Can anyone find a more beautiful boat?

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Verytricky, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. Stephen Ditmore
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    For pure aesthetics, nobody's improved on Fife.
    But this Thomas Yost kayak has some appeal, too.
    Also not bad: Scarano's replica of the schooner yacht America.
     

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  2. Vega
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    Almost all fast boats are beautiful and this one is no exception, at least to me. ;)
     

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    Exciting Vega, yes most definatly, beautiful mmm... doubtful! but each to their own I guess!
     
  4. Vega
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    Safewalrus, that's better?
     

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    Vega that ain't better that's beautiful with a veery large "B", probably a bugger to work with those lugs but beautiful and I bet they really fly (t'aint racing tho!)
     
  6. safewalrus
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    Traditional Atlantic seaboard fishing boat I believe - the Portugee could really build pretty boats back then (probably still can but its all plastic and steel - functional but hardly pretty!)
     
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    She is lovely
     
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    That boat is the “Fatimitza” and was not a fishing boat, but a small Yacht. However the hull is the same as the “Canoa da Picada”, one of the fastest Portuguese fishing boats.

    You are right, it was fast and the owners used it to race, and sometimes win, against more “normal” yachts.

    That boat was built in Setubal (1903), in the region that originated the Canoa da Picada and displaced 10T, being smaller than the fishing boats.

    The Canoa da Picada had between 45 and 60ft and were used to transport fish from the fishing boats (deep in the Ocean) to the different markets. That’s why speed was important.
     

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    Humm, If you call primitive to the other one, what do you call to this one?
     

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    You misunderstood me. The weird catamaran is definitely not just another primitive scooped-out log. :)
     
  14. orang laut
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    WHOA vega! Fatimitza is B.E.A.UUUUUU-tiful... the lines & stern are similar to what I saw made traditionally in my area; but tell me, why does the keel slope downwards so?
     

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    May I post this pretty old lady of mine? ;)
     

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