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One is my FD another is a boat I once owned, there is one that I do some volunteer work on and another is home.

Rastus,

What is the boat in the pic 3rd from the left?

Tawhiri a 1933 Colin Wild. Winner of the 1940 Lyttleton to Wellington race and the 1951 Wellington to Lyttleton race. She is currently under restoration by a trust. The pic is of the return trip sailing into Nelson harbour.

 

Thanks for posting that Rastus. I lived in Nelson as a kid in the early 60's and I well remember Tawhiri then; she was and is a lovely looking boat. I also remember a gorgeous little double ender sailed by the Jorgensen brothers that used to win everything but my long suffering grey matter cannot remember the name of that one. I went to Auckland Point Primary school, lived in Nile Street and was a junior member of the Aurora Sailing Club which looked suspiciously like what is now Nelson Yacht Club. I was also a Cub member of the Iron Duke Sea Scouts and remember rowing the longboats out to Haulashore Island. I was taught the fundamentals of sailing, the old fashioned way, by Pete and Aughtie Harley(of the brewery family) who both used to sail with my Dad on occasions and helped him sail his first yacht, a pretty little 20fter called Kipling, from Picton round to Nelson through French Pass.

I am just doing up an old Opti for my young son and it will be named Pelorus Jack in fond memory of those wonderful times in one of the loveliest parts of NZ. I have lived in Melbourne Aus for 40 years now but nearly 30 years ago my late Dad and I shared a J24 of the same name.

 

SportsCar

Thanks for that, the ASC as you remember is now the NYC. A great little club that has recently celebrated it's 150th anniversary. There are still a few old boys around, ie. The Harris brothers, the Wins and the Goulds. I'll ask around and see if they remember Kipling

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Steve Rander arranged to display her at the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Show 3 times.

 

Almost 2 out of 3 folks on board to take a look at her said

 

"She can't be a wooden boat. Doesn't look like a wooden boat"

 

My wife caught me talking in my sleep for years after- "no, she is a wood boat" "no, she's not a racing boat she's a cruiser"

"well, we think she deserves to in a the show" etc. etc. etc. Repeat over 1,500 times.

 

Sorry I can't post a pic right here. Pitiful computer skills. And a balky hard drive. We were on show with Rage and Hana Mari.

 

Modern Wood

 

Paul B)

 

For some reason, you have to right click on the address and click "open in new window" argh. BTW, that's Tim Kernan tending the really wrinkle free jib.

Amati is now, and probably always will be one of my favorite boats. I just love the design. someday I will get up there with some time and I will message you and bring beer and if I'm lucky, I'll get to look her over in person.

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not my wood, but a really nice Fife of friends who are currently through the panama canal and headed for the Med.

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I grew up on Alden Schooners, those were the days!

 

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Hey Billy is that Tar Baby?

 

Dunno, I snagged it from a google search. I didn't think Tar Baby was an Alden?

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Known locally as 'that bloody rough old Dragon' But its MY bloody rough old dragon!

 

Ah.. mini dragons in the back ground. Must be Aldeburgh with that many Loch Longs. How old is the Dragon, she looks not too bad for a tatty old dragon.

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I didn't think I had anything WORTHY to show this august assemblage, but while talking over a recent cruise with my wife, I suddenly realized I have the perfect t'ing, mon

 

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Class A 'Work' Sloop Tida Wave, Staniel Cay Bahamas

 

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Hear is a pic of my 1964 Thunder right after I finished the paint. I have been working on her for about 2 years and I can't weight for the spring to get her out racing.

Put off working on her (she's lovely!) for a bit and take an adult class in spelling and communicative english. Or did you do that on purpose??

 

Oh yeah...

 

The Beach Boys former ride:

 

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"get there fast and take it slow..."

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Known locally as 'that bloody rough old Dragon' But its MY bloody rough old dragon!

 

Ah.. mini dragons in the back ground. Must be Aldeburgh with that many Loch Longs. How old is the Dragon, she looks not too bad for a tatty old dragon.

Loch Longs! I remember them. Immediately after graduation from College (in the middle of Ohio), I taught sailing in Scotland on the Kyles of Bute at Tighnabruaich back in 1974. We had a Loch Long there and I recall that it was a nice sailing keel boat. Nice to know they are still being sailed.

