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Old 20-08-2009, 08:55   #46
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Wow. Did you do that work yourself?

Does she single-hand comfortably (in a blow)? I'm guessing she's about 15 tons.

I'm asking because I have this ever-nagging desire to trade up to a Finisterre clone (or a bit bigger... there seem to be quite a few that were stretched to 42'-45'), but I'm scared of big wood boats (out of ignorance).
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Old 20-08-2009, 09:20   #47
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Wow. Did you do that work yourself?
Good God, no. But I do everything else. It really was a once-per-lifetime job so the time vs. $ calculation worked out.

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Does she single-hand comfortably (in a blow)? I'm guessing she's about 15 tons.
18 net for the documentation (30-35k lbs actual depending on who's measuring). She is the best heavy weather boat I've even been on- very strong and forgiving. (and very fast ) As to singlehanding, I don't have the lines set up for that, but she's very mannerly in heavy weather so I wouldn't have a problem with that.

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I'm asking because I have this ever-nagging desire to trade up to a Finisterre clone (or a bit bigger... there seem to be quite a few that were stretched to 42'-45'), but I'm scared of big wood boats (out of ignorance).
IIRC Finisterre is a centerboarder and I'm not a fan of those for ocean sailing, but a well built 40+foot wood hulled boat if maintained would be fine.
Here's one that's built like ours. I can recommend Bob Derecktor's build techniques without qualification:
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Old 20-08-2009, 10:01   #48
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My family just bought a Herreshoff 12.5 that is back East. I am dying to go back there and sail it.
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