Coolboats to admire

Bob Perry

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Figgers:

Look at all the old S&S drawings. They always had a black hull. As far as I know there is only one way to do that in the old days.

In the 70's I began to use a press down film. I forget what it was called, Zipatone, comes to mind. I used dotted patterns and a great sheets of dark maroon Zipatone ofr the hulls. I learned this trick from Gary Mull. Maybe he learned it at S&S. You had to be really skilled with an Exacto knife to use it. It was easy to slice through the paper if you weren't careful.

Some times the good old days weren't so good.

 
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Bob Perry

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Jon:

CT54 was my first grp boat built.

I had two ferro boats built earlier, both ketches, one 49' and the other one Fred's boat at 38'.

 

sailman

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Here is a similar vintage as yours Bob. I wonder if the drafting was done by the same method?

Figgers:

Look at all the old S&S drawings. They always had a black hull. As far as I know there is only one way to do that in the old days.

In the 70's I began to use a press down film. I forget what it was called, Zipatone, comes to mind. I used dotted patterns and a great sheets of dark maroon Zipatone ofr the hulls. I learned this trick from Gary Mull. Maybe he learned it at S&S. You had to be really skilled with an Exacto knife to use it. It was easy to slice through the paper if you weren't careful.

Some times the good old days weren't so good.
 

Bob Perry

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Sailman:

That's a lovely drawing and I would suspect it is either Zipatone or ink. Probably ink.

It was a real bitch to cut a thin covestripe into Zipatone. I could do it but it was not fun.

I don't think your drawing was done by a skinny kid.

 

fastyacht

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Bob that Ferro dinghy is really cool. It reminds me of a Flying 15 except with a plumb bow... something about the sweep of the foils. As far as the rudder rake goes, I agree it looks funny now. Check out the Viper 640; it has a similar rake which I have heard they might be changing as a class.

Shit...Fastayacht beat me to it!
Wow, this thread has some great gems from Bob since I looked at it!

I think we have an original Joe Hack on Imperial Tracing Cloth, done with all that back ink, just as you say. I'll look around for it.

 

Bob Perry

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Kir:

Was lectra set that press down lettering? We did use that a few times for really big lettering on cover sheets. It was cool.

 

Jose Carumba

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Yeah, Letraset was cool. I think I still have some Zipatone and some Letraset in a drawer somewhere. Some weapons and electronics mfrs would put their radars and weapons systems on Letraset. I used them a lot back when I did that kind of stuff. Sometimes I'd goof around and put Harpoons and a Bofors on a tugboat.

 

blackjenner

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Well, I think this is cool.

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/boa/4659699305.html

CLASSIC WOODEN BOAT - $15000 (Bellingham)
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"Lagrima"
21' Draketail launch built in 2013.
The sides are 1/4" mahogany plywood and the bottom is 3/8" plywood.
The decks are red cedar over 1/4" plywood with book matched cover boards.
Engine is 4 cylinder Crosley Marine.
Includes a single axle trailer.
Located in Bellingham, WA
Excellent condition.
$15,000 - No Trades
www.bergboats.com

 

fastyacht

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It's a bit yachtified but cool nonetheless.

I guess I'm partial to the original idea:

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(Hint: I'm not impartial with this particular boat:)

 
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py26129

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I love the instrument cluster perched on the engine.

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Off Topic: Check out the cars section of the builder's Web site. Very cool car.

 
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Crash

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Beautiful boat. Might be uncomfortable in the Chesapeake or Gulf Coast in the summer with all the heat of the big ol' V-12 adding to the omnipresent heat and humidity...but I'd bet its fine in the PNW or Lake Tahoe, etc...

 
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SloopJonB

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Well, I think this is cool.

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/boa/4659699305.html

CLASSIC WOODEN BOAT - $15000 (Bellingham)
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"Lagrima"

21' Draketail launch built in 2013.

The sides are 1/4" mahogany plywood and the bottom is 3/8" plywood.

The decks are red cedar over 1/4" plywood with book matched cover boards.

Engine is 4 cylinder Crosley Marine.

Includes a single axle trailer.

Located in Bellingham, WA

Excellent condition.

$15,000 - No Trades

www.bergboats.com
I like the Drakes head shifter knob.

Shouldn't a V-12 have 3 X 4 BBL carbs? ^_^

 
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Trickypig

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