There was a neat local class called Zeniths - trapeze dinghy, National 12's, Wayfarers, Enterprises, a lovely gaff rigged open cutter, "Iolaire". I always felt lucky to get the cutter or the Loch Long to teach in. A fun summer (except for the cold water!)

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Known locally as 'that bloody rough old Dragon' But its MY bloody rough old dragon!

 

Ah.. mini dragons in the back ground. Must be Aldeburgh with that many Loch Longs. How old is the Dragon, she looks not too bad for a tatty old dragon.

 

Yup, it's Aldeburgh. Not sure a Loch Long is a mini Dragon, but they do have a great fleet!

Pic is before I'd done much sailing with her after putting her back togther, by about a week after that pic was taken she had pushed the putty out of every one of her seams and looked pinstriped, then she looked very rough!

She was built in 1948 so she's not doing that badly, and I get to sail a dragon on a students budget...

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My classic Cape Cod Frosty (I'm showing the fleet how to come out of a roll tack in a breeze). I built the boat a while back with $250,000 I had left over from the sale of some GE stock. Nothing but the finest materials went into building her. She is maintained in bristol condition and gets me laid all the time.

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Here is a pic of

 

The Ed's other boat

 

outrunning the authorities

 

a while back...

 

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Interestingly, the Ed's Sailing Master is

 

Somalian!

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not my wood, but a really nice Fife of friends who are currently through the panama canal and headed for the Med.

 

Aurora? She was in our bay a few weeks ago.

 

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not my wood, but a really nice Fife of friends who are currently through the panama canal and headed for the Med.

 

Aurora? She was in our bay a few weeks ago.

 

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Or was it Astor? I don't seem to remember anything that is more then two days old. :unsure:

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"Aurora? She was in our bay a few weeks ago."

 

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Or was it Astor? I don't seem to remember anything that is more then two days old. :unsure:

 

 

It's Astor, last I heard she was in Aruba. It looks like her in the pic, the pilot house is unique. She was originally built as a day sailor, when Richard bought her she had some awful house that had been added, he built the new one, much more in line with how Fife would have done it. They are great people, looking forward to joining them next year for some sailing/racing.

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Known locally as 'that bloody rough old Dragon' But its MY bloody rough old dragon!

 

Ah.. mini dragons in the back ground. Must be Aldeburgh with that many Loch Longs. How old is the Dragon, she looks not too bad for a tatty old dragon.

 

Yup, it's Aldeburgh. Not sure a Loch Long is a mini Dragon, but they do have a great fleet!

Pic is before I'd done much sailing with her after putting her back togther, by about a week after that pic was taken she had pushed the putty out of every one of her seams and looked pinstriped, then she looked very rough!

She was built in 1948 so she's not doing that badly, and I get to sail a dragon on a students budget...

 

She is a very similar age to my Dad's first Dragon, which I think was D K-192. I just hate it when the paint does that pinstripe thing. The Local Loch longs get around the problem by splining the seams.

 

My dad's old Loch Long is in Aldeburgh now as well, No29, Akela. I was very impressed with the layout and build of the new loch longs from Aldeburgh, when they were up last year, Simon obviously has no problem swapping between the Loch Long and Dragon. Occasional I get to go sailing on them at Cove Sailing Club when my daughter is out on the dinghies. I have not had the pleasure of racing a dragon for far too long.

 

Have fun working on the wood during the winter.

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post-8098-1227740285_thumb.jpgok let the flames begin I know I know, its a powerboat..but nice lapstrake construction..

No flaming here. I grew up in a slightly smaller version of this boat and it carted me to a lot of sailboat races.

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Known locally as 'that bloody rough old Dragon' But its MY bloody rough old dragon!

 

Ah.. mini dragons in the back ground. Must be Aldeburgh with that many Loch Longs. How old is the Dragon, she looks not too bad for a tatty old dragon.

 

Yup, it's Aldeburgh. Not sure a Loch Long is a mini Dragon, but they do have a great fleet!

Pic is before I'd done much sailing with her after putting her back togther, by about a week after that pic was taken she had pushed the putty out of every one of her seams and looked pinstriped, then she looked very rough!

