Help-lost the designer...

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Avion, May 29, 2009.

  1. Avion
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    Ages ago i found this boat on the net and saved the picture but now can't remember who was it designed by. I think it's called 'Simplicity' and it was built with plywood. Thanks.

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  2. messabout
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    I do not recognize the exact design but the hull looks like somethin the Atkins might have done. The sail plan does not look at all like Atkin stuff, nor does the ply construction. So probably not one of theirs. OK so that is probably what it is not. Very little help there eh? If PAR gloms onto this thread, it is likely that he will know better than most of us. We also have several other authorities that know many old designs. Sit tight, someone will come through for you.
     
  3. messabout
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    I do not recognize the exact design but the hull looks like somethin the Atkins might have done. The sail plan does not look at all like Atkin stuff, nor does the ply construction. So probably not one of theirs. OK so that is probably what it is not. Very little help there eh? If PAR gloms onto this thread, it is likely that he will know better than most of us. We also have several other authorities that know many old designs. Sit tight, someone will come through for you.
     
  4. messabout
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    I do not recognize the exact design but the hull looks like somethin the Atkins might have done. The sail plan does not look at all like Atkin stuff, nor does the ply construction. So probably not one of theirs. OK so that is probably what it is not. Very little help there eh? If PAR gloms onto this thread, it is likely that he will know better than most of us. We also have several other authorities that know many old designs. Sit tight, someone will come through for you.
     
  5. Avion
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    Still hoping somebody will recognize this design...
     
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    I think it's around 40 feet long, and I don't think it's an Atkins. Atkins drawings tend to be different in a couple of ways, and the fully battened super-roachy sails are uncharacteristic.
     
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  10. Avion
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    Thank you gents for your suggestions but it's neither of those designs. From memory it's a modern day designer and he does have a quite a number of his designs listed on the web site which makes it even more puzzling to me that i can not find it again.
     

  11. Tad
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    Designer's name is Mark Smaalders......see the drawing here http://smaalders.net/yacht_design/drawingboard.htm

    It's actually called the Simplicity 43'. The boat is very fine aft, which is partially dictated by the construction material. But a very fine stern coupled with shallow draft means she will be tender under a moderately large rig. Carbon spars would help, along with a heavily ballasted centerboard. Simplicity can sometimes get complex......
     
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