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    http://www.woodenboatstore.com/images/400004.jpg Malabar Jr. ...or the Concordia 28 ...or a Nunes Brothers Hurricane Class ...or a Gulfstream 30 by Sparkman and Stevens ...or the wooden Alberg 30 http://www.alberg30.org/CarlAlberg/WoodenBoats/Alestra I owned a knock-off of the Alberg 30 that was built in San Pedro in the late 30's. It is a fast, fast boat -kid's love 'em.

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    Here's mine - probably a little more than 30 ft though (Rybovich):

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimD View Post
    Pretty probably isn't the right word to describe Sam Devlin's Oysta designs:

    What?! That is one cool lookin' boat. Comfy motion in a seaway in the aft pilothouse, motorsailers are neat. Pass the chowdah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russ Manheimer View Post
    No contest......



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    Russ,

    She's beautiful. Is there any reason other than maintenance that the toerail is painted instead of varnished?

    GCB

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    Default Any design based on Nat Herreshoff's Alerion...

    I wanted to post the Buzzards Bay 25... as my all time favorite design of this lineage...but alas she is a bit over 30 feet...

    Heres the 26 foot "Alerion"....
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    Heres Nats last boat..."Pleasure", a 30 foot version of Alerion which he changed the rig to a yawl after a year...and he said she sailed great...
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    Not my favorite but relevant here... I had to put in this photo of the 12 1/2...
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    RodB
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    GCB,

    Thanks. The toe rails, coamings and trim are oak. They were varnished years ago and looked good for half a season. Eventually I wooded, sealed and painted them in keeping with her work-boat finish.

    Russ
    Hove to off Swan Point......

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    My personal favourite, and definetly (in my humble opinion) the prettiest boat under 30' LOA is my father's ketch Ratty (http://www.tadroberts.ca/services/small-boats/ratty.php).

    She's been a fabulous boat from day one, for everything we have asked of her. I learned to sail on her and she was stable and forgiving of my mistakes, simple enough to be easy and fun, and yet I've clocked 10 knots over ground on the GPS with her.

    She's been used as a raceboat, as a camp cruiser, we've spent nights on her floorboards, she's been a tender and a tugboat and gotten us out of a reasonable number of nasty spots in even nastier weather.

    Everything she has been asked to do she has done with grace and without a complaint, and looked damn good doing it. I just hope someday to be able to say the same things about my boat (over 30' LOA ) once her restoration is complete. Lots of pretty boats, keep em coming!

    James

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    Quote Originally Posted by KAIROS View Post
    Here is how it looks raised, on an Eel named 'Otter':

    http://www.YachtFlyers.com/otter

    And, yes, she was/is an old flame, and I agree she might be the fairest in all the land.
    Does that Otter have a chimney coming out of the cabin top ?

    Sure looks like it. From the looks of the backgrounds of some of those pictures they could sure use some sort of heat source, but I didn't realize Eel could be equipped with a stove. I assume the cabin top is not on a hinge and is fixed. Maybe he has a nice boom tent and the stove can keep everything under the tent warm, because there isn't much room in the cabin on an Eel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Greer View Post
    While I am itching to post pictures of my 28' Common Sense Sloop
    "Red Witch", I can't do to a planned article for WB. However, I you would like to sneek a peek, you can do so by going to Yahoo groups and logging onto "Common Sense Boats". Check out "Jay's Boats" in the photos section.
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    I found your photos section and now I too am itching for more pictures of your Common Sence Sloops...

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    I don't think I'll be able to launch her from the trailer either...This is how I brought her down to NJ from North Haven, ME. This shot is taken moments after getting off the ferry. That was quite a stressful time trying to modify a trailer, schedule a meeting at the yard, reserve a spot on the ferry and find a company willing to rent a truck able to tow...all within a two day window.

    Here are a few more. I stole a couple of these from another thread, but thought they were real lookers. Who ever posted these photos first, help fill us in on what they are...and forgive me for taking your images...

    This one I know is a Buzzards Bay 15




    I think this one is a Cox and Stevens design...




    and I think this next is a Sweisguth...


