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Old 01-03-2008, 09:00   #46
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Has anyone seen the Feb 2008 cruising World. The founder of Palm Jeff Hawkins commisioned Bob Perry to build him a Schooner. The thing Hawkins only wanted a 40' boat. I'm sure the guy could afford more but he designed the boat "to be maintained by the owner." It is a real beautiful boat. I don't know if I can put a scanned picture of it here on the board or not.
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Old 01-03-2008, 09:21   #47
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Ok guys, is this a cat or a mono?

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Old 01-03-2008, 09:35   #48
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Old 01-03-2008, 09:35   #49
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I agree that Southern Star has a point about modern monohull design.

IMO an '83 Hunter 37 is a pretty boat. A '98 Hunter 37 is a much roomier boat, but - well ....
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I have to admit (even being a catamaran lover) that the older monos certainly had some beautiful looks/lines with a graceful pose and stand out head and shoulders against any modern designs and most cats certainly do lack the finesse even today, but I would also say that most of todays mono's between say 30ft and 50ft are all staring to look the same - not that they are unattractive, just very samey (if there is such a word.

As far as cat design is concerned IMHO the cats built in SA seem to be the most dated and ugliest of them, very square lines, boxy looking, low bridgedecks etc , the French have been trying hard with a lot by using more curves etc, but I think that the Australians and possibly Kiwis are designing some very attractive, well performing and with very good accommodations ie. Fusion 40, Schionning, Lidgard, Oram or Spirited 380.
As below - we have already seen the Schionning but I attach a couple more pictures.
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Old 01-03-2008, 09:46   #51
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I think the prettiest sight I have ever seen was Endeavour sailing west under the Golden Gate while we were flying in a DC-3 plane. Later that night we went down to the docks, and walked alongside her. It gave me chills to rub her beam. Just to stand there, and look at her made me LUSTFUL......LOLOLOLOL
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Old 01-03-2008, 12:23   #52
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With just a coat ot two of varnish....
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OK< you ask for it. You can read all about her on her web site

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.... I like the classic lines of a past era, in many things. 3 of the 5 homes I have owned have been 150-215 years old. Many people would not give them a second glance. Our boat, while only 36 years old is a classic clipper bow ketch, classic lines. We love this look, when I walk off the boat I walk backwards all the way to the car, however, we do appreciate all boats, or at least most...LOL Some the cats shown are really cool looking, I dont think I would ever own one, but some of them are without a doubt very pretty boats.

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First 42

I suspect everyone tends to think their boat is "best". So, naturally, we happen to be partial to the look of ours, a 1986 First 42. We do love the look of classic yachts however!

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Old 01-03-2008, 14:17   #56
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I suspect everyone tends to think their boat is "best".

I don't! ha ha ha Mine's butt ugly on the outside.


She serves a lot of logical purposes though, and that's why I went with her. I bought her out of logic, then let some emotion creep in once I was inside her, where she is definitely pretty.
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I always thought the classic boats were cool to look at and would be a pain to own, until I got this:





And then I went sailing in heavy weather and discovered I really would rather be in this boat than a newer one.



Now, ya can't pry my former dock condo loving wife or me outta this old girl.

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This is a funny thread Sean. So many unadulterated love affairs going on between the owners and their boats (myself included!) The biggest challenge you are going to have is finding an unbiased judge amongst all us love tossed sailors.

Having said that I am ready to vote also for Acoustics presentation, specifically for #2 as it is only beautifully useful for a quickie and does not count as adultery! (LOL)
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This is a funny thread Sean. So many unadulterated love affairs going on between the owners and their boats (myself included!) The biggest challenge you are going to have is finding an unbiased judge amongst all us love tossed sailors.

Having said that I am ready to vote also for Acoustics presentation, specifically for #2 as it is only beautifully useful for a quickie and does not count as adultery! (LOL)

Ha ha ha! I did like Acoustic's set too. Also Joli's. In reality, I'm just a slut, I guess. I like looking at all the boats. They are all unique and have their own beauty. I hope the thread grows and we see all kinds... even ones with more "character." Beauty is in the eye of the beholder (or adulterer?)
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I'll go one step further.

I like sailors. Sailors are a separate breed and although we like different boats we all have the same "charm?" what do the French call it?
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