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Here is a cool boat, not sail but since Bill Garden has come up here I'm going to throw this one out. Seems like it would be a great Inside Passage cruiser. I like the look of the lapstrake, not seen often at this size.

 

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I dunno, Ras, might have been nicer to extend the diagonal planking to the sheer. Personally, I'd vote this vessel to the "other" thread.

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That's cool! looks like a first rule meter class. Bayern-3.jpg

 

When I rerigged my 1907 boat , 41 ft on deck x 8'6" x 6'5", 31' wl, I went a little bit conservative for the style of the day with 1050 ft( straight geometric measurement off the sailplan) and over the years came to believe that the boat weighed something just less than 9 metric tonnes.maybe 8.5.

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Here is a cool boat, not sail but since Bill Garden has come up here I'm going to throw this one out. Seems like it would be a great Inside Passage cruiser. I like the look of the lapstrake, not seen often at this size.

 

http://mpi.shawwebspace.ca/

I dunno, Ras, might have been nicer to extend the diagonal planking to the sheer. Personally, I'd vote this vessel to the "other" thread.

 

 

Not ugly enough for the other thread, but I have seen better looking back ends...

 

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It's not to bad but I have never liked that Q& D style of lapstrake planking. You start planking at the chine and just keep going,letting the planks run wild at the the sheer,then just take a batten and cut 'em off to the sheer line.It just looks wrong to me to have plank lines run out like that.

 

 

 

 

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I agree Viktor. It looks wrong to me as well. It looks like maybe some sort of lining off and spiling was done but the results just don't look right.

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That makes three of us. I think it looks funky to have the lapstrakes dead end on the sheer lile that.

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It's not to bad but I have never liked that Q& D style of lapstrake planking. You start planking at the chine and just keep going,letting the planks run wild at the the sheer,then just take a batten and cut 'em off to the sheer line.It just looks wrong to me to have plank lines run out like that.

 

 

 

 

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It saves a bunch of material and a lot of fitting and steaming, but it does look cheap......Grenfell in Vancouver always did it this way, I could never understand why folks considered them high quality boats.

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This is not a classic boat, but I still love the look. It was built for one person to row or sail, complete with storage for a few days supplies and even a covered place to sleep.

 

More info here, http://www.clcboats.com/life-of-boats-blog/faering-coastal-cruiser-launch-day.html?utm_source=iContact&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=June%20BBU&utm_content=June+BBU+-+Group+7

 

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It's not to bad but I have never liked that Q& D style of lapstrake planking. You start planking at the chine and just keep going,letting the planks run wild at the the sheer,then just take a batten and cut 'em off to the sheer line.It just looks wrong to me to have plank lines run out like that.

 

 

 

 

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It saves a bunch of material and a lot of fitting and steaming, but it does look cheap......Grenfell in Vancouver always did it this way, I could never understand why folks considered them high quality boats.

Agree. Chris Craft Sea Skiffs had their lapstrake end at the stem, the way it was meant to be, the result, a vastly superior looking hull.

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Steeler:

That is a very handsome skiff. I couold own that with much pride. I'm trying to find the ideal boat for my beach so I can introduce Violet to sailing. That is not the boat but I like it a lot.

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Me love it too, excellent estuary playboat.

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One too many portlights for a little boat.

 

And the cabin! That isn't a cabin, it's a coffin.

 

Romain

 

edit: I do like the rear cabin idea - it eliminates all the centerboard and mast problems of a forward one.

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Now that is a cool boat.

 

Gotta wonder about the linkage from tiller to rudder. Just some cables?

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One too many portlights for a little boat.

 

And the cabin! That isn't a cabin, it's a coffin.

 

Romain

 

edit: I do like the rear cabin idea - it eliminates all the centerboard and mast problems of a forward one.

I think in all but the worst weather you would leave the cabin hatch open with a small tent or bug netting in place. Given the tomb like nature of it the more port lights the better! It reminds me of those tiny one person backpacking tents.

