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Yeah, the boat looks like shit.  But they're smiling, which is the reason to sail......

Writing from a country that owns a number of second hand submarines, it seems to me that giving such a craft to a drug cartel would be a great way to immediately bankrupt their operation.

This is what happens when you wear socks with sandals.

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I don't see any Schumacher designs here. Did I miss something? Carl did some nice reverese sheer boats. They do not belong on this thread.

 

The post I quoted, TrickyPig's #2353 on page 24, included a picture of the Express 27 Das Boot (Detroit fleet I believe).

 

Granted, the list was marked as being for consideration, so it's not entirely clear whether the TrickyPig was including both examples he likes and examples he doesn't like. Anyway, that boat looked out of place in the company of the other recent reverse sheer examples.

Yes I was interested in opinions on reverse sheer since the normal response from most sailors is "reverse sheer is ugly".

 

IMO reverse sheer needs to be subtle if it is to work. When it is pronounced the sheerline forward dips down to the bow and looks wrong to my eye.

 

The photos in question have boats that I admire plus two I don't.

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Each to his own, I say.

 

I love skinny boats. They sail fast, track well and look good. They also have less room, higher berthing/haulout costs and tend to heel more.

 

I'm Interested to read both Beowulf and Jose Carumba's take on AOA and foil sections.

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Thanks Steve but I'm not going to play with you.

 

Careful who you call an idiot on the internet!

 

 

Why? That's just the thing. It's *easy*. It's *simple*. Almost any way you look at it, it's *safe*.

 

Yes, the internet is the pinnacle of free speech, which is mostly a very good thing. You are free to say whatever comes to mind.

 

I'd say, "Careful who you call an idiot face to face."

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Let's get back to ugly boats, shall we?

 

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Doesn't count if it's done with humour. To be a true uglyboat, the owner has to be SERIOUS about it.

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OK. This one's serious. I present it with apologies to those who love pointy sterns, flush decks, tasteful classic yachts, etc. There's probably a lot to admire, but that's ugly.

 

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I've seen this boat and I know where that picture is taken. It's a character all right. I did like going aboard. The owner was really nice.

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OK. This one's serious. I present it with apologies to those who love pointy sterns, flush decks, tasteful classic yachts, etc. There's probably a lot to admire, but that's ugly.

 

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I have looked at it for a minute or two and am still not sure which end is the front?

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OK. This one's serious. I present it with apologies to those who love pointy sterns, flush decks, tasteful classic yachts, etc. There's probably a lot to admire, but that's ugly.

 

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That boat is like an all-you-can-eat buffet stocked with only your favourite foods.... but you only have a salad plate. You pile it all on, but...

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I like it. You have to take it in it's temporal context. It's an easy to drive hull from a day when engines were small and you wanted hull spedd with minimal HP.

I'd need to see a good profile shot of it before I condemned it. For now I like it.

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Thanks Steve but I'm not going to play with you.

 

Careful who you call an idiot on the internet!

 

 

Why? That's just the thing. It's *easy*. It's *simple*. Almost any way you look at it, it's *safe*.

 

Yes, the internet is the pinnacle of free speech, which is mostly a very good thing. You are free to say whatever comes to mind.

 

I'd say, "Careful who you call an idiot face to face."

 

Well yeah, but that wouldn't be joking

 

you fuckin idiot

 

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OK. This one's serious. I present it with apologies to those who love pointy sterns, flush decks, tasteful classic yachts, etc. There's probably a lot to admire, but that's ugly.

 

1173655_590960504278980_626423831_n.jpg

 

I really wanted to see another pic from another angle, so I used Google Images and came up with

 

http://classicyacht.org/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=387

 

For those who don't want to follow a link here's instant gratification

 

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I would say, not ugly at all

 

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Here's a link to more photos.

One or more out of the water:

http://www.glorybehistory.com/Final_History_Timeline.htm

we think she is beautiful and her owner friendly and approachable.

 

I'm a photographer, not the best but, I know you can make anyone look ugly with a photo, if you try.

 

It's not hard to make this boat look beautiful.

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OK. This one's serious. I present it with apologies to those who love pointy sterns, flush decks, tasteful classic yachts, etc. There's probably a lot to admire, but that's ugly.