She was built in 1948 so she's not doing that badly, and I get to sail a dragon on a students budget...

 

She is a very similar age to my Dad's first Dragon, which I think was D K-192. I just hate it when the paint does that pinstripe thing. The Local Loch longs get around the problem by splining the seams.

 

My dad's old Loch Long is in Aldeburgh now as well, No29, Akela. I was very impressed with the layout and build of the new loch longs from Aldeburgh, when they were up last year, Simon obviously has no problem swapping between the Loch Long and Dragon. Occasional I get to go sailing on them at Cove Sailing Club when my daughter is out on the dinghies. I have not had the pleasure of racing a dragon for far too long.

 

Have fun working on the wood during the winter.

 

Spoke to my dad today and his boat, that was built in 1948, was sail number D-K225. She was built in Norway for the Olympics, but never raced as her owner raced in the 5.5m class instead.

 

My Grand dad's dragon was sail number D-K95

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Mine is D-K207, Harkaway that also sails on the Alde is 151. There is a whole bunch of missing numbers between about 160-200 that were allocated to the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club but were apparently never built.

 

I want to try to get to Cowes week this year if I can possibly afford it, sailing the boat round like some of the Aldeburgh fleet used to. They seem to get few classics out for the week.

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Dad's old Six meter

I had a 1936 IOD at the same time.

Neither of our wives were happy with us...

second picture is as the Six is now - I found her again after a long time. Too sad. Eastern Shore of Maryland

 

I remember your dad's boat - after he first got it, he kept it at Young's Boatyard, a few slips away from me. He mentioned that his son had an IOD. It's really sad to see what happened to her - she was so beautiful when your dad had her.

 

The left picture is your dads boat on the old railway at Young's. Brings back old memories (good and bad) of working on my boat on it.

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Dad's old Six meter

I had a 1936 IOD at the same time.

Neither of our wives were happy with us...

second picture is as the Six is now - I found her again after a long time. Too sad. Eastern Shore of Maryland

 

I remember your dad's boat - after he first got it, he kept it at Young's Boatyard, a few slips away from me. He mentioned that his son had an IOD. It's really sad to see what happened to her - she was so beautiful when your dad had her.

 

The left picture is your dads boat on the old railway at Young's. Brings back old memories (good and bad) of working on my boat on it.

Wow, you have a good memory. Yeah, it is Young's. Getting in and out of there was always dodgy. I recall reaching in the channel with the keel in mud so mucky that it hardly slowed us. In a breeze, you just had to go fast to get through. I remember clearly having the quarter wave drag up so high it washed over the aft deck as we ran into shallow water. Sometimes we'd get stuck though and I remember almost drowning when I jumped over to push off and instead of pushing the boat I pushed myself down into the mud up to the knees. I waved my hands frantically and Dad luckily realized what was happening and pulled me up!

What boat did you have?

Here's a picture of the Six meter just inches from sinking at the slip at Youngs! Super cold and windy. Seams opened by ice and we spent the day in the water, bailing and caulking. Near disaster.

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Sure wish she was mine/I had enough $$$ to afford...

Got to see her on the way past at Gulf Harbour on the weekend though :D

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These are the trophy's for the 50th anniversary of the Thunderbird this last August! Great kit boat and even better if Eddon Boatyard did your hull! I'll try to upload pics of our T-Bird later. What a fun boat with a nice hard chine! Amazing handler and upwind stormer!trophies-1.JPG

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My buddy Marc Turner was on the Clyde with camera in hand when the Fife's paid a visit in June.....

 

He's produced a calendar....if you like wooden classics...you're gonna love this.

 

www.fiferegattacalendar.com

 

Apologies for the plug....just trying to help a guy out.....and they are GREAT pics.

 

Haggis

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Mine is D-K207, Harkaway that also sails on the Alde is 151. There is a whole bunch of missing numbers between about 160-200 that were allocated to the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club but were apparently never built.

 

I want to try to get to Cowes week this year if I can possibly afford it, sailing the boat round like some of the Aldeburgh fleet used to. They seem to get few classics out for the week.