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This is not a classic boat, but I still love the look. It was built for one person to row or sail, complete with storage for a few days supplies and even a covered place to sleep.

 

More info here, http://www.clcboats.com/life-of-boats-blog/faering-coastal-cruiser-launch-day.html?utm_source=iContact&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=June%20BBU&utm_content=June+BBU+-+Group+7

 

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Beauty !!

 

This is going in the Everglades Challenge, right?

 

FB- Doug

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I was just thinking that would be a great EC boat. Very cool boat!

 

Since the move to FL, and consequently having the start of the EC practically in my backyard, I've been struck with a weird desire to attempt the challenge. Not sure I want to kayak 300 miles in 8 days (maybe in a tandem), but with a boat like that and the right crew, I think it would be a lot of fun.

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Traditional Norwegian boats are so hard on the eyes ;)

 

 

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I was just thinking that would be a great EC boat. Very cool boat!

 

Since the move to FL, and consequently having the start of the EC practically in my backyard, I've been struck with a weird desire to attempt the challenge. Not sure I want to kayak 300 miles in 8 days (maybe in a tandem), but with a boat like that and the right crew, I think it would be a lot of fun.

 

 

I could be the right crew. I don't weigh much, eat much, or complain much. ;)

 

Better get to work on acquiring one so we can start training soon.

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We bumped into this extraordinary boat in Orkney a couple of weeks ago.

 

Very cool in her way, and it's a pretty unique way.

 

http://jolanta.southronaldsay.co.uk/history.html has the story.

 

The photos don't quite do justice to her extraordinary detailing - great bronze ship ports for hatches, a huge bronze plate over all her nose. They do however suggest her very quirky nature. The owner/would-be seller is a great chap. He says somewhere in the description something along the lines of "She's not beautiful, but she's not ugly either."

 

Must rush

 

 

 

 

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"She's not beautiful, but she's not ugly either."

 

I agree with 50% of that statement.

 

I wonder if any airplanes he designed actually flew.

 

Edit: Of course he could have been a blimp designer.

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JOLIE BRISE, one of my all time favorite boats.

 

Jose:

Maybe but blimps are better looking than that boat.

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We bumped into this extraordinary boat in Orkney a couple of weeks ago.

 

Very cool in her way, and it's a pretty unique way.

 

http://jolanta.southronaldsay.co.uk/history.html has the story.

 

The photos don't quite do justice to her extraordinary detailing - great bronze ship ports for hatches, a huge bronze plate over all her nose. They do however suggest her very quirky nature. The owner/would-be seller is a great chap. He says somewhere in the description something along the lines of "She's not beautiful, but she's not ugly either."

 

Must rush

He's wrong! That boat reminds me of of some of the really bad ferro boats I've seen.

 

It's not ugly, it's BUTT ugly, no matter how intriguing the detailing may be.

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JOLIE BRISE, one of my all time favorite boats.

 

Jose:

Maybe but blimps are better looking than that boat.

Agreed. Maybe he was the ugly blimp designer.

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We bumped into this extraordinary boat in Orkney a couple of weeks ago.

 

Very cool in her way, and it's a pretty unique way.

 

http://jolanta.southronaldsay.co.uk/history.html has the story.

 

The photos don't quite do justice to her extraordinary detailing - great bronze ship ports for hatches, a huge bronze plate over all her nose. They do however suggest her very quirky nature. The owner/would-be seller is a great chap. He says somewhere in the description something along the lines of "She's not beautiful, but she's not ugly either."

 

Must rush

 

Hey... Thanks for posting fugu. I remember reading an article in some sailing magazine several decades ago and thought it a very cool boat.

Even think I caught a glimpse of her sailing in the Baltic. Love the big rounded gunwale like later in the designs of Arvid Laurin.

Impressed by the story and pictures, the boat was baby blue at the time, I later tried to find out some out more about the design but never found anything... until now.

