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Oh Nellie! What a well preserved old gal.
Point of information, if one finds themselves anywhere near Bristol R.I. on Narragansett Bay stop at the
Herreshoff Museum...what a treat, many examples of
both large and small, sail and power. Can board most
boats. Had to beg the wife and kids to stop for a hour a few years ago...and could not get them away...we closed
the place down at the end of the day.
 

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Nellie was in the shed at Warren Pond Boatworks being completed when my own boat was brought in and placed inches beside her for its own refit. I could literally straddle the transoms for a few months.

What struck me is how different and similar these two boats could be, each 46', 12' beam and 7' draft, yet 70 years and eons apart in philosophy. I am lucky enough to benefit from her same craftsmen (Bob Eger) and many of her design and material choices. They look just as timely in a vintage '71 IOR racer being refit for cruising. Although my boat is aluminum, it may as well now be a Herreshoff on the interior. Nellie is hardly in original configuration below but we all make compromises for personal taste!

IMO, Bob and Mark (Jonathon and Tom, etc.) at WPB put a lot of sweat and talent into Nellie and deserve a tad more recognition for that effort than they receive in the write ups by the general contractor.
 
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