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Alden or Knott?

While researching the origin of my 39' Alden, I learned that she was in fact designed by Wm Daniel Knott working for Chester Crosby. I've heard that Knott worked for Alden Co. at another time. I suspect the seller called her Alden to make her more desirable.
The good news is that she's a fine, lovely vessel (if I do say so myself). And I've already spoken to the designer. I'm sending a letter today, inquiring about plans.
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See if the plans for your boat are in this book:

Amazon.com: John G. Alden and His Yacht Designs: Robert W. Carrick, Olin J. Stephens, Donald G. Parrot: Books

I bought it just to look at the pretty pictures. It really is in two parts: part 1 is a bio of Alden and his firm, along with some of his most important designs. Part 2 is a review of each one of his designs.
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Thanks. I have the book and love it. The boat was built in '68, the book only goes to the '50s. If you search Alden Yacht Designs, Nils Helleberg has the business now. She is within inches of "Sea Toy". But I spoke to Knott, he's the guy, he remembers the client and builder.
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How about a picture of your boat for us to drool over?
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Sorry, I'm old school, lousy posting skills. There's a slideshow in my thread "Fl-NY successful" posted by my IT/photo/crewman Tom.
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What forum is that thread in?
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This one, I think this section too. Click on my screen name and find my posts. There may be some on WoodenBoat forum tomorrow.
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