You should ditch your geriatric dragon and get a dragon for geriatrics (or perhaps not, for they do in fact plane, I dun seed it with my own eyes!). Like you say, lots about your way, cheaper and you can push off the mud easier - if you're never on you're not trying hard enough!

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Mine is D-K207, Harkaway that also sails on the Alde is 151. There is a whole bunch of missing numbers between about 160-200 that were allocated to the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club but were apparently never built.

 

I want to try to get to Cowes week this year if I can possibly afford it, sailing the boat round like some of the Aldeburgh fleet used to. They seem to get few classics out for the week.

You should ditch your geriatric dragon and get a dragon for geriatrics (or perhaps not, for they do in fact plane, I dun seed it with my own eyes!). Like you say, lots about your way, cheaper and you can push off the mud easier - if you're never on you're not trying hard enough!

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In Maryland at Gibson Island, we have an Int 210 fleet. Half of our boats are wood, the rest glass. Completely equal in speed - in fact wood boats have won most regattas. Kind of a double ended Loch Long, with smallish sail plan. The wood boats are plywood and several have been glassed over which has made them largely trouble free. (for now). Built in the 60's. The balso cored glass ones are the problematic boats with soft decks and soggy cores.

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Hear is a pic of my 1964 Thunder right after I finished the paint. I have been working on her for about 2 years and I can't weight for the spring to get her out racing.

 

 

Very Nice!

We have hull #589 all wood including the original spruce rig.

I'll try to get the photos up at home, if I don't get too drunk first!

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Mine is D-K207, Harkaway that also sails on the Alde is 151. There is a whole bunch of missing numbers between about 160-200 that were allocated to the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club but were apparently never built.

 

I want to try to get to Cowes week this year if I can possibly afford it, sailing the boat round like some of the Aldeburgh fleet used to. They seem to get few classics out for the week.

You should ditch your geriatric dragon and get a dragon for geriatrics (or perhaps not, for they do in fact plane, I dun seed it with my own eyes!). Like you say, lots about your way, cheaper and you can push off the mud easier - if you're never on you're not trying hard enough!

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In Maryland at Gibson Island, we have an Int 210 fleet. Half of our boats are wood, the rest glass. Completely equal in speed - in fact wood boats have won most regattas. Kind of a double ended Loch Long, with smallish sail plan. The wood boats are plywood and several have been glassed over which has made them largely trouble free. (for now). Built in the 60's. The balso cored glass ones are the problematic boats with soft decks and soggy cores.

Does that come with three sails or two?

LL adopted a 200 square foot odd kite in 1977 I think:

 

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Adds greatly to the interest though luddites mumped their gums put their boats away in the shed (sometimes for good!).

 

Most are carvel mahogany on oak, a few mostly earlier are spruce planked. Latest boats built in Aldeburgh (5 since 1993 I think) are strip planked cedar, this has started a bit of an arms race so some old boats have been rebuild with epoxy wedged seams (no WESTing allowed though).

 

Still on my original spruce mast, jealous of the backstay flicker, tres moderne!

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Built in the 60's. The balso cored glass ones are the problematic boats with soft decks and soggy cores.

 

Here's a thought: As it's a balsa core FRP does that still qualify as a woody?

 

Stretch the concept. Anyone want to qualify a J24 too?

 

OK, I'll get my coat.

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Chesapeake 20's from 1938. Interesting hiking style on Ranger is proof that the contortionistic tendencies of people on the rail did

NOT originate with the Melges 24

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Mine is D-K207, Harkaway that also sails on the Alde is 151. There is a whole bunch of missing numbers between about 160-200 that were allocated to the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club but were apparently never built.

 

I want to try to get to Cowes week this year if I can possibly afford it, sailing the boat round like some of the Aldeburgh fleet used to. They seem to get few classics out for the week.

You should ditch your geriatric dragon and get a dragon for geriatrics (or perhaps not, for they do in fact plane, I dun seed it with my own eyes!). Like you say, lots about your way, cheaper and you can push off the mud easier - if you're never on you're not trying hard enough!

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Not all woodend boat owners are geriatrics! I have at least 40 years before I even consider a Loch Long!

Anyway the dragon is cheaper to run in some ways, there are somany good second hand sails to be had.

