Coolboats to admire

MFH125

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Bingo. It's Doug Hylan design based on the Rozinante, and got the mizzen out of the cockpit.
Any difference besides the rig, Bull?

Nat Benjamin did a Rozinante inspired yawl as well.  The design is called TERN, but I believe he's built several of them.  It's got 18" more beam and fuller ends, not to mention a gaff mainsail.  Not quite as elegant as the original, in my opinion, but probably has a lot more room in the cockpit and down below.

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I propose 3 sub-categories for “cool boats”:

1) cool boats for messing about in. See the entries immediately above.

2) cool boats for offshore work.

3) cool boats that are aesthetic marvels but utterly impractical due to size, cost, or extreme design.

Or, to get it down to 2 categories:

1) cool boats I could afford to operate.

2) cool boats if somebody else paid for the upkeep, crew, berth, steaks, scantily clad models, etc.

Not that the thread should be restricted to any one of the categories above—all are nice.

 

MFH125

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I believe Doug H also added 6” to the beam.  I consider both the reworking of the mizzen and the additional beam to be very nice improvements and that it’s still a Rozinante in style, looks, character and performance.  There’s always someone who wants to pick a nit…. Doug did, and the boats are better for it.
In the words of Bill Garden: “Every boat can be improved with hindsight.”

 
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