Now that I see the very heavy displacement I think my opinian about boat design has evolved a bit. But being inspired on Fram and sailing icy waters I guess the lines serve(d) her well.

Would love to see Bob having a go at an design inspired by the high freeboard, rounded gunwale and deck layout.

 

The clean deck layout also, kind of, reminds me of a design by the father of the designer off the Sidney Opera House, Aage Utzon, I seriously considered buying some years ago.

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Boy, where you been all your life? That there's one of them new car-boats. (Eddie in Live and Let Die)

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Feeling wounded on behalf of Jolanta by some of your unfeeling comments - Ferro! I mean! - I seek consensus by suggesting Overlord, who was on the same pontoon in Kirkwall.

 

Not only uber-cool (of course) as a boat, she has achieved a fabulous after-life, being sailed continuously much of the year, and being much loved-up by many.

 

www.sailoverlord.org.uk has the full story

 

Oh, and Jolanta's coolness (in my arrogant opinion) comes at least partly from her oddness: to come across a boat so odd in a sea of bendytoys and bavarois, and one so well looked after, was rather moving.

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Now you're talking - that boat is freakin' gorgeous. How one person can like and admire both of them is mystifying to me.

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Feeling wounded on behalf of Jolanta by some of your unfeeling comments - Ferro! I mean! ..

 

 

I think the lesson here is to put questionable boats in that other admiration thread. Then you'll get "ah, not so bad, and here's what's cool..." ;)

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Jolie Breeze

 

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In case anyone missed it, there is an awesome shot of Jolie Brise rounding the Fastnet Rock on the SA main page.

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Py:

I saw that. The old girl is buckin' her way along in fine fashion. Would not want to be out o that sprit in those conditions. Maybe 30 years ago I would have enjoyed it.

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Yeah, yeah, it's a stinkpot. But it's cool... Restored Hackercraft racer, pic spotted on the Woodenboat porn feed.

 

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I dropped by the CSR yard to have a stickybeak at the Sliver project (soon to be christened Francis Lee) and the second coolest boat in the yard was this old motor launch. The tumblehome in the aft sections was very pronounced, although the photo doesn't show it so well.

 

 

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back in those days there was some genetic commonality between sail and power boats - thats why sailors like old power boats.

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back in those days there was some genetic commonality between sail and power boats - thats why sailors like old power boats.

Maybe. Could just be that semi-displacement motor boat designs like this one are just cool.

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Some sweet lines from Craigslist - H Boat. The used market is an embarrassment of riches right now.

 

http://newlondon.craigslist.org/boa/3984975372.html

 

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I should get rid of my fat boat and get this skinny boat. It's probably better in every way, except....... I've never seen an H-Boat with a satisfactory auxiliary. Tacking an OB on the transom is not going to work.

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I should get rid of my fat boat and get this skinny boat. It's probably better in every way, except....... I've never seen an H-Boat with a satisfactory auxiliary. Tacking an OB on the transom is not going to work.

 

Oarlocks!

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That's a nice looking boat, but I wonder why they tacked the jib so far aft?

 

I think Bob "who needs overhangs" Perry would ask why the bow overhang is so long.

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Just sail the damn thing you weenie.

 

 

The people who make the rules doubt that all skippers can reliably sail to their berths at all times. Arrow marks my slip.

 

My slip

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Sorry guys, have to brag a little bit....

 

Just turned world champion on This 1930 fife designed 8mR. We're sailing her in full 1930 trim. Bronze winches, woorden cleats on the mast, etc no stainless steel anywhere, or any practicality

 

Second pic is is on the tail of 1985 designed lafayette

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JMOD!

 

Congratulations!

 

I love the 8 MTR Class. They are some of the sexist boats around. Yours is just downright lovely!

 

So are you a Brit living in Holland or did you buy a Brit boat?