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The 210s do have spinnakers. We can use the class kite but because we sail them doublehanded mostly, have developed an asymmetrical (see pix). Class spin is a squat, wide sail with a short pole. Hooks back into the main on a run and very inefficient for it's area.

The flicker on the masthead is to enhance our cool factor. Actually, the class 210s (we are an isolated fleet), use a huge genoa. We decided not to use that cumbersome, non tactical sail and instead have a nice, class legal blade jib set up. To get back a little power and balance, we bumped out the top roach about 6-8" and that required the flicker. It is a very nice rig to sail and adequately fast, though not as fast as the genoa. Far more tactical and pleasurable to sail with though.

 

 

Mine is D-K207, Harkaway that also sails on the Alde is 151. There is a whole bunch of missing numbers between about 160-200 that were allocated to the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club but were apparently never built.

 

I want to try to get to Cowes week this year if I can possibly afford it, sailing the boat round like some of the Aldeburgh fleet used to. They seem to get few classics out for the week.

You should ditch your geriatric dragon and get a dragon for geriatrics (or perhaps not, for they do in fact plane, I dun seed it with my own eyes!). Like you say, lots about your way, cheaper and you can push off the mud easier - if you're never on you're not trying hard enough!

post-20983-1228886544_thumb.jpg

In Maryland at Gibson Island, we have an Int 210 fleet. Half of our boats are wood, the rest glass. Completely equal in speed - in fact wood boats have won most regattas. Kind of a double ended Loch Long, with smallish sail plan. The wood boats are plywood and several have been glassed over which has made them largely trouble free. (for now). Built in the 60's. The balso cored glass ones are the problematic boats with soft decks and soggy cores.

Does that come with three sails or two?

LL adopted a 200 square foot odd kite in 1977 I think:

 

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Adds greatly to the interest though luddites mumped their gums put their boats away in the shed (sometimes for good!).

 

Most are carvel mahogany on oak, a few mostly earlier are spruce planked. Latest boats built in Aldeburgh (5 since 1993 I think) are strip planked cedar, this has started a bit of an arms race so some old boats have been rebuild with epoxy wedged seams (no WESTing allowed though).

 

Still on my original spruce mast, jealous of the backstay flicker, tres moderne!

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This thread is for WOOD boats peeps, keep it real.

I call serious party foul here! Where is the man flesh ....... (shaking head)

 

 

 

 

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Lots of long, slender boats here. Dr Freud would have a field day with us!

 

 

 

This thread is for WOOD boats peeps, keep it real.

I call serious party foul here! Where is the man flesh ....... (shaking head)

 

 

 

 

:P

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Mine is D-K207, Harkaway that also sails on the Alde is 151. There is a whole bunch of missing numbers between about 160-200 that were allocated to the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club but were apparently never built.

 

I want to try to get to Cowes week this year if I can possibly afford it, sailing the boat round like some of the Aldeburgh fleet used to. They seem to get few classics out for the week.

You should ditch your geriatric dragon and get a dragon for geriatrics (or perhaps not, for they do in fact plane, I dun seed it with my own eyes!). Like you say, lots about your way, cheaper and you can push off the mud easier - if you're never on you're not trying hard enough!

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In Maryland at Gibson Island, we have an Int 210 fleet. Half of our boats are wood, the rest glass. Completely equal in speed - in fact wood boats have won most regattas. Kind of a double ended Loch Long, with smallish sail plan. The wood boats are plywood and several have been glassed over which has made them largely trouble free. (for now). Built in the 60's. The balso cored glass ones are the problematic boats with soft decks and soggy cores.

Does that come with three sails or two?

LL adopted a 200 square foot odd kite in 1977 I think:

 

post-20983-1228956521_thumb.jpg

 

Adds greatly to the interest though luddites mumped their gums put their boats away in the shed (sometimes for good!).

 

Most are carvel mahogany on oak, a few mostly earlier are spruce planked. Latest boats built in Aldeburgh (5 since 1993 I think) are strip planked cedar, this has started a bit of an arms race so some old boats have been rebuild with epoxy wedged seams (no WESTing allowed though).

 

Still on my original spruce mast, jealous of the backstay flicker, tres moderne!

