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Old 28-05-2020, 06:55   #106
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...I didn't think I was going to see the name Bruce Roberts in this thread...but finally did.

....before actually owning a boat, I was given a Bruce Roberts " build your own boat" catalog.....

...in it was the Roberts Offshore 38, a boat I fell totally and utterly in love with. My first love, how sweet is that

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Old 28-05-2020, 07:33   #107
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thought I would give this a try....

my Roberts 38.....how sweet is that
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Old 28-05-2020, 07:40   #108
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Junk-Rigged Steel Spray 36B
Before I bought her. She has new dodger, bimini and deck paint now. Although the sail covers are a bit shoddy and am working on new ones right now. Will post when I'm done.
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Old 28-05-2020, 08:58   #109
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Interestingly, when I was building my boat, there was another guy building a steel junk rigged boat nearby. I don't remember the make or length, but smallish....32' or thereabouts. The plans apparently came out of a Popular Mechanics magazine. It was a single mast rig. I don't know what became of that boat. Do you call a single mast junk rig sailboat a sloop ??

There used to be a guy in the St. Augustine, Fla, area that used to build steel Tom Colvin designed junk rig ketches for people, called a Gazelle. I seem to recall it was about 42' in length. Once in while, you will still see these, but they must all be quite old by now...an 80's boat. I say ketch, but like yours, I think the larger sail was in the rear, a junk rigged schooner ?? I've heard the term lug rig used before regarding the junk rig, but can't say I know much about junk rigs.

Unusual, but every junk rigged boat I have ever seen, all had those tan bark sails.
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There used to be a guy in the St. Augustine, Fla, area that used to build steel Tom Colvin designed junk rig ketches for people, called a Gazelle. I seem to recall it was about 42' in length. Once in while, you will still see these, but they must all be quite old by now...an 80's boat. .....
‘80s isn’t old, my boat is 1968. The boat I want is 1966 (Cal-36).
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Do you call a single mast junk rig sailboat a sloop ??
Single-Masted Junk Rig, according to Practical Junk Rig. But if you said Junk Rigged sloop I would know what you meant, and I don't think it is incorrect.
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my daughter thinks anybody over 20 years is " old"...so that it my yardstick :-)
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Single-Masted Junk Rig, according to Practical Junk Rig. But if you said Junk Rigged sloop I would know what you meant, and I don't think it is incorrect.


I think that’s called a WonTon Sloop.[emoji6]
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Old 28-05-2020, 20:41   #115
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Go a little further back. Starling Burgess. Perfected the racing schooner- and many derivative yachts from them. Absolutely gorgeous.

I would be remiss and doing my compatriots an injustice to not mention Wm Roue (designer of the Bluenose and roue class) as well. He had an eye for sure; but was not as prolific as Burgess.
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I like Bob Perry. Maybe it was the Islander 32 he designed that first caught my eye.
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Go a little further back. Starling Burgess. Perfected the racing schooner- and many derivative yachts from them. Absolutely gorgeous.

I would be remiss and doing my compatriots an injustice to not mention Wm Roue (designer of the Bluenose and roue class) as well. He had an eye for sure; but was not as prolific as Burgess.
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Bluenose was a fishing and racing gaff rig schooner built in 1921 in Nova Scotia, Canada. A celebrated racing ship and fishing vessel, Bluenose under the command of Angus Walters became a provincial icon for Nova Scotia and an important Canadian symbol in the 1930s, serving as a working vessel until she was wrecked in 1946. Nicknamed the “Queen of the North Atlantic”, she was later commemorated by a replica, Bluenose II, built in 1963. The name Bluenose originated as a nickname for Nova Scotians from as early as the late 18th century.





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The original NIÑA was designed to fit the handicap rule in force for the 1928 Queen of Spain Cup race from New York to Santander; fortuitously, Burgess’s take on that rule allowed a yacht that would not only perform under it, and perform period - and in the days when sea-kindliness still prevailed - but also with a very easily handled rig, even by a couple.

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but also with a very easily handled rig, even by a couple.
Something you could not say about Bluenose! What a lot of canvas... I count 7 sails, maybe some more hiding... all heavy cotton canvas or such. I don't think I see any electric winches, either!

A functional beauty for sure!

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Old 28-05-2020, 23:16   #120
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Just doing some research for starting another thread and came across this. Can't tell you the design but very nice!


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