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Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by kach22i, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

  2. Rurudyne
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    Rurudyne Senior Member

    That's one way to not have to pass an annual emissions test.

    Now, what would be really impressive is a Bolger Wyoming running with some skysails. Probably take more than 3 wheels though. :)
     
  3. Eric Sponberg
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    Eric Sponberg Senior Member

    I now own Corroboree

    Over the last few months, my wife and I have negotiated the purchase of the very first boat I was ever commissioned to design--Corroboree. I received the commission in 1984 and she was built for American owners in New Zealand in 1986-87 out of Western Red Cedar, Kauri, and epoxy. She came to the US on a container ship in 1988 and has sailed the Great Lakes ever since. My wife and I had been looking for a boat to buy, and this has always been one of my favorites, for obvious reasons. The son of my original owner has owned it for a number of years, and he was in a position to sell it, as we were to buy it. Long story short, after sea trials, marine survey, etc., etc., she arrived this afternoon on a truck from Michigan, and is now sitting in her new home St. Augustine. We'll be on the hard for a few months making repairs and upgrades, and we'll be sailing this summer after a long, long time off the water.

    A new life begins.

    Eric
     

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  4. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Helmsman

    That is a beautiful design.
     
  5. upchurchmr
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    upchurchmr Senior Member

    Very nice, I bet it is fun having it.
    When are you going to put a mast aft rig on it? :p
     
  6. outdoorplay
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    outdoorplay Junior Member

    ha guys Im new here, been reading a lot "thank you for all the great info"

    but when I came across this I thought to my self, ha this is me with building a boat for the first time.

    I am a good builder and designer in other fields, my own home, trailers, sprinter vans, off road race buggy,,,,,,, BUT I have not built a boat before.

    I have been education my self on different Hall designs and think I have come up with a Power catamaran idea, that will best fit my needs. (i'll post a picture, but what I going to build will be a lot different

    but any way saw this and thought it was fitting for not just myself.

    hope it makes you LOL
     

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  7. outdoorplay
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    outdoorplay Junior Member

    though I should post some of the other things I have built
    the house I built from the ground up, (I only hired out stucco and concrete)

    wine rack
    play house for a friend
    the boat was a 3 year project as time and money became available, had to stirp her down to the bar hall and re-build her, did all the work my self.

    so know looking at building something to play with
     

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  8. Leo Lazauskas
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    Leo Lazauskas Senior Member

    Give him a chance.
    He forgot it had a boomerang, but it just came back to him.
     
  9. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Helmsman

    Welcome to the forum, outdoorplay. I did not know the Democrats had their own navy! :D
     
  10. Eric Sponberg
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    Eric Sponberg Senior Member

    Thanks!

    Never--it stays with the rig it has. Had I the money and time, I would opt for a slightly longer cat ketch, but this is a very favorable compromise and opportunity.

    Eric
     
  11. SamSam
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    SamSam Senior Member

    Very nice!
    It took awhile, but I finally figured out it wasn't ventilation screens but stainless kick plates on the step risers.
    How was the rounded molding for the doorways etc made?
     
  12. Eric Sponberg
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    Eric Sponberg Senior Member

    Thank, Sam. The kick plates are brass, actually. The rounded moldings look to be milled out of solid Kauri. All the interior trim is Kauri, as are the two outer veneers of the hull, each about 4 mm thick.

    I learned from my previous owner, who learned recently from his Kiwi friends, that there has not been a Kauri boat built in New Zealand since about 1992.

    Corroboree is a rare bird, indeed.

    Eric
     
  13. viking north
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    viking north VINLAND

    And of course those rounded openings are not just pretty faces - that treatment imparts great strength ,no doubt chewing up many pattern sheets and router bits. Eric just beautiful workmanship and design ---
     
  14. Eric Sponberg
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    Eric Sponberg Senior Member

    Thanks, I think this boat will do us well. Our dream plans are to do trial sails to the Bahamas and the Caribbean over the next few years, then go around the world, taking Corroboree back to her birthplace in New Zealand.

    Eric
     

  15. Rurudyne
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    Rurudyne Senior Member

    Nice boat.

    Ah ... and here's a truly random ethics question: now that you (as the designer as well) own the boat could you sell plans?
     
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