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In Reply to: Does She Qualify? posted by RBP on April 05, 2001 at 00:47:17:
At the turn of the last century, when the era of huge steam powered ships was in full swing, a 'small boat' was considered anything around a 100 feet! When sailors began crossing the great oceans in 30 foot (plus or minus) boats--when individuals did not recreate in open water--the thinking of the day was these folks where crazy. For the purpose of the SBF web site, we might follow the example of these early 'small boat' adventurers and use about 30 feet as an appropriate limit...
Having said that... This vessel is curvaceous with flair and flam in the bow sections, a figurehead (bow art), a walk around pilot house deck, and more class (moderator's humble opine) than the smoked out glass floating condos. So what dinghys are on the upper stern deck? Guessing the designer.... Mmmmm.... Bill Garden?
RBP, thank you for you post and pic. Be sure to keep us informed on your Flying Scottsman project!
The two dinghys are 75 HP 19' Boston Whalers. Originally She was the TOP Secret, and the dinghys were "cloak & dagger". She was constucted in 1964 in Miami Florida, First owned by the Tycoon Jim DeSpain of Pepsicola. It has changed hands many times, I have already promoted sale of Her and recieved confirmation. She uses a crew of:
1 Captian (60K)
2 Navigator (40K)
3 Cook (36K)
6 Finisher (24K)
7,8 Deckhand.(11K) All each yearly salary.
Of course the personell stays with the Ship in most cases, depending on Port of this World vessel.
The expense of keeping such a Girl is only justifyable for floating office purposes, as mail at sea can be delivered on the Heli acceptor, and besides, 374 gallons/hour at 13 knots is economical for a 113 foot Vessel.
She starred on Miami Vice when the season was current.
It cost 753,000 in 1964. Today about 1.37M
She will be scraped within 5 years is my best estimation.
I really would like some plans for a 24' world class saling vessel that can withstand seas at the length.
Thanks for the response!
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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