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  1. Coolboats to admire

    The local boat club teaches kids: "If the mizzen mast tips over on a ketch, you 'catch it'". 'If the mizzen mast tips over on a yawl, 'you'all gotta go get it"' Get it?
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    The yawl rig is obsolete, but somebody, somewhere, will always want a new one. This Bruce Kirby yawl is nice and new enough.
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    Amazing what a thin coat of varnish can do. She is a yawl, I found a little about the boat online. Nice bimini!
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    LOUISA, I couldn't figure out what she was. Big boat, pretty, contemporary - sort of, clean, slick. What confused me is that she has been on the hard on jack stands getting a brush applied coat of topsides paint. Nice finish! The underbody didn't look that old and I would have thought she was glass until I could see a piece of planking had been sanded down, below the water line. Plank on frame? Finally at the docks last night, I got a look at her. A yawl. Is that a yawl? I later found she was brushed with Alexseal. Amazing finish! There was a nagging feeling I knew what she was,... The cabin house (which is getting a maintenance coat of varnish) seemed familiar. The port shape,...seen that somewhere. Note the ports are sliders, and the trim is wooden, fine and shapely. Finally discovered today, that she's Italian! Of course! Built at the Sangermani yard about 50 years ago. I'm too used to classic boats, New England style. 50 year old NE style does NOT look like Italian style 50 years old. Expand,... I love most anything Italian, especially their unique design style. You don't like it? There's an Italian hand gesture just for you.
  5. Show your boat sailing thread

    We've never been in Maple Juice Cove (close), or up the St. George. Do you keep the boat up at Lyman Morse? We know that area more by car as we live not far. We get into Tenants Harbor and Port Clyde on the water every few years but more often, on the roads. Every time we're on the road down to Tenants Harbor (to the Cod End for years, now Luke's Lobster-with better food!), I always say I have to go up the St.George. Truth is, this area of the coast is so big and has such a fractured coastline, it's just about infinite in length, for a sailboat.
  6. Show your boat sailing thread

    Wish you had taken a photo. The Farnsworth (as you may know) now owns the Olsen house. It's open to the public and fun to walk around with a camera. He took some license with the house when he did that painting (early 40's) but it still strikes you as you approach it. The Olsen's (Christina and husband) were dirt poor. They couldn't afford to paint their house so what paint there was on it, just weathered right off over the years. No paint on it today, either. Like most of his work, Christina's World was controversial. He didn't like it upon completion, "A total flat tire", Wyeth called it, and much of the art world railed against it. But it caught fire fast and quickly became his iconic life work. Pretty rare for a living artist to be alive to see his work worth millions.
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    CL, was there ever any indication that the failure was just use and time that resulted in water intrusion and rot? Or was it determined the design needed some changing? Or was the problem in the building process? Obviously with a spade rudder you need lots of area for bearing, either in one long shot(tube), or as in this case, a lower and upper bearing. Looks like the upper bearing was tied into the cockpit and cockpit sole? It's a beautiful boat and I can see how that failure wouldn't show much (any) warning. Thanks, Bryan!
  8. Show your boat sailing thread

    It was blowing hard yesterday out of the Southwest, gusting to 30 knots. Pelting rain, it was a good day NOT to be on a boat. Instead, we took in the Andrew Wyeth at 100 (he would be 100 this year, if still alive), exhibit at the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland Me. The bulk of the exhibit on display are the artists ‘studies’; simple works of pencil and watercolor, where he refined his ideas and details, probably on-site, for the finished works completed in his studio. ‘Goodbye, My Love’ is the study of Andrew Wyeth’s final work, completed in 2008, the year he died. Spending so many years living and working on the coast of Maine, he must have been a sailor. The Maine coast infuses all his art including more than a few boats under sail. Yet I can find no record of his sailing or sailboats he had owned(he may have owned a Friendship sloop, I've found). I was touched by his final study, ‘Goodbye, My Love’, set on a familiar (to me) thread of water between Allen’s and Benner Island, above which he worked his final years. ‘Goodbye, My Love’, in pencil and watercolor, shows a Friendship sloop effortlessly sailing away, leaving a placid wake behind. In his mind, this must have been Wyeth's boat, under sail.
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    Much better in your context. I saw word origins and it just seemed more to describe a stubborn donkey. Word Origin & History restive c.1410, restyffe "not movingforward," from M.Fr. restif (fem. restive)"motionless," from rester "to remain" (seerest (2)). Sense of "unmanageable"(1687) evolved via notion of a horserefusing to go forward.
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    RESTIVE, I've always loved that boat. The design is easy on the eyes. There is nothing lovelier than a sailboat that doesn't look stuffed into a too small skin. Was it the last that Neils Hellerberg designed? I corresponded with him periodically during those years. He was a delightful gentleman, from a bygone era. What's with the name RESTIVE? I can't find a definition that makes sense for that boat. Is it borrowed from another boat? Are you a name changer? It would be a lot of fun for this group to work on a new one. And the photos! We need some new photos of her. I see Billy Black took the last one so there must be some good originals that aren't so washed out in color, light.
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    I don't recall that. Maybe you're thinking of BOLERO? They did a major rebuild of her a few years back.
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    Rockport Marine (red buildings) at the head of Rockport Harbor, Maine.
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    The better builders probably knew that putting the teak veneer over cored glass decks would haunt them(the screws alone). When we turned the corner from wood to glass, too much gratuitous wood was used on the new fiberglass boats. If you make a coaming out of a stout piece of wood on a new boat, that makes sense. It's attractive, it's functional. But if you build in the fiberglass coaming, then put a teak top on it just for looks, that's just marketing that adds maintenance(and no skills in building). Or a raised bulwark of fiberglass that they capped with an impossible to maintain wood cap. They did a lot of stuff like that in the 60's including the gratuitous teak decks. Prior to that, wood, brightwork was functional and cared for more easily, I think, because the coating systems were well known and used. Preservation was the primary goal. The only veneer decks that make sense to me are those used on new construction today. Mostly composite wood boats. They have thought the process and life span out. I stumbled on this shocking example yesterday: a 91' deck, just completed, for a 91' hull built last year, launched and floated down east for finishing. I couldn't see the finished construction but I assume the finished veneered deck is on. You're looking at the strong back frame that the deck was built on, used as the shipping skid. This place fascinates me! I've been a builder - maker for most of my life(residential homes), and walking through here inspires me. The 91' hull leaves in the spring, the 91' deck goes out in the fall. This place ticks to a builders mind(all of them here). Incredible things are going on yet there is always an air on nonchalance at this yard. Loaded on a 100 foot trailer the deck is delivered by now. Talk about the moment of truth - when that deck meets the hull - there will be a few anxious eyes watching,...
  14. Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    I found it in the CW archives, but only the issue. http://www.cruisingworld.com/june-2004-table-contents Anything you did early 2000; sink your boat, murder,you're spared the public humiliation and all record. Today, your boat on the beach will be plastered all over the internet in 5 minutes, and be replayed, for eternity. Be careful,...
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    When I was looking for tropical hardwood to build a new cockpit for my boat, I found alternatives. A local boat builder pointed out the decks on REBECCA, a schooner built at Benjamin and Gannon on MV(she just got a maintenance coat of varnish in this shot). They used a different hardwood for the decking(probably half the cost of teak), but I can't remember the name. But the point is, there are alternatives to teak. I used Ipe for my cockpit, 1/3rd the cost and readily available.