Saturday, November 5, 2011

Blog Stats

As of this morning's posting, we now have 1,000 articles posted - 250 in 2010 and 750 in 2011 thus far. The graph above shows page views by month through October and since we started the blog back in June of last year. We have had a total of ~308,000 total page visits to date. Thanks for reading.

Design 1986 - Niagara

As it happens sometimes we can't find images that go along with the plans. I have been looking for images of this particular boat for quite some time and found these misfiled with another design. In any event, these are the only images we possess for Niagara and we're glad to have them.

Niagara was designed and built strictly for Canada's Cup racing. She was constructed of fiberglass with a balsa core by Bristol Yachts of Bristol, Rhode Island and launched in 1969. Her accommodations are actually more luxurious than required but produce a great layout.

Note the hollow in her stem profile, which is rarely seen in our archives.

Here are the plans. In regards to the sail plan, please note the permanent midstay or "babystay" and removable inner forestay along with the lower diagonal which is angled aft which was standard practice during this period of time.

Regarding the general arrangement and inboard profile plan, please note the engine located amidships, the horizontal propeller shaft which passes over the trim tab shaft and quadrant, the necessity of an intermediate coupling and pillow block due to the overall shaft length and the aperture well aft and just forward of the rudder.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 39'-4"
LWL 32'-3"
Beam 11'-5"
Draft 6'-6"
Displacement 22,408 lbs
Ballast 11,500 lbs
Sail Area 841 sq ft

Friday, November 4, 2011

More About Design 2772 - Front Street 130'

Here's an interior perspective/cutaway rendering of the new Front Street 130' currently under development, design #2772. This is created from a full scale 3D model and is completely accurate.

Design 1989 - Minuteman Dinghy

The Minuteman dinghy was developed for Yankee Yachts of Inglewood, California, back in 1967. The boat is clearly one of numerous iterations of the Interclub dinghy, design #618. This version included a heavily cambered foredeck for spray deflection and to provide a place to stow gear. I have no idea how many were built.

Here's an early brochure.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 11'-7"
LWL 11'-6"
Beam 4'-7"
Weight 195 lbs
Sail Area 72 sq ft

Design 2222-C2 - Tramp

Earlier this week we posted an article about Prospect of Whitby V and her sister, Dorothea. As a blog reader correctly pointed out, there was a third boat built to this design, Tramp. The owner contacted us and was kind enough to send these images. The boat has been under the same ownership since 1998 and makes her home on the east coast of England.

As I mentioned we don't know much about her. The file says "Tramp is a modified version of Prospect of Whitby V" and that's about it. She was built by the Torquato Romano Gennari Shipyard of Italy and was launched in 1976.

It looks like the rig was increased in height over the original two boats and the keel was modified. Here'a a telex from S&S to the shipyard which explains the change to the keel.

Design 1963 - Patricia III

Patricia III represents the third S&S design for a "well known Italian owner", whatever that means. There are notes in the files that his boats are to receive "no publicity" which probably explains why there are no images of these yachts.

His first yacht was a sister to Zinganee, design #1144, but built by Sangermani of Italy. She was named Patricia and launched in 1958. The second, also named Patricia and also built by Sangermai, was design #1642 and launched in 1963.

Patricia II was built by Sangermani and designed primarily for racing under the R.O.R.C. Rule. She was constructed of wood and launched in 1969. She looks like an extremely powerful, deep draft boat.

Here is the general arrangement plan.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 55'-8"
LWL 41'-0"
Beam 13'-9"
Draft 8'-6"
Displacement 40,962 lbs
Ballast 18,500 lbs
Sail Area 1,397 sq ft

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Design 1866 - Chris Craft Cherokee 32

The Chris Craft Cherokee was introduced in 1966. Notice she is one design number apart from the Comanche 42, design #1866, and as such bears a distinct resemblance to the 42. The Cherokee was designed for family cruising and racing. 40 units were delivered during the production run which lasted until 1970.

Here's the original brochure. Please double click for zoom.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 32'-0"
LWL 22'-6"
Beam 9'-0"
Draft 5'-1"
Displacement 8,698 lbs
Ballast 3,350 lbs
Sail Area 434 sq ft

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Announcement - 1930

Here's a card that was mailed to customers just after the company was incorporated in late 1929, announcing the formation of the firm and that Drake Sparkman had joined with Olin Stephens, James Murray, James Sparkman and Hayward Powers.

Design 2222 & C1 - Prospect of Whitby V and Dorothea

Design 2222 was the sixth and final boat designed and built for Arthur Slater. (Others are posted within these pages). She was designed for Admiral's Cup racing. Two boats were built to the design by Walter Huisman of Vollenhove, Holland.

These images are of the second, Dorothea. The boats were constructed of aluminum and launched in 1975.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 44'-5"
LWL 33'-1"
Beam 12'-4"
Draft 7'-1"
Displacement 21,414 lbs
Ballast 10,577 lbs
Sail Area 842 sq ft

Monday, October 31, 2011

Design 2192 - Peregrine

It's a shame we don't have any images of this centerboard ketch. She looks lovely. Peregrine was built of aluminum by Paul Luke of East Boothbay, Maine. She was launched in 1974.

Here is the general arrangement plan. It's a great cruising interior layout.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 45'-6"
LWL 37'-9"
Beam 12'-2"
Draft 5'-0"
Displacement 27,425 lbs
Ballast 13,500 lbs
Sail Area 938 sq ft

Sunday, October 30, 2011

More About Seawind - Design 1643

Way back in March we posted an article about yacht Seawind, design #1643. We happened to find these images in the files. The image above was taken during her shakedown sail.

This second was taken during the Sydney-Hobart Race of 1963.

And here's an early article. Please double click for zoom.