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Re: Wooden sailboat suggestions please

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Cool. How do you think that Morgan would be in a club race on the Ohio river
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Re: Wooden sailboat suggestions please

This is the Ohio River, right? I suggest a homebuilt centerboarder, some Glen-L model. She can include a little background about the old geezer that built it in his barn and died the day he was painting his wife's name (which is Ethel) on the transom. That can lead into a spinoff book.
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She's a boat, the Ohio is water right?
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Re: Wooden sailboat suggestions please

Lightning. Make it a single class race rather than a handicap event. First over wins. An old one can be bought cheap and restored. Since this is fiction it would be competitive with the new fiberglass boats; driven to the finish by the power of love.

How about a restored Seagull outboard on a bracket.
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Re: Wooden sailboat suggestions please

How about one of many Vic Carpenter boats, nice lines and some do perform..?
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How about the MC. Homemade so it could have been built anywhere. Easy to handle. Mahogany on white oak. 3.5 ft draft. And the 1965 A-4 could be a story in itself. Some pics. SailNet Community - marianclaire's Album: Marian Claire
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Re: Wooden sailboat suggestions please

There are a number of one design classes where wooden boats are still competitive. Thistles, Jets, and 505's come to mind. But these generally do not have outboards. If you want a romatic design, that might have an outboard, I would suggest that instead of a normal handicap regatta, that the race be 'classic boat' regatta which have become popular of late. These are raced in brackets (by length), Portsmouth Rule, PHRF and sometimes on a customized rating system for that specific regatta.

There are several older designs which would do very well in classic boat regattas because they are more well rounded designs than most older designs. If I wanted to chose a boat that to restore and go racing on, my favorites would be somthing like Herreshoff S boat or a Starling Burgess designed Atlantic class. The Herreshoff S is a particularly good design since there were a bunch scattered around the country and they were of particularly durable construction. They are also deceptively fast and offer a small cabin for that scene when the love interests get caught in a rain storm and so anchor, duck in the cabin to stay dry, and 'their eyes happen to meet'. If you care about authenticity, these boats often had side mounted brackets for the outboard which placed them next to the cockpit rather than on the transom.

I would avoid work boat derived designs like the 26-foot Penobscot Boat Works Lubec Sloop. They would not be very competitive unless racing other work boats, an unlikely event in Ohio. Boats like these were typically very short lived boats, built cheaply to work hard and then be disposed of.

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Herreshoff S boat pictures

Now aren't these lovely and about as perfect as a romance novelist might ever wish to see...The historic shot would make a great cover picture....


[IMG]S Boats racing[/IMG]

[IMG]S-boat under sail[/IMG]

[IMG]Historic S Boat Photo under sail[/IMG]
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Re: Wooden sailboat suggestions please

Go to yachtworld.com, plug in the size, year, type, and other specs for a used boat and the geographical area or state and you should find a variety of makes appropriate for the setting of the novel with pictures for most if not all.
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