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  1. Bob Perry

    Coolboats to admire

    Jon: It just feels right to me and it's not difficult to build. It's simply a matter of the right foil and thickness ratio and the amount of balance I want considering the proportions of the boat. I don't think a more elliptical shape would have any benefits at all on this boat and as Longy...
  2. Bob Perry

    Coolboats to admire

    Work continues on the 52.5" motor sailer. Client will visit several Maine yards next month. This 3D work is by Will Porter. And yes, there will be portlights in the back side of the PH. Will has just not got around to modelling them yet.
  3. Bob Perry

    What became of Gig Harbor's famous sailor?

    Yeah, he was almost as weird as the guy who reported his own suicide in Friday Harbor. We have had some weirdo's here over the years. Maybe we need a SA Hall of Shame.
  4. Bob Perry

    Flying tiger spreaders

    Best I can do is to provide the rig drawings.
  5. Bob Perry

    Coolboats to admire

    BLUE PEARL 105 Video made by Vancouver designer Ivan Erdevicki. Ivan has worked with me on many projects over the years. https://vimeo.com/26made/review/707827324/d4a7844d9a
  6. Bob Perry

    52.5' LOA motor sailer project

    Conga rats Chester. She is really cute. Now it's your job to spoil her rotten. Pay attention, time flies. My Violet is 5'5" and 10 years old now.
  7. Bob Perry

    52.5' LOA motor sailer project

    Zonks: He'd know the first time he ran aground.
  8. Bob Perry

    52.5' LOA motor sailer project

    ACC: I had checked the line of site for the person sitting in the jump seat. The wife of the owner. I wanted to be certain she had a clear view ahead. I find it's the kiss of death to almost be able to see out a big window. They cruise as a couple with a dog. Many of the comments assume there...
  9. Bob Perry

    52.5' LOA motor sailer project

    Acc: I believe I have all the points you mentioned covered. I did not work for Steve Seaton. I am a real fan of Steve's work. The decision to be made today is to stay wit the fold down foot rest, which will fit into a recess in the bhd to be flush, or to go ahead and raise the sole to port...
  10. Bob Perry

    52.5' LOA motor sailer project

    Mucking around with the pilot house arrangement for the 52.5' motor sailer this morning. Thinking about the comfort of Ms. Pauline Puget, the first mate. I made the seat wider and deeper. I also added a substantial "pseudo sole" instead of that silly bar I had for a footrest before. There will...
  11. Bob Perry

    52.5' LOA motor sailer project

    I've been mucking around with the pilot house seating. You guys got me thinking. I thought I had thunk enough but I was wrong. That seat will be up 90% of the time. I need it big enough for the first mate and the 45 lb. dog. I need a substantial foot rest, a "pseudo sole". There is headroom...
  12. Bob Perry

    52.5' LOA motor sailer project

    Pom: No it is not. That was never a client requirement. It would take major changes to their layout to make that work.
  13. Bob Perry

    52.5' LOA motor sailer project

    ACC: Nice axes. I have a Rick 12 string I never play. I don't play any of my plug in guitars anymore except my basses. The dogs don't like it. For fun I play a couple of flat tops. Tim O'Connell took my 1964 Guild D50 Hoboken factory build home to "restore" it. It's been through the wars since...
  14. Bob Perry

    52.5' LOA motor sailer project

    JonB: Yes, I draw the lines, with the aid of my computer. I love coming up with a new hull. I do all the preliminary design myself. I do working drawings for the layout deck plan and sail plan. The drawings I post here are my own. I like to design. I enjoy drawing. I'm pretty good at it. Where...
  15. Bob Perry

    52.5' LOA motor sailer project

    ACC: There is not sufficient space in this pilot house for what you suggest. We looked at many options for the layout and the layout you see is what the client wants. There is room for two to sit comfortably in the PH. The flip up seat to port can be very generous in size. This couple cruises...
  16. Bob Perry

    52.5' LOA motor sailer project

    Weds mornings are our  weekly ZOOM meetings. All is progressing well as tolerances are tightened and conflicts resolved. Neil is doing fabulous 3D work on systems and structure. Will is progressing on the 3D work on the interior and deck. Tim stays on the deck layout.
  17. Bob Perry

    Show me your blue boats!

    Jim: Come on now, do you really think Mark Mills would draw a boat like that? This is my Tayana 37 drawn 48 years ago.. I assumed people would recognize it. They built 600 of them. Mark's designs are all very high tech race boats including a very cool new foiler just launched.
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