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After drooling over a Tayana 47 on Ebay, I thought I would pull up a list of some of your designs. This is what came up on sailboatdata.com!
BY THIS DESIGNER:
NAME/TYPE LOA First Built
English / Metric
VALIANT 40-1 (101-199) 39.82' / 12.14m 1973
ISLANDER FREEPORT 41 45.17' / 13.77m 1974
HANS CHRISTIAN 36 42.00' / 12.80m 1974
HANS CHRISTIAN 34 34.00' / 10.36m 1974
PH 41 41.00' / 12.50m 1975
ISLANDER 28 27.92' / 8.51m 1975
BYSTEDT 30 30.00' / 9.14m 1975
CT-54 54.00' / 16.46m 1975
CT-37 36.67' / 11.18m 1976
TAYANA 37 36.80' / 11.22m 1976
BABA 30 30.00' / 9.14m 1976
ISLANDER 32-2 31.96' / 9.74m 1976
ISLANDER BAHAMA 26 26.00' / 7.92m 1976
ISLANDER 26 25.83' / 7.87m 1976
MIRAGE 26 (PERRY) 26.17' / 7.98m 1976
ISLANDER FREEPORT 36 35.75' / 10.90m 1976
VALIANT 32 32.00' / 9.75m 1976
YACHTCRAFT 32 31.92' / 9.73m 1976
SUN 838 27.50' / 8.38m 1977
ISLANDER 32-3 31.96' / 9.74m 1977
ESPRIT 37 37.00' / 11.28m 1977
SUN 27 27.50' / 8.38m 1977
SUN 28 28.00' / 8.53m 1977
UNION POLARIS 36 36.25' / 11.05m 1977
VALIANT 37 37.00' / 11.28m 1977
VALIANT ESPRIT 37 37.00' / 11.28m 1978
LAFITTE 44 44.33' / 13.51m 1978
EO 36 36.00' / 10.97m 1978
CHEOY LEE 35 34.83' / 10.62m 1979
WESTSAIL 39 38.83' / 11.84m 1979
BABA 35 34.83' / 10.62m 1979
ALOHA 26 26.00' / 7.92m 1979
CHEOY LEE 44 43.80' / 13.35m 1979
POLARIS 43 42.67' / 13.01m 1979
WHITE WING 35/36 35.93' / 10.95m 1980
CHEOY LEE 48 47.83' / 14.58m 1980
NORSEMAN 447 44.58' / 13.59m 1980
NORDIC 44 43.83' / 13.36m 1980
PASSPORT 40 40.67' / 12.40m 1980
BABA 40 39.83' / 12.14m 1980
ALOHA 8.2 27.00' / 8.23m 1980
BABA 40 PH 39.83' / 12.14m 1980
ISLANDER BAHAMA 28 27.92' / 8.51m 1981
RELIANCE 37 37.00' / 11.28m 1981
VALIANT 40-2 39.82' / 12.14m 1981
NORDIC 40 39.67' / 12.09m 1981
VALIANT 47 47.00' / 14.33m 1981
GOLDEN WAVE 42 42.00' / 12.80m 1981
MARINER 39 (PERRY) 38.83' / 11.84m 1981
ALOHA 27 27.00' / 8.23m 1981
VALIANT 40 PH 39.82' / 12.14m 1981
SEAMASTER 46 46.00' / 14.02m 1982
SCORPIO 72 65.00' / 19.81m 1982
CT-65 / SCORPIO 72 64.83' / 19.76m 1982
MIRAGE 25 (PERRY) 25.17' / 7.67m 1982
MIRAGE 33 33.50' / 10.21m 1982
MIRAGE 27 (PERRY) 27.92' / 8.51m 1982
ALOHA 271 26.75' / 8.15m 1983
ISLANDER 38 C 38.00' / 11.58m 1983
MIRAGE 30 30.00' / 9.14m 1983
ISLANDER 34-2 34.33' / 10.46m 1983
MIRAGE 35 35.50' / 10.82m 1983
TATOOSH 51 51.00' / 15.54m 1983
ISLANDER FREEPORT 38 38.00' / 11.58m 1983
TAYANA 52 52.42' / 15.98m 1983
PASSPORT 47 46.58' / 14.20m 1983
PANDA 40 39.83' / 12.14m 1983
TATOOSH 42 41.83' / 12.75m 1984
NASSAU 45 45.92' / 14.00m 1984
NORDIC 34 34.00' / 10.36m 1984
TASHIBA 40 39.87' / 12.15m 1984
PASSPORT 37 37.00' / 11.28m 1984
TASHIBA 31 31.19' / 9.51m 1986
TASHIBA 36 36.00' / 10.97m 1986
TASHIBA 36 PH 36.00' / 10.97m 1986
CT-56 55.50' / 16.92m 1986
PASSPORT 41 41.33' / 12.60m 1987
MIRAGE 32 32.00' / 9.75m 1987
SOUTH PACIFIC 42 41.92' / 12.78m 1988
NORDIC 45 RS 45.33' / 13.82m 1988
TAYANA 47 CC 47.00' / 14.33m 1991
TAYANA 47 DS 47.00' / 14.33m 1991
VALIANT 42 42.00' / 12.80m 1992
PASSPORT 50 50.00' / 15.24m 1994
VALIANT 39 39.33' / 11.99m 1995
NORSTAR 44 43.83' / 13.36m 1995
NORSTAR 40 39.67' / 12.09m 1995
PASSPORT 44 45.50' / 13.87m 1995
SAGA 43 43.25' / 13.18m 1996
VALIANT 50 50.67' / 15.44m 1997
SAGA 35 36.50' / 11.13m 2000
SAGA 48 52.30' / 15.94m 2003
FLYING TIGER 10M 32.66' / 9.95m 2005

