Motor Sailers by Philip Rhodes & John Alden

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by brian eiland, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. eyschulman
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    Brian the boat I owned before the Dragonfly was a Gozzard P-40. We lived on the boat 6 months a year and traveled up and down the mid Atlantic coast. If you have questions about the P-40 contact me. 206 920 6172.
     
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    Second "Discoverer vessel' Surfaces




    The sistership to the vessel in Southern Md. Recently shipped from Calif to Ohio
    gypsy_departing_california, cropped.jpg

    gypsy_arrived_ohio, cropped.jpg

    Looks like someone put a canopy over that aft deck, and a opening in the stern out onto a 'swim platform'.

    Rhodes Discoverer 44 Ad, ps.jpg
     
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    Alden 57, "Riversong"

    Wow. look what I just found over in the Alden archives,...a 57' footer called Riversong built over in Australia.
     

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    B.E.
    Looks similar to the 58 Alden Hawksbill on yachtworld.com
    Listed as a 1970 70' (LOA) Lyman Morse named ARABELLA.
     
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    Don't understand your posting??
    Is there a 58' Alden on Yachtworld?
    Surely someone would not confuse a listing for a 70 footer with a 58 footer?
    Can you site the exact webpages?
     
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    Yes
    Go to yachtworld.com and enter a search for Lyman Morse
    70 feet
    Cheers
    Best
     
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    Sterling Hayden link update

    I just took a look at the introductory posting of this subject thread and discovered the link to Sterling Hayden was no longer valid. So Thought an update was appropriate
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sterling_Hayden
     
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  9. El_Guero

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    "Arrgh. Where are me trimaran motor sailers with room for some spinach."

    :)

    Beautiful ships.
     
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    Big congratulations Kirk. Good pics on your blog. I'll put some comments on it when I get my new password,...forgot it.

    You are working out in some cold weather there, aren't you? I'm overseas in a bit warmer climate at the moment.
     
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    After 99 years in business, the Alden design firm closed in 2008 and the plans were donated to the Hart Nautical Collection of MIT Museum. Most of the collection was cataloged and scanned by the Alden holding company under the direction of Niels Helleberg, a designer at Alden since 1971. Helleberg continued providing design and print services until closing his office in January 2014.

    Alden Designs - Hart Nautical Collection, MIT Museum - Designers of Fine Yachts


    8 Bells
    Niels Helleberg passed away peacefully at the age of 74 on February 21, 2014. You can read his obituary in the Boston Globe

    Niels was an amazing resource for all things relating to Alden Designs where he started in 1971. His designs ranged from 15' to 169'
     
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    River Song. more photos

    Found some more photos of this vessel lingering on my computer
     

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    Alden, River Song

    ...a few more
     

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