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Old 17-09-2016, 06:44   #16
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Bilge Keeler's Rock..
Delivered a 64ft bilge keeler across the Atlantic this year.. she did 6kts in 12kts of breeze.. but then Laurent Giles was one hell of a designer.. every knuckle bow Westerly is to his hull designs.
And.. should one run aground.. brew up and get the cake out, sit in the cockpit and look like you meant it..
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Bilge Keeler's Rock..
Delivered a 64ft bilge keeler across the Atlantic this year.. she did 6kts in 12kts of breeze.. but then Laurent Giles was one hell of a designer.. every knuckle bow Westerly is to his hull designs.
And.. should one run aground.. brew up and get the cake out, sit in the cockpit and look like you meant it..
LOL!


I LOVE Laurent Giles's designs. He was really a giant of boat design. Almost unknown in the New World!

This is a 1948 Moody he designed:

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Drool!

Among many other innovations, he invented the raised saloon configuration which was later taken up by Kim Holman for his Oyster designs, and which has become the dominant type of larger cruising boat today in Europe.


This is a custom job he did in 1964:

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More than 50 years old and still worth 400k euros. And absolutely relevant and suitable for cruising today. (You can buy it: http://www.sandemanyachtcompany.co.u...acht-for-sale/)
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