Coolboats to admire

Sailbydate

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I've been following the Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out and have found that a number of cool boats end up on this thread - by accident or design (so to speak).

I thought it might be time to start a dedicated thread for cool boat designs as well.

Of course 'cool' is very much a subjective construct, so I guess some Uglyboats will end up in the Coolboat thread as well. Only fair I guess.

I've long been an admirer of traditional wooden boats and so here's a design by Canadian, Paul Gartside of a 30 foot Cutter, which I dream of having built, someday. Could get a whole lot of modern, light displacement flyer for the same outlay I guess - but it just wouldn't tug at my heartstrings in quite the same way.

She carries a lot of rag for her displacement. Paul has given her a bit more beam in an updated version of the design, so she stands up a bit better in a breeze apparently.

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bljones

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Great idea for a thread, sailby. i agree with you that there is likely gonna be some overlap between coolboats and uglyboats.

This thread needs a wall.

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kimbottles

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but then we'll just have Bob putting boats where he wants them high on the wall where our resident midget can't reach.
Oh yeah, that's a risk.......but Bob seems to know what's cool and what's not cool, so maybe it will turn out OK after all...........

 

Tucky

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Dick Newick's "Spark" design belongs on any cool wall, assuming multihulls are allowed. This is the best picture I can quickly find, maybe Jim Conlin will post more.

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Ishmael

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I saw this really cool boat anchored off Montague Harbour, all his anchors are painted red. ;)

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They were good enough to not run their generator while we were anchored close.

 

Sailbydate

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I saw this really cool boat anchored off Montague Harbour, all his anchors are painted red. ;)

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They were good enough to not run their generator while we were anchored close.
Ha, ha. Thanks, Ishmael. This boat is exactly the reason I started this Coolboat thread. She ended up in the Uglyboat thread, I think because a point was made about slack rigging. But, I think we all agree Cresset (launched in 1929, apparently) is a sweet sloop (or is that cutter?).

 

JBE

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If the slack rigging remark is about the jib, thats what you do. Its a flying jib on a wire or spectra luff, probably on a wykham martin or modern version furler of the same type( like a code zero furler). Especially if its the old type which it may well be, they furl better if you dump a little halyard. And at rest ... well its just like slacking off backstay on a modern fractional, takes all the fore and aft rig tension out. Old boats like that , it gives the garboard some time to straighten up.

 
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Sailbydate

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Here's another Coolboat. The New Zealand 'P Class' designed in 1923. I pestered my parents until I got one of these when I was 13 or so (a few years ago now) and learnt to sail in her. Spindrift Spy she was called. I forget her sail number, but she is probably still sailing around NZ somewhere.

Many young Kiwi sailors invest a couple of seasons racing these great little boats, before stepping up to other classes.

Big rig for a small boat (Length: 7' 7" - Sail Area: 45 sq ft ), which is more than a handful downwind in a blow.

Don't know who the young guy is, sailing this 'P', but maybe he's on an America's Cup boat by now!

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Bob Perry

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I like quality antiques. I really like CRESSET.

As for "antique reproductions"? They never work if you know what you are looking at.

I really like SPARK.

 

Sailbydate

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I like quality antiques. I really like CRESSET.

As for "antique reproductions"? They never work if you know what you are looking at.

I really like SPARK.
When it comes to furniture, I prefer genuine antiques over reproductions. When it comes to classic wooden boats, not so much.

 

Schnick

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I have to go with the Bull 7000 - which could frankly fit in the ugly thread too! I have always thought this boat had one of the most clever interior arrangements out there and it looks pretty fun to sail too. I have some reservations about the companionway setup but one of these did the Oregon Offshore a couple times so it must be sort of safe-ish.

This boat gets cooler the more you look at the details - the outboard launching apparatus, the way the interior is integrated with the companionways, the cockpit layout, the 'bullhorns', its all pretty tricky stuff.

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