-I have very much neglected this Blog over the past few months. Many things to deal with; all good though in case you are wondering. So, before I attack another subject or even complete a few of the previous threads that have left in suspend, I am jumping in with a filler prompted by the web site. https://www.sailing anarchy.com
You have to go to the site on the Cruising Forum and scroll down to the following title:
"Aluminium centerboard 46-52 blue water cruising go anywhere".
-Is it in the future for a cruising monohull? I am going to propose a certain approach. Already past text in this Blog have addressed the notion of foiling see: IMOCA 60 shape and the America's Cup 2013; Imoca. Moustache ou pas? Gitana. Le principe des nouvelle derives de l'Imoca. Also a few ideas about how to design and control the appendages; "Dutch Boy". You can find the above articles by scrolling down the Blog Site by Title.
-Have patience; it takes a little while to figured it all out.
-Understanding the principles of aero-hydro dynamics is illustrated on this Imoca 60 Class. Not exactly foiling but on its way, with all the components to achieve lifting a body out of the water.
Proposal and actually built the Figaro 3 from Beneteau, the French builder.
Again, not to fly but to offer some lift and some resistance to leeway without the swing keel component. I understand that the lifting effect of the appendage produces a reduction of 900kg. in displacement. Not a small number.
As the America's Cup today went back to New-Zealand, the Yacht Designer Doug Peterson passed away. I remember when in 1995, after the victory of the N-Z boat in San-Diego, a design team he was involved with; he told me: "Was it a licking or was it a licking". Straight forward alright, and straight forward dedication to his goal of designing some of the most "bestest" I.O.R boats of the time. (to be continued).
What could have been before Intrepid, the Twelve Metre Class boat and now with the elegance of arguably the most Majestic class of Sailboats, the J's.
With such an introduction I might have to explain something.
When you don't know?
Difficult choices and many questions about what is the ideal Great Loop Cruiser. I think I had the answer when I won the International Design Competition sponsored by the magazine Passagemaker and the Westlawn School for Yacht Design.
If, specifically not drawn for the G.L.C, nevertheless this "Trawler" seems to me like a great candidate for a voyage taking you from salty seas, to brackish deltas, to fresh water. The name is more associated to fishing the high seas rather than anything else, so maybe she can become the "Traweller".
Ron was in town last week. That is Ron Holland, one of the most talented Yacht Designer in the world. We go back something like 45 years. First, I met him at the Tower, the Carter Offshore office; submarine observation look out for U. Boats during WW11. At the time Dick Carter was at the top of the rarified world of yacht design and we always had a string of visitors and clients. Subsequently, I saw him in Sardinia during the 1973 One Ton World Championship. Where Ydra, a Carter boat won. Let to be said that another upcoming young yacht designer; Doug Peterson stole the show by coming in second, but would have won the event except for a mistake in navigation.
My old Website bit the dust when the server company got to be sold. The migration of the content to the new site was very unsatisfactory, prompting to develop a new one. This takes time and will not be in full running mode for a while. But do not despair, it will be done. So, in a measure of continuity and to lessen the disruption, I am opening this Blog with a List covering most of the Design work that has been done over so many years.
Work in progress as they say.
Yes, the List is a little hard to figure out because of the chronological order of the Plans without differentiation if you are looking for something specific. Like for example: Power boats; or Sailboats between 40 and 50 feet etc. This will come when due. Meantime, here it is and where we are.
Perusing through the site Yachtworld.com, there are a few Tanton's boats for sale or with pending sales.
I thought that I would show them to you. With the exception of a T45 and the Pen-Gwyn below, the mentioned used boats shown on http://www.yachtworld.com under the Search keyword name : Tanton, are not in my Central Listing, therefore if interested you ought to contact the Listing Broker for the individual boat. If the boats are not my Central, I charge a fee of $500.00 to assist Brokers, Buyers to have information related to the boat or any other boats in the World, if you wish. Including available original drawings if available.
Tanton 45 Ft Lauderdale FL.
She does not look it, but she is a project boat. With the main issue of a very wet deck. Now, others more minor problems are also apparent. So, she is available for a hard working and knowledgeable worker with time and money to buy her "as is, where is". The boat is docked at the owner's house and can remain there for a while and for free. Sounds good? Drop me a note, and I can send you the whole pictures and specification. I have to emphasize; the vessel needs work.
Here is the P-G 38' Ketch.
Steel construction with twin keels.
Located in Charleston, SC.
A little side story: The Brokerage was established in 1975, one year after the Yacht Design Business.
It started strong with my two favorite Brokers. Over a short period they sold many boats.
Unfortunately the "cheptel" of boats to sell where slim at the time. Remember, it was long ago, and I encouraged them to look to stronger, busier Yacht Brokerage Businesses. One went to Sparkman and Stephens, the other to Bartram and Brakenhoff. To let them go for what I thought was the best for them and is one of the worth business decision I made in my life. Oh well!
So, on my own I have been operating this side line ever since. Mostly about my own designed boats, and occasionally other types.
Photos by Dominique Tanton.
Logistic and Onshore Chef for the J Class boat Topaz. To feed and lodge 32-36 people.
It is hard to associate empty shelves at Gustavia, Saint Barthelemy with the Bucket series of races for some of the largest, most expensive sailing yachts in the world. But no worries, the above caption was due to bad weather preventing the dairy boat to come in with supplies; the rest is all caviar and Burger in Paradise.