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Old 05-01-2015, 06:46   #1
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Man takes 14 years to build sailboat

This Guy Built A Backyard Boat On His Own An amazingly talented person.
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Old 26-03-2015, 11:33   #2
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This Guy Built A Backyard Boat On His Own An amazingly talented person.

WOW! Any word on where it is now


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Old 26-03-2015, 12:21   #3
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Re: Man takes 14 years to build sailboat

He moved it to the front yard so his neighbors could get a better look.
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Old 26-03-2015, 12:31   #4
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Re: Man takes 14 years to build sailboat

Ok, now comes the hard part . The finishings and fitting out .

Great work !

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Re: Man takes 14 years to build sailboat

Beautiful boat. Wish I was half that talented.
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Old 26-03-2015, 12:37   #6
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Re: Man takes 14 years to build sailboat

I wish I was that patient! I've had enough when a project takes more than a few day. The longest project I've ever done was restoring my TR8, which took about a year.
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Old 26-03-2015, 12:58   #7
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Re: Man takes 14 years to build sailboat

Would be curious to know how he came out on costs... looks like lots of hours to say nothing of skill level...
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Old 26-03-2015, 13:11   #8
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Re: Man takes 14 years to build sailboat

Well that's fine and he can be proud of himself but that's 14 years that he couldn't enjoy boating.

While I do most of the repairs and upgrades to my boat myself, the reason I have one is to be on the water boating. More power to him but my choice is to buy the ready made boat that best suits my needs and head out on the water.
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Well that's fine and he can be proud of himself but that's 14 years that he couldn't enjoy boating.

While I do most of the repairs and upgrades to my boat myself, the reason I have one is to be on the water boating. More power to him but my choice is to buy the ready made boat that best suits my needs and head out on the water.
Could just be that he likes the build better then the actual product. Who knows, to each his own. But yes I agree with you, rather be sailing then building.
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Old 26-03-2015, 13:34   #10
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Re: Man takes 14 years to build sailboat

my only worry is the way he did the rudder .. it looks like it could really grab a crab pot and hold it .. and yes that's 14 years he could have already been out there .. but looks like a job well done
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Re: Man takes 14 years to build sailboat

Sometimes it is more fun building than sailing. I knew a guy who did this for a west sale kit. He was really depressed when it was finished. But unless he finishes it, unfortunately it will hauled away as scrap.
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Old 26-03-2015, 14:11   #12
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Re: Man takes 14 years to build sailboat

That's an amazing build, and they saw it through beautifully.

Here's their website:
Voyageur Sailing - Sail Training Adventures

And details on the design:

Voyageur 10.10

Voyageur was designed by Ted Brewer.
It was originally designed as an aft cockpit world cruiser constructed of
steel. Altered to have a center cockpit a couple of years later, but
maintained its same hull shape. However, we were looking for an
aluminum boat. We built a scale model of the boat using preliminary
drawings of the original design. Deciding that this was the boat for us,
we commissioned Ted to reconfigure the design to be of aluminum,
while maintaining the same hull shape.

Design by: Ted Brewer
Length OA 45'
Length at WL 38'
Beam 13'-10"
Draft 6'-0"
Displacement 36,000 lbs
Ballast 15,000 lbs
Sail Area (100% fore triangle) 1,153 s.f.
Sail Area/Displacement 16.9
Displacement/Length 293
Ballast/Displacement 41.70%
Mainsail (full battens/3 reefs) 534 sf
Genoa (roller furling) 145% 901 sf
Yankee/Jib 600 sf
Staysail 258 sf
Storm Staysail 105 sf
Cruising Asymmetric Chute 1600 sf
Engine (Volvo Turbo Diesel) 75 hp
Fuel 200 gal

Voyageur 10.10 is a custom designed sailboat for long range live aboard
cruising. Originally designed to be constructed of steel, its scantlings were changed for an all-aluminum construction. This change reduced its
displacement by a few thousand pounds while increasing its ballast. This
makes Voyageur 10.10 , a lighter yet stiffer boat. The steel sister ship has
just completed a circumnavigation, with the boat performing to expectations. The design utilizes Ted Brewer's well established radius bilge hull form combined with a moderate fin keel and skeg hung rudder for reduced wetted area and assure good directional stability. The propeller is protected from driftwood and pot warps by a small skeg
and guard. Its enclosed shaft further eliminates the danger of lifting the
boat with slings. The cutter rig spreads generous sail, making the vessel a fine all around performer with particularly good light-air ghosting. The tall mast is strongly supported with double spreaders, two lower shrouds and twin backstays.
In heavy air the runners can be set up to tension the forestay and reduce
mast panting. A hard dodger to protects the centre cockpit in inclement weather.
Aft panels can be installed to provide an enclosed watch station for
worse conditions. The centre cockpit arrangement provides for two separate cabins, well spaced for privacy. It is tastefully outfitted with solid cherry furniture inlaid with white maple. A pleasant interior of honey-colored naugahyde settees and berths assures beauty and serviceability. A spacious corian and cherry galley has a 3 burner propane stove and a large refrigeration/freezer unit. Coupled with a generous under floor pantry, this galley lends itself to convenient meal preparation and worry-free provision stowage for extended voyages . Voyageur 10.10 is well suited as a teaching/adventure sailing boat.
Features like a large forward cabin with bunk beds, a seat, cabinets and
a large hanging locker provide comfortable accommodation. Additional
passengers, utilize the starboard side settee which adapts to create 2
bunk beds with privacy curtains. The lockers behind and under are
solely for these guests' personal gear. With the starboard side settee
converted to bunks, the large saloon table with L-shaped seat remains
adequate for the entire crew. Crewmembers share the forward head.
The Owner's aft cabin has a double bunk and its own head. Voyageur has a roomy nav/office area for working with students, a workbench for completing repairs, sewing or special expedition projects,
a wet locker at the base of the companionway stairs and a large wash
basin for laundry in the forward head. The engine, auxiliary machinery
and batteries are housed in their own compartment complete with standing headroom, simplifying maintenance and ensuring reliability. Seven large fixed windows brighten Voyageur's cabin. Ventilated by
four opening hatches, eight operable portlights, eight large cowel vents ,
Voyageur 10.10 truly is a bright, comfortable, and airy boat!
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Re: Man takes 14 years to build sailboat

How many hours over the 14 years?
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Re: Man takes 14 years to build sailboat

omy he is a prodigy.
most folks take about 20 years to finish their home builds. or longer...
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14 years is a prodigy? I don't think so. It took me 4. I know guys who did it in 2 or less..


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