Looking for plans for Meade Gougeons "Elderly Care"

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by upchurchmr, Aug 4, 2018.

  1. upchurchmr
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    upchurchmr Senior Member

    I'd like to build a boat similar to Meade Gougeon's Elderly Care.
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    https://photos.google.com/share/AF1...?key=VUpoaVJCaVl4dFdhNGVlLUd6RjNUOWhyMnpFa3dn

    I have plans for the earlier Bufflhead based boat.
    But I want a square sterned boat.

    Anyone have information.

    There is apparently one of Meade's Everglades boats being build in glass as a group kids training group. They wouldn't answer a request for information.

    I'd rather not do this by estimation off the few pictures available.

    Help, please.

    x-posted from forum/Woodenboat.com

    Thanks,

    Marc
     
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  2. Doug Lord
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    I thought I remembered "Elderly Care" as a trimaran with pivoting ama's like a big racing tri* he and his brother built. So I found a couple of pictures-- "Voyageur" seems like the same boat-must be a story there....
    * Adrenaline-see below

    Meade Gougeons small trimaran.jpg

    Meade Gougeon small trimaran 2.jpg

    Adrenaline with pivoting amas "spring loaded":

    Gougeon bros tri Adrenaline with pivoting amas.jpg
     
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    Yes, Voyager is the same boat with a few changes, sailed by another after Gougeon's death.

    Too bad Adrenalin was just put away and not used for a long time. Recently restored in Australia, I believe.
     
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    Thanks! Yeah, I think Adrenaline's back in the water but I don't know where....

    PS-what is the object in the water behind Voyageur?
     
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