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 on: December 21, 2016, 03:41:19 pm 
Started by sonosail - Last post by sonosail
Update of record thanks to Bruce Handmer.


 on: December 13, 2016, 12:45:02 pm 
Started by chris95040 - Last post by chris95040
FYI the beam is still incorrectly listed as 12.5 foot.   Should be 10.75.

 on: December 08, 2016, 05:01:03 am 
Started by IOR - Last post by IOR
Paul Elvström, 1928-2016, RIP, always fair winds and following seas...


 on: November 20, 2016, 02:24:28 pm 
Started by gonefission - Last post by beargib
Greetings All: I wrote a post on the S&S/Prestige 36 a few years ago. Not only do I still have the boat, but I've spent time at Mystic Seaport's S&S archive looking over its folder.
If it still matters to anyone, I'm a few months away from finishing the restoration of this particular iteration of the design (I believe it was hull#3 from Prestige Yachts, but still trying to corroborate that). I'd be glad to add to the pool of information on it.

More important, I think Craig does indeed deserve a good deal more credit for work done -- because this design was an updated, late-born child of an SORC syndicate boat that he designed in 1974. At the time, the New York Times ran a piece (Google Craig Walters, NYT SORC 1974) which cited Craig as a new "brilliant designer" on the scene. By then, he had already worked for Charlie Morgan, but yet to join S&S.

I have more history, and with qualified help have pulled the boat apart and put it back to together, for the better, I hope. The result is a design originally conceived in 1974, tweaked and marketed again in 1982 to Australia -- where IOR boats had a greater longevity. In the Western Australia press, one or these was cited for its strength, speed and as a "big Sister" to the renowned S&S 34. Have no idea what happened with Holiday, and there's no evidence of U.S. yard involvement in any construction. There are not many left in Asia, but those that exist are still winning races.

What I don't have is much direct historical information from Australia -- which is what really matters. Now have some names and will be chasing people down over the next several weeks.

Seems to me it's important to figure out where the remaining Prestige 36/S&S 36s are. A couple of years ago I knew of two others, but they've left the radar screen. The rig in this case is a little different from the original. But having singlehanded her up the New England coast and in recent sea trials (she'll be back in the spring), am incredibly impressed by how balanced and remarkably fast she is. That 720sq feet of sail area is worth its weight.

Any comments or additions most welcome. And thanks for patience with such a long post!

 on: November 03, 2016, 10:45:52 am 
Started by Spinsheet - Last post by sunbird10201
I know there are others, but the Dolphin 24, (AKA: Yankee Dolphin) comes to mind. The Dolphin is a full-keel with centerboard housed inside the keel. Also, can't forget the TARTAN 27.

 on: November 03, 2016, 10:42:04 am 
Started by Judy Blumhorst - Last post by sunbird10201
Class name is "Cape Cod Mercury" and is only 15', not 17'. Nice boats!
I checked the CCSB web site, no Class Association listed.

 on: November 03, 2016, 10:37:11 am 
Started by Tom Hubbell - Last post by sunbird10201
Wow, glad to hear that SNOW WHITE has found a new home. I remember her when she sailed out of Wareham, MA for several years and had many friendly chats with her owner at the time. Always a beautiful boat, and sailed well. On a related note, I remember there used to be a Yankee One-Design moored at Wing's Cove in Marion, quite distinctive (in a "bad" way?) for her bright blue color scheme. Hull, and deck trim were all bright blue, deck was white, with red trim. Boot top was also red. Well ,I guess she was a "patriotic" YANKEE? Anyway, I attached a couple of pics (I may have more) of #14 while she was Snow White.

I would agree that the Yankee On-Design is a "Fin-Keel" design (like the Shields and the Atlantic). the defining detail between this traditional style "fin-keel" and the modern fin-keel is the newer ones would be classified as "Fin-keel, spade rudder" or "Fin-Keel, separate rudder". I guess the Yankee, Shields , and Atlantic could be classified as "Fin-Keel, attached rudder"? But, I think simply "Fin-Keel" is correct in most cases.

 on: October 25, 2016, 04:39:42 pm 
Started by 345-000 - Last post by 345-000

Just wanted to bring the Swede 38 to your attention. Not tobe confused with the Sweden Yachts 38, it was designed by Paul Elvström and  Jan Kjærulff along very much the same lines as the Aphrodite 101 and Bianca 414. Apparently initially built by Fiskars (Fiskars AB ), but taken over by Helmsman Yachts in 1980. Produced from 1979/80 - 1987.  Some nice photographs at http://boote.de/anzeigen/swede-38

 on: October 15, 2016, 03:04:50 pm 
Started by sonosail - Last post by sonosail
A user has supplied a number of corrections and additional information this very early and influencial builder of cruising catamarans.

 on: October 02, 2016, 10:34:22 am 
Started by sonosail - Last post by sonosail
Sorry.  The forum is being attacked by a bunch of new users that SEEM to be Russians or a Russian.  I don't have the level of expertise to know for sure. And, I need to be clear, I have at least 2 Russian friends and I have NOTHING against Russians in general. OR Russian culture or Russian anything. 
Hopefully this will be temporary.  But it's obvious that I need a new software package.  Ideally this would be something like managed vbulletin   But that is probably more than I need and is kind of expensive.
It's sad because I get a  lot of useful information from this platform and I really want to maintain something similar in the future because a lot of people are not so crazy about facebook. I have to admit that I am one of those but I am now in the process of forcing my self to use it


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