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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

In a few weeks I'll be retired. One of the first projects I'll look into is building a nesting stitch and glue dinghy that with fit my davits and be able to go on the foredeck when passaging without severely obstructing vision. The Walker Bay works fine but I can't row the thing at all. Nor can you reasonably fly fish from it.

Bob- Have you ever drawn something that might work? The plans on the internet are fairly inelegant. What I would really like is something that invokes the sensibilities of a small Whitehall.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

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No I have not. I think you need the PT 11 nesting dinghy by Russell Brown.
It comes in kit form and it is a fabulous rowing and sailing dink. Check it out.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Try Whitehall Reproductions in Victoria. Class act .
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The Whitehall is drop dead gorgeous but I need to take my world with me. Will measure the foredeck for the R Brown kit. Tx. Bob
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

For small and pretty I like:

Eastport Pram -- Ultra-light 8-foot Rowing and Sailing Dinghy -- The Perfect Cruising Tender!
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

have a look at the Chameleon nesting dinghy by Danny Green.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Just for a bit more thread drift there were 8 modern strip planked boats at Antigua Classic Regatta. They had their own class.

Designed by Sean MaMillan and built by Spirit Yachts.

The 46 is one of the prettiest modern boats around. Kind of a mini J.
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Just for a bit more thread drift there were 8 modern strip planked boats at Antigua Classic Regatta. They had their own class.
Shhh... "Modern" isn't a word you say too loudly around those folks - it's "Spirit of Tradition"...
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Just for a bit more thread drift there were 8 modern strip planked boats at Antigua Classic Regatta. They had their own class.

Designed by Sean MaMillan and built by Spirit Yachts.

The 46 is one of the prettiest modern boats around. Kind of a mini J.
On that subject, comes an interesting article:
Dream boats: the masters of wooden yacht building - Telegraph

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"Above a certain size wooden boats are actually lighter than composite boats, even exotic composites like carbon fibre. Our 100ft boat came in at 48 tonnes; a boat that size in carbon fibre would be closer to 70 tonnes," says McMillan.
Hmm... I'm surprised to hear that.
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On that subject, comes an interesting article:
Dream boats: the masters of wooden yacht building - Telegraph



Hmm... I'm surprised to hear that.
Thanks for that article. Wonderful. Along the same lines, I highly recommend Michael Ruhlman's book "Wooden Boats". It showcases the value of a modern wooden boat through the story of the Benjamin and Gannon boatyard on Martha's Vineyard. For anyone who loves the art, craft and mystique of wooden boats, especially sailboats.
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