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Old 26-08-2008, 04:43   #76
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She is in the water.
Well done! Hope you'll still keep us up to date with the progress.
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Old 08-09-2008, 05:05   #77
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Hello, I need a full set of plans for the Lodestar, do you have them?

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Old 08-09-2008, 10:57   #78
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Hello, I need a full set of plans for the Lodestar, do you have them?

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Auther Piver's plans are part of the Newport News Mariners' Museum Special Collections.

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Copies of plans from this collection can be purchased for personal or research use only from the Library. The costs for black line copies on bond paper for personal use are listed below. (See additional information on the cost of Chris-Craft plans.)
• $5 per square foot, plus
Shipping and handling calculated at 20% of total order, $10 maximum
• Museum members enjoy a 25% discount on the cost of reproduction of plans
• A 4.5% sales tax will be charged to all Virginia residents
For conservation and copyright reasons, The Mariners' Museum reserves the right to refuse to copy any of its plans and drawings.
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Old 09-09-2008, 12:49   #79
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I do have the plans for my boat, but it would likely be more efficient to use the link Maren provided. Mine are 20 years old, and faded, as well as having some modifications noted, so they would not likely be as usefull to you as a new set.
The mast is on the ground, and we are working on rigging and related electrical. I was too exhausted to continue last weekend, so we have postponed the completion of that project until later this week. New photos next week. It has been a particularly rough few weeks at work, and since the timing meets with the launch, and the last few critical projects, I am wiped out. She floats. She runs, and all critical systems are working.
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Old 12-09-2008, 16:42   #80
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I do have the plans for my boat, but it would likely be more efficient to use the link Maren provided. Mine are 20 years old, and faded, as well as having some modifications noted, so they would not likely be as usefull to you as a new set.
The mast is on the ground, and we are working on rigging and related electrical. I was too exhausted to continue last weekend, so we have postponed the completion of that project until later this week. New photos next week. It has been a particularly rough few weeks at work, and since the timing meets with the launch, and the last few critical projects, I am wiped out. She floats. She runs, and all critical systems are working.
All I need is a copy, I will re draw them
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Old 12-09-2008, 22:45   #81
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The Newport News Mariners' Museum has shutdown for this year

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Old 13-09-2008, 04:48   #82
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The Newport News Mariners' Museum has shutdown for this year
I'm not in the country right now, but that doesn't sound right.
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Old 13-09-2008, 22:52   #83
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I'm not in the country right now, but that doesn't sound right.
The Library at The Mariners' Museum does indeed have plans for most Piver designs.
Unfortunately, we are currently in the midst of moving the library to Christopher Newport
University, and the plans will not be available for copying until we have completed the move.
The Library is scheduled to reopen to the public in its new location in early November. A
staff member will contact you again with details about the Lodestar plans at that time.

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Old 05-10-2008, 16:39   #84
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She is in the water. Rigging is done, engine runs, and just a little paint, and an interior to complete. Here is the before and after.
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Looks great Kai Nui
Lots of work but neat to see another Piver born again
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Old 06-01-2009, 20:29   #86
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Being a new-comer to this forum, I was reading thru some old threads and came upon these Arthur Piver comments.
In 1962, I think it was, Arthur stopped here in Bermuda on one of his Trans-atlantic runs. I was running the fiberglassing shop in the boatyard that was,at that time, on Darrells Island.
Those of you who have visited Bermuda may know this big island located near the entrance to Hamilton harbour, which was originally the base and hangar for the Pan-Am and British Imperial Airways (now British Airways) flying boat clippers, before and during WW11.
Arthur was sailing one of the Nimbles, I seem to recall, and was concerned that the main hull V angle forward was to shallow, causing pounding when beating.
We jacked the boat up, and he cut wedges which were thru fastened to each frame, the wedges being a point at the chine and about 2-3" at the keel. He then re-skinned over these wedges to form the now deeper V, painted her, put her in and took off.
A number of Nimbles and a Lodestar were built here in the 60s and 70s.
Never did see Arthur again--an interesting guy!!
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I (think I) recall that Arthur Piver disappeared off Mexico (‘68?) in a borrowed boat.
Does anyone if if it was one of his own designs?
It was a 24' Nugget he borrowed. He was doing a 500 mile qualifying trip for the TransAtlantic Single handed race.
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pirate Looks great Kai

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She is in the water. Rigging is done, engine runs, and just a little paint, and an interior to complete. Here is the before and after.
She looks great now Kai, have you by chance kept a record of what you spent on the reno'? I'm thinking of buying a doer-uper but it may save me money long term if I found something that cost more to buy but did not require so much work.

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Old 05-10-2009, 20:21   #89
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I just came upon your reply regarding trimaran builer Cox Marine of England. I own a trimaran cruiser with a registration stating it to be a 1980 Cox Marine. A prior owner states she was sailed from England to the US. northeastern states. She is 32' LOA with an 18 beam. I have rebuilt her and sailed her to the Bahamas for four months this year without problems.
Do you or anyone know of Cox Marine producing a boat like mine? I haven't heard or seen of one quite like her. I'll try and post some photos in the gallery.
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Hi Bruce;
I have limited knowledge on this but from what I have read I think the Cox 32 was based on Piver's AA31. I have friends who own the AA36 and AA42. If you Google "D H Clarke" you will find several books he wrote about Trimarans and his relationship with Authur Piver and Cox marine.
Does your trimaran have a single chine or double chine? The AA31 and other AA designs have double chine. This was Piver's answer to the growing popularity with round bottom designs.
He had several people who were disciple's of his and they went on to improve on his ideas.
I have a 30 (actually 28ft) ft Cross Tri now, but before that I sailed a 30 ft Nimble. I was very happy with that boat. It had a cross keel on it and even though it was not as fast as the newer F-boats and others, it did sail very well and put up with my amatuer sailing skills graciously.

Put up some pictures of your exterior and interior.

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