Dear Laurie, we shall not forget Hugh Treharne: "The 1/4 tonner 'Seaply' (KA-101) was designed by Paul Whiting to be built in plywood. She was quoated as being lighter and with a bigger sail area than 'Magic Bus'. Skipper Hugh Treharne finished 3rd with her at the heavy wind 1978 (sailed in January 1979) Quarter Ton Cup in Japan. She was designed for light winds which were expected, and won the only light wind race by about seven minutes.", according toehttp://www.histoiredeshalfs.com/Quarter Tonner/Q Whitting Seaply.htm?fbclid=IwAR1mxxJCISzq2UM7fsfyaliUPvWRNkw2Mzcqc9Kdnt-7ec95sgY4WEkHnV8t me tell ya about Paul’s yachts,Thanks for the drawings! Well, I think Laurie Davidson got inspiration in only one single aspect from Paul Whiting, depth volume (from Light Brigade by Gary Baigent):
[SIZE=11.5pt]“But Davidson was critical, “Paul Whiting’s designs are join up the dots boats and they aren’t pretty. But it took courage to do what he did in the forward sections because, with the extreme hollow on the waterline, he had to get deep volume in that area, and that was very cleverly done. But I think the overall effect was horrific and his boats were no good unless Murray Ross was sailing them.””[/SIZE]
[SIZE=11.5pt]And that is what you see in Newspaper Taxi vs Pendragon. The original design of Waverider was roughly a scaled up version of Fun. Now compare the original design of Waverider and the modified Waverider. Davidson had to increase its displacement. Here, among other things, went for depth volume. This does not answer the question if Whiting's designs got more distorted with time, but maybe this does (Pendragon is the main subject but Riotous Assembly designed -78 is dealt with as well) and compare with Magic Bus from -76:[/SIZE]
Hehe!There will not be enough left for the landfill
Is it really that bad? Never painted plywood deck? Not even me could do something like that...Looks like a never painted plywood deck with some serious delam showing on the underside in one of those pics.
That boat appears to need a complete reconstruction, not just a restoration..
O dear, this painful to see. When was Alley Kan scrapped? Just found this info: