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A land yacht (rather a Nursery yacht!)

Wasn't sure which topic to post this in...but this is the closest, I guess. A land yacht of sorts... but not Cam style.

This is the cradle by son and I built for our soon to arrive granddaughter. Apologies to TB in advance... my finishing standards are, of necessity, "far from perfect; perfect from afar" (don't have the skills or patience)

A mobile will hang from the gaff.

But it was a nice project, no plans, just pirated some basic dimensions from a web site or two and wung it from there.

"Grandma" did the quilt (and another nautically themed quilt for the crib)

This kid will be a sailor whether she wants to or not!


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Very impressive Faster and to my eyes, nicely finished. I've seen various designs of boat cradles before, but that's the first sailboat version.

Would you mind if I forwarded the pics to my son and daughter-in-law, who just had a baby boy? I think they'd both get a kick out of it.

On second thought, I would probably be asked to build one for them . . . as if I have the time. You're going to make a terrific grandpa - nice job.
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Don't let Giu see that, he'd want one.
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Is that Cetol or varnish?
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Is that Cetol or varnish?
It's actually a variety of woods, all cherry stained, and regular old Spar varnish. The sides are mahogany doorskin, the spars cedar, and the trim is actually fir/hem.

TB - thanks for your kind words... feel free to pass the pics on. (You'll find the time!!)

For Giu we'd have to add a bulb keel.....
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Faster,

Since this is the design forum, I have to ask "What is the prismatic coefficient?" With that quilt, she looks to have a high "comfort ratio".

Nice work!
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Looks like those twin keels are mounted in the wrong direction! Quick...there's still time to make the change before you splash her.
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That looks about perfect for Cam's new boat.
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Since this is the design forum, I have to ask "What is the prismatic coefficient?" With that quilt, she looks to have a high "comfort ratio".
...yeah, but that underbody.........
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Nice job. I also like the Seagull in the background.
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