 

Wouldn't it be nice if the Loch Long had enough roach in the mainsail to need a backstay flicker, you might even get some weather helm :lol:

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Sure wish she was mine/I had enough $$$ to afford...
You might be surprised to find out that she sold at a gov auction a few years ago for about $130k. I should have stayed in the bidding, it was a steal. I'm very pleased that they are out there racing her so much.

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OK, So I know that this is SAILING anarchy, but Merc has worked a bunch as a committee boat, so I figure it counts.

 

1946 47' Elco. I've been restoring her for the past 5 years - cruises at 20 knots. According to the log books, John Wayne and Lana Turner used to hang out on her. 11 were built - 3 remain. Merc is the only one in original condition (although I did repower her with diesels in 2005).

 

To really screw with your sense of propriety, she will be the committee boat at the A-Class nationals at FWYC in FL this spring...

 

www.yachtmercury.com

 

C.

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Just found this thread. Built in 1929 and raced the Canada's Cup for Rochester Yacht Club in 1930. Thisbe beat the challenger from RCYC, Quest, in a best of 5 races. Both boats are still racing in Toronto and my family has owned Thisbe since 1971. Still does not have an engine. Lots of work in the up-keep but it is worth it.

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My old IOD being "mounted" by a fellow SF Bay fleet member - genuine wood flying!

 

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Little Stowaway. Blue Jay #2752. Saybrook Yacht Yard built - probably early sixties. She won the Blue Jay Nationals in the late seventies.

 

 

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Back in the 90's I sailed Blue Jay #4245. Built by Skip Etchells, the thing weighed in at the minimum weight at every regatta. Will try to find some pictures this week.

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Little Stowaway. Blue Jay #2752. Saybrook Yacht Yard built - probably early sixties. She won the Blue Jay Nationals in the late seventies.

 

 

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I learned to sail on Blue Jay #5 in the 70's good little boats.

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got a call a couple of weeks ago if i wanted to crew during cowes classic and 8mtr champs. Only needed two words: Hell YEAH! I love the metre classes! Mermaids are cool too, but if i recall correct they were started from a 5.5mtr mould to stop the increase in cost.

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Just found this thread. Built in 1929 and raced the Canada's Cup for Rochester Yacht Club in 1930. Thisbe beat the challenger from RCYC, Quest, in a best of 5 races. Both boats are still racing in Toronto and my family has owned Thisbe since 1971. Still does not have an engine. Lots of work in the up-keep but it is worth it.

 

WOW

 

gorgeous bpat... I'm sure you hear that a lot!

 

Thanks for sharing the photos

 

FB- Doug

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Little Stowaway. Blue Jay #2752. Saybrook Yacht Yard built - probably early sixties. She won the Blue Jay Nationals in the late seventies.

 

 

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Back in the 90's I sailed Blue Jay #4245. Built by Skip Etchells, the thing weighed in at the minimum weight at every regatta. Will try to find some pictures this week.

 

I remember the Etchells boats. I knew of two of them. 4245 and 4242. 4242 was a legend in junior sailing on Long Island Sound. They went like scalded dogs and they drove Leggy Mertz nuts. Dave Pritchard and Matt Haiken won their fair share of pickle dishes with that boat. Several others too.

 

I sailed against both of those boats. We (our family) had 2752, then got 5261 a red hull named Lickety Split, and after that my younger brother sailed 6200. The latter two boats were glass, of course. When we traded in Little Stowaway for 6200, the buyer of Little Stowaway was there and he said he was going to wetsail it in Essex, Ct. Evidently that did not happen because it won the Nationals the next summer - much to my father's chagrin. We traded it in for a new boat because "it wasn't competitive anymore". The wood boats were fast as long as you could keep them together.

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I have a 1963 Borresen Dragon, a 1950's era Fish class sloop (the Gulf Coast version), and a Penguin dinghy. I have my eye set on a 210 for this coming year, and in all probabiity it will be a woodie.

 

RD

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Makes me weep a little.

My old IOD being "mounted" by a fellow SF Bay fleet member - genuine wood flying!

 

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Dad's 6m on the rails, Jones Creek, Chesapeake Bay, back in the 80's . Racing Chesapeake Appreciation Day.

