OK I'm stumped....

Dan33

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We just got back from delivering a friends boat to a marina where she winters....and further down the pier pier see another mast, an oddity in that harbor, so I investigated.

I found this odd little boat. I have never see it on the lake, and have no idea what it is....it almost looks like some type of powerboat conversion.

Any ideas??

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sailman

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Fairey Atalanta, designed by Uffa Fox, hot moulded by Fairy Marine - to use the technology developed for the Mosquito "wooden wonder" bomber. Owners association: http://www.atalantaowners.org.uk/

The inspiration:

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Ding Ding Ding! Winner!

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also an interesting side note:

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'From Russia With Love' - Sean Connery (007) and Co-Star Daniela Bianchi on board the huntress, along with Ian Anderson (wearing the tie), now a well known yacht designer.

Photo Courtesy of Peter Twiss

 
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MisterMoon

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I saw one for "free" a couple of years ago. Knowing what "free" really means when it comes to boats, I made the always prudent choice to let it go. But ever since then I've been intrigued by these funky little boats. This one looks particularly nice. I'd love to see more pictures!

 
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Dan33

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This is all the rest...

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Dan33

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If you look close there seems to be some type of furling(??) on the under side of the boom.

Who would have suspected a unique boat up here on our humble little lake. I may have to look into this a bit more.

 
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familysailor

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Cool boat!

My first thought was 50's Sci-fi.

If Buck Rogers owned a sailboat this would be it...........

Re: Furling system-- I think the boom rotates and the sail wraps around it. Hardware attached to the long bronze rod below and parallel to the boom..... or not?

 

floating dutchman

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WOW cool find Gate, I've never seen anything like it!

My first thoughts on the design is that it looks like a cool climate boat, More emphasis seems to be sheltered cockpit (in the days before dodgers) and interior space than deck space. and the 60's look that somehow they have managed to make a lovely looking boat out of.

WAY COOL BOAT!

 

Ajax

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I really like it. I'd love to know how it sails, ie- how fast, how well does it point, does it sail comfortably, etc. I see that the shrouds are way out there, so maybe it doesn't point well, but who knows?

 
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