Gorgeous boats. Designed as an Oly class in 1929. Narrow beam, low-slung, wet, and a double handful of hell downwind. They'll punch thru surprisingly nasty seas. Lots of strings, awesome bruises, and a devoted following of hardcore sailors.
Home page for Int'l Dragon class HERE. The Dragon gets my blood up! Heh -- we bought a blown out old spinnaker for our SJ21 from Minney's, just to practise with. It's off a Dragon, North American Champion's boat apparently. You can see the Olympic cut to the spi in the website photos, and the difficulty keeping the bottom open on such a narrow boat. Makes for some exciting runs!
Edit: didn't become an Olympic boat til 1948. Frolic's right -- it is of the Meter Boat kin, tho the overhangs are less ridiculous. Here's some Int'l 6-Metres:
10-19-2009 10:53 AM
Cool pic! I didnt' think it was a very large boat. I'd like to build it traditonal with carvel planked hull, timbers etc,
I'm pretty sure it's the boat. i got the name from the wooden boat forum.
I like the look of those a lot.
10-19-2009 12:38 AM
I'm interested in knowing what boat it is also, in fact i found your query on the net just now while searching for it and registered just so i could sit here and gush out about how great that boat looks. i want to build it.
I already build wood strip kayaks so...somebody help us out"
10-18-2009 07:59 PM
Does anyone know what's the make and model of the wooden sailboat that is part of the Outback Steakhouse commercial?