Classic Sailing Boat Plans wanted.

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  1. classicboat
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    Hello All, I'm looking for plans of some nice 18m long (about 60ft) sailing bout constructed in years 1930-1955. I want the hull made of wood.

    Well I don't want boat but I want to get or buy plans for it. Could You give me some clues, where can I found some good classic boats for sea sailing ?

    And also Hello from Poland!
     
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    Well, thanx for help, I'm just looking aroud what they Got interesting. I will give some thinking, and write here if help needed :)
     
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    I doubt there are plans for such Yachts like Dorade on the market. Who should build them? These boats are so far beyond a Amateurs capability, no NA will just draw plans.!!??
     
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    Well I don't know if there are some plans but I hope so, or I will find someone who will made the plans for me of this kind of boat. The price of boat that look's near the same, I foud about 195,000 pound's and it's about 300,000 or 400,000$ so the price is ok for that kind of boat for me.

    I just started, to maiking preparation's for building bout. We'we got about 80ft long and 45ft wide place for building, and about 120,000$ for hull. Rest will come in some time. Now I need the blueprint's of boat that I wrote here.
     
  9. PAR
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    The plans you desire, for the exact boats you want, are available from the designers. They recently did a refreshed version of Dorade and I'm sure they'd welcome more interest from you. Contact S&S directly.
     
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    I wrote to them and waiting for the answer nad looking for another designs too. :)
     
  11. Gilbert
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    For years I heard stories about what a great racing boat Dorade was. All these reports were very flattering.
    Then a few years ago I was reading an interview of Olin Stephens where he was asked why they didn't use the Dorade as basis for subsequent boats. He answered that Dorade was a heavy roller and they didn't want to repeat that feature in other boats. If you hang around long enough, sometimes you get the straight story.
    If they have freshened up Dorade let's hope they left that feature out????
     
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    That's good advice. It's sometimes heresy to say it, but not all 'classic' designs were that classic. Even 'working boat designs' that evolved over aeons, often did so in response to very particular needs that don't always translate well to a yacht. If you're not recovering heavy pots and dredges, why would you have the low freeboard of an oyster smack?

    Also, some of the racing yacht designs were as 'revolutionary' in their day as some of the maligned race boats are today. My grandfather sailed these things professionally in the first half of the 20th century and was glad to see the back of many of them when paid off.

    If it's the style and feel of them you like, then look for a designer who has captured this into a design which encompasses everything we know today. In the size you're looking for, I think I would give Ed Burnett a call. http://www.burnettyachtdesign.co.uk/index.html
     
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    I looked at Ed Burnett design's and it's not the line I wanted to build.
     
  14. classicboat
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    Well I still can't find any thing interesting. Maby some 12-14m sloop plans You could send me to some designer that has made ??
     

  15. PAR
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    This about the lamest excuse I've ever heard, Classicboat. Frankly, if you can't find something off the boards of S&S or one of the many design firms in the world, then you just are plain not looking. I can think of a few dozen design houses with wonderful, universal rule, CCA, meter boats, etc. all with the "classic" lines admired by everyone. If you're not finding them, you're not looking.

    So what is the real reason you're not having success? The cost of plans?[​IMG]
    Introducing Anna, fresh off the boards at S&S and Stormy Weather's reincarnation.

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    Yacht like this have plans, that are still available, so what is your excuse Classicboat?
     
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