 

Kim

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I'm Dutch, boat is from a Dutch Owner. Falcon is built to the Same lines as fulmar, However, after ww2, Falcon was one of five yachts taken to Canada from the uk by canadian pilots. So there is no race pedigree on her. She was slowly converted to a cruiser until the current Owner bought her 6 years ago. Restoration took 4 years honig back to original specs.

 

Since it is a classic, it is allowed to keep using the original sail number, hence the K20.

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Here you go

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Here you go

She's beautiful.

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That is stunning. Almost makes me like overhangs.

Almost?

 

Almost is like maybe- that's NEVER!!!!

 

Courtesy of Romeo Void, Never Say Never.

 

Couldn't resist....

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I love the fact that a good friend of mine owns this boat so I can enjoy her without having to deal with her short waterline.....

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I love the fact that a good friend of mine owns this boat so I can enjoy her without having to deal with her short waterline.....

Her brightwork is beautiful but those overhangs... Let's just say Rule 'detours' had their detractions.

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I like overhangs, but those go too far. Reminds me a bit of the era when tail fins grew to outlandish heights on American cars. Yeah, you can make 'em that big, but they were cooler on a '57 Chevy.

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Tom: Those overhangs are all in context of the rule. As such they have to be evaluated that way and not just as arbitrary overhangs. It's all too simple when you don't have all the information. A little research into this class might be good for you. They are marvelous and weird boats. The Dragon class was considered the VW Bettle of the square meter classes. Kind of hard to imagine.

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I like overhangs, but those go too far. Reminds me a bit of the era when tail fins grew to outlandish heights on American cars. Yeah, you can make 'em that big, but they were cooler on a '57 Chevy.

 

Ain't that the truth - a '59 Caddy is only cool BECAUSE it is so outlandish and over the top. I love seeing them but it's hard to believe that sort of thing was done in all seriousness.

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Bruce King's Unicorn. I'm in love with everything about this boat. She sold recently. I hope the new owner is treating her well.

 

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Bruce King's Unicorn. I'm in love with everything about this boat. She sold recently. I hope the new owner is treating her well.

 

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Yeah, Unicorn is just about as gorgeous as they come. Even Bill Luders would have been jealous.

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Unicorn has at least two sisters. Mentor was built in the early 1980's by Jim McClellend at Kenora, Ontario, and later shipped out to BC (Genoa Bay). Daybreak was built to bare hull level in California and then shipped to Jim McC in Genoa Bay for completion around 1990. She eventually became Warm Rain II, owned by the Mate's of "The World's Best Sailboats", etc......

 

http://www.genoabay.net/daybreak.html

 

Jim also built two smaller (34') versions of Unicorn, Taurus and Lancashire Rose......

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Here's a pretty good series of videos by Jim McClellend on building a really sweet little Gary Mull design called Frosty Morn.....

 

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tad, I remember reading in his book that Maté sailed a Bruce King ketch. There's a picture of him sailing it with his son in the second book, if I remember right. I always assumed, as a smarty pants that knew what a "Best Sailboat" is, it was purely his own custom project.

 

Before I knew better I enjoyed those books.

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Bruce King's Unicorn. I'm in love with everything about this boat. She sold recently. I hope the new owner is treating her well.

 

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Yeah, Unicorn is just about as gorgeous as they come. Even Bill Luders would have been jealous.

SWMBO and I looked at either this vessel or a sister in the 1980's in Seattle when she was for sale (can't remember her name at that time). Very nice boat, we considered her quite seriously until we found "Tioga" to purchase..

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I do recall seeing a photo of Taurus at one point over on the Ericson's forum. Kimbottles, that would have been a very tough decision for me! A decade or so ago while in Seattle I might have been able to swing her financially, but didn't have the time. Now I have the time, but not the money. c'est la vie

 

There's a larger BK penned ketch on Yachtworld right now, Whitefin.

 

Still an exemplary yacht, but I don't think it quite has the same panache as Unicorn.