 

1173655_590960504278980_626423831_n.jpg

 

I really wanted to see another pic from another angle, so I used Google Images and came up with

 

http://classicyacht.org/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=387

 

For those who don't want to follow a link here's instant gratification

 

normal_glorybe~0.jpg

 

I would say, not ugly at all

 

FB- Doug

 

From that angle, it looks like a really cool tugboat with wood trim rammed a really ugly sailboat hard enough to impale itself halfway up the hull.

 

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From the CamperBoat files, I give you ...

 

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We saw one of these on our vacation this summer. It was called "Picton Turtle". Gotta love an owner with a sense of humour.

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Here's a link to more photos.

One or more out of the water:

http://www.glorybehistory.com/Final_History_Timeline.htm

we think she is beautiful and her owner friendly and approachable.

 

I'm a photographer, not the best but, I know you can make anyone look ugly with a photo, if you try.

 

It's not hard to make this boat look beautiful.

Interesting historical pics, BlackJ.

 

The early addition of that wheelhouse did not improve her looks. Quite the opposite, IMO.

 

As far as looks go, she's seen better days.

 

But then again, haven't we all?

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To add to the topic of reverse sheer This boat's appeared on on the River Orwell this year.

 

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All cockpit with a sentry box coachroof.

 

 

Hmm.. I like that one, reminds of the "Myth" boats... maybe an Illingworth design? Can you tell if it's wood or glass?

 

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That's really not a bad bridge addition to that sailboat, but they should have taken the masts off.

 

I'm going to have to go apologize to the builder for posting this, but it really has to go in this thread. I think it needs a Batboat paint job.

 

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Some more work, new portlights, new mast step, and my wife says it now looks like Santa.

 

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Seems Gulivain has quite a history.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulvain

 

what the fuck's birmabright?

 

Fuck!! I asked "wood or glass" and she's neither!! Oh well. Still not exactly an ugly boat IMHO

 

BTW I was hoping for pics on "her"web site but the "Gulvain Web Site" linked to from wikipedia appears to be some new-age-ish mutterings in Latin.

 

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what the fuck's birmabright?

It is (or was) an aluminium alloy - proprietary IIRC.

It was also used to make the body panels of Land Rovers,

 

I clicked the link in the Wiki article on Gulvain linked above: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulvain http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birmabright

 

"Birmabright is a trade name of the former Birmetals Co. (Birmabright works in Clapgate Lane, Quinton, Birmingham, UK) for various types of lightweight sheet metal in an alloy of aluminium and magnesium. The constituents are 7% magnesium, sometimes 1% manganese, and the remainder aluminium.[1] The BB2 is one example, of which equivalent specifications are British standard NS4, American 5251 and ISO designation AlMg2.

Gas welding of Birmabright is easier than that of pure aluminium and may be carried out using scraps of the same material as a filler rod.

Birmabright is best known as the material used in the body of the Land Rover and other classic British vehicles. The doors, boot lid and bonnet of most Rover P4 models were also Birmabright, however towards the end of production this was changed to steel to reduce costs. An early use in the 1930s was for the bodywork of the land speed record car, Thunderbolt. Also used for the bodywork of Bluebird K7 used for the Coniston speed record attempt by the late Donald Campbell"

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That's really not a bad bridge addition to that sailboat, but they should have taken the masts off.

 

I'm going to have to go apologize to the builder for posting this, but it really has to go in this thread. I think it needs a Batboat paint job.

 

Some more work, new portlights, new mast step, and my wife says it now looks like Santa.

 

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Isn't this one of the robots from Mystery Science Theater 3000?

 

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Not unatttractive outside, but ...

 

http://sailingtexas.com/201301/shansen30101.html

 

That cabin reminds me of a barn. or a coop. or a garden shed. pichansen30101g.jpg

 

 

That's a nice little motorboat. I see it is being advertised as a motorsailor and there is a tabernacle on top, but someone has had the good taste to remove the mast. Now they should get rid of the toe-stubber.

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That's really not a bad bridge addition to that sailboat, but they should have taken the masts off.

 

I'm going to have to go apologize to the builder for posting this, but it really has to go in this thread. I think it needs a Batboat paint job.

 

Some more work, new portlights, new mast step, and my wife says it now looks like Santa.

 

1233972_10153209599935089_1930046689_n.j

 

Isn't this one of the robots from Mystery Science Theater 3000?

 

LOL.

