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coopec43 22-05-2020 02:48

Who's you favorite yacht architect?
 
I don't like modern yachts with their bow spits, fin keels and dagger board rudder.. I reckon Sparkman and Stephens take a lot of beating


https://sparkmanstephens.com/wp-cont...13-427x342.jpg


https://boatmanager.sandemanyachtcomp...3e8230631f.jpg

transmitterdan 22-05-2020 03:08

Re: Who's you favorite yacht architect?
 
If your bow is spitting maybe get that looked at<g>.

I agree about high aspect spade rudders. They give me the willys. But a fin keel is not controversial in my view. Now, if we speak about rusty iron high aspect keels with bulbs at the end then those also give me pause. Full keels are not a good solution in my experience.

I think my boatís undercarriage is pretty much perfect. Strong lead fin keel, big skeg hung rudder with prop well protected between the keel and rudder.

Bow entry is smooth and almost never pounds into waves from all angles. As the wind picks up, the displacement moves forward as it should. Nothing immediately below the bow pulpit so dropping and raising anchor is dead simple.

The topsides arenít pretty or fashionable. Like an iceberg, the real beauty is 90% underwater.

One example: https://www.sail-world.com/news/2188...uda-Race-day-7

coopec43 22-05-2020 03:42

Re: Who's you favorite yacht architect?
 
If your bow is spitting maybe get that looked at<g>.

Thanks for that. I quickly typed bowspit and google didn't like it so I changed it to bow spit (I now see my error:rolleyes:)


They give me the willys

Do you mean "willies"?:smile:

sanibel sailor 22-05-2020 03:44

Re: Who's you favorite yacht architect?
 
OP's boats are pretty
Bill Tripp Jr is a fave- Mercer 44 is a beauty and I am partial to centerboarders.

Some S/S race boats as above.


Not what I would choose to own however.

coopec43 22-05-2020 03:54

Re: Who's you favorite yacht architect?
 
transmitterdan The Valiant 42 looks fine (The canoe stern is a nice touch). But I'm not wrapped in the exposed prop (I worry about fishing rope lines).
https://sailboatdata.com/storage/ima...42_drawing.jpg

coopec43 22-05-2020 04:03

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OP's boats are pretty
Bill Tripp Jr is a fave- Mercer 44 is a beauty and I am partial to centerboarders.

Some S/S race boats as above.


Not what I would choose to own however.


OP's boats are pretty. ???



The Mercer 44 is very pretty

oldcal46skipper 22-05-2020 06:46

Re: Who's you favorite yacht architect?
 
Best ever. Bill Lapworth. Designed the Cal Boats. Like my Cal Cruising 46 launched in 1967 and mine since 1982. We lived aboard and cruised 1988 to 2005. She is still at our dock on Bayou Chico, FL.


Sails like a dream. Comfortable for people over 6' tall. Four hundred gallons of diesel fuel tankage, +++

SVHarmonie 22-05-2020 07:28

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For the very specialized kind of boats he designed, Henrie Amel.

He was amazingly creative in structural design, materials, construction techniques and systems, and appropriately conservative in hull and rig design.

You might decide you like his visual style, or not. But if form follows function, these are very beautiful boats.

"No boat is perfect for everybody, and no boat is perfect for anybody. All boats are compromises."

Cheechako 22-05-2020 07:43

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So many.
Many of the S&S architects.
Ted Hood
Bob Perry
Yves Marie Tanton.
Tanton 44 (see my avatar) Kind of a sleek Valiant 40 canoe!

Auspicious 22-05-2020 07:44

Re: Who's you favorite yacht architect?
 
German Frers.

Dsanduril 22-05-2020 07:48

Re: Who's you favorite yacht architect?
 
Oh, come now, Chris White!

https://www.chriswhitedesigns.com/im...95edit.900.jpg

aucoingc 22-05-2020 08:18

Re: Who's you favorite yacht architect?
 
Philippe Briand. He designed the Jeanneau 509/519 monohull which is pitch perfect in every way.

Mikado 22-05-2020 08:19

Re: Who's you favorite yacht architect?
 
Lyle Hess

Dsmnswan 22-05-2020 08:32

Re: Who's you favorite yacht architect?
 
Definitely German Frers.

bailsout 22-05-2020 08:32

Re: Who's you favorite yacht architect?
 
L. Francis Herreshoff. And his philosophy- the Thoreau of the marine world.


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