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  1. https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1991/colvin-ocean-cruising-schooner-3046558/
  2. tad

    Old racers sitting unloved, what are they?

    The larger boat did belong to Mike Evans and has been resident here in Silva Bay for 20 years or so. I have an idea it was built by Schock(?) for singlehanded racing, perhaps a Bruce Marek design? Mike passed away last year. The smaller boat was built as a Open 30 but I've never seen it sail.
  3. I believe he was talking about Mansons Lagoon at Mansons Landing, Cortes Island.
  4. Very happy with Epoxycop over many years. https://www.harbourchandler.ca/shop/maintenance-and-hardware/interlux-epoxycop-gallon/
  5. tad

    Coolboats to admire

    And a third (heavily modified) version of the same design. Again making the designer look good.
  6. tad

    Coolboats to admire

    In the case of Herself, the builder/owner makes the designer look pretty good. Here's another version of the same design by a different builder.
  7. tad

    Coolboats to admire

    Herself is a version of Garden design #501, built by Don Mossman and launched in Sidney BC in 2002. About 37' x 12', I took the picture above in Maple Bay a few years ago.
  8. tad

    Coolboats to admire

    Otter was designed by Nathan Smith. Beam is 7'2". I gather the Sabb threatened to shake the boat to bits.....
  9. tad

    Coolboats to admire

    Drawing by Sciarrelli, poor quality I know......
  10. tad

    Coolboats to admire

    Definitely has the potential to be admirable. I'd like to know more too! The design is by Carlo Sciarrelli, there are a few of these about, 16m on deck. There's one with a 3 sail unstayed schooner rig, another with an America style gaff schooner rig, and at least one of these staysail schooners. 50'+ schooners with outboard rudders and tiller are rare. While they are a very attractive idea, the sheer, with all curvature bunched at the foremast shrouds, is not so admirable.
  11. tad

    Coolboats to admire

    I just checked the initials on those drawings.....JV is Johan Valentijn and WAH is Bill Heacock who later partnered with Bob Harris in Harris & Heacock.
  12. tad

    Coolboats to admire

    S&S called the Sangermani ketch a "Motorsailer", she was their design #2237, done in 1975 for a Mr. Coal. A particularly uninspired effort. The drawings......
  13. tad

    Dave's perfect sailboat

    Electric propulsion is changing (growing) by leaps and bounds. It's nothing close to inexpensive, but the equipment is starting to be pretty impressive. http://www.torqeedo.com/en/products/sail-drives
  14. tad

    Coolboats to admire

    A Bruce Roberts Spray becomes a 1813 60ton Gunboat? I don't think so. Revisionist history is weird. Why claim "We're re-creating" the thing is what it clearly isn't? There is nothing at all wrong with building a schooner to take kids sailing, why not be honest about it?
  15. tad

    Coolboats to admire

    Jasper.....http://www.nytimes.com/1964/10/10/jasper-morgan-yacht-designer.html?_r=0 He was partners with Starling in New York city from about 1925 to 1930. Other notable projects were the America's Cup defender Enterprise and ocean racer Nina. Morgan is know as the inventor of the wishbone rig.