been ruled out.
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    Very nice.
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    Oh heavens... She is simply gorgeous, Dick. Congratulations.

    I want to get your detailed thoughts on setting a yard-and-jackyard topsail, some time. Specifically about the jackyard, and acheiving a good balance with foot lacing, proportion of yard to either side of the sheet, gap allowance between yard and gaff, etc. My Bucephalus already has a yard, but I've been thinking to steal an extra couple square feet of sail by adding a jackyard that runs out past the peak. Emerald's main topsail looks very similar to what I envision attempting with Bucephalus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pitsligo View Post
    Oh heavens... She is simply gorgeous, Dick. Congratulations.

    I want to get your detailed thoughts on setting a yard-and-jackyard topsail, some time. Specifically about the jackyard, and acheiving a good balance with foot lacing, proportion of yard to either side of the sheet, gap allowance between yard and gaff, etc. My Bucephalus already has a yard, but I've been thinking to steal an extra couple square feet of sail by adding a jackyard that runs out past the peak. Emerald's main topsail looks very similar to what I envision attempting with Bucephalus.

    Alex
    Haha — as soon as I have any experience Alex I’ll get back to you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Layzboy2011 View Post
    what is this one called, i tried looking it up but couldnt find it...
    Very similar to Minocua.
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    Beautiful! Congratulations! Sorry to hear of the previous owner's illness but I'm sure he'd be happy to know that the boat's in kindly hands and good company.

    Rick

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    Another shot of that funny red boat.
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    egret.jpg

    Bill Schwicker's Egret sailing across Florida's shallow waters

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    IMG_3084.jpg

    My 5 x 18-foot flat bottomed power skiff named "Spirit."
    She has just turned counterclockwise in front of her own wake at 22 knots, showing very little wake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spirit View Post
    egret.jpg

    Bill Schwicker's Egret sailing across Florida's shallow waters
    Wow, that is nice!
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    Well it is over 30 feet but still a small boat none-the-less........Love that photo of the Egret
    [IMG]5766799869_28a71c6d74_b by gilberj55, on Flickr[/IMG]

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    An Australian entry, a Len Randell 23 footer.



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    Default Re: A good pix of the Schooner "Susan" had to be posted...

    Quote Originally Posted by punzo View Post
    Any time it comes for sale, pls contact me
    punzo
    im sure I saw her up for sale just recently. her price had dropped considerably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spirit View Post
    egret.jpg

    Bill Schwicker's Egret sailing across Florida's shallow waters

    Oh my!

    I can certainly empathize with the gent at the tiller... having gone through something similar myself, up north on Blue Hill Bay Me.!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Noyes View Post
    Oh my!

    I can certainly empathize with the gent at the tiller... having gone through something similar myself, up north on Blue Hill Bay Me.!
    Two masted schooner for your next build, Dan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snaildrake View Post
    Two masted schooner for your next build, Dan?
    so tempting!



    but I'm pretty contented for the moment


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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Noyes View Post
    Oh my!

    I can certainly empathize with the gent at the tiller... having gone through something similar myself, up north on Blue Hill Bay Me.!

    Daniel what is the one? It is exactly what I'm looking for for the grand kids and I.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eggman918 View Post
    Daniel what is the one? It is exactly what I'm looking for for the grand kids and I.
    Trans Atlantic dory "Centennial" hull lines in John Gardners "Wooden Boats to Build and Use"

    the original Banks Dory hull was sailed across the Atlantic ocean in 1876 by Danish immigrant Alfred Johansen from Gloucester to celebrate Americas centenary still exists at the Gloucester Historical Society lines were taken by Gardner in the 1970's, I made a few alterations to the deck layout to make the boat more usefull for day sailing and coastal cruising VS Ocean Crossing.

    the hull it'self is a big, bold, 20', 4 plank banks dory, straight out the Comercial fishing fleets of Gloucester at the time, which Johansen decked over and rig for the open sea. The rig is a robust, tabernackled, mast, gaff sloop with the addition of the flying jib/steering sail on a sprit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Noyes View Post
    Trans Atlantic dory "Centennial" hull lines in John Gardners "Wooden Boats to Build and use"

    the original Banks Dory hull was sailed across the Atlantic ocean in 1876 by Danish immigrant Alfred Johansen from Gloucester to celebrate Americas centenary still exists at the Gloucester Historical Society lines were taken by Gardner in the 1970's, I made a few alterations to the deck layout to make the boat more usefull for day sailing and coastal cruising VS Ocean Crossing.

    the hull it'self is a big, bold, 20', 4 plank banks dory, straight out the Comercial fishing fleets of Gloucester at the time, which Johansen decked over and rig for the open sea. The rig is a robust, tabernackled, mast, gaff sloop with the addition of the flying jib/steering sail on a sprit

    Thank You Sir, that IS exactly along the lines of what I have been wanting to build for extended camping/fishing trips with the grand kids on the lakes on the Colorado River here in the southwest.
    I have "The dory Book" now and will start looking for a copy of "Wooden Boats to Build and Use", I have been scaling up and adding a sail plan to the banks dory's but I'm sure I'm missing the finer points in my work so this will be a great help.

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    Default Re: Prettiest boat under thirty feet

    You may want to go through this thread, then. Lots of great pictures and info http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...778-Centennial

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    This boat, "Butcher Boy" is well over one hundred years old and is still sailing. She was built by a meat packer in San Diego CA to race out to the in coming square riggers as the first boat to arive got the provisioning contract. "Butcher Boy" always won! Here she is in a centennial celebration for the City of San Diego. All manner of boats competed boat for boat which included modern fiberglass craft as well. "Butcher Boy"
    was the oldest and smallest boat in the fleet and so was given a half hour handicap by the time the fleet had sailed the first leg of the course the
    "Butcher Boy" had lapped the fleet boat for boat. Here she is on that day. Not a fast looking boat but oh my God that boat moves! This is the boat that inspired "Butcher Boy II" to be built for Frank Pedder. #II was schedualed to race the Trans Pac but Frank died of a heart attack and the boat did not compete in that race. However "Butcher Boy II". Competed in S.CA racing for nearly fifty years and was a very formidable racer
    often matched against the Q boat "Cotton Blossom II she had a annoying habit of beating her more often than not. #II was sold to an owner who did not keep her up and sadly this fine boat is no longer with us.
    Jay
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    The boat can be seen at the San Diego marine museum. The boat had an open cockpit when she was used to service the fleet. The deck house was added by Rolly Kalyjian when he owned her.
    Jay

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