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Old 01-06-2012, 07:37   #1
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Question of the Month with Ted Brewer

I recently started a new series on my blog titled "Question of the Month with Designer Ted Brewer". As the name implies, Ted has agreed to answer a design/sailboat related question or two on just about a monthly basis. This month I asked him to tell me about a few of his favorite personal designs. You can read all about his third favorite all-time design is Mystic, here. We'll be following up sometime next week with his second all-time favorite design.
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Old 01-06-2012, 16:24   #2
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Re: Question of the Month with Ted Brewer

Great story, well told! I look forward to the next one.

Please post a note here when it is on line, and thanks for setting this in motion.

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Old 01-06-2012, 17:20   #3
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Re: Question of the Month with Ted Brewer

Jim - Thanks for the feedback. Ted obviously has a wealth of information to share and is a pleasure to work with. I feel fortunate that he has agreed to collaborate on my website.
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Re: Question of the Month with Ted Brewer

Mr. Brewer's opinions and advice are always interesting. Look forwardto following the series.
Thanks for the heads-up.
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Re: Question of the Month with Ted Brewer

I've now posted Ted's second response about his second all-time favorite personal design. This time he writes about Black Velvet II, a 43 footer that later lead to the Whitby 42 and Cape North 43 and eventually several other center cockpit cruisers. Here's the story: Question of the Month with Designer Ted Brewer (#2): Black Velvet II
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Re: Question of the Month with Ted Brewer

Another interesting story. And for sure, Black Velvet is a beaut boat... but to the layman, it is hard to see much connection between her and the Whidby 42. The latter, while well respected in the cruising fleet for commodious volumes below decks, are also noted to be pretty poor performers, especially upwind.

Since our Insatiable II shares Black Velvet's construction (strip planked w/frp inside and out) we are happy to hear that she is still sailing. I-2 is only 21 years old with around 100k sea miles, so it sounds like we might get a few more years and miles out of her!.

Thanks to you and to Ted for doing all this.

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Re: Question of the Month with Ted Brewer

Just posted the 3rd response from Ted in this series about his favorite personal designs. This time Ted shares the very interesting story of the Goderich/Huromic 35, including details about radius bilge designs for metal boats and the epic circumnavigations that have taken place on the Goderich 35. Here's the post: Question of the Month with Designer Ted Brewer (#3: Goderich/Huromic 35)
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Re: Question of the Month with Ted Brewer

I'll be back to read them later, particularly as we're about to pull the trigger on a CT 54 that he and Bob Perry designed in the 80s.
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Old 16-10-2012, 06:11   #9
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Re: Question of the Month with Ted Brewer

I just posted the latest in my "Question of the Month with Ted Brewer" series. In this post, Ted shares 50 Years of Cruising Sailboat Evolution and gives his perspective on the inspiration and history of cruising boat designs leading up to what we see on the market today. Enjoy!

Here's quick quote from Ted's guest post:
"The trunk cabin is streamline akin to a Buck Rogers rocket ship but, to me, such radical streamlining seems to be somewhat unnecessary on a vehicle that will rarely travel faster than a man can run."
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Re: Question of the Month with Ted Brewer

Thanks for this. A good friend owns one of the four Huromic/Goderich 40s made (his is cutter-ketch rigged) and they are brilliant boats. I think Bob Wallstrom, Ted's partner in the late '70s, handled that one.

The Goderich 35 is also an excellent, ground-breaking design. I considered buying one but it's a little small for my plans.
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