 

I just got back from lunch with the builder of this lovely. I'll have to mention it to him.

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Not unatttractive outside, but ...

 

http://sailingtexas.com/201301/shansen30101.html

 

That cabin reminds me of a barn. or a coop. or a garden shed. pichansen30101g.jpg

 

 

That's a nice little motorboat. I see it is being advertised as a motorsailor and there is a tabernacle on top, but someone has had the good taste to remove the mast. Now they should get rid of the toe-stubber.

Some white paint and that interior would look just fine.

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When I stumble across something like this I know that's enough internets for one day...

For the love of all things nautical, what the hell is that?

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I'm not sure it's ugly, but sure it's not pretty. Something to admire? It somehow landed on the Woodenboat porn feed.

 

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Unconventional and beautiful.

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I'm not sure it's ugly, but sure it's not pretty. Something to admire? It somehow landed on the Woodenboat porn feed.

 

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Unconventional and beautiful.

Yeah. Like an East German office block.

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I'm not sure it's ugly, but sure it's not pretty. Something to admire? It somehow landed on the Woodenboat porn feed.

 

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Unconventional and beautiful.

Yeah. Like an East German office block.

..or a Faberge egg with chines.

I just want to know WTF it IS. Is it a piece of performance art, some sort of ultra sun cover or is that the actual deck? The bow looks like it's some kind of ferry under that "topside".

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This doesn't actually exist, except as a design concept as far as I can tell (I was trying to find a better photo).

 

A story here: http://www.news.com.au/travel/holiday-ideas/the-125m-voronoi-is-not-your-average-mega-yacht/story-e6frfqf9-1226067236396

 

or do a search (or better yet an image search) on "Voronoi mega yacht" and you'll get lots of results.

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Did anyone hear of the "mega-yacht" Yogi, which just fell over and sank in the Aegean last year. Google it for some hideous video of just how unseaworthy this floating Caesar's Palaces - or at least one of them - are.

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I guess you just look for the concentration of freshly blinded people near the water.

 

Damn that thing is a beast. To think that there are people who are willing to spend 6 figures to actually own one. Maybe you could take it to George Barris and get it chopped and sectioned.

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What do I win for finding this thing?

 

 

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The Pontiac Aztek of the waves.

That's being awfully harsh on the Aztec.

 

One of the best bits on Breaking Bad was giving Walt a wheezing, hubcap missing Aztec to drive before he broke bad. Perfectly suited his character.

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OK. This one's serious. I present it with apologies to those who love pointy sterns, flush decks, tasteful classic yachts, etc. There's probably a lot to admire, but that's ugly.

 

1173655_590960504278980_626423831_n.jpg

 

 

That boat is like an all-you-can-eat buffet stocked with only your favourite foods.... but you only have a salad plate. You pile it all on, but...

 

The whole boat is short, fat, and ugly, but there's a special place in hell for whoever designed that stern.

 

 

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Eye bleach seriously required!

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Another couple of photos that might impress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Boat is Argentinian, I don't think it's one of Germans proudest moments !

 

 

 

 

Rob

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I guess you just look for the concentration of freshly blinded people near the water.

 

Damn that thing is a beast. To think that there are people who are willing to spend 6 figures to actually own one. Maybe you could take it to George Barris and get it chopped up into little pieces and used under basement slabs and sectioned.

 

Fixed it for you.

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Bob, I'll bite: Why aluminum?

 

My understanding is it's hard to get a shape like that in such a small boat without making it heavy. Grumman could get away with it on their canoes only because they had the fancy presses and tooling acquired from making F-14 Tomcats, etc. that could press thin alloy sheets into complex shapes.

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I am building as new custom boat for myself.

I don't give a rat's ass if you are stupid enough not to realize it is amazing.

It is being built in alu.

It is my dream boat.

It is 15' LOA.

 

Looks like it would be perfect for Geodesic construction.

 

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Sorta like aluminum construction with dacron instead. If you get my drift.

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I am building as new custom boat for myself.

I don't give a rat's ass if you are stupid enough not to realize it is amazing.

It is being built in alu.

It is my dream boat.

It is 15' LOA.

 

Ahh Bob.. this is the ugly boat admiration thread and it ain't ugly.

 

Easier to drag up a pebble beach than a Tasar, huh?

 

Any more details? rig, oars, side decks?

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