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    Default just one?

    pretty hard to pick, some sterling choices out there . .
    Wenda, amazing.
    Buzz. Bay 15 -- could be the top pick.
    any Rozinante that sticks to the original plan is phenomenal
    That double ended lapstrake "extreme pinky" is awfully gorgeous.

    But what about Bolger's Chebacco? I've always though they were pretty stunning. Personally, I like the plywood one (I can hear somebody groaning), but who can not love the lapstrake version?

    And, for all time stop-the-heart perfection, an originally detailed New York 30 at rest in a quiet new england harbor . . . oh man

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    Default lapstrake or sheet ply?

    lapstrake or sheet ply?

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    Lets not forget the KNARR 30 !




    My drawing, could not find the photo.
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    The Shields class
    by Sparkman and Stephens is another favorite of mine
    http://www.shieldsclass.com/

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    Default shields and chebacco

    I used to see Shields sailing all summer, and they're really pretty under sail. But, closeup, there's something weird about what they're made of, sort of like . . .frozen snot.

    Strip planked Chebacco -- haven't heard of that being done. You should write Bolger and see what he says. He does mention how expensive the cold molded ones are to build and might even have alternative construction plans for strip.

    I'd go for the sheet plywood. I just think those are just so rakishly cool.

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    Yup... fiberglass:



    But this cutie isn't. K. Aage Nielsen's PRIMROSE


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    Is she an "Old Gaffer"?

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    Primrose is 15' or so and sail only. The Old Gaffers are 18' and many have engines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbgarr View Post
    Yup... fiberglass:



    But this cutie isn't. K. Aage Nielsen's PRIMROSE

    The Shields is great, but do I detect a hollow in her sheer aft of the rudder? Opitcal illusion or FRP snafu?
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    It's not an FRP snafu. The aft deck has a little swoop to it, but I think the look is a bit exaggerated by the shape of the wood (yes...wood!) cockpit coaming. Look at the profile drawing further up in the posts and you might see what I mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Atkins?
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    I forgot to say Brian...Jersey Lily ,a Toadstool ,by Garden.

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    Btw , the Buzzards Bay 25 is 25 feet , not 30!
    Waterline measurement is the true measurement, only fiberglass boats use the OverAll length as a length, for promotional , advertising and EGO thing. Almost all wood boats are waterline based, especially Herreshoff, Alden, S&S, etc....pre 60's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbgarr View Post
    It's not an FRP snafu. The aft deck has a little swoop to it, but I think the look is a bit exaggerated by the shape of the wood (yes...wood!) cockpit coaming. Look at the profile drawing further up in the posts and you might see what I mean.
    Okay, fair enough. (No pun intended...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by sawcutmill View Post
    Btw , the Buzzards Bay 25 is 25 feet , not 30!
    Waterline measurement is the true measurement, only fiberglass boats use the OverAll length as a length, for promotional , advertising and EGO thing. Almost all wood boats are waterline based, especially Herreshoff, Alden, S&S, etc....pre 60's.
    Oh... 30' LWL? That opens up all kinds of possibilities. May I please submit the Crowninshield schooner Fame?


    Oops... looks like that site won't let you hot link. I guess you'll have to click, until I can get another photo up...

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    And, in ludicrous size: really big schooner photo
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    My vote goes to Reuel Parker's Pilot Schooner 28'

    http://www.parker-marine.com/28pischoonerpage.htm


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    Damn this thread!

    It's absolute torture to choose between the Rozinante and the Oysta! Apples and Oranges, I know, but each is just sooooo delicious!
    No adversary is worse than bad advice.

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    Default If LWL is the criteria then how about...

    The New York 30



    The BB25



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    Enjoy a good rum on the rocks at sunset.

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    In that case, MIMI ROSE:


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    How about a Kingston Lobster Boat. This is rigged differently than they were back in the day, but the hull is close to original in shape...


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    Well I may be a little biased, but here is my vote. The MeerKat by Chad Smith, Bruce Taylor, Michael Mason and many others.



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    Well, for all of you who can't decide, I'll help you out with my Pearl. Although G. De Vries Lentsch isn't very well known here in the States, he could make a sweet boat. She is more fun to sail than I know what to do with.






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    What a load of eye candy....mmmmMMMM!

    Pilot Schooner 28. Ding!
    BB25. Ding!
    All hail the Flashlight King

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