I'd like to be Mark Knophler when I grow up. Maybe half Mark Knophler and half George Jones. I want to sing and play.
I really like this. I see hints of the Norseman 447 in it.Fast:
No, I had no money. I ate dog food back then as I lived right next door to the Tyrell's dog food factory. It was the cleanest factory you ever saw. Old Mrs. Tyrell would throw dented cans down to me from her balcony right next to my shack on the canal. They couldn't sell the dented cans. The stew was very good. It had actual green peas and carrots in it. John Albertson was the factory manager. John owned a Standfast 40. He was a good guy and gave me dog food by the case at times.
Here I am at 19. That black hull was done by carefully going back and forth with a drafting pen. It took a long time and was not fun. But I liked the look. Note the spade rudder on a cruising boat, the year 1965.
Wow! Have you ever tried that (very) high aspect gaff sail? I don't recall ever seeing one quite that high. Even "Leg O' Mutton" sails with vestigial gaffs don't really get that tall. Or have I missed something in my mispent youth (and hard earned old age)?No date on this one. I'd say I was 19 years old. I know exactly what I was thinking about when I drew this.
Thanks Bob, majorly majorly made my day.I published all the old drawings I scanned on my blog. Thanks to Sonadora for his patient help teaching me to blog.
I'm not sure that learning to blog is consistent with your claim to be a curmudgeon. A real one would say, "Harumph! What's a blog? Who needs it? I don't do that!" I see them all the time. They're waiting to die, which is different from living....
I published all the old drawings I scanned on my blog. Thanks to Sonadora for his patient help teaching me to blog.
I thought the CT 54 was your first built design. Have you got any other earlier ones?Tucky:
Funny you ask. Most of the "client's" names you see on the drawings are friends of mine from high school. "Hey! Can I draw you a boat? Can I" Can I""
Fred McKinnon was a Boeing engineer. He built that boat or one very similar. The boat is still around and looks great. I'm proud of it.