If I had James Lipton's orator skills, I may be able to come up with a satisfactory word to describe it. Just insane.

Ok, enough smooching! I thought I would ask, do you have a sentimental favorite design from this list? For some reason, the Tayana 37 cutter really draws me in. The wife loves the Babas.
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Re: Mr. Perry?

I thought the same after seeing that eBay listing.
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Re: Mr. Perry?

That is quite the list. Then again, you don't make a name for yourself (much less a living) by limiting your work product too much.
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I am a man of many fawcetts.
Thanks for the kind words.
I am not falsley modest but I am forever grateful to my many clients who have provided me with the chance to realize the dream I had as a boy.

Yep, I'd say that output was pretty impressive especially coming from a guy who was always told he'd grow up "just like Uncle Mick" my mom's twin brother, family renegade and my very favorite Uncle. But I opened my office, put my head down and I got to work and I am 67 now and still working. Slow makes avery good point. Hunger is a great motivator. I was fishing this morning and talking to my fishing buddy who is retired, He was saying how much he loves being retired. I told him that being away from my work designing boats would be hell for me. I have no other life. This is who I am, nothing more. When I go I want be found face down on the drawing board, probably the computer keyboard, with a nice sailplan in acad on the monitor.

Many thanks for compiling that list. Today I will not feel like a "boat bum".
I would love to keep adding to that list.

Do I have a sentimental favorite? The Valiant 40 got me my start. How can I not choose the Valiant 40? But they are all my children and I like them all. I do like some better than others.
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Re: Mr. Perry?

He seems to favor the end of the alphabet.
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At 18 my hero was Bob Dylan.
At 67 it's Bob Perry.
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I am a man of many fawcetts.
Thanks for the kind words.
I am not falsley modest but I am forever grateful to my many clients who have provided me with the chance to realize the dream I had as a boy.

Yep, I'd say that output was pretty impressive especially coming from a guy who was always told he'd grow up "just like Uncle Mick" my mom's twin brother, family renegade and my very favorite Uncle. But I opened my office, put my head down and I got to work and I am 67 now and still working. Slow makes avery good point. Hunger is a great motivator. I was fishing this morning and talking to my fishing buddy who is retired, He was saying how much he loves being retired. I told him that being away from my work designing boats would be hell for me. I have no other life. This is who I am, nothing more. When I go I want be found face down on the drawing board, probably the computer keyboard, with a nice sailplan in acad on the monitor.

Many thanks for compiling that list. Today I will not feel like a "boat bum".
I would love to keep adding to that list.

Do I have a sentimental favorite? The Valiant 40 got me my start. How can I not choose the Valiant 40? But they are all my children and I like them all. I do like some better than others.
As you were quoted as having said in a sailing magazine interview back in the 1970's, "I want to be the bee's knees, Jack".

If I understand the expression "Bee's Knees", you have gotten your wish.

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Nice of you to say That Cutter.
I listen to a lot of Wagner. Heroes don't always end up well. In fact,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,


Jeff:
considering the condition of my knees today that is a funny old quote.
I should have said, "I want two working knees Jack."

I think I'll go walk my dogs. They can't read the list of boats but they don't have to. They already think I am a hero. I fill my sporan with dog biscuits.
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I think the black dog has figured the treat thing out!

Thanks for the response. Not sure who compiled that list- I found it on the sailboatdata site.
A good write-up here for those of us new to the Valiant 40: The Valiant 40 Sailboat : Bluewaterboats.org

BTW I also ran across your book on design, which will be on the birthday wish list!
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I design factory automation systems....If I do it right, they last for decades.. If not, they go away in a few years...

Sometimes I find my self wondering about some of the systems I designed a long time ago, and I wonder if they are still working... If the people that use them like them... if everything is "OK"...

Do you wonder about your boats, and where they are, and about the people who sail them?
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