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Old 27-05-2020, 04:06   #91
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Alden (drooled over them sailed on one)
Atkin (sailed on a few)
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McCurdy & Rhodes (own one)
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Who's you favorite yacht architect?

VERY old school here. William Atkin, Lyle Hess, William Garden.

Pre computer designs.
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Old 27-05-2020, 05:55   #93
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VERY old school here. William Atkin, Lyle Hess, William Garden.

Pre computer designs.

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William Atkin (Suhali - the first yacht to sail around the world non-stop? (Knox Johnston?)


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I have to throw a vote in for Gary Mull since I own two of his boats. His designs are quite prolific on San Francisco Bay waters.
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Old 27-05-2020, 15:05   #96
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I guess I'm biased, but I like Bruce Robert's. Though his main contribution is designing boat plans for other to build, which is a worth cause. I also enjoy his writing. Though I'm not pretending to be qualified to judge the quality of his naval architecture, aside from my own experience with this ship.
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Old 27-05-2020, 16:54   #97
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I guess I'm biased, but I like Bruce Robert's. Though his main contribution is designing boat plans for other to build, which is a worth cause. I also enjoy his writing. Though I'm not pretending to be qualified to judge the quality of his naval architecture, aside from my own experience with this ship.

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I have to throw a vote in for Gary Mull since I own two of his boats. His designs are quite prolific on San Francisco Bay waters.

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can't believe it was post 57 before someone mentioned bruce farr

farr and away (pardon the pun) the most influential designer of the late 20th century...and a great guy to boot

we had a number of farr designs and they were all something special...head and shoulders above the rest

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can't believe it was post 57 before someone mentioned bruce farr

farr and away (pardon the pun) the most influential designer of the late 20th century...and a great guy to boot

we had a number of farr designs and they were all something special...head and shoulders above the rest

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We've probably covered them all, but I'll certainly echo Olin Stephens as my pick, and not just because I own one of his designs (though I am glad I do!). He just had a special knack for sculpting hulls that were beautiful, sea-worthy and the high performers of their day. Go all the way back to Dorade. And his accomplishments went on for three decades in America's Cup boats as well.
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Old 27-05-2020, 23:48   #103
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I won't argue with you as they are my sentiments too.

I live right on the coast and quite often see yachts coming into the bay to shelter or sail past out on the horizon. One sunset I watched a ketch sailing out to sea and it looked delightful.

I'll concede sloops may be technically superior at sailing but I believe, in the "looks" department, ketches are far superior!

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I won't argue with you as they are my sentiments too.

I live right on the coast and quite often see yachts coming into the bay to shelter or sail past out on the horizon. One sunset I watched a ketch sailing out to sea and it looked delightful.

I'll concede sloops may be technically superior at sailing but I believe, in the "looks" department, ketches are far superior!

William Garden Vagabond 47

William Garden... The Vagabond 47 is an endearing and comfortable boat with such a steady gate. have been helping a couple with theirs for the last five years and have kind of fallen in love with the old gal... even though her bilge is super deep and hard to clean.

But Perry lights my fire for sure. on my own, i've been looking for a Baba 30, mostly. but if i was a muscle chick (have gotten scrawny with lock-up, so not much chance) or in a couple, it would be the Valiant 42. i'd much prefer that keel too.

Crealock is another i hold in high respect. serious. hard to find over here...

Al Mason, yes, very nice boats.

haven't really looked at the Cals much (rare as hens teeth over here anyhow...).

Hear lots of good things about the Peterson 44.


Been checking out Carl Anderson lately, as they can be found over here. Vindos are pretty swedish made boats.







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Al Mason I like it.....



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