Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Thinking about a blue-water analog

I’m thinking about building a ocean going yacht , and have been very interested in Colin Archers “Stavanger” a rescue boat that saw service in Norway, here is a nice video of her in action http://www.woodenboat.com/wbmag/stavanger.php

I also like Bob’s Elanor is also part of the analog.


33 – 43 feet and medium displacement 5-8 thousand pounds, internal ballast, comfortable safe and relatively fast for long distance ocean capable  sailing.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Early morning Sausalito Walk

Headed out for a walk with Delta this morning, we went down Cooper Lane, turned left on San Carlos, Then took Exclesior Lane down to Harrison and then on down to Cafe Trieste for great freshly squeezed OJ and croissant.  There was this cool army boat, that had been turned into a house boat.


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Further down the warf was the Henry Rusk.IMG_0037IMG_0027

Bob had helped frame this boat about twenty years ago.  There were about a dozen professional builders under strict supervision and the eucalyptus frames were steam bent and installed in only one day!

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The boat is a nice wooden boat, however one can see the aesthetic advantages of a curved raked transom.  The existing transom is just too boxy for my liking