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Old 06-06-2010, 21:03   #61
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Yeah that ganley snowbird has been for sale for a while, there was a guy on the origami forum that was thinking about getting that there was some discussion about ganleys, nothing bad said from what I remember, I believe Brent Swain said it was the inspiration for his design or something like that.
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Old 06-06-2010, 21:20   #62
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Heres a Brent Boat:

1985 Custom Brent Swain Sloop Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

This one in Alaska is loaded and ready:

1983 Caroff Vulcan Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

Im checking out the lovely junk again...
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Old 06-06-2010, 21:26   #63
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I waited to post as i figured Bob would for sure comment on this thread.

Anyway if it were me Id get it from the horses mouth...No finer Home built example exists AFAIC.

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Old 06-06-2010, 23:56   #64
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Wow, if I didn't already have a steel boat... this is intriguing. I don't know the design lineage, and it's anything but cozy... but this is built like a ship (at least based on appearances; I can't tell much about construction quality or scantlings.

1998 Van Geils Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

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Old 07-06-2010, 02:11   #65
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While we are on the subject of home built steel boats, I came across a build blog last year but cant remember where I saw it and would love to read it again.

Ive got a feeling I saw pics on here and that lead me to the blog but ive looked and looked.

Story was - guy was early 20s and single when he started building from a plan on an old factory.
30 something years later they had knocked out the end wall to tow it out and by then he was married with 2 daughters who had both gone to uni, one married. He not only did all the steelwork but the woodwork too.

On lauch day the whole town turned out to help and watch. The boat was simply gorgeous

Can you remember reading this blog and if so, please post a link as its good info and inspiration for us all.
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Oh you lil beauty, thats the very one.

Yeah, its been a large weekend and im still floundering. Killed a few brain cells in the sun I guess.

Thats my day rearranged, cos im gonna have to read it over again.
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Old 07-06-2010, 04:34   #68
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Thanks Scott and Anjou; the boat is back in the water and I've been aboard non stop without internet access until this morning here at work, and now no time. The feel of solidity steel gives and the satisfaction of building your own is hard to describe... just do it. More later.

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Thanks Scott and Anjou; the boat is back in the water and I've been aboard non stop without internet access until this morning here at work, and now no time. The feel of solidity steel gives and the satisfaction of building your own is hard to describe... just do it. More later.

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Oh my. A message from my very own hero.
I cant wait to follow in your footsteps and will definitly steel some inspiration from your awsome project.
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Wow, if I didn't already have a steel boat... this is intriguing. I don't know the design lineage, and it's anything but cozy... but this is built like a ship (at least based on appearances; I can't tell much about construction quality or scantlings.

1998 Van Geils Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

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Yeah, I saw that, it appealed to a certain part of me. Then there was a steel Hershoff Marco Polo but I can't seem to find it right now.

Then there is the guy who is building the Colin Archer double ender in lapstrake aluminum. I don't know how he is doing but he had turned it the last time I looked a couple of months ago.
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If you ever want someone with experience in welding metal boats check out this guy.

This is the Colin Archer double ender --- al lapstrake.

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yeah that guy's on the sailing anarchy blog too, noit exactly my choice of method, pretty much has combined all the work that one would have to do with a wood, fiberglass and metal boat all together.
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Wow, if I didn't already have a steel boat... this is intriguing. I don't know the design lineage, and it's anything but cozy... but this is built like a ship (at least based on appearances; I can't tell much about construction quality or scantlings.

1998 Van Geils Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

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1) I dont have a hedge fund. Im just a poor fella

2) all that red looks like toe nail polish and reminds me of an old girlfriend who dumped me for a rich lawyer.
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