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Old 14-06-2011, 01:34   #1
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Bristol Cutter Combings - Why Not ...

I absolutly love these combings and toe rails wondered if there is any reasons why I cauld not built some on my HR28??

searched the web and havent find any sloops with such costomising.
can anyone shed some light??
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Old 14-06-2011, 01:54   #2
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I see no reason why you couldn't build combings like the ones shown in the picture...of other design.
I'm a HUGE fan of customizing our boats as we see fit.
One thing to keep in mind is resale value...some customizing enhances and some detracts....if you do a nice job in both the workmanship and design, I think it adds value.
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I see no reason why you couldn't build combings like the ones shown in the picture...of other design.
I'm a HUGE fan of customizing our boats as we see fit.
One thing to keep in mind is resale value...some customizing enhances and some detracts....if you do a nice job in both the workmanship and design, I think it adds value.
I will but all my hart into any customising il do...this boat will never be sold again, not from me anyway

about the toe rails! do they offer any advantages over the 1in original or are they just for looks?

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Old 14-06-2011, 02:42   #4
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Re: bristol cutter combings why not...

You might be better off doing the paper trail thing and having a look at some books like the various Rudder Magazine compilations. I know I have been enjoying Herreshoff’s “Sensible Cruising Designs”. I am sure my little ship is not a H-28, but a clipper bow ketch similar the clipper bow cutter I have found drawings of. It is great to read about the artistry of these old world charm designers.
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Deeper toe rails hold more water and so need bigger scuppers. But they also catch more dropped screw drivers before they go swimming.
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Re: bristol cutter combings why not...

I own a BCC and absolutly love the high "bulwarks".

There is a space between the lowest plank and the deck, so water drains almost instantly.

They work really well for keeping things on board, including crew.
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I own a BCC and absolutly love the high "bulwarks".

There is a space between the lowest plank and the deck, so water drains almost instantly.

They work really well for keeping things on board, including crew.
Agree...I find higher toe rails very practical....
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It's a "coaming". Not a "combing". Which could only be gross stuff you got out of someones hair....


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What do the coamings on your current boat look like?
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I own a BCC and absolutly love the high "bulwarks".

There is a space between the lowest plank and the deck, so water drains almost instantly.

They work really well for keeping things on board, including crew.

these cutters ar something els...beside the obvious beauty they look functional and comphy.

thanks for sharing
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What do the coamings on your current boat look like?
heres some photos of when I optained the boat...shes dirty and needs TLC but I see potencial in her.
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It's a "coaming". Not a "combing". Which could only be gross stuff you got out of someones hair....


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Once again, I recommend Bruce Bingham's book, Sailors Sketchbook.
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Once again, I recommend Bruce Bingham's book, Sailors Sketchbook.

My last boat was an Anastasia 36, a Bingham design. It was custom modified from the original design by Bingham, and had almost all of the cool ideas enumerated in Sailors Sketchbook built into it. I'm a big Bingham fan as a result. The guy was a genius to me. I never would have sold her if we hadn't had twins...
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I cant wear black shirts because of my combings.
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