 

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Found the thread here on SA about the aforementioned yacht and received a nice lesson about planar and non planar sheer, and that BK had a vacuum turntable for his vinyl. Great stuff.

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tad, I remember reading in his book that Maté sailed a Bruce King ketch. There's a picture of him sailing it with his son in the second book, if I remember right. I always assumed, as a smarty pants that knew what a "Best Sailboat" is, it was purely his own custom project.

 

Before I knew better I enjoyed those books.

 

Recently I was looking through one of his books (Finely Fitted) for a specific bit of info - damn those things are obsolete in a lot of areas - seal EVERYTHING with polysulphide or silicone :o . Who'da thunk writing some boat books would bring in enough money for a boat that gorgeous AND a vineyard in Tuscany.

 

Local boy makes good.

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Antonisa, 124' by 25'6", centerboarder with board down draft of 26'5", cold-molded by Hodgdon Yachts in the late 1990's, sail area about 6700 sq ft, displacement about 350,000 pounds. We designed the first custom edson two-speed steerer for her, she has two huge oval skylights (one aft in the owner's cabin and one forward in the saloon), and a custom built pipe organ aboard. Photo by Robert Mitchell.....

 

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Antonisa is a cool boat.

 

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Staying with your old office, tad, the Sou'wester 70.

 

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Stop it you guys!

 

I am drooling all over my keyboard......I really really really like many of Bruce's designs!

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I do recall seeing a photo of Taurus at one point over on the Ericson's forum. Kimbottles, that would have been a very tough decision for me! A decade or so ago while in Seattle I might have been able to swing her financially, but didn't have the time. Now I have the time, but not the money. c'est la vie

 

There's a larger BK penned ketch on Yachtworld right now, Whitefin.

 

Still an exemplary yacht, but I don't think it quite has the same panache as Unicorn.

 

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Found the thread here on SA about the aforementioned yacht and received a nice lesson about planar and non planar sheer, and that BK had a vacuum turntable for his vinyl. Great stuff.

 

If it's a ketch it's not Whitefin, perhaps Whitehawk, or Signe, and I think perhaps Scheherazade is for sale......

 

Unicorn is more of a two-tonner (of the day, 1979?) with traditional topsides.....the bigger boats are all members of completely different families......

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wow. the Sou'wester 70 is a new one to me. Is it getting warm in here? :wub:

 

 

one of the oval skylights and the pipe organ aboard Antonisa.

 

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Interesting - I always thought that boat looked rather IOR'ish in plan view. The forward section in particular.

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Cool boat! Though i might be missing something, but She seems to lack winches for when under spinnaker. Or ar the jibs Poled out?

 

Antonisa, 124' by 25'6", centerboarder with board down draft of 26'5", cold-molded by Hodgdon Yachts in the late 1990's, sail area about 6700 sq ft, displacement about 350,000 pounds. We designed the first custom edson two-speed steerer for her, she has two huge oval skylights (one aft in the owner's cabin and one forward in the saloon), and a custom built pipe organ aboard. Photo by Robert Mitchell.....

 

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If it's a ketch it's not Whitefin, perhaps Whitehawk, or Signe, and I think perhaps Scheherazade is for sale......

 

Unicorn is more of a two-tonner (of the day, 1979?) with traditional topsides.....the bigger boats are all members of completely different families......

 

 

no mizzen, plain as day. just my overheated brain getting mixed up. Bruce had a thing for the traditional top / modern bottom theme. Back closer to Earth where mere mortals such as myself are forced to dwell, the Ericson 36C and Independence 31 are two nice examples. I've always liked the 36C and would strongly consider one for a cruising boat. My biggest gripe is the lack of a traveler.

 

"Dream Seeker" has been up for sale for quite a long time up in Anacortes. The cockpit canvas doesn't do any justice to her lines in the photograph, but the dark red hull and double headsail rig makes for a pretty boat.

 

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*sigh* I'd better get back to this work stuff.