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02-20-2012 10:27 AM
WanderingStar LOL! Backward Scooners, I love it. Wandering Star is the big sisiter of Aries, a 36' schooner built by Crosby, designed by WD Knott. WS is a ten percent enlargement, ketch rigged. I also looked at a Colvin Pinkie schooner, Rosemary Ruth, but she was a bit small. I've sailed on charter schooners Raindancer II and Grace Bailey. I'll revisit the ASA site, maybe catch up with some members at classic boat events. Thank you.
02-19-2012 10:13 AM
FishSticks Schooner love

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Thanks. I saw a pretty glass schooner in Milford this fall, and rafted with a 56' cement one in Port Jeff last fall. My boat's design was originally a schooner, mine's a ketch. I sometimes think I'd convert her if I had the money.
You appear to be a good candidate for membership in our American Schooner Association. Spend some time with us and we'll have you further convinced of the wisdom in vice versa-ing your rig. We tolerate a certain number of members with backwards schooners.
02-19-2012 09:52 AM
bljones
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Originally Posted by WanderingStar View Post
. My boat's design was originally a schooner, mine's a ketch. I sometimes think I'd convert her if I had the money.
Just swap the masts. Done!
02-19-2012 09:44 AM
WanderingStar Thanks. I saw a pretty glass schooner in Milford this fall, and rafted with a 56' cement one in Port Jeff last fall. My boat's design was originally a schooner, mine's a ketch. I sometimes think I'd convert her if I had the money.
02-19-2012 09:27 AM
FishSticks

If you love schooners feast your eyes on this 38 ft Atkin, Winfield Lash, based on his Chantey design, I believe. I happened to come across her by chance as we both arrived early one Sunday morning at Sandy Hook, and then sailed in company up the East River, close alongside Manhattan, in a race with the joggers.
02-18-2012 10:24 AM
WanderingStar A really pretty boat! Thanks for sharing. I love schooners.
02-15-2012 04:43 PM
vega1860
Well, it sounds like a cool project to me.

It may take years; it may cost more than you expect; it may not bring enough on resale to pay for itself, but it is still a very cool project.

Welcome to SailNet
02-15-2012 01:39 PM
maryjo3
Building the Little Maid of Kent

I started building the Little Maid of Kent in November of 1973. The material I used was Steel as I was a mechanic by trade and welding was done everyday. I made the wooden form out of ruff cut oak and laid it upside down. I then laid the steel sections onto the form and welded them together. The welding took ten full days and I righted the hull and removed the form. The rest of the building was finished with the help of my three sons and the patience of my wife, in the spring of 1976 and launched the boat in Apirl 1976. The time in hours approx. 2100 and the cost at launch was $5900. The first sail outside of a engine shaft bearing being to tight went perfect and the next 4 years was the most enjoyable of my life. We sailed from Lake Michigan to Lake Ontario in all kind of weather. My crew went in the service and the boat was a little much for my wife and I so I sold it in 1980. It was a joy to sail and a joy to build.
11-27-2011 11:15 AM
1833usmc
Little Maid...

I'll you scope out the area for Little Maid of Kent, if you'll
help me look for "Magpie".
11-14-2011 04:43 PM
1833usmc Glad to see you back from, 'casual company'. Hold your course and
keep us posted.
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