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02-18-2015 11:25 PM
nramsey
Re: Fraser Built Sailboats

Kinohi is still sailing from Vancouver as a training vessel. We took a cruise and learn on her in '89 or '90. She is set up more for off-shore racing than cruising and was a very stable boat to learn on.
I convinced my wife to join me, using the typical magazine photos of luxurious accommodations and sunny skies. I won't repeat what she said when we walked through the pouring rain into that stark interior but she came through the course with flying colours.
02-10-2015 02:06 PM
ruff
Re: Fraser Built Sailboats

Dad built the hull and deck molds for DeKleer Bros Fraser 51. He also built the hull and deck molds for the Fraser 42+41. The hull and deck for the 51 were laid up by DeKleer Bros. The hull and deck were joined together and then transported to Gibsons to where he did all the remaining work. Amazing craftsman !! He trusted no one else's work and it sparkles in "The Last Dance".

There was 3 Fraser's (originally called Vancouver 42) laid up in our Richmond 1/2 acre backyard by hand. The first one was for the designer Doug Cook named "Halloween" The second one was for my dad Gene Rufer named "Kinohi" The third was for Doug Silver named "Kompai" The DeKleer Bros then took possession of the molds.

Dad did built a T-Bird in the Richmond garage as a hobby which was a work of art of all T-Birds. I don't know if Bonnie named it "Hat Trick"
02-10-2015 01:37 PM
Faster
Re: Fraser Built Sailboats

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Originally Posted by ruff View Post
The history of the Fraser's

You can Google "DeKleer Bros" and the history will come up

Exceptionally strong boats. Designed by Doug Cook and the molds built by Gene Rufer (my father) Arbutus Coast Yachts has a Fraser 51 for sale "The Last Dance" which was the show stopper of all the sailboats at the 2015 Vancouver floating boat show.

Ruff.. didn't your dad pretty well singlehandedly complete 'The Last Dance' from a hull/deck kit in Gibsons?

btw.. a friend owned (and we sailed plenty on) your Dad's old TBird 'Hat Trick'.
02-10-2015 11:25 AM
ruff
Re: Fraser Built Sailboats

The history of the Fraser's

You can Google "DeKleer Bros" and the history will come up

Exceptionally strong boats. Designed by Doug Cook and the molds built by Gene Rufer (my father) Arbutus Coast Yachts has a Fraser 51 for sale "The Last Dance" which was the show stopper of all the sailboats at the 2015 Vancouver floating boat show.
01-15-2015 06:53 PM
erps
Re: Fraser Built Sailboats

Private message me when you firm up your arrival to the PNW
01-15-2015 07:30 AM
pattihaase
Re: Fraser Built Sailboats

Hi Ray et al. I'm still looking for the right Fraser for me. I've seen 4 of them now, but each hasn't been quite right. I'm wondering if anyone knows any others that may be for sale since the last time I was here. Also, I'm coming up to the NW this spring and would love to meet with you, Ray, and talk about Frasers in person. Please let me know if you'd be willing to do that and I'll pass on my contact info. Best, Patti
09-04-2014 09:29 AM
Faster
Re: Fraser Built Sailboats

Keep in mind that some grades of SS are slightly magnetic...
09-04-2014 03:59 AM
southbound
Re: Fraser Built Sailboats

Good idea. A carpenter's stud finder maybe. Thanks
09-03-2014 09:29 AM
erps
Re: Fraser Built Sailboats

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So it sounds like the chainplates were sometimes installed at the factory?
If he truly meant "angle iron", that is seriously scary.
Yes, DeKleer specifically spoke about his chainplate installation on some of the boats he laid up.

Yes, I know what you mean, although I know several people that call all angled metal "angle iron" whether it's made from aluminum or stainless steel. Seems like a magnet or a handheld compass held adjacent the hull where the chain plates are ought to tell the story.
09-03-2014 03:46 AM
southbound
Re: Fraser Built Sailboats

I forgot about Spencer taking over the molds. Have you heard anything about whether or not they laid the hulls up as heavily as DeKleer?

So it sounds like the chainplates were sometimes installed at the factory?
If he truly meant "angle iron", that is seriously scary. I wish I could get this boat out of my head. It sounds like trouble but she's still reeling me in.
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