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  1. Bob Perry

    52.5' LOA motor sailer project

    Here are some images of the new 52.5' LOA motor sailer we are working on right now. This 3D work was done by Will Porter, a member of the design team. Also working with me on this challenging project is Neil Racicot and Tim O'Connell. The black shapes in the topsides are freeing ports.
  2. Bob Perry

    The Excellence in Yacht Design series will host Kiwi designer Kevin Dibley

    Friday 12-10 on the Robert Perry fan Club FB page Kevin Dibley will be our guest with a presentation of his work. This will be the 7th presentation in this series. I just kind of made up the idea one morning. I thought it would be fun and add some spice to my fan club page which was becoming a...
  3. Bob Perry

    Excellence IN YACHT Design series episode no. 6 with Julian Everett

    Here is the link to Julian's presentation. It went very well and Julian stayed and answered questions for two hours.
  4. Bob Perry

    Link to Ron Holland video presentation has been posted

    Go to the EXCELLENCE IN YACHT DESIGN thread here on SA for the link.
  5. Bob Perry

    Excellence in Yacht Design Video series: today Ron Holland

    Today will be the 5th presentation in the Excellence in Yacht Design series being hosted by my fan club on Facebook. Today's guest will be Ron Holland. The presentation begins at noon Pacific Standard Time. I suspect it will go for 2 hours. The presentation will be available on Youtube later if...
  6. Bob Perry

    Excellence in Yacht Design video series

    Today will be the 5th presentation in the Excellence in Yacht Design series being hosted by my fan club on Facebook. Today's guest will be Ron Holland. The presentation begins at noon Pacific Standard Time. I suspect it will go for 2 hours. The presentation will be available on Youtube later if...
  7. Bob Perry

    R.I.P. Laurie Davidson

    I don't want this to get lost: Taking it quiet today after an email from Ron Holland this morning letting me know my old pal of 35 years, Laurie Davidson had passed. I met Laurie when he stopped by my Ballard office one day unannounced. I was working on the lines for LOON and Laurie had never...
  8. Bob Perry

    R.I.P. Laurie Davidson

    My good friend and skilled designer Laurie Davidson has died. I just got an email from Ron Holland. Here is a photo taken two years ago of Ron, Laurie and I when we got together for a day at my shack. We ate well and drank even better. It was a great day of endless yacht designer bull shit...
  9. Bob Perry

    R.I.P Ted Brewer

    Carol Hasse called me yesterday. She had bad news. My old friend and mentor Ted Brewer had died Thursday. Ted died peacefully at home. Ted will be missed by many.
  10. Bob Perry

    R.I.P. Ted Brewer

    My friend and well known yacht designer Ted Brewer died peacefully at home on Thursday.
  11. Bob Perry

    Carbon Cutter No. three launched last week.

    Three down and one to go. Boats are being kept as close to identical as possible including the paint job.
  12. Bob Perry

    I like emails like this

    Hi Bob, We are still having success against the Melges 32's, Farr 30's and custom Hick 30's Dovell etc... everyone loves the boat. You did a great job - thanks Bruce https://www.sail-world.com/photo/309314
  13. Bob Perry

    Westerly Marine is shutting down

    I got an email yesterday saying that Steve and Lynn at Westerly have decided to call it quits. I suspect retirement was coming but I hate to see such a great yard close. They built four of my boats and they did a fabulous job.
  14. Bob Perry

    In TWA how close to the wind can a TP 52 sail effectively?

    How high can you point in a TP 52 in "normal" conditions, measured in True Wind Angle? Thanks.
  15. Bob Perry

    conversation starter

    Here's CRUISING WORLD's updated 2019 list of 40 best cruising boats. I like it. Figured you CA guys neeeded something new to talk about. https://www.cruisingworld.com/sailboats/40-best-sailboats/
  16. Bob Perry

    Eight Bells Mark Lindsay

    Sorry to read this morning of the death of Mark Lindsay. Mark worked for Dick Carter at the time I was there. He was a lot of fun, high energy. He had a unique drafting style involving a lot of free hand lines. It was very effective. Magazine articles of Carter designs would say "from the...
  17. Bob Perry

    Flying your ensign while racing

    Is it ever "proper" to fly the ensign while you are racing? Does it matter if you fly it off the backstay or the pole? I have always thought you never flew the ensign while racing.
  18. Bob Perry

    help identifying this boat

    Can anyone identify this boat? mystery 2 by robert perry, on Flickr
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