 

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Bull and Bear in Annapolis (wintering at Gibson Island)

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My 1974 Vic Carpenter

 

gettn ready for the hibernation......

 

 

Is this the old bow rudder boat? I think called the GEEK or something close to it?

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Great re-activation of a great thread - long before Crusing Anarchy we dug ALL kinda boats right here on SA !

 

Charlie - that looks great - is it a Kettenberg ?

 

There has to be a great tale in that Carpenter, and I wish Steve Clark or someone would clue us all in about Red Herring - I thought the Canting keel boats were the product of the dyna-yacht guys in San Diego in the mid-80s, patented as the CBTF arrangement. But, then what do I know ?

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I would not have a wooden boat.

 

 

I definitely would not have an old wooden boat.

 

 

 

I really definitely would not have an old wooden schooner even if you gave it to me for free.

 

 

However JUST maybe there is an exception. CLICKY

 

 

90 YEARS OLD, JUST FINISHED AN EXTENDED CRUISE TAKING IN BOTH THE PACIFIC AND THE ATLANTIC, STILL WINNING RACES AND CONCOURS.

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Great re-activation of a great thread - long before Crusing Anarchy we dug ALL kinda boats right here on SA !

 

Charlie - that looks great - is it a Kettenberg ?

 

There has to be a great tale in that Carpenter, and I wish Steve Clark or someone would clue us all in about Red Herring - I thought the Canting keel boats were the product of the dyna-yacht guys in San Diego in the mid-80s, patented as the CBTF arrangement. But, then what do I know ?

 

 

Kettenburg K-40 hull # 1, the Lady J. We did the restotration...

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My 1974 Vic Carpenter

 

gettn ready for the hibernation......

 

 

Is this the old bow rudder boat? I think called the GEEK or something close to it?

 

 

no......oringinally called ORace.......used to have twin stern rudders though....

"Gleek" is in central Ontario being restored by new owner.

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My 1974 Vic Carpenter

 

gettn ready for the hibernation......

 

I was waitin' for a little attitude to show up. Beautiful as always.

 

Merry Christmas, brother!

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Is Windward Passage wood? WTF do I know anyway? I learn something new every day on this site. She sure as hell looks fast enough. I suppose I could do a search before opening my yap eh?

Yes, Windward Passage is wood. I think I read somewhere years so that she was built of Sitka spruce, which seems a bit unusual, for a boat anyways.

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1956 Sparkman & Stephens International 6 Metre

I Know, old post, but can anyone tell me if that Six in the photo is the restored Buzzy III? The photo caption says 1956 S&S, which would be about the right year. Sailed on her many times in the past (prior to restoration)

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"Tinder Box" N/M 36

 

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Left coast boat? If so where? We have an almost identical looking N/M 36 cold molded "Moody Blue" here in the midwest in addition to a similiar vintage glass version ("Rush")

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Tinder Box was originally sailed out of Dana Point in SoCal by the original owner (and builder) until the mid/late '80's. As of 6 months or so ago she was in Alamitos Bay (Long Beach--SoCal). As far as I know she's still there. A little worn now, but in her prime she was beautiful and very fast.

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Goodwood. Kirby design, Goetz built for 1976 3/4 Ton championships. Raced her in Lake Champlain, she won class in conference. Last seen in Charleston, SC.

 

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My old IOD being "mounted" by a fellow SF Bay fleet member - genuine wood flying!

 

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Makes me weep a little.

 

Only a bit of fir, mahogany, and ego was injured in the making of this photo.

 

It was very painful to watch - a pre-start left-turn-Clyde brain-fade. Not a shining moment for our fleet.

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Goodwood. Kirby design, Goetz built for 1976 3/4 Ton championships. Raced her in Lake Champlain, she won class in conference. Last seen in Charleston, SC.

 

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Are you sure this isn't a Pari 34? Sure looks like one. Those were S&S lines, not Kirby.

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My 1974 Vic Carpenter

 

gettn ready for the hibernation......

 

 

Is this the old bow rudder boat? I think called the GEEK or something close to it?

 

It was Gleek, and IIRC, it was not a Carpenter build. I think someone said it was in a shed in the middle of nowhere a few years ago.

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