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|08-25-2009 11:45 AM|
|zeehag||1903 herreschoff built gaff rigged racing sloop--is a registered national historic treasure, belonged to my mothers uncle and he taught us how to sail on board her....nothing can match her..is awesome...wa sdesigned by th edesigner of schooner america for a man named reynolds......long story.......|
|08-25-2009 04:16 AM|
Soling or as a close second a Flying 15
Not the kind of boat I'd have a second look at today but back then they were superb.
Soling Yachts and the British Soling Association
Flying Fifteen (Flying 15) - Classes - Yachte.com.au
|08-24-2009 09:20 PM|
|08-24-2009 09:09 PM|
|HopeFloats||Sadler 32 - smallest boat I ever sailed...easy to single hand, F A S T! Screamed through from Seychelles to Richards Bay in South Africa in under 7 days in av. of 25-32 knots. Hung on by my fingernails, hardly touched the sails and helm and could have kept going. Performance sailboat with a reputation built on transatlantics and a number of circumnavigations. Most well know in the UK and amongst South Africans and New Zealanders. Thanks for the thread, haven't thought of that trip in years.|
|08-24-2009 01:02 PM|
1968 Contest Sloop
This Dutch built sloop was a beauty. Fiberglass hull like nothing made today with wooden mast. Fast and lovely.
|07-24-2009 02:00 PM|
If you must know
The most amazing boat I ever sailed on was a 51' Bud Mcintosh designed wooden schooner name Pisces. She was owned by the parents of one of my friends and we sailed her all over the North East in good and bad weather. It took the whole family to sail her, plus guests.
She sailed like you can only dream about and even did well in light air. She sailed the way only a woodie can. If you've never sailed a wooden boat then you can;t and will never understand... She had that musty but nautical cologne like smell that only a wood can develop and I can still smell it.
Pisces was lost on an uncharted reef down south. Word is she was recovered and restored but to this day we don't know what her new name is or where she is.
This is the closest sister ship to her though Pisces had even more pleasing lines and a little more beam sail plan and deck layout were virtually identical though (Photo courtesy Panbo):
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|07-24-2009 09:27 AM|
Pics would be great of Lola and the Gallant Ketch.
|07-24-2009 08:44 AM|
My vote for the sweetest boat I've ever sailed on is a 1968 53 foot Gallant ketch, designed by Van de Stadt and constructed by Southern Shipyards, "Alaunt", chartered for a day-sail out of Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI. This boat originally belonged to the Royal Governor of Bermuda and was used by him in trans-oceanic races. We sailed to St. John with one reef in a fresh breeze and the boat cut through the waves like a hot knife through butter - "sea kindly" doesn't begin to describe how it shouldered its way through a considerable chop. The fit and finish both above deck and below were impeccable.
But for the Chesapeake, where I sail, I'll take my own boat with a 5ft. draft, as "Alaunt", and her 52 sisters, have a draft of 7ft which would limit access in skinny water.
|07-23-2009 10:33 PM|
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|07-23-2009 10:10 PM|
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