Crotalus46

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    Some Old Design Clippings

    Thought I'd start this to show a little history. Alan Gurney for a beginning point. The Wolverine, a 33 footer, Nepenthe, and WP. The Wolverine design dates from about 1962.
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    Some Old Design Clippings

    SA allowed an upload this morning. Here is Chuck Burn's Topaz. I think Chuck worked at Gary Mull's office for a time. The clipping came from Sail magazine. Does anyone know what became of this boat?
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    Some Old Design Clippings

    Lydia, that is a neat boat! Is it yours? Here is one of my favorites. It is not a sailboat; powered by some unknown type of fictional electric propulsion. Of course, if I could afford one of these, I'd have it powered with a small reactor, maybe surplus from USS Jimmy Carter. The designer of this vessel is Harper Goff. He passed away many years ago, but if Disney ever does a re-make, they had better stick with the Steampunk Goth design theme. Fun times....let's go sink a few warships.....just watch out for the giant squid.
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    Some Old Design Clippings

    OK, here is the C&C 61, including an ad, for a bit of color. The C&C 61 was probably a crowning design for C&C. Big, very fast, and given the big foretriangle, a bear to sail. The one here was named Sorcery, had a good race record, and was rolled over in the Pacific en route from Japan to the US. Made for an epic sea story. Anyone looking for other designers? Post a request, there a many more. Will be posting Charley Morgan's noted design Paper Tiger soon.
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    Some Old Design Clippings

    The famous S&S Running Tide. This is the Yachting magazine design section, dating from 1971. probably one of the best looking sailing vessels ever; nice sheer line, moderate overhangs (for the time), still very modern in appearance.
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    Some Old Design Clippings

    That's pretty nice! Looks like an original drawing from Ted Hood's shop.
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    Some Old Design Clippings

    That's kinda nice; agreed, some color is needed. But unless you have blueprints, can't furnish much.
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    Design Anarchy

    Started this under Ocean Racing Anarchy, "Some Old Design Clippings", but now trying to set it up at the suggestion of The Boss.
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    Design Anarchy

    SloopJonB: Thanks; just want to be clear that "my work" is not really mine, it is the work of yacht designers like Olin Stephens, Alan Gurney, German Frers, Bill Tripp, Britt Chance, Charley Morgan, Bob Director, Ted Hood, Bill Lapworth, and many others. I was fortunate to meet a few, build a (very) few of the boats, and parlay the knowledge to climb out of real poverty and go to the other end of the scale, doing a lot of work on American Aircraft Carriers. I will point out here that USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT is my home ship; I did more work on her than the others. (I retired from the government some years back, and have since done some ocean racing, finally!) You can bet I am following news about the ship and her recent skipper, CAPT Brett Crozier very carefully. The Ed has been receiving more of these design clippings be e-mail. He says he would like to start a feature, maybe on a weekly basis. In the meantime, best regards to all readers. If you happen to chance upon this note, refer to the heading "Some Old Design Clippings" to have a look at the recent past. Stay well, look after your friends & neighbors in the strange and trying time. -Crotalus
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    Design Anarchy

    Design clipping scans will not upload to SA, so for anyone interested, I posted a buch under "Ocean Racing Anarchy", subheading "Some Old Design Clippings". The idea was to post up old clippings from the days of CCA through IOR rating rules. For a time, SA readily post them, the suddenly it did not upload them. I started with Alan Gurney, and was last able to post an S&S design from about 1960, the 33' Spirit. This particular topic heading, will, I think be deleted. I am now sending a few these to Mr. Clean via e-mail. He indicated SA might do this as a feature. Don't know if SloopJonB is directing that question at me; if so, no I am to from around here. Total stranger, call me an alien.
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    Design Anarchy

    Money should make him happy! BTW, posted again on "Some Old Design Clippings".Today, it is the S&S 33' Spirit.
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    Design Anarchy

    Dude, with a scowl like that, you must wonder what was on his mind. Homicide?
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    Some Old Design Clippings

    Today, it's allowing the upload! Here is a really old one published in 1960. This little vessel became very well known, and fostered a number of sailors and designers. Enjoy!
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    Some Old Design Clippings

    Trying to get some help with this from SA admin. This might take a while....
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    Some Old Design Clippings

    That's a pretty boat. Soon as we figure out why SA won't upload a .jpeg image, will be posting more.
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    Some Old Design Clippings

    Bill Lapworth's Cal 40. These are still potent boats for racing or can be cruised without much change. An attempt to load the Cal 48 did not work, so will try later. The 48 is a big sister, but not many were built. The Cal 40s production run went to around 200 boats.
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    Some Old Design Clippings

    Here is a select from Britt Chance. First a 42 footer that he drew up, but was never informed if any were built. Then the famous Equation, at 68'). Britt would seek the most complicated systems for adjusting things; and constantly brought revisions while a boat was being built. In all honesty, I might have been one of the few people that got along with him, and can say that I was not always patient with some people. Here they are:
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    Some Old Design Clippings

    Next is Scott Kaufmann's AJIII, which was a neat boat, saw it is Annapolis many years ago. It has since disappeared from any records.
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    Some Old Design Clippings

    A couple of days ago, dug in to the files and scanned a few from German Frers and Scott Kaufmann. Frees produced some really elegant designs under IOR. Just as a historic note, German had a first cousin from Argentina named Ernesto Guevara, better known as Che. Yes, the revolutionary from Cuba. Frers first:This 39 foster was from the early 1960s, and think it was Frers the elder, flooded by the 46 and 49 footers of the mid 1970s.
  20. Haji- Improbable's plans from the old One Design & Offshore Yachtsman magazine are posted on the forum, under Ocean Racing Anarchy, the topic is "Some old design clippings". Scroll down to find it. I am posting a lot of clippings from the old Yachting magazine, with a few from OD/OY and Sail mags. Just to provide some history of design and hopefully give some sense of where the sport was in the late 1950s up through the 1970s.

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      Haji

      Thanks!  I've been trying to coordinate another trip to work on the boat, however had to cancel just thus week.  Eventually will pick up the pace....

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    Some Old Design Clippings

    And here is the 55' Dora from Mull:
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    Some Old Design Clippings

    If anyone would like more info, feel free to send questions. There is more than a single page on many of these designs. Over next few weeks will be post many more. The files will be handed off to Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum later this year. They are building up a research library.
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    Some Old Design Clippings

    Leo, you are in The Netherlands, where there seems to be a lot of interest in aluminum boats! Thanks, enjoy!
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    Some Old Design Clippings

    The site stopped loading up images, so must wait until tomorrow. There are many more of these I have, and thought it would be interesting to post them. Hope there are a few yacht design history buffs out there!