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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Nesting Dinghy.


Update November 2017.



















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Molds are made, and a couple of prototypes are out. A little more work needed into some details, but otherwise looking good.
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                                                       Building a 3 part Nesting Dinghy.













Saturday, March 27, 2010

Tanton Design No. 936.































- A recent circumnavigation of the Globe in a sistership of TYD#936, single-handed by a citizen of Turkey, proved the merit of going small; going now, as they say. Kayitsis, her name, was also built in Turkey.

Monday, March 22, 2010

The Schooner Europe.


The family boat from 1967- 1971. A great boat with an adventurous past. More about it can be seen at: www.ailleurs-autrement.com
My brother Dominique, age 19 bought the boat in rough shape. As can be seen on the video, she has had many re-built since. When was the last time that two people could easily handle a 72' sailboat with minimum gear and equipment?
Loved that boat!
A new rig, A Ketch / Goelette/? I rather like it.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

From paper-Newport this week.


Newport based schooner sails to Haiti, houses relief physicians.

The 160' private charter boat, based in St. Thomas in the winter, was chartered by a Seattle Foundation building Hospitals around Port of Prince.

The Arabella, can sleep up to 30 guests in her 20 cabins. Serving as a floating hotel for 20 physicians for the nine days mission.

Arabella, originally Centurion; designed by McLear and Harris, burnt and capsized in 1996 in Florida. A total loss, the 90' yacht was acquired by Don Glassie and Atlantic Stars and Hotels. Over a period of a few years, the boat was cut in half and a middle piece was inserted, to enlarge the vessel to her present size.

Tanton Yacht Design had a part in the resurrection. ref: TYD#966.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Starting the Year 2010.




The annoncement of Tanton winning the Westlawn Institute and PassaMaker Magazine design competition is a good start. I was personally gratified, because of the reputation associated with the School and the Magazine itself. I was glad to receive the award in Ft. Lauderdale. The occasion was made in conjunction with the TrawlerFest in January.