Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Gesture - Design 381

Image Courtesy Mystic Seaport Museum

This very simple sloop was built by the Quincy Adams Yacht Yard and launched in 1941. Note how simple her rig is: fractional and no jumper stays. The mast was originally designed in aluminum but after trouble obtaining the spar a wooden mast was built.

The design brief called for a yacht that could withstand any conditions. She is heavily built with Monel web frames (around the mast) and mast step.

Here are the plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 57'-4"
LWL 40'-0"
Beam 12'-7"
Draft 8'-2"
Sail Area 1,454 sq ft

3 comments:

  1. I sailed aboard Gesture 1973 and 74. An amazing experience and an amazing boat. Now located on the west coast and still sailing.

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  2. I sailed on Gesture 1978-1982, out of Newport Beach, CA. With Joe Minney, the boats owner Larry and a host of characters that centered around Joe's restaurant, Josh Slocum's. Believe she still lies in Newport Harbor? Great memories.

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  3. I sailed on Gesture 1978-1982, out of Newport Beach, CA. With Joe Minney, the boats owner Larry and a host of characters that centered around Joe's restaurant, Josh Slocum's. Believe she still lies in Newport Harbor? Great memories.

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