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I've been working on the S Boat painting from the photo I posted a few days ago, and I thought y'all might like to see how it's coming along. It's 12" X 24". I liked the composition of the photo,

Adagio just started the Port Huron to Mackinaw race In her 52'nd year of racing. First large wood-epoxy boat boat built without fasteners. She rates faster than the Santa Cruz 70's.

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5 minutes ago, Priscilla said:

True large day sailers with no weather cover no wonder the never attract a crew.

The crew is kept in a small cage belowdecks. They are brought on deck only to set and strike sails. A pIr of comely young women are also kept below to serve fine wine and gourmet nibbles. When the owner departs for the day, the crew is set free by remote control to moor the boat and clean up all of the crumbs and wash away spilled wine. 

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12 hours ago, Bull City said:

Really, this is so unappealing. How many times could you do that?

Single-handing a boat like that is obviously not practical. Yet the photo (I assume from an advertisement) is trying to make some appeal. What is the appeal?

What would Edward Hopper thinK?

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8 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

Probably fun until something goes wrong - like a furling breakdown in a rising wind.

What would you do?

Oh, basically my SOP in those cases: sink it, get rescued, claim insurance, sue the yard, get a discount for the new one. 

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14 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

Probably fun until something goes wrong - like a furling breakdown in a rising wind.

What would you do?

That's what the servants are for.

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6 hours ago, Bull City said:

Single-handing a boat like that is obviously not practical. Yet the photo (I assume from an advertisement) is trying to make some appeal. What is the appeal?

What would Edward Hopper thinK?

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The man in the concrete wall thinking that he may jack it in for the day and take his Wally 110 for a fang by himself of course.

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3 hours ago, Liquid said:

You go to manual overdrive...

Yeah - that'll do it.

A week ago I had to furl a Hunter 38 in just under 30 knots.

It was a lot of work for two of us.

I question if even a big coffee grinder would be powerful enough to furl that sort of acreage in a strong wind.

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No super rich, super powerful person is going to risk soloing his 100er - if they know any better - much less throw their own lines to dock out and then in again...

Owner: "Honey, I'm headed to the club to day sail my 100er, alone.... "

Partner: "Be back in time for dinner"

Happens - never!

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54 minutes ago, SloopJonB said:

Yeah - that'll do it.

A week ago I had to furl a Hunter 38 in just under 30 knots.

It was a lot of work for two of us.

I question if even a big coffee grinder would be powerful enough to furl that sort of acreage in a strong wind.

Drum winches are pretty much history....

Just add another power pack as back up.

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Lots of ram and valve porn.

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On 7/10/2020 at 11:52 AM, Steam Flyer said:

And call the steward for another drink, and maybe some of those little sandwiches with the crust cut off...

Actually, that's not fair. The NY40s were hard-core racing machines of their day. They don't point like a modern racer but they are muscle-bound brutes to sail and rather short on yacht-y comforts.

FB- Doug

You’d be surprised.  Marilee points pretty damn well actually 

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2 hours ago, eliboat said:
On 7/10/2020 at 11:52 AM, Steam Flyer said:

And call the steward for another drink, and maybe some of those little sandwiches with the crust cut off...

Actually, that's not fair. The NY40s were hard-core racing machines of their day. They don't point like a modern racer but they are muscle-bound brutes to sail and rather short on yacht-y comforts.

 

You’d be surprised.  Marilee points pretty damn well actually 

I've sailed on a 40, but it was not as beautifully or authentically restored. I was not trusted to drive, anyway. but it seemed like the modern sloops could go higher and they could darn sure tack faster. We roared past them on the reach though, it was impressive. It was also a spaghetti factory in a way that I've never seen on a modern boat. There were friggin' MILES of rope just in the sheets! One of my jobs was to keep the mainsheet from tangling with the backstay tails. And not fall off!

If I had a huge amount of money, I'd campaign a NY 40. If I got offered an invite to sail MARILEE, I'd jump on it!

FB- Doug

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2 hours ago, eliboat said:

You’d be surprised.  Marilee points pretty damn well actually 

Even pointed well with the new gaff rig back 20 year ago.

I was invited and jumped right aboard!

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3 hours ago, Liquid said:

 

No super rich, super powerful person is going to risk soloing his 100er - if they know any better - much less throw their own lines to dock out and then in again...

Owner: "Honey, I'm taking the helo to the club to day sail my 100er, alone.... "

Partner: "Be back in time for dinner"

Happens - never!

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On 7/11/2020 at 11:42 AM, Bull City said:

Really, this is so unappealing. How many times could you do that?

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After a completely fucked-up single handed docking, not many.

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13 hours ago, Liquid said:

 

No super rich, super powerful person is going to risk soloing his 100er - if they know any better - much less throw their own lines to dock out and then in again...

Owner: "Honey, I'm headed to the club to day sail my 100er, alone.... "

Partner: "Be back in time for dinner"

Happens - never!

Sailing to a schedule no matter what size the boat, is inviting disaster.

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On 7/10/2020 at 10:58 AM, Bull City said:

Now that is a minimalist cockpit. Nothing to do but steer and bark the occasional order.

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Looks a lot like my first boat:

Sunfish, 1968, Huntington, New York, sailboat for sale ...

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6 hours ago, Navig8tor said:

Sailing to a schedule no matter what size the boat, is inviting disaster.

Old saying; The most dangerous thing aboard a boat is a calendar.

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19 hours ago, Sail4beer said:

Think so...worth the time to admire.

This is how dock lines Are laid out at Front Street. Tabasco has black lines Laid the same way. 

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Very nice. Must have taken hours. Too bad they haven't moved up to bull rails.

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I did a repair job on an Ensign last week that was tied up along side a floating concrete dock with bull rails and cleats. The only dock like it anywhere local in NJ. Of course the guy has the boat tied up to the splintery bull rail while the oversized Herreshoff cleats are there for decoration.

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Several years ago Mrs. B and I vacationed in beautiful and friendly Nova Scotia. There is a very nice maritime museum in Halifax. This sleek beauty was moored nearby. I don't recall the name of the class, but it was locally designed and built. About 30 - 32 feet. We went back a week or so later, and it was in the shop for some work. The Haligonian in the shop was nice enough to let me take some pics.

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In the shop:

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36 minutes ago, Bull City said:

Several years ago Mrs. B and I vacationed in beautiful and friendly Nova Scotia. There is a very nice maritime museum in Halifax. This sleek beauty was moored nearby. I don't recall the name of the class, but it was locally designed and built. About 30 - 32 feet. We went back a week or so later, and it was in the shop for some work. The Haligonian in the shop was nice enough to let me take some pics.

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I believe that's the Chester C-class "Whim".

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3 hours ago, Jim in Halifax said:

I believe that's the Chester C-class "Whim".

Not only does that sound right, it is exactly right. I looked it up. I was off on the LOA; it's 37 feet. There's also a modeling workshop in the museum, and as I recall, there was a model of "Whim."  It was about a month after this trip that I bought my H-Boat. If "Whim" was for sale...

https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/collections/notable-artifacts/c-class-sloop-whim

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39 minutes ago, Diarmuid said:

Just to say, somewhat at random, that we all really appreciate your submissions to this thread. TY.

Thanks for that Diarmuid been in a state of mourning for many moons after parting company with our ride of 20 years so it is kind of therapeutic.

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5 hours ago, Hukilau said:

Do I detect the characteristic beauty of a Brent Swain design?

No. That has way nicer lines than anything BS ever 'designed'. I like the blend of whimsy and submarine conning tower. I wonder what the angle of vanishing stability is? Or perhaps its a semi-submersible...

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16 hours ago, Jim in Halifax said:

No. That has way nicer lines than anything BS ever 'designed'. I like the blend of whimsy and submarine conning tower. I wonder what the angle of vanishing stability is? Or perhaps its a semi-submersible...

Yea, that thing actually has smooth curves.  Guy got skills.

 

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Designed by by C. Harrison Smith and built by Bailey & Tyer at Hall’s Beach, Northcote, Auckland in December 1912, the motor launch, ELECTRA was 30' LOA, with an 8' beam and was driven by a 10hp paraffin (kerosene) engine. Sadly, she disappeared from official records, in about 1922, possibly with a change of purpose and name.

Check out the accommodations plan. In her time, she would have been at the height of pleasure craft modernity and boating elegance.

Go to:  https://waitematawoodys.com for a veritable smorgasbord of beautiful, classic wooden pleasure craft to feast your eyes on.

 

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On 10/24/2019 at 12:32 PM, Priscilla said:

 54ft Leda with a Knud Reimers connection.

https://www.svleda.com/?page_id=368

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I'm pleased to see my boat included in this thread.  I've come to the decision that it is time to bring my 30-year custodianship to an end and find a new home for Leda.  I would enjoy hearing from other people who are passionate about keeping these old boats on the water.  There is not much of a market for wooden boats these days but I'm hopeful!  I've not updated the web site for quite some time and probably won't get to it until after the end of the summer season:  https://www.svleda.com/ 

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35 minutes ago, rvich said:

I'm pleased to see my boat included in this thread.  I've come to the decision that it is time to bring my 30-year custodianship to an end and find a new home for Leda.  I would enjoy hearing from other people who are passionate about keeping these old boats on the water.  There is not much of a market for wooden boats these days but I'm hopeful!  I've not updated the web site for quite some time and probably won't get to it until after the end of the summer season:  https://www.svleda.com/ 

Seriously Russ she needs to come home to the sparkling Waitemata.
 

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2 hours ago, rvich said:

I'm pleased to see my boat included in this thread.  I've come to the decision that it is time to bring my 30-year custodianship to an end and find a new home for Leda.  I would enjoy hearing from other people who are passionate about keeping these old boats on the water.  There is not much of a market for wooden boats these days but I'm hopeful!  I've not updated the web site for quite some time and probably won't get to it until after the end of the summer season:  https://www.svleda.com/ 

"A shudder in the loins engenders there / The broken wall, the burning roof and tower, / And Agammemnon dead."

That is a beautiful boat that needs & deserves a smitten owner. :)

(Let's finish the sonnet, because you have to finish a sonnet: "Being so caught up, / So mastered by the brute blood of the air, / Did she put on his knowledge with his power / Before the indifferent beak could let her drop?")

 

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On 8/21/2020 at 12:29 PM, Priscilla said:

Seriously Russ she needs to come home to the sparkling Waitemata.
 

 

 

Signing on as crew?  Or perhaps you would like to be her new owner?  She does belong in NZ.  I've not been able to raise much interest there by contacting the Classic Yacht Association.  When I last checked, I was going to be charged an import fee for trying to return her which sort of put me off.  I'm open to ideas.  I've even gotten quotes for putting her on a freighter, about 50-thousand USD and three weeks from Tacoma to Auckland.  Is there a more appropriate area of the forum for such discussions?  It seems that this thread is fairly wide open but this is ranging off topic somewhat.

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46 minutes ago, rvich said:

Signing on as crew?  Or perhaps you would like to be her new owner?  She does belong in NZ.  I've not been able to raise much interest there by contacting the Classic Yacht Association.  When I last checked, I was going to be charged an import fee for trying to return her which sort of put me off.  I'm open to ideas.  I've even gotten quotes for putting her on a freighter, about 50-thousand USD and three weeks from Tacoma to Auckland.  Is there a more appropriate area of the forum for such discussions?  It seems that this thread is fairly wide open but this is ranging off topic somewhat.

Hah the last thing we need in our lives is a rather splendid piece of kauri.

The Admiral has undergone the first of two major surgeries and will be laid up for some considerable time.

The Classic Yacht Charitable Trust which differs from the CYA may well be worth contacting regarding repatriating Leda.

https://www.classicyachtcharitabletrust.org.nz/trust_boats.htm?boat_id=16

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Beneteau First 24 fresh from the builders, still in her shipping cradle.

As I approached, my first impression was that it was really small. If you had covered up numbers and asked me to guess, I would have said 20 feet. 

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15 minutes ago, SemiSalt said:

 

Beneteau First 24 fresh from the builders, still in her shipping cradle.

As I approached, my first impression was that it was really small. If you had covered up numbers and asked me to guess, I would have said 20 feet. 

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Were it not for that centreboard slot, it could almost look like a 14'er, in that first shot. ;-)

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15 hours ago, foiledin74 said:

Just cruised by this in Maine:

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Ah, Cangarda.  When the owner found it, it looked like this:

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Being a glutton for this sort of thing, his previous restoration started out looking like this:

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Which is also a boat worthy of admiration.  If memory serves it is no longer a real P-class boat with the addition of the jackyard topsail, but who cares, really?  Sailed many years without an engine, but may have one now.  I seem to vaguely recall seeing a prop on it last time I saw her in the yard, but could be mis-remembering.  I do know it was a shockingly long way from the ground to deck level....

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18 hours ago, foiledin74 said:

Just cruised by this in Maine:

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Yeah, she's around. You're not far away, we're waiting out the rain in Center Harbor. 

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5 hours ago, kimbottles said:

Our oldest son bought her and she is now rafted to Tim Kernan’s “sailor’s motorboat” for the weekend.

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Love at first sight dor me. Glad I am '000 miles away, o.w. would be very tempted to try to get hold of it. 

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This one was used in the filming of "The Great Gatsby" with Leonardo Dicaprio and she's just a short walk from Kolibri's slip. 

 

 

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On 8/30/2020 at 12:53 AM, Hukilau said:

Paging Sterling Hayden, Mr. Sterling Hayden.  Your yacht is now ready....

Wow. Lovely boat for the money.

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6 hours ago, Kolibri said:

This one was used in the filming of "The Great Gatsby" with Leonardo Dicaprio and she's just a short walk from Kolibri's slip. 

 

 

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Beautifully restored, based in Pittwater for years, for sale for a long time. Now off to the US.

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