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Re: Bob Perry's take on Wolfenzee's dream boat
That 30 square meter is a beautiful boat. I am always fascinated at how different designers handle double ender sterns. When you look at traditional work watercraft in North America (like Tancook Whalers or Whale boats) they seem pretty fine while Scandinavian derived sterns seem much fuller.
The 30 square meter stern almost looks like a Starling Burgess bow.
Close.. it's an Uffa Fox design (remember him?), tweaked by the original owner for local conditions.
With Australia having no notable ("big name") naval architects pre-WWII, people looked elsewhere - Fife, one or two Kiwis and then Laurent Giles were favorites. Uffa Fox's books on racing yacht design were also very popular out here and quite a number of people built boats to his lines straight out of the books.. Seriously.
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"
Last edited by Classic30; 07-11-2013 at 11:59 PM.