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In Reply to: Re: Does She Qualify? Well... posted by RBP on April 06, 2001 at 04:00:49:
Playing with dinghys aside (get a 'grip' Will...!), and taking your post, RBP, at face value: Here is a World Class Sailing Vessel from the board of Lyle C Hess and may still be produced by the yard of Sam L Morse Co 1626 Placentia Ave Costa Mesa CA 92627. The vessel is Lyle's Bristol Channel Cutter... The Stats: LOA 37'9", Length on Deck 28'1" (a bit longer than the 24' foot requested), Beam 10"1", Draft 4'10", Disp. 14,000#, Sail Area 673 sq ft. Here is a fast--7 to 8 knots--24 hours a day in the Trades, an easy motion, and the ability to circumnavigate the world. Lyle has produced plans for a 29' LOD Bristol Channel Cutter to be constructed in wood. I believe an article in WoodenBoat mag., a few years ago, showed one constructed by the Pardey's... Also, a Canadian BCC was produced in glass (not quite the supurb effort of the Morse Co.) and 1 to 3 seem to show up for sale in the Seattle area from time to time... Anybody else have a 'fave' 24 footer?
Ocean cruisers are outside my area of messabout interest, but a 24ft that has done as well for her crew as could be asked is SERAFFYN, made famous by Lin and Larry Pardey, and a Lyle Hess design, too.
She seems to come up for sale every couple of years, so a bit of cruising fame could be gotten by flapping your checkbook.
Surely the VERTUE class, just a bit bigger, has made more successful difficult voyages than any other design near her size. There are literally dozens of designs that would work well for ocean voyaging, some smaller than your size base.
She looks like fun for a couple.
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