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|09-11-2007 08:19 PM|
|mike dryver||uspirate i've got to tell i love your cabintop ornament. really PERKS UP the boat!|
|09-11-2007 07:57 PM|
thought it might be a Roberts 341...
Hey all, thought it might be a Bruce Roberts 341... But, alas, I was wrong.
|09-06-2007 05:18 PM|
Raymond Richards is probably most notable for designing several offshore boats for Cheoy Lee (32, 38, 39, & 41) the Haida 26, and several boats for Ranger boats of Kent ( R26, R24, R20 ).
I own a R24, she's a sweet, well mannered little keel boat. The R20s around here have a cult following and still race one design despite their smaller numbers. A lot of folks I've talked to here in the PNW know about him, probably due to Ranger Boats.
|09-06-2007 04:02 PM|
I was starting to foam at the mouth with each new PSC suggestion.
|09-05-2007 12:05 PM|
|stevemac00||I didn't catch it. Great job. I believe most were owner finished boats - kinda custom as I recall. They've sailed around the world. There's an active Alajuela list on sailnet - the other one. There's a great guy on list named Rod Jermaine who helped build them and has a lot of information - he's helped a lot of people with his knowledge.|
|09-05-2007 08:57 AM|
It is the little sister to the much better known Alajuela 38, a cutter rigged, full-keeld double ender based on Atkin's Ingrid ketch (which in turn was based on the Archer lifeboat designs). They were popular in the late-70's, back during the Westsail era, and built in So. California too. We have a couple 38's moored at our marina.
I know even less about the 33. We passed one once about ten years ago while circling for a mooring in Annapolis. The bowsprit was suspicious, and in response to my hale the owner confirmed the make and model of the boat. Alajuela had earned a well deserved reputation for high quality metal fabrication, including cleats, gudgeons, portlights etc in bronze, and nice solid stainless work on the bowsprit/platforms. In the OP's photo, the sprit design was the giveaway.
I'm not sure when Alajuela closed-up, probably in the late-70's or early 80's. Someone on the list can probably fill-in the details.
|09-05-2007 12:15 AM|
Originally Posted by JohnRPollard View Post
|09-04-2007 11:57 PM|
Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
|09-04-2007 11:45 PM|
He said it was a Ray Richards design out of California.
Originally Posted by camaraderie View Post
|09-04-2007 11:37 PM|
|camaraderie||Congrats John...Alleluja 33 ....stumped the rest of us! Do you know who did the design or